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Area Life

Northern Cambria team competes in ‘Super Bowl’ of cheerleading

Cheerleading coach Stephanie Small called the Varsity D2 Summit, where her Junior 1 team won a championship title, “pretty much the Super Bowl of all-star cheerleading.” The annual competition, which was held May 13-15, took place in Reunion, Florida, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports ...

Spiritual Notes

Clothing giveaway planned Grace’s Closet at Grace Lutheran Church, 1114 N. Cambria St., Bellwood, will host a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12. Summer clothing is still available. Those attending are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. For more ...

Plastic reduction needed for climate

The Galapagos Islands, famous for its role in Charles Darwin’s studies on evolution a century and a half ago, was in the news this past month for a very different reason. Just a half degree of latitude south of the equator, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the islands were the site of ...

Cresson Lake Playhouse returns

Cresson Lake Playhouse is back with a new outdoor performance space and an abbreviated 2021 season of offerings sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. The season kicks off June 19 with the PennCrest Bank Music Fest in the new outdoor performing space behind the Barn Theater at 279 Shapiro Road ...

ArtsAltoona announces events

ArtsAltoona has several upcoming activities: n Artist Laura Bossi will showcase her electric gallery display from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday “The Sanctuary,” 2212 Sixth Ave., Altoona. It will feature everything from footwear to pottery to drawings to oil paintings. There will be art for ...

On this date — June 1

50 years ago — 1971 Altoona Area High School, Edgar J. Brooks principal, held graduation ceremonies for 973 students at the Jaffa Mosque while AAHS Orchestra director Ronald Dekker and AAHS Choir director Dorothy McGregor led the singing of “The Lord’s Prayer.” 25 years ago — ...