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Contact Altoona seeks volunteers

September 24, 2015 Contact Altoona, Blair County’s only 24-hour telephone helpline, will begin its free fall training classes on Monday at the Contact Altoona administrative offices at 2729 Eighth Ave., Altoona. more »»

Dance club activities

September 24, 2015 Courtesy photos The Horseshoe Cloggers will offer a free “Try-It-Night” from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Newry Lions Club, behind Leighty’s Farm Market. more »»

Car events

September 24, 2015 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. For more information, visit BCAAC monthly meeting — 7 p.m. more »»

Across the area

September 23, 2015 SFU to host health ministry workshop LORETTO —?The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness at Saint Francis University will host “Our Call to Care: Health Ministry 101” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Park programs

September 23, 2015 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Daily summer activities, through Sunday, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. more »»

Committees asked to submit photos of homecoming

September 23, 2015 Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. more »»

Horse trail ride, walk set for Sunday

September 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The ninth annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk to benefit Dreams Go On, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback riding organization, will take place Sunday at Canoe Cree... more »»

Gold Ribbon Day is Friday

September 22, 2015 In honor and in memory of Altoona youth who have fought cancer and/or are still fighting, Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico will proclaim Friday as Gold Ribbon Day. more »»

Across the area

September 21, 2015 Make-A-Wish office moves PUNXSUTAWNEY — The area Make-A-Wish office moved from West Mahoning Street to 109 N. Findley St. on Friday. more »»

Diabetes walk set for Saturday

September 21, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — The seventh annual Blair County Diabetes Walk/Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the walking track at Foot of Ten Elementary School. more »»

Blair Bassmasters hold panfish derby

September 21, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Bassmasters held a panfish derby for kids on June 6 at Canoe Creek State Par. more »»

Family Fun Fair to be held Sunday in celebration of Kraft Hockeyville 2015

September 21, 2015 JOHNSTOWN —?A day of free fun and games will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Natural Gas Park, downtown Johnstow. more »»

Center for Performing Arts to accept donations for Centre County PAWS

September 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The Center for the Perform­ing Arts at Penn State is teaming with Centre County PAWS to collect new and gently used items to help dogs and cats in nee. more »»

Club nots

September 20, 2015 Sunrise Rotary supports nonprofits Altoona Sunrise Rotary was able to support eight nonprofits with grants to support services in Blair County. They include: n Family Services Inc. more »»

Service note

September 20, 2015 DEREK J. BOLAND Army National Guard Pfc. Derek J. Boland has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. more »»

Mirror Images

September 20, 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-part2

September 20, 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 »»

5 generations

September 20, 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 »»


September 20, 2015 Former employees of the A&P Grocery chain will hold their 35th reunion on Oct. 2 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. The cost is $15 per person. Guests are welcome. Social time will be from 11:45 a. more »»


September 20, 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 »»

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