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Altoona’s Mike Reid holds internship, offers up sage advice

May 25, 2013 Six Penn State Altoona integrative arts students met award-winning music writer Mike Reid on an April evening. more »»

Book tells area man’s story of serving in WWII

May 23, 2013 In April 1943, in the middle of World War II, 18-year-old Gene Wentz received a draft notice at his Bedford County home. more »»

Summertime sizzle: Area butcher, market offer advice for grilling

May 22, 2013 The key to good grilling is in the heat, a Duncansville meat market manager said. more »»

Against the odds: Health provider in Altoona helps clients triumph over mental illness

May 19, 2013 Someone with a mental illness already has the odds stacked against them. Add in an encounter with the law and those odds climb even higher. more »»

Injured Altoona veteran competed at 2013 Warrior Games

May 18, 2013 Retired Army Sgt. Sean Hook, an Altoona veteran, competed in the 2013 Warrior Games as part of Team Army. The games, which took place in Colorado Springs, Colo., ended on Thursday. more »»

Flower power: All-America Selections winners offer up ‘tried and true’

May 18, 2013 An annual list of the best seed varieties takes the guess work out of what’s the best pick for your garden, according to a local greenhouse manager. more »»

Timeless messages: John Denver tribute brings music legend’s songs to Altoona

May 16, 2013 When singer Chris Collins decided to play a John Denver tribute concert at a friend’s prompting, 300 people showed up to pack a small bar after reading an article in a local newspape. more »»

Pints for Pets continues to raise big bucks for Humane Society

May 15, 2013 Care for a pint and a poodle? An ale and an akita? A stout and a shorthair? OK, so technically there are no actual animals allowed at Peoples Natural Gas Field during the Pints for Pets Brewfest thi... more »»

Makeover for Mom: An inspiration to others, Altoona mom treated for her accomplishments

May 12, 2013 About a week ago, mother of five Melanie Kattouf marveled at the thought of riding in a limousine on a Thursday. more »»

Sci-fi fan convention returns to the area

May 11, 2013 If you’re on Broad Avenue in Altoona next weekend and see a swarm of superheroes, aliens and Imperial storm­troopers, don’t be concerned. You’re not dreaming and there’s no invasion. more »»

Fundraiser to benefit area boy with rare genetic syndrome

May 9, 2013 An email message from Cassie Grassmyer ends with three simple words: “We are blessed. more »»

Film legend Harryhausen dead at 92

May 8, 2013 LONDON — When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by “King Kong” that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. more »»

Vaudeville has long, storied history in Altoona

May 5, 2013 Entertainment is an ever-evolving industry, and vaudeville is a part of that history. Now Altoona is the setting where that history will repeat itself. more »»

Expert to speak on bullying and peer abuse

May 4, 2013 Author and consultant on bullying and peer abuse Elizabeth Bennett knows from personal experience what she is talking about. more »»

Asparagus may require patience, but worth it

May 4, 2013 The directions on “How To Establish An Asparagus Bed” call for enthusiastic work digging a trench, establishing a “W” formation within that trench, reserving the remaining soil, adding fertilizers,... more »»

Classic groups to perform ‘Blue Moon’ and other favorites in Tyrone

May 2, 2013 Singer Walt Maddox joined the doo-wop group The Marcels in 1961, the year they hit it big with such hits as “Heartaches,” “Melancholy Baby” and the iconic “Blue Moon. more »»

Recycling has increased, but we can do more

April 27, 2013 If you recycle and try to make less waste, you can easily end up with more in the recycling bin and yard waste bags than what is in your trash can. more »»

Area initiative promotes tobacco-free outdoor space

April 24, 2013 Sure, making a tumbling pass in gymnastics takes muscle strength and coordination. But clean air to fuel the motion helps, too. Just ask Garver Memorial YMCA gymnasts Kassidy Burket and Ellen Kennedy. more »»

Local planetariums teach and entertain

April 21, 2013 In the 1960s and ’70s, a high school planetarium-building boom took place in the United States. more »»

High-tech specs: Electronic eyeglasses offer wearers more control

April 20, 2013 By Amanda Gabeletto A high-tech pair of eyeglasses is geared toward giving more control to its wearers. more »»

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