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Across the area

July 29, 2015 Veterans Appreciation Day slated ENTRIKEN —?The Vietnam Veterans of America Blair County Chapter 967 and Harrisburg Chapter 542 will sponsor a Veterans Appreciation?Day Sept. 19 at Raystown Lak. more »»

 
 
 
Home Nursing’s Healing Patch recognizes sewing volunteers

July 29, 2015 The Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for Grieving Children and Their Families depends on volunteers to support children who are grieving the loss of loved one. more »»

UPMC offers support groups, clinics

July 29, 2015 UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in August. Support groups meeting at the hospital, 620 Howard Ave. more »»

Park programs

July 29, 2015 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Daily summer activities, through Sept. 27, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. more »»

Roaring Spring library sets upcoming activities

July 29, 2015 ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Com­munity Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its upcoming activities. The library and Book Cellar are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a. more »»

Across the area

July 28, 2015 Salon marks 20 years by ‘giving back’ EAST FREEDOM —?Tame Your Mane Salon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month at 144 Back?St., East Freedom. more »»

CORE honors donors at ceremony

July 28, 2015 PITTSBURGH — On May 31, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) honored the families of all organ, tissue and cornea donors who have saved or improved the lives of transplant recipients... more »»

Dance competition

July 28, 2015 Courtesy photo The Altoona Dance Theatre Company traveled to Groove Dance Competition in Pittsburgh on May . more »»

Hollidaysburg library announces August programs

July 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Pub­lic Library, 1 Furnace Drive, has announced its August events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Across the area

July 27, 2015 Stuff the Bus still taking registrations Stuff the Bus at the Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County is still accepting registrations for school supplie. more »»

Mirror Images

July 26, 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 »»

Club notes

July 26, 2015 Club tours three members’ gardens On June 22, members of the Blair Garden Club toured the gardens of three club members. First was Lisa Merschiltz’ garden. more »»

Service notes

July 26, 2015 BRIAN P. EDMISTON 1st Sgt. Brian P. Edmis­ton retired from the U.S. Army with 23 years of service. His last duty station was at Fort Bragg, N.C. more »»

PSU Alumni Association elects board

July 26, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The newly chartered Laurel Highlands Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Asso­ciation held its first elections for its board of directors. more »»

5 generations

July 26, 2015 The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. more »»

Yesteryear

July 26, 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 »»

Electric cooperative awards scholarships

July 25, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to 25 high school seniors, as well as students already enrolled in post-secondary institution. more »»

Altoona Rotary awards scholarships

July 25, 2015 The Altoona Rotary Club recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 29 graduating seniors from Altoona Area High School, Bishop Guilfoyle High School and the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Cente. more »»

Across the area

July 25, 2015 Spring Cove to register new students ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School District will hold new student registration from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 4 and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. more »»

Across the area

July 23, 2015 Free Outdoor Movie night is Friday CLAYSBURG —?The Ski Gap Community Center will hold its second free Outdoor Movie Night on?Friday. The movie “Summer Snow” will begin at dus. more »»

Healthy Living Club offers programs, classes

July 23, 2015 UPMC Altoona’s Healthy Living Club has scheduled the following educational programs and screenings for August. more »»

 
 

DOLLAR DAYS- Lakemont Park July 29, 2015

For only $5.00 admission, park guests can ride & slide all day every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Sponsored by Wendy’s. more »

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On the scholastic and recruiting beat

Lasch Bash yields two LB commits

July 25, 2015 In the days leading up to Penn State's "Lasch Bash" barbecue for Nittany Lion football recruits, there was speculation that the event could inspire as many as a half-dozen prospects to verbally... more »

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