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Style experts contradict each other on ways to look young

January 9, 2015 It’s no picnic being a “woman over 50.” I put that in quotation marks because almost every magazine and online article I come across uses that phrase ad nauseum. Don’t get me wrong. more »»

Eucharist celebration will not include wine during flu season

January 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Because of the seriousness of the flu season, Bishop Mark L. more »»

Spiritual notes for Jan. 9, 2015

January 9, 2015 To promote the pro-life message, Saint Francis University, Loretto, will hold a March for Life Jan. 22 for those who cannot attend the annual national rally in Washington, D.. more »»

Deadline announced for Ash Wednesday, Lenten services

January 9, 2015 Information for Ash Wednesday and Lenten services is due Jan. 30. Email news to; submit online at vnr.altoonamirror. more »»

Churches to serve free soup in winter

January 2, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Free Soup Program of Hollidaysburg will begin this Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethre. more »»

Individuals become free when they have nothing left to prove

January 2, 2015 Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer and philosopher who penned the fabled book, “Zorba the Greek.” He was an incredibly astute, wise man with much to offer, even in death. more »»

When hubby catches a cold, he wants lots of loving care

January 2, 2015 Tis the season! The cold and flu season, that is. How do I know? Simple. My husband, Bob, recently came down with a case of something nasty. It started with a few sneezes here and there. more »»

Spiritual notes for Jan. 2, 2015

January 2, 2015 St. Michael the Arch­angel Catholic Parish, 301 Spruce St., Hollidays­burg, will present its seventh annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. more »»

New year to begin with a blank slate

December 26, 2014 Happy Tabula Rasa! No, I haven’t become bilingual. (Although I do speak a pretty impressive Pig Latin.) I’m referring to a phrase coined by philosopher John Locke meaning “blank slat. more »»

Spiritual Notes for Dec. 26, 2014

December 26, 2014 The Faith Baptist Cafe at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St., will serve its monthly free community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. . more »»

Mardorf to offer speed dating

December 26, 2014 If you are a young adult and have no one to kiss at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, perhaps you might be able to find a special someone before Valentine’s Day by attending a special event... more »»

Christian artist to present concert at the Cathedral

December 24, 2014 Mary Castner grew up surrounded by music, watching her father fix the guitars of such rock legends as Eric Clapton and Sting, according to her website. more »»

Hanukkah a festive time

December 12, 2014 Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, often falls in December. This year is no exception with the eight-day holiday beginning at sunset Tuesday. more »»

Hanukkah celebration set at mall

December 12, 2014 A grand Hanukkah celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the first level near Macy’s of the Logan Valley Mall. more »»

Visit to eye doctor provides insight into Jesus’ comment

December 12, 2014 God’s word tells us in Matthew 20:16 that “The last shall be first, and the first last.” I can relate to this passage fairly well. more »»

Spiritual notes

December 12, 2014 Calvary United Methodist Church, Bellwood, is presenting movies during Advent. “A Christmas Carol,” the original production, will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Mary teaches others that God’s grace can untie knots of life

December 5, 2014 God loves to astonish. Just consider the Virgin Mar. more »»

Children from churches to present programs and plays for Christmas

December 5, 2014 The following churches have announced their children’s programs for Christmas: Ward Avenue Presby­terian Church, 111 Ward Ave., will present a Christ­mas play, “Our God is an Awesome God” at 6:15 p.m. more »»

Catholic communal penance services

December 5, 2014 In preparation for Christ­mas, Catholics are encouraged to seek God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Recon­cil­ia­tion. more »»

TV viewer learns to grin and bear commercials

December 5, 2014 Let’s talk commercials, shall we? I don’t know if I’m imagining things or not, but it seems like there are more of them on TV than in the pas. more »»

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