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Hollidaysburg Herald Introduces a New Community Calendar – Free and Easy to Use

The Herald is introducing a new community calendar that is free to use. The Herald's Community Calendar has been completely revamped and is now easier to use. The entire... — Updated 9/3/2020


Penn State Offering Master Gardener Class

Do you have a strong interest in gardening? Are you a life-long learner? Do you want to help others and share your gardening enthusiasm and knowledge? Then consider becoming a Penn... — Updated 9/3/2020


Flight 93 National Memorial to Offer Special Event on Sept. 11

The Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville will continue to remember the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. The National Park Service (NPS)... — Updated 9/3/2020


Grant to Help Blair County Airport With Recovery from Crisis

The Altoona-Blair County Airport, Martinsburg, is one of two airports that serve the people of Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District that has been awarded Federal Aviation... — Updated 9/3/2020


Gas Prices Jump Following Hurricane's Arrival

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is 11 cents higher this week at $2.584 per gallon, according to AAA East Central's Gas Price Report. This week's avg.... — Updated 9/3/2020


Growing Drought Causing Trees To Drop Leaves; Portends A Poor Foliage Display

With little rain in the long-term weather forecast, a worsening drought in much of the Northeast portends trouble for Pennsylvania's vaunted fall foliage display, according to a... — Updated 9/3/2020


Conservative Groups Host 'Red, White and Blue' Rally

Two local conservative groups cohosted a patriotic "Red, White and Blue Rally" to celebrate American freedoms and to show support for local law enforcement on Saturday, Sept. 5,... — Updated 9/10/2020

Lyme Disease Support Group Will Not Meet

The Sept. 10 meeting of the Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group has been cancelled. Go to palyme.org to learn how to prevent tick bites and tick-borne diseases. Find “Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group” and “PA... — Updated 9/3/2020

Motorists Urged to Drive Safely

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are reminding motorists to travel responsibly ahead of the Labor Day holiday. During the 2019 Labor Day holiday enforcement period,... — Updated 9/3/2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12 a.m. Sept. 8, that there are 496 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 140,359. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The... — Updated 9/10/2020


Tigers Relying on Returning Vets for a Winning Season

A large veteran nucleus gave the Hollidaysburg Area High School football team a leg up on the competition at the start of the 2020 season. The Golden Tigers are hoping exceptional... — Updated 9/18/2020


Pirates' GM to Talk at Breakfast Club

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Breakfast Club at noon Wednesday, Sept. 9, at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. Ben Cherington, new general manager of the... — Updated 9/3/2020


Williamsport Suffers without Little League World Series in 2020

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Franco's Lounge, a little family-owned Italian joint on Fourth Street, has hosted the likes of Orel Hershiser, Alex Rodríguez and Jennifer Lopez. But not in... — Updated 9/10/2020


Tigers Face the Musselman Applemen on Friday, Sept. 18

The Hollidaysburg Tigers have a non-conference game on Friday, Sept. 18, against the Musselman Applemen of Inwood, W. Va. The Tigers lost their season opener against the Baldwin... — Updated 9/18/2020

Counties Are Getting 'Election Ready 2020' But Need the State's Help

By LISA SCHAEFER Executive Director County Commissioners Association of Pa. This fall’s presidential election is coming up quickly, and during every day leading up to Nov. 3, Pennsylvania’s county leaders and election... — Updated 9/3/2020

Congress passes Great American Outdoors Act

The U.S. House on July 22 followed the Senate’s lead and overwhelmingly passed historic public lands legislation to guarantee federal funds for local, state and national parks, trails and recreation facilities. The bipartisan... — Updated 9/10/2020

Celebrate The Foundation Of America

Editor’s Note: Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17-23. There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the... — Updated 9/10/2020

The Faith We Place in Our Elections

I’ve lost track of the times over the years I’ve heard a politician say, “This is the most important election of my lifetime.” In fact, I’ve said it myself. I’m sure we all believed it at the time, but in my case, at... — Updated 9/17/2020

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