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Area Life

Reenactment group to meet; seeks members

STATE COLLEGE — The 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Reenactment Group, will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House at 1450 N. Atherton St. The Civil War reenactors will discuss summer and fall Civil War reenacting schedules to include ...

Baker Mansion to open July 3 with new exhibits

The 104-year old Blair County Historical Society will open its 98th season in the 1849 Elias Baker Mansion with new room restorations and new exhibits starting Friday, July 3. The restored single parlor and the library and office of Elias Baker and his son, Sylvester, will be opened to the ...

Spiritual notes

Lessons on ‘Knowing God’s Will’ planned The Juniata Church of the Brethren, North Ninth Avenue and Third Street, Juniata, will begin a series of lessons on the subject of “Knowing God’s Will for Your Life.” Each week, the class will cover topics of “Discerning the Will of ...

And I know He watches me

I was working out in the yard the other day when a tiny sparrow landed on the ground just a few feet from me. I watched as it moved its head around and then flew off with lightning speed. I was reminded of the passage in Matthew 10 that states that God keeps His eye on every sparrow and how ...

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Church reopens for worship Faith United Church of Christ, 711 Seventh Ave., Altoona, will reopen for worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 21. Worshipers are asked to wear face masks, and masks will be provided for those who do not have one. Congregants are also asked to spread out in the ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: June 19, 1970 Six one-year novitiates, including Christopher Panagoplos of Altoona, were received as members of the Franciscan Fathers of the Immaculate Conception in ceremonies at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Newry, with Bishop James J. Hogan officiating. 25 YEARS ...

Birthday

Mary Jean Kimmel Mary Jean Kimmel of Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, formerly of 5516 Fifth Ave., Altoona, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Saturday. A card shower is being held. Cards may be sent to her c/o Garvey Manor Nursing Home, 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Sen. Judy ...

PSU-A professor praised for newest poetry collection

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, a professor of English, African Literature and Creative Writing at Penn State Altoona, released her sixth collection of poetry, “Praise Song for My Children.” Autumn House Press in Pittsburgh, the collection’s publisher, describes “Praise Song for My ...

Spiritual notes

Ham pot pie sale Upper Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg, will have quarts of ham pot pie available for takeout starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Cost is $5 a quart. Preordering is suggested. Call 239-5449 to order or for more information. Events canceled n Altoona Alliance ...

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50 YEARS AGO: June 12, 1970 Demolition of the Altoona Glassware & Supply Co. and Chathams Electric Inc. buildings east of Eleventh Avenue in the downtown for redevelopment left only the Times Tribune and Patt’s Produce Warehouse buildings standing in the area. 25 YEARS AGO: June ...

Altoona Library sets guidelines

Altoona Area Public Library announces procedures for scheduling book browsing appointments and computer appointments. Patrons may call the library to schedule appointments to browse the materials collection one time per day pending availability of time slots. Patrons must follow the ...

Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Social set

The Relay For Life of Bedford County will hold a Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Spring Social on Aug. 15 at the East St. Clair Township Building, 1445 Quaker Valley Road, New Paris. The meal will be a choice of lasagna or chicken, and is being donated and served by the volunteers of the Relay ...

Little Miss Claysburg Pageant canceled

Under an abundance of caution because of COVID-19 pandemic, Pageant Director and Hostess Diana G. Walter-Dively and her planning board have decided to cancel the 2020 Little Miss Claysburg Pageant in conjunction with Claysburg Area Community Days originally scheduled to take place in ...

Spiritual notes

Church moves to new location Center City Church has moved its primary location, and is now in a soft-opening phase at 1220 12th Ave., downtown Altoona, in the former First United Methodist Church, brownstone building. From now through the summer, Sunday morning worship will be held at 9 ...

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50 YEARS AGO: May 29, 1970 Blair County Commissioner Eugene G. Hamill, at the dedication of Highland Hall in Hollidaysburg as a Blair County Office building, said that “This building belongs to the 140,000 people of Blair County.” The 100-plus year old building was formerly a girls ...

Lattas named Center for Performing Art’s 2020 Service Award recipients

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Deb and Stan Latta know that an arts-related experience can be transformative at any age. For their longstanding support of the Center for the Performing Arts and the Penn State community, the couple has been named the center’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipients. ...

Author urges gardeners to form one big ‘national park’

Imagine if all the back and front yards — and even patio container plants — across the country were seen as one magnificent patchwork quilt, a ‘‘Homegrown National Park.” Home gardeners would join forces to bring back a variety of native plants to protect and nurture struggling birds, ...