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April 8, 2016 50 YEARS AGO: April 8, 1966 —The Tell-A-Tones of the Altoona chapter of Sweet Adelines Inc. more »»

Singer to share ‘what not to wear’

April 1, 2016 It’s spring, and it’s time for women to refresh their wardrobe. more »»

Pizza party, girl talk reserved for teenagers-only session

April 1, 2016 Michele Pillar has found a way to connect with teens and young women, and social media is proving it. Since November, they have been flooding her Facebook page. more »»

True gentleman and his manners seem to have disappeared today

April 1, 2016 One particular question has been weighing on my mind lately: Where have all the gentlemen gone? I’m not talking about “men.” The male gender is well-represented almost everywhere one looks. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 1, 2016 Our Lady of Lourdes, 2700 Broad Ave, will hold a Divine Mercy Holy Hour at 3 p.m. Sunday. It will include meditations, singing of Chaplet of Mercy and benediction. Father Bob Hilz, T.O.R. more »»


April 1, 2016 The link published on Page D6 Thursday for information on the “Native Voices” exhibit at Saint Francis University, Loretto, was incorrect. The link is more »»

Workshop to focus on helping poor succeed

March 25, 2016 When organizations try to help those in poverty, their efforts do not always bring about the desired outcome. more »»

Catholics to renew spirits at rally

March 25, 2016 “God, I’m running for Your heart, I’m running for Your ????heart, Till I am a soul on fire Lord, I’m longing for Your ways I’m waiting for the day When I am a soul on fire Till I am a soul on... more »»

Laughs, Christian music on tap at church

March 25, 2016 You can watch a comedy show on TV, listen to Christian worship songs on the radio and learn about an international group building wells for the needy at church, but if you can do all three at one... more »»

Churches to celebrate Resurrection

March 25, 2016 Christians will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday. The following churches have announced their Easter services. Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. — 7 a.m. more »»

Easter observance to begin with vigils

March 25, 2016 The following churches will hold Easter vigil services on Saturday: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square — 8:30 p.m. vigil with Bishop Mark L. Bartchak as celebrant and homilis. more »»

Knowing meaning of Easter can become life-changing experience

March 25, 2016 It’s kind of funny how we can look back over our lives and see the paradigm shifts that occur along the way. Holidays are a perfect example. more »»

Spiritual notes

March 25, 2016 Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte, will host a free concert by cello artist Kim Diane Cook, with Svetlana Rodionova, pianist, at 3 p.m. April 3. more »»

Chaplains may be contacted for information about program

March 25, 2016 The Central Penn­sylvania Chaplain Corps, which was featured in the March 18 Religion section of the Altoona Mirror, offers several ways to contact the organization. more »»

Applications available for Luddy scholarship

March 25, 2016 The Monsignor Joseph M. Luddy Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for its annual award. more »»

Chaplains listen and respond

March 18, 2016 By Linda T. Gracey Darrell Shildt remembers the icy winter day several years ago when he was traveling down Skelp Mountain and encountered a rolled over vehicle. more »»

Spiritual notes

March 18, 2016 Abundant Life Assembly of God, 231 Howard Ave., will host The Stevens Family in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday. The group consists of Rich Stevens, his wife, Tami, and daughter, Erin. more »»

Responsible Charity session open to clergy and agency leaders

March 18, 2016 A Responsible Charity, Helping Without Hurting workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 19 at First Church of Christ, 113 Good Shepherd Road. more »»

Christians to recall night of Last Supper

March 18, 2016 The following churches in the area have announced services for Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, on March 24. Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St., — 7 p.m. more »»

Palm Sunday begins Holy Week

March 18, 2016 The following churches have announced services for Palm Sunday, this Sunday. It celebrates Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. Trinity Episcopal Church, 830 Washington Ave., Tyrone — 11 a.m. more »»

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