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Tasty Words: Use chicken breast to satisfy your craving for a bagel

April 20, 2016 While I was pregnant with my son, Gavin, who was born this past January, I craved soft pretzels, buttery popcorn and carb-loaded breads. more »»

PSCS’s ‘Earnest’ is compelling theater

April 19, 2016 Oscar Wilde’s wit, sophistication and social provocation are hardly better displayed than in his masterful “The Importance of Being Earnest. more »»

Inspiring creativity: SAMA defies odds for rural art museums

April 17, 2016 Less than a year after it opened, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art landed the world premiere of an American art show of such magnitude that it would put the new Loretto cultural center on the... more »»

Garden Notes: Outhouse hollyhocks beautiful, attract pollinators

April 16, 2016 There was a time in America when delicate ladies were reluctant to ask for directions to the outhouse. To save them this embarrassment, it was common practice to plant hollyhocks around the facilit. more »»

BCC to present ‘The Armed Man’

April 14, 2016 For centuries, people around the world have fought for freedom and often, they’ve reflected their struggles in music. more »»

Forensic vets battle pet abuse, neglect

April 14, 2016 NEW YORK — The cocker spaniel arrives at the animal hospital with a police officer, whimpering and shaking. more »»

Review: ASO concert complex, energetic

April 12, 2016 Conductor Teresa Cheung led the Altoona Symphony Orchestra in two atypical concertos for the final concert of their season on Saturday night at the Mishler Theatre in?Altoona. more »»

WISE: Women honored for making our community a better place

April 10, 2016 Patricia Gildea’s whole life has revolved around making her community better, but she still was shocked when she learned that the WISE Women of Blair County had selected her for its top honor this... more »»

Baling out your garden: Straw bale gardening technique saves backs and more

April 9, 2016 Planting vegetables in straw bales can be a lot easier — especially on the back — than traditional gardening in the dirt, according to local master gardeners. more »»

Earth Matters: Important public utilities underfunded, overlooked

April 9, 2016 The environmental infrastructure we need to survive day-to-day life, especially in urban and suburban communities, does not come cheaply. more »»

Kiss to play BJC concert on Aug. 30

April 9, 2016 If you like to rock and roll all night and party every day, you can do it up close with the painted men of Kiss who are coming to the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park this summer. more »»

Sliding out of the season: Trombonists, brass section be featured in ASO finale

April 7, 2016 Mark Lusk was in his second year of teaching music at the main campus of Penn State University about the time that Altoona native Matthew Neff was enrollin. more »»

Remember to appreciate what you have

April 7, 2016 There are moments when you appreciate the little things in life more than you normally would. more »»

Voila! Altoona Grand Hotel reopens restaurants with French flavor: three dining rooms offer different menus

April 6, 2016 Ater new owners bought and remodeled the former Ramada Inn in Altoona, they also brought in chefs with star-studded resumes, distinctive French flavors and a flair for sustainable methods by using,... more »»

Aldean Entertainer of the Year: Stapleton gets 4 awards; Parton sings at 51st ACMs

April 4, 2016 Jason Aldean beat Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards — a first for the singer after earning nominations for the top prize for years,... more »»

Try Cambria -- if you're so inclined: County rich in heritage and history

April 3, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the ninth story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we take you to Cambria County. more »»

Garden Notes: ‘Lettuce’ talk about these green-leafed, cold weather crops

April 2, 2016 I wrote this on Feb. 20, a day when the temperature was 60 degrees in the shade, and the ground was still frozen. more »»

‘Native Voices’ National exhibit opens Sunday at Saint Francis

March 31, 2016 LORETTO — When most people hear the phrase “Native Americans,’’ they don’t usually include the native people of Alaska and Hawaii. more »»

Brandon Simmers, Student of the Month

March 31, 2016 Age: 17 Grade: Senior Family: Parents, Mike and Samantha Simmers; brother, Nate Simmers Goals: Graduate Army National Guard Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training; attend Geneva... more »»

Daniels, Travis, Foster to join Hall of Fame

March 31, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fiddler Charlie Daniels, singer Randy Travis and producer and label owner Fred Foster are joining the Country Music Hall of Fame. more »»

 
 
 

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