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SAMA plans trip to Philly

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is planning a bus trip to the 2017 PHS Phila­delphia Flower Show on March 14. The cost is $110 per person, with a $50 non-refundable deposit due with reservations, which are due Wednesday. Departure is scheduled for 6:45 a.m. from Lowe’s ...

Review: ‘American Idiot’ marks the ‘time of your life’

Combining stagecraft and a rock concert is hardly a new idea. But “American Idiot” gives the concept fresh life, not to mention a fresh audience. Penn State Centre Stage’s rendition of this rock musical, under the direction of Erin Farrell Speer, brings together the elements one might ...

Earth Matters: Slower speeds increase fuel efficiency and save lives

Challenging problems seldom have simple solutions. So when the first energy crunches came to the United States in the ’70s, we came to realize that the problem had to be confronted on multiple fronts. We were shocked into action by oil embargoes in 1973 and again in 1979. For the first ...

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Bellwood library sets programs for March

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., has announced its programs for March. For more information, call 742-8234. n Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will hold its monthly Bellwood Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Kurtz Room. n Northern Blair Relay For ...

Across the area

AAHS holds Steelers fundraiser Bob O’Donald was the winner of the James Harrison Ultimate Steelers Fan Raffle Basket fundraiser benefiting the Angie Gioiosa Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Altoona Area High School cross country boys’ and girls’ teams, $2,500 was raised for the ...

Triolo music competition set for May 20

STATE COLLEGE — The 33rd Phyllis Triolo Music Competition will be held on May 20 for talented middle and high school students in central Pennsylvania. The competition is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association in cooperation with the School of Music at Penn State ...

‘Guys & Dolls’

Courtesy photo Students from Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, will present “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and March 4 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. The “guys” are: Matthew Unpingco (seated); and standing (from left): Evan Potter, Matthew Yahner, Carson Beach, ...

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Honor rolls

BELLWOOD-ANTIS MIDDLE SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL FIFTH GRADE — Vincent Cacciotti, Anthony Caracciolo, Jessie Corrado, Olivia Hess, Ava Kensinger, Chance Schreier. SIXTH GRADE — Dylan Andrews, Caleb Beiswenger, Madison Brinkman, Brielle Campbell, Madison Cassidy, ...

Across the area

AAHS holds Steelers fundraiser Bob O’Donald was the winner of the James Harrison Ultimate Steelers Fan Raffle Basket fundraiser benefiting the Angie Gioiosa Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Altoona Area High School cross country boys’ and girls’ teams, $2,500 was raised for the ...

Triolo music competition set for May 20

STATE COLLEGE — The 33rd Phyllis Triolo Music Competition will be held on May 20 for talented middle and high school students in central Pennsylvania. The competition is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association in cooperation with the School of Music at Penn State ...

‘Guys & Dolls’

Courtesy photo Students from Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, will present “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and March 4 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. The “guys” are: Matthew Unpingco (seated); and standing (from left): Evan Potter, Matthew Yahner, Carson Beach, ...

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Tesla Rice, Aaron Brallier

Tesla Rice of Duncansville and Aaron Brailler of Osterburg are engaged to be married. Miss Rice is the daughter of Timothy Rice and the late Anita Glover. She is a 2009 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. Mr. Brallier is the son of Lisa and Dave Brallier of Osterburg. He ...

Alison Mackey, Dr. Tyler Gillmen

Bob and Giny Mackey of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Mackey, to Dr. Tyler Gillmen. The couple live in Hummelstown. Miss Mackey is a 2007 graduate of Manheim Township High School. She is a graduate of Penn State University and Philadelphia College of ...

Kari Black, Ryan Neil

Kari Black of Tyrone and Ryan Neil of Duncansville are engaged to be married. Miss Black is the daughter of Rose Black of Tyrone and the late Tony Black. She is a 2004 graduate of Tyrone Area High School and a 2008 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in ...

Brittney Smith, Justin London

Brittney Nicole Smith and Justin Aaron London, both of Punxsutawney, are engaged to be married. Miss Smith is the daughter of Dave and Linda Smith of Altoona. She is a 2009 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She is employed at PNC Bank, Indiana. Mr. London is the son of Jody and ...

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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 ...

Couples guidelines

The Mirror announces the following guidelines for Couples announcements: For free engagement and wedding announcements, couples or their parents must have lived in the Mirror coverage area. The city must be designated. Engagement stories should be submitted at least six weeks before the ...

George and Carol Kozak

Mr. and Mrs. George Kozak of Hollidaysburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii. They were married Jan. 28, 1967, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Howard Beach, N.Y. Mrs. Kozak is the former Carol McFadd. The couple have three children: Lori Kozak-Bailey ...

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Shannyn Hritz, Edward Luzier

Shannyn Marie Hritz and Edward Brian Luzier were united in marriage on Sept. 17 at The Columns, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Susan P. Hritz of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Richard and Donna Luzier of Altoona. Pastor Katie Maul performed the double-ring ceremony. The ...

Laura Dunkle, Danny Grassmyer

Laura Dunkle and Danny Grassmyer were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, Tyrone. The bride is the daughter of John and Doris Dunkle of Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of Sharon Grassmyer of Tyrone and the late Danny Grassmyer. The Rev. Mark ...

Couples guidelines

The Mirror announces the following guidelines for Couples announcements: For free engagement and wedding announcements, couples or their parents must have lived in the Mirror coverage area. The city must be designated. Engagement stories should be submitted at least six weeks before the ...

Laura Neely, 1st Lt. Brandon Morroni

Laura Neely and 1st Lt. Brandon Morroni were united in marriage at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel, West Point, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of John and Leslie Neely of Clifton Park, N.Y. The bridegroom is the son of Dennis and Brenda Kasubick of Houtzdale and the ...