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Leftover Salmon, Boz Scaggs headline Flood City Music Fest

July 31, 2014 Asked to describe his band’s eclectic mix of styles, Leftover Salmon co-founder Drew Emmitt laughed before answering. more »»

On the air: A quick look at some area radio and TV personalities

July 31, 2014 Patrick Welter, WJAC-TV Age: 26 Current position: Sports reporter/anchor at WJAC-TV Family: John and Patty Welter (parents in New Hampshire), Jenna Welter (sister at University of Minnesota), Justin... more »»

Making a meal outdoors doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste

July 30, 2014 Just because you can’t pack up your at-home kitchen and take it camping with you doesn’t mean the menu for your outdoor adventure has to suffer. more »»

IUP trumpet professor making appearance at Sunday concert

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Musician Kevin Eisensmith was first introduced to the trumpet at hom. more »»

‘Unity in the community’: African American Heritage Festival marks 21 years

July 24, 2014 The 21st annual African American Heritage Festival will be packed with entertainment and fellowship for another year of celebrating “unity in the community. more »»

Ice cream may make you happy, but be sure to eat sensibly, dietitian says

July 23, 2014 MARTINSBURG — You could say Pam Stock and her granddaughter, Kayla Jo Dodson, have worked side-by-side in Stock’s ice cream business almost since it opened 15 years ago. more »»

Rib festival returns to 7 Springs

July 23, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS — As a rib cook, Bill Ball travels across the country doing something that he loves — making people happy. more »»

Staking a claim: Community Supported Agriculture programs bring farmers, consumers together

July 20, 2014 NICKTOWN — Victoria Cope of Johnstown can’t bring herself to buy a tomato at the grocery store any more. more »»

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall Museum

July 20, 2014 NEW YORK — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. more »»

A ‘labor of love’: Area man creates backyard haven with garden rooms

July 19, 2014 WILLIAMSBURG — Told that his sprawling yard and garden seem almost like a vacation area, George Dempsie nodded in agreement, before adding with a laugh, “With one tired gardener. more »»

Earth Matters: Rhododendrons provide beautiful show in area forests

July 18, 2014 Living among the mountains of central Pennsylvania day in and day out, sometimes we don’t notice the natural beauty of our forests. more »»

ACT sets first Altoona’s Got Talent contest

July 17, 2014 Think you have a great voice or love to dance? Maybe you like to watch those TV talent shows with a panel of celebrity judges and a live audience and you’d like to sample one yourself, but you don’t... more »»

Five tips for making family trips with teens more fun

July 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there’s the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. more »»

Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping

July 17, 2014 The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are... more »»

Altoona native taking on Seattle in cooking competition

July 16, 2014 Altoona native Chef Michael Roddey is excited to take a bite out of Seattl. more »»

Crepe Suzettes take advantage of bountiful summer berries

July 16, 2014 My childhood babysitter, Jean McClemens, fostered my hobby of picking berries in the summer time. more »»

Under the sea: Area native part of historic mission, collects scientific data

July 13, 2014 Area native Adam Zenone loved going to the beach every year on family vacations. more »»

More than meets the eye: Transforming a tossed treasure into handy bathroom storage

July 12, 2014 I don’t carve or weld. I don’t even sew, for that matter, so please don’t mistake that I am about to declare myself some sort of craftsman. I love pretty things. I’m a sucker for a bauble. more »»

Garden Notes: Second crops can be planted in the last half of August

July 12, 2014 “Pull some, plant some.” That’s Eliot Cole­man’s working order on his Maine (Zone 5) organic far. more »»

‘Game of Thrones’ gets 19 Emmy nods

July 11, 2014 By Lynn Elber The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the... more »»

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