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Area Life

Spiritual notes

Tax help available The New Life Worship Center Tax Team will be assisting people with taxes now through April 15. Cost is $20 donation per return, will all donations distributed to local charitable organizations. Those taking part should have last year’s (2020) tax return; all tax documents ...

Spiritual notes

Free lunch offered Free lunch will be available from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Twenty-eighth Street Church of the Brethren, 2800 Union Ave., Altoona. The lunch will be eat in or take out, with take out available beginning at 11:30 a.m. The meal includes ham and bean ...

On this date: Dec. 31

50 years ago — 1971 Robert Blair Gable, 79, Pottsville, former president of the William F. Gable Department Store in Altoona from 1922 to 1931, died Dec. 29. He was the first news photographer in Altoona, working with the Altoona Mirror, Altoona Tribune and Altoona Times, and helped ...

In the news on this date: December 24

50 years ago 1971 A special program of Christmas music was presented that week on the Altoona Campus of Penn State by the 50-bell carillon of the All Faiths Chapel. 25 years ago 1996 As part of a $25,000 fundraiser for the Altoona Area Public Library, Ryan Houp, 5, won a Tickle Me ...

ACT sets virtual reverse raffle

The Altoona Community Theatre will host a virtual reverse raffle fundraiser from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2022. Unlike a traditional raffle, winners are those whose name is not called until the end. Tickets are $50. Only 200 tickets will be sold with a chance to win $250, $500 or a grand ...

Christmas Eve, Day services announced

Diocese sets schedule The following are Mass schedules for Blair County parishes in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas Mass schedules for other parishes in the diocese are available on the diocesan website at dioceseaj.org. CHRISTMAS EVE - ...