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‘Almost Maine’ coming soon

LORETTO — Cresson Lake Playhouse presents “Almost, Maine” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-15 and 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Cresson Lake Barn Theatre at 279 Shapiro Road. Under the direction of Steven M. Guice, “Almost Maine” explores love and loss in a remote, mythical, almost-town called Almost, ...

A rock experience: P&J to stage ‘The Who’s Tommy’ musical

A rock musical, “The Who’s Tommy” takes the Mishler Theatre stage Oct. 14-16. The P&J Production is based on the 1993 Tony-award winning stage production and features a large cast, dance numbers and non-stop rock music delivered by an expert, eight-member orchestra. “People have ...

Pumpkin Festival planned at PSU

A pumpkin-carving contest and lighted jack-o’-lantern display will highlight The Arboretum at Penn State’s annual Pumpkin Festival Oct. 7 and 8. Festivities will take place in the Arboretum’s H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, at the corner of Bigler Road and East Park Avenue on the University ...

SAMA fundraiser returns to Blairmont Club

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Altoona’s Dueling Pianos will take place at The Blairmont Club on Friday, Nov. 4. This year’s annual fundraiser is chaired by Tiffany and Matt Stuckey and Ehrin and Bill Ward Jr. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., this event will kick off with a cocktail and ...

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Homecoming photo submissions

Homecoming committees can email photos of homecoming kings and queens to community@altoonamirror.com. Please include their names and school. For more information, contact Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 814-946-7459.

Voice actors sought

Voice actors are needed for the upcoming “Atomic Radio — Friday Night Frights” staged by Off Pitt Street Theater Co. in Bedford. This special Halloween production is a live read of three different stories with light and sound effects and costumes. The only requirements are reading ...

Sending prayers

Students at St. Michael School in Loretto gathered in the shape of a cross for a photo this week. The students have been praying for those affected by Hurricane Ian, said Principal Rhonda Seymour. Courtesy photo

Local artist inspires young students

At first glance, tables surrounded by young students gleefully mixing paint, paper, bubble wrap, and twine appears to be a hodge-podge of color and confusion. Yet out of this joyous experience emerged works of art as individual as each child. Such creativity was the result of the Artist in ...

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On campus

Student receives Bozella Memorial Scholarship Award The Denis T. Bozella Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a well deserving Penn Cambria High School graduate. The presentation took place Sept. 4 at the Gallitzin Alumni Association dinner. The recipient was Ethan Stipanovich of Cresson. ...

Graduates

WILKES UNIVERSITY, Wilkes-Barre — Summer graduates: Benjamin Cossitor, Altoona, M.S.Ed., education; Russell Dehaut, Port Matilda, MBA, business administration. JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, Harrisonburg, Va. — Summer graduate: Cassidy Nouse, Bedford, B.S., dietetics. ALTOONA BEAUTY ...

Deans’ lists

UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS, Williamsburg, Ky. — Dean’s list, summer semester: Carrie Balog, Altoona. INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA — Dean’s list, summer semester: Altoona: John Barnes, Altoona; Nicholas Taylor Caffrey, Altoona; John William Fanelli, Altoona; Samuelle ...

Honors lists

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY, Manchester, N.H. — President’s list, summer semester: Carrie Shroyer, Clearville; Kelsey Gates, Fishertown; Andrew Housel, New Paris; Hope Meagher, Colver; Kathryn Antol, Nanty Glo; Makenzi Jackson, Portage; Marissa Snyder, Duncansville; Julie Tipton, East ...

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‘United We Can’ announces inspirational speakers

Inspirational, encouraging, motivational and passion-driven are words to describe the fall season of speakers for the fifth anniversary season of “United We Can” luncheons and events series. Five years ago, the luncheon series kicked off its inaugural season with then Penn State Women’s ...

Loren Pease, Michael Pennington

Dr. Loren Juliette Tyson Pease and Michael John Pennington of Pittsburgh are engaged to be married. Dr. Pease is the daughter of Gail L. Tyson and the late Joseph M. Pease of Harrisburg. Dr. Pease is a 2009 graduate of Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg; a 2013 graduate of ...

Anna Baughman, Michael Miller Jr.

Chris and Dona Baughman of Altoona announced the engagement of their daughter, Anna Baughman of Altoona, to Michael Miller Jr. of Lilly, son of Michael Miller Sr. of Sankertown and the late Brenda Miller. Anna is a 2015 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a 2019 ...

Dr. Anna Bistline, Dr. Aric Berning

Dr. Anna Bistline of Philadelphia and Dr. Aric Berning of Pittsburgh are engaged to be married. Dr. Bistline is the daughter of Jay and Maryann Bistline of Altoona. She is a 2012 graduate of Altoona Area High School; a 2016 graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon, with a bachelor of science ...

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Susan and Francis Bradfield

Mr. and Mrs. Francis “Brad” Bradfield of Altoona celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party on July 16 at the Bavarian Aid Society, hosted by their children and grandchildren. They were married July 7, 1962, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Bradfield ...

Ellen and James Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. James Bradley of Bedford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 13 with a trip to the Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg, Tenn., where they honeymooned 50 years earlier. They were married on May 13, 1972, at Zion Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg. Mrs. Bradley is the former ...

Karen and Dick Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Smith of Altoona celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to the foot of the Poconos. They were married Aug. 6, 1982, at the former St. Leo Parish in Altoona. Mrs. Smith is the former Karen Clark. The couple have three children: Aimee Pirollo (Marc), ...

Josephine and James Snyder Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Snyder Sr. of Altoona celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1. A surprise party was held at the Courtyard by Mariott of Altoona. Josephine Snyder also celebrated her 80th birthday at the same time. They were married Sept. 1, 1962, at St. Matthew’s ...

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Nikole Beeler, Benjamin Kepner

Nikole Beeler and Benjamin Kepner were united in marriage at 1 p.m. May 14, 2022, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Daniel Beeler of Altoona and Pamela Simondale of Tyrone. The bridegroom is the son of Mel Kepner of Altoona and ...

Suzanne Rule, Josiah Barton

Suzanne Rule and Josiah Barton were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2021, on The Deck at the Main Lodge at Peek ‘n Peak Resort, Clymer, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Catherine Schuetz of McKean. The bridegroom is the son of Edward and Susan Barton of ...

Mikaela McGraw, Matthew Koivisto

Mikaela McGraw and Matthew Koivisto were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2021, at Gaillardia Country Club, Oklahoma City, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Patty McGraw of Martinsburg and the late Steve McGraw. She is the granddaughter of Richard and Kay McGraw of Martinsburg and ...

Couples guidelines

The Mirror announces the following guidelines for Couples announcements: For free engagement and wedding announcements, couples or their parents must have lived in the Mirror coverage area. The city must be designated. Engagement stories should be submitted at least six weeks before the ...