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Tree that some say inspired Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ falls

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A century-old tree with a long trunk and bushy branches that some believe was the inspiration for fictional Truffula trees in Dr. Seussá âThe Loraxã has fallen in a coastal San Diego park. Officials are investigating why the wind-swept Monterey cypress toppled in Ellen ...

Comfrey a ‘companion’ plant for garden

This spring I was hauling five gallon buckets of fertilizer down the Buckhorn Mountain when a skunk ran out in front of me. I hit the brakes hard rather than hit the skunk, the guardrail or a tree. Three heaping buckets of horse manure spilled in the bed of my truck. The “fragrance” ...

The Rock promotes positivity at awards

LOS ANGELES — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson didn’t make a household name for himself by conforming to someone else’s idea of who he should be, an approach he encouraged others to take while accepting a top honor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The actor, producer and former ...

Levi’s nerves growing before MTV Awards

LOS ANGELES — Zachary Levi plays a bulletproof superhero in “Shazam!,” but the actor’s nerves of steel are being tested leading up to his hosting duties for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Levi knows those anxious feelings will be amplified when he first steps onstage to tape the ...

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Across the area

Wheels for Meals to provide backpacks The Mountain Lion BackPack Program will hold a fundraising event, “Wheels for Meals: Car, Motorcycle and Truck Show,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Peoples Natural Gas Field VIP Lot. Event organizers are seeking vendors for crafts, home party ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Working on the Allegheny Portage Railroad,” 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 29. Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Fort Bedford District honors 11 Eagle Scouts

The Fort Bedford District Boy Scouts of America has recognized 11 Eagle Scouts from the class of 2019 in Chestnut Ridge and Bedford school districts. Fort Bedford District is part of the Laurel Highlands Council and serves all of Bedford County. Chestnut Ridge School District n Ian ...

American Legion County Fair invites participants

EBENSBURG — Plans are in the works for the American Legion County Fair, which will be held Sept. 1 to 7 at the Cambria County Fairgrounds. Each year, in addition to the fun and excitement of the rides and shows, the fair enables residents to show what they’ve been working on in their ...

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Deans’ lists

SPRING TERM BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY — Kristen Bennett, Philipsburg; Joshua Lunger, DuBois; Allison Risaliti, Ebensburg; Sierra Belles, Claysburg; Payton Casner, Huntingdon; Bryant Lebeau, Philipsburg; Isaac Osborn, Ebensburg; Dariann Pastelok, Clearfield; Alexandra Bookamer, ...

Fort Bedford District honors 11 Eagle Scouts

The Fort Bedford District Boy Scouts of America has recognized 11 Eagle Scouts from the class of 2019 in Chestnut Ridge and Bedford school districts. Fort Bedford District is part of the Laurel Highlands Council and serves all of Bedford County. Chestnut Ridge School District n Ian ...

YEA! program graduates 15 student CEOs

Fifteen local students in grades six through 12 representing 13 self-made businesses and social movements graduated from the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) on April 30 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. Throughout the 25-week program, students ...

Penn State Altoona offers summer programs for kids

Penn State Altoona has week-long fun and educational programs for kids entering kindergarten through ninth grade. Pick from an array of camps about science, technology, engineering, art, history and more. Kids’ College will bring children’s imaginations to life and their thinking skills ...

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Arlene Ivory, John Huth III

Arlene Grace Ivory and John Gary Huth III, both of Indiana, Pa., are engaged to be married. Miss Ivory is formerly of Ashville. She is the daughter of James Michael Ivory and JoAnn DiCosimo Ivory of Ashville. Miss Ivory holds a master of arts degree in music performance with a voice ...

Danielle Filer, Kelly Martin

Danielle Christine Filer and Kelly Michael Martin, both of York, are engaged to be married. Miss Filer is the daughter of Ralph and Christine Filer of Altoona. She is a 2008 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona; a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a ...

Amanda George, Brian Atkinson

Amanda L. George and Brian D. Atkinson, both of Carlisle, are engaged to be married. Miss George is the daughter of Jeannie and Brian Carter and Joe George, all of Altoona. She is a 2007 graduate of Altoona Area High School; a 2011 graduate of Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, with a ...

Eden Henry, Matthew Crum

Eden Henry and Matthew Crum, both of Hollidays-burg, are engaged to be married. Miss Henry is the daughter of Mark and Susan (Giarth) Henry of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2013 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2017 graduate of Penn State University, University Park, with a ...

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Carl and Sandy Swope

Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Swope of Claysburg celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary June 3. They were married June 3, 1989, at Lower Claar Church of the Brethern, Claysburg. Mrs. Swope is the former Sandy Claar. The couple have two daughters: Kala Swope (fiance Jon Dreisigacker) of ...

John and Pamela McCulley

Mr. and Mrs. John McCulley of 2026 18th St., Altoona, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Grand Canyon, Wellsboro. They were married May 3, 1969, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. McCulley is the former Pamela Frederick. The couple have ...

Clorisa Trexler, Anthony Dionisio

Clorisa Trexler of Claysburg and Anthony Dionisio of Hollidaysburg are engaged to be married. Miss Trexler is the daughter of Brian and Cecelia Trexler of Claysburg. She is a 2010 graduate of Claysburg-Kimmel High School and a 2012 graduate of Pittsburgh Technical College with an ...

Domenic and Flory Ciambotti

Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Ciambotti of 631 E. First Ave., Altoona, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary May 26 with a renewal of vows and a family celebration at the Buccinese Club, Altoona. They were married May 25, 1949, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Ciambotti ...

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Nicole Siford, Dr. Jennifer Myers

Nicole Siford and Dr. Jennifer Myers were united in marriage on April 25 at a private beach ceremony in Key West, Fla. The double-ring ceremony took place at 6 p.m. on Smather’s Beach, and a dinner reception was hosted at their home. Ms. Siford is a graduate of Harmony High School, Cherry ...

Brooke Wilson, Jamie Abrell

Brooke Wilson and Jamie Abrell were united in marriage Sept. 15 at Four Fillies Lodge, Peterstown, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Brenda and Jim Wilson of Flinton. The bridegroom is the son of Lonnie and Susie Abrell of Paw Paw, West Virginia. Todd Gray was the officiant. The bride was ...

Erin Paul, Matthew Landfried

Erin Paul and Matthew Landfried were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. July 7 at Bree-Z-Acres, Warriors Mark. The bride is the daughter of Virginia and Jerry Paul of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Sherry and Kevin Landfried, Clarion. The Rev. John Emig performed the double-ring ...

Jaclyn Johnson, Christopher Dietze

Jaclyn Johnson and Christopher Dietze were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Heron Hill Winery, Hammondsport, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Eric and Jodi Johnson, both of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Carl and Karen Dietze, both of Hollidaysburg. Pastor Drew McCaffery ...