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BG announces test dates for Pre-AP prep program

April 8, 2015 Bishop Guilfoyle Cath­olic High School will administer a placement test for its Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) Preparatory Program for students currently in sixth and seventh grade on April 15, 20... more »»

Group donates bedding to children

April 8, 2015 On March 20, Blair Hope for Families delivered new bedding sets, including comforters, sheets and pillows, to Blair County Children, Youth & Families for all 220 children that the office serves. more »»

4-H members part of leadership conference

April 8, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — 4-H members from Penn State Extension District 11, which includes Bedford, Cambria and Somerset counties, participated in the State 4-H Leadership Confer­ence from Jan. 30 to Feb. more »»

Sexual assault awareness training set for April 23

April 8, 2015 The Victim Services Program of Family Services Inc. will hold its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Lunch & Learn training, “Be an Activist For Change: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault,” from 11 a. more »»

Across the area

April 7, 2015 Registration open for Miller 5K event HUNTINGDON — Preregistration is open for the seventh annual Dr. more »»

Eichelberger recognizes DeMolay

April 7, 2015 The al-Aksa Chapter Order of DeMolay in Altoona received a proclamation from Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. recognizing March as DeMolay mont. more »»

Claysburg library announces updates

April 7, 2015 CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg Area Public Library has acknowledged a contribution of $2,000 from the Lions Sight Conservation Foundation of Blair County. more »»

Volunteers needed to plant trees at Flight 93 site

April 7, 2015 On April 17-18, the National Park Service, the National Park Founda­tion and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are continuing a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in 150,000... more »»


April 7, 2015 Elizabeth Edwards Elizabeth Edwards of Lakemont will celebrate her 101st birthday on April 18. She was born April 18, 1914, the daughter of Jacob and Essie Mae (Claycomb) Burket. more »»

Across the area

April 6, 2015 Healthy Living Expo set for April 25 TYRONE — The Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania will hold its second annual Women’s Healthy Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.. more »»

Claysburg fire company gets AED with proceeds from trivia night

April 6, 2015 CLAYSBURG —?The Claysburg Fire Company and the Claysburg Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions (PAST) teamed up for a second annual trivia night in February. more »»

Relay For Life sets breakfast for survivors, caregivers

April 6, 2015 The Blair Central Relay For Life Committee of the American Cancer Society will sponsor a Survivor/ Caregiver Pancake Breakfast & Mini-Health Fair from 8:30 a.m. more »»

Gardening symposium set for April 25

April 6, 2015 EBENSBURG —?The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Cambria County will host their Spring Gardening Symposium from 8 a.m. more »»


April 5, 2015 The Altoona Area High School class of 1973 is planning a “60th Birthday Party” reunion weekend on Aug. 1 and 2. Classmates will meet on Aug. 1 at the Altoona Heritage Discovery Center, 1421 12th Av. more »»

Service notes

April 5, 2015 PETER A. GATI Air Force Airman Peter A. Gati graduated from military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. more »»

Club notes

April 5, 2015 Kiwanis Club to hold pancake breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Altoona will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Mirror Images

April 5, 2015 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 »»


April 5, 2015 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 »»

Four generations

April 5, 2015 The Altoona Mirror now 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 »»

Across the area

April 4, 2015 Home food preservation topic of class Individuals who are thinking of preserving food from their garden for the first time or who have been persevering food for years are invited to attend “Home... more »»

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