There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population was 46,320 at the 2010 census estimate, making it a city of the third class and the tenth most populous city in Pennsylvania.
The Altoona MSA includes all of Blair County and had an estimated population of 127,089 in 2010 (according to the U.S. Census), around 105,000 of which live within a 5-mile (8.0km) radius of the Altoona city center, according to U.S. Census zip code population data.
Having grown around the railroad industry, the city is currently working to recover from industrial decline and urban decentralization experienced in recent decades. The city is home to the Altoona Curve baseball team of the Double A Eastern League, which is the Double A affiliate of the Major League Baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates.
It also houses the 75+ year-old Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Teresa Cheung. Prominent landmarks include the Horseshoe Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, the Mishler Theatre, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Jaffa Shrine Center.
Total Solar Eclipse - WTAJ
21 Aug 2017 at 11:21am
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Our very own Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo is in Columbia, South Carolina today which is in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse. He will be giving live updates on the WTAJ Facebook page and on WTAJ throughout the afternoon and evening hours.and more »
Benzel among Governor's Awards recipients - Altoona Mirror
22 Aug 2017 at 10:06pm
Benzel among Governor's Awards recipientsAltoona Mirror
Ann Benzel of Hollidaysburg, Patron Award: Benzel won the award for being a dedicated arts advocate and patron of the arts who has served as chair of the Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania
Humanities Council and Citizens for the Arts in ...
"Charming in every degree": York impressed Altoona soldier, Part II - The Eve...
20 Aug 2017 at 5:26pm
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In my last post, we looked at a description of York from a soldier, A.J.G., in the 3rd Pennsylvania Infantry. He and his comrades from Altoona
., occupied various homes and hotels in York before being congregated at Camp Scott on the old York ...
Area preparing for solar eclipse - Altoona Mirror
13 Aug 2017 at 10:21pm
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Mirror photo by Brian Yermal Jr. / Kinsley Palilla, 2018 USA National Miss Pennsylvania
princess, and Madigan Kephart, both of Altoona
, hand out eclipse glasses to guests at a meeting about the eclipse at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. Here in ...and more »
Sunday hunting topic at tour - Altoona Mirror
22 Aug 2017 at 10:06pm
Sunday hunting topic at tourAltoona Mirror
law does not allow hunting on Sundays, but recently there have been calls and steps taken to change that rule. Marty Yahner, the Cambria County Farm Bureau's governmental relations director, said his group stands in opposition ...and more »
Altoona mayor forms mayoral youth council - WTAJ
22 Aug 2017 at 3:36pm
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, Blair County, Pa
. - Students in Altoona
now have the chance to make a difference in local government. Mayor Matt Pacifico wants to hear ideas from students from Altoona
city schools. He's looking for 20 juniors and seniors to advise him and ...
DA blasts defense blog in Ross case - Altoona Mirror
22 Aug 2017 at 10:06pm
DA blasts defense blog in Ross caseAltoona Mirror
Consiglio also said the blog violated Pennsylvania's
judicial rules of professional conduct. The complaint about the blog was in a petition Consiglio filed last week. Consiglio said after his petition was filed, the blog was removed from the website ...and more »
Sheetz For The Kidz Raises $560000 For Children In Need - FOX43.com
22 Aug 2017 at 10:30am
Sheetz For The Kidz Raises $560000 For Children In NeedFOX43.comALTOONA
.? Sheetz For The Kidz, a Sheetz employee-run charity that for the past 25 years has set out to make the holiday season brighter for children in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, today announced that ...and more »
Henry William Wittmann, Jr. - LancasterOnline
19 Aug 2017 at 11:08pm
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He was a member of the Logan Lodge #490 F&AM Masonic Lodge of Altoona
; the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Altoona
; and the Jaffa Shrine of Altoona
. Henry volunteered at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg, PA and in ...
Altitude Entertainment, Curve partner for concert - Altoona Mirror
21 Aug 2017 at 10:34pm
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?We are proud to be working with the Altoona
Curve to bring this concert to the people of central Pennsylvania
. Our hope is to both entertain and inspire others to work together because our area has great potential hosting fantastic events such as this ...