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No-carve Halloween pumpkins with style

October 15, 2015 While some people can’t wait to get out the carving knife, there are lots of alternative ways to dress up a Halloween pumpkin. more »»

Prepping pumpkin: Don’t fear a possible shortage — process your own

October 14, 2015 All that rain in June dried up yields of this year’s commercial pumpkin crop, and the largest producer of the canned stuff says don’t wait until Thanksgiving to get yours. more »»

Teen concerned about younger brother’s video game addiction

October 12, 2015 Dear Straight Talk: I was excited to have my 14-year-old brother in high school with me, but he’s completely changed. more »»

Earth Matters: Yosemite National Park offers incredible views of nature

October 10, 2015 Yosemite National Park celebrated its 125th birthday earlier this month, continuing an interesting story that goes back much further than its establishment as a protected parkland. more »»

Review: Centre Stage’s ‘Titanic’ pulls off titanic challenge

October 10, 2015 Mounting a theatrical production in the Pavilion Theatre at Penn State, a cozy space with the audience wedged in on three sides, is a trick no matter how you stack it. more »»

A night of laughs in store at Mishler

October 8, 2015 Looking to share a few laughs? Then head down to the Mishler Theatre this weekend. The Blair County Arts Foundation will present Comedy Night at the Mishler at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Tweaking tradition: Celebrating your way, with a nod to family traditions

October 8, 2015 Your wedding day? It’s “your” day. It’s all about you. Your wedding day? Your mother has been planning it since the day you were born. more »»

Yoga inspires Aguilera’s new music

October 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Yoga is serving as inspiration for Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album. more »»

Practice makes perfect: Rik-N-Nik's knows authentic Italian cuisine

October 7, 2015 EBENSBURG — Rick Ardini makes many of the ingredients, certainly most of the seasonings, that go into his pizzas, pasta, wings and things at Rik-N-Nik’s downtown restauran. more »»

Area poet to read at Juniata

October 4, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Julia Spicher Kasdorf, a native of Lewistown, will give a reading of her award-winning poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Beeghly Library on the Juniata College campus. more »»

Boo! Haunted attractions provide 'natural high'

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we check out spooky places to visit. more »»

Having a spell: Cresson Lake Playhouse staging funny, edgy musical

October 3, 2015 When asked what the Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Bee” is about, Kevin Bean just laughe. more »»

Garden Notes: Now’s the time to plant bulbs for spring blooms

October 3, 2015 It’s bulb season! Sept. 15 to Nov. 30 is thought to be ideal planting weather for bulbs. more »»

American music: Altoona symphony featuring works of George Gershwin

October 1, 2015 The American-themed 2015-16 concert series of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra will kick off Saturday in a celebration of the first major American orchestral composer, George Gershwi. more »»

Writer marks 6 years of sharing her life, dreams

October 1, 2015 Time is a funny little thing. It can slip away like sand between your fingers or go by slowly like breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning. more »»

An apple a day

September 30, 2015 One bite of the apple from the forbidden tree had Adam and Eve cast from paradise. more »»

Apples good for entrees, desserts

September 30, 2015 Easy Apple Pie From Peach Hill Orchard Crust: 3 cups pie flour 1/2 cup shortening 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt Milk Filling: 7-8 apples Flour, pinch 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamo... more »»

Trail triumph: Record-setting hiker to speak at Altoona library

September 26, 2015 Jennifer Pharr Davis was ready to qui. more »»

Mirror hosts parent, child painting class

September 26, 2015 Whether you’re a longtime painter or a complete newbie, families will have the chance to work together on a piece of artwork they can display at home. more »»

Earth Matters: Sensible decisions can protect lives when disaster strikes

September 26, 2015 How can similar natural disasters result in such wildly varied human and economic tolls? Why does it seem that places already cursed by poverty are so much more likely to endure terrible... more »»

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