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July 27, 2014 ALEX M. UMSTEAD Air Force Airman Alex M. Umstead graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. more »»

Wine-tasting event is Aug. 15 through the streets of Tyrone

July 27, 2014 TYRONE —?Walk the Wine will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 in Tyron. more »»

Mirror Images

July 27, 2014 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 »»


July 27, 2014 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 »»

Across the area

July 26, 2014 Fundraiser set for Hope for Families Bob Evans restaurant, 317 W. Plank Road, Altoona, is hosting a community fundraiser for Blair Hope for Families on Sunday. From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. more »»

Across the area

July 24, 2014 Bellwood library honors photographer BELLWOOD — Amy Renney Sipes is the artist of the month at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library for July and August, displaying more than 40 photographs taken over... more »»

Roaring Spring library plans August activities

July 23, 2014 ROARING SPRING —?The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for August. Library and Book?Cellar hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

AAJHS holds awards assembly

July 23, 2014 Altoona Area Junior High School has announced its award winners for the 2013-14 school year. Award winners were presented with various honors during Awards Night ceremonies. more »»

WISE Women presents scholarships

July 23, 2014 WISE Women of Blair County announ­ced the scholarship winners for the spring term. more »»

Shamus charity ride, shuffle to raise funds for families

July 23, 2014 LORETTO —?Brother Shamus McGrenra, T.O.R., is well-known in the Saint Francis University communit. more »»

Local teen to be in state pageant this weekend

July 23, 2014 MacKenzie Grace Reed, daughter of John and Melissa Reed of Duncansville, will be among the candidates competing for the title of Miss Teen of Pennsylvania at the 2014 state pageant, which will be... more »»

Car and motorcycle events

July 23, 2014 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot, Plank Road, Altoona. For more information, call Dale Crum at 946-4745 or visit more »»

Park programs

July 23, 2014 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at visitor center. more »»


July 23, 2014 Helen Ritter Helen Ritter, a lifelong resident of Tyrone, celebrated her 90th birthday on July 11. She is the last surviving sibling in a family of five children. She was born July 11, 1924. more »»

Planting project

July 23, 2014 Members of the Blair Garden Club of Altoona planted flowers at Seventh Street and Chestnut Avenue in Altoona on May 3. more »»

Across the area

July 22, 2014 Historical society plans Aug. events EVERETT —?The Bloody Run Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Everett Railroad Museum on Fifth Street, off North Spring Stree. more »»

BG students study in France through SFU

July 22, 2014 Eleven students from Bishop Guil­foyle Catholic High School, Altoona, participated in BG’s “Study Abroad, Summer in France Pro­gram,” run through Saint Francis University, Loretto. more »»

Local nonprofit partners with NASA for project

July 22, 2014 The Beating the Odds Foundation partnered with NASA for a special event at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. more »»

Across the area

July 21, 2014 Children mark Fair Housing Month The month of April was designated as Fair Housing Month to commemorate Congress passing the Civil Rights Act of l968. more »»

Library recognizes artists

July 21, 2014 The Altoona Area Public Library has announced its July artists of the month. The display includes an array of paintings by the artists of the Holliday Art Studio. more »»

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