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Ritchey’s Dairy marks 75th year

August 2, 2015 By Walt Frank wfrank@altoonamirror.com MARTINSBURG — Ritchey’s Dairy is a survivor. Founded Aug. 3, 1940, by Oliver C. more »»

 
 
 
Kent Stanko

August 2, 2015 What products or services does your company provide? We are a general contractor that has skilled carpenters and painters on staf. more »»

State permission needed

July 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Blair County Conservation District is pursuing permission from the state for stream crossing work at Valley View County Park. more »»

Work to depend on labs

July 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG - Blair County will depend on CMT Labs of State College to provide concrete testing services on an as-needed basis during renovation work at the employee parking garage. more »»

UPMC Altoona recognized

July 31, 2015 UPMC Altoona has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. more »»

Chamber sets Before Hours

July 31, 2015 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Before Hours from 7-9 a.m. Aug. 19 at The Salon Professional Academy, 415 D Orchard Ave. more »»

Will Internet listen to private conversations?

July 30, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qual. more »»

Business briefs

July 30, 2015 Salon Academy recognized The Salon Professional Academy of Altoona is one of 15 out of nearly 2,000 beauty schools in the United States to be awarded “Diamond Academy” status by Redken 5th Avenue NYC. more »»

Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov’t could be costly

July 28, 2015 DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to... more »»

Norfolk Southern’s profit drops

July 28, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern’s 23 percent drop in second-quarter profit follows the same story line as other railroads seeing a sharp decline in coal shipments. more »»

Business briefs, July 28

July 28, 2015 tyrone U-Haul coming to Tyrone Tyrone Convenience Store, 1960 Adams Ave., has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer and will offer U-Haul trucks and support rental item. more »»

East Side Concrete has new plant

July 26, 2015 Concrete is flowing again at East Side Concrete Supply Co. Inc. The company on Old Mill Run Road poured the first yard of concrete from its new batch plant on July 9. more »»

Behind the Desk

July 26, 2015 Address: 911 Logan Blv. more »»

Workplace

July 26, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Kimberly Helsel of New Enterprise was recently promoted to manager of marketing, communications and public relations for Home Nursing Agency. more »»

Comcast adds online customers; box office pumps up revenue

July 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Despite a slowdown in subscriber growth, the Internet is still propelling Comcast. The movies and theme parks in its NBCUniversal entertainment unit also bolstered results in the quarter. more »»

McDonald’s eyes variety of changes to compensate for declining US sales

July 24, 2015 NEW YORK — McDonald’s is looking at variety of changes to win back customers in the U.. more »»

Briefcase

July 21, 2015 CARLISLE Giant/Martin’s aid CMN Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets customers donated $563,683 through the grocers’ annual Children Miracle Network $1 paper balloon campaign, which ran June... more »»

Behind the desk

July 19, 2015 Company name: Top Hat Chimney Sweeps Inc. Address: 218 Spring A. more »»

Workplace

July 19, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Michael Pennington of Altoona has been appointed to director for experiential education and pre-law advising services after his first-year of service at Villanova... more »»

Painters having tough summer

July 19, 2015 The wet spring and early summer has created havoc for local painting contractors. more »»

Mirror promotes Hanna-Eckenrode, Holliday

July 19, 2015 Two Altoona Mirror employees recently were promoted as the news and information company continues to refine and reinvent its marketing and sales efforts. more »»

 
 

DOLLAR DAYS- Lakemont Park August 5, 2015

For only $5.00 admission, park guests can ride & slide all day every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Sponsored by Wendy’s. more »

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  1. We wait until August to take a week’s vacation.
  2. Relaxing at the pool, which I hope continues into September.
  3. Preparing the kids -— and the parents — for the start of school.
  4. I’m counting the days until football season.
 
 
 
 

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