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Praying for rain: Monastery Community Gardens needs a drink and volunteers

July 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Monastery Community Gardens just south of here is real thirsty for rain and help. more »»

Public plant breeders back patent-free seeds

July 23, 2016 The English language is constantly evolving, but did you know “editing” is now garden-speak for weeding? Are there any gardens left with plain old “dirt” rather than “soil”? Has manure always been ... more »»

Steven Tyler goes a little country

July 23, 2016 NEW YORK — He’s led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. more »»

Historical treasure: ‘Rare’ copy of Declaration of Independence on temporary display at Baker Mansion

July 21, 2016 A longtime collector of artifacts, Tom Lingenfelter was in pursuit of anything unusual at a flea market years ago when in the course of events he stumbled on an old copy of the Declaration of... more »»

Filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at 81

July 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches. more »»

Getting cheesy: Zucchini blossoms are perfect for stuffing, frying, eating

July 20, 2016 Zucchini flowers are perfect for stuffing. In the following recipe, the flowers are filled with cheese before frying. The result is a creamy, flavorful filling and a supercrisp crust. more »»

Granola bars kids will love

July 20, 2016 Sweetness comes from honey, dates Once upon a time, my Indian grandma was left in charge of packing school lunches for my sisters and me. more »»

An easier and healthier chicken parmesan

July 20, 2016 As a family and consumer sciences teacher, I am responsible for introducing my students to many classic dishes and cooking techniques. more »»

Humanity through the lens: PSU’s Palmer Museum exhibits world-renowned photographer’s varied works

July 17, 2016 Internationally acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry is best known for his haunting picture of the refugee “Afghan Girl” that was on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. more »»

Murder and mirth: Playhouse at McConnellstown staging ‘A Tomb with a View’

July 16, 2016 The upcoming production of “A Tomb with a View” in McConnellstown is supposed to be a mystery thriller. “But it is a comedy at heart,” said director Meghan Whitese. more »»

DIY pallet workshop scheduled

July 16, 2016 Turning what others see as worthless packaging into something fun and useful is a puzzle that Jake Sullivan of Clymer enjoys solving. “I think it’s a challenge. I like re-purposing stuff,” he said. more »»

Earth Matters: Hazard waste collection prompts refresher course

July 16, 2016 Reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink. This is the message that recyclers and environmental educators try to convey about wastes of all kinds. more »»

Vibrant colors, creative mediums featured at summer exhibition

July 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — One has named a series of artwork “Snallygaster,” after a one-eyed creature of folklore just because he likes to say the word. more »»

‘20 Under 40’ award an honor

July 14, 2016 There are certain moments in life when everything seems to happen at once. One thing gets piled on top of another — and another. more »»

Celebrities back Aniston’s tabloid takedown

July 14, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Aniston’s takedown of tabloid culture is winning support among fellow celebrities but criticism from at least one tabloid journalist. more »»

Harrisburg: A capital place to visit

July 10, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the 12th story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we visit Harrisburg. more »»

Turning 50: Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts celebrates milestone

July 9, 2016 The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is a summer staple in the region. more »»

Pet blogging conference studies social media trends

July 9, 2016 Rapid innovation in the pet social media industry was prevalent throughout the 2016 Blog Paws (blogpaws. com