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On the silver screen: Penn State Altoona Film Series kicks off with ‘E.T.’ Sunday

August 27, 2015 The Penn State Altoona Film Series is making its return this weekend with a friendly alien and his familiar favorite candies. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” will play at 6 p.m. more »»

Farm show flavor: Cakes, candies take center stage in Williamsburg

August 26, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Judy Edwards took her time tasting each of the four angel food cakes entered in the 49th annual Williamsburg Farm Show baking contes. more »»

Paul McCartney to perform at Bryce Jordan Center on Oct. 15

August 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Fresh off of historic headline performance at this year’s Lollapalooza hailed as the biggest and best in the festival’s 25-year history, Paul McCartney has confirmed his first-ever... more »»

Rails and Ales Brewfest to host new beer’s local debut

August 25, 2015 Local craft beer enthusiasts will have the chance to sample a new brew for the first time when it debuts at the Rails and Ales Brewfest this weekend. more »»

Newton's nose knows: Diabetes alert dog sees after local girl

August 23, 2015 When 9-year-old Bella Getty was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago, her family’s life was forever changed. more »»

Altoona Symphony Orchestra ends summer on patriotic note

August 22, 2015 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is ending the summer with a bang. more »»

Leeks, related to onions, can be planted now for spring

August 22, 2015 If you want your soup to taste like your Mom made it, you have to use the same ingredients. more »»

Germans settled Blair County to escape political, economic strifey

August 20, 2015 Editor's note: This is the fifth in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. Several members of the Bavarian Aid Society are looking to get back to their root. more »»

Free health expo offers seminars, information

August 20, 2015 By Barbara Cowan The 11th annual Health-O-Rama Health and Wellness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Keeping it fresh

August 19, 2015 Dorie Simpson of Duncansville and her sister put 15 dozen ears of corn in the freezer already this summer. That’s 180 cobs. more »»

Use tasty garden produce to make stuffed tomatoes

August 19, 2015 Few things are better than garden fresh tomatoes. In August, there are few days that pass without me snacking on at least one tomato. more »»

'Never forgot where he came from' Altoona native wears many hats

August 16, 2015 Robert E. Cook’s beginnings were modest enough, growing up in the Juniata neighborhood of Altoona and attending public school. more »»

Keeping jazz alive: Altoona native returns with Airmen of Note

August 15, 2015 The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note jazz band has two goals with each performance: play a great collection of jazz and honor the other airmen stationed around the world. more »»

Troupe celebrates with SAMA exhibit

August 15, 2015 P&J Productions, a local theater company, is celebrating its first decade this year, and fans can take a trip through past shows at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona this week. more »»

Earth Matters: Water must be protected from pollution threats

August 15, 2015 The water we drink was once a much simpler thing. A hundred years ago, the greatest danger to water supplies out in the country came from a misplaced outhouse or a few cows and horses. more »»

Seven Spring Wine Festival set for Aug. 28-30

August 15, 2015 SEVEN SPRINGS — Thirty-one wineries from all over the Keystone State will gather at Seven Springs Mountain Resort for the Seven Springs Wine Festival, Aug. 28 to 30. more »»

Walk the Wine event showcases area’s amateur winemakers

August 13, 2015 Local home winemakers have the chance this week to get a better look inside the process and to learn from judges who know wines inside and out. more »»

ACT to host Altoona’s Got Talent

August 12, 2015 A total of 19 finalists across three categories will be featured in Altoona Comm-unity Theatre’s 2015 “Altoona’s Got Talent” competition, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. more »»

Couponing realistically

August 12, 2015 It would be nice to get $500 worth of groceries for $2 after standing in the grocery line with stacks of coupons, as explained in stories about “extreme couponing. more »»

East meets West: Persian’s artwork captures struggle of female identity

August 12, 2015 Afarin Rahmanifar wasn’t necessarily forced to leave Iran after its revolution in 1979, but, like so many Persians who had grown accustomed to a more Western-leaning culture, she chose to move to th... more »»

Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust to play at BJC

August 11, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — A triple-play of melodic hard rock is coming to the Bryce Jordan Center this fall as Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin and Sevendust will entertain Pennsylvania rock fans at 7 p.m. more »»


Open House at Boogersburg School August 30, 2015

Go “back to school” 19th century style at Boogersburg One Room School, built in 1877 by Moses Thompson, and open until 1952. From a wooden desk, learn using soapstone, slate, and chalkboards. Teachers will instruct you in spelling, mental math, and interactive activities, followed by recess games. more »

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Freedom Fest, Pickin' and Stay Green This Weekend!

August 21, 2015 Outdoor events continue to highlight the late summer live music slate, with several noteworthy concert events taking place this weekend. more »

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