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Helping Others

March 1, 2014 The Altoona Area Junior High School students and staff members recently presented a check for $1,100 to the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home for Christmas gift purchases for veterans. more »»

Writers, artists invited for contest

March 1, 2014 Creative Communication announced its Spring 2014 Celebration of Writers and Artist essay, poetry and art contests. The deadline for the essay contest has passed. more »»

ARC FCU offers $3,000 scholarship

March 1, 2014 ARC Federal Credit Union is offering a $3,000 scholarship to an area high school senior. more »»

UPMC Altoona offers support groups, clinics

March 1, 2014 UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in March. They are listed alphabetically according to where they are held. more »»

Auxiliary donates AEDs to hospital

February 20, 2014 TYRONE — The Ty­rone Hospital auxiliary donated six Medtronic Physio-Con­trol Life Pak Defibrillators to Tyrone Hospital. more »»

Nominations invited for next ‘20 Under 40’

February 18, 2014 The Mirror is now accepting nominations for its seventh edition of “20 Under 40,” which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. more »»

St. Patrick’s Day Race set for March 15

February 16, 2014 NEWRY — The third annual St. Pat­rick’s Day 5K Run, 5K Race-Walk, One-Mile Fun Walk and Youth Dash will be held March 15. Events start and finish in front of St. more »»

Blair Junior Achievement kicks off campaign

January 28, 2014 Junior Achievement of Blair County recently kicked off its annual fundraising campaign under the leadership of honorary chairwoman, Holly Vaughan of Citizens National Ban. more »»

Students named extraordinary ministers

January 21, 2014 Twenty students at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, were commissioned by Bishop Mark Bartchak as extraordinary ministers at the school’s Thanksgiving Mass. more »»

Cabin Fever dance set for Jan. 31

January 15, 2014 The Blair County Respiratory Disease Society will hold a Cabin?Fever Dance at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. Music will be provided by Shallow 9. more »»

BG accepting nominations for 2014 Ring of Honor

January 12, 2014 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School is accepting nominations for the school’s Ring of Honor ceremony on April 24. more »»

Memorial created in honor of violinist

January 11, 2014 ORLANDO, Fla. The Doris Paisley Memorial Music Scholarship has been established at Valencia College. Paisley was a longtime player and concertmistress of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. more »»

Rec commission announces programs

January 9, 2014 The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission has announced the following upcoming programs. For more information, visit www.cbrcparks. more »»

Girl Scout Cookie Program kicks off

January 8, 2014 More than 160 Girl Scouts representing 22 troops from Bedford, Cambria and Blair counties attended a cookie rally on Saturday at St. more »»

Hollidaysburg library sets programs

December 31, 2013 HOLLIDAYSBURG The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its January events. Library winter hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.. more »»

Keller earns statewide trustee award

December 30, 2013 SEVEN SPRINGS - On Oct. 20, at its annual conference, the Pennsylvania Library Association honored Joe Keller of Hollidaysburg as its Trustee of the Yea. more »»

Contest focuses on drug prevention

December 28, 2013 CAMP HILL The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Drug Free Pennsylvania launched its seventh annual statewide contest for middle and high school students. more »»

Altoona Area Public Library sets programs

December 28, 2013 The Altoona Area Public Library will be closed through Jan. 12 for renovation of the air handler system. The library also will be closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday. more »»

Cambria Heights elementary students win holiday contest

December 23, 2013 PITTSBURGH Two students from Cambria Heights Elementary School are winners of the 10th annual Edgar Snyder and Associates “My Holiday Wish” Coloring Contest. more »»

Blair Dance Company wins regional competition

December 19, 2013 LANCASTER — The Blair Dance Company from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, traveled to its third regional competition of the season, the Nexstar National Talent Competition from April 12 to 14. more »»

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