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February 11, 2015 Sewing club to meet Monday The monthly meeting of the Altoona Area Sewing Club will be held Monday at Greenwood United Methodist Church. A business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. more »»

ABATE officers

February 11, 2015 Courtesy photo The Blair County Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education held election of officers for the 2015 year at its December meeting. more »»

Contests seek poetry, essays and art

February 11, 2015 Creative Communication announced its spring essay, poetry and art contests. Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools in the are. more »»

Eighth-grader honored for volunteer service

February 11, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Alyssa Reed, an eighth-grade student at Spring Cove Middle School, was recently awarded the Gold Level President’s Volunteer Service Award. more »»


February 11, 2015 Leola Smith Leola Smith of Newry will celebrated her 95th birthday on Friday. She was born Feb. 13, 1920. She married Luke Smith, who preceded her in death. more »»

Across the area

February 10, 2015 Library names artist of the month The Altoona Area Public Library has recognized Amy Renney Sipes of Hollidaysburg as its February artist of the month. more »»

Cambria seeks nominations for 2015 conservation awards

February 10, 2015 EBENSBURG —?Every year for the past 54 years, the Cambria County Conserva­tion District has publicly recognized educators, farmers, individuals, businesses and organizations for their efforts,... more »»

Stroke Awareness

February 10, 2015 Courtesy photo The UPMC Altoona Regional Stroke Center recognized Oct. more »»

Local girl chosen as dance model

February 10, 2015 Ava Sanchez, 7, a student at the Altoona Dance Theatre, was chosen to be a 2015-16 dance model for Curtain Call Costumes Perform Group. She was one of thousands from all across the U.. more »»

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February 9, 2015 Talk to focus on genomics leadership HUNTINGDON — Vince Buonaccorsi of Hunting­don, professor of biology at Juniata College, will give a talk, supported by several colleagues, on “The Genomics... more »»

Smiles for Miles

February 9, 2015 Courtesy photo The Smiles for Miles Charitable Foundation met with representatives of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital on Dec. 3. more »»

Altoona native to shave head for childhood cancer research

February 9, 2015 Altoona native Laura Kustaborder, who now resides in Pittsburgh, has been named captain of the My Bald Romance team for the St. Baldricks Foundation, which raises money for childhood cancer researc. more »»

Area residents perform with Raystown Wind Orchestra

February 9, 2015 HUNTINGDON — The Raystown Wind Orchestra includes many area residents. more »»

5 Generations

February 8, 2015 The Altoona Mirror now 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 »»

Club notes

February 8, 2015 Garden club offers college scholarship The Blair Garden Club of Altoona is offering a $500 scholarship to eligible high school seniors. Applicants must be residents of Blair County. more »»


February 8, 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 »»

Service note

February 8, 2015 EMILY E. DEARING Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily E. Dearing graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. more »»

Helping others

February 8, 2015 Courtesy photo Attorney Doug Stoehr donated $1,000 to the American Rescue Workers of Blair County on Dec. 23. Stoehr is shown as he makes his yearly donation and bids farewell to post commander Col. more »»

Mirror Images-Part One

February 8, 2015 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 »»

Mirror Images - Part Two

February 8, 2015 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 »»

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