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April 12, 2016 Elizabeth Edwards Elizabeth Edwards of Lakemont will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Monday. She was born April 18, 1914, the daughter of Jacob and Essie Mae (Claycomb) Burket. She married Glenn A. more »»

Across the area

April 11, 2016 Cabin Fever dance to benefit local teen A “Woody’s Just Juan More” Cabin Fever dance will be held April 23 at the Heidelberg Country Club, Altoona. more »»

Red Cross looking for volunteer drivers

April 11, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — Every two seconds, a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. As the single-largest supplier of blood products to hospitals in the U.. more »»

Hollidaysburg spring book sale

April 11, 2016 Courtesy photo Members of the Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library display books for the library’s spring used book sale to be held this week at the library at 1 Furnace Road. more »»

Events to mark Week of the Young Child

April 11, 2016 The United Way of Blair County, in cooperation with the Family Resource Center, will hold their annual Week of the Young Child Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Club notes

April 10, 2016 Sunrise Rotary plans spaghetti dinner Altoona Sunrise Rotary will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. April 23 in the cafeteria at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona. more »»

Service notes

April 10, 2016 ANGELA C. EDMONDSON Angela C. (Luciano) Edmondson recently was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. more »»

Area students earn degrees from Penn State

April 10, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — The following area students received degrees during fall commencement exercises at Penn State University. Bedford County Macy T. Yingling, Bedford, B.S., accounting; Cole . more »»

Blair-Bedford Builders Association donates to new teen center

April 10, 2016 BEDFORD — The Blair-Bedford Builders Association has announced a partnership with Family Services Inc. in an effort to renovate and update the nonprofit’s new teen center in Altoona. more »»


April 10, 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 »»

4 generations

April 10, 2016 Families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation may email photos to For more information, call 946-7459. more »»

National Library Week starts Sunday

April 9, 2016 The Blair County Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. more »»

First English Lutheran Church supports Care Car

April 9, 2016 TYRONE — The First English Lutheran Church in Tyrone donated $200 to the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary to support operation of the hospital’s Care Car. more »»

Across the area

April 9, 2016 Health screenings offered April 19 MARTINSBURG — Life Line Screening, a provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer a preventive health event at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park... more »»

Cereal box collection

April 9, 2016 Courtesy photo The Bellwood-Antis Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently held a cereal drive to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry and collected 878 boxe. more »»

Students raise money for Service Paws of PA

April 9, 2016 The students of St. Rose of Lima School and Altoona Central Catholic School (St. Therese of the Child Jesus) recently made donations to Service Paws of Central PA. In January, St. more »»

Across the area

April 7, 2016 Panera Bread raising money for autism JOHNSTOWN — In honor of National Autism Awareness month, Panera Bread is partnering with Windber Medical Center’s Pediatric Physical/Occupational Therapy Autism... more »»

Support team

April 7, 2016 Courtesy photo Veteran Eric Wicks (center) participates in the Compensated Work Therapy program at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center and works in the warehouse. more »»

Walmart Foundation offers grants

April 7, 2016 The Walmart Foundation is accepting grant applications to its State Giving Program. more »»

Car and motorcycle events

April 7, 2016 Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting — 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is April 14. New members are welcome. more »»

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