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Earth Matters: Important public utilities underfunded, overlooked

April 9, 2016 The environmental infrastructure we need to survive day-to-day life, especially in urban and suburban communities, does not come cheaply. more »»

Kiss to play BJC concert on Aug. 30

April 9, 2016 If you like to rock and roll all night and party every day, you can do it up close with the painted men of Kiss who are coming to the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park this summer. more »»

Sliding out of the season: Trombonists, brass section be featured in ASO finale

April 7, 2016 Mark Lusk was in his second year of teaching music at the main campus of Penn State University about the time that Altoona native Matthew Neff was enrollin. more »»

Remember to appreciate what you have

April 7, 2016 There are moments when you appreciate the little things in life more than you normally would. more »»

Voila! Altoona Grand Hotel reopens restaurants with French flavor: three dining rooms offer different menus

April 6, 2016 Ater new owners bought and remodeled the former Ramada Inn in Altoona, they also brought in chefs with star-studded resumes, distinctive French flavors and a flair for sustainable methods by using,... more »»

Aldean Entertainer of the Year: Stapleton gets 4 awards; Parton sings at 51st ACMs

April 4, 2016 Jason Aldean beat Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards — a first for the singer after earning nominations for the top prize for years,... more »»

Try Cambria -- if you're so inclined: County rich in heritage and history

April 3, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the ninth story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we take you to Cambria County. more »»

Garden Notes: ‘Lettuce’ talk about these green-leafed, cold weather crops

April 2, 2016 I wrote this on Feb. 20, a day when the temperature was 60 degrees in the shade, and the ground was still frozen. more »»

‘Native Voices’ National exhibit opens Sunday at Saint Francis

March 31, 2016 LORETTO — When most people hear the phrase “Native Americans,’’ they don’t usually include the native people of Alaska and Hawaii. more »»

Brandon Simmers, Student of the Month

March 31, 2016 Age: 17 Grade: Senior Family: Parents, Mike and Samantha Simmers; brother, Nate Simmers Goals: Graduate Army National Guard Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training; attend Geneva... more »»

Daniels, Travis, Foster to join Hall of Fame

March 31, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fiddler Charlie Daniels, singer Randy Travis and producer and label owner Fred Foster are joining the Country Music Hall of Fame. more »»

Easy and delicious: 7 creative things to do with your slow cooker

March 30, 2016 Think all your slow cooker is good for is cranking out pots of chili and beef stew? Think again! This versatile kitchen workhorse can be put to use for all manner of things you probably never... more »»

Actress Patty Duke dies, 69

March 30, 2016 NEW YORK — Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has... more »»

Navy’s Sea Chanters play free concert April 3

March 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — America’s Navy is coming to Altoona, one of 20 cities in eight states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2016 tour — one of the Navy’s signature outreach... more »»

Nardini to perform in Altoona

March 26, 2016 Pittsburgh recording artist Norman Nardini said anyone in attendance at his upcoming Altoona show can expect there to be a little bit of magic in the room. more »»

Earth Matters: Winters stand in stark contrast, 80 years apart

March 26, 2016 Eighty years is a drop in the proverbial bucket of geologic time, but it seems to be a long spell in human terms. more »»

Laughter and motivation: Fundraising events put focus on health

March 24, 2016 Anyone looking to mix laughter with a good cause will have two opportunities next month. more »»

‘I Will Survive’ added to US registry

March 24, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Gloria Gaynor disco anthem, George Carlin’s “Seven Dirty Words” routine and coverage of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game are among 25 sound recordings that have been selected fo... more »»

Loretto museum to host fifth Night of Distinction

March 23, 2016 LORETTO — On April 16, the Southern Alle-ghenies Museum of Art’s Loretto Museum will host the fifth annual Night of Distinction, a dinner-and-awards event established to honor individuals and... more »»

Easter favorites: Master this sweet and spicy glaze for spiral ham

March 23, 2016 At Easter, there is just nothing better than a spiral-cut ham! Because I grew up with my grandmother roasting fresh, white, uncured hams, a sweet-glazed spiral-cut ham has always been a delicacy to... more »»

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