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Richland Community Days canceled JOHNSTOWN — The Richland Community Days Festival Committee announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Richland Community Days Festival due to a lack of funding, resources and related issues to organize, produce and present the festival this year. The ...

BALM Family Recovery Program to begin Aug. 3

Stacey Karchner, a family recovery life coach through the BALM (Be A Loving Mirror) Family Recovery Program, will teach a free course for those in Blair County who are affected by another’s substance use disorder/addiction. The eight-week course, which is sponsored by Blair County Drug and ...

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Horseshoe Seniors dinner-dances return The Horseshoe Seniors Dinner-Dance will be held Wednesday, July 21, at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to music by a DJ. Admission is $13 per person. Singles and couples are ...

Donations needed for Stuff the Bus

Registration for distribution due by July 30 The Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County is seeking donations of supplies for the Stuff the Bus Campaign. Donations will be accepted until July 30. On July 30, volunteers from the Family Resource Center and United Way will pick ...

4 generations-Carmosino

Courtesy photo Four generations of the Carmosino family. From back to front Nicholas Carmosino III of Pittsburgh (father), Nicholas Carmosino II (grandfather), and Valene Carmosino (great-grandfather), and Nicholas Carmosino (Nico) IV. Nico was born on March 8. The Altoona Mirror accepts ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. July 7 — Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, first; Cheryl Wherry and Barb Vander Jagt, second. July 8 — John Soldo and David Maletta, first; Elaine Fuller and Mike Anesko, second; Barbara Marinak and ...