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February 1, 2015 VFW sponsors two essay contests ROARING SPRING —?Alyssa Reed, an eighth-grade student at Spring Cove Middle School, has been named the 2014-15 first-place winner in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest... more »»

 
 
 
Service notes

February 1, 2015 KENDRA L. McCARTNEY Army Pvt. Kendra L. McCart­ney has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. more »»

Mirror Images

February 1, 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 »»

‘Puppy Love’ dance to aid humane society

February 1, 2015 The Central Pennsyl­vania Humane Society announces a date night for those who love the “Big Band” sound and enjoy dinner and dancing. more »»

Yesteryear

February 1, 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 »»

GACTC students sweep DECA districts

January 31, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Students in the logistics and materials management, marketing/entrepreneurship, multimedia and Web design, administrative office specialist and culinary arts programs at the Greater... more »»

Across the area

January 31, 2015 Library plans basket fundraiser The Altoona Area Public Library will hold a Shamrock Basket Fundraiser at 2 p.m. more »»

Across the area

January 29, 2015 Auto club plans valentine dance The Blair County Antique Auto Club will sponsor a Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. more »»

Jaffa shares Christmas with community

January 29, 2015 The Jaffa Shrine Center hosted its annual Kiddies Christmas Party on Dec. 14. The Shriners served area families a spaghetti lunch then invited more than 500 children in attendance to visit with Santa. more »»

Scouting for Food

January 29, 2015 Courtesy photo Boy Scout Troop 49, sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona, recently participated in Scouting for Food food drive. more »»

Across the area

January 28, 2015 Y plans Family Valentine’s Day Dance HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA?will hold its fourth annual Family?Valentine’s Day Dance for all ages from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7. more »»

Recognition dinner

January 28, 2015 Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships held its annual recognition dinner on Nov. 20 at The Calvin House, Duncansville. more »»

Altoona Area Public Library sets Feb. programs

January 28, 2015 The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600?Fifth Ave., has announced its February programs and activities. The library will be closed for Presidents Day on Feb. 16. more »»

DEP awards recycling implementation grants to IRC, Antis Township

January 27, 2015 Recycling program grants from the Pennsyl­vania Department of Environmental Protection were recently awarded to the Intermunicipal Relations Committee and Antis Township. more »»

Hollidaysburg library announces February activities

January 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its February events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednes­day and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Birthday

January 27, 2015 Louise DeBernardis Louise DeBernardis of Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona, celebrated her 102nd birthday on Jan. 14. She was born Ja. more »»

Across the area

January 26, 2015 ‘Think Pink’ game set for Feb. more »»

Blair Dance plans ‘Winter Showcase’

January 26, 2015 The Blair Dance Company will present “A Winter Showcase” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. more »»

Roaring Spring library sets activities

January 26, 2015 ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for February. The library and Book Cellar are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. more »»

Avoid sending cellphone photos

January 26, 2015 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. more »»

Club notes

January 25, 2015 Altoona Women’s Club plans luncheon HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Women’s Club will hold a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at The Blairmont Club, Larch Street. The theme is “An Act of Love. more »»

 
 

"Pennsylvania Barn Stories" February 1, 2015

Captivated by the many barns he saw as he drove around Pennsylvania, R Thomas Berner embarked on a three-year, self-financed quest to find stories about barns and then photograph the barns. He finally settled on 36 barns in 23 counties. more »

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Cabin Fever Cures for This Weekend!

January 30, 2015 For readers who are tired of staring at four walls through the ongoing deluge of cold, ice and snow, the area music scene offers multiple reasons to escape those four walls and have fun with live... more »

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