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All in the family: For four generations, Penn Gables restaurant serving Italian food, familial atmosphere

August 6, 2014 EBENSBURG — Jim Finn feels right at home at Penn Gables Restaurant and Lounge. He should. He’s been there all of his life. “As soon as I could push a lawn mower or wash dishes, I was here,” he said. more »»

Vegetables blossom on dessert menus

August 6, 2014 By Michelle Locke The Associated Press Eat your veggies or no dessert? How about eat your vegetables AS dessert? And we’re not talking grandma’s zucchini bread. more »»

Grilled tomatoes start off a meal

August 6, 2014 Often, the best dishes are the simplest. A common feeling among chefs is that if you use the best-quality ingredients and treat them lightly, you will be rewarded. I couldn’t agree more. more »»

The Civil Wars music duo announce breakup

August 6, 2014 By Christ Talbott The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The members of folk duo The Civil Wars have made it official: They’re breaking up. more »»

LeBron, sons pitch in on home rehab

August 6, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James and his two sons are getting their hands dirty in helping to rehab a house in the NBA star’s Akron hometow. more »»

Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown marks 75 years

August 3, 2014 JENNERSTOWN — More than 75 years ago, Mountain Playhouse founder James Stoughton ran into where his sister, Louise Maust, was having breakfast one morning and said, “How much money do you have,... more »»

Start your engines: Annual machine show comes to Martinsburg park

August 2, 2014 With a new location and an effort to expand its appeal, the Keystone Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America is holding this year’s annual Antique Truck and Machinery Show at Morrisons Cove... more »»

Earth Matters: Problems can’t be solved with environmental ignorance

August 2, 2014 Ignorance is bliss. Poet Thomas Gray’s famous quote is often taken out of context. Gray wondered in his 18th century poem if learning more might actually complicate his life. more »»

Leftover Salmon, Boz Scaggs headline Flood City Music Fest

July 31, 2014 Asked to describe his band’s eclectic mix of styles, Leftover Salmon co-founder Drew Emmitt laughed before answering. more »»

On the air: A quick look at some area radio and TV personalities

July 31, 2014 Patrick Welter, WJAC-TV Age: 26 Current position: Sports reporter/anchor at WJAC-TV Family: John and Patty Welter (parents in New Hampshire), Jenna Welter (sister at University of Minnesota), Justin... more »»

Making a meal outdoors doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste

July 30, 2014 Just because you can’t pack up your at-home kitchen and take it camping with you doesn’t mean the menu for your outdoor adventure has to suffer. more »»

IUP trumpet professor making appearance at Sunday concert

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Musician Kevin Eisensmith was first introduced to the trumpet at hom. more »»

‘Unity in the community’: African American Heritage Festival marks 21 years

July 24, 2014 The 21st annual African American Heritage Festival will be packed with entertainment and fellowship for another year of celebrating “unity in the community. more »»

Ice cream may make you happy, but be sure to eat sensibly, dietitian says

July 23, 2014 MARTINSBURG — You could say Pam Stock and her granddaughter, Kayla Jo Dodson, have worked side-by-side in Stock’s ice cream business almost since it opened 15 years ago. more »»

Rib festival returns to 7 Springs

July 23, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS — As a rib cook, Bill Ball travels across the country doing something that he loves — making people happy. more »»

Staking a claim: Community Supported Agriculture programs bring farmers, consumers together

July 20, 2014 NICKTOWN — Victoria Cope of Johnstown can’t bring herself to buy a tomato at the grocery store any more. more »»

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall Museum

July 20, 2014 NEW YORK — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. more »»

A ‘labor of love’: Area man creates backyard haven with garden rooms

July 19, 2014 WILLIAMSBURG — Told that his sprawling yard and garden seem almost like a vacation area, George Dempsie nodded in agreement, before adding with a laugh, “With one tired gardener. more »»

Earth Matters: Rhododendrons provide beautiful show in area forests

July 18, 2014 Living among the mountains of central Pennsylvania day in and day out, sometimes we don’t notice the natural beauty of our forests. more »»

ACT sets first Altoona’s Got Talent contest

July 17, 2014 Think you have a great voice or love to dance? Maybe you like to watch those TV talent shows with a panel of celebrity judges and a live audience and you’d like to sample one yourself, but you don’t... more »»

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