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Brightening the day

May 3, 2016 Courtesy photo Representatives of the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary visited Tyrone Hospital during the Easter holiday. Easter flowers were distributed to all of the hospital’s patients. more »»

Across the area

May 2, 2016 Y offers diabetes prevention program HOLLIDAYSBURG —?The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and the National Diabetes Prevention Program to help reduce people’s... more »»

Block & Bridal Contest

May 2, 2016 Courtesy photo Cambria County was represented with two 4-H?livestock judging teams at the 2016 Block & Bridle Spring Contest on March 18 at Penn?State University, University Park. more »»

Altoona Day held in Florida

May 2, 2016 BRADENTON, Fla. — Altoona Day 2016 attracted a record crowd of 170 people, including approximately 30 first-time attendees, to Duff’s Original Buffet on Feb. 25 for food and fellowship. more »»

Claysburg library sets its activities for May

May 2, 2016 CLAYSBURG — The following activities have been planned this month at the Claysburg Area Public Library. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Club notes

May 1, 2016 Roaring Spring Lions hold FFA Night ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Lions Club held its annual FFA Night on March 1. more »»

Bark For Life event Saturday at Legion Park

May 1, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Families and their furry friends will celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark For Lif. more »»

NAACP to hold Freedom Fund Dinner

May 1, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — The Blair County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its annual Freedom Fund dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Calvin House. more »»


May 1, 2016 Becky Shoop of Hollidaysburg submitted this photo of her mother, Alice “Betty” Hoover-Magill, who delivered the Altoona Mirror as a teen in the 1930s in Duncansville. more »»


May 1, 2016 Corning Reunion 2016 will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Pleasant Gap Carnival Grounds, 475 Robinson?Lane. Lunch will be served at 3 p.m. more »»

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 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 »»


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 »»

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