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Apples good for entrees, desserts

September 30, 2015 Easy Apple Pie From Peach Hill Orchard Crust: 3 cups pie flour 1/2 cup shortening 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt Milk Filling: 7-8 apples Flour, pinch 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamo... more »»

Trail triumph: Record-setting hiker to speak at Altoona library

September 26, 2015 Jennifer Pharr Davis was ready to qui. more »»

Mirror hosts parent, child painting class

September 26, 2015 Whether you’re a longtime painter or a complete newbie, families will have the chance to work together on a piece of artwork they can display at home. more »»

Earth Matters: Sensible decisions can protect lives when disaster strikes

September 26, 2015 How can similar natural disasters result in such wildly varied human and economic tolls? Why does it seem that places already cursed by poverty are so much more likely to endure terrible... more »»

Family Theatre’s season begins

September 24, 2015 Family Theatre at the Mishler’s 2015-2016 season opens Tuesday with ArtsPower’s production of “Dog Loves Books. more »»

A versatile veggie: PotatoFest offers a variety of treats from local spuds

September 23, 2015 Versatile is probably the best word to describe the potato. There are more than 3,000 varieties grown in the United States and about as many ways to prepare them. more »»

Find the perfect potato for each recipe

September 23, 2015 By Cherie Hicks With so many varieties of potatoes, sometimes it’s hard to decide the best way to prepare the. more »»

Fresh Brussels sprouts enhance flavor in sausage dish

September 23, 2015 Fresh Brussels sprouts have always intimidated me just a little. I guess it has to do with the Army-size green globs that I was served as a small child. I was told, “They are good for you, eat the. more »»

‘I.D.’ kicks off Penn State Centre Stage season

September 23, 2015 Penn State Centre Stage’s original commissioned production “I.D. more »»

Young Hollidaysburg native travels the world

September 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Evan McCaffrey has lived an adventurous life. He photographed geysers in the Golden Circle of Iceland and a Viking ship sculpture on the shores of Reykjavik. more »»

Cultural kickoff: Downtown event serves up arts, entertainment

September 19, 2015 Altoona’s arts organizations have long remained committed to downtown, and a new event scheduled for Thursday recognizes that. Arts on the Avenues will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. more »»

Doctor’s new play to begin in NYC

September 19, 2015 Here are the two biggest takeaways from a local doctor and playwright about his latest play — it’s a love story, and it stars film, TV and stage actress and director Kathleen Turner. more »»

Garden Notes: Tick-prevention efforts cause wardrobe adventure

September 19, 2015 In 2002, West Point cadets were contracting Lyme disease at an alarming rate. After Insect Shield-treated uniforms were issued, new cases of Lyme disease dropped to zero. more »»

Eastern European immigrants come to work in steel mills, form tight-knit communities

September 17, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. more »»

Game day grub: Whether you tailgate at home or at the stadium, these recipes will have you ready for kickoff

September 16, 2015 Staying at home on weekends to watch football on TV means you’ll miss the camaraderie of tailgating with thousands in a parking lot, along with hearing “Zombie Nation” blasting from the stadium... more »»

Try grilled pizzas at your party

September 16, 2015 As summer comes to a close, many folks begin to get the cover out to put their grill to rest for the chilly month. more »»

Arts Hall of Fame to hold induction ceremony for 2015 honorees

September 13, 2015 Five more people whose creative endeavors have left a lasting mark on the region will be inducted into the Blair County Arts Hall of Fame next month. The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Grand garden: Family works together to create backyard fairy lair

September 12, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — When Bob and Linda Rhodes lived in the Harrisburg area, they became fascinated with tiny gardens that were popular there. more »»

Fair offers sustainable living hints

September 12, 2015 SEVEN SPRINGS — Mother Earth News, the guide to living wisely, comes to life for the sixth straight year at Seven Springs Mountain Resort from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sep. more »»

Earth Matters: Some summer observations, contemplations from backyard

September 12, 2015 I didn’t mosey too terribly far from home this summer, yet I managed to experience some interesting things just the same. more »»

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