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Military music: 28th Division Band to perform at Mishler

June 8, 2013 The band Daniel Klingbeil directs has to turn down 40 to 50 jobs a year, which is an enviable position for any music grou. more »»

Things Unseen Theatre presents Ephrons’ play on clothing, emotions

June 6, 2013 The clothing someone wears can say a lot about them, and in that regard, a local theater company is speaking volumes. more »»

Story of van puts life into perspective

June 6, 2013 I remember it like it was yesterday. My parents closed the deal on an army-green van in the summer of ’06. It had a raised roof intended to be adapted for my wheelchair. more »»

Fat Daddy's serves up good eats, relaxed atmosphere

June 5, 2013 After injuring his back, former construction worker and Altoona native Mark Bates decided to get into the restaurant business. more »»

Maestra encore: Cheung signs on for 3 more years; sets 2013-14 season

June 2, 2013 Maestra Teresa Cheung has shared a few laughs with Altoona Symphony Orchestra audiences about the silence coming from them during a show. more »»

Sound check: Tyne and the Fastlyne hard to fit into a musical genre

June 1, 2013 When asked to describe Tyne and the Fastlyne’s musical sound, Wiggus paused. “That’s a tough one,” he said. more »»

Beatles tribute show kicks off Alive @ 5 summer concerts

May 30, 2013 When Scot Arch saw the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, he was musically inspire. more »»

Music and magic: Isaacs lauds high school shows; Altoona’s ‘Millie’ best production

May 27, 2013 The eighth annual Isaac Awards brought out high school’s best in musical theater Sunday evening. more »»

Altoona’s Mike Reid holds internship, offers up sage advice

May 25, 2013 Six Penn State Altoona integrative arts students met award-winning music writer Mike Reid on an April evening. more »»

Book tells area man’s story of serving in WWII

May 23, 2013 In April 1943, in the middle of World War II, 18-year-old Gene Wentz received a draft notice at his Bedford County home. more »»

Summertime sizzle: Area butcher, market offer advice for grilling

May 22, 2013 The key to good grilling is in the heat, a Duncansville meat market manager said. more »»

Against the odds: Health provider in Altoona helps clients triumph over mental illness

May 19, 2013 Someone with a mental illness already has the odds stacked against them. Add in an encounter with the law and those odds climb even higher. more »»

Injured Altoona veteran competed at 2013 Warrior Games

May 18, 2013 Retired Army Sgt. Sean Hook, an Altoona veteran, competed in the 2013 Warrior Games as part of Team Army. The games, which took place in Colorado Springs, Colo., ended on Thursday. more »»

Flower power: All-America Selections winners offer up ‘tried and true’

May 18, 2013 An annual list of the best seed varieties takes the guess work out of what’s the best pick for your garden, according to a local greenhouse manager. more »»

Timeless messages: John Denver tribute brings music legend’s songs to Altoona

May 16, 2013 When singer Chris Collins decided to play a John Denver tribute concert at a friend’s prompting, 300 people showed up to pack a small bar after reading an article in a local newspape. more »»

Pints for Pets continues to raise big bucks for Humane Society

May 15, 2013 Care for a pint and a poodle? An ale and an akita? A stout and a shorthair? OK, so technically there are no actual animals allowed at Peoples Natural Gas Field during the Pints for Pets Brewfest thi... more »»

Makeover for Mom: An inspiration to others, Altoona mom treated for her accomplishments

May 12, 2013 About a week ago, mother of five Melanie Kattouf marveled at the thought of riding in a limousine on a Thursday. more »»

Sci-fi fan convention returns to the area

May 11, 2013 If you’re on Broad Avenue in Altoona next weekend and see a swarm of superheroes, aliens and Imperial storm­troopers, don’t be concerned. You’re not dreaming and there’s no invasion. more »»

Fundraiser to benefit area boy with rare genetic syndrome

May 9, 2013 An email message from Cassie Grassmyer ends with three simple words: “We are blessed. more »»

Film legend Harryhausen dead at 92

May 8, 2013 LONDON — When Ray Harryhausen was 13, he was so overwhelmed by “King Kong” that he vowed he would create otherworldly creatures on film. more »»

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