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 By Sabrina Azad    Life

The Mentor: Inspired by "The Wolf and the Sheep" by Alec Benjamin

Editor's Note: The Hollidaysburg Herald is working with Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School teacher Lindsay Detwiler to publish the work of her students. The following piece is a fictional story written by Hollidaysburg Area Seni... — Updated 4/15/2020

 

Early Bird: America's Beloved Purple Martins Return To Pennsylvania

In a sure sign that spring is not far behind, the first Purple Martins of the year have been spotted in Pennsylvania. The birds were seen on March 10 in the small southern... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Once a year: Antique Car Viewing

A 1957 Bentley Mark VI owned by Lenny Fiore Jr.... — Updated 12/31/2019

 

Hollidaysburg Author To Read New Book at Library

Local author Tom Catalano will be reading stories from his newest book, 'The Edge of Imagination,' at the Hollidaysburg Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Adults and... — Updated 12/10/2019

 

Blair Concert Chorale to present 'A Glorious Holiday Concert'

The Blair Concert Chorale will present A Glorious Holiday Concert, a concert of John Rutter’s magnificent Gloria and additional works that will enhance the spirit of the season on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at First... — Updated 12/3/2019

 

Professionals Auto Body seeks to help Santa

Professionals Auto Body is again teaming up with Santa and local law enforcement this Christmas to help less fortunate families in our area. PAB is asking for monetary donations to purchase toys, clothing, gift cards, school items... — Updated 11/19/2019

 

Altoona Symphony Orchestra to Offer 'Home for the Holidays' Dec. 7

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Teresa Cheung, will celebrate the holiday season with "Home for the Holidays" on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona. Each year the... — Updated 11/18/2019

 

Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council to host painting workshop Nov. 19

The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council is hosting a Painting Workshop at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The art project, conducted by artist Colleen Park, will be an 11x14-inch... — Updated 11/15/2019

 

Hollidaysburg Community Chorus to Perform Dec. 7 & 8

The Hollidaysburg Community Chorus will perform “Here Comes Christmas” along with special guest soloist Ginger Reinhardt and performances by the Children's Community Chorus. The performances are set for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7... — Updated 10/23/2019

 

Altoona Symphony Orchestra to Perform in Hollidaysburg Nov. 9

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Teresa Cheung, will continue with its 2019-20 Concert Season offering "Besieged" on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Auditorium. On... — Updated 10/21/2019

 

Blair Concert Chorale Presents 'A Night At The Movies' Oct. 26

The Blair Concert Chorale is presenting its first all-pops concert in several seasons. It will be A Night at the Movies – an evening ranging from standards of movies past to favorite songs from current hits; from international... — Updated 10/16/2019

 
 By Heather Conrad    Life

Haunted Fright Fest; Not So Scary

Haunted Fright Fest is once again set up at Leighty's Farm Market in Newry for the 2019 Halloween season, and back by popular demand; Kid's Day. This past Sunday as part of... — Updated 10/10/2019

 

Local Author Catalano Announces Library Events

Hollidaysburg author Tom Catalano is scheduled to read stories from his newest book, "The Edge of Imagination" at the following public libraries: · Bellwood-Antis Public Library on... — Updated 10/9/2019

 
 By Heather Conrad    Life

Love is in the Air

You haven't seen as many stories from this reporter lately, and I apologize. September was crazy, but worth it. Because after 18 years, I finally became Mrs. Ansson Conrad. It all... — Updated 10/9/2019

 

Blue Knob offers fall foliage specials

A message from the Blue Knob Four Seasons Resort: The colors are really starting to pop! Make plans to come to Blue Knob and enjoy the fall foliage! Our monthly "Wine Tasting & Dinner" is this Thursday night at 7 in the Blue Knob... — Updated 10/9/2019

 

Toy Train Show Set for November 3, 2019

A Fall Scalefest Toy Train Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive. The event is sponsored by the Alto Model Train Museum Association and offers elec... — Updated 10/8/2019

 

321 Gallery to Host Opening Event on Oct. 11

Helen Gorsuch and members of Art in Common are offering a new show opening on Friday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 321 Gallery at 321 Allegheny Street, Hollidaysburg. The... — Updated 10/7/2019

 
 By Heather Boydston    Life

Chimney Rocks: The place for serenity, picnics, and a view

Some days Chimney Rocks has little to no visitors. The Saturday before school started was different. This reporter was cruising around Hollidaysburg and ended up at Chimney Rocks.... — Updated 9/12/2019

 

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra presents 'The Gathering Storm' with Conductor Teresa Cheung

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Teresa Cheung, will launch the 2019-20 Concert Season with “The Gathering Storm” on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the historic Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona.... — Updated 9/10/2019

 

Hollidaysburg's Role in Early Railroading at Home and Abroad

The Herald publishes History Hollidaysburg and the Morrisons Cove region played a small but significant role in the early history of American railroads – with effects that... — Updated 8/26/2019

 
 By Heather Boydston    Life

All you need is Hollidaysburg and a dream

Crystal Clear Wellness is an eccentric and mystifying boutique full of candles, crystals, and holistic remedies for the mind, body, and soul and is owned by Lynn Faust. She describe... — Updated 8/21/2019

 

Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS Plans Concert Aug. 24

Please join the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site in the park amphitheater for a concert by the award-winning folk duo Simple Gifts. The duos plays a variety of musical instruments and many different styles of... — Updated 8/19/2019

 

Russian Artist Featured at Hollidaysburg Gallery

Art lovers need not to travel to Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., or New York City to see fine art. Take a leisurely stroll along Allegheny Street from the Diamond in Hollidaysburg,... — Updated 8/13/2019

 

Farmers Market to Coincide with Concert

Each Tuesday, Downtown Hollidaysburg features a farmers market from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Though the market is an attractive event, many working people just cannot get there.... — Updated 8/13/2019

 

Takin' It to the Streets in Hollidaysburg

Downtown Hollidaysburg came alive after hours last Thursday, July 18, to the sounds of classic rock as the Downtown Live Concert Series continued on the Diamond. Folks lined... — Updated 7/26/2019

 
 By Gary M. Baranec    Life

Wings a Big Hit in H-burg

Brian Kelly (left photo) of Altoona prepares another batch of wings for customers attending the 21st District American Legion Wing Festival July 18 at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg.... — Updated 7/24/2019

 

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