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Blair Dairy Princess to be crownedJenna Kephart of Williamsburg will be crowned the 2016-17 Blair County Dairy Princess at the annual pageant at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the West Loop Missionary Church in Hollidaysburg.Jenna is the daughter of Loranne and Dwayne Keithley and Andrew Kephart. She is a ...

Head Start sets health, safety carnival

The Blair County Head Start program is gearing up to host its largest Health & Safety Carnival to date for all Head Start children and their families.The fifth annual Health & Safety Carnival will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona.The event ...

‘Glitz and Glam’

Courtesy photoThe Pauline Baker Rodgers School of Dance will present its annual recital "Glitz and Glam" at 7 p.m. May 21 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the door. The doors will open at 6 p.m. The 2016 PBR seniors will be featured in ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting - 7 p.m. today, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org.BCAAC cruise-ins - 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart ...

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Letter carriers' food drive is SaturdayThe National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal System will conduct their annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive for needy families on Saturday.As has been done since 1991, they are asking the public to place nonperishable goods on their ...

Volunteers to create landscape at Flight 93 National Memorial

SHANKSVILLE - On Friday and Saturday, 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 new trees at Flight 93 National Memorial, the nation's permanent memorial ...

Ranger Skills

Courtesy photosRanger Skills Weekend will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Fort Roberdeau. Above, a group conducts musket drills. At left is a a flint and steel fire starting demonstration. Area residents can visit Fort Roberdeau for a hands-on opportunity to ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton,674-1000Migration Madness, 2 p.m. Saturday, pavilion at Pickerel Pond. Learn where birds go, what dangers they face along the way and why they must take part in this madness every year.Park programs will be published in the Mirror on ...

Avoid sending cellphone photographs

Readers submitting pictures for the Community page are asked to avoid using cellphones to take them. Photos taken with cell or flip phones generally do not reproduce well.Photos taken with digital cameras, iPads and smart phones or iPhones create a better quality in order for people to be seen ...

Women’s club sponsors art contest

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Art students from the Hollidaysburg Area High School recently joined the Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club at its April general club meeting to receive recognition and monetary awards for their art contest submissions.Art was judged in two mediums: "Colored Pencil" and "Pen and ...

Wendy’s launches military assistance campaign

Wendy's restaurants throughout the west/central region of Pennsylvania are supporting local military families facing hardship through its participation in the Michael J. Beaver Wendy's-Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Military Assistance Grant Program.Through June 30 (or while supplies ...

Birthday

Elizabeth GarnerElizabeth K. Garner of Homewood Retirement Center, Martinsburg, formerly of Marklesburg, will celebrate her 106th birthday on May 24.She was born May 24, 1910, in Marklesburg, the daughter of Milton and Florence Myers. She married Clarence E. Garner, who is deceased.Mrs. Garner ...

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Foundation discusses scholarshipsCOALPORT -?At the April 25 meeting of the Glendale Education Foundation, the board selected the winner of the foundation's $500 Glendale Educational-Community Scholarship, voted to approve the scholarship committee's choice for the new Matthew Bordack Memorial ...

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Library names artist of the monthDavid McCoy of Hollidaysburg has been recognized as the Altoona Area Public Library's artist of the month for May.McCoy attended electronic institutes for drafting and design technology, served in the military and attended the Antonelli School of Photography for ...

Claysburg fire company receives bulldogs

Because We Care donation supports children who are victims of a fireCLAYSBURG - The Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company Station No. 70 received a donation of Because We Care Bulldogs from Because We Care of Blair County on?April 11.The group donates bears and other stuffed animals to police and ...

Festa Nic event May 22 to showcase local food

PLEASANT GAP - Village Eatinghouse Artisan Foods of Pleasant Gap will host Festa Nic, a culinary showcase, from 1 to 4 p.m. May 22 on the carnival grounds of the Pleasant Gap Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 475 Robinson Lane.Proceeds will benefit the Friends & Farmers Cooperative.The ...

Knights to raise funds for ultrasound initiative

Local Knights of Columbus Councils in Blair County, coordinated by GeorgeHusick, kicked off a campaign on Mother's Day, May 8.This program is part of a national ultrasound initiative to provide funds to pregnancy support centers with new medical technology.The local pregnancy support ...

Club notes

Friends of Library plan spring teaThe Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will sponsor its spring tea at noon May 19 in the library theater.Jared Frederick will present "Images of Modern America: Altoona." Frederick is a history instructor at Penn State Altoona.He captures the history of ...

United Way to hold annual Trash to Treasure yard sale

Area residents who want to clean out unwanted clutter from the house and garage can donate those gently used items to United Way of Blair County for its upcoming Trash to Treasure yard sale.The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the East Juniata Community Center, 1608 N. Fifth ...

Weis Markets launches Paws for Pets program

SUNBURY - Weis Markets recently launched its eighth annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects monetary donations, pet food and supplies for local animal shelters and rescue organizations throughout the month of May."May is National Pet Month, and Paws for Pets is one ...