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Equipment to assist grieving parents

September 28, 2015 Former area residents Megan and Brad Shutack are memorializing the lives of their stillborn twins by donating a specially equipped device to UPMC Altoona that allows other grieving parents and... more »»

Altoona library announces October programs

September 28, 2015 Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its programs for October. n Teen Reading Lounge is an interactive book club featuring discussions of books, art programs and snacks. more »»

Club notes

September 27, 2015 Patton Garden Club to host speaker PATTON — The Patton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Patton Public Library. more »»


September 27, 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 »»

Service notes

September 27, 2015 JAMES RICHARDS James Richards was promoted to his current rank of chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy on Sept. 16 at Joint Base Little Creek/Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Va. He is the son of Cmdr. more »»

Mirror Images

September 27, 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 »»

Cresson Lake Playhouse sets costume ball

September 27, 2015 EBENSBURG —?Cresson Lake Playhouse will hold a Halloween Costume Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Young Peopleás Community Center, 300 Prave St., Ebensburg. more »»

Five generations

September 27, 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 »»

Hair donation

September 27, 2015 Information and a photo about a recent hair donation can be published free of charge on the Community page. Email information and one photo to more »»

BG class of 1965 marks 50 years since graduation

September 26, 2015 The Bishop Guilfoyle High School class of 1965 held its 50th anniversary reunion the weekend of July 31 to Aug. 2. The class was one of the largest classes to graduate from BG with 260 graduate. more »»

Foundation to present ‘The Arts’ at CK homecoming

September 26, 2015 The 46th Claysburg-Kimmel Homecoming will be held on Friday and Oct. 3. As part of the celebration, the Claysburg Education Foundation is sponsoring an “Arts” weekend in Claysburg. more »»

Across the area

September 26, 2015 Baker Mansion holds groundbreaking Trustees, administration and volunteers assisted in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new visitors center at Baker Mansion on Sept. 18. more »»

Across the area

September 24, 2015 Rails To Trails program set for Sunday WILLIAMSBURG — Rails To Trails of Central Pennsylvania Inc. will sponsor a program for families, “Trees of the Trail,” at 2 p.m. Sunday. more »»


September 24, 2015 Marion Crider Marion (Smith) Crider of the Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, a native of Altoona, celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 30. more »»

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 »»

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