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Baker Mansion Events for August

Movies, dance, music, history and a Ye Old Time Fair: These are just some of the exciting things that are coming up in August at Baker Mansion in Altoona. The month kicks off Aug. 4 at 8:45 p.m. with a free movie night featuring... — Updated 7/29/2021


Picture Perfect Frame and Gallery Opening in Hollidaysburg

Suzanne Pequignot is not only opening a new art gallery. She is also set to take over her brother-in-law Brian Smith's custom framing business, which he has run for 29 years.... — Updated 7/29/2021


North Juniata Street Construction Project Update

Construction and related detours continue in Hollidaysburg as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) continues the long awaited North Juniata Street intersection... — Updated 7/29/2021

Callie Dunmire Places 5th in the National SkillsUSA Competition

Callie Dunmire, a student who completed the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC) Visual Arts Technologies program in 2021, recently placed fifth in a national SkillsUSA Championships in the category of Advertising... — Updated 7/21/2021

State Police Seizes More Than $19.6 Million in Illegal Drugs During the Second Quarter of 2021

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced today that troopers confiscated $19,601,549 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other illicit drugs in the second quarter of 2021. From April 1 through June 30,... — Updated 7/21/2021


Blair County Court to Celebrate 175th Anniversary on July 27

In conjunction with the 175th anniversary of Blair County, the Blair County courts are also celebrating the milestone birthday. A special free event will be held July 27 at 3 p.m.... — Updated 7/21/2021


Vets' Charity Orgs. Host Cornhole Tournament, Give Scholarships

On Saturday, July 17, two local 501 c3 Veteran's charity organizations combined forces to provide assistance to local veterans during these times of uncertainty. The Marauders MC... — Updated 7/21/2021


Fire Destroys Hollidaysburg Home

Three people escaped their burning Frankstown Sportsman Road home in Hollidaysburg on Friday afternoon, July 16. According to the Geeseytown Fire Company, the call came in around... — Updated 7/21/2021

Blood Shortage Continues: Red Cross Needs Donors Now

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a... — Updated 7/21/2021

Inmate Accused of Smuggling Drugs into Blair County Prison

An inmate at the Blair County Prison is facing additional charges after police said she smuggled heroin packets into the prison. According to the charges filed by Hollidaysburg Borough police, on July 5, Samantha Jo Miller, 36,... — Updated 7/21/2021

Veterans Homes Residents, Families Brought Closer Together Thanks to Vaccination Clinics

Residents at Pennsylvania’s six veterans homes are safer and closer to their families and friends thanks to each home recently holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The clinics were open to residents and staff who had not yet... — Updated 7/2/2021


Local Author Tom Catalano Happy to Share His Words

Hollidaysburg author Tom Catalano writes about a variety of different themes and subjects. His first book came out in 1993 and his most recent one was released in 2020. Catalano... — Updated 6/30/2021

Wassell Promoted to Associate Head Coach for Women's Soccer Program

Penn State women’s soccer head coach Erica Dambach announced the promotion of Tim Wassell to associate head coach Thursday. Beginning his 12th season with the Nittany Lions in fall 2021, Wassell directs the goalkeepers and... — Updated 7/16/2021


Bowery Mission Project: The Journey Continues

Chuck Monts and wife Deb have just five days remaining in their cross-country fundraising journey to benefit the Bowery Mission Project in New York City. Morrisons Cove Herald... — Updated 7/29/2021

Catholic Churches Set to Resume Obligation to Attend Mass

In March 2020, the onslaught of COVID-19 suddenly and dramatically changed the routines of our lives. From the way we shopped for groceries, educated our kids, went to work, or worshipped, adjustments had to be made as officials... — Updated 7/21/2021

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