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Community invited to ‘Journey to Bethlehem’

Journey to Bethlehem will be presented from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 East Penn St., Martinsburg. This is the 14th time the St. Matthew congregation will present this unique journey since its first presentation ...

Messiah performance set

The Pennsylvania Consort will celebrate 32 years of presenting Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.14, at the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church, 1486 Quaker Valley Road, New Paris. This long-standing traditional event, anchored by a large volunteer choir assembled from ...

Live Nativity set

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will hold their second annual Live Nativity Scene from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at St. Andrew’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, Harrisburg, located at 4620 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. The drive-up, Live Nativity scene will feature Jesus, ...

Lasting impressions

I’ve been thinking about impressions lately. According to an online dictionary, impression is defined as “producing a strong effect on one. This phrase is often qualified with an adjective such as good, bad, strong and the like.” As we go through life, there are people who will ...

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Real Men Wear Pink benefits cancer society

Campaign raises $41,000 in October In its fourth year in central Pennsylvania, the Real Men Wear Pink campaign raised $41,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer. During October, nine area leaders raised donations and encouraged community ...

PSU Altoona receives endowed fund from employee, supporter

Penn State alumnus C. David Kimmel of Altoona has established an endowed fund of $150,000 to Penn State Altoona. The C. David Kimmel Intercollegiate Athletics Enhancement Endowment will be used in support of the college’s Division III athletics teams and benefit student athletes in ...

Nonprofits to submit info for Mirror health calendar

The Mirror is revamping its Health Calendar as of Jan. 1. All screenings, classes and support groups that are included on a regular basis must be resubmitted to Brenda Carberry, Community News coordinator, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603, no later than Dec. 13 in order to be ...

AASD Foundation establishes fund in memory of former teacher, coach

The William Smearman Memorial Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $25,000 Named Endowment was established by the Smearman family in memory of William “Bill” Smearman to provide ongoing funding for the benefit of secondary science. Bill ...

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AAHS recognizes commended students

The Altoona Area School District Board of Directors recognized two Altoona Area High School students at the Oct. 7 school board meeting for being named a commended student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. AAHS seniors Abigail Auerbeck and Addyson Burchfield placed among the ...

PSU Altoona receives endowed fund from employee, supporter

Penn State alumnus C. David Kimmel of Altoona has established an endowed fund of $150,000 to Penn State Altoona. The C. David Kimmel Intercollegiate Athletics Enhancement Endowment will be used in support of the college’s Division III athletics teams and benefit student athletes in ...

AASD Foundation establishes fund in memory of former teacher, coach

The William Smearman Memorial Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $25,000 Named Endowment was established by the Smearman family in memory of William “Bill” Smearman to provide ongoing funding for the benefit of secondary science. Bill ...

On campus

Student helps organize holiday packing party CEDARVILLE, Ohio — When Adrienne Krater of Altoona started the Operation Christmas Child campus organization at Cedarville University in 2016, she did not anticipate how quickly it would grow. OCC hosted its annual packing party Nov. 1, ...

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Lisa Richards, Jon Plowman

Lisa M. Richards of Altoona and Jon Plowman of Huntingdon are engaged to be married. Miss Richards is the daughter of Linda Richards of Altoona and the late Gerald P. Richards. She attended Altoona Area High School and Mount Aloysius College, Cresson. She graduated from the licensed practical ...

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 ...

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Bill and Emily Padamonsky

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Padamonsky of Duncans-ville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple took an anniversary trip to California and Hawaii. The family celebrated with a weekend enjoying theater and good food in Pittsburgh. They were married Nov. 22, 1969, at St. Mary’s Catholic ...

Charles and Betty Brenneman

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brenneman of Canoe Creek, 113 Huntingdon Pike, Williamsburg, celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary Friday. They were married Nov. 22, 1947, at Canoe Creek United Methodist Church. Mrs. Brenneman is the former Betty Mattern. The couple have three children: Charles ...

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 ...

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Adena Delozier, Erik Mertz

Adena Delozier and Erik Mertz were united in marriage May 17 at the U.S. Hotel in Hollidaysburg. The bride is the daughter of Nadine and Douglas Delozier of Hollidaysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Therese and Barry Mertz of Kutztown. Lewis Button performed the ceremony. The couple ...

Dr. Nicole Kaczor, Curtis McPherson

Dr. Nicole Elizabeth Kaczor and Curtis Paul McPherson were united in marriage at 1 p.m. June 29 at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Joseph and Dianne Kaczor of Hollidaysburg. The bridegroom is the son of Beverly McPherson. The Very Rev. ...

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 ...