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Annual ragtime festival slated for next weekend

June 14, 2014 The upcoming three-day Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival in?Rockhill and Orbisonia will be bigger than ever this year, thanks to a visiting steam calliope on which festival performers will offer... more »»

Pittsburgh man pens book on Pa. amusement parks Calls Lakemont and DelGrosso’s ‘excellent little parks’

June 12, 2014 For nearly a decade, David Witoslawski batted around the idea of a book dedicated to Pennsylvania amusement parks. The problem for the young Pittsburgh teacher was finding the time to do it. more »»

Dressing for the office: Do’s and don’ts of first ladies’ fashions

June 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sure, living in the White House has its perks. But a clothing allowance is not one of them. more »»

Let's get cooking

June 11, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — What’s cooking at the Philadelphia public library? Plenty, now that it has a million-dollar kitchen at its main downtown branch. more »»

Review: Penn State Centre Stage's ‘Normal’ an extraordinary production

June 10, 2014 “Normal” isn’t a word heard much these days, in a world where so many things from personal to global seem out of balance or in a less than desirable state. more »»

Queen of the stage

June 9, 2014 NEW YORK — The murderous romp “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” has gotten a lot of love at the Tony Awards — it nabbed the best new musical trophy on a night that saw Audra McDonald, Bryan... more »»

The science of reading: Summer reading program available nationwide comes to Blair County

June 8, 2014 Local summer reading programs are putting science in motion. more »»

Air Force group will play free show

June 8, 2014 The United States Air Force Heritage Brass of the USAF Heritage of America Band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. more »»

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 Ancestry.com. 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 »»

 
 

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