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July 20, 2016 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. more »»

ShowTwirlers headed to nationals

July 19, 2016 The ShowTwirlers Competitive Team of Altoona is hoping to bring more national championship titles back to the city. more »»

Baker Mansion announces events

July 19, 2016 Baker Mansion History Museum, 3419 Oak Lane, Altoona, has announced its upcoming events. July 23 and 24 — Special VIP reception and exhibition of a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence. more »»

Horseshoe Seniors sets dinner-dance

July 19, 2016 Horseshoe Seniors senior citizens group will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The meal is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to music played by a DJ. more »»


July 19, 2016 Daniel Conner LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Daniel Conner graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine on May 28. While at WVSOM, Dr. more »»

Club notes

July 17, 2016 Lions install officers, refurbish club ROARING SPRING —?The Roaring Spring Lions Club installed its 2016-17 officers on June 7. more »»

Family Resource Center collecting school supplies

July 17, 2016 The Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County announced its eighth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply campaign. more »»

4 generations

July 17, 2016 Courtesy photos Aaron Lloyd, born Feb. 5, is the fourth generation on two sides of his family. These photos were taken on June 19, Father’s Day, at the home of Joe and Ellen Stuckey, his grandparents. more »»


July 17, 2016 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 four and five generations

July 17, 2016 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 »»

Found the grail, won a grill

July 17, 2016 Mirror photo by J.D. more »»

Hitting for Hope

July 16, 2016 Courtesy photo Members of the Altoona Area High School softball team hosted the third annual Hitting for Hope AAHS Softball Tournament in support of breast cancer awareness benefiting the American... more »»

BBBS child of the month

July 16, 2016 Dante likes to play sports Eight-year-old Dante is the July child of the month for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County. Dante is looking for a Big Brother to hang out with him this summer. more »»

My Ride

July 14, 2016 Kenny Rider Altoona 1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Description: “This is my 1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4. This is the second model year into their C4 generation of ’Vettes spanning from 1984 to 199. more »»

Bass club hosts 10th annual fishing derby

July 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The ICHTHYS Bass Club of Altoona held its 10th annual Jack Swisher Memorial Fishing Derby on May 21 at Canoe Creek State Park. more »»

Across the area

July 14, 2016 Ticket raffle to benefit school NEWRY — St. Patrick’s School will hold a ticket raffle fundraiser on July 31 in the school hall. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the raffle starts at 1 p.m. more »»

Car and motorcycle club activities

July 14, 2016 Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-252. more »»

Across the area

July 13, 2016 Backpack program sets night at Curve The Mountain Lion BackPack Program has several events planned so the public can help it continue to provide food to 1,300 local children during the school year. more »»

Helping wounded warriors

July 13, 2016 Courtesy photo Through a grant from the Elks National Foundation, the Tyrone Elks Lodge 212 hosted a free weekend at Camp Anderson for a group of Wounded Warrior. more »»

Blair County Blood Blitz is Tuesday

July 13, 2016 The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. The 28th annual Blair County Blood Blitz will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

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