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Red-hot job market awaits teens

WASHINGTON — Mary Jane Riva, CEO of the Pizza Factory, has a cautionary message for her customers this summer: Prepare to wait longer for your Hawaiian pie or calzone. The Pizza Factory’s 100 West Coast locations are desperately short of workers. With about 12 employees per store, ...

A summer job: Good for the teenage soul, wallet

It’s a hot job market right now, and that extends to the youngest workers. The unemployment rate for teenagers ages 16-19 was just over 10% in April. Given the strife and isolation of the past couple of years, it’s teens who may have the most to gain by going to work this summer. The ...

Woman who survived a volcanic eruption graduates from ODU

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was a moment when she and her husband, Matt, were hunkered down behind a boulder — holding hands and saying “I love you” as a storm of volcanic ash, rock and acids engulfed them, turning a bright sunny afternoon to night — that Lauren Urey was almost certain ...

How does it f-e-e-e-e-l?

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples will be among the dignitaries expected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, the museum and archive celebrating the Nobel laureate’s work. Dylan himself won’t be among them, unless he ...

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Jenna Lillian Brubaker

Jenna Lillian Brubaker was born at 3:55 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2020, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. She is the daughter of Brent and Rebecca Brubaker of McAlisterville. She joins her brothers, Jacob and Matthew. She is the granddaughter of Daryl and Denise Brubaker of McAlisterville, and Dean ...

Siena Kai Altiery

Siena Kai Altiery was born at 8:17 p.m. Oct. 19, 2020, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Her parents are Keith and Heidi Altiery of Reedsville. She weighed 9 pounds and was 20 1/2 inches long at birth. Siena joins sister Adriana and brothers Tanner and Julian. Grandparents are Philip and ...

Oakleanne Rose Zimmerman

Okleanne Rose Zimmerman was born at 11:52 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021, in The Family Place at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Her parents are Cherish Auman and Alexander Zimmerman of Lewistown. Grandparents are Tabitha Herman and Art Auman, and Audrey Zimmerman and Virgil Zimmerman, of ...

Parker Riley Spigelmyer

Parker Riley Spigelmyer was born at 8:20 a.m. Jan. 26 at The Family Place at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Parents are Liz (Dempsey) and Adam Spigelmyer of New Columbia. Grandparents are Darrell and Susan Spigelmyer of McClure, and Terry Dempsey and Brian Moore of Williamsport.

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Demi-Flood

Jacob Flood, of Lewistown, and Kasey Demi, of Hanover, are engaged to be married on Aug. 15, 2021, at Juniata Valley Winery. She is the daughter of Brian and Katie Demi of Hanover. She is a 2017 graduate of New Oxford High School. She will graduate from Penn State University Park in May with ...

Mountz-Newcomer

Dianea Mountz and Jonathon Newcomer, of Lewistown, are engaged to be married. An April 17, 2021, wedding is planned and will be officiated by Sean Fitch. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kenneth and Jana Mountz of Lewistown. Dianea is a 2011 graduate of Indian Valley High School and a ...

Freed-Fink

Jared Scott Fink of Milroy, and Ashley Lynn Freed, of Belleville, are engaged to be married on Oct. 2, 2021, in Reedsville. She is the daughter of James Freed Jr. and Kimbra Freed of Belleville. A 2006 graduate of Indian Valley High School and 2019 graduate of Penn State Altoona, she is a ...

Walter-Klingler

MIDDLEBURG — Together with their families, Abigail Walter and Kenneth Klingler III are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Michael Walter and Irene Walter, both of Middleburg. She is a 2011 graduate of Midd-West High School and 2015 graduate of Susquehanna ...

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Fried capers update classic sauce

The classic French sauce gribiche is something like a dolled-up egg salad. But instead of adding mayonnaise to hard-cooked eggs, the eggs are mashed with bold ingredients like capers, mustard and herbs. It’s a lovely topping for grilled chicken, fish or vegetables, but especially asparagus. ...

