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April 16, 2014 June Johnston June Rose (Kells) Johnston of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Juniata, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Satur­day. She was born April 12, 1911, the daughter of Dr. more »»

 
 
 
Scouting for Food

April 16, 2014 Boy Scout Troop 49, sponsored by Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona, recently participated in the “Scouting For Food”?drive. more »»

Community foundation accepting proposals for unrestricted grants

April 16, 2014 The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation is accepting grant proposal from organizations that meet the following criteria: n Only 501(c)(3) organizations or organizations that qualify for a... more »»

Across the area

April 16, 2014 Vision screenings to be held April 25 The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind will offer free vision screenings for ages 2 to adult from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

GACTC receives fire equipment

April 15, 2014 Recently, the Emergency Services program at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center has received a number of donations of equipment from several local fire departments: United Fire Department... more »»

‘Hometown hero’ sought in Tyrone

April 15, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Events and Promotions Community, in conjunction with the Tyrone Community Days Committee, is looking for the next “Hometown Hero. more »»

Birthday

April 15, 2014 Elizabeth Edwards Elizabeth Edwards of Lakemont will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 18. An open house will be held from noon to 5 p.m. April 27 at the home of her son, Glenn L. more »»

Across the area

April 15, 2014 Bounce Marathon nets $5,018 The 44th annual Penn State Altoona Greek-sponsored philanthropic event, Bounce Marathon, took place April 4 to 6 at various locations around Altoona. more »»

Schools receive hearing screening machines

April 14, 2014 The UPMC Altoona Foun­dation has donated 16 digital hearing screening machines to seven Blair County school districts to promote hearing health among children and youth. more »»

'Chocolate, Hearts and Harmony'

April 14, 2014 The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and Bottleworks held their first joint Valentineás Day fundraiser on Feb. 14, titled, âChocolate, Hearts and Harmon. more »»

Across the area

April 14, 2014 Vendor fair to benefit Making Strides ROARING SPRING —?A “Spring Into Hope” Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 434 E. Main S. more »»

Club notes

April 13, 2014 Women’s club awards adult scholarships HOLLIDAYSBURG — The GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club awards a scholarship annually to an adult woman who is returning to school after a break in education... more »»

Service notes

April 13, 2014 CORY B. KYLOR Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Cory B. Kylor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. more »»

Celebration 5K to kick off Miracle Network Weekend

April 13, 2014 TIPTON — A 5K race will kick off the start of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger’s Celebration Weekend at 8:30 a.m. May 31 at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. more »»

Mirror Images

April 13, 2014 Amateur photographers may submit photos for consideration to: Mirror Images, c/o Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603. Photos also can be emailed to community@altoonamirror. more »»

Yesteryear

April 13, 2014 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 »»

M&T Bank makes $25K EITC contribution

April 12, 2014 Officials from M&T Bank recently presented the Second Cen­tury Scholar­ship Fund with a check for $25,000. This represents M&Ts contribution to the Edu­cational Improvement Tax Credit program. more »»

New student testing set for May 21 at HAJHS

April 12, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School will be conducting a testing and orientation for students new to the Hollidaysburg Area School District from 3:30 to 5 p.m. more »»

Across the area

April 12, 2014 across the area BBBS to hold reception Tuesday Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently celebrating 50 years of programming in Blair County. more »»

Musical students

April 12, 2014 Courtesy photos The following students attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 6 Band Festival held at Meyersdale Area High School on Feb. 6 to 8. more »»

Across the area

April 10, 2014 Library recognizes artist of the month The Altoona Area Public Library welcomes Sue Lehman as its artist of the month for April. more »»

 
 

Shotgun Shoots April 16, 2014

The Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club will hold Shotgun Shoots each Wed. at 7 pm. $10 for 6 Rounds. Located 1.5 miles from the Allegro on Veterans Memorial Hwy towards the Horseshoe Curve, Altoona. All ages welcome! For more info: avsa_membership@hotmail. more »

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MAD MEN 7x01:
Broken men,
forgotten women

April 14, 2014 Episode title: “Time Zones” Significance: An obvious reference to the bi-coastal storylines and lives of some of our lead characters, but also a reminder of where four of them – Don, Peggy, Roger... more »

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