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Ancient treasures reveal turbulent past

BERLIN — An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman’s form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first time. The exhibition opening Friday ...

Keeping history alive

Astride McLanahan’s passion — keeping local and family history alive — will be recognized Thursday with the 2018 Preservation Pennsylvania Henry A. Jordan Award. McLanahan will receive one of 22 awards presented at the State Museum of Pennsylvania during the annual Pennsylvania Historic ...

Pitt’s foundation sues architect over New Orleans homes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Brad Pitt’s foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says damages caused by ...

Met promises vocal treats and retooled Ring

NEW YORK — Jonas is back, if only briefly. Anna is here, in full diva mode. The seemingly unstoppable Placido marks his 50th anniversary. And the “Ring” contraption returns — maybe for the last time — with a promise of greater reliability and fewer “clunks and clicks.” These ...

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BG to host ‘Live Your Best Life’ lecture

Date change: Event now scheduled for Oct. 26 Speaker announced for event The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Alumni Association has announced that Lisa (Lightner) Georgiana will be the featured guest speaker at its annual “Live Your Best Life Lecture Speaker Series,” sponsored by ...

Girl Scout to build grotto as Gold Award project

Julia Cacciotti is a Girl Scout Ambassador from Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Council working toward earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts, earned by completing projects that promote community service, personal growth, positive ...

Fall conditions favor fleas — yikes!

I was talking to a co-worker this morning about her cats. She has a couple of her own cats, plus a stray new mom and three kittens (now several months old), which she is going to end up keeping because she is a sucker like me (enter smiley face here). She was telling me all is well except ...

On campus

Student receives Schlegel scholarship STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology announced that Hayley Butcher, a second-year graphic arts student and graduate of Williamsburg High School, has been awarded the 2018 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award. The ...

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BG to host ‘Live Your Best Life’ lecture

Date change: Event now scheduled for Oct. 26 Speaker announced for event The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Alumni Association has announced that Lisa (Lightner) Georgiana will be the featured guest speaker at its annual “Live Your Best Life Lecture Speaker Series,” sponsored by ...

Girl Scout to build grotto as Gold Award project

Julia Cacciotti is a Girl Scout Ambassador from Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Council working toward earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts, earned by completing projects that promote community service, personal growth, positive ...

On campus

Student receives Schlegel scholarship STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology announced that Hayley Butcher, a second-year graphic arts student and graduate of Williamsburg High School, has been awarded the 2018 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award. The ...

Bellwood class of ’49

Courtesy photo The Bellwood High School class of 1949 held its 69th anniversary reunion on Sept. 7 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Altoona. A memorial was held for the deceased members and an update of the members who are sick and unable to attend. Shown are (from left): seated — Irene ...

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Casey Pasternak, Mark Stephens

Chuck and Judy Stephens of Patton announced the engagement of their son, Mark Gerard Stephens, to Casey Marie Pasternak. The couple reside in Duncansville. Miss Pasternak is the daughter of Chuck and Becky Pasternak of DuBois. She is a 2014 graduate of DuBois Area High School. She graduated ...

Rebecca Haber, Chuck Erney

Rebecca Haber and Chuck Erney, both of Wilmington, Del., are engaged to be married. Miss Haber is the daughter of Paul and Sandy Haber of Hollidaysburg. A 2009 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School, Miss Haber earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, ...

Bernadette Landry, Bain Ford

Bernadette Landry and Bain Ford, both of Centreville, Va., are engaged to be married. Miss Landry is the daughter of Brig. Gen. Jerry and Theresa Landry of Duncansville. She is a 2009 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and earned her bachelor and master’s ...

Laura Ritchey, Logan Williams

Laura Ritchey and Logan Williams, both of Martins-burg, are engaged to be married. Miss Ritchey is the daughter of Tom and Cindy Ritchey, Martinsburg. She is the granddaughter of Dale and Susan Hoover of Martinsburg, Evelyn Ritchey of Martinsburg and the late Paul Ritchey. She is a 2014 ...

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Richard and Becky Clapper

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clapper of Hollidaysburg are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married on Sept. 16, 1978, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lakemont, by Father Edward Eckenrod. Mrs. Clapper is the former Becky Warner. The couple have two daughters: ...

Eugene and Christine Tiracave

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Tiracave of Cresson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7. They were married Sept. 7, 1968, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Portage. Mrs. Tiracave is the former Christine Tomasko. The couple have three children: Christian and his wife, Alicia, of ...

Ron and Deb Shoop

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Shoop of Hollidaysburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 29. A surprise party was given in their honor by their children and attended by 90 family members. They were married on July 29, 1968, in North Carolina. Mrs. Shoop is the former Deb Kehler of ...

Wayne and Jeanne Fleck

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fleck of Sinking Valley recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Relatives and friends are invited to attend an open house at White Oak Hall, Fort Roberdeau, Sinking Valley, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16. Guests are requested to omit gifts. The couple were ...

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Kelly Walter, Jarryd Burkett

Kelly Jo Walter and Jarryd Ryan Burkett were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 in an outdoor ceremony at Gillbrook Farms, Warriors Mark. The bride is the daughter of Dennis Walter Sr. of Altoona and the late Theresa Walter. The bridegroom is the son of Randy and Sheryl Burkett, ...

Rebecca Folckemer, Joshua Luther

Rebecca Folckemer and Joshua Luther were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Courtyard at Stoney Point, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Anthony and Kathryn Kost of Tyrone and Charles Steiner Sr. of Johnstown. The bridegroom is the son of Paul and Carolyn Luther of ...

Sarah MacBlane, Thomas Geishauser

Sarah MacBlane and Thomas Geishauser exchanged their holy vows of matrimony on July 7 at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Patton, in a traditional double-ring ceremony during a Latin Rite Mass officiated by Father Ananias Buccione, OSB, Monk at St. Vincent Archabbey. Parents of the ...

Kathryn Barton, Joshua Greenberg

Kathryn Barton and Joshua Greenberg were united in marriage on Sept. 2, 2017, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg. The bride is the daughter of Edward and Susan Barton of Hollidaysburg. The bridegroom is the son of David and Donna Greenberg of Foxborough, ...