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Event delivers super fun!

From Mirror reports Get in touch with your inner hero at the fifth annual MirrorMoms.com Superhero Day this Sunday at the Blair County Convention Center, lower level. “We encourage parents to bring their children dressed as their favorite superhero and to take in the day’s ...

Get creative: Rooms that inspire

Spaces where creativity happens are utterly unlike other rooms, artists and designers say. Whether at home or elsewhere, these deeply personal spaces often feel like they’re in flux, with interiors more curated than decorated. They often feature natural objects and personal totems. They can ...

‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

NEW YORK — Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist ...

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Across the area

Penn-Mont to hold open house Penn-Mont Academy will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 2 at its satellite location at the Penn State Altoona Child Development Center in the Cypress Building at Penn State Altoona. Staff will guide parents and children around the classroom and answer ...

Dazzling Dance Shoe Gala underway

Two local dancers are raising money for other dancers in need of financial assistance through the Dazzling Dance Shoe Gala. They are raising money for the “Pass It On” Fund at Andrea’s School of Dance in Bellwood. Nora Hoy, a fourth-grader at Tyrone Area Elementary School, and her ...

Roaring Spring library sets April activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for April. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Donations are accepted at the Book Cellar, located in the library at 320 E. Main St., during ...

Deadline is Friday for Edgar Snyder & Associates scholarship contest

PITTSBURGH — Graduating high school seniors in western Pennsylvania are invited to enter the 11th annual “Words to be Heard” Scholarship Contest sponsored by Edgar Snyder & Associates. The law firm, which helps people who have been injured in accidents, is asking students to create ...

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Youth attend leadership conferences

More than 500 young people descended on State College during the last weekend of January. Among them were Blair County 4-H members Scott Sessamen of Bellwood, attending State Leadership Conference, and Andrea Slusser of Altoona, attending the Junior Leadership Conference. The weekend is an ...

Woman selected as Fulbright Scholar

Sara E. Skrabalak, daughter of John P. Skrabalak of Altoona, has been selected to receive a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Fulbright Award to Spain in 2018. The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries, is ...

Graduates

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, Frostburg, Md. — Frank Amato, Bedford, B.S., recreation and parks management; Rebecca Murray, Hyndman, M.B.A., management. BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY, Berea, Ohio — Connor Lesniak, Altoona, B.A., exercise science. LYCOMING COLLEGE, Williamsport — Sydney ...

Students honored by state VFW in Voice of Democracy essay contest

The Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States recently celebrated the patriotism of Pennsylvania’s high school students during the organization’s annual Voice of Democracy banquet in Pittsburgh. Tyrone resident Haley Butina won the VFW patriotic essay ...

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Brittney Messner, Scott Winters

Brittney Messner of Bellwood and Scott Winters of Osceola Mills are engaged to be married. Miss Messner is the daughter of Dennis and Barbara Messner of Bellwood. She is a 2004 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School and a 2009 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in ...

Alexis Richers, Dakota Carrieri

Alexis Richers and Dakota Carrieri, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Richers is the daughter of Anita Claycomb of Johnstown. She is a 2012 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2016 graduate of Penn State Altoona with a bachelor’s degree in human development and ...

Katie Belis, Scott Lowry

Katie Belis of Altoona and Scott Lowry of Westmont are engaged to be married. Miss Belis is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Belis of Altoona. She is a 2007 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School, a 2010 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary ...

Dr. Shannon Winstead, Bryant Partner

Dr. Shannon Renee Winstead and Bryant Richard Partner are engaged to be married. Both, formerly from Altoona, now reside in Huntingdon. Dr. Winstead is the daughter of Richard and Sheila Winstead of Altoona. She is a 2006 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2009 graduate of the ...

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Darlene and John Negri Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Negri Sr. of Altoona celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16. They were married Feb. 16, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Negri is the former Darlene L. Hoffman. The couple have three children: John Jr. and his wife, Judy, of ...

Richard and Cherralene Peer

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Peer of 667 Mill St., Hollidaysburg, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Feb. 23. They were married Feb. 23, 1987, in Tijuana, Mexico. Mrs. Peer is the former Cherralene Claar. The couple have four children: Benjamin and his wife, Stephanie; Jeremy and his wife, ...

Jack and Marguerite Cogan

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cogan of 632 Yale Lane, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on March 1. They were married March 1, 1947, at St. Mary’s Church, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Mrs. Cogan is the former Marguerite Ferguson. The couple have three children: Cheryl Fronauer and her husband, ...

Haydn and Irene Clemens

Mr. and Mrs. Haydn Clemens of Altoona will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. They were married Feb. 14, 1947, at Reservoir Bible Church, Hollidaysburg. Mrs. Clemens is the former Irene Reiley. The couple have three children: David, Cindy and Anita; and a number of ...

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Dr. Shabnam Assar, Dr. David Gibbons

Dr. Shabnam Assar and Dr. David Gibbons were united in marriage on Oct. 22 at Vinton War Memorial, Roanoke, Va. Dr. Assar is the daughter of Masoud Assar and Golnnaz Golestaneh of Phoenix. The bridegroom is the son of Kenneth “Herbie” and Karen Gibbons of Bellwood. The Rev. Jason ...

Terri Woodling, Jeremy Walsh

Terri Woodling and Jeremy Walsh were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Bell Mountain Estates in Vira, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Pat Woodling of Beaver Springs. The bridegroom is the son of Paul and Lisa Walsh of Tyrone. Pastor George H. Mark was officiant of the ...

Stacy Yaworski, Ryan Caputo

Stacy Yaworski and Ryan Caputo were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Mickey and Linda Yaworski of Irvona. The bridegroom is the son of Mark Caputo of Lilly and Beth Carnevale of Altoona. Father Brian Saylor ...

Emily Walter, Kevin Scholly

Emily Walter and Kevin Scholly were united in marriage on Aug. 6 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Martinsburg. The bride is the daughter of James and Tonya Walter of Martinsburg. The bridegroom is the son of David and Theresa Scholly of State College. The Rev. Ed Harshbarger performed the ...