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‘My own little community’: Muslims in region, state band together

June 18, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the third in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. What is now the largest Muslim mosque in the area came from much smaller roots. more »»

Trump a boon to late-night comics

June 18, 2015 NEW YORK — He doesn’t need the money, but if Donald Trump’s presidential campaign falters, late-night comics would surely pass the hat to keep it going. more »»

Weeding out the good

June 17, 2015 PATTON — They are the bane of landscapers and homeowners, but common dandelions actually have a lot of benefits. more »»

Salmon pairs well with summer salad

June 17, 2015 Salmon is almost the perfect fish. And if it isn’t quite perfect, it’s at least the most flexible and adaptable ingredient in a fish dis. more »»

Penn State choir to join The Rolling Stones

June 17, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — On June 20, 24 members of the classically trained Penn State Concert Choir will forget Bernstein and Verdi when they rock out with the Rolling Stones during their June 20 ZIP CODE... more »»

Jerk chicken a great dish on grill

June 16, 2015 With the emergence of the sunshine and enjoyable weather in Central Pennsylvania, most people pull the cover off their grills to host some smashing cookouts. My husband and I are no differen. more »»

Day-tripping in Bedford County: Tourist bureau makes it easy to get around

June 14, 2015 Editor’s note: This is another story in a regular series on travel in the region. In this installment, we visit Bedford County, just to the south of Blair Count. more »»

‘Outdoor living at its finest’: Landscape tour provides preview of latest trends

June 13, 2015 EBENSBURG — An island of three native river birches, large boulders and ground plants is set against a backdrop of woodlands in Ron Mastrine’s backyard on the appropriately named Forest Drive here. more »»

Garden Notes: Blackberries can bring sweetness to anybody’s garden

June 13, 2015 When I first saw trellised blackberries, I thought the Sinking Valley Amish wives had come up with an ingenious new use for their clotheslines. more »»

'More than just what you see;' Warmer weather offers opportunities to look to the skis and explore the universe

June 11, 2015 Tom Kasner has a spot in his backyard set aside for stargazing. more »»

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

June 11, 2015 Age: 22 Current position: Reporter Hometown: Freeport, P. more »»

Saving a ‘bawk, bawk’

June 10, 2015 Avian influenza has spread across the Midwest and West, affecting nearly 47 million turkeys and chickens since it was first detected in Oregon in December, according to the U.S. more »»

Avoid ‘summer slide’: Altoona library kicks off reading program

June 7, 2015 In an effort to prevent the “summer slide,” the Altoona Public Library has an-nounced its summer reading program, but it’s not just for school-aged kids. more »»

Cresson Lake Playhouse founder remembered

June 7, 2015 An active Eleanor Lantzy would come home to Northern Cambria after attending various board meetings in Harrisburg where she had bragged about “the little theater that shouldn’t be,” one of her... more »»

Outdoors program empowers women

June 6, 2015 Women are taking over the outdoor sports industry. More ladies than ever are picking up bows, guns and fishing poles and getting outsid. more »»

Earth Matters: Penn State’s ‘Weather World’ informs and educates

June 6, 2015 I began watching the weather forecast with my mother before I even went to school. A stay-at-home mom in the days when most moms were, Mom enjoyed watching Dr. more »»

Making sense of disaster

June 4, 2015 Most Cambria County residents know the story of the Johnstown Flood of 1889, but history buffs will get the chance next week to see that event through the eyes of the photographers that descended on... more »»

A dream come true

June 3, 2015 EBENSBURG — After a culinary apprenticeship in Florida, Charles Heinrich returned home to Pennsylvania and moved in with his grandfather, Robert, an amateur inventor, in Westmont. more »»

A reflection on age and what it means

June 3, 2015 They say age is nothing but a number and each candle on a birthday cake serves as a reminder that you’re another year olde. more »»

Get planting!: Warm weather, right soil ripe for growing

May 30, 2015 As a kid, Doug Endler of Duncansville remembers working alongside his dad in his garden, doing most of the work by hand instead of using labor-saving devices like rototiller. more »»

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