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Locks of Love

Courtesy photoEd Wilson, 66, of Tipton hasn't had a haircut in more than 40 years. His granddaughter, Savannah, had one request for her grandfather, to donate his hair in honor of her friend, Madison Shura. "God Bless ya, Maddie," Wilson said when Sara Young of Bellwood finished cutting his ...

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'Dogs Helping Dogs' walk is SundayThe Lakemont Lions Club's sixth annual "Dogs Helping Dogs" Dog Walk will be held on Sunday at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg. Registration, food and activities start at 1 p.m., with the walk slated to begin at 3 p.m..The event will include music by Phil ...

Trail ride, walk to aid Dreams Go On

HOLLIDAYSBURG -?The 10th annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk will be held Sept. 25 at Canoe Creek State Park.The event will benefit Dreams Go On, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback riding organization founded by Sue Lehman.Dreams Go On, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides ...

Car, motorcycle club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins, 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. For more information, call 674-8143 or visit www.bcaac.org.Bike Night, 6 p.m. every Thursday, Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724. All proceeds benefit District 22 VFW homeless ...

Health, wellness center participates in state program

The UPMC Altoona Women's Health and Wellness Center offers breast and cervical cancer education and related screenings to women ages 40 to 64 through the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Healthy Woman Program.Between July 1, 2015, and April 30, 2016, the UPMC Altoona program provided 65 ...

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TOPS to hold open house Sept. 22HOLLIDAYSBURG -?Hollidaysburg Chapter 0379 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will hold an open house on Sept. 22 in the basement of Zion Lutheran Church, Allegheny St.Weigh-in will be from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the meeting 6:15 to 7 p.m.Members pay a yearly ...

Park programs

Allegheny PortageRailroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin,886-6150Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 25, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. Viewing activities are included with park admission.Johnstown ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Altoona, PA 16603, as soon as possible.Please print the king's and queen's ...

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Area beekeepers to meet SundayHOLLIDAYSBURG -?The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Canoe Creek State Park Pavilion No. 1, 1400 Turkey Valley Road. The topic will be fall preparation.There is no charge to attend, and participants don't have to be ...

Used book sale

Courtesy photoMembers of the Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library display donated books for the library's fall used book sale to be held Thursday through Saturday at the library at 1 Furnace Road, Hollidaysburg. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday and ...

Stuff the Bus helps 1,150 Blair students

The Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County supported children and families through its seventh annual Stuff the Bus School Supplies Campaign.The Stuff the Bus program focuses on the Family Resource Center and the United Way's work in the area of education and school readiness.The ...

Club notes

Friends of Library plan fall activitiesThe Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library has announced its upcoming activities.Membership meeting and program - Noon Sept. 15, library theater. Michael G. Farrow will review his latest book, "Altoona's Historic Mishler Theatre." Admission is free, ...

Bedford to host inaugural Pink 5K run on Oct. 15

BEDFORD - The inaugural Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Bedford Pink 5K run will be held Oct. 15.The event begins at the Bedford Middle School and ends on the lawn of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.Registration and race packet pickup will begin at 9 a.m., the program will start at 10 ...

WISE Women accepting scholarship applications

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance.One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $12,000.The deadline for applications is no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 30.Scholarships will be available to Blair County resident females 21 years of age or older ...

NAMI to hold course

NAMI PA Blair County, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer a free Family to Family education course.Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Sept. 19, and will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays for six weeks.It will be held at the Van Zandt VA ...

Woman replicates windows for courthouse

HOLLIDAYSBURG - At a recent business meeting of the Blair County commissioners, Duncansville resident Carol Hammel presented one of her four stained-glass window replications for viewing and discussion.Each of her four window replications was installed within the next week as replacements for ...

Artist of the month

Courtesy photoThe Altoona Area Public Library's Artist of the Month for September is Sally Deweese. Deweese, of Altoona, has been painting for many years. She has taught different mediums -?oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and charcoal. She also enjoys instructing art classes at churches and at ...

Yesteryear

Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old or older and should be sent to Yesteryear, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603, or ...

Nonprofits invited to be part of Mirror’s Blair County Proud

Local nonprofit organizations and service clubs have until Wednesday to submit information on their activities for inclusion in the 2016 Blair County Proud edition.A link to a survey form for collecting the information can be found under the Quick Links on www.altoonamirror.com.A link to the ...

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Tractor Supply to celebrate petsDUNCANSVILLE -?If you're a proud pet owner or would like to be, mark your calendars for Sept. 17, when the Tractor Supply Co. store in Duncansville will be celebrating furry friends for Pet Appreciation Week's Main Event.The main event on Sept. 17 will include ...