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Mississippi Delta has many stories to tell

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — The Mississippi Delta has no shortage of museums, historic attractions and clubs devoted to the blues. But visitors will find the region has many other stories to tell, from the cotton plantations where African-American families worked and lived in desperate poverty to ...

Resort island without Uber or Lyft wants to keep it that way

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. — Twelve miles and a ferry ride from the New England shore, Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the United States without Uber or Lyft — and islanders want it to stay that way. Come summer, the sleepy island welcomes thousands of vacationers, ...

London library makes WWII war crime searches easier

LONDON — Holocaust denial just got a little harder. The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations’ files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time ...

Art builds confidence to help solve world problems

Tyrone students connect with the Navajo Nation By Cherie Hicks chicks@altoonamirror.com TYRONE — When renowned sculptor Peter Frantz heard horrific stories of the systematic sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he joined an effort a decade ago that still ...

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Garver YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day

ROARING SPRING — On Saturday, the Garver Memorial YMCA will hold a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The event, which ...

Correction

An incorrect date was given to the Mirror for a veterans food drive at the Ebensburg Wal-Mart. The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The article was published on Page B8 Tuesday.

Hollidaysburg library sets May activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its May events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed May 27, 28 and 29 in observance of Memorial ...

Gala raises money for diabetes

Mardi Gras event nets $24,000 The Blair Type 1 Diabetes Foundation (BT1DF) held its inaugural fundraiser, a Mardi Gras-themed gala, on Feb. 25 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. The sold-out crowd enjoyed dinner, raffles and silent auction items. The master of ceremonies was ...

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Garver YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day

ROARING SPRING — On Saturday, the Garver Memorial YMCA will hold a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The event, which ...

Honor rolls

ST. PATRICK SCHOOL, NEWRY THIRD MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL FIFTH GRADE — Samantha Dodson. FOURTH GRADE — Miranda Little. THIRD GRADE — Kiri Dougherty, Cammie Krug, Sarah Little, Jace McIntosh, Kiaya Smith. SECOND GRADE — Nathan Ebersole. FIRST GRADE — Jack Clay, ...

Mount Aloysius College psychology professor, students publish articles

CRESSON — Mary Shuttlesworth, assistant professor of psychology at Mount Aloysius College, enlisted the efforts of three students to prepare detailed research articles for two academic journals. Their efforts resulted in two scholarly publications; but more importantly, Shuttlesworth’s ...

Penn Cambria sets registration

CRESSON — The Penn Cambria Pre-Primary School will hold kindergarten registration May 3 and 4. Registration is by appointment only. Call 886-8166, ext. 1104, to arrange a time. You must take your child with you to registration. In order to register for kindergarten for the 2017-18 school ...

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Natalie Colabove, Matthew Miller

Natalie Colabove and Matthew Miller, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Colabove is the daughter of Susan Boore and Paul Colabove of Altoona. She is a 2004 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2016 graduate of Penn State Altoona with an associate’s degree in nursing. ...

Danielle Lahr, Zachary Hughey

Danielle Nicole Lahr and Zachary David Hughey, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Lahr is the daughter of Daniel and Susan Lahr of Altoona. She is a 2009 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She is a marketing manager at Texas Roadhouse, Altoona. Mr. Hughey is the son of ...

Nicole McClure, Glenn Ritchey

Nicole Marie McClure and Glenn William Ritchey, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss McClure is the daughter of Michael and Diana McClure of Altoona. She is a 2009 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She is employed by MedCare Equipment Co. as a durable medical equipment ...

Whitney Haines, Brad Sweitzer

Whitney Haines and Brad Sweitzer, both of Duncansville, are engaged to be married. Miss Haines is the daughter of Ron and Donna Haines of Duncansville. She is a 2007 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, and a 2011 graduate of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, with an associate’s ...

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Eugene and Lucille Parker

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Parker will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass of thanksgiving at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona, on April 23. The family will celebrate with a dinner on their annual trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. They were married April 27, 1957, at ...

Adrian and Caroline Craver

The family of Adrian and Caroline Craver celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary recently with several gatherings of family and friends in their hometown of Florence, Ala., where they have resided for the past seven years. The couple were married April 12, 1947, at St. Francis Xavier ...

David and Coleen Langguth

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Langguth of Altoona marked their 35th wedding anniversary in February with a commemorative Mass and a dinner given by their children. They are celebrating their anniversary with a trip to the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kauai this month. They were married on Feb. 27, ...

Tom and Patsy Gorman

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gorman of Coalport will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday with a private ceremony renewing their vows. Cards may be sent to: Patsy Gorman, Epworth Manor, 951 Washington Ave., Tyrone, PA 16686. They were married April 12, 1957, in Coalport. Mrs. Gorman is ...

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Jorden Mousaw, Joseph DeFrancesco

Jorden Michelle Mousaw and Joseph Anthony DeFrancesco were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at First Presbyterian Church, Tyrone. The bride is the daughter of Wallace and Kelley Mousaw of Bellefonte. The bridegroom is the son of Rodney DeFrancesco of Altoona and Stephanie Gensimore of ...

Ashley Taylor, Patrick Donley

Ashley Taylor and Patrick Donley were united in marriage on Feb. 10 at Shawnee Memorial Park, Roaring Spring, PA. The bride is the daughter of Cheryl Smith and stepdaughter of William “Andy” Smith of Altoona. Ashley’s father and stepmother, Christian and Wendy Giordano, also reside in ...

Lyndsay Neugebauer, Michael Martynuska

Lyndsay Neugebauer and Michael Martynuska were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Tammy Neugebauer of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Stephen and Karen Martynuska of Altoona. Monsignor Robert Mazur ...

Lindsey Himes, Cameron Sunderland

Lindsey Himes and Cameron Sunderland were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Sherry Himes of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Barry and Tammy Sunderland of McVeytown. Father Dennis Kurdziel ...