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Red Cross offers free swim app

June 11, 2014 HARRISBURG —?The American Red Cross has announced its new free Swim App to promote water safety for parents and caregivers of young people learning how to swim. more »»

Across the area

June 11, 2014 Senior driving programs offered Seniors for Safe Driving will hold several highway safety education programs for seniors ages 55 and older in the area. more »»

Park programs

June 11, 2014 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Rec commission announces summer programs

June 10, 2014 The Central Blair Recrea­tion and Park Commission is offering a variety of programs and activities this summer. Preregistration and prepayment is required for all programs. more »»

Veterans information session is Wednesday

June 10, 2014 The Central Pennsyl­vania National?Guard Veterans Association will host a program to provide a forum for obtaining information on how to obtain military records that have been lost, including DD?For... more »»

Across the area

June 9, 2014 Singles dance is Saturday in Tyrone TYRONE —? will hold a dance/social from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tyrone Elks, 5496 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. more »»


June 9, 2014 The Blair Dance Academy will present its 12th annual recital, “Americana,” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. The recital will showcase students ages 3 through 1. more »»

Kennel association presents awards

June 9, 2014 The Altoona Area Kennel Association held its annual awards banquet at Jethro’s on April 22. The following are the dog’s titles and abbreviations: Breed: CH — Champion, GCH — Grand Champion. more »»

Mirror Images

June 8, 2014 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 »»

Service notes

June 8, 2014 JAMES M. SEIDEL James M. Seidel of Altoona was recently promoted to staff sergeant while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a 2001 graduate of Altoona Area High School. more »»

Club Notes

June 8, 2014 Rogals receive District 26 Award INDIANA, Pa. more »»


June 8, 2014 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 »»

4 Generations

June 8, 2014 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 »»

Woodbury Scout attains rank of Eagle

June 8, 2014 Noah Over of Woodbury earned the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony held at the Woodbury Community Center on April 13. more »»

AASD lauded for summer food service

June 7, 2014 The Altoona Area School District was one of six sites in Pennsylvania to receive the Summer Food Service Champion Award, sponsored by the U.S. Depart­ment of Agriculture. more »»

Hollidaysburg part of MathCounts competition

June 7, 2014 The Blair Region MathCounts competition was held at Penn State Altoona on Feb. 1. MathCounts is a competitive mathematics program for middle school students that promotes mathematics achievement. more »»

Across the area

June 7, 2014 NARFE to meet Friday at King’s Altoona Chapter 0328 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet on Friday at King’s Restaurant, Sixth Avenue, Altoona. more »»

Across the area

June 5, 2014 Mountain?City Grass to perform? CLAYSBURG —?The Mountain City Grass will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Claysburg Community Park. Admission is free. Take a lawn chair or blanket. more »»

Federation of Clubs

June 5, 2014 The Pennsylvania Federation of Clubs Blair County Unit No. 1 helps its neighbors in need. more »»

Library holds safety programs

June 5, 2014 CLAYSBURG —?The Claysburg Area Public Library held safety programs during “Learning at the Library Week” from May 5 to 8. more »»

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