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September 9, 2015 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Feder-al Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Daily summer activities, through Sept. 27, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. more »»

Across the area

September 8, 2015 Hollidaysburg library recognizes artist HOLLIDAYSBURG —?S. Jean Ofiesh has been selected as September’s artist of the month at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. more »»

AASD teachers receive CARE Awards

September 8, 2015 Two Altoona Area School District teachers received Educator CARE Awards during the AASD staff opening day session on Aug. 24. more »»

SAMA seeks student works for ‘Art of Hockey’

September 8, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is still accepting student art entries for a special “Art of Hockey” exhibition that will be on view as part of the official Kraft Hockey­ville... more »»

National awards

September 8, 2015 Courtesy photo In July, several dancers from Altoona Dance Theatre Company traveled to nationals for Groove Dance Competition in Atlantic City, N.. more »»

Kickoff held for Autism Speaks walk

September 8, 2015 The 2015 Central PA Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kickoff and Awards Dinner held on Aug. 19 brought out a record-breaking 150 participants at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona. more »»

‘Dogs Helping Dogs’ set for Sept. 20

September 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Lakemont Lions Club will hold its fifth annual “Dogs Helping Dogs” Dog Walk on?Sept. 20 at Legion?Park. more »»

Golf classic raises $27K for Homewood facilities

September 7, 2015 ROARING SPRING —?The support of its sponsors and 36 teams of golfers contributed to the success of the 12th annual Homewood at Martins­burg Golf Classic, held on Aug. 12 at Iron Masters Country Clu. more »»

Oktoberfest to begin Friday at Unter Uns

September 7, 2015 The Unter Uns Club of Altoona, Van Buren Avenue and 14th Street, will hold its annual Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday. The Friday night event is a dance featuring the band Flashpoint from 9 p.m. more »»

Club notes

September 6, 2015 Women’s Connection to hold luncheon HOLLIDAYSBURG — Altoona Women’s Connection will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday at The Blair­mont Club. This month’s theme is “Forever Yours. more »»

Cancer survivors picnic set for Sept. 19

September 6, 2015 A Cancer Survivors Appreciation Picnic will be held Sept. 19 beginning at noon at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton. Reservations are being accepted through Tuesday. more »»

WISE Women offers grants

September 6, 2015 WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsyl­vania Community Foundation, has established a funding opportunity to support efforts to empower women and eliminate racism through... more »»

Service note

September 6, 2015 TAYLOR R. PAYNE National Guard Private 2nd Class Taylor R. Payne graduated from basic training from Fort Jackson, S.C., on July 30. Taylor was chosen Outstanding Soldier Leader of the Cycle. more »»

Mirror Images

September 6, 2015 Amateur photographers may submit photos for consideration to: or submitted through the Mirror’s Virtual Newsroom at more »»

Plans underway for Lobsterfest for MS

September 6, 2015 The 2015 Lobsterfest for MS will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. more »»


September 6, 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 »»

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

September 6, 2015 Local nonprofit organizations and service clubs have until Sept. 11 to submit information on their activities for inclusion in the 2015 Blair County Proud edition. more »»

Fourth-graders invited to visit parks for free

September 5, 2015 FARMINGTON —?The five National Park Service sites in Western Pennsyl­vania invite all fourth-grade students to visit the parks for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. more »»

Burgi's charity ride Sunday

September 5, 2015 Burgi’s Low Life Riders will host its 12th annual Charity Ride on Sunday. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Blair Candy Co., 3421 Beale Ave., Altoona, with opening ceremonies beginning at 11:10 a.m. more »»

Blair Dance Company wins top awards

September 5, 2015 JOHNSTOWN —?The Blair Dance Company from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, traveled to its second regional competition of the season, “Encore DCS” from March 27 to 29. more »»

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