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Rebel Wilson returns to courts

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia’s highest court to increase the comic actress’s payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old, best known for parts in the “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids” movies, was awarded in ...

‘The Rock’ joins disabled rights group

BOSTON — Dwayne Johnson plays an amputee in his latest movie. Now he’s jumping in to help people with disabilities in real life. Johnson, who plays a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller “Skyscraper,” said Thursday he’s joining the Boston-based Ruderman ...

Camping on NYC island redefined by luxury

NEW YORK — Just imagine it, a luxurious room on an island, with chef-prepared meals and a view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. Hotel? Not exactly. It’s actually a campground of high-end tents on New York City’s Governors Island, the latest outpost for glamping, or ...

$1.1M awarded to preserve African-American historic sites

NEW ORLEANS — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group ...

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Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of Arch Spring School, taken in 1914. Mr. G.H. Krider was the teacher. Shown are (from left): first row — Billy Bousum, Helen Stuart, Agnes Webb, John Krider, Ralph Young and Mae Bousum; second row — Clay Kephart, Edward Krider, Samuel Stuart, ...

Reunions

The Altoona High School class of 1973 will hold its 45th anniversary class reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. It will include a buffet, DJ and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Send checks to AAHS class of 1973, 4900 ...

Doctorate

Gretta D. Ghaner of Duncansville was one of 14 graduates awarded the doctor of optometry accelerated scholars program degree from Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry at the 114th commencement ceremony on May 24 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia. She is a ...

Blair Garden Club to present flower show

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Garden Club will present a Small Standard Flower Show from 1 to 4 p.m. July 28 at the First United Church of Hollidaysburg, 801 Allegheny St. The show, titled “Our Neck of the Woods,” features floral designs, special exhibits, photography and horticultural ...

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Juniata College dean’s list

JUNIATA COLLEGE, HUNTINGDON SPRING DEAN’S LIST Bedford County — Brent Andrew Baker, New Enterprise; Jennifer Carthew, Fishertown; Isaac Michael Kline, Everett; Allison Price, New Enterprise; Adrianna Blair Whysong, Schellsburg; Ashley Elizabeth Clark, Saxton. Blair County — Devyn ...

Reunions

The Altoona High School class of 1973 will hold its 45th anniversary class reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. It will include a buffet, DJ and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Send checks to AAHS class of 1973, 4900 ...

Doctorate

Gretta D. Ghaner of Duncansville was one of 14 graduates awarded the doctor of optometry accelerated scholars program degree from Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry at the 114th commencement ceremony on May 24 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia. She is a ...

Graduates

WIDENER UNIVERSITY, Chester — Angela Rowe, Hollidaysburg, graduate degree, MBA, health care management. QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY, Hamden, Conn. — Timothy Lowery, Hollidaysburg, master of science in organizational leadership. GROVE CITY COLLEGE — Blake Baer, Bedford; Brie Hughes, DuBois; ...

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Alisa Barnes, Spc. Nick Little

Alisa Barnes of Altoona and Army Spc. Nick Little of Richmond, Va., are engaged to be married. Miss Barnes is the daughter of Michael and Jessica Barnes of Altoona. She is a 2014 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2018 graduate of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, with a bachelor of ...

Michele Stossel, John Craig

Michele Stossel of Clymer and John Craig of Altoona are engaged to be married. Dr. Stossel is the daughter of Ken and June Stossel of Cherry Tree. She is a 2005 graduate of Purchase Line High School, a 2008 graduate of The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, with a bachelor’s degree in ...

Amanda Stiffler, Christopher Perino

Amanda Stiffler and Christopher Perino, both of Altoona, are engaged to be married. Miss Stiffler is the daughter of Raymond and Leslie Stiffler of Altoona. She is a 2013 graduate of Great Commission Schools, Altoona. She is a pre-K assistant at YMCA Early Learning Center, ...

Gretta Ghaner, Caleb Brown

Gretta Ghaner of Duncansville and Caleb Brown of Altoona are engaged to be married. Dr. Ghaner is the daughter of Preston and Catherine Ghaner of Duncansville. She is a 2011 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2015 graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, with a ...

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Larry and Kathy Meckley

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Meckley of Hollidaysburg and Naples, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Bermuda. They were married May 24, 1968, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Meckley is the former Kathy Jo McDonald of Altoona. The couple have one son, Eric, ...

Andrew and Mary Chamberlain

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Chamberlain of Roaring Spring celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7. They were married July 7, 1958, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Chamberlain is the former Mary Cox. The couple have three children: Roger of Imler; Terry and his wife, Beth, of Duncansville; and ...

Richard and Kristie Holsey

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holsey of Altoona celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse on June 12. They were married June 12, 1993, at Bethesda AME Zion Church, Bethesda, Md. Mrs. Holsey is the former Kristie Larson. The couple have two children: Andrae ...

James and Christine Post

Mr. and Mrs. James Post of Bellmeade celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6. They are planning a cruise to Bermuda in July. They were high school sweethearts and were married July 6, 1968, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Lakemont. Mrs. Post is the former Christine ...

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Lauren Moore, Ethan Renner

Lauren Moore and Ethan Renner were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. May 19 at Laurel Lodge in Duncansville. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Charlene Moore of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Joseph Renner of Portage and Dana Kurtz of Williamsburg. The Rev. Joey A. Fleck ...

Jennifer Mingle, Dennis Breon

Jennifer Mingle and Dennis Breon were united in marriage in an outdoor ceremony at 1 p.m. April 13 at Harmon & Luxury Cabins, Cabins, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Richard Mingle of Hollidaysburg and Shelly and Terry Lollar of Jeanette. The bridegroom is the son of Paul Breon of ...

Alyssa Wray, Nathaniel Sanders

Alyssa Christine Wray and Nathaniel Lee Sanders were united in marriage on April 21 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Sherry Wray of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Todd and Patricia Sanders of Altoona. Father Carl Spishak performed the ...

Alyssa Wray, Nathaniel Sanders

Alyssa Christine Wray and Nathaniel Lee Sanders were united in marriage on April 21 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Sherry Wray of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Todd and Patricia Sanders of Altoona. Father Carl Spishak performed the ...