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Earth Matters: Wild encounters a reminder to live beyond mobile devices

August 13, 2016 All those folks connected a bit too closely to their electronic devices are missing some very interesting things in the natural world. Some are not that far from our own back doors. more »»

Event offers resources, ideas for parents

August 11, 2016 The 2016 edition of the Mirror Moms Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Logan Valley Mal. more »»

‘From trails to cocktails’: Active wear hot at outdoor gear show

August 11, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — Once an afterthought in the historically male-dominated outdoor retail industry, women have become a sought-after force with companies vying to tap into a market that has grown to $4. more »»

"Whole natural concept": New Paris bistro Eat 2 Live promotes tasty and healthy eating

August 10, 2016 NEW PARIS — You can get a burger, but not French fries or a Coke. Owners of the Eat 2 Live Bistro want you to eat healthy. more »»

A women’s rights tour: Looping around the Finger Lakes for trip down feminist history lane

August 7, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the 13th story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we visit Seneca Falls, N.Y. SENECA FALLS, N.Y. more »»

The trouble with ticks: Awareness group forming to inform public about Lyme disease

August 6, 2016 Jim Beauchamp Sr. of Altoona remembers when his wife pulled a tick off him nearly four years ago. more »»

Production to benefit high school

August 6, 2016 Several Bishop Carroll Catholic High School alumni have joined forces to stage a musical revue at the school out of their love for the arts. more »»

Garden Notes: Get the job done with a variety of huckleberries

August 6, 2016 You’re a huckleberry! There was a time in America when calling someone a huckleberry was a compliment. A huckleberry was just the guy you needed to get the job done. more »»

Homes can be both kid and grown-up friendly

August 4, 2016 For new parents, the urge to keep little ones entertained and enriched can often lead to a home so full of baby gear and toys that grown-up style all but disappears. It doesn’t have to be like that. more »»

Everyone has a story, what’s yours?

August 4, 2016 It’s said that everyone has a story. Everyone has a path they follow — either blindly or with some kind of purpose. more »»

From farm to fork:More than a good meal, it’s a social experience

August 3, 2016 An upcoming Farm to Fork dinner is more than just eating food produced locally. It’s an experience, said one of the hosts of the third annual event. more »»


August 3, 2016 Kolrobi with Horseradish Cream 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup prepared horseradish Salt, pepper to season Thinly slice kolrobi using a mandoline slicer. Set aside. more »»

Happier Meal? McDonald’s nixing some unpalatable ingredients

August 3, 2016 NEW YORK — McDonald’s, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said Monday it’s eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu items. more »»

Earth Matters: Historical heat waves a reminder to conserve water resources

July 30, 2016 It can get mighty hot in July, even here in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania. This most recent hot spell pales in comparison to a couple blistering hot summers eight decades ago. more »»

Not always ‘incompatible with life’: Study: Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said

July 28, 2016 CHICAGO — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were “incompatible with life. more »»

Some fitness experts seek end to drill-sergeant type putdowns

July 28, 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — My grandmother can do more push-ups than you. No one wants to see jiggly cellulite hanging out of a bikini. You need to make up for all those cookies you ate last nigh. more »»

J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Man Booker Prize list

July 28, 2016 LONDON (AP) — Celebrated South African novelist J.M. Coetzee and U.S. more »»

Tasty substitute: Summer squash makes flavorful ‘pasta’ dish

July 27, 2016 Summer squash reproduces so energetically that calling it prolific is understating the case. more »»

Scrambled eggs baked in muffin tins are healthy and easy to make

July 27, 2016 When it comes to healthy eating, good intentions and willpower can only take us so far. more »»

Preserving Plummer's Hollow: Naturalist and family thrive in central PA mountain

July 24, 2016 TYRONE — Marcia Bonta paused under the Norway spruce, pursed her lips and mimicked a whippoorwill. She had been concerned, hearing its call only occasionally in recent years. more »»

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