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Pedal through cycling history at this bike museum

NEW BREMEN, Ohio — In a former hotel here in rural, western Ohio is a museum offering more than two centuries of bicycle history, from early high-wheelers to candy-hued 1960s Sting Rays. There’s a 1901 ice bike, a kitschy 1949 Donald Duck artifact, a military-issued bike with a machine ...

Fla. exhibit turns dreams into images

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A new exhibit at The Dali Museum is turning dreams into physical images. Literally. From ones centuries old to ones not yet realized, dreams are at the center of a new two-part exhibit running through April 30. One part of “The Shape of Dreams” is a traditional ...

Thanks for the visit, Pap

I never believed in ghosts before. When people watch those shows like “Long Island Medium” or pay to visit people who claim to be able to commune with the dead, I will, generally speaking, roll my eyes. Though, with my Catholic upbringing — however lacking my participation in the ...

Pope Francis urges Congo youth to reject corruption

KINSHASA, Congo — Pope Francis led Congo’s young people in a rousing denunciation of political corruption on Thursday, turning an otherwise scripted meeting with church catechists into a rally that shook the capital’s sports stadium. Francis was repeatedly interrupted as some of the ...

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AAHS Class of 1973 to hold 50th, final reunion Aug. 11-13

The Altoona Area High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th and final reunion Aug. 11 to 13. Friday night will be a meet and greet hosted by classmate Don Delozier with music provided by classmate Randy Rutherford. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at the U.S. Hotel in ...

Yesteryear-Sambo’s/Station Mall

Kevin Stiver said this picture was undated, but by pulling details out of the picture, he found that the Sambo’s Restaurant located in front of the Station Mall was called “No Place Like Sam’s,” a rebranding that the company ordered to select locations in 1981. All Sambo’s Restaurants ...

Local bridge winners

Recent winners for the Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club are not available this week. Games are open to the public and held online at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and in person at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the St. George Orthodox Church on 58th Street in Altoona. For more information, call Barb Vander ...

Helping Out-Fiore donations

Courtesy photos Fiore Toyota made a $7,500 donation to Operation Our Town to help keep local neighborhoods safe from crime and drugs. Shown are (from left): Katy Fiore, Shawna Hoover and Dan Fiore. “The Our Town slogan ‘Keep it Safe, Keep it Going’ is why as a local business we need to ...

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AAHS Class of 1973 to hold 50th, final reunion Aug. 11-13

The Altoona Area High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th and final reunion Aug. 11 to 13. Friday night will be a meet and greet hosted by classmate Don Delozier with music provided by classmate Randy Rutherford. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at the U.S. Hotel in ...

Mount Aloysius College dean’s list

MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE, CRESSON DEAN’S LIST, FALL SEMESTER Alexandria — Hannah Yocum. Altoona — Cassy Beere, Shawn Brown, Margaret Bulow, Katie Chew, Meghan Christofic, Hannah Covino, Alana Cunningham, Rachel Derby, Dalanie DiSabato, Edward Drzewiecki, Marissa Esposito, Chloe ...

African American Read-In events set

The 23rd annual African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona will take place Feb. 19 and 20. This year’s theme is “Banned Black American Books.” Events begin Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2:30 p.m. in Port Sky Cafe with a community dinner featuring literature, music and a special activity ...

Honor rolls-Holy Trinity, Spring Cove Middle School

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL, ALTOONA SECOND MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL EIGHTH GRADE — Makaehla Beckel, Ashlyn Carruthers, Brianna Clossin, Kaitlin Davis, Olivia Rishel. SEVENTH GRADE — Grace Cioffari, Rowan Craig, Sophia Fiore, Alanna Gartmann, Sara Glass-Knopp, Mary Haigh, ...

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Cierra Mattern, Tyler Bertram

Autumn Lee and Paul Mattern of Hollidaysburg, Altoona announce the engagement of their daughter, Cierra of Hollidaysburg, to Tyler Bertram of Blue Knob. Tyler is the son of Christy and Jamie Bertram of Blue Knob. Cierra is a 2022 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School. She is pursuing ...

Kaylin Treese, David Ardale Jr.

Patrick and Kelly Treese of Altoona announced the engagement of their daughter, Kaylin, to David Ardale Jr. David is the son of Kim Rivera of Struthers, Ohio, and David Ardale Sr. of Boardman, Ohio. Kaylin is a 2011 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She has a bachelor’s degree from ...

Miranda Sheetz, Barret Colby

Louie and Holly Sheetz of Altoona announced the engagement of their daughter, Miranda, to Barret Colby. Barret is the son of Chris and Kimberly Colby of Indianapolis, Ind. Miranda is a 2012 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and an alumni of High Point University (2016) ...

Meagan Lenze, Michael Minnock

Cathy and Ken Lenze of Duncansville announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan, to Michael Minnock of Pittsburgh. Michael is the son of Robin Minnock of Pittsburgh and the late Patrick Minnock. Meagan is a 2008 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona. She has a ...

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Charlotte and Harry Conzo

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Conzo of Dysart celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family party at their home. The Conzos were married on Jan. 11, 1958, in Winchester., Va. Mrs. Conzo is the former Charlotte Gregg. Their four children and spouses are: Jeff and Karen (Conzo) Simpson of ...

Alfretta and Michael Starzecky

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Thomas “Tom” Starzecky of Tyrone celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on Jan. 8. They were married Jan. 8, 1952, in Cumberland, Md. Mrs. Starzecky is the former Alfretta McCracken. The couple have three children: Gay Price of Christiansburg, Va.; Patrick of ...

Yvonne and Stan Lego

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Lego of Altoona celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1. A catered party was given by their children on June 25 at the Catholic War Veterans post in Altoona. They were married Oct. 1, 1977, at the All Faiths Chapel at Penn State Altoona. Mrs. Lego is the former ...

John and Saundra Saive

Mr. and Mrs. John Saive of 1153 53rd St., Altoona, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. They were married Nov. 8, 1962, in their hometown of Cambridge, Ohio. Mrs. Saive is the former Saundra Crouse. The couple met while on a ...

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Stacey Werner, Richard Nardelli

Stacey Werner and Richard Nardelli were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2022, at Jaggard First United Methodist Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Deb Miller of Ebensburg and Jim Werner of Johnstown. The bridegroom is the son of Ricardo and Linda Nardelli of ...

Megan Horell, Benjamin Frye

Megan Alyssa Horell and Benjamin Ray Frye were united in marriage on Sept. 17, 2022, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Tyrone. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Melissa Horell of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of David and Betsy Frye of Saint Leonard, Md. Pastor Tina Hawkins ...

Rebecca Ellison, Adam Rudel

Rebecca Ellison and Adam Rudel were united in marriage on Dec. 17, 2022, at Sheraton Baltimore North, Towson, Md. The bride is the daughter of Arlene and Marc Ellison of Reisterstown, Md. The bridegroom is the son of Dianne and Neil Rudel of Hollidaysburg. Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg performed ...

Brooke Partner, Jonathan Pins

Brook Partner and Jonathan Pins were united in marriage on Oct. 8, 2022, at the Backporch Vineyard,, King George, Va. The bride is the daughter of Melanie Partner of Altoona and Jerry Partner of Bellwood. She is the granddaughter of Marjorie Nedimyer of Altoona and the late Dick ...