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Remy Ma beats Minaj at BET Awards

Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj’s seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by ’90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce. Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist Sunday in Los Angeles, ...

Travel briefs

New York Theater creates digital archive dating to Civil War NEW YORK — More than 70,000 playbills, posters and theatrical materials for a Brooklyn theater dating as far back as the Civil War era are now available on a digital archive for the viewing public. The archive for the Brooklyn ...

Local Scout earns Eagle Award

DUNCANSVILLE — Michael Elder of Duncans-ville received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 in April. Friends, family, Boy Scout troop leaders and fellow Scouts attended the celebration, including his parents, John and ...

Lecture series kicks off with Canoe Creek

Local historian Jim Fitch will discuss the history of Canoe Creek State Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Blair County Historical Society’s Baker Mansion headquarters. “If you go to Canoe Creek, there’s a number of on-the-ground artifacts like kilns, mines and railroads. We talk about ...

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Club notes

Rep. Judy Ward addresses DAR chapter The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met June 10 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. State Representative Judy Ward was the guest speaker. Rep. Ward, the first female Pennsylvania State Representative from ...

Doctorate Olivia K. Hines

ERIE — Olivia Kaitlynn Hines of Altoona received a doctor of pharmacy degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteo-pathic Medicine School of Pharmacy on May 28 at the Erie Insurance Arena. Hines is the daughter of Todd and Joelle Hines of Altoona. She is a 2012 graduate of Altoona Area ...

Marie Garofoli, Edward Eckels Jr.

Marie Garofoli and Edward Eckels Jr., both of Clearfield, are engaged to be married. Miss Garofoli is the daughter of Gary and Jane Garofoli of Altoona. She is a 2008 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Storrs, ...

Brittany Keith, Tyler Cogan

Brittany Keith of Roaring Spring and Tyler Cogan of Martinsburg are engaged to be married. Miss Keith is the daughter of LaMar and Ginger Keith of Roaring Spring. She is a graduate of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, with an associate of science degree in nursing in 2014 and a bachelor of ...

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Students selected as A-Pin award recipients

The following students at Altoona Area Junior High School received A-Pin Awards for excellence in academics. NINTH GRADE — Gage Adams, Savannah Almeida, Hailey Alwine, Langston Anderson, Daniel Ardrey, Abigail Auerbeck, Kaitlyn Aveni, Elizabeth Bair, Cassie Bardell, Kayli Barefoot, Kevin ...

AAJHS holds awards assembly

Listed below are the Altoona Area Junior High School award winners for the 2016-17 school year. Award winners were presented with various honors during Awards Night at the Altoona Area Junior High School. Ninth grade Math Award — Langston Anderson, Nathan Belardi, Matthew Stine, Leah ...

Dean’s list

PENNSYLVANIA HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, JOHNSTOWN SPRING DEAN’S LIST Altoona — Rachel Lynn Blackburn, Shantell Lynette Brown, John J. Cicchitello, Benjamin David Coldwell,Lillian B. Faison, Adrienne Grace Ford, Nathalia M. Harchak, Alissa Nicole Ingram, Casey Aaron Kreiger, Kylee ...

On campus

Pastry arts major wins cake competition RALEIGH, N.C. — Natasha Ras-mussen, a 2015 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a second-year student at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, N.C., competed in the American Culinary Federation baking competition ...

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Kaylene Jenkins, Mark Hufman

Kaylene Jenkins of Duncansville and Mark Hufman of Hollidaysburg are engaged to be married. Miss Jenkins is the daughter of Jamie and Joyce Jenkins of Duncansville. She is a 2006 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2010 graduate of Penn State University, University Park, ...

Maryjoy Gregory, Wendel Hullihen

Maryjoy Gregory, daughter of Kenneth and Elaine Gregory of Coalport, and Wendel Hullihen, son of Cindy Hullihen of Fallentimber and the late Wendel Hullihen, have announced their engagement. The couple reside in Bellefonte. Ms. Gregory is a graduate of Penn State University, University ...

Kelcie Heverly, Kyle Waite

Kelcie Rae Heverly of Duncansville and Kyle Monroe Waite of Roaring Spring are engaged to be married. The prospective bride is the daughter of Thomas and Kimberly Heverly of Duncansville. She is a 2011 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2015 graduate of Mount Aloysius ...

Tessa Harnetiaux, Joseph Port

Stephen and Phyllis Port of Altoona announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Port, to Tessa Alana Harnetiaux, daughter of Mark Harnetiaux of Illinois and Anna Bettie of Nebraska. Mr. Port is the grandson of the late Charles and Anna Lieberman and the late Samuel and Rose Port, who had ...

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Caroline and Cecil Rhodes

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rhodes of 1073 Electric Ave., Altoona, for the past 57 years, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a neighborhood party with family and friends on June 4. They were married June 6, 1947, St. James Lutheran Church, Altoona, by the Rev. Jacob Flegler. Mrs. Rhodes is ...

Judy and Ronald Reffner

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Reffner of Roaring Spring celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23 with a renewing of their wedding vows at Christ Church, Roaring Spring, with Pastors Joel Kletzing and John Nothwang officiating. A reception followed with family and close friends. They also ...

Marcia and William Hinton

Mr. and Mrs. William Hinton of 1112 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10. They were married June 10, 1967, at Broad Avenue Presbyterian Church, Altoona. Mrs. Hinton is the former Marcia Piper. The couple have two daughters: Autumn Strauss ...

Betsy and Raymond Wengert

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wengert of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 19 with their family and friends. They were married May 19, 1967, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Wengert is the former Betsy Nearhoof. The couple have two children, Joseph (Alicia) of Southampton and Wendy ...

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Kristen Imler, Brandon Lackey

Kristen Imler and Brandon Lackey were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. May 20 at Upper Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg. The bride is the daughter of Matthew and Angelia Imler of Claysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Timothy and Janet Lackey of Claysburg. Pastor David Maxwell ...

Karolyn Lee, Kelvin Gholston

Karolyn Lee and Kelvin Gholston were united in marriage at 4 p.m. May 20 at The Club at Corazon in Dublin, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of the late Henry Nathaniel Lee and Carole Lee of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Lester Gholston Sr. and the late Shirley Ann Gholston. Bishop ...

Taylor Leonard, Cory Ellis

Taylor Leonard and Cory Ellis were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Blue Knob All-Seasons Resort, Claysburg. The bride is the daughter of Audra Burchfield and Albert Settles of Altoona and Randy Leonard of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Glenda and Gary Snyder of Altoona and the ...

Miranda Miller, Alan Dodson Jr.

Miranda Miller and Alan Dodson Jr. were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Harry and Monica Miller of Claysburg. The bridegroom is the son on Alan and Mary Dodson of Altoona. Father Clem Gardner performed ...