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Before the dull and dreary days of winter set in, you still have plenty of time to update your home’s curb appeal with pops of color that add a cheerful touch to offset the oncoming gray weather.

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If you have ever thought about exploring your family history, now can be the perfect time as October is National Family History Month. To get started, these four simple tips can help you unlock new understanding and make meaningful connections. You can also consider sharing these tips with l…

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Ronald Duane Leonard Jr., 9393 Homestead Road, Huntingdon, and Crystal Dawn Prough, also of Huntingdon.

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Devin Deihl, a member of Boy Scout Troop 25 in Huntingdon, was recently presented with Scouting’s highest rank — Eagle Scout — at a Court of Honor at the Alfarata trailhead of the Lower Trail in Alexandria. The Court of Honor was opened with a welcome from assistant Scoutmaster Mike Kemp. Th…

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Happy anniversary wishes go out to Samuel and Sarah Shade of Petersburg, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. They were united in marriage in 1958 at the Christ Reformed Church, Alexandria by the Rev. Charles Hewitt.

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Service dogs work hard each and every day to protect their human counterparts. Not only are they constant companions, but they are hardworking animals that can help reduce stress and anxiety levels, which can help lessen the symptoms of posttraumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, for example.

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DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Gage Daniel Reeder, who turns 10 years old today, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. His proud parents are Danny and Chanda Reeder of Mount Union. Gage is the grandson of Frank and Wilma Reeder of Mill Creek, Kathy Kauffman of Mapleton and Dave and Carol …

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The school year should be filled with playing, learning and growing, but for many children who face hunger, even basic staples like milk are missing. According to experts, one out of two kids ages 9 and up fall short on calcium, vitamin D and potassium - essential nutrients they need to grow…

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Emily Papathanasakis and Tyler Bartolomeo, both of Murrysville, are pleased to announce their engagement.

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Boy Scout Troop 4471 of Saxton, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post No. 4129 of Saxton, presented an Advancement Award at their regular Troop Meeting Oct. 3, which was held in their Troop Room, at the Saxton Community Library.

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Boy Scout Troop 4471 of Saxton, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post No. 4129 of Saxton, presented an Advancement Award at their regular Troop Meeting Oct. 3, which was held in their Troop Room at the Saxton Community Library.

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Norman Dean Clugston, 10001 Pit Lane, Huntingdon, and Joannie Marie Hammers, also of Huntingdon.

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A greater sense of independence is often cited as the reason so many young people anxiously await the day they earn their drivers’ licenses. But the connection between driving and independence is not lost on seniors, either.

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Leaders and members of Boy Scout Troop 4471 of Saxton, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post No. 4129 of Saxton, presented an Advancement Award at their regular Troop Meeting Oct. 3 which was held in their Troop Room at the Saxton Community Library.

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LOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hailey Nicole DeArmitt, who turns 9 years old today, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Her proud parents are Bill and Jennifer DeArmitt of Alexandria. Hailey is the little sister of Ashley DeArmitt. She is the granddaughter of Jeff and Deb Norris of Huntingd…

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Share the excitement of Boy and Girl Scouting with Daily News readers. From Klondike Derbies to “Be Your Best” clothing drives and all those projects in-between — let your troops be recognized in print for their efforts.

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Happy anniversary wishes go out to Walter and Sandra (Park) Rupert, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

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LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bryce Shaver, who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. His proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver. Bryce has two big sisters, Naliyah and Cortnie Shaver. He is the grandson of Alan and Ronda Shaver of Snyder’s Run and Leah Lumeya of…

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Long-time Pennsylvania birder Greg Grove of Stone Creek Ridge Road, Henderson Township, is the recipient of the 2018 Earle Poole Award. The award was presented by President Mike Fialkovich at the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology (PSO) banquet during the annual meeting Sept. 15. The Earl …

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LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dakota Elmer Atwood Progl, who turns 8 years old today, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. His proud parents are Jessica and Ryan Progl of Huntingdon. Dakota is the grandson of Mark and Pam Brush and Kimberly Brush, all of Huntingdon, and Linda and Rick Pr…

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Road trips make for excellent getaways. Whether you’re embarking on a weekend excursion or a lengthy vacation, driving yourself to your destination is a great way to travel, especially for families looking to save money.

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A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Shirley Davis, formerly of Huntingdon, who will celebrate her birthday, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. Greetings may be sent to Elmcroft, 55 Carriage House Way, No. 116, Reedsvi…

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Members of Cub Scout Troop 471 visited the Flight 93 National Memorial Oct. 8. It was a day off of school well spent for the troop as they learned about the heroes of Flight 93. In Cub Scouts, the youth learn about citizenship. Scouting teaches them the understanding that citizenship begins …

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Kayla Handy and Corey Stake, both of Mount Union, are happy to announce their engagement.