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Lunch & Learn to focus on abuse

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family Services Inc. will hold a Lunch & Learn, “Life in the Digital Age: Understanding Tech Abuse.” It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the American Legion Social Hall at Legion Park, ...

‘Evening to End NF1’ set for Nov. 6

“An Evening to End NF1” will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. The event will benefit the Giorgio Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to funding medical research for a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF1), and 100% of donations will go toward ...

In the news on this date: October 21

50 years ago Oct. 21, 1971 A member of the Governor’s Justice Commission was in Blair County to inspect the prison and gave a negative report, putting on hold a $200,000 renovation project the Blair Prison Board had been planning. 25 years ago Oct. 21, 1996 The Arc of Blair County ...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Saturday

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Altoona residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Blair County Ballpark, Altoona. On walk day, participants honor those affected by ...

Across the area

Fort Roberdeau to host program for veterans Fort Roberdeau will host a veterans tribute program from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the fort’s White Oak Hall. This is a free tribute program for veterans, active duty military, their spouses and caregivers. “Hunting for Food ...