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Mental health help vital for parent

A parent with a mental health condition can still be an effective, loving and responsible parent. But an adherence to proper treatment for the mental health condition is an absolute necessity for the parent. “The main thing is for (the parent) to get proper treatment themselves," said Denis ...

Ric Flair should stay retired amid new report

When ESPN’s Marc Rai­mondi reported on Mon­day that pro wrestling legend “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair was going to have “one more match,” you likely could have heard the sound of my eyes rolling. “The Rumors Are True!” the 73-year old Flair wrote on his Twitter feed Monday ...

New day in Bedford

BEDFORD — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford is gearing up to offer more hands-on activities and events as it moves forward under new site Director Christi Draves. A former owner of a body art business in south Florida, Draves brings a passion for connecting art and art ...

Plastic industry in neutral

Thirty years ago this summer, I was at Carnegie Mellon University for Pennsylvania’s annual recycling conference. Still struggling to figure out how to deal with the ever increasing amount of plastic containers in our waste stream, I eagerly attended a session on what was new in plastic ...

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In the news on this date: May 27

Local news 50 years ago May 27, 1972 More than 360 camping units were expected to attend the Westward Ho Campout, under the direction of Eugene Kehoe of Altoona, at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. A group called the Royal Coachmen of America also were meeting to camp in the ...

Across the area

AFSCME to meet Wednesday The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Subchapter 8306 will hold its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Patchway Road Office in Duncansville. An executive board meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. Music Picnic ...

Bahama Royale

Meya Inman, a 13-year-old student at Altoona Area Junior High School, and TJ Banas, owner of Superstar Athletics in Bellefonte, traveled to the Bahamas to compete in Bahama Royale All Star Cheer Championships. The Super 6 team was the first Pennsylvania team to go and win. Inman and Banas also ...

Cambria Heights attends state TSA conference

PATTON — Cambria Heights High School Technology Student Association attended the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association Leadership Conference April 20 to 23 at Seven Springs Resort, Champion. A total of 13 students participated in more than 12 different events. Several students ...

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On campus

Seton Hill students selected for Millennium Fellowship GREENSBURG — A group of Seton Hill University students from a variety of majors were selected for the Millennium Fellowship, a semester-long leadership development program sponsored by the United Nations Academic Impact and ...

Hollidaysburg class of 1961 reunion

Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Class of 1961 celebrated its 60th anniversary reunion on Oct. 15 and 16, 2021, at the Laurel Lodge Conference Center, Hemlock Estates, Duncansville. Forty-three classmates met for two nights with an evening of reminiscing and ...

BackPack program seeks volunteers, partners

Mountain Lion summer session begins June 17 The Mountain Lion BackPack program is gearing up for its summer program and seeking volunteers and churches to partner with the outreach. The summer program will run from Friday, June 17, through Friday, Aug. 19. The group is looking for churches ...

Deans’ lists

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, St. Louis, Mo. — Dean’s list, fall semester: Sully Al-Hamdan, Port Matilda. BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY, Jackson, Miss. — President’s list, spring term: Brian McCall , Martinsburg. BOB JONES UNIVERSITY, Greenville, S.C. — President’s list, spring semester: David ...

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Thayne Russell, Kylie Cappella

Thayne Russell and Kylie Cappella, both of Hollidaysburg, are engaged to be married. Miss Cappella is the daughter of Mike and Lori Cappella of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2015 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School and a 2019 graduate of Penn State University. In 2021, Kylie graduated ...

Rebecca Ellison, Adam Rudel

Rebecca Ellison and Adam Rudel, both of Baltimore, are engaged to be married. Miss Ellison is the daughter of Arlene and Marc Ellison of Reisterstown, Md. She is a 2012 graduate of Franklin High School, Reisterstown, and a 2016 graduate of Towson University, Towson, Md., with a bachelor of ...

Allura Pfiester, Travis Martin

Allura E. Pfiester and Travis G. Martin of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Pfiester is the daughter of Thomas Pfiester and Karen Glass of Altoona. She is a 2008 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2018 graduate of Penn State Altoona, with a bachelor of science degree in ...

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 ...

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Linda and Carl DeCaspers

Mr. and Mrs. Carl DeCaspers of Ashburn, Va., formerly of Duncansville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family in Williamsburg, Va. They were married in Arlington, Va., on May 12, 1972. Mrs. DeCaspers is the former Linda Anthony. The couple have two children: Steve and wife ...

Barbara and Paul Caracciolo

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Caracciolo of Altoona are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple were married May 16, 1992, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. Caracciolo is the former Barbara Conte. The couple have three children: P.R., Alison and Lukas. Barbara ...

Gretchen and James Kennedy

Mr. and Mrs. James Kennedy of 908 22nd Ave., Altoona, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house in June at their home, which was featured in the June/July/August 2019 edition of Blair Living magazine. They were married May 3, 1997, at Grace United Methodist Church, ...

Deborah and Richard Heverly Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heverly Sr. of 112 Garber St., Hollidaysburg, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a party with family and friends. They were married April 21, 1972, in Geeseytown. Mrs. Heverly is the former Deborah Woolridge. The couple have two children: Jean Decoskey ...

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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 ...

Meghan Meyers, Anthony Miniello

Meghan Regina Meyers and Anthony Leo Miniello were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2021, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, Pa. The celebrant was the Rev. Lisa Goldsmith. Parents of the bride are Dennis and Jacki Meyers of Altoona. Parents of the bridegroom are the late Frank ...

Taylor Weathersbee, Nathan Rairie

Taylor Weathersbee and Nathan Rairie were united in marriage Oct. 23, 2021, at the Ray Vernon Estate, Milroy. The bride is the daughter of Kerry and Samantha Weathersbee. The bridegroom is the son of Harv and Wendy Rairie. Larry Fulmer performed the ceremony. Maddy Rairie, sister of the ...