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Talented and mysterious: Area autistic artist's artwork on display locally

January 25, 2015 By the time Matthew McCoy was 5, he was meticulous with his toys. Too meticulous, his parents noticed. more »»

Don’t let weather stop your exercise

January 24, 2015 Though the warmth of summer offers a variety of activites to help people stay in shape, winter’s chill can make it harder to stay motivated and attentive to personal fitness. more »»

Garden Notes: Native plants can suitably substitute for invasive species

January 24, 2015 Once upon a time, I had a sign on my desk that read “Absquatulate or Risk Defenestration.” I thought of it as a subtle nudge out the door for any salesperson that dropped in without an appointment. more »»

‘Newgrass’ headed to State: Today’s music influenced by rock; creates new genre

January 22, 2015 If you like bluegrass with a rock ‘n’ roll flavor, the State Theatre in State College is serving up two performances in coming weeks that will sat- isfy your appetite for what some now call... more »»

Nazi-code breaker’s notebook in auction

January 22, 2015 NEW YORK — A handwritten notebook by Alan Turing, the Nazi code-breaking genius depicted by Benedict Cumberbatch in the Oscar-nominated “The Imitation Game,” is going on the auction block. more »»

'The sky's the limit'

January 21, 2015 Brian Quarello of Duncansville got a small beer-making kit for Christmas. more »»

Pennsylvania Farm Show offers diverse menu

January 21, 2015 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Farm Show offered all kinds of sights and sounds, but the food was the main attraction that brought people from all over. During the show, held Jan. more »»

Kranich named as SAMA trustee

January 20, 2015 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art has added Michael Kranich Sr. to its Board of Trustees. Kranich of Altoona is chairman of Kranich’s Inc. more »»

Russian ballet coming to region: ‘Swan Lake’ to be performed in Johnstown

January 18, 2015 For the third time, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia is coming to Johnstown, this time bringing one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, “Swan Lake. more »»

Penn State Altoona to host poet Sanchez

January 18, 2015 Renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will offer a reading of her works at 5 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on the Penn?State Altoona campus. more »»

Broadway, film, Oscar nod for Cooper

January 18, 2015 NEW YORK — On a recent Saturday afternoon, Bradley Cooper took his curtain call at Broadway’s Booth Theater, where he’s starring in “The Elephant Man. more »»

Good, clean fun: Comedian Rocky LaPorte coming to Mishler Theatre

January 17, 2015 Rocky LaPorte remembers being at an aunt’s house when he was eight and spouting jokes that had all his adult family members laughing so hard they were cryin. more »»

Earth Matters: Groups making real strides in protecting water resources

January 17, 2015 Americans take much in their lives for granted, especially when it comes to resources that we use, consume and sometimes abuse. Perhaps the most overlooked and underrated of those resources is water. more »»

Kicking the habit: Smoker of nearly five decades quits with help from local program

January 15, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A drug addict for 30 years, Carl Miner said it was easier for him to give up cocaine and marijuana than it was for him to quit smoking. more »»

Wilmore taking his own path: Fills Colbert’s spot on Comedy Central Monday

January 15, 2015 LOS ANGELES — As Larry Wilmore sits down with a plate of pasta, a fan hands him a slip of paper with an idea to explore on Wilmore’s new Comedy Central show premiering Monday. more »»

Banding together: Area groups volunteer to play Elvis tunes and more at Mishler fundraiser to benefit theater and firefighters

January 11, 2015 Elvis Presley, whose 80th birthday would have been — last week, will be celebrated at the Mishler Bands Together for Charity concert on Saturday at the Mishler Theatre to benefit the... more »»

Stars weigh in on how they’d improve the awards season

January 11, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s awards season kicks into high gear with the Golden Globes today, and it won’t stop until the Oscars are handed out on Feb. 22. more »»

Presley’s 1st record auctions for $300,000

January 11, 2015 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An acetate recording of the ballad “My Happiness,” the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, sold at auction Thursday night for $300,000. more »»

Fun in the snow: Nearly free skiing available for fourth, fifth graders

January 10, 2015 Jordan Smith picked up skiing a few years ago, but the 23-year-old said he wishes he had started sooner. more »»

Garden Notes: Hellebores enjoy new wave of enthusiasm in United States

January 10, 2015 To paraphrase Mel Brooks and numerous other writers, “I don’t need no stinkin’ hellebore.” I don’t need one, but I’d very much like to have a few or more. more »»

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