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Gardens and getaways

June 7, 2014 You’ve probably heard of house tours to preview houses for sale, so how about an outdoor landscaping tour that shows what’s new in waterfalls and other outdoor options and also helps a good cause?... more »»

Saddle up! Central PA Rodeo back in Huntingdon with ‘unique family event’

June 5, 2014 HUNTINGDON — It’s riding and roping time again with the 10th annual Central PA Rodeo held at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds beginning next wee. more »»

Simple questions sometimes complicated

June 5, 2014 “How do you feel?” is a common question. It’s almost as common as apple pie. more »»

Go for the food in Times Square

June 4, 2014 NEW YORK — Times Square is a lot of things — a sensory-overload, horribly crowded, eye-popping and deeply exciting. One thing it has never seemed to be is a place to go for foo. more »»

Garden Notes: Peonies are amazing, but can come with some drawbacks

May 31, 2014 I was nose-to-nose with an ant the other day. I bent to smell a lush, fluffy peony, and surprise! Fortunately for both of us, I hadn’t reached maximum sniffing capacity. more »»

Search for a cure: Boy’s family starts foundation for neurofibromatosis research

May 29, 2014 Imagine looking at your little boy and knowing that by the time he’s 10 or 11, he will have some tumors on his skin, but doctors can’t tell you if the growths will be minor or if they’ll disfigure... more »»

Some with neurofibromatosis live in ‘fear of being stigmatized’

May 29, 2014 If you ever saw the movie, “The Elephant Man,’’ you have an idea of the stigma that people who have severe neurofibromatosis live with every day. more »»

A Doug eat dog world

May 28, 2014 Doug Rhodes was years ahead of the mobile food movement. Doug’s Dawgs is arguably the most well known food-truck of the few in town. more »»

Bringing home the Isaacs: Students shine at ninth annual awards ceremony

May 26, 2014 For nearly a decade, the Altoona Community Theatre’s Isaac Awards have honored the hard work and talent of students participating in high school musical theater, and Sunday night, they did it again. more »»

Roots & Branches: ‘Quick sheet’ explains FamilySearch website

May 25, 2014 Last year, George G. Morgan did a superlative job in putting together a “quick sheet” primer on more »»

Poker Basics: Sometimes going all in isn’t the best choice

May 25, 2014 I did it again. Twice in fact. At last week’s freeroll at the Tipton Fire Company, I called off portions of my stack of chips that I never should have. I had the hands figured out. I still calle. more »»

Area veteran will attend Memorial Day concert

May 24, 2014 World War II veteran Vince Hagg of Altoona is one of a number of veterans who will be in attendance during PBS’s National Memorial Day Concert at 8 p.m. Sunday on PBS. more »»

Earth Matters: Repurposing historic buildings good for aesthetics, environment

May 24, 2014 Forward-thinking, innovative and courageous people, organizations and businesses are usually the ones that make a difference. more »»

Grueling fight: Area woman shares struggle with tick-borne disease

May 24, 2014 For a decade, Lisa Worrell went from doctor to doctor trying to get to the bottom of why she felt so sick. more »»

High school musicals awards show Sunday

May 22, 2014 Roll out the red carpet because it’s time for The Isaacs. more »»

First Bash For Our Brothers to benefit veterans, armory

May 22, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A fundraiser Sunday will help out two causes, raising money for veterans and an historic building, organizers said. more »»

Northwest nosh: Bedford resort embraces flavors of Washington state

May 21, 2014 BEDFORD — Getting a taste of Washington state is a whole lot easier for area residents thanks to Omni Bedford Springs Resort. more »»

Folk College event celebrates 15 years

May 21, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Folk College, the annual music event hosted by the Hunt­ing­don County Arts Coun­cil at Juniata College, will celebrate 15 years this coming weeken. more »»

Ebensburg woman comes in second

May 20, 2014 EBENSBURG — She made it all the way to the final round, but a local teacher from Ebensburg lost out Monday in the final cut of a national cookbook competition, although she said she has no regrets. more »»

A piece of tragedy

May 18, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — On May 30, 1889, the world at large had never heard of Johnstown, Pennsyl­vania. On June 1, 1889, the world joined together to mourn it. more »»

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