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Earth Matters: Historical heat waves a reminder to conserve water resources

July 30, 2016 It can get mighty hot in July, even here in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania. This most recent hot spell pales in comparison to a couple blistering hot summers eight decades ago. more »»

Not always ‘incompatible with life’: Study: Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said

July 28, 2016 CHICAGO — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were “incompatible with life. more »»

Some fitness experts seek end to drill-sergeant type putdowns

July 28, 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — My grandmother can do more push-ups than you. No one wants to see jiggly cellulite hanging out of a bikini. You need to make up for all those cookies you ate last nigh. more »»

J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Man Booker Prize list

July 28, 2016 LONDON (AP) — Celebrated South African novelist J.M. Coetzee and U.S. more »»

Tasty substitute: Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish

July 27, 2016 Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. more »»

Scrambled eggs baked in muffin tins are healthy and easy to make

July 27, 2016 When it comes to healthy eating, good intentions and willpower can only take us so far. more »»

Preserving Plummer's Hollow: Naturalist and family thrive in central PA mountain

July 24, 2016 TYRONE — Marcia Bonta paused under the Norway spruce, pursed her lips and mimicked a whippoorwill. She had been concerned, hearing its call only occasionally in recent years. more »»

Praying for rain: Monastery Community Gardens needs a drink and volunteers

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Monastery Community Gardens just south of here is real thirsty for rain and help. more »»

Public plant breeders back patent-free seeds

July 23, 2016 The English language is constantly evolving, but did you know “editing” is now garden-speak for weeding? Are there any gardens left with plain old “dirt” rather than “soil”? Has manure always been ... more »»

Steven Tyler goes a little country

July 23, 2016 NEW YORK — He’s led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. more »»

Historical treasure: ‘Rare’ copy of Declaration of Independence on temporary display at Baker Mansion

July 21, 2016 A longtime collector of artifacts, Tom Lingenfelter was in pursuit of anything unusual at a flea market years ago when in the course of events he stumbled on an old copy of the Declaration of... more »»

Filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at 81

July 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches. more »»

Getting cheesy: Zucchini blossoms are perfect for stuffing, frying, eating

July 20, 2016 Zucchini flowers are perfect for stuffing. In the following recipe, the flowers are filled with cheese before frying. The result is a creamy, flavorful filling and a supercrisp crust. more »»

Granola bars kids will love

July 20, 2016 Sweetness comes from honey, dates Once upon a time, my Indian grandma was left in charge of packing school lunches for my sisters and me. more »»

An easier and healthier chicken parmesan

July 20, 2016 As a family and consumer sciences teacher, I am responsible for introducing my students to many classic dishes and cooking techniques. more »»

Humanity through the lens: PSU’s Palmer Museum exhibits world-renowned photographer’s varied works

July 17, 2016 Internationally acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry is best known for his haunting picture of the refugee “Afghan Girl” that was on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. more »»

Murder and mirth: Playhouse at McConnellstown staging ‘A Tomb with a View’

July 16, 2016 The upcoming production of “A Tomb with a View” in McConnellstown is supposed to be a mystery thriller. “But it is a comedy at heart,” said director Meghan Whitese. more »»

DIY pallet workshop scheduled

July 16, 2016 Turning what others see as worthless packaging into something fun and useful is a puzzle that Jake Sullivan of Clymer enjoys solving. “I think it’s a challenge. I like re-purposing stuff,” he said. more »»

Earth Matters: Hazard waste collection prompts refresher course

July 16, 2016 Reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink. This is the message that recyclers and environmental educators try to convey about wastes of all kinds. more »»

Vibrant colors, creative mediums featured at summer exhibition

July 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — One has named a series of artwork “Snallygaster,” after a one-eyed creature of folklore just because he likes to say the word. more »»

‘20 Under 40’ award an honor

July 14, 2016 There are certain moments in life when everything seems to happen at once. One thing gets piled on top of another — and another. more »»


LECTURE - "Fighting the Civil War . . " August 2, 2016

August 02 – Central PA Civil War Round Table: "Fighting the Civil War: Historical Treasures and Artifacts of the Conflict” Mr. Wayne Mott, CEO of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, will talk about the artifacts and archival holdings within the museum collections. 7:00 p.m. more »

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Celebrating Hubie!

July 29, 2016 Among the highlights of this weekend’s slate of area live music happenings is a special day in remembrance of local entertainer and icon Dennie Huber. more »

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