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Canoeing merit badge

August 30, 2015 Courtesy photo On July 30, several area Boy Scouts worked on their “canoeing” merit badges at Canoe Creek State Park. Adam Spangler of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission presented the sessio. more »»


August 30, 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 »»

Golf outing benefits melanoma research

August 30, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Foreman Foundation hosted the 20th annual golf outing on July 10 at Scotch Valley Country Club to help raise money for the Penn State Milton . more »»

School of Nursing Alumni increase activities, plan all-class reunion

August 30, 2015 Nurses, both active and retired, are re-invigorating the Altoona Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. more »»

4 generations

August 30, 2015 The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. more »»

Hollidaysburg class of '50 marks 65 years

August 29, 2015 Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Senior High School class of 1950 held its 65th anniversary reunion on Aug. 8 at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg. more »»

Park Service invites entries for art contest

August 29, 2015 As the Western Pennsyl-vania National Parks prepare for the centennial year in 2016, they are looking for fourth-graders to share their park experience in art. more »»

Across the area

August 29, 2015 Teen’s drawing published in magazine The August 2015 issue of Highlights has published a drawing by 14-year-old Alexis B. Williams in its “Your Own Pages” section. more »»

Teams raise money for MS Society

August 27, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG —?The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724, the Duncansville VFW Post 8724 Ladies Auxiliary — Team VFW District 22 — raised $2,399 for the National Multi­ple Sclerosis... more »»

Woman receives the gift of sound

August 27, 2015 Miracle-Ear of Altoona, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to provide Donna Williams the gift of sound. more »»

Car and motorcycle events

August 27, 2015 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. Two-Wheel Tuesday motorcycle rides — through Sept. 1, weather permitting. more »»

Across the area

August 27, 2015 ‘Back to School Bash’ is Saturday Scorchin Entertainment will sponsor a “Back to School Bash” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Prospect Park, Altoona. more »»

'All Paws on Deck'

August 26, 2015 Mirror file photo The Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Mar­tinsburg, will celeberate “the last dog-gone day of summer” with an “All Paws on Deck” canine swim from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. more »»

Keep Blair County Beautiful receives award

August 26, 2015 Keep Blair County Beautiful, a function of the Intermunicipal Relations Committee, has received a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful 25 in 25 grant award for its freon removal program and compost... more »»

Park programs

August 26, 2015 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Daily summer activities, through Sept. 27, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. more »»

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

August 26, 2015 Courtesy photo The Blair County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Committee is gearing up for the 2015 MSABC Walk fundraising campaign, now in its 19th year. more »»

Across the area

August 25, 2015 Dance to feature Country Blend SAXTON — A dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Broad Top Area Senior Center, 707 Ninth St., with music by Country Blend. The kitchen will open at 6 p.m. more »»

Healthy Living Club sets Sept. programs, classes

August 25, 2015 UPMC Altoona’s Healthy Living Club has scheduled the following educational programs and screenings for September. Programs are open to all adult age groups unless otherwise specified. more »»

Family bocce tournament

August 25, 2015 Courtesy photo The inaugural Buccinese Family Bocce Tournament was held on July 18 at the Buccinese Club. more »»


August 25, 2015 Aug. 12, 2015 Breighlyn Edward Giselman, a son born to Rachel Leighty and Edward Giselman Jr., Altoona, at UPMC Altoona at 11:40 p.m. Landon Paul Harshberger, a son born to Rachael L. more »»

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