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Five tips for making family trips with teens more fun

July 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there’s the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. more »»

Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping

July 17, 2014 The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are... more »»

Altoona native taking on Seattle in cooking competition

July 16, 2014 Altoona native Chef Michael Roddey is excited to take a bite out of Seattl. more »»

Crepe Suzettes take advantage of bountiful summer berries

July 16, 2014 My childhood babysitter, Jean McClemens, fostered my hobby of picking berries in the summer time. more »»

Under the sea: Area native part of historic mission, collects scientific data

July 13, 2014 Area native Adam Zenone loved going to the beach every year on family vacations. more »»

More than meets the eye: Transforming a tossed treasure into handy bathroom storage

July 12, 2014 I don’t carve or weld. I don’t even sew, for that matter, so please don’t mistake that I am about to declare myself some sort of craftsman. I love pretty things. I’m a sucker for a bauble. more »»

Garden Notes: Second crops can be planted in the last half of August

July 12, 2014 “Pull some, plant some.” That’s Eliot Cole­man’s working order on his Maine (Zone 5) organic far. more »»

‘Game of Thrones’ gets 19 Emmy nods

July 11, 2014 By Lynn Elber The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the... more »»

Partial list of 2014 Emmy nominees in major categories

July 11, 2014 By The Associated Press Nominees in some major categories for the 2014 Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Drama Series: “Breaking Bad,” AMC; “Downton Abbey,... more »»

Fundraiser for Sam Troxell set for Saturday

July 11, 2014 IRVONA — A kayak and canoe float trip to benefit Sam Troxell of Glasgow will be held Saturday at Irvona Park. Sign-up for the float trip will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Irvona Park. more »»

Bieber pleads no contest to vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a home

July 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor’s... more »»

Bringing the blues to Hollidaysburg: ‘The Reigning Queen of Beale Street’ to play Canal Basin Park

July 10, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — It may come across as an oxymoron, but blues singer Barbara Blue likes to make people feel good. “I have a little ministry. more »»

Dog agility races gaining popularity

July 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears... more »»

Visitors wait 5 hours for Potter ride

July 10, 2014 ORLANDO, Fla. — You might need a magic wand to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort. more »»

Groups help dying make farewell videos

July 10, 2014 SCARSDALE, N.Y. — Carolyn Ngbokoli doesn’t remember the sound of her mother’s voice. She was just 19 when her mom died, and no recordings were lef. more »»

Studies: Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

July 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleedin. more »»

Paper says sorry after Clooney slams story

July 10, 2014 LONDON — Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper apologized to George Clooney on Wednesday for alleging his fiancee’s mother opposed the marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and... more »»

Area experts offer tips for keeping hydrated in the hot summer weather

July 9, 2014 You may think you’ve heard it all before when it comes to staying hydrated in the summer, but experts say they have some things to say that you may not have heard before. more »»

Earth Matters: Despite some gains, toxic chemical problems still exist

July 5, 2014 The world of hazardous chemicals and poisons has changed profoundly in the last dozen years or so. more »»

‘Dani Girl’ will benefit foundation: Native brings musical close to his heart to the Mishler

July 3, 2014 When Altoona native Michael Kooman wrote the music to accompany “Dani Girl,” a musical about a 9-year-old girl’s journey to get her hair back after losing it to leukemia, he couldn’t help think of... more »»

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