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September 30, 2014 Training set for veteran peer mentors JOHNSTOWN The next training session for Veteran Peer Mentors for Veterans Court will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Hiram G. Andrews Center, 727 Goucher St. more »»

Blair Dance Company wins awards

September 30, 2014 LITITZ — The Blair Dance company from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, attended the Groove National Talent Compe­tition from March 21 to 23. more »»

UPMC Altoona offers support groups, clinics

September 30, 2014 UPMC Altoona will offer the following support groups and patient clinics in October. They are listed alphabetically according to where they are held. more »»


September 30, 2014 Sept. 15, 2014 Suzanne Leid Stauffer, a daughter born to Ellen (Leid) and Allen Stauffer, Roaring Spring, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital, Bedford at 9:22 a.m. Sept. more »»

Altoona library offers programs in October

September 29, 2014 The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., Altoona, has announced the following upcoming programs. The library will beclosed on Oct. 13 for an in-service day. more »»

Making Strides set for Oct. 12

September 29, 2014 The American Cancer Society announced the upcoming 15th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to be held on Oct. 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m. more »»

Across the area

September 29, 2014 Church to host Russian group Oct. 7 HOLLIDAYSBURG —?First Presbyterian Church, 601 Walnut St., will host a concert program by Lyra from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7. more »»


September 28, 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 »»

Association for the Blind sets programs for October

September 28, 2014 The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.m. more »»

Club notes

September 28, 2014 Local man to be part of national ceremony Frederick G. more »»

Service notes

September 28, 2014 MATTHEW WYLAND Pvt. Matthew Wyland of Loretto graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on Sept 5. Wyland will continue his training at Camp Lejeune, N.. more »»

Mirror Images

September 28, 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 »»

Volunteer receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award

September 28, 2014 Judith Jodon Kimberlin was presented with the Presidential Volun­teer Service Award for 2013 for her efforts at United Way of Blair County. more »»

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

September 27, 2014 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. more »»

Across the area

September 27, 2014 Rocctoberfest set for Oct. 3 at Jaffa Operation Small?Steps will present the fifth annual Rocctoberfest from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. more »»

Fuel Up to Play 60 receives $3,400 donation

September 27, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District’s Fuel Up to Play 60 Team received a check for $3,400 from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Asso­ciation for the expansion of their breakfast program. more »»

Portage art contest

September 27, 2014 PORTAGE -- Steve Shedlock, chairman of the 2014 Rotary Club of Portage Art Contest awarded the prizes to the Portage elementary students. more »»

Star Performance Dance Company wins awards

September 25, 2014 LANCASTER — Star Per­form­ance Dance Company attended the All American Talent regional competition from March 21 to 23 at the Lancaster Marriott Convention Center. more »»

Roaring Spring library sets programs for October

September 25, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Com­munity Library has an­nounced its activities for October. Library and Book?Cellar hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Across the area

September 25, 2014 Bellwood library has new art display BELLWOOD —?The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has a new art display: “Wildflowers” by Lois L. Braun (1917-2009). more »»

Car and motorcycle events

September 25, 2014 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot, Plank Road, Altoona. For more information, visit Bike Nights — 7 p.. more »»


Classical Coffeehouse - Takács Quartet September 30, 2014


The first Classical Coffeehouse of the 2014–2015 season features a performance by and discussion with the members of Takács Quartet, string musicians who are faculty fellows at the University of Colorado. more »

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Leftover thoughts from Penn State/Northwestern weekend ...

September 29, 2014 Penn State fans didn't have anything to cheer about from Saturday's loss to Northwestern, but the Nittany Lions might have given them reason to celebrate in the future, even the not-to-distant future. more »

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