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AFSCME gives back

January 5, 2016 Courtesy photo The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFL-CIO Local 2952 recently presented $500 to Ebner Elementary School PTO as part of the AFSCME Gives Back Program. more »»

SnowFest, Polar Plunge scheduled for Jan. 16

January 2, 2016 HUNTINGDON —?The third annual SnowFest and Juniata Valley YMCA Polar Plunge will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at Greenwood Furnace State Park. more »»

Association for Blind sets programs

January 2, 2016 The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.m. more »»

New officers

January 2, 2016 Courtesy photo The Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America Shawnee Forest No. 167 held its installation of officers meeting and Christmas party on Dec. 6. more »»

UPMC Altoona offers support groups, clinics

December 31, 2015 UPMC Altoona will offer the following support group meetings and patient clinics in January. They are listed alphabetically according to where they are held. more »»

Helping the food bank

December 31, 2015 Courtesy photo Claysburg Boy Scout Troop 365 collected food for the Claysburg Food Bank during the second annual Claysburg Christmas in the Park on Nov. 28. more »»

Hollidaysburg library sets Jan. activities

December 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG —?The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, 1 Fur­nace Drive, has announced its January 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

December 30, 2015 Skills to host workshop Jan. 16 Skills of Central Pennsylvania will host a free workshop “Raising Children with Disabilities” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16. Lunch will be provided. more »»

Park programs

December 30, 2015 Canoe Creek State Park, 205 Canoe Creek Road, Hollidaysburg, 695-6807 First Day Hike, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, meet at the Wentz Education Center. more »»

Blair County 4-H presents awards

December 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG —?The Blair Coun­ty 4-H Awards Social was held on Nov. 2 at the West Loop Missionary Church Social Hall. The following wards were presented to the 4-H club members. more »»

Claysburg PAST plans Roaring ’20s Night

December 29, 2015 CLAYSBURG — Claysburg Preserving Stories,?Artifacts and Traditions will sponsor a Roaring ’20s Night in a Chicago Speak-easy setting from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 16. more »»

Across the area

December 29, 2015 Coat drive concludes today at game The 2015 annual Northern Blair County Kiwanis Club Coat Drive will conclude today at the championship game of the Reliance Bank Holiday Basketball Tournament. more »»

Lehman Engineers raises $21,310.45 for Dreams Go On

December 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The ninth annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride & Trail Walk to benefit Dreams Go On was held on Sept. 27 at Canoe Creek State Park. The event generated $21,310. more »»

Altoona library sets programs for January

December 28, 2015 The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., Altoona, has announced its activities for January. Library hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Club Notes

December 27, 2015 Cambria sportsmen elect new officers EBENSBURG —?The Cambria County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Inc. reorganized for 2016 at its regular monthly meeting at the Cambria County Courthouse. more »»

Service notes

December 27, 2015 KIMBERLY BLANSET U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Kimberly Blanset has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. more »»

Student part of Patriot Pen essay contest

December 27, 2015 Altoona Area Junior High School seventh-grade student Alex Thaler recently participated in the 2015-16 Patriot’s Pen essay contest, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. more »»


December 27, 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 »»

Mirror accepts photographs of fourth, fifth generations

December 27, 2015 The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. Photos will be published at no charge on the Community News page. more »»

Cycling friar exceeds 2015 fundraising goal

December 27, 2015 LORETTO —?Brother Shamus McGrenra, T.O.R. more »»

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