Area Life

Crazy Horse family elder to visit SAMA Altoona

Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown Sr. will join author William Matson to discuss and sign their book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy” based on the Family’s oral history from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Southern Alleghanies Museum of Art of Altoona located at ...

Creativity, functionality matter in playroom decor

Go bold. Stay practical. Think long-term. These are among the tips offered by interior decorators for creating a fresh, fun — even inspiring — playroom for kids. Foster creativity “I love bold choices in a playroom,” says Mel Bean, a designer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In one client’s ...

Convergence of time

In its 91st season, The Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Teresa Cheung, announced its 2019-2020 slate of concerts with a season theme based on the convergence of some significant event anniversaries. “We will be commemorating the ending of WWI (1919), the 75th ...

Change can be challenging

I have been thinking a lot about changing lately, primarily because I’ve been doing a lot of it. Changing, that is, not thinking. I try to keep thinking at a minimum because too much of it gives me a headache. It occurred to me that there exist two basic types of change — unavoidable and ...

Will to present organ concert

Our Lady of Mount Carmel will host an organ concert by Nicholas Will at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10. A native of central Pennsylvania, Will formerly served as the director of music at The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. In addition, Will began his organ studies at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Will ...

Spiritual notes

Vacation Bible Schools - Altoona Seventh-day Adventist Church, 509 25th St., Altoona, will host vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 6-9. “Lost at Sea” is geared toward children entering first through sixth grades. All children participating will receive a ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: Aug. 2, 1969 Ardie J. Dillen of Altoona Enterprises helped cut the ribbon as a tire remanufacuring plant called Cordovan, parent company located in Ohio, opened in Bellwood yesterday. From 60 to 75 employees were expected at full capacity. Mayor William H. Prosser presented a ...

Bedford Springs Hotel to host World War II weekend Aug 2-4

The third annual World War II weekend Aug. 2 to 4 at Omni Bedford Springs Resort is expected to draw several hundred people during the war’s 75th anniversary year as events, renactors and historians provide local context to the conflict. “We had several hundred attend last year,” said ...

U.S. Hotel Tavern on PCN show Sunday

From Mirror reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — The U.S. Hotel Tavern is being featured in a segment on PCN’s Keystone Cuisine summer-long series featuring restaurants from around Pennsylvania. The 30-minute segment will air at 9 p.m. Sunday on PCN, according to Felicia Duger, spokesperson for PCN. ...

Reunions strengthen family bonds

There are moments in life that you wish would last forever. Then, you realize time doesn’t stand still. It moves like a beam of brilliant light — faster than you can blink. You have to find ways to capture that light and hold onto it as long as you can. That’s a hard lesson I’ve had ...

AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival Friday and Saturday

JOHNSTOWN — The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival has announced its lineup for the August 2-3 festival, featuring Gin Blossoms, Cowboy Mouth, Ghost Light, and Brownout presents Brown Sabbath and 13 additional acts. “Gin Blossoms is an act with great name recognition and enormous appeal ...

Broadway director, producer Harold Prince dies

NEW YORK — Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cabaret,” “Company” and “Sweeney Todd” and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died. Prince was ...

Allied Motion Dance Company returns

Allied Motion Dance Company will return to Penn State Altoona for its first full-length concert in a decade. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 for general admission. Children under 12 ...

Cresson Lake Playhouse awarded grant

Cresson Lake Playhouse was a 2018 recipient of the Arts for the Alleghenies: It’s Up to the Youth grant funded by the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies’ Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship through The Heinz Endowments. This $25,000 grant has been used to build an open-air ...

Producer of 1969’s Woodstock calls it a lesson in community

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival says he’s come to appreciate how a community can be born of difficulty. Joel Rosenman said Tuesday he was so immersed in pulling off the massive event he didn’t realize people “were having the time of their life” ...

Jay-Z pulls out of Woodstock 50

NEW YORK — Jay-Z’s got 99 problems but Woodstock isn’t one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take place. Jay-Z will no longer close the three-day festival scheduled for Aug. 16-18, a person ...

Rural Nevada not equipped for big ‘storm Area 51’ turnout

LAS VEGAS — At first, the co-owner of the quirky alien-themed motel down a Nevada highway from the mysterious Area 51 site didn’t take a posting for a prank Facebook event too seriously. Then, her phone started ringing. “It doesn’t stop, our phone won’t stop ringing,” Connie ...

‘Orange Is the New Black’ offers fans a way to give back

NEW YORK — The Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” isn’t content with leaving behind a legacy of good television. It wants to do good in the real world, too. The series’ creative team said Thursday it has formed a fund that will support advocacy groups pressing for criminal ...

Itle-Clark books aim to educate young readers

Former Altoona resident Stephanie Itle-Clark recently published two books for young and beginning readers to promote kindness, critical thinking skills and build empathy skills. Itle-Clark, of Bedford, published “She is also the president and founder of the Academy of Prosocial Learning: ...

CPA announces 2019-2020 season, tickets on sale

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has announced its 2019–2020 season, which includes a Centre County premiere of the multiple award-winning Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon.” Tickets are now on sale.Visit cpa.psu.edu for ...