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Area poet to read at Juniata

October 4, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Julia Spicher Kasdorf, a native of Lewistown, will give a reading of her award-winning poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Beeghly Library on the Juniata College campus. more »»

Boo! Haunted attractions provide 'natural high'

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we check out spooky places to visit. more »»

Having a spell: Cresson Lake Playhouse staging funny, edgy musical

October 3, 2015 When asked what the Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Bee” is about, Kevin Bean just laughe. more »»

Garden Notes: Now’s the time to plant bulbs for spring blooms

October 3, 2015 It’s bulb season! Sept. 15 to Nov. 30 is thought to be ideal planting weather for bulbs. more »»

American music: Altoona symphony featuring works of George Gershwin

October 1, 2015 The American-themed 2015-16 concert series of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra will kick off Saturday in a celebration of the first major American orchestral composer, George Gershwi. more »»

Writer marks 6 years of sharing her life, dreams

October 1, 2015 Time is a funny little thing. It can slip away like sand between your fingers or go by slowly like breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning. more »»

An apple a day

September 30, 2015 One bite of the apple from the forbidden tree had Adam and Eve cast from paradise. more »»

Apples good for entrees, desserts

September 30, 2015 Easy Apple Pie From Peach Hill Orchard Crust: 3 cups pie flour 1/2 cup shortening 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt Milk Filling: 7-8 apples Flour, pinch 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamo... more »»

Trail triumph: Record-setting hiker to speak at Altoona library

September 26, 2015 Jennifer Pharr Davis was ready to qui. more »»

Mirror hosts parent, child painting class

September 26, 2015 Whether you’re a longtime painter or a complete newbie, families will have the chance to work together on a piece of artwork they can display at home. more »»

Earth Matters: Sensible decisions can protect lives when disaster strikes

September 26, 2015 How can similar natural disasters result in such wildly varied human and economic tolls? Why does it seem that places already cursed by poverty are so much more likely to endure terrible... more »»

Family Theatre’s season begins

September 24, 2015 Family Theatre at the Mishler’s 2015-2016 season opens Tuesday with ArtsPower’s production of “Dog Loves Books. more »»

A versatile veggie: PotatoFest offers a variety of treats from local spuds

September 23, 2015 Versatile is probably the best word to describe the potato. There are more than 3,000 varieties grown in the United States and about as many ways to prepare them. more »»

Find the perfect potato for each recipe

September 23, 2015 By Cherie Hicks With so many varieties of potatoes, sometimes it’s hard to decide the best way to prepare the. more »»

Fresh Brussels sprouts enhance flavor in sausage dish

September 23, 2015 Fresh Brussels sprouts have always intimidated me just a little. I guess it has to do with the Army-size green globs that I was served as a small child. I was told, “They are good for you, eat the. more »»

‘I.D.’ kicks off Penn State Centre Stage season

September 23, 2015 Penn State Centre Stage’s original commissioned production “I.D. more »»

Young Hollidaysburg native travels the world

September 20, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Evan McCaffrey has lived an adventurous life. He photographed geysers in the Golden Circle of Iceland and a Viking ship sculpture on the shores of Reykjavik. more »»

Cultural kickoff: Downtown event serves up arts, entertainment

September 19, 2015 Altoona’s arts organizations have long remained committed to downtown, and a new event scheduled for Thursday recognizes that. Arts on the Avenues will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. more »»

Doctor’s new play to begin in NYC

September 19, 2015 Here are the two biggest takeaways from a local doctor and playwright about his latest play — it’s a love story, and it stars film, TV and stage actress and director Kathleen Turner. more »»

Garden Notes: Tick-prevention efforts cause wardrobe adventure

September 19, 2015 In 2002, West Point cadets were contracting Lyme disease at an alarming rate. After Insect Shield-treated uniforms were issued, new cases of Lyme disease dropped to zero. more »»

Eastern European immigrants come to work in steel mills, form tight-knit communities

September 17, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. more »»


Benefit Shotgun Shoot at AVSA October 7, 2015

The Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club will hold a Benefit Shotgun Shoot at 7 pm. This benefit raises money to send a child with a life threatening illness on a hunting/fishing trip of their dreams. $10 for 6 Rounds. Extra chances sold for a 50/50 and on various gift cards & other donated items. more »

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October 2, 2015 The score: Baltimore 23, Pittsburgh 20 The bottom line: Coaching, quite simply, is maximizing player strengths and minimizing player weaknesses to produce a desired outcome. more »

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