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Students named to dean’s list at Penn State

August 4, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University for the spring term. Students from Bedford and Blair counties are published today. more »»

Gathering of descendants

August 4, 2015 Courtesy photo Four generations of the descendants of the late Stella and Isadore Yeager recently gathered for the first time in 12 years and marked the 12th birthday of Elena Raugh, the youngest of... more »»

Across the area

August 3, 2015 VFW seeks sponsors for golf event DUNCANSVILLE — Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 is looking for sponsors for its sixth annual golf scramble on Aug. more »»

Tyrone Hospital recognizes volunteers

August 3, 2015 TYRONE — Members of the Tyrone Hospital family recognized hospital volunteers for hours of service donated to Tyrone Hospital during calendar year 2014 at a special luncheon held recently. more »»

Dance competitions

August 3, 2015 Courtesy photo The 2015 Pauline Baker Rodgers Competition Team attended Dance Educators of America’s regional competition from March 20 to 22 in Pittsburgh. more »»

Helping others

August 2, 2015 Courtesy photo The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Youth Ministry raised $5,000 with its 2015 golf outing at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. more »»


August 2, 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 »»

4 generations

August 2, 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 »»

Association for the Blind sets programs for August

August 2, 2015 The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.m. more »»


August 2, 2015 The descendants of John and Nanny McClos­key will hold a family reunion on Aug. 15 at the Duncansville Memorial Park at the large pavilion. Registration begins at 3 p.m. more »»

Club notes

August 2, 2015 Tea Party awards Patriot Scholarships HOLLIDAYSBURG — For the second year, the Blair County Tea Party awarded its Patriot Scholarship during Freedom Fest on July 19 at Legion Park. more »»

WISE Women offers scholarships

August 2, 2015 WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $12,000. more »»

Service notes

August 2, 2015 SEAN P. JOYCE Sean P. Joyce, a native of Altoona, graduated from the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I., on June 19. He received a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies. more »»

Mirror Images

August 2, 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 »»

Across the area

August 1, 2015 HASD sets testing for new students HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School will conduct a testing and orientation for students new to the Hollidaysburg Area School District from 9 to... more »»

Fuel Up to Play 60

August 1, 2015 Courtesy photo Students at Charles W. Longer Elementary School, Hollidaysburg, attended an assembly on May 12 for its Fuel Up to Play 60 reward for earning Touchdown School status. more »»

Valley REC sponsors students on DC Youth Tour

August 1, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Valley Rural Electric Cooperative sponsored seven high school students on the 2015 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14 to 19. more »»

MainStreet Dance wins top awards

July 30, 2015 BELLWOOD —?Andrea’s School of Dance competition team, the MainStreet Dance Company, attended several competitions this season, including the Motion Dance Competition and Convention in Altoona and... more »»

Car and motorcycle events

July 30, 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 »»

Crohn’s, Colitis Foundation to hold Take Steps Walk

July 30, 2015 Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is the nation’s largest annual event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. more »»

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