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Blair County Blood Blitz is Tuesday

July 13, 2016 The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. The 28th annual Blair County Blood Blitz will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

Park programs

July 13, 2016 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. more »»

Hip Hop Overdrive finishes season as national champs

July 12, 2016 Hip Hop Overdrive from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, completed its 2015-16 season on April 10. more »»

Across the area

July 12, 2016 Mini-golf event set for July 23 The Altoona Walk to End Alzheimer’s will host its second annual Mini-Golf Tournament from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 23. more »»

UPMC offers support groups, clinics

July 12, 2016 UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in July as a public service. They are listed alphabetically according to where they are held. more »»


July 12, 2016 The descendants of Charles and Carrie (Bradley) Thompson will hold their annual reunion on Saturday at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park pavilion No. 2. Lunch will be served at noon. more »»

Martinsburg to honor humanitarians at dinner

July 10, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Nominees with lifelong service bridging literacy, technology, applied education and cultural divides should also be inspirational leaders and role models for people of all ages. more »»

Gala to celebrate SAMA’s 40th anniversary

July 10, 2016 LORETTO — Hundreds of art lovers, community philanthropists and business leaders will converge on the Saint Francis University campus at 6 p.m. more »»

4 generations

July 10, 2016 Courtesy photo Four generations of the McCloskey family include (from left): Gerald McCloskey Jr. of Tulsa, Okla., grandfather; Gerald McCloskey Sr. more »»


July 10, 2016 This is a picture of the eighth-grade class of Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School at the Dibert Farm in Mill Run in the late 1940. more »»

Bellwood girl finalist in state pageant in Aug.

July 10, 2016 Haley Marie Campbell, daughter of Dana and Adam Campbell of Bellwood, will compete in the National American Miss Pre-Teen Pennsylvania Pageant, to be held Aug. 12 to 14 in Harrisburg. more »»

Central student receives award for volunteerism

July 10, 2016 Alyssa Reed, Miss Beauty, Brains and Heart Teen 2016-17, was recently awarded the Bronze Level President’s Volunteer Service Awar. more »»

Sheetz Pepsi Golf Classic to support BBBS

July 10, 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County Inc. more »»

Club notes

July 10, 2016 Historical society to meet Tuesday DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave. more »»

PASR recognizes area school retirees

July 9, 2016 At the May 23 Altoona Area School Board meeting, retiring teacher Kathleen Morgan and retiring staff support person Doris Felty each was presented with the Lauretta Woodson, an award given annually... more »»

Comedy event to celebrate 100 years of 4-H

July 9, 2016 EBENSBURG —?Comedian Jay Hendren will be the headline act at 7 p.m. Aug. 13, as friends and families of 4-H, along with the public, gather to celebrate 100 years of 4-H in Cambria County. more »»

Honor rolls

July 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOURTH MARKING PERIOD 12TH GRADE — Mohammed Ali, Mitchell S. Augustine, Madison B. Baker, Adam R. Baughman, Tia A. Biesinger, Kalyn R. Bilger, Marissa L. more »»

Across the area

July 7, 2016 Golf event to aid cancer patients The ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund is planning a golf tournament on Sept. 23 at Sinking Valley Country Club. more »»

Celebrating 75 years

July 7, 2016 Courtesy photo The Summerhill Township Fire Company held its 75th anniversary celebration on the evening of May 7. Shown are (from left): front row — Rep. more »»

Cook family supports eye care room in J.C. Blair ER expansion project

July 7, 2016 HUNTINGDON — A longtime optometrist is contributing to create a state-of-the-art eye exam room in the newly refurbished emergency department at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospita. more »»

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