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Altoona library announces Nov. activities

October 26, 2015 The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its November programs and activities. The library hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Helping to fill the shelves

October 26, 2015 Courtesy photo Archway Ministries Christians In Action, 401 Fifth Ave., Altoona, will open a food bank this week. It will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, as well as Nov. 18 and Dec. 1. more »»

Club notes

October 25, 2015 Patton?club recognizes area gardens PATTON —?The Patton Garden Club recognized three area gardens this summer with the Garden of Distinction Award. more »»

Cancer society to hold Color My World Cancer Free Fun Run

October 25, 2015 The American Cancer Society will hold a Color My World Cancer Free Fun Run on Nov. 7 in downtown Altoona, starting near the Altoona Post Office. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Local Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

October 25, 2015 Girl Scouts of Western Pennsyl­vania presented Makayla and Maken­na Murphy, Rebecca Smith and Cecilia Gebhardt with the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl... more »»

5 generations

October 25, 2015 The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. Photos will be published at no charge on the Community News page. more »»


October 25, 2015 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 »»

Helping others

October 25, 2015 Courtesy photos October is community outreach month for realtors, and this group spent the day delivering Meals on Wheels, a program through Blair Senior Services, to local residents who are unable... more »»

UPMC offers tips for staying safe for Halloween party hosts, attendees

October 24, 2015 More than 157 million Ameri­cans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Con­sumer Spending Survey. more »»

Across the area

October 24, 2015 Parade is Monday in Huntingdon HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Area Hallo­ween Parade is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. more »»

Across the area

October 23, 2015 Gluten Free Expo set for Nov. 8 STATE COLLEGE — The third annual Central PA Gluten Free Expo will take place from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. more »»

Across the area

October 22, 2015 Senior centers host open house events Blair Senior Services Inc. more »»

Tires, freon items and more to be accepted for recycling

October 22, 2015 Residents are invited to recycle at the Tires, Electronics, Batteries, Boxes, Bags, & Books Recycling Collection. This multi-material recycling collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Grier Gala set for Nov. 13-15

October 22, 2015 TYRONE —?The Grier School will host its annual Grier Gala Nov. 13 to 15 at the school. Rehearsals will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 to 12. more »»

Lamb chops cooking contest

October 22, 2015 Courtesy photo The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops held its annual cooking contest on Sept. 6. Each member was given a pound of lamb burger and had 45 minutes to make a meal. more »»

Car club events

October 22, 2015 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday in October, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. For more information, call Dale Crum at 946-4745 or visit more »»

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

October 22, 2015 Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. more »»

Across the area

October 21, 2015 Pancake breakfast set for Sunday CRESSON — The Cresson Area Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cresson American Legion on Ashcroft Avenue. more »»

UPMC, Safe Kids offer Halloween safety tips

October 21, 2015 UPMC Altoona and Safe Kids Blair County remind parents that Hallo­ween is the most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians. more »»

Park programs

October 21, 2015 Canoe Creek State Park, 205 Canoe Creek Road, Hollidaysburg, 695-6807 Birds and Binoculars, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, meet at Wentz Education Center. more »»

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