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Helping Make-A-Wish

April 28, 2016 Courtesy photo Brouse Wellness and Chiropractic in Duncansville recently presented a check for $3,900 to Make-A-Wish to grant the wish of a Blair County child. The donation was made by D. more »»

 
 
 
Altoona library sets May activities

April 28, 2016 The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its May activities. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoonalibrary.org. more »»

Car and motorcycle club events

April 28, 2016 Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting — 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is May 12. New members are welcome. more »»

Local girls surprise veteran by paying for his dinner

April 28, 2016 Lynn Traveny and his wife Carrol were in for quite a surprise Friday evening when they went to dinner at Longhorn Steak House in Altoon. more »»

Golf outing to raise money for St. Vincent de Paul Society

April 28, 2016 The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Youth Ministry will hold its eighth annual golf outing on June 18 at Park Hills Country Club in Altoona. more »»

Birthday

April 28, 2016 Rita Griffith Rita M. Popovich Griffith of Altoona will celebrate her 85th birthday on May 8. She was born May 8, 1931, in Patton, the daughter of Caroline and Herbert Hammond. more »»

Across the area

April 27, 2016 Golf registration due by Friday The Guts &?Glory team of the Take Steps for Crohn’s &?Colitis walk will be host its second annual golf outing to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis foundation. more »»

Breast prostheses donated to JMBCC

April 27, 2016 WINDBER — A local knitting group has donated 28 pairs of Knitted Knockers — soft, comfortable, knit prostheses for breast cancer survivors — to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center, the first in the... more »»

Healthy Living Club sets May programs, classes

April 27, 2016 UPMC Altoona’s Healthy Living Club has scheduled the following educational programs and screenings for May. If you need an interpreter or have other special needs, call 889-2630 or 888-313-4665. more »»

Park programs

April 27, 2016 Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000 Birding by Ear, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. more »»

Across the area

April 26, 2016 UPMC Foundation plans golf classic UPMC Altoona Foundation will hold its seventh annual golf classic on June 20 at Scotch Valley Country Club in Hollidaysburg. Golfer registration is underway. more »»

Roaring Spring library sets May activities

April 26, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for May. The library and Book Cellar are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a. more »»

UPMC Altoona offers support groups, clinics

April 26, 2016 UPMC Altoona will offer the following support group meetings and patient clinics in May as a public service to the community. They are listed alphabetically according to where they are held. more »»

Blair Dance Company wins top awards

April 26, 2016 LANCASTER — The Blair Dance Company from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, traveled to its first regional competition of the season — “Sheer Talent LTD” on March 12 in Lancaster. more »»

Boy Scout fundraiser to be held June 23

April 24, 2016 The Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold its annual fund-raising event on June 23 at The Casino at Lakemont Park to benefit Scouting in Blair County. more »»

SAMA to offer summer art camp

April 24, 2016 The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will continue its tradition of offering a children’s art camp this summe. more »»

Club notes

April 24, 2016 Patton Garden Club to install officers PATTON — The Patton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Patton Public Library. more »»

Yesteryear

April 24, 2016 Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be include. more »»

Garver Memorial YMCA to mark Healthy Kids Day

April 24, 2016 ROARING SPRING — On Saturday, the Garver Memorial YMCA will hold a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. more »»

Week of the Young Child celebration

April 23, 2016 Mirror photo by J.D.?Cavrich At Taylor’s Turf at The Learning Station in?Altoona, 21 children released balloons on?April 11 in celebration of The Week of the Young Child. more »»

Music teacher receives Citation of Excellence

April 23, 2016 LOYSBURG — Ellen Stuckey of Martinsburg, a teacher at Northern Bedford County Elementary School since 1990, received the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association’s Citation of Excellence Award at... more »»

 
 

Emergency Preparedness April 28, 2016

Blair County Emergency Management and local agencies are conducting a training on preparing for personal emergencies and community disasters for people with ANY type of disability. There is no cost for the training and lunch is included. Register with The Arc of Blair County, (814)946-1011 or www. more »

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Grading the Steelers 2013 draft

April 28, 2016 Blogger’s note: The grades pundits will deal out this weekend are meaningless, of course. You can only properly grade a draft in hindsight. more »

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