La. chef shares secrets, recipes

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — With the back-to-back punch of COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida, chef Jarred I. Zeringue decided it was time to shake things up — and finally get out the cookbook he had been working on for several years. Zeringue’s “Southern and Smoked: Cajun Cooking through the ...

Walnuts can shake up these snacks

Power up for summer adventures by shaking up your snacking routine with homemade recipes inspired by childhood favorites. Tasty and versatile, California walnuts are easy to swap into your favorite snack recipes and work hard to keep you energized and full. Kick off summer with some ...

Fourth of July party tips

More than 332 million people live in the United States, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. There’s a good chance that, come July 4th, a considerable number of those individuals will be hosting or attending parties to celebrate American independence. This year ...

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Shoop-Benner

Megan Marie Shoop of Port Royal and Jared Linray Benner of Thompsontown were united as one on Aug. 8, 2020. The ceremony and reception took place at Lily Manor in Mifflin. Megan is the daughter of Robert and Tina Shoop of Port Royal. Jared is the son of Dan Benner of Thompsontown and Amy ...

Ammerman-Goss

Caryssa Elyse Ammerman and Zachary Brian Goss were married Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Keith and LaVonne Ammerman of Lewistown and granddaughter of Wes and Nancy Ammerman of Yeagertown. She is a 2011 graduate of Lewistown Area ...

Treaster-Stufft

Jared Edwin Stufft and Sydnee Lyn Treaster, both of Weymouth, Massachusetts, were married Jan. 18, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lewistown. The groom is the son of Grant and Carrie Stufft of Lewistown. The bride is the daughter of Gregory Treaster of Asheville, North Carolina, and ...

Mummah- Zimmerman

Danielle Jessica Mummah and Shane Matthew Zimmerman were married Oct. 12, 2019, at Port Royal United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Desiree Mummah of Port Royal and the granddaughter of Jessie Kennedy of Port Royal. The groom is the son of Marcella Zimmerman of ...

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Vanadas celebrate 60th anniversary

Calvin and Evelyn Vanada of Belleville celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6. They were married in Burnham and lived most of their lives in a house built by Calvin on Route 522 in Sandiminea. Calvin is a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retiree of Standard Steel. Evelyn ...

Himes’ celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

Cheryl and Eli Himes Jr. recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 11, 1995, at Church Hill United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Moore. Cheryl is the daughter of Russell Myers of Milroy and the late Helen Myers. She is employed by Mifflin County School ...

Deans celebrate their 60th anniversary

Gerald (Jerry) G. and JoAnn M. (Sunderland) Dean celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 22, 1960. Gerald is retired from bulk milk trucking and JoAnn is retired from First National Bank. They have two children, Robert and wife Ann Marie Dean of McVeytown; ...

Millers celebrate 65th anniversary

Richard and Shirley Miller, of Strodes Mills, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 14, 2020. They were honored by their children at a picnic held June 13 in Millersburg. The couple were married June 14, 1955, at Alameda Naval Air Station in California during Richard’s Navy ...

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Five generations

Piper Rae Bitting, center, born July 15, 2020, makes five generations of her family together. She is being held by her great-great-grandmother, Sophie Semla. Family members, from left, are grandmother (Gigi) Cathy Bitting, father Scott Bitting and great-grandmother Anna “Cookie” Semla.

Five generations

Submitted photo Five generations of the Yoder family: Elizabeth Earnest, great-great grandmother; Connie Earnest-Jones, great grandmother; Carolyn Yoder, grandmother; Alissa Yoder-Good, mother; and the newest member, Miss Ember Elizabeth Lee Good.

Generations

Photo submitted by DAVE CAMPBELL Four generation of family were recently photographed at Abigail Campbell’s sixth birthday. They are, from left, front, Abigail Campbell and great-grandmother, Betty Eby; back, mother, Danielle Olmstead, and grandmother, Kim Olmstead.

Generations

Submitted photo Four generations are represented in this family photo taken on Easter Sunday. In front, great-grandmother Brenda Deavor holds Landon Steven McMahon, and great-grandfather Gerald Deavor holds Greyson David McMahon; back, Julie McMahon, grandmother, and Ryan McMahon, father.