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Noteworthy anniversaries demonstrate worth of wilderness

August 16, 2014 “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” These were the words of Edward Abbey, author of the classic environmental memoir “Desert Solitaire. more »»

Health-O-Rama Friday at Logan Valley Mall

August 14, 2014 A walk to fight lung cancer kicks off a day-long event Friday at the Logan Valley Mall to highlight healthy living. more »»

Director titles movie after local town for reality competition series

August 14, 2014 Anna Martemucci has taken the small-town essence of Hollidaysburg, and its name, to the big screen. more »»

Performers reflect on death of Williams

August 14, 2014 Like many kids growing up in the 1970s, local renowned actor Greggory Brandt loved to watch the hit TV show “Mork and Mindy’’ to see the antics of the alien and his human roommate that week. more »»

Part of the landscape? Body-paint artist blends models into New York City landmarks

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — New York City’s streets are Trina Merry’s studio, and the naked body is her canvas. more »»

Tyrone businesses to host wine-tasting walk Friday

August 13, 2014 They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And if it boosts the economy, all the better. more »»

Police official: Williams hanged himself with belt

August 13, 2014 SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. more »»

Players need to know when to walk away

August 10, 2014 I know I’ve quoted Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” before. It may have even been this line that I quoted ... “Know when to walk away.” Rogers’ song was from a different time. more »»

Ready for the classroom? Local educators offer advice on transitioning into the school year

August 10, 2014 The end of summer is near and those three little words are beginning to pop up again: Back. To. School. Local educators offered some advice for preparing for the return to the classroo. more »»

Garden Notes: Be aware, vigilant against ticks

August 9, 2014 I have been the reluctant host of four ticks this year, raising my “eww, yuck!” response time to a new personal best. more »»

Ten years later: Separate lives for once conjoined twins

August 7, 2014 SCARSDALE, N.Y. — One twin uses an iPad, plays video games and dances to Michael Jackson tunes. The other has significant, possibly permanent, problems walking and talkin. more »»

Birthday leads to reflections

August 7, 2014 There comes a day every year when you stop and reflect — a day when you perhaps look a little closer at your bucket list. more »»

All in the family: For four generations, Penn Gables restaurant serving Italian food, familial atmosphere

August 6, 2014 EBENSBURG — Jim Finn feels right at home at Penn Gables Restaurant and Lounge. He should. He’s been there all of his life. “As soon as I could push a lawn mower or wash dishes, I was here,” he said. more »»

Vegetables blossom on dessert menus

August 6, 2014 By Michelle Locke The Associated Press Eat your veggies or no dessert? How about eat your vegetables AS dessert? And we’re not talking grandma’s zucchini bread. more »»

Grilled tomatoes start off a meal

August 6, 2014 Often, the best dishes are the simplest. A common feeling among chefs is that if you use the best-quality ingredients and treat them lightly, you will be rewarded. I couldn’t agree more. more »»

The Civil Wars music duo announce breakup

August 6, 2014 By Christ Talbott The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The members of folk duo The Civil Wars have made it official: They’re breaking up. more »»

LeBron, sons pitch in on home rehab

August 6, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James and his two sons are getting their hands dirty in helping to rehab a house in the NBA star’s Akron hometow. more »»

Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown marks 75 years

August 3, 2014 JENNERSTOWN — More than 75 years ago, Mountain Playhouse founder James Stoughton ran into where his sister, Louise Maust, was having breakfast one morning and said, “How much money do you have,... more »»

Start your engines: Annual machine show comes to Martinsburg park

August 2, 2014 With a new location and an effort to expand its appeal, the Keystone Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America is holding this year’s annual Antique Truck and Machinery Show at Morrisons Cove... more »»

Earth Matters: Problems can’t be solved with environmental ignorance

August 2, 2014 Ignorance is bliss. Poet Thomas Gray’s famous quote is often taken out of context. Gray wondered in his 18th century poem if learning more might actually complicate his life. more »»

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