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Building bonds with laughs

April 17, 2015 At one college stop on the Laugh in Peace Tour, two people of different faiths who helped organize the event did not know each other, even though they had worked in offices next to each other for... more »»

 
 
 
Hutterites enjoy freedom after leaving colonies

April 17, 2015 Living in a close-knit community where your needs are taken care of may seem like an ideal setting. Nine former Hutterites say it is not. more »»

Smiles, kindness make a difference in healing process

April 17, 2015 For two years the world has combated the largest Ebola epidemic in history. more »»

ISIS, Israel topics of Bible conference

April 17, 2015 The Central Pennsyl­vania Bible Conference is planning a three-day spring session which will focus on the Middle East. Sessions will held Sunday at 6 p.m. April 26 and 7 p.m. more »»

Nashville artist will minister at crusade

April 17, 2015 Area churches working with Through Inc. will hold a tent crusade, “Commun­ities Uniting For Christ.” It will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday to April 24 and at 3 p.m. April 25 at Through Inc. more »»

Spiritual notes for April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 Altoona Aglow will host Pastor Jon “Sandy” Hommer as its guest when it meets Monday at the Gourmet Buffet, 520 W. Plank Road. The meal is at noon with the meeting beginning at 12:45 pm. more »»

Expectations of a great day turn sour before breakfast

April 17, 2015 I’ve never been a big believer in positive thinking. For one thing, it always seemed a bit too “new agey” for my tastes. After a few thoroughly humdrum days, though, I decided to give it a try. more »»

Jewish family to be honored

April 10, 2015 Jakob Golant’s early insight into the motives of the Nazis during World War II may have saved his life. more »»

Catholic sister to addresss prayer group

April 10, 2015 Sister Miriam James Heidland, a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most High Trinity, will speak at 7 p.m. more »»

Christians tell story best when they lead life that imitates Jesus

April 10, 2015 The Hasidic philosopher Martin Buber told the tale of a Jewish grandfather confined to his wheelchai. more »»

Statue of Lucille Ball fails to be memorable tribute

April 10, 2015 How would you like to be remembered? The other day, I read a news story about the beloved Lucille Ball, and a statue of her (supposed) likeness that was erected in her upstate New York birthplac. more »»

Spiritual notes for April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 The Oasis of Love Church, 10991 Station Road, Huntingdon, will hold Upper Room Teen Camp, for teens ages 13 to 20 from July 26 to 30 on the church grounds. more »»

Story of Christ’s life revived

April 3, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey lgracey@altoonamirror.com TYRONE — Bringing Christ’s Passion to life is the goal of a group of professional and amateur actors who are presenting “Thy Kingdom Come” this weekend. more »»

Questions keep youth engaged at Passover

April 3, 2015 At sunset tonight, Jews will celebrate Passover, an eight-day observance they have been faithful to carry out in their homes for more than 3,300 years. more »»

Christians to celebrate Christ’s resurrection

April 3, 2015 Christians throughout the world will celebrate Easter on Sunday, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dea. more »»

Churches announce Easter vigil services

April 3, 2015 Easter vigil services commemorate Christ’s last night in the grave before the Resurrection. more »»

Christianity worth celebrating daily

April 3, 2015 On this weekend 12 years ago, what proved to be the last of the McBrayer children was bor. more »»

Security ‘crutch’ does not always come in the form of a blanket

April 3, 2015 There’s a little Linus in each of us. You remember Linus. He is the loyal, calm, Scripture-quoting (in the Christmas special, anyway) best pal of beleaguered Charlie Brown. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 3, 2015 Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St., Hollidaysburg, will accept donations of clothing and non-perishable food from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in its parking lot. more »»

Caring about moms and babies

March 20, 2015 Krista Greene was only 16 when she got the news. She was frightened and confused. She did not know where to turn. Her biggest fear was sharing the secret she could not hide with her parents. more »»

Former PLO sniper to speak at banquet

March 20, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey lgracey@altoonamirror.com Taysir “Tass” Abu Saada used to have so much hate in his heart that he was willing to kill others as a sniper for the Palestine Liberation Organizatio. more »»

 
 

AVSA Shotgun Shoots April 22, 2015

The Altoona Vol. Sportsmen's Club will hold shotgun shoots each Wed. at 7pm from April 1 - May 20. $10 for 6 Rounds. Located at 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona (approx. 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant). All ages welcome to attend. more »

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April 20, 2015 Episode title: “The Forecast” Blogger’s note: After the stilted quality of the season’s first two episodes, “The Forecast” was one of the most direct (and accessible) hours in recent memor. more »

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