Area Life

Calling all Sci-Fi Fans

Do you ever wonder how our world may be altered if we had different presidents in the past? Do you enjoy reading comics and fantasy books? Does the horror genre interest you? Are you excited by science fiction novels, shows or movies? If you have a passion for any of these science fiction ...

St. Luke’s gaining momentum

Now that it has a full-time pastor, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring is being revitalized. Pastor Amanda McCaffery accepted the call to the church in Roaring Spring about six months ago and has noticed a slight push of growth in the congregation, including a return of ...

God provides a soundtrack

You know, life would be a lot simpler if it came with a soundtrack. All movies have one, and while folks don’t always pay much attention to them, they go a long way toward setting a particular mood. Lighthearted moments are often enhanced by peppy little tunes, sad scenes are made even ...

Spiritual notes

Concert A concert with the Pensacola Christian College Proclaim Ministry Team will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, 315 40th St. The Proclaim Ministry Team is a group of five male students from Pensacola Christian College, Florida, who travel sharing ...

Tyrone’s Hall elected State Regent for Catholic Daughters

Shirley Hall of Tyrone, Court St. Rita No. 523, was elected Pennsylvania State Regent for Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Her term officially started on May 7 and runs for two years. Hall’s election becomes the first time since 1968 that Tyrone is the home court of the woman who achieved ...

Supporting the K9 Department

Courtesy photo McAneny employees presented a check to the Johnstown Police Canine Unit for $2,350 which was raised by donations at its 2018 employee Christmas party. Every year, employees select a charity for which they raise money through a basket raffle. This year, they chose the Johnstown ...

Facing, solving problems can minimize stress

For all of the wonderful, happy and fulfilling experiences that life can offer, all human beings inevitably also face a wide variety of problems. Some problems can confound and frustrate even the most patient individuals. The worst problems, like serious illness in oneself, or illness in, or ...

Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School Honor Roll

THIRD MARKING PERIOD NINTH GRADE — Madison J. Adamiak, Muhammad-saf B. Ahmer, Sarah N. Arshad, Jacquilyn R. Bickel, Carter S. Brenneman, Nathan J. Breton, Ashlyn N. Brown, Jordan E. Brown, Allison J. Burk, Rhiannon N. Burk, Maureen E. Burke, Makayla A. Campbell, Aaron J. Cassidy, Megan N. ...

Hill, Woodward honored at PEN America gala

NEW YORK — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill ...

Amtran race event to raise funds for H.O.P.E. Drop

The second annual Amtran Adventurous Race to beneft H.O.P.E. Drop is set for June 28. Members of the community will complete a mission by riding the bus throughout Altoona and its surrounding areas. It’s a great opportunity to become familiar with the bus system and educate others on how ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) cruise-ins, 6 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through October, weather permitting. For location or more information, call 674-8143 or visit www.bcaac.org. Unter Uns Car Cruise-In in honor of the Seidel Brothers, June 7, Unter Uns Club, 1401 Van Buren Ave., ...

ASO sets public board meeting

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is holding its annual “Open to the Public” Board Meeting June 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Blair County Arts Foundation, 1212 12th Ave., Altoona, PA. For more information call 943-2500.

Pitt, DiCaprio talk Tarantino’s love letter to Hollywood

CANNES, France — Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said they forged a "cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time a Time ... in Hollywood," while Tarantino bristled at the suggestion at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday that Margot Robbie's Sharon Tate isn't primary ...

CLP announces opening of new play

Cresson Lake Playhouse is opening the 2019 season with “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a witty musical revue that tackles modern love in all its forms. Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs, this hilarious musical traces the overall arc of ...

Law enforcement golf tournament is June 14

The Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation will hold its 16th annual golf tournament on June 14 at the King Golf Course in Claysburg. It will be a four-man best-ball scramble with an 8 a.m. tee-off. There will be double contests on the following skill contests: ...

Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old appeared to quickly recover and say “I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.” Video shows the former California governor standing and ...

‘The Lighthouse’ illuminates Cannes

CANNES, France — Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as turn-of-the-century lighthouse keepers, kicked up a storm Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival with a wave-making, madhouse period tale that seemingly washed ashore from another era. “The ...

Valentino-heavy film has Julianne Moore talking fashion

CANNES, France — One of Julianne Moore’s first thoughts after signing on to the Valentino-adorned short film “The Staggering Girl” was wardrobe. She had visions of wearing green, lavender and red haute couture as the star of the short film produced by the French fashion ...

ISAAC Awards to be held May 25, 26

Area high school drama programs will compete for more than $50,000 in scholarship money during the 2019 ISAACS at 7:30 p.m. May 25 and 26 at the Mishler Theatre. Sponsored by the Altoona Community Theatre, individual winners will vie for $12,000 in scholarships with Mount Aloysius College, ...