Area Life

Unique, wonderful children

I have a bone to pick with younger moms, and it involves names. Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand that each child is unique and wonderful. I certainly felt that way about my own two kids until they became teenagers — at which point I just thought they were scary. I guess ...

Missions Golf Classic set for Iron Masters club

The Alliance Men of Altoona Alliance Church will hold the 15th annual Missions Golf Classic on June 21 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. A lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with tee times beginning at 1 p.m. Cost for the event is $75 a person and $300 for a foursome. The cost ...

Spiritual Notes

Grace’s Closet will hold a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1114 N. Cambria St., Bellwood. Rise Up Sports and theater camps are available for children. Cost for one camp is $10 or both for $15. Scholarship funds and limited transportation is ...

Columnist is reaching for the stars, thankful of the help

Life is unpredictable. Sometimes you start something without knowing how it’s going to turn out. Other times, however, you find yourself having to admit you need help getting to the finish line. You might have an idea about how to get there. You might not even think it’s too far or too ...

County conservation district sets workshop

The Paint-to-Drip Rain Barrel Workshop is going to take place at 9 a.m. June 8 at Providence Presbyter-ian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona. The rain date for the event is set for June 22. This is a free-style instructional painting party that will be followed by refreshments and a learning ...

A grand donation

Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Portage donated $2,000 to the Portage Public Library Association for renovations to their building. Pictured (left to right): Chris Bartoletti (Rotary Club president), Matt Decort (Rotary member and vice president of the Portage Library Association), ...

Nautical decor with modern panache

Designers are playing with the idea of nautical decor in new ways, with furnishings and style notes that say “classic contemporary” instead of “kitschy cute.” There might be life preservers on the wall, but they’re probably vintage, and paired with modern chairs. There might be art, ...

Around the area

NARVRE sets meeting for Wednesday DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Prime Sirloin Buffet. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Mary from Doran and Murphy, Attorneys at Law speak. ...

Russians criticize heavily edited ‘Rocketman’ film

MOSCOW — Russian gay rights activists and cultural figures are criticizing the local distributor of a new movie about Elton John for cutting scenes in it depicting homosexual activity and drug use. The deletions became known last week after a Moscow screening of the film ...

Roaring Spring library announces events

The Roaring Spring Community Library has released the list of activities for June. The Kickoff to Summer Reading program is at 10:30 a.m. June 10. Free Computer Class- at 5:30 p.m. June 11 — presenter Tom Robison answers general questions about the ownership and use of personal ...

Births

May 9, 2019 Iris Olivia Mae Karns, a daughter born to Sarah M. Bach and Casey D. Karns, East Freedom, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 3:23 p.m. May 13, 2019 Charlotte Olivia Diehl, a daughter born to Meganne (Black) and Jesse Diehl, East Freedom, at Conemaugh Nason ...

Star Wars: new Galaxy’s Edge opens in Calif.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is on the same land as Disneyland, but stepping into the new attraction transports visitors to an entirely different world. The theme park offered media a glimpse into Galaxy’s Edge on Wednesday. The exclusive tour included a Star ...

Palmer opens exhibitions on the spirit of Mexico

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State will open two summer exhibitions that bring the rich visual culture of 20th-century Mexico to life. “Under the Mexican Sky: A Revolution in Modern Photography,” drawn from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith ...

Palmer opens exhibitions on the spirit of Mexico

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State will open two summer exhibitions that bring the rich visual culture of 20th-century Mexico to life. “Under the Mexican Sky: A Revolution in Modern Photography,” drawn from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith ...

Star Wars: new Galaxy’s Edge opens in Calif.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is on the same land as Disneyland, but stepping into the new attraction transports visitors to an entirely different world. The theme park offered media a glimpse into Galaxy’s Edge on Wednesday. The exclusive tour included a Star Wars-themed ...

Church to host flea market

New Creation in Christ Ministry, 1620 16th St., Altoona, will hold a Community Flea Market in the church parking lot beginning at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, June 1.. All vendors are welcome. Tables are $20 each; first come, first served. All proceeds go toward the church building fund. Contact ...

Joy in the City worship set for Mishler

Churches and congregants from throughout the Altoona area will gather for a night of worship, fellowship and unity during the Joy in the City night of worship slated for 6 p.m. Sunday in the historic Mishler Theatre. The public is invited to attend the free event. The idea and plans for the ...

Spiritual notes

The Faith Baptist Cafe will serve its monthly community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The meal is free and open to the public at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St., in the Highland Park section of Altoona. The menu includes a chicken patty sandwich, french fries, salad and ...