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May 12, 2015 Foundation meets new principal COALPORT — New Glendale Elementary School principal Kate Bacher told the Glendale School District Education Foundation that she is delighted to be back in the school... more »»

American Legion donates money for ‘Unbroken’

May 12, 2015 Hollidaysburg American Legion Post 516 commander Joseph R. Dodson and adjutant and finance director Joe Patterson presented a check for $1,500 to Altoona Area School District superintendent Thomas . more »»

Sixth-grader’s essay lauds teacher

May 12, 2015 SAXTON — Jenna Hall, a sixth-grade student at Saxton Liberty Elementary School, recently won the 2015 Pageant-Perfect Educator Essay Contest. Her “perfect teacher” is Ben Gutshall. more »»

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May 11, 2015 Ballroom group to dance Saturday STATE COLLEGE —?The Central Pennsylvania Ballroom Dancers Association will hold a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. more »»

Health, welfare council awards grants

May 11, 2015 At the March meeting of the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, four $500 grants were awarded to local organizations for programs that will help to enhance the health and well-being of Blair... more »»

Hollidaysburg Area Public Library sets program with Hollywood writer

May 11, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidays­burg Area Public Library will host “From Hollywood to Hollidays­burg: Meet Dr. Harry Kloor, Ph.D., Ph.D.” at 6 p.m. May 21 in the library community room. more »»

Club notes

May 10, 2015 Blair Garden Club plant sale starts Friday Dorman’s Jewelry, 712 Pleasant Valley Blvd., has offered its location for the Blair Garden Club’s perennial plant sale every spring. more »»

Jaffa Shriners announce hospital crusade

May 10, 2015 The members of Jaffa Shrine will once again be distributing their newspaper-style tabloids for the annual Shrine Hospital Crusade on May 22 and 23. more »»

Service note

May 10, 2015 GAGE WEAVER Army Pvt. Gage Weaver has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. more »»

Mirror Images

May 10, 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 »»


May 10, 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 »»

5 generations

May 10, 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 »»

Helping animals

May 10, 2015 Courtesy photo Zoey Rei Dunkle presented a donation to Robin Bender (left) and Pam Everhart of the Mending Hearts Animal Rescue. Each contestant in the Pennsylvania U.S.. more »»

Fighting Hunger One Box at a Time

May 9, 2015 Courtesy photo The Bellwood-Antis High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored a cereal drive to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. The school donated 1,517 boxes of cereal. more »»

Juniata Elementary drama club to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

May 9, 2015 The Juniata Elementary School Drama Club, under the direction of advisers Heidi Soldner and Kathy Otto, will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. more »»

Spring concert

May 9, 2015 Courtesy photo The Altoona Area Junior High School seventh-grade chorus and orchestra spring concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. more »»

Area students to compete in state envirothon May 19, 20

May 9, 2015 Sixty-seven teams of high school students are expected to compete in the 32nd annual Pennsylvania Envirothon on May 19 and 20 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and Windber Recreation Par. more »»

Tea Party offers scholarships

May 9, 2015 The Blair County Tea Party announced its second annual Patriot Scholarship, open to any Blair County high school graduate who plans to attend college or another post-secondary program in the fall. more »»

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May 7, 2015 Bedford Bark For Life is Saturday EVERETT —?The Bedford County?Bark For Life will be held Saturday at Tenley Park. Registration begins at noon, and the walk begins at 1 p.m. more »»

Women’s club sponsors art contest

May 7, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Arts Committee of the Hollidays­burg Area Women’s Club recently announced the winners of its annual art contest held at the Holli­daysburg Area Senior High School. more »»

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