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Eisenhower to hold care package collection

October 8, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK —?The Dear Hero Program, a Penn State undergraduate student organization devoted to raising the morale of deployed troops and wounded veterans, will collect donated items for militar... more »»

Park programs

October 8, 2014 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “Spirits of the Summit” Evening Walking Tour, 6 p.m. Saturday, meet at visitor center. more »»

The Halftime Show

October 8, 2014 The Altoona Mirror will present a photo package of band members and cheerleaders from high school football games. more »»

Across the area

October 7, 2014 Unter Uns Oktoberfest is Saturday The Unter Uns Club will hold its annual Oktober­fest from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the club on Van Buren Avenue and 14th Street, Altoona. more »»

Blair Bassmasters host panfish derby for kids

October 7, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG —?A panfish derby for kids, presented by Blair Bassmas-ters, was held on June 7 at Canoe Creek State Par. more »»

Volunteers needed for Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch

October 7, 2014 Are you compassionate? Can you dedicate two evenings a month to help grieving children and their families? You can make a difference by volunteering at Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch: A Program... more »»

Barbershop gathering

October 7, 2014 Fifteen years ago, a small group of barbershop singers from central Pennsylvania and western Maryland started gathering to socialize and demonstrate their craf. more »»

Senior citizen dance is Friday

October 7, 2014 Area senior citizens are invited to attend a dance from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse. Music will be provided by the Altoona Area High School jazz band. more »»

Across the area

October 6, 2014 Toy train swap meet is Sunday A toy train swap meet, also known as Scalefest, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive, Altoona. more »»

HAWC project receives top honors

October 6, 2014 The General Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsyl­vania held its 117th annual convention in May at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion. more »»

Healthy Living Club sets programs, classes

October 6, 2014 UPMC Altoona’s Healthy Living Club has scheduled the following educational programs and screenings for October. more »»

Service notes

October 5, 2014 ZACHARY G. RASMUSSEN Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary G. Rasmussen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. more »»

Donations being accepted for Toasty Toddler Program

October 5, 2014 Donations are being accepted for the Toasty Toddler Program at the Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County. more »»

Club notes

October 5, 2014 Cesare Battisti donates to police On July 22, the Cesare Battisti Club donated $10,000 to the Logan?Township?Police Depart­ment in appreciation for all they do for the community. more »»

Mirror Images

October 5, 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 »»

Fur Ball to benefit homeless animals

October 5, 2014 The Central Pennsyl­vania Humane Society has been awarded a $5,000 “Best in Show” grant from the Petco Foundation to fund the third annual Fur Ball, which will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. more »»


October 5, 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 »»

Locks of Love

October 5, 2014 Information and photos about recent hair donations can be emailed to, submitted through the Virtual Newsroom at www.altoonamirror. more »»

Across the area

October 4, 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 »»

Williamsburg class of 1954

October 4, 2014 The 60th anniversary reunion of the Williamsburg High School class of 1954 was held Aug. 23 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. Fourteen class members, along with spouses, attended the reunion. more »»

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