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Following his 'Quest': Altoona native captures people's imagination with popular video games

October 19, 2014 Adam Bohn admits he’s been obsessed with video games since the fifth grade. Little did he know that obsession would one day lead him to found a multimillion dollar business that creates video games. more »»

Rough-and-tumble dogs may hurt knees

October 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure. more »»

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

October 19, 2014 LONDON (AP) — U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are not a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. more »»

Bond of brothers: Men, mostly veterans, return yearly for canoe trip

October 18, 2014 It was 1975 and two men, just five years removed from fighting in Vietnam, decided to take a couple of canoes and their soon-to-be wives to try camping. more »»

‘Ghost Show’ finds its way once again to Mishler stage

October 18, 2014 The award-winning “Ghosts: The Musical” is getting resurrected in Altoona under a new name, with a longer and funnier script and a closer realization to its writer’s original vision. more »»

Pet Expo set for Blair County Convention Center on Sunday

October 18, 2014 Looking for a pet or just love animals? Don’t miss the Central PA Pets Expo on Sunday in the lower level of the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Garden Notes: Miss Willmott’s Ghost beautifully haunts gardens

October 18, 2014 We’ve all heard some variation of the old Cornish prayer, “Good Lord, deliver us from goblins and ghoulies and long-legged beasties and ... those who plant seeds in the night. more »»

Spreading the love: ASO season begins Saturday with ‘Immortal Beloved’

October 16, 2014 Love is in the air this season for the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. The 2014-15 concert series “The Many Faces of Love” will kick off with the “Immortal Beloved” concert on Saturday. more »»

SAMA expanding its archives

October 16, 2014 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is embarking on an archival storage expansion project that will include renovation of the ground floor of the Loretto museum. more »»

Fall flavors lend themselves to comfort food

October 15, 2014 Let’s talk about one of the season’s most iconic vegetables — canned pumpkin. Yes, canned, because that’s how 99 percent of us get our pumpkin. more »»

Transform acorn squash into healthy witch’s cauldron

October 15, 2014 As Halloween approaches, many holiday rituals creep onto my to-do list. more »»

Diamond Jubilee: Altoona Chorus of Sweet Adelines mark anniversary of sweet harmony

October 12, 2014 A celebration of sweet harmonies is almost here. The Altoona Chorus of Sweet Adelines is celebrating 60 years with a Diamond Jubilee on the Altoona Area Junior High School stage Saturday. more »»

Earth Matters: Dialogue directing positive movement in communities

October 11, 2014 Folks from the country often see cities as noisy, busy and congested places. A half century ago, parts of many cities fit that description. more »»

The big band theory: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra keeps WWII-era music alive

October 11, 2014 The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is swinging into Altoona. The big band, which has evolved over the years, had 17 No. more »»

Shook Twins play Altoona

October 9, 2014 Twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook didn’t always dream of making it in the music world. But they always wanted to be in the spotlight — until they didn’t. more »»

Grant Gustin suits up as ‘The Flash’ in new series

October 9, 2014 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When Grant Gustin found out he got the role of a lifetime, the lead of The CW series “The Flash” (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. more »»

Swiss museum to decide next month on art trove

October 9, 2014 The?Associated?Press BERLIN — A Swiss museum said Wednesday that it expects to decide late next month whether to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden artworks bequeathed by German collector... more »»

Altoona native takes part in magazine roundtable with Michelle Obama on female veterans

October 8, 2014 Like many people in the military, Kandy White of Altoona faced the hardships being away from home and family, but she thought the sacrifice would pay off in the future. more »»

Study says genes may determine coffee use

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume. more »»

Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, to speak on domestic violence at PSU

October 5, 2014 Twenty years ago, Denise Brown publicly spoke up during the murder trial for her sister, Nicole Brown Simpson. “I said, ‘If O.J. more »»

 
 
 

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