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Area Life

Art In Bloom show to go virtual this year

EBENSBURG –– The Ebensburg Main Street Partnership and Art in Bloom Committee have made the decision to host a virtual Art in Bloom show this year on April 24 and 25. Applications are now being accepted for entry into Ebensburg’s 23rd annual Spring Art Show. Individuals are invited ...

Take a (virtual) trip across Pennsylvania with Penn State

Registration deadline is March 29 UNIVERSITY PARK — If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get healthier, then you do not want to miss out on an opportunity from Penn State Extension. Everybody Walk Across Pennsylvania is a free virtual walking program designed to help participants ...

‘Spring Into Books’ planned in Bedford

The Bedford Arts Cooperative is excited to present the first-ever “Spring Into Books” Book Festival featuring nearly a dozen authors and vendors along with special guest Ms. Pennsylvania USA Ambassador and founder of Bookworms Against Bullies, Typhani Russo. The festival will be held ...

Spiritual notes

Dispensation offered During this year of St. Joseph, in observance of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of Mary, Bishop Mark L. Bartchak has dispensed all from the Lenten requirement to abstain from meat today, March 19. It is the practice of Catholics to abstain from eating meat on Ash ...

Sacrament of Reconciliation schedule released

The season of Lent is a time to receive God’s healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The following are opportunities at parishes throughout Blair County leading up to Easter. For a list of opportunities at other parishes throughout the diocese, visit the Diocese of ...

Spiritual notes

Clothing giveway 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, March 13. Spring clothing will be available, as will fall and winter clothing. Those attending are asked to wear masks and follow ...