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Faith festival adds extra day

August 19, 2016 Sermons are one way to share the gospel, but the message of Christianity can be delivered through many other means. more »»

By Su Clauson-Wicker

August 19, 2016 BLACKSBURG, Va. — Behind St. Mary’s Catholic Church where the land slopes toward distant Toms Creek and Brush Mountain rears up to fill half the horizon, flowers are blooming. more »»

Burkini ban on beaches debated

August 19, 2016 PARIS — Male officials are dictating what women can wear on French beaches — and people across a wide swath of French society say that’s a good thing. more »»

Younger sister finally nails ins and outs of manicure

August 19, 2016 I guess you’re never too old to try something new. (With the probable exception of figure skating and bull riding, I would suppose. more »»

spiritual notes

August 19, 2016 Awana Meet & Greet Hollidaysburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 183 Jefferson St., Hollidaysburg, will hold a Meet & Greet for Awana Clubs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31. more »»

Fired coach sues school district over right to pray

August 19, 2016 SEATTLE — An assistant football coach who was fired from a Washington state high school for praying on the field after games sued the school district last week, saying officials violated his... more »»

Mount Carmel picnic to include Polish food, entertainment, games

August 19, 2016 LILLY — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 136 Hilltop Road, will hold its annual Polish picnic from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday on the church grounds. more »»

Idaho committee reviews faith-healing exemption law

August 19, 2016 BOISE, Idaho — Dan Sevy will eagerly agree that no one wants to see a child suffe. more »»

Ten Commandments suit withdrawn

August 19, 2016 CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — There will not be a trial on a Ten Command­ments dispute in western Maryland. The plaintiff has withdrawn his lawsuit. more »»

Prayerful posts draw warning

August 19, 2016 DALLAS (AP) — A Texas defense attorney is being told to refrain from revealing details about ongoing trials in his prayerful posts on social media. more »»

Evangelist: Religious liberties being challenged

August 12, 2016 Most preachers want people to know what the Bible says about living a fulfilling life, but evangelist David Kistler goes a step further. He wants people to understand what the U.S. more »»

Local bishop says temple in state significant

August 12, 2016 Latter-day Saints are quite excited to have a Mormon temple in Pennsylvania, said Bishop Matt Prine of the Altoona chapel, Lower Brush Mountain Road, Hollidaysbur. more »»

Gypsy choir to complete tour at Grace Bible Church

August 12, 2016 The Quo Vadis Gypsy Choir of Boldesti-Scaeni will culminate a singing tour in the United States with a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Bible Church in Hollidaysbur. more »»

Diocese to honor couples

August 12, 2016 The Family Life Office of the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has announced the scheduling of the annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgies honoring couples celebrating their first, fifth, 10th,... more »»

Mormons open temple in Pa.

August 12, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — The Mormon church is offering the general public a rare opportunity to tour its 152nd temple, a first of its kind in Pennsylvania and prominent addition to downtown Philadelphia. more »»

Dixie Melody Boys to sing in area

August 12, 2016 The Southern Gospel quartet, The Dixie Melody Boys, will hold two concerts in central Pennsylvania next weekend. The nationally recognized group will be featured at 10 a.m. Aug. more »»

Church of Brethren plans Rockin’ the Lot

August 12, 2016 Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St., Hollidaysburg, will host “Rockin’ the Lot,” a music and food festival, from 3-8 p.m. on Aug. 2. more »»

Spiritual notes

August 12, 2016 Altoona Bible Institute will hold ABI Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the institute, 711 Third Street. more »»

Worriers waste time considering circumstances unlikely to occur

August 12, 2016 Quick question: Are you a worrier or a warrior? The two words might sound alike and look alike, but they’re polar opposites when it comes to meanin. more »»

Legacy Five coming to Altoona

August 5, 2016 When Legacy Five comes to Altoona, the Southern Gospel quartet will fill Calvary Baptist Church with its rich harmonies. more »»

Presbyterian Church to hold peach festival

August 5, 2016 First Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg, 601 Walnut St., Hollidaysburg, will hold its annual peach festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. more »»


Open House at Boogersburg Schoolhouse August 28, 2016

Go “back to school” 19th century style at Boogersburg One Room School, built in 1877 by Moses Thompson, and open until 1952. From a wooden desk, learn using soapstone, slate, and chalkboards. Teachers will instruct you in spelling, mental math, and interactive activities, followed by recess games. more »

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Dog Days Live Music Fun!

August 19, 2016 A number of outdoor live music events highlight this summer dog days weekend in late August…Flight 19 performs at downtown Altoona’s Heritage Plaza on Friday evening…The annual St. more »

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