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Scholarship awards

June 26, 2014 On April 14, Colby Fink of Altoona was awarded the Legislative Scholarship to attend Valley Forge Military College by State Rep. John D McGinnis. In attendance were (from left): Capt. M. more »»

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June 26, 2014 Bus trip offered to Festival of the Arts The Bottleworks is kicking off the excitement of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts with a festival bus trip, traveling from Johnstown to the... more »»

Car and motorcycle events

June 26, 2014 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Sierra North Plaza, behind Friendly’s. For more information, call Dale Crum at 946-4745 or visit more »»

UPMC Altoona offers support groups, clinics

June 25, 2014 UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in July. Support groups meeting at the hospital, 620 Howard Ave. more »»

Park programs

June 25, 2014 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Living History Day, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Senior birthday

June 24, 2014 Jerald Lester Sacks Jerry Sacks of Al­toona celebrated his 90th birthday on May 31 at DelGrosso’s Amuse­ment Park, Tipton, with more than 100 friends and family. A U.S. more »»

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June 24, 2014 VFW to sponsor community ‘bailout’ MARTINSBURG — The D. more »»

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June 23, 2014 HUB?honors volunteer, selling berries The Mission Central HUB of the United Methodist Church held its annual celebration on May 4. more »»

Totes of Hope

June 23, 2014 The American Red Cross of Central PA recently donated 75 “Totes of Hope” backpacks and clothing to the Van Zandt VA Medical Center’s Homeless Veterans Progra. more »»

Relay ‘Painting the Towns Purple’

June 23, 2014 BELLWOOD — The Relay For Life of Northern Blair is scheduled for July 11 and 12 at the Bellwood-Antis High School athletic field. more »»

J.C. Blair auxiliary plans ‘Monte Carlo Ball’

June 22, 2014 The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will hold a “Monte Carlo Ball” on Sept. 13 at Lake Raystown Resort and Lodge, Entrike. more »»

Club Notes

June 22, 2014 Gardeners hear about water supply Members of Blair Garden Club learned about some of the many things affecting the water supply at their monthly meeting at the 28th Street Church of the Brethren,... more »»

Five generations

June 22, 2014 The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. Photos will be published at no charge on the Community News page. more »»

Local Scout completes Eagle project

June 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Jaycee Memorial Park, corner of Juniata and Allegheny streets, is a tribute to men and women in the militar. more »»

Locks of Love

June 22, 2014 Email information for Locks of Love to For more information, call Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 946-7459. more »»

Service Notes

June 22, 2014 ASHLYNN M. SOELLNER Navy Ensign Ashlynn M. Soellner recently graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to her current rank. more »»

Mirror Images

June 22, 2014 Amateur photographers may submit photos for consideration to: Mirror Images, c/o Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603. Photos also can be emailed to community@altoonamirror. more »»


June 22, 2014 Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be include. more »»

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June 21, 2014 Tyrone Fitness Center offers program TYRONE — The Tyrone Fitness and Wellness Cen­ter will provide a free educational program, “The Great Outdoors — Maximize Your Health and Fun. more »»

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June 19, 2014 Family planning session is Saturday STATE COLLEGE — A free introduction to the ovulation method of natural family planning will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. more »»

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