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Emily's Lament

October 24, 2015 Emily knew she was perfect. Her dad had told her so countless times. Told her sister, too. At 17 and a senior, her singular beauty and dazzling personality transfixed everyone. Not a princess. more »»

Earth Matters: How prevalent are untruths in environmental debate?

October 24, 2015 Would Aristotle, Abraham Lincoln or Mohandas Gandhi, three of the most renowned debaters in history, have resorted to making stuff up to win an argument? Lacking the knowledge of Aristotle, the... more »»

Remembering the past: Local African-Americans seek to honor heritage, inform others

October 22, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. more »»

Try a ‘snack stadium’ for the perfect football party

October 21, 2015 My husband, Bryan, is a huge football fan. His favorite team is the Steelers, but he will watch any game, especially when his brother, Erik, is playing for the Forest Hills Ranger. more »»

Jason Aldean to perform at Bryce Jordan Center

October 20, 2015 Country music star Jason Aldean will bring his “We Were Here” tour to the Bryce Jordan?Center in University?Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, with special guests Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses. more »»

Tending to the trees: Memories of iconic PSU elms live on in keepsake items

October 18, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Up until about eight years ago, Penn State grounds workers were managing just fine the iconic collection of several hundred elms, which had served as a backdrop for many memories... more »»

Cozy up to cold weather: Get your house in order now before winter strikes

October 17, 2015 It’s that time of year that gives you falling leaves and a burning desire to curl up in front of the fireplace on a crisp autumn day. more »»

Garden Notes: Scientists striving for more productive sunflowers

October 17, 2015 In his book, “Annuals for Connoisseurs,” Wayne Winterrowd said, “on land too poor for corn or other cereals, as much as 200 bushels of sunflower seed can be produced from a sowing of about 3 quart. more »»

Halloween welcome: DIY door decorations set the mood

October 15, 2015 Want to display your Halloween spirit right at the front door? These nine do-it-yourself projects are simple enough to be done by kids with an adult’s help, and use easy-to-find supplies. more »»

No-carve Halloween pumpkins with style

October 15, 2015 While some people can’t wait to get out the carving knife, there are lots of alternative ways to dress up a Halloween pumpkin. more »»

Prepping pumpkin: Don’t fear a possible shortage — process your own

October 14, 2015 All that rain in June dried up yields of this year’s commercial pumpkin crop, and the largest producer of the canned stuff says don’t wait until Thanksgiving to get yours. more »»

Teen concerned about younger brother’s video game addiction

October 12, 2015 Dear Straight Talk: I was excited to have my 14-year-old brother in high school with me, but he’s completely changed. more »»

Earth Matters: Yosemite National Park offers incredible views of nature

October 10, 2015 Yosemite National Park celebrated its 125th birthday earlier this month, continuing an interesting story that goes back much further than its establishment as a protected parkland. more »»

Review: Centre Stage’s ‘Titanic’ pulls off titanic challenge

October 10, 2015 Mounting a theatrical production in the Pavilion Theatre at Penn State, a cozy space with the audience wedged in on three sides, is a trick no matter how you stack it. more »»

A night of laughs in store at Mishler

October 8, 2015 Looking to share a few laughs? Then head down to the Mishler Theatre this weekend. The Blair County Arts Foundation will present Comedy Night at the Mishler at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Tweaking tradition: Celebrating your way, with a nod to family traditions

October 8, 2015 Your wedding day? It’s “your” day. It’s all about you. Your wedding day? Your mother has been planning it since the day you were born. more »»

Yoga inspires Aguilera’s new music

October 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Yoga is serving as inspiration for Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album. more »»

Practice makes perfect: Rik-N-Nik's knows authentic Italian cuisine

October 7, 2015 EBENSBURG — Rick Ardini makes many of the ingredients, certainly most of the seasonings, that go into his pizzas, pasta, wings and things at Rik-N-Nik’s downtown restauran. more »»

Area poet to read at Juniata

October 4, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Julia Spicher Kasdorf, a native of Lewistown, will give a reading of her award-winning poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Beeghly Library on the Juniata College campus. more »»

Boo! Haunted attractions provide 'natural high'

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we check out spooky places to visit. more »»

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