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Saxton church celebrates 100th anniversary

The congregation of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, Saxton, will celebrate the church’s 100th anniversary during the 10 a.m. Sunday service. A banquet will be served following the service. The service will also celebrate the 117th anniversary of the Orthodox Greek Catholic ...

Time to get sold out for God

Pretending to be someone you’re not rarely works out. For one thing, it takes a considerable amount of lying. For another, it’s downright exhausting. I started thinking about this the other night while watching a movie about hidden identities. To offer a brief synopsis, the plot ...

Spiritual notes

Book club St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 806 13th St., will begin its fall season of the Burning Books Club beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday. The club meets the fourth Monday of each month. The public is welcome to attend. The selections for discussion include Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria ...

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Hollidaysburg library announces Oct. activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Pub-lic Library, 1 Furnace Drive, has announced its October events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ancestry: Library Edition is now ...

Across the area

Fire prevention/open house is Oct. 10 ROARING SPRING — Friendship Fire Company No. 1 Inc., 808 E. Main St., will hold a Fire Prevention/Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10. Participants can meet the firefighters, see equipment, experience what it is like to be in a smoke-filled room and ...

Correction

Admission to the Cresson American Legion dance on Saturday is $5, and admission to the dance on Oct. 14 is $10. Information was incorrect in an article under Club Notes on Page G1 Sunday.

Lehman Engineers horse trail ride set for Oct. 1

Event benefits Dreams Go On HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 11th annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk to benefit Dreams Go On will take place Oct. 1 at Canoe Creek State Park. Dreams Go On, s 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides therapeutic horseback riding sessions for adults and children ...

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduates

INDIANA, Pa. — Indiana University Pennsylvania released the names of its spring graduates on Sept. 11. Blair County Altoona — Allison Renee Berry, B.S., geology; Sarah Amelia Edmiston, B.A., psychology; Steven Edward Franco, B.S., marketing; Jessica Marie Harris, B.S., safety, health ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Al­toona, PA 16603, as soon as possible. Please print the king’s and ...

Reunions

The Altoona High School class of 1957 will celebrate its 60th anniversary reunion on Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Friday and Saturday will be held at The Casino at Lakemont Park, and a Sunday brunch will be held at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg. For information call Judy Russell at 941-6170 or ...

Juniata faculty, students to attend Nobel Peace Prize forum

HUNTINGDON — On Sept. 15 and 16, six representatives from Juniata College will attend the 29th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, which is the only forum operating under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and is the only such academic affiliation outside of Norway. Each year, the ...

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Elizabeth Vitelli, Matthew Guerin

Elizabeth Vitelli of Waterford and Matthew Guerin of Franklin are engaged to be married. Miss Vitelli is the daughter of Mike and Mary Vitelli of Waterford. She is a 2010 graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School, Waterford, and a 2014 graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a ...

Rachel Fogle, Vincent DiVittore

Rachel LaDean Fogle of Altoona and Vincent Joseph DiVittore of Hum-melstown are engaged to be married. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas and Cindy Fogle of Roaring Spring. She is a 2001 graduate of Eastern York High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and ...

Taylor McIntyre, Dominic Knisely

Taylor McIntyre and Dominic Knisely, both of Claysburg, are engaged to be married. Miss McIntyre is the daughter of David and Elizabeth McIntyre of Claysburg. She is a 2014 graduate of Claysburg-Kimmel High School and is pursuing a degree in business management through Pennsylvania ...

Carol Rickabaugh, Vernon Whitted

Carol Louse Rickabaugh of Williamsburg and Vernon M. Whitted of Venice, Fla., are engaged to be married. Ms. Rickabaugh is the daughter of the late Beatrice and William Settle, who had lived in Altoona. She is a 1966 graduate of Shippensburg High School. She retired from Cove Shoe Co., ...

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Robert and Debbie Gardner

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gardner of 208 Atlas Drive, Hollidaysburg, marked their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. The couple celebrated their anniversary on Sept. 3 with a wedding re-enactment at the Juniata valley Gospel Church, Hollidaysburg. The couple requested no gifts, but donations be ...

Maebelle and Elwood Mallery

Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Mallery of Duncansville celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on Sept. 12. They were married Sept. 12, 1953, in Blue Knob. Mrs. Mallery is the former Maebelle Saltsgiver. Maebelle is the retired owner of Maebelle’s Custom Draperies, Altoona. Elwood is a retired ...

John and Linda Potopa

Mr. and Mrs. John Potopa of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a visit to Myrtle Beach. They were married Aug. 19, 1967, at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Potopa is the former Linda Reed. The couple have two daughters: Krista (Mike) of Elizabethtown ...

Ray and Gretchen Sell

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sell of Altoona celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3. They were married Aug. 3, 1957, at the Broad Avenue Presbyterian Church in Altoona. Mrs. Sell is the former Gretchen Wills. The couple have three daughters: Debbie (Rick) Auker of Altoona, Gail (Eric) ...

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Altara Nyiri, Robert Patterson II

Altara Nyiri and Robert Patterson II were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at Stoney Point Events, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Candy Yohn of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Virginia Cruse of Altoona. Pastor John Collins performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride ...

Samantha Baughman, Nathan Pope

Samantha Baughman and Nathan Pope were united in marriage at 12:30 p.m. May 20 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Dona Baughman of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Steven and Eva Pope of Hollidaysburg. Father Frank ...

Betty Loucks, Josh Thompson

Betty Loucks and Josh Thompson were united in marriage July 14 on the beach in Ocean City, Md. The bride is the daughter of Mary Jo Loucks of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Sondra Thompson of Altoona and the late Maurice “Morrie” Thompson. Sean Rox performed the double-ring ...

Summer Siry, Craig Tomlinson

Summer Siry and Craig Tomlinson were united in marriage at 4 p.m. June 24 in the Edith Davis Eve Memorial Chapel at Penn State Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Bonnie Green and Walter “Skip” Siry, both of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Therese and Tom Tomlinson, both of ...