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Area Life

Senior birthday: Katie Brunner

A card shower is being held for Katie Brunner, with the hopes of raising 100 cards by her 100th birthday on Aug. 31. She was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Blandburg. She had eight brothers and eight sisters. She married Bob Brunner. He died Aug. 13, 2005. She has three daughters: Catherine ...

Waiting for EA’s College Football

With the start of the season right around the corner, football fans rejoiced on Friday with the release of the latest in the annual football title from Electronic Arts, “Madden NFL 22.” Football fan I may be, but excited about the latest in the Madden franchise I am not. There’s a ...

A church again

WOODBURY — The church, constructed in the 1880s, had been empty for seven years before Woodbury natives Kristi and Daniel Oberman came along and turned it into a vibrant restaurant that captured the heart of their community. Soon, though, the building that became a cafe will return to its ...

Spiritual notes

15th Annual Greek Festival planned Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1433 13th Ave., Altoona, will host its 15th annual Greek Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Admission is free to the outdoor festival held on church grounds. Gyros and lamb or chicken souvlakia (skewers) ...

On this date

50 years ago Aug. 19, 1971 The Altoona Tax Assessment Office estimated that the 212-unit Logan Hills housing project would return about $91,000 to the city, county and school district in property taxes. 25 years ago Aug. 19, 1996 The John Saibe family of Altoona gave an interview to ...

Altoona native finalizes book during COVID

Altoona native David Nardon debuted his first novel, “SPINNAKER,” published by Archway Publishing on June 20, 2021. Nardon writes under the pen name of Sabato diVincenti. He resides with his wife, Paula, in Florida. The book was finalized during COVID, intertwining personal and memorable ...