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Armed Forces Day events planned

May 16, 2016 Armed Forces Day will be celebrated Saturday at The Wall That Heals at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona. more »»

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May 16, 2016 Health, welfare council to meet Friday The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at The Arc of Blair County. more »»

Club notes

May 15, 2016 Blair Garden Club hears program Members of the Blair Garden Club met on April 25 at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. more »»

ASO plans fundraising dinner, silent auction

May 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Symphony Orchestra will host its inaugural fundraising dinner and silent auction event, “A Midsummer Night with the Symphony” on May 27 at the U.S. more »»


May 15, 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 »»

Adam Holliday Chapter recognizes students

May 15, 2016 The Adam Holliday Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented awards to local students for two different DAR essays during their April meeting. One essay is the DAR Good Citizen Awar. more »»

Student exchange program seeking local host families

May 14, 2016 Forte International Exchange Association is looking for local families to host foreign exchange students. more »»

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May 12, 2016 Blair Dairy Princess to be crowned Jenna Kephart of Williamsburg will be crowned the 2016-17 Blair County Dairy Princess at the annual pageant at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Head Start sets health, safety carnival

May 12, 2016 The Blair County Head Start program is gearing up to host its largest Health & Safety Carnival to date for all Head Start children and their families. more »»

'Glitz and Glam'

May 12, 2016 Courtesy photo The Pauline Baker Rodgers School of Dance will present its annual recital “Glitz and Glam” at 7 p.m. May 21 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. more »»

Car, motorcycle club activities

May 12, 2016 Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting — 7 p.m. today, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. more »»

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May 11, 2016 Letter carriers’ food drive is Saturday The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal System will conduct their annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive for needy families on Saturday. more »»

Volunteers to create landscape at Flight 93 National Memorial

May 11, 2016 SHANKSVILLE — On Friday and Saturday, the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are continuing a major reforestation effort that will... more »»

Ranger Skills

May 11, 2016 Courtesy photos Ranger Skills Weekend will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Fort Roberdeau. Above, a group conducts musket drill. more »»

Park programs

May 11, 2016 Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000 Migration Madness, 2 p.m. Saturday, pavilion at Pickerel Pond. more »»

Avoid sending cellphone photographs

May 11, 2016 Readers submitting pictures for the Community page are asked to avoid using cellphones to take them. Photos taken with cell or flip phones generally do not reproduce well. more »»

Women’s club sponsors art contest

May 10, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Art students from the Hollidaysburg Area High School recently joined the Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club at its April general club meeting to receive recognition and monetary awards... more »»

Wendy’s launches military assistance campaign

May 10, 2016 Wendy’s restaurants throughout the west/central region of Pennsylvania are supporting local military families facing hardship through its participation in the Michael J. more »»


May 10, 2016 Elizabeth Garner Elizabeth K. Garner of Homewood Retirement Center, Martinsburg, formerly of Marklesburg, will celebrate her 106th birthday on May 24. more »»

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May 10, 2016 Foundation discusses scholarships COALPORT —?At the April 25 meeting of the Glendale Education Foundation, the board selected the winner of the foundation’s $500 Glendale Educational-Community... more »»

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