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‘Breaking Bad,’ Cranston win Emmys; ‘Modern Family’ gets its fifth award for comedy series; Billy Crystal honors Robin Wiliams

August 26, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Modern Family” won a record-tying fifth best comedy series Emmy Award and a dominant “Breaking Bad” captured the top drama award and a trio of acting honors in Monday’s ceremony,... more »»

Local improv comedy group gaining traction in area

August 24, 2014 Improv comedy guru Del Close once gave this description of the medium: “Fall, then figure out what to do on the way down.” If that’s true, then a group of local actors is currently falling fast. more »»

And the Emmy winners are...? We’re happy to guess!

August 24, 2014 Truth be told, we’re both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday’s ceremony. Allow us to explain. more »»

Local dancers compete against TV contemporaries

August 23, 2014 Blair Dance Company members got a chance on Lifetime. About 20 students from the competitive dance team of the Blair Dance Academy, recently re-located to 2914 W. more »»

Majestic purple wild flowers native to area

August 23, 2014 Head up the Buckhorn Mountain on Route 36 and when you are almost at the Avalon Road intersection, you’ll start to see majestic stands of purple flowers scattered along the roadside. more »»

Ice bucket challenge phenomenon may change the nonprofit world

August 23, 2014 NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. more »»

Break out the popcorn: Free Penn State Altoona film series begins Aug. 31 with ‘Wizard of Oz’

August 21, 2014 The Penn State film series is back with an offering of 18 free movies, with free popcorn and drinks, in downtown Altoona. more »»

Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

August 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — After five decades in show business, the man who shaped Motown with instantly recognizable hits like “My Girl” and “Tears of a Clown” says he can’t stop writin. more »»

Health & Fitness Expo debuts with trio of celebrities

August 20, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Health & Fitness Expo will debut this October at the Bryce Jordan Center with celebrity appearances by Tony Horton, the creator of P90X and the most famous... more »»

Orchard fresh peaches make for a pleasing stone fruit tart

August 20, 2014 August always ignites my anticipation for our family reunion, “The Roland Summer Spectacular.” Our family gathers each year at my Uncle Gale and Aunt Dawn’s home in Danville, Pa. more »»

Rescue reality: Area nonprofit equine shelter faces struggle head-on

August 17, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Cozee Valee Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. founder and president Beth Hearn made a promis. more »»

Dog-focused events set for Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in August and September

August 16, 2014 Despite the actual weather, the dog days of summer really are here. National Dog Day is one of two events celebrating canines taking place at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in August and Septembe. more »»

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 »»

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