The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:52:12 EDTWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:52:12 EDT the area blanket collection kicks off LORETTO -?The Saint Francis University Community Blanketeers' annual blanket collection kicked off on Monday and will run until April .Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTWISE Women awards $12,250 in grants Women of Blair County awarded $12,250 in grant money to five organizations on Jan. 20. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. Funded for the 2016 grant cycle were: Altoona Community Theater (ACT), Family Services Inc.Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTConcert to benefit Contact Altoona Altoona, Blair County's only 24 hour telephone helpline, is bringing back to town, Mike Reid, to perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Mishler Theatre, with all proceeds benefiting Contact Altoona.Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTPark programs Furnace State Park, Huntingdon, 667-1805 "Animal Prognosticators," 2 p.m. Sunday, visitor center. Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000 Winter Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, marina.Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTAcross the area Heart Ball set for Saturday EVERETT - The Broken Heart Ball will be held Saturday at the Old American Legion Home, one mile south of Everett on Route 26. Tickets are $20 and available only at the door. Doors open at 4 p..Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDT