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Area Life

Princess welcomes first June babies at Conemaugh

JOHNSTOWN — Cambria County Dairy Princess Amber Adams visited the first babies born in Cambria County in June, which is National Dairy Month. On June 1, Johnstown residents Katelyn and Michael Kordell welcomed twin daughters, Olivia and Maya, at 7:30 a.m. and 7:32 a.m. respectively, at ...

Bold, Bright and Vibrant

“Vibrant Indefinite,” an exhibit featuring the abstract works of veteran local artist Michael Allison of Altoona and newcomer Anthony “Tony” Porter of Loretto are on display at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 1210 11th Ave, Altoona, through July 24. The artists use bold, ...

Vegetable gardening an effort in trial, error

I have long held farmers in high regard, but have particular admiration for fruit and vegetable growers. Beyond the vagaries of the weather, the unending battle with insects and disease, and the increasing costs of almost everything they need, they receive a pittance of profits compared to ...

Spiritual notes

Creation care event planned “Work, Eat, Pray,” a monthly creation care event, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Mount Etna station on the Lower Trail. New faces and hands are always appreciated. Volunteers will plant trees and shrubs, remove invasive species, share a ...

Commentary — Churches must do better

By Sheila Stone In regard to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops virtual meeting to discuss the Eucharistic “worthiness” of a high-profile Catholic. Among the numerous emails I received was a note from our local Diocese explaining a virtual meeting of U.S. Bishops to discuss ...

Life is full of highs and lows

Many quotes about life have stood the test of time — small pieces of wisdom that are meant to motivate and inspire. Their impact is often felt long after they’ve been said or written because they spark change or make an emotional connection with people. One quote that has always had a ...