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Rapace explores the female bodyguard life

LOS ANGELES — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities ...

Study of Leonardo’s first landscape finds he had second thoughts

ROME — The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a countryside landscape, said the Uffizi Galleries, whose collections include the fragile work. The Galleries said the 1473 “Landscape Drawing ...

Recipes for a healthier Super Bowl party

Recipes courtesy of Libby Mills, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mango Salsa 3 ripe mangos 3/4 cup red and green bell peppers 3/4 cup diced red onion 1-2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce to taste 1/4 cup minced mint 1/4 cup minced cilantro lime zest of 1-2 ...

Super healthy Super Bowl eats

Five weeks after those ‘I’ll eat healthier’ vows comes Super Bowl LIII — but experts say it’s possible to enjoy food, friends and football without derailing healthier habits. The keys are planning, planning and more planning. If you are hosting the party, choose a varied menu ...

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Across the area

HASD World Language Fest is Feb. 9 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District Foreign Language Department will host a World Language Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, 1510 N. Montgomery St. The purpose of ...

Area club activities

Courtesy photos The Altoona Curve Booster Club presented a check for $1,000 to the Miracle League of Blair County, last summer. The donation was made in memory of Dick Logan, vice president of the Booster Club, and chairman of the club’s annual golf outing. Logan died in September 2017. ...

Bloody Run Historical Society kicks off fundraising campaign

EVERETT — Larry Foor, president of the Bloody Run Historical Society, chaired the kickoff of a fundraising campaign to support and sustain the group’s Everett Railroad and Community Museum on West Fifth Street and conducted entirely with volunteer help. “The museum is not just a memory ...

Catholic Charities plans ‘Wines of Italy’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Join Catholic Charities at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Blairmont Club for its “Wines of Italy” sampling event. A sommelier will share six specially selected Italian wines, carefully paired with delicious appetizers. The event will feature three red wines and three white ...

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Deans’ lists

MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY — Sydney Reed, Alexandria, dean’s list; Mark Lyons, DuBois, president’s list. BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY, Lewisburg — DJ Hollingshead, Altoona; Paige Galloway, Alexandria; Haley Stodart, Houtzdale; Jonathan Basom, Huntingdon; Soren Borgardt, Huntingdon; Gavin Luzier, ...

Blair County Medical Society presents $2,500 scholarship

HARRISBURG — The Blair County Medical Society awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Mark Zaki, son of Irini Youssef of Hol-lidaysburg. Zaki attends Harvard Medical School in Boston, specializing in neurosurgery. “During my undergraduate studies at University of Pittsburgh, I become fascinated ...

UPJ dean’s list

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT JOHNSTOWN FALL DEAN’S LIST Bedford County Nicholas T. Hyde, New Paris; Hannah D. Miller, Osterburg; Kaylin M. Gaudette, Schellsburg; Kaitlyn J. Allison, Alum Bank; Trent M. Crouse, Alum Bank; Luke B. Hobson, Alum Bank; Dannah C. Robosson, Alum Bank; Hannah L. ...

Graduates

GROVE CITY COLLEGE — Brandon Conaway, Huntingdon, B.A., psychology.

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Megan Bettwy, Kris Stern

Megan Bettwy of Hollidaysburg and Kris Stern of Duncansville are engaged to be married. Miss Bettwy is the daughter of Ed and Rhonda Bettwy of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2011 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a graduate of Clarion University, where she earned a bachelor’s ...

Amber Kirsch, John Brown Jr.

Amber Marie Kirsch of Colver and John Patrick Brown Jr. of Altoona are engaged to be married. Miss Kirsch is the daughter of Alan and Peggy Kirsch. She is a 2008 graduate of Central Cambria High School, Ebensburg, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a ...

Taylor Moore, Matthew Canole

Taylor Moore and Matthew Canole, both of Hollidaysburg, are engaged to be married. Miss Moore is the daughter of Christine Good of Ebensburg and Donald Moore of Bellwood. She is a 2011 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and a 2015 graduate of Penn State Altoona with a ...

Jessica Hancock, Kyle Mock

Jessica Hancock of Altoona and Kyle Mock of Roaring Spring are engaged to be married. Miss Hancock is the daughter of Jeff and Sherry Hancock of Altoona. She is a 2006 graduate of Altoona Area High School, a 2010 graduate of Penn State University and a 2015 graduate of Indiana University of ...

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Ralph and Julia Filer

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Filer of 608 Caroline Ave., Altoona, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 7 with a surprise party at the Buccinese Club, Altoona, hosted by their children, grandchildren and Mrs. Filer’s sister, Arlene Sprengel. They were married Dec. 6, 1958, at Otterbein ...

Joseph and Patricia DeGennaro

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeGennaro of Altoona celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Nov. 30. They were married Nov. 30, 1963, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. DeGennaro is the former Patricia Trostle. They have two sons: Joseph (Lisa) and Michael (Michaela), both of ...

Frank and Margaret Adams

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 25 with family and friends during a luncheon at the U.S. Hotel Tavern, Hollidaysburg. The couple recently enjoyed a Viking cruise on the Adriatic Sea from Venice, Italy, to Athens, Greece. They were married on Nov. 22, ...

Ronald and Sharon Shoenfelt

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Shoenfelt of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner hosted by their children at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. They also took a trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. They were married Sept. 7, 1968, at Fairview United Methodist Church, ...

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Jaclyn Johnson, Christopher Dietze

Jaclyn Johnson and Christopher Dietze were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Heron Hill Winery, Hammondsport, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of Eric and Jodi Johnson, both of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Carl and Karen Dietze, both of Hollidaysburg. Pastor Drew McCaffery ...

Jessica Schraff, Corey Sell

Jessica Schraff and Corey Sell were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. July 14 at Wedding Pointe, Lake Raystown Resort, Entriken. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Karen Schraff of Duncansville. The bridegroom is the son of Tom and April Sell of Hollidaysburg. Pastor Chris McAviney ...

Shalen Perehinec, Ryan Steinbugl

Shalen Perehinec and Ryan Steinbugl were united in marriage at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Frank Perehinec of Patton and Priscilla Perehinec of Altoona. The bridegroom is the son of Kevin and Mary Steinbugl, both of ...

Caitlyn Anderson, Jordan Wiley

Caitlyn Anderson and Jordan Michael Wiley were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick, Harrisburg. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Cecilia Anderson of Mechanicsburg. The bridegroom is the son of Frank and Mary Wiley of Altoona. The Rev. Joshua ...