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Ministry warms the hearth

People’s basic needs are food, clothing and shelter. And staying warm. Winter can be a tough time for people who have little money to spare for energy resources to fuel their furnaces. Helping residents who may have to decide between buying groceries or wood to burn in a heater or stove ...

Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb shares stories behind iconic songs

Multi-Grammy-winning songwriter, two-time author, singer and advocate Jimmy Webb takes to the State College Theatre stage March 29 for a peak into one of modern music’s most prolific minds. While Webb might not be a household name, his hit songs have been performed by A-list icons for five ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO — Feb. 21, 1970 Douglas W. Wright, manager of the Tipton Pittsburgh Plate Glass plant, said that its multi-million expansion made it the world’s most modern automotive glass plant and added $3.5 million to the local Altoona Area economy last year. 25 YEARS AGO — Feb. 21, ...

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Across the area

Ostomy society to meet Sunday The Central PA Ostomy Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the rotunda on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center at UPMC Altoona, 620 Howard Ave., Altoona, The meeting dates for 2020 include March 1, April 19 and May 17. The group offers information and ...

“Into the Woods”

Courtesy photo Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Drama Club will perform “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim at 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. This musical is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales following the ...

Birthday

Jeanne Bolger of 111 E. Allegheny St., Martins-burg, will celebrate her 92nd birthday March 1. She was born March 1, 1928, the daughter of K.R. and Miriam Miller. She married John “Jack” Bolger, who is deceased. She has four children: Jackie Bolger of Eagle Creek, Ore.; John Bolger of ...

Park programs

Canoe Creek State Park, 205 Canoe Creek Road, Hollidaysburg, 695-6807 Free Family Event, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Education Center. Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 ...

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“Into the Woods”

Courtesy photo Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Drama Club will perform “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim at 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. This musical is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales following the ...

Honor roll

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, MARTINSBURG SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Mason Baker, Morgan Balliet, Austin Bridenbaugh, Allison Brooks, Erin Brumbaugh, Reagan Bush, Alexandra Carrol, Lauren Crilly, Dane Cross, Clint Curfman, Hannah Greenleaf, Destany Hammel, Katlyn Hatch, ...

On campus

St. Vincent College play staged this weekend LATROBE — The St. Vincent College Players is presenting four performances of the musical fantasy “Into the Woods” this weekend in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on campus. The SVC Players’ cast for ...

PSU Altoona Sheetz Fellows attend national conference

Twenty-two Sheetz Fellows from Penn State Altoona attended the 2019 National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Conference in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The conference brought more than 1,000 students, faculty and young entrepreneurs together to network and listen to ...

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Dr. Tyson Tragon, Ashley Walters

Mr. and Mrs. R. Tim Tragon announced the engagement of their son, Dr. Tyson R. Tragon, to Ashley Gabrielle Walters, both of Pittsburgh. Miss Walters is the daughter of Lizabeth Walters of Alexandria, Va., and Daryl Walters of Cambridge, Md. Miss Walters is a graduate of Grove City College ...

Bottle Works to hold Speedy Commitment, Vow Renewal Event

JOHNSTOWN — Love-birds looking to make a commitment to one another or renew their vows in a fun, speedy, semi-private ceremony can do so from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Art Works Building-Main Galleries during its first Cherish the Day: Speedy Commitment Ceremony and Vow Renewal Event. The ...

Paola Pisoni, Adam Rutter

Paola Pisoni of Para-biago, Italy, and Adam Rutter of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Pisoni is the daughter of Alberto Pisoni of Parabiago and Maria Grazia Bonasera of Sicily, Italy. She moved to the United States in 2012 and has been working at Paramount Pictures since then. Mr. ...

Briana Sheffer, Todd Sackett

Briana Sheffer of Altoona and Todd Sackett of Harrisburg are engaged to be married. Ms. Sheffer is the daughter of Brian and Vicki Kenawell of Altoona. She is a 1997 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School and a 2008 graduate of the licensed practical nursing program at the Greater Altoona ...

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Robert and Mary Ann Larson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Larson of Altoona celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 6. They were married Feb. 6, 1960, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona, by the Rev. Joseph O’Leary. Mrs. Larson is the former Mary Ann Ergler. The couple have eight children: Deborah Lafferty of ...

Bottle Works to hold Speedy Commitment, Vow Renewal Event

JOHNSTOWN — Love-birds looking to make a commitment to one another or renew their vows in a fun, speedy, semi-private ceremony can do so from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Art Works Building-Main Galleries during its first Cherish the Day: Speedy Commitment Ceremony and Vow Renewal Event. The ...

Judy and Patrick Carey

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Carey of 359 Cogan Road, Altoona, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. They were married Jan. 31, 1970, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Carey is the former Judy Hallman. The couple have two children: Tracie Lee (Daryl) of Altoona and Jamie ...

Dick and Audrey Butler

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Butler of Roaring Spring recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 24, 1949, in Roaring Spring. Mrs. Butler is the former Audrey Gahagan. The couple have five children: Cheryl Gladhill (Harv) of Mount Joy, Rick Butler (Bev) of Roaring ...

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Hailey Mitchell, Theodore Smith

Hailey Mitchell and Theodore Smith were united in marriage Aug. 1, 2019, at Heavenly Mountain Resort, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Joanne Mitchell of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of the late Patrick Smith, who had lived in Reno, Nev., and Linda Smith ...

Briana Quist, Andrew Redden

Briana Kathryn Quist and Andrew Jack Redden were united in marriage Sept. 28, 2019, by Father Thaddeus Rettger in Hastings. The bride is the daughter of Lois and William Quist of Hastings, and the bridegroom is the son of Rick and Lisa Redden of Clearfield. Laken Smith served as maid of ...

Bottle Works to hold Speedy Commitment, Vow Renewal Event

JOHNSTOWN — Love-birds looking to make a commitment to one another or renew their vows in a fun, speedy, semi-private ceremony can do so from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Art Works Building-Main Galleries during its first Cherish the Day: Speedy Commitment Ceremony and Vow Renewal Event. The ...

Clorisa Trexler, Anthony Dionisio

Clorisa Trexler and Anthony Dionisio were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Edith Davis Eve Memorial Chapel at Penn State Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Cecelia Trexler of Claysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Kevin and Pamela Dionisio of Hollidaysburg. Kim ...