Area Life

Dress Monroe wore to announce DiMaggio split to be auctioned

LOS ANGELES — The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announ-cing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio less than a year after she married him is going up for auction. The simple wool dress with a zippered turtleneck front will be up for ...

Think bird health, safety when managing birdfeeders in winter

Feeding birds in winter is one of the nation’s most popular wildlife-watching activities, yet many ornithologists say it’s often more rewarding for people than for birds. And it might even put wild birds at risk. “Feeding birds is not necessary for their survival except in extreme ...

Juniata College students win national recognition

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College chapter of the Society of Physics Students has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the 20th consecutive year the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a ...

Bellwood-Antis library sets Feb. events

BELLWOOD — The Bellwod-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., has released a list of February events. The library is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. n Sprouting Readers is the library’s free weekly storytime for children ages 3-8 and ...

Ad winners: Bud Light, Amazon

NEW YORK — This year some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises, like Bud Light’s “Game of Thrones” teaser. Other crowd-pleasers focused on humor, like Amazon’s take on celebrity product testers. While the New England Patriots bested the L.A. Rams on ...

Across the Area

Glendale sets kindergarten registration FLINTON — Glendale Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year on April 4 and 5. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. To schedule an appointment, call the school at 687-4263. Roaring Spring Library seeks ...

Gates hopes to enlighten Americans

PASADENA, Calif. — Historian Henry Louis Gates can trace the roots of his upcoming PBS documentary about the Reconstruction to his days in school, when he’d hear about the end of slavery during the Civil War, then virtually nothing about race relations until the civil rights movement in the ...

Fonsi releases his first album in post-‘Despacito’ hit era

NEW YORK — Two years ago he made the whole world dance with “Despacito,” but Luis Fonsi says he is still a romantic singer and is ready to show “all his cards” last week with his new album, “Vida.” “Many people thought I moved away from that romantic side and I always said ...

Births

Jan. 14, 2019 JoLeah Rae Drewry, a daughter born to DeAnne M. (Dickerson) and Ryan P. Drewry, Breezewood, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 7:33 p.m. Emma Marie Gray, a daughter born to Kristan M. (Lampenfeld) and William F. Gray Jr., Altoona, at Conemaugh Nason Medical ...

Lifetime hopes to capitalize on R. Kelly doc

NEW YORK — Beyond ratings, the surest sign to executive Brie Miranda Bryant that Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” had connected as a television event is when she started getting pitches for similar “Surviving” documentary series. Imitation is how television flatters. Bryant, ...

Jewish collector’s heirs want US painting on loan in Germany

BERLIN — The heirs of a Jewish collector say a painting from a Texas museum on loan in Germany was stolen from their family by the Nazis, and have filed a legal request for its return, a German newspaper reported Wednesday. German daily Bild reported the unidentified heirs are claiming ...

Super Bowl ads offer escapism with star power

NEW YORK — Sarah Michelle Gellar makes a horror movie parody for Olay. Jeff Bridges and Sarah Jessica Parker tout Stella Artois. Steve Carrell hawks Pepsi. Star power abounds in this year’s Super Bowl ads. Advertisers are hoping to provide some welcome distraction and entertainment as ...

Fantasy author postpones book amid allegations

NEW YORK — The author of a highly-anticipated fantasy trilogy is postponing the first book as she faces allegations of racism. Amelie Wen Zhao, whose “Blood Heir” was scheduled for June, wrote Wednesday in an online statement that she was “so sorry” for any pain she might have ...

Woodland adventures

Todd Davis, a Penn State Altoona professor of English and Environmental Studies, has published his sixth book of poems, “Native Species,” through Michigan State University Press with an accompanying national book tour. His latest book reflects his continued journey through life and nature ...

Spiritual notes

The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will conduct a one day winter session on Saturday at The Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St., in the Highland Park section of the city. The speaker will be Dr. Steve Scheibner, an American Airlines pilot whose life God spared when he was bumped ...

The Lord is our strength, shield

We have learned since childhood about the blessings of being protected. Remember when we were in the arms of our mom and dad, it seemed the dangers of the world could not reach us. Now that we are grown, we appreciate our home that gives us shelter from the elements and provides us security ...

Elizabeth Fogle, Student of the Month, Altoona Area High School

Age: 17 Hometown: Altoona School/grade: Senior Accomplishments: High Honor roll every year; cheered in the Citrus Bowl Jan. 1, 2018 and in the Disney’s Spectacular Parade November 2018; received a Physical Fitness Award every year; School-to-career’s student spotlight; multi-year ...

Four tips on teaching emotional and social skills through crafts

Teaching kids social and emotional skills is getting renewed attention, and arts and crafts are a good way to do that, at home as well as at school. “Anxiety and depression are on the rise for young people,” says Melissa Schlinger, a vice president at the Chicago-based Collaborative for ...

Anton Yelchin celebrated in Sundance documentary

PARK CITY, Utah — Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident at age 27, but a new documentary seeks to put the focus back on the actor’s extraordinary life. “Love, Antosha,” which is seeking theatrical distribution, premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to ...