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Blind Aboriginal musician, 46, dies in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died, his recording label said Wednesday. He was 46. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, whose is now referred to by local media as Dr. G. ...

Morrison, Didion in PEN online archive

NEW YORK — Toni Morrison moderating a discussion about writing in the Soviet Union. Joan Didion defending Salman Rushdie against an Iranian death decree. Pablo Neruda explaining the role of the Latin America author. PEN America, the literary and human rights organization, told The ...

Bomer plays whiz kid in ‘The Last Tycoon’

NEW YORK — When he landed the lead in Amazon Prime’s “The Last Tycoon,” Matt Bomer had never read the timeless F. Scott Fitzgerald novella on which the series is based. But by chance, he had just finished another celebrated novel set in 1930s Hollywood, Nathanael West’s “The Day of ...

Organizers offer tips for dealing with old photos

Take a survey of your home, and consider all the spots where you have old photos. Perhaps youáll find baby pictures in albums in the living room, vacation snaps in tattered envelopes tucked into a bookshelf, milestone moments in old frames, and older relative’s fading photos in dusty boxes ...

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Cancer fundraiser wrap-up

Courtesy photo The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art staff and members of the SAMA-Altoona Think Pink Committee presented a check to the American Cancer Society in support of its Makings Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. The funds were raised through the museum’s annual fashion show ...

Roaring Spring library sets activities for August

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for August. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Dona-tions are accepted at the Book Cellar during library hours. For more ...

Across the area

Spaghetti dinner to help museum HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Eagle Scout’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Quaint Corner Children’s Museum in Altoona will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 324 Bedford St. The funds will be used to construct ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is Aug. 10. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC ...

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Honor roll

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FOURTH MARKING PERIOD 12TH GRADE — Saadia N. Arshad, Kaitlin E. Baker, Jacob R. Barner, Chang Z. Bickel, Sara J. Bollman, Brock R. Breinich, Austin T. Burket, Courtney L. Byrnes, Alyssa M. Carnicella, Isaac J. Ciprich, Cassandra L. Clapper, Madison ...

Doctorates

Kenneth Goodfellow ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kenneth M. Goodfellow graduated with a doctorate in optics from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester. Goodfellow received his master’s degree in technical entrepreneurship and management from the ...

Graduates

CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Bedford County — Mikaela M. Phillips, Bedford, B.A., liberal studies; Emily P. Mountan, Everett, B.S., education, PreK-4/special education; Courtney J. Mervin, Saxton, B.S., education, PreK-4/special education. Blair County — Anne E. Zimmerman, ...

Club notes

DAR, township sponsor improvements HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Adam Holliday Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Blair Township Supervisors, recently sponsored improvements to the Holliday Burial Ground. The cemetery, maintained by the township, dates back to ...

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Sarah Troxell, Brent Matish

Tim Troxell of Glasgow and Robert and Linda Matish of Fallentimber have announced the engagement of their children, Sarah Troxell and Brent Matish. Sarah is also the daughter of the late Barbara Troxell. Miss Troxell is the 2009 graduate of Glendale High School, Flinton, and a 2014 ...

Madison Baronner, David Pedersen Jr.

Madison Baronner of Altoona and David Pedersen Jr. of Northern Cambria, are engaged to be married. Miss Baronner is the daughter of Randal and Theresa Baronner of Altoona. She is a 2011 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, where she ...

Kathryn Barton, Joshua Greenberg

Kathryn Barton of Hollidaysburg and Joshua Greenberg of Foxborough, Mass., are engaged to be married. Miss Barton is the daughter of Edward and Susan Barton of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2007 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; a 2011 graduate of Penn State University, ...

Samantha Hendricks, Tyler Weyant

Samantha Hendricks and Tyler Weyant, both of Altamonte Springs, Fla., are engaged to be married. Miss Hendricks is the daughter of John and Susan Hendricks of McVeytown. She is a 2016 graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon, where she received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and ...

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Donald and Bonnie Ward

Donald and Bonnie Ward of The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Bonnie is in a cottage and Donald is in the nursing home at The Lutheran Home. They originally resided on Garber Street with their two children in the early 1970s. They ...

Thomas and Linda McKee

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKee of Altoona will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with a dinner at Omni Bedford Springs Resort. They were married July 15, 1967, at St. Philip-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, Oreland. Mrs. McKee is the former Linda Wolff. The couple have four ...

George and Elaine Cummings

Mr. and Mrs. George Cummings of Duncansville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1 with family and friends in Hollidaysburg. They were married June 24, 1967. Mrs. Cummings is the former Elaine Noel. The couple have two children: George III and his wife, Kristie, of ...

Caroline and Cecil Rhodes

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rhodes of 1073 Electric Ave., Altoona, for the past 57 years, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a neighborhood party with family and friends on June 4. They were married June 6, 1947, St. James Lutheran Church, Altoona, by the Rev. Jacob Flegler. Mrs. Rhodes is ...

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Robert Gohn Jr., Todd Hiquet

Robert E. Gohn Jr. and Todd J. Hiquet were united in marriage at 2 p.m. May 6 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Altoona. Rob is the son of Lillian V. Kiser of Alum Bank and Robert E. Gohn Sr. and Cindy Babiak of Flinton. Todd is the son of Alice Roberts of Saxton. Father Josh Shipman ...

Daly Lardieri, Michael Clinger

Daly Lardieri and Michael Clinger were united in marriage at 3 p.m. June 24 at Chimney Rocks, Hollidaysburg. The bride is the daughter of Debra Lardieri of Altoona and Rodney and Lisa Smith of Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of Sandra and Mike Burd of Altoona and Tommy Clinger of ...

Courtney Dry, Zachary Lonsinger

Courtney Dry and Zachary Lonsinger were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Valley View Amphitheater, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Skip and Diane Dry of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Gordon Jr. and Jennifer Lonsinger of Altoona. Pastor Matthew Stumpf performed the ...

Rachel Lawruk, Ryan Beasom

Rachel Lawruk and Ryan Beasom were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. The bride is the daughter of Morey and Pam Lawruk of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Charles Beasom of Altoona and Cindy McKibbin of Duncansville. Pastor John ...