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Avoid ‘summer slide’: Altoona library kicks off reading program

June 7, 2015 In an effort to prevent the “summer slide,” the Altoona Public Library has an-nounced its summer reading program, but it’s not just for school-aged kids. more »»

Cresson Lake Playhouse founder remembered

June 7, 2015 An active Eleanor Lantzy would come home to Northern Cambria after attending various board meetings in Harrisburg where she had bragged about “the little theater that shouldn’t be,” one of her... more »»

Outdoors program empowers women

June 6, 2015 Women are taking over the outdoor sports industry. More ladies than ever are picking up bows, guns and fishing poles and getting outsid. more »»

Earth Matters: Penn State’s ‘Weather World’ informs and educates

June 6, 2015 I began watching the weather forecast with my mother before I even went to school. A stay-at-home mom in the days when most moms were, Mom enjoyed watching Dr. more »»

Making sense of disaster

June 4, 2015 Most Cambria County residents know the story of the Johnstown Flood of 1889, but history buffs will get the chance next week to see that event through the eyes of the photographers that descended on... more »»

A dream come true

June 3, 2015 EBENSBURG — After a culinary apprenticeship in Florida, Charles Heinrich returned home to Pennsylvania and moved in with his grandfather, Robert, an amateur inventor, in Westmont. more »»

A reflection on age and what it means

June 3, 2015 They say age is nothing but a number and each candle on a birthday cake serves as a reminder that you’re another year olde. more »»

Get planting!: Warm weather, right soil ripe for growing

May 30, 2015 As a kid, Doug Endler of Duncansville remembers working alongside his dad in his garden, doing most of the work by hand instead of using labor-saving devices like rototiller. more »»

Garden Notes: Fragrant Sweet Woodruff virtually maintenance-free

May 30, 2015 In 1776, the uniforms of British soldiers were dyed with “Red Madder,” a pigment extracted from the boiled roots of Sweet Woodruff, also known as Galium odoratum, a member of the Genus Madde. more »»

Daring and digital: SAMA Altoona displays local artist’s work

May 28, 2015 Lynn Marchetti Heverly believes her interest in art was first stoked at an early age when she was attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Altoona. more »»

Student of the Month: Tyler Shaw: Williamsburg High School

May 28, 2015 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: Served as team captain for his senior football, basketball and baseball team. more »»

Make our garden grow

May 27, 2015 Kim Zeiss knows the struggles of putting quality fresh food on the table while being a single mother of four and going to school. “I’ve been there,” she said. more »»

10th Isaac Awards shine: Central Cambria’s ‘Godspell’ named Best Production

May 25, 2015 Cole Harris said his starring role in State College High School’s production of “Curtains” was his first school theater production. more »»

Striking chords against cancer: Event features continuous music and a Kid Zone

May 24, 2015 Ten musical acts have donated their time for an outdoor music festival that will have continuous music from gates open to close on May 30. more »»

Atop One World Trade Center, high-tech views of bustling NYC

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever. more »»

Here come the judges as ‘AGT’ returns for its 10th season

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined “America’s Got Talent” as a judge in 2012. more »»

Michelle Obama offers glimpse of workout routine

May 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets. more »»

Water well-being: Safety must be a priority for boaters this summer

May 23, 2015 GALLITZIN — Richard Mohney, who is the ranger supervisor at Prince Gallitzin State Park, said despite all of the warnings people hear about why they need to stay safe when they’re boating, they don’... more »»

Earth Matters: Bike ride brings reflection on past, environment

May 23, 2015 In human terms, 40 years is a long tim. more »»

Keeping history alive

May 21, 2015 Editor’s note: The second story in the “Our Heritage” series looks at Altoona’s Italian roots. “Buon birra, buon vino, buon amici. more »»

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