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Disney Plus blames past hacks for user accounts sold online

Disney said Disney Plus account passwords being sold in underground hacking forums are coming from previous breaches at other companies, predating last week’s launch of its streaming service. The company reiterated Wednesday that it found no evidence of a security breach and that account ...

Chance meeting sets up Mr. Rogers film

NEW YORK — Tom Hanks has never played a superhero. But when the actor recently donned a very simple cardigan sweater, and the slacks to go with it, he felt like one. “I felt like Batman. It felt like I was wearing the cape and the cowl of the Dark Knight detective,” Hanks says. ...

Several binge-worthy options for holiday gift season

NEW YORK — Chances are there’s at least one TV binger on your gift list. Why not go all in for the holidays and wrap up something on-point? Some ideas: Popcorn: So many gifty options are out there, including sets of seasonings and artisanal corn. But nobody loves popcorn quite like ...

Nerf gun, Power Rangers cited by watchdog

BOSTON — A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) unveiled its annual list Tuesday at a Boston children’s ...

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Blair 4-H/FFA holds junior livestock banquet

WILLIAMSBURG — The Blair County Junior Livestock clubs held their annual banquet Oct. 1 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. Special guests at the banquet were sponsors and buyers from the show and sale held in August. The officers from each club helping with the program were: Emily ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. There is no meeting in December. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Across the area

Starbucks to host Jared Box event The Starbucks in the Park Hills Plaza Altoona and the Starbucks on Admiral Perry Highway in Ebensburg, along with 2019 Miss Teen Pennsylvania International Alivia Jacobs, will hold a Jared Box Project Event starting Nov. 29 (Black Friday) and continuing ...

‘Holes for Heroes’

Courtesy photo The fifth annual “100 Holes for Heroes” was held at the Summit Country Club in Cresson. Among those participating were (from left): Afghanistan veteran Bob Whiteman, Cresson American Legion member and Cresson Sons of the American Legion member Bryan Rabish, Gallitzin ...

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Blair 4-H/FFA holds junior livestock banquet

WILLIAMSBURG — The Blair County Junior Livestock clubs held their annual banquet Oct. 1 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. Special guests at the banquet were sponsors and buyers from the show and sale held in August. The officers from each club helping with the program were: Emily ...

Honor roll

SPRING COVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, ROARING SPRING FIRST MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL SIXTH GRADE — Norah Bechtel, Lanee Berkhimer, MiKayla Burket, Wyatt Dilling, Elizabeth Dodson, Katherine Dunn, Gracie Garver, Zoe Grill, Leya Hazenstab, Bethanie Kensinger, Cole Knisely, Lila Kyle, Edward ...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) will present “The Fiddler on the Roof” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 and are available by calling 695-4416, ext. 7525, or emailing ...

Planetarium show set for Thursday

HOLLIDAYSBURG — “Earth, Sun and Moon” will show at 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Planetarium. Reservations are required. This is truly a family show with suggested ages beginning at age 5. This family show explores the relationship between the ...

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Caitlin Conrad, Shane Filer

Caitlin Amelia Conrad and Shane Michael Filer, both of Duncansville, are engaged to be married. Miss Conrad is the daughter of Brent Conrad of Duncansville and Roseanne Conrad of Martinsburg. She is a 2009 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. Miss Conrad is a professional ...

Adrianna Reese, Adam Borst

Adrianna Renee Reese of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and Adam William Borst of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Reese is the daughter of Jason and Aubrey Reese. She is a graduate of Mineral Ridge High school and a 2018 graduate of Geneva College with a bachelor’s degree in speech language ...

Leah Grubb, Trevor Jackson

Leah Grubb of Huntingdon and Trevor Jackson of Warriors Mark are engaged to be married. Miss Grubb is the daughter of Lloyd and Mary Grubb of Huntingdon. She is a 2010 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School and a 2014 graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon, with a bachelor’s degree in ...

Kathryn Nazaruk, James Busch

Kathryn Nazaruk of Altoona and James Busch of Northern Cambria are engaged to be married. Miss Nazaruk is the daughter of Michael and Cecilia Nazaruk of Altoona. She is a 2014 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a 2019 graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, ...

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James and Naomi Beach

James and Naomi Ruth (Sheterom) Beach of Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 1. Their daughters held a luncheon in their honor at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona, Oct. 26 with 71 family members and friends in attendance. As young children, ...

Kenneth and Linda Stover

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stover of Altoona recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal officiated by her uncle Charles Dunn of Berlin, Pa. A celebration with family and friends was held at the Fort Apache Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Juniata. They were married ...

Marilyn and Eugene Myers Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Myers Sr. of Gallitzin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 7 with a Mass and a blessing from Father Albert Ledoux at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin. Following a a small dinner with family and friends at Taddei’s Restaurant, they took an anniversary ...

Dr. Patrick and Cynthia Rice

Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Rice of Hollidaysburg celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Italy and Greece. They were married Oct. 15, 1994, at Zion Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg. Mrs. Rice is the former Cynthia Hearn. The couple have four children: Matt Clapper (Sherri) of ...

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Katlyn Dodson, Andrew Ross

Katlyn Dodson and Andrew Ross were united in marriage at 2 p.m. June 1 at Immaculate Conception Chapel, Saint Francis University, Loretto. The bride is daughter of Alan and Mary Dodson of Altoona. The bridegroom is son of Douglas and Trisha Ross of Ebensburg. Father Dennis Kurdziel ...

Rebecca Haber, Chuck Erney

Rebecca Haber and Chuck Erney were united in marriage July 13, 2019, at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Sandy Haber of Hollidaysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Charles and Darlene Erney of Latrobe. The double-ring ceremony was performed ...

Bridal expo slated for Nov. 3

CARROLLTOWN — A bridal expo will be held Nov. 3 at the Carrolltown Fire Company Banquet Hall, Roiute 219 North, Main Street. Admission is free. All brides-to-be can register to win great prizes. The doors will open at 1 p.m. and the drawings for prizes will be held at 4 p.m. For more ...

Olivia Vellone, Stefan Beard

Olivia Vellone and Stefan Beard were united in marriage at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2019, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Anthony Jr. and Dena Vellone of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of William Jr. and Janine Beard of Altoona. Father ...