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Popular film series revived: Showings open to the public as well as students

A 2016 film about an interracial couple that defied 1950s segregation laws and a 1940s classic comedy about women poisoning their lonely tenants during Halloween are just two of this year’s selections of the Penn State Altoona Downtown Film Series. Suspended in late 2015 due to finances, ...

Sisters finally working together

NEW YORK — Shelby Lynne has a succinct explanation for why she and her sister Allison Moorer had two decades of successful solo careers before making a disc to-gether. “Timing,” she said. The Alabama-bred sisters have forged their own identities skirting the Americana music world. The ...

Charlie Cox, Finn Jones on 2 Marvel-ous ‘Defenders’ roles

NEW YORK — Maybe you know them as Iron Fist and Daredevil. But now Finn Jones and Charlie Cox, who star as these Marvel superheroes on the Netflix series “Iron Fist” and “Daredevil,” have joined forces with Mike Colter (“Luke Cage”) and Krysten Ritter (“Jessica Jones”) for a ...

National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

PHOENIX — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Park Service said in a statement it made the decision to “expand hydration options ...

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Club notes

Area woman appointed national chairman Donna Mills of Hesston, a member of Standing Stone Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 1754, participated in the 104th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, held July 22 to 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New ...

The effects of aging on your pets can be a very tricky topic

Age is relative. It’s all in how you feel, I am told. Unfortu-nately, it doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes age sneaks up on you while you’re actively living your life. Then BAM! A hurt something, or swollen other thing, aches and pains that seem to appear out of nowhere. It’s ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Theo Dixon’s family include Theo Augustus Dixon, 6 months old, of Charlotte, N.C.; Heather Duval of Charlotte, mother; David Duval of Charlotte, grandfather; Patricia Tarlton of Hollidaysburg, great-grandmother; and June Rose Johnston, Martinsburg ...

Yesteryear

These Mirror file photos are from the Blair-Bedford Boy Scout Camp, near Allemansville, from the early 1960s. Above, the camp dining hall nears completion. At left is one of the many trails through the forest. Above, two 1,000-gallon septic tanks are placed in the ground to take care of the ...

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Dean’s list

PENN COLLEGE, WILLIAMSPORT SPRING DEAN’S LIST Bedford County — Seth T. Cook, Hyndman; Alexander W. Griffith, Imler; Jeffrey Z. Yang, Bedford. Blair County — Laycee T. Clark, Tyrone; Rick A. Day II, Tyrone; Justin M. DeGennaro, Altoona; Michaela R. Diehl, Tyrone; Jacob J. Herron, ...

On campus

Students volunteer at Everett’s Tenley Park EVERETT — Students at the Bedford County campus of Allegany College of Maryland showed their community spirit when they donned heavy gardening gloves to improve a children’s playground at Everett’s Tenley Park. The popular play area ...

WISE Women presents scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County announced the scholarship winners for the spring term. The scholarships are available to female residents of Blair County 21 years and older who have overcome adversity in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education. A total of $12,000 was awarded to ...

SFU Enactus members participate in national exposition

LORETTO — The Saint Francis University chapter of the Enactus international small business club competed at the annual national exposition in Kansas City, Mo., on May 22. This tournament followed a regional championship win in March, marking more than 10 consecutive years of proceeding to ...

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Maurie Donnelly, Rupesh Patel

Maurie Donnelly and Rupesh Patel, both of Columbus, Ohio, are engaged to be married. Miss Donnelly is the daughter of Randy and Joan Donnelly of Altoona. She is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona; a 2007 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., with ...

Emily Harrington, James Beck

Emily Harrington and James Beck, both of Cresson, are engaged to be married. Miss Harrington is the daughter of Rodger and Denise Harrington of Fallentimber. She is a 2010 graduate of Penn Cambria High School, Cresson, and a 2016 graduate of Conemaugh School of Nursing. She is a ...

Rachael Baser, Chris MacDonald

Rachael Baser and Chris MacDonald, both of Charleston, S.C., are engaged to be married. Miss Baser is formerly of Hollidaysburg, and Mr. MacDonald is formerly of Wells, Maine. Miss Baser is the daughter of Melissa Baser and Kirk Baser of Hollidays-burg. She is a 2008 graduate of ...

Mary Wesp, Jack Retman

Mary Wesp and Jack Retman, both of Groton, Conn., are engaged to be married. Miss Wesp is the daughter of John and Kathy Wesp of East Harwich, Cape Cod, Mass. She is a graduate of Harwich High School, Harwich, Mass., and a graduate of Grand Canyon University. She is a registered nurse at ...

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Donald and Virginia Harrington

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harrington of Hollidays-burg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation. They were married Aug. 19, 1967, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Mrs. Harrington is the former Virginia Samreta. Following their marriage, the couple lived for nine years in Newark, Del., ...

Terry and Marilyn Dean

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Dean of Duncansville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows with family and friends at their home on June 15. They were married June 15, 1967, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Dean is the former Marilyn Bass. The couple have one son, Tony of ...

Kenneth A. and Y. Jean Young

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Young of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10 with a dinner with family and friends. They also took a trip through New York state as they did on their honeymoon. They were married June 10, 1967, at Altoona Bible Church by Pastor Henry F. ...

Norman and Darlene Drenning

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Drenning celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 25 with a party at the Heidelberg Country Club, given by their children. They were married June 28, 1952, at Mardorf United Methodist Church, Altoona. Mrs. Drenning is the former Darlene Wilkins. After their ...

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Abigail Kreider, Noah Krehl

Abigail Kreider and Noah Krehl were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 at General Potter Farm in Spring Mills. The bride is the daughter of Loy and Heidi Kreider of Roaring Spring. The bridegroom is the son Dr. Bradley and Kendel Krehl of Martinsburg. Pastor David Banaszak performed ...

Brianne Long, William Clapper

Brianne Long and William Clapper were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 2016, at Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg. The bride is the daughter of John and Lisa Long of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Bill and Linda Clapper of Saxton. Pastor Todd Wertman performed the double-ring ...

Lexi Jo Umbower, Cody Blackie

Lexi Jo Umbower and Cody Levi Blackie were united in marriage at 4 p.m. June 17 at Brush Mountain Sportsmen Club, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of John and Jamie Umbower of Altoona and Kim and Ron Dalansky of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of John and Stacy Blackie of ...

Tessa Donnelly, Thomas Vitlo

Tessa Donnelly and Thomas Vitlo were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. April 29 at Holy Rosary Church, Washington, D.C. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Joan Donnelly of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Patrick and Janice Vitlo of Queensbury, N.Y. Father Ezio Marchetto performed ...