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Musical ‘110 in the Shade’ still rings true

February 18, 2016 Fifty-three years after its premiere on Broadway, the multiple Tony-nominated musical “110 in the Shade” still delivers magical moments and explores heartfelt truths. more »»

Soup-er duper!: Seeing a cold forecast? Cook up some cozy comfort

February 17, 2016 This winter in Central Pennsylvania has been milder than usual, but that doesn’t mean soup shouldn’t be on your dinner menu on a regular basis. more »»

Infuse flavor into venison in these tasty meatballs

February 17, 2016 The men in my family, like many in our area, are all avid deer hunters. When autumn rolls around, they hang out their orange camo outfits and head out for target practice. more »»

Persistence pays: Local couple ‘making mush’ and a long life together

February 14, 2016 Tom Wolf first eyed the woman of his dreams, Lois Stiffler, while in high school, but it was several years before he could muster the courage to approach her. more »»

Ready to mingle: Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a bummer for single people

February 13, 2016 For the single people among us, the bright red hearts and cute little Cupids of Valentine’s Day can feel a bit obnoxious and silly. more »»

Earth Matters: Making sense of the Oregon land takeover

February 13, 2016 If the presidential debates haven’t given you your fix of vitriol, mean-spiritedness and twisted facts, take some time to read about the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in... more »»

Bringing in country: Jason Aldean to perform at Bryce Jordan Center Feb. 26

February 11, 2016 With hit songs like “Dirt Road Anthem,” “She’s Country” and “Big Green Tractor,” Jason Aldean has made his mark on country music. more »»

'Treated like family': Greenwood Steakhouse's regulars love the food, welcoming atmosphere

February 10, 2016 Rita Kephart didn’t expect to be recognized on an ordinary trip to Sam’s Club, but someone stopped her and paused, trying to figure out why they knew who she was. more »»

‘Ace’ in the hole: TV Food Network’s Duff Goldman to headline food show

February 7, 2016 Celebrity chef and baker Duff Goldman said he will bring some Pennsylvania-inspired flair to his presentation at Taste of the Alleghenies later this month. more »»

Time flies: Lincoln Caverns’ Batfest celebrating its 10th year

February 6, 2016 Attending the 10th annual Batfest at Lincoln Caverns next week is sure to be fun and educational, and proceeds will help benefit research into a condition that has threatened the bat population of... more »»

Garden Notes: Oregano not very particular about soil quality

February 5, 2016 Even today, men die scaling the rocky cliffs of Crete in search of dittany. There, dittany grows wild and is classified as “vulnerable” on the Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Plants. more »»

‘It’s primal’: Rappers Fetty Wap, Lil Wayne play BJC

February 4, 2016 Area hip-hop fans will have the chance to see a genre legend and a breakthrough artist in the span of just weeks at the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. more »»

Music makes a difference in your life

February 4, 2016 It’s said that the things you love shape who you are. They surround you in a way that brings warmth and comfort — and if they’re not there, you find a way to usher them into your lif. more »»

Super snacks: Make the perfect dishes to accompany the big game

February 3, 2016 Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing’s more substantial than a burger, even in its mini form — the slider. more »»

Earth Matters: Recent snowstorm an interesting meteorological event

January 30, 2016 Last weekend’s storm shattered snowfall records across the southern tier of Pennsylvania, while leaving the traditionally snowy northern tier untouche. more »»

‘Sparkle’ musical features area youth

January 30, 2016 “The Sparkle Express,” an original musical featuring the talents of 77 area students, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona. more »»

Out-of-this-world speaker: Astronaut Melvin to talk at Penn State Altoona

January 30, 2016 Astronaut Leland Melvin will speak at Penn State Altoona on Tuesday as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. more »»

Seasonal affective disorder is real: Get outdoors to a state park this winter

January 28, 2016 All this white got you blue? It could be more than just the winter blahs or a seasonal funk that has you down. more »»

Student of the month: Dan Terek, Penn Cambria High School

January 28, 2016 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Family: Parents, Chuck, 54, and Kim, 54; and sister, Shannon, 21 Accomplishments: Four-year starter and a Mirror all-star football player, president of National Honor Society,... more »»

Blue-ribbon baking: Recipes from Everett take first place at Pa. Farm Show

January 27, 2016 Baking and blue ribbons run in the Foor family of Everett. more »»

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