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US Open is in a class by itself

Even if you are not a fan of tennis, the U.S. Open in New York City should be on your bucket list. Over the last two weeks, I attended over 50 hours of matches between the best tennis players in the world — including Novak Djokovic, who was trying to achieve the Grand Slam (all four major ...

Tigers roll to victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Braden Callahan scored five goals to go with two each from Shushant Dahal and Ryan Frank as Hollidaysburg thumped Clearfield, 9-1, in high school boys soccer action on Thursday. Keeper Dilan Wasney got the shutout as the Tigers improved to 4-0. Dahal also had three assists ...

Spiritual notes

Festival in the Shade set St. Patrick’s Annual Festival in the Shade will be held Aug. 13-15. This year’s theme is Rooted in Community & Education. The school has been providing education to children for more than 100 years and the parish has been a part of the community for over 200 ...

Spiritual notes

‘Amish Grace’ movie to be shown “Amish Grace” will be shown during the 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, outdoor movie night at the Twenty-Eighth Street Church of the Brethren, 2800 Union Ave. The movie is based on a true story. The event is free and open to the public. Yard sale ...

Bishop reinstates Mass obligation

Bishop Mark L. Bartchak has announced the return of the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown beginning Aug. 15. Local Catholics have not been obligated to attend Mass since March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bishop made the announcement in a ...

Tree of Life mission heads to Israel

To say that it’s been a traumatic last three years for members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community would be an understatement. Between the anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life Congregation in Oct. 2018, the pandemic, and unprecedented protest and unrest, Jews in Pittsburgh, especially ...