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Mending Hearts, helping pets; Animal lovers set up no-kill shelter in Blair

July 11, 2013 In February 2000, LuAnn Wolf’s aunt and uncle’s Shetland sheepdog, Heidi, ran into the woods and was lost. Wolfe joined a search and 19 hours later, at 9 a.m. the next morning, Heidi was found. more »»

Executive chef settles into new position at Altoona hospital

July 10, 2013 The mention of hospital food doesn’t typically tantalize one’s tastebuds. That is until now. more »»

Blair County Historical Society offers programs; president sets goal to make sites community hubs

July 7, 2013 By Amanda Gabeletto agabeletto@altoonamirror.com The Blair County Historical Society is aiming to make the sites it oversees a place for the community to gather. more »»

Area man helps with Disney's ‘Lone Ranger’

July 6, 2013 You won’t see Jason Lamb’s name until the movie credits, but he played a vital role in making “The Lone Ranger. more »»

Farm fresh: Area markets offer up local goods, chance to socialize

July 6, 2013 Farm fresh food isn’t just an alliteration. It’s a movement. more »»

Family has honed restaurant skills during more than 20 years in business

July 3, 2013 ALEXANDRIA — When Margie Perow and one of her daughters, Tammy Basil, first began managing Paesano’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria 20 years ago, they had to learn the business of running a... more »»

Area fireworks

July 3, 2013 July 3 Huntingdon Start: 9:20 p.m. Set off from the top of Fifth Street The Galleria Mall, Johnstown Start: 9:30 p.m. more »»

Finding forgiveness: Anastasi’s ‘I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan’ goes Off-Broadway

June 29, 2013 Take away some of the politics, add in a little more emotion and hopefully that will be the right mix for audiences seeing Dr. John Anastasi’s play that will premiere in New York City next month. more »»

Making a global difference; Area college student attends Clinton initiative university

June 27, 2013 A quote from former President Bill Clinton sums up what the Clinton Global Initiative University embodies, Penn State University Park student Arianna De Reus said. more »»

Altoona native to photograph Wallenda stunt

June 22, 2013 This Sunday at 8 p.m., famed aerialist Nik Wallenda will attempt to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope without a net or a harness, a stunt which will be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel. more »»

All you can eat: New Railroaders Museum event is third wing showcase in Blair County

June 22, 2013 Summer is officially here, and Blair County is getting hot — hot wings. more »»

Local ice cream makers serve up scoops of own recipes

June 20, 2013 Ice cream is a favorite dish for many throughout the year, but summer is a time when more of us bypass pies, cakes and cookies in favor of the cold and creamy trea. more »»

Altoona art students create paintings for hospital

June 20, 2013 Some Altoona Area High School art students recently gave back to their community through the use of their paint brushes. more »»

Father's Day Makeover 2013: Son's letter shows admiration, appreciation for what Hollidaysburg man has done for his family

June 16, 2013 There was one constant refrain throughout the day: “I don’t feel like I did anything special.” But to his son, everything that he’s done for his family makes Domenic “Nick” Cecere Jr. more »»

Sisterhood at the Mishler: ‘Menopause The Musical’ brings bond, healing to stage

June 15, 2013 The Mishler Theatre in Altoona recently installed central air conditioning, and its most appreciative audience might just be coming up. more »»

Former Altoonan remembered for contribution to the arts

June 13, 2013 Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes life seems to imitate art. more »»

Providing a permanent home

June 13, 2013 By the age of 10, Zoe Ball of Altoona had already been in three or four foster care homes. She doesn’t remember the exact number. more »»

Altoona Area Public Library kicks off summer reading programs

June 9, 2013 Altoona mom Richel Stumpf’s children have participated in the Altoona Area Public Library summer reading program for several year. more »»

‘Kinky Boots’ takes home best musical and six Tony Awards

June 9, 2013 NEW YORK — The feel-good musical “Kinky Boots,” with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, won a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best score and best... more »»

 
 

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