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Golf event raises $13K ‘for the kids’

August 10, 2015 The fifth annual “For the Kids” golf tournament was held on June 6 at the Park Hills Country Club in Altoon. more »»

Rails and Ales to raise money for ACT

August 10, 2015 The 2015 Rails and Ales will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Railroaders Memorial Museum of Altoona. more »»

Club notes

August 9, 2015 Bridge club announces recent winners The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. more »»

Helping others

August 9, 2015 Courtesy photo Ellen Palmer made a challenge for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She would shave her head if the challenge of $2,500 was me. more »»


August 9, 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 »»

Chamber Basket of Hope to help local residents

August 9, 2015 For the fifth consecutive year, the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Alumni will be accepting donations for its Basket of Hope project. more »»

Fifth annual Dog Dip set at new location

August 9, 2015 The Blair County Dog Park will host its fifth annual Dog Dip on Aug. 22 and 23 at Prospect Pool on Second Avenue in Altoona. more »»

5 generations

August 9, 2015 The Altoona Mirror 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 »»

Service notes

August 9, 2015 JAVIER A. CANTOS JR. Air Force Airman Javier A. Cantos Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. more »»

Mirror Images

August 9, 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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Across the area

August 8, 2015 Library to host End-of-Summer event HOLLIDAYSBURG —?The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library will host an End-of-Summer Celebration all day Wednesday. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. more »»

TSA students compete in nationals

August 8, 2015 DALLAS, Texas — Members of the Al­toona Area School District Technology Stu­dent Asso­ciation Chapter, which includes AAHS students Allan Buchness and Fiona Lynch and AAJHS students Jessica Worley... more »»

Reading Reward

August 8, 2015 Courtesy photo On June 1, the top three accelerated readers from each fifth- and sixth-grade classroom at Glendale Elementary School, Flinton, took a lunch trip to the children’s area at Prince... more »»

United Way to hold a capella contest at mall

August 8, 2015 United Way of Blair County, in conjunction with Logan Valley Mall’s Back to School Pep Rally, is accepting registrations for its first-ever A Capella contest, Legato Live United. more »»

Across the area

August 6, 2015 Breazeale reactor open house Aug. 18 UNIVERSITY PARK —?The Penn State Breazeale Nuclear Reactor (PSBR) will hold an open house Aug. 18 to celebrate 60 years in operation. more »»

Car and motorcycle events

August 6, 2015 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. For more information, call Dale Crum at 946-4745 or visit more »»

Golf event aids Smearman scholarship

August 6, 2015 ROARING SPRING — The sixth annual Coach Bill Smear­man Memorial Golf Tournament was held on June 22 at Iron Masters Country Club. Nineteen teams of golfers participated in this year’s event. more »»

Back to nature

August 6, 2015 Courtesy photo On June 23, residents of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home enjoyed a day of trout fishing at the Brush Mountain Sportsman’s Association in Altoona. more »»

Park programs

August 5, 2015 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Daily summer activities, through Sept. 27, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. more »»

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