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Garden Notes: Gardeners, take heed! Don’t plant anything on Thursday

April 30, 2016 Don’t plant anything on Thursday! May 5 is Ascension Thursday. For millennia, crops haven’t been planted on that day. more »»

Downtown Night Market: Altoona event promises fun, music and food

April 28, 2016 Food, music and other entertainment, along with shopping opportunities, will be featured at the Downtown Night Market, a relatively new event that promises to show off the amenities of the central... more »»

Student of the month: Nicholas Patrick Philipsburg-Osceola High School

April 28, 2016 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Family: Eugene and Melissa Patrick (parents), Erika and Alison Patrick (sisters) Future goals: To attend Kent State University, major in architecture and earn a master’s degree. more »»

Brewing up a good time: Hundreds of beers on tap at annual Pints for Pets charity event

April 27, 2016 This year’s Pints for Pets is expecting 90 brewers from as far away as California and could very well sell out, said its chairman. more »»

Over a barrel: How to reduce runoff at home

April 23, 2016 Joyce Stoehr grew up in the Loop Station area of Hollidaysburg with a farmer for a father who would shut off the pump if he thought his children were using too much water. more »»

Earth Matters: Caution must be used when dealing with plastics

April 23, 2016 Plastics have been both a blessing and a curse. Practically nonexistent a century ago, plastics are now part of a large number of man-made items, devices and packages. more »»

Queen Elizabeth II at 90: A look at highs, lows of her reign

April 21, 2016 LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II marks her 90th birthday on today as Britons and many throughout the world celebrate her long and dignified reig. more »»

LeVar Burton to speak about reading at Juniata College

April 21, 2016 HUNTINGDON — LeVar Burton has starred in two groundbreaking television events, but his most lasting legacy has been as an educator, encouraging generations of children to find adventure in books as... more »»

Tasty Words: Use chicken breast to satisfy your craving for a bagel

April 20, 2016 While I was pregnant with my son, Gavin, who was born this past January, I craved soft pretzels, buttery popcorn and carb-loaded breads. more »»

PSCS’s ‘Earnest’ is compelling theater

April 19, 2016 Oscar Wilde’s wit, sophistication and social provocation are hardly better displayed than in his masterful “The Importance of Being Earnest. more »»

Inspiring creativity: SAMA defies odds for rural art museums

April 17, 2016 Less than a year after it opened, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art landed the world premiere of an American art show of such magnitude that it would put the new Loretto cultural center on the... more »»

Garden Notes: Outhouse hollyhocks beautiful, attract pollinators

April 16, 2016 There was a time in America when delicate ladies were reluctant to ask for directions to the outhouse. To save them this embarrassment, it was common practice to plant hollyhocks around the facilit. more »»

BCC to present ‘The Armed Man’

April 14, 2016 For centuries, people around the world have fought for freedom and often, they’ve reflected their struggles in music. more »»

Forensic vets battle pet abuse, neglect

April 14, 2016 NEW YORK — The cocker spaniel arrives at the animal hospital with a police officer, whimpering and shaking. more »»

Review: ASO concert complex, energetic

April 12, 2016 Conductor Teresa Cheung led the Altoona Symphony Orchestra in two atypical concertos for the final concert of their season on Saturday night at the Mishler Theatre in?Altoona. more »»

WISE: Women honored for making our community a better place

April 10, 2016 Patricia Gildea’s whole life has revolved around making her community better, but she still was shocked when she learned that the WISE Women of Blair County had selected her for its top honor this... more »»

Baling out your garden: Straw bale gardening technique saves backs and more

April 9, 2016 Planting vegetables in straw bales can be a lot easier — especially on the back — than traditional gardening in the dirt, according to local master gardeners. more »»

Earth Matters: Important public utilities underfunded, overlooked

April 9, 2016 The environmental infrastructure we need to survive day-to-day life, especially in urban and suburban communities, does not come cheaply. more »»

Kiss to play BJC concert on Aug. 30

April 9, 2016 If you like to rock and roll all night and party every day, you can do it up close with the painted men of Kiss who are coming to the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park this summer. more »»

Sliding out of the season: Trombonists, brass section be featured in ASO finale

April 7, 2016 Mark Lusk was in his second year of teaching music at the main campus of Penn State University about the time that Altoona native Matthew Neff was enrollin. more »»

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