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UPMC offers tips for staying safe for Halloween party hosts, attendees

October 24, 2015 More than 157 million Ameri­cans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Con­sumer Spending Survey. more »»

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October 24, 2015 Parade is Monday in Huntingdon HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Area Hallo­ween Parade is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. more »»

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October 23, 2015 Gluten Free Expo set for Nov. 8 STATE COLLEGE — The third annual Central PA Gluten Free Expo will take place from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. more »»

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October 22, 2015 Senior centers host open house events Blair Senior Services Inc. more »»

Tires, freon items and more to be accepted for recycling

October 22, 2015 Residents are invited to recycle at the Tires, Electronics, Batteries, Boxes, Bags, & Books Recycling Collection. This multi-material recycling collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Grier Gala set for Nov. 13-15

October 22, 2015 TYRONE —?The Grier School will host its annual Grier Gala Nov. 13 to 15 at the school. Rehearsals will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 to 12. more »»

Lamb chops cooking contest

October 22, 2015 Courtesy photo The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops held its annual cooking contest on Sept. 6. Each member was given a pound of lamb burger and had 45 minutes to make a meal. more »»

Car club events

October 22, 2015 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday in October, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. For more information, call Dale Crum at 946-4745 or visit more »»

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

October 22, 2015 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 »»

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October 21, 2015 Pancake breakfast set for Sunday CRESSON — The Cresson Area Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cresson American Legion on Ashcroft Avenue. more »»

UPMC, Safe Kids offer Halloween safety tips

October 21, 2015 UPMC Altoona and Safe Kids Blair County remind parents that Hallo­ween is the most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians. more »»

Park programs

October 21, 2015 Canoe Creek State Park, 205 Canoe Creek Road, Hollidaysburg, 695-6807 Birds and Binoculars, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, meet at Wentz Education Center. more »»

Tennis tournament raises money for MS Society

October 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The second annual “Matches for MS Awareness” tennis tourna­ment took place on July 10, 11 and 12 at the Tiger Tennis Center at Hollidays­burg Area Senior High School. more »»

Stuff the Bus helps 918 students

October 20, 2015 The Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County supported children and families through its seventh annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Campaign. more »»

UPMC hosts cancer survivor picnic

October 20, 2015 More than 1,300 people attended the inaugural cancer survivor picnic on Sept. 19 at DelGrosso’s Amuse­ment Park, Tipton. more »»

UPMC offers survival tips for flu, cold season

October 20, 2015 At the grocery store, the bank, work and other public places, the tell-tale signs of cold and flu season ring out loud and clear with every sneeze and coug. more »»

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October 19, 2015 AFSCME top fundraiser for MS?Walk The donations for the 2015 MS?Walk are all counted, and the AFSCME team with Mary Ann Chamber­lain as team captain, has finished in first place this year, collectin... more »»

Used book sale

October 19, 2015 Courtesy photo The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will hold its fall used book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26, which is $5-a-bag day. more »»

Carnival for Kids raises money for CMN

October 19, 2015 Fire trucks, games, food, a dunk tank and a bounce house filled the parking lot of the Pinecroft Martin’s Sept. 5 to the delight of dozens of children and their families. more »»

Loretto family wins Fresh Air contest

October 19, 2015 The Ringler family of Loretto celebrated the joys of summer with the Fresh Air Fund and was among the winners of the Fresh Air Fund’s 2015 Photo Contest. more »»

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