Area Life

Winning with Heavenly treasures

It’s tempting to look at life from a winners versus losers perspective. Nowhere is this better illustrated than on TV game shows. For years, I avoided them because, quite frankly, I found them annoying — phony hosts, screeching contestants and over-the-top prize announcers. Then, a few ...

Stewart installed as associate pastor

On Pentecost Sunday, June 4, the Rev. Dr. Philip Stewart, STS, was installed as associate pastor for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1320 Route 764, Duncansville, Barley Evangelical Lutheran Church, 350 Barley Road, New Enterprise, and Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1309 Frankstown Road, ...

Spiritual notes

Retreat Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Trinity will host “Created to Shine,” a retreat/gathering today and Saturday at the Blair County Convention Center. The public is invited to attend plenary sessions, which include worship and informative speakers on timely issues such as ...

Summer of Love: 1967 event put spotlight on counterculture

SAN FRANCISCO — They came for the music, the mind-bending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and 1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape summer boredom. And they left an enduring legacy. This season marks the 50th anniversary of that legendary “Summer of Love,” when throngs of ...

Grammys switching to online voting

NEW YORK — The Grammys Awards are transitioning to online voting and have updated rules for its top category, album of the year. The Recording Academy announced new changes Wednesday, including its official switch to online voting for its 13,000 members. Voting for the 2018 Grammy Awards ...

Muse for The Rolling Stones dies at 75

NEW YORK — Anita Pallenberg, a model and actress who had children with Keith Richards and served as a muse for The Rolling Stones, has died. She was 75. A spokesperson for Richards told The Associated Press that Pallenberg died Tuesday at St. Richard’s Hospital in the city of Chichester, ...

Rapper Chief Keef free after S. Dakota marijuana charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been released from a jail in South Dakota where he was charged with marijuana possession. The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was arrested Monday at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport where officials say marijuana was found in ...

Graduates

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Burlington, Vt. — Grace Braxton, Huntingdon, B.A., global studies; Audrey Kreiser, Pennsylvania Furnace, magna cum laude, B.S., secondary education/English. HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY, Tiffin, Ohio — Summer Hunter-Kysor, Huntingdon, magna cum laude, B.A., international ...

Annual Farm Aid benefit concert returns to Pennsylvania

BURGETTSTOWN (AP) — The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming back to Pennsylvania for just the third time since it began in 1985. It will be held Sept. 16 at KeyBank Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater in Burgettstown about 25 miles west of Pittsburgh. The festival was first held in ...

The Weeknd is coming to the Bryce Jordan Center

Grammy Award-winning artist The Weeknd announced that the second leg of his “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” 2017 World Tour will kick off at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Gucci Mane is the opening act. Tickets start at $39.75, plus fees, and will go on ...

Try Chipotle-Bourbon Glazed Ribs

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and the summer season is about to hit full stride. This means one thing: It’s time for barbecue ribs. Nothing says more than Dad and summer than a platter of crispy, finger-licking, sweet and spicy baby back ribs. They say the key to BBQ is in the ...

Grapevine

Sept. release on Latin noms NEW YORK — The nominees for the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards will be announced on Sept. 20 and the awards will be handed out on Nov. 16. The Latin Recording Academy made the announcements Tuesday. The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards will air live on Univision ...

Los Angeles Film Festival features diverse slate of films, directors

LOS ANGELES — While Hollywood continues to be a place of inequality for non-white male directors, the LA Film Festival is making a name for itself by being exactly the opposite. The Festival, which kicks off tonight in Culver City, has made norm-busting strides in programming films and panels ...

FDA to delay rule requiring new nutrition facts panel

NEW YORK — A revamped nutrition facts panel designed to make it easier to see how many calories and added sugars are in packaged foods and drinks is being delayed. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it plans to push back the deadline for a rule requiring food companies to use the ...

Garden Notes: Gardeners, beware! Look out for the Allium Leafminer

Coming to a garden near you: The Allium Leaf­miner! Gardeners in Centre, Juniata and Mifflin counties have found Allium Leafminers in their leeks, garlic, onions, shallots, chives and ornamental alliums. Allium Leafminers are particularly attracted to leeks, but all alliums are vulnerable. ...

Undergoing Trans4mation

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God officially changed its name at a service Sunday to Trans4mation Church. “I always knew that someday there would be a name change,” said Pastor Jim Balzano, lead pastor at the church at 1001 S. First St. “I felt it in my spirit for 17 years. I just never ...

2017 Choral Institute registrations accepted

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Registration is open for participation in the 2017 Choral Institute of the Academy of Sacred Music. Hollidaysburg native Robert Long will lead singers and choral directors from throughout central Pennsylvania in the art of choral singing. The choral intensive workshop ...