Area Life

The tale of Dorothy the car: 1966 Mustang with local ties will be on TV

A 6-cylinder 1966 Mustang Coupe with Altoona roots will be featured on “Dorothy,” an upcoming episode of “All Girls Garage” on Motor Trend TV at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Now owned by Ernest Carr of Tampa, Florida, the car’s original owner was the late Roy F. Thompson, former Altoona ...

Columnist reaches out for support

There are times when you question where you’re supposed to be in life. Sometimes you fall down and wonder, “Who’s going to be there to pick me up?” or “How am I going to rebuild?” You know you need a fresh start. Then you realize you need to go back to the drawing board. This ...

MoviePass founder’s next act

NEW YORK — Stacy Spikes co-founded MoviePass, a subscription service that lets you frequent movie theaters for a set monthly fee. After MoviePass sold off a majority stake in 2017, Spikes watched as the new owners quickly expanded, only to find the cost of all those movie tickets too high to ...

Altoona grad to perform on “The Voice” Monday night

Mayor proclaims May as Jimmy Mowery Month Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico signed a proclamation at City Hall at noon Monday, naming May as Jimmy Mowery Month. The 31-year old Mowery is currently one of the top 24 contestants on NBC's "The Voice." A graduate of Altoona Area High School, he ...

Mirror columnist pens children’s book

From Mirror reports Mirror columnist Amy J. Hanna-Eckenrode of Patton has written a children’s book called “Oakley’s Great Cape Escape” are on sale now. Hanna-Eckenrode began writing a weekly column called “Paws and Reflect” two years ago, writes a blog “Have Dog Will ...

DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

LOS ANGELES — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel’s “The Essentials” series, she knew she had to make it work. Usually “The Essentials” is filmed across two or three days. But ...

Burstyn, Curry and others read at benefit

NEW YORK — Some nights remind you there’s a poem for everyone. If you’re a famous chef-restaurateur, such as Daniel Rose, you might offer a few lines about food, Dorianne Laux’s “A Short History of the Apple.” For the dancer-choreographer Savion Glover, there’s Allison ...

Swift to open Billboard Awards with performance

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift will open next week’s Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single “ME!” Swift released the colorful, upbeat song Friday morning, ending the weekslong search the pop star set off when she teased fans with clues about a new project. She will ...

Hollidaysburg art camp

The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council’s 2019 Summer Art Camps, scheduled for June 10 to 14, is accepting registrations until May 1. Classes will be held at C.W. Longer Elementary School. Camp 1 will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. It is for ages 6 to 8. Camp 2 is for ages 9 to 11 and will ...

Student of the month: Maria Murphy Hollidaysburg Area High School

Name/age: Maria Murphy, 17 Town: Hollidaysburg School/grade: Senior at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Chosen for: Academic excellence, personality, athleticism, altruism, musical ability and being a great all around person Accomplishments: Cross Country Co-captain, Senior Student ...

The ‘ultimate feel-good’ show

ltoona Community Theatre brings the well-loved musical “Mamma Mia,” featuring the megahits of Swedish singing sensation Abba, to the Mishler Theatre May 2-5. Directed by Maria Perehinec of Altoona, “Mamma Mia” promises to be a rollicking, happy lark featuring an expansive cast ...

St. Catherine celebrates Divine Mercy

Even though Easter is over, Catholics worldwide will be attending services this weekend to celebrate another special observance — Divine Mercy Sunday. It was established by Pope John Paul II in 2000 for the universal church and is held the Second Sunday of Easter. The observance will be ...

Spiritual Notes

St. George Orthodox Church will celebrate Easter with the following services: Today — 10 a.m. Royal Hours; 3 p.m., Taking Down From the Cross; 6 p.m., Lamentations. Saturday — 10 a.m. Vesperal Divine Liturgy; 10 p.m. Paschal Divine Liturgy. Sunday — 3 p.m. Agape Vespers. The ...

Sleepy Hollow

As autumn sets in with its deadening trees, dark evenings and crisp air, certain tales are perfect for capturing the mood of the season. The classic “Sleepy Hollow” is one of those books. Last October the story written by Washington Irvin was adapted for stage and brought to life at ...

‘La Llorona’ promotion draws fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A promotion around the movie “The Curse of La Llorona” using traditional Mexican healers for “spiritual cleansings” before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning. Leading ...

Page reflects on Led Zeppelin’s legacy

NEW YORK — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. “It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive,” Page said. That dedication worked ...

Charlie Daniels, Alabama at BJC

For the legendary Charlie Daniels and his highly-recognizable fiddling, the adage “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” applies as he continues to delight audiences 61 years into his career — even though he admits he fiddles “all wrong.” Most notable during the band’s hit tune ...

Marvel closes extensive story with ‘Avengers: Endgame’

LOS ANGELES — About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental “cinematic universe” that he helped start in 2008 . He wanted to do something that they hadn’t done. He wanted an ...

Students follow the river

Passover celebrates the Israelites’ deliverance from Egypt and the beginning of Israel as a nation. It is a story that the Bible instructs Jews to celebrate and recount during the Passover observance. The story is part of the Haggadah, a Jewish text that sets forth the order of the Passover ...

Soup kitchen celebrates 16th year

The Community Soup Kitchen at the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 16th anniversary with a brief ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the lower level fellowship hall of the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church. During the ceremony, past directors, including Jane Brown, Deb Hetrick, ...