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Offering help and hope: Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund aims to ease financial hardship

December 13, 2015 Most people know a lot about the physical aspects of cancer, but unless they or someone close to them has had it, chances are they don’t know another common side effect — financial hardships. more »»

Grief leads to helping others with cancer

December 13, 2015 When Doreen Perks’ husband, Bob, of State College died at the age of 42 of melanoma, everyone would have understood if she would have devoted all of her time to raising the two little boys he left... more »»

Hometown harmony: Altoona native Sweitzer returns with music show

December 12, 2015 Area native Tom Sweitzer will bring back his show about Altoona to Altoona on Sunday, this time performing it in an area church to benefit a local charity. more »»

Crafting cookies: Kick off the holiday baking season with these tips, tricks

December 9, 2015 No matter how ambitious your holiday cookie baking plans are, chances are good you won’t be cranking out the massive quantities most professional bakers are prepping for this holiday seaso. more »»

Pumpkin bread baked twice makes biscotti

December 9, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second of the 12 cookies of Christmas recipes. more »»

Mocha Gingerbread Brigaeiros

December 9, 2015 Brigadeiros are a classic Brazilian truffle-like confection that traditionally blends the flavors of chocolate and caramel. more »»

Pepper Jack Crackers go with salads, dips

December 9, 2015 What’s better than cheese and crackers? Cheese in your crackers! And you can make yummy cheese crackers right in your home kitche. more »»

How to cope with death in kids’ films

December 9, 2015 LOS ANGELES — In the latest Pixar release, “The Good Dinosaur,” little Arlo’s dad is dramatically washed away by a raging river. more »»

Grapevine

December 9, 2015 ‘Hamilton’ Chicago-bound NEW YORK — The mega-hit Broadway show “Hamilton” is on the move — a production will open in Chicago next September. Producers said Tuesday that performances will begin Sept. more »»

Across the area

December 8, 2015 Hollidaysburg Christmas tour set HOLLIDAYSBURG?— Historic Hollidaysburg Inc. will hold its 27th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13. more »»

Civil War re-enactors plan meeting

December 8, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — The 148th PA Volunteer Infantry, Company C, Civil War Re-enactment Group will meet at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 1450 N. Atherton St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Make the cold fun! Winter destinations

December 6, 2015 Don’t have time to go to Florida this winter? There are several great getaway destinations in central Pennsylvania, two hours or less away, even if you’re not sunning under a palm tree next to the... more »»

Special care for furry friends: Keep pets in mind when picking decorations, treats

December 5, 2015 ’Tis the season to deck the halls and trim the tree, but as you kick the holidays into high gear, keep your pets in mind. more »»

Earth Matters: Problems need complete understanding, not sound bites

December 5, 2015 I was again reminded (from several unrelated sources) in recent weeks that many environmental issues are complex. more »»

Springsteen to open new tour in Pittsburgh

December 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will launch The River Tour, a nine-week U.S. trek, on Jan. 16 at the CONSOL?Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Tickets to The River Tour go on sale Dec. more »»

Orchestra to kick off holidays at ‘home’

December 3, 2015 If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to this year’s Altoona Symphony Orchestra’s holiday program, you’re in for two new treats and a lot of old ones, said Maestra Teresa Cheung. more »»

Focusing on the positive side of life

December 3, 2015 In “Forest Gump,” Tom Hanks delivered two of the most memorable lines in cinematic history when he said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. more »»

Easy, needle-felted critters make cute gifts, ornaments

December 3, 2015 For holiday decorating and gift-making, fast and easy always win. Adorable doesn’t hurt, either. Needle felting hits all three targets. more »»

Lil Wayne coming to Bryce Jordan Center

December 2, 2015 Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling hip-hop music superstar, Lil Wayne, has officially announced The Dedication Tour, which he says is a personal thank you to all of his fans in cities h... more »»

 
 
 

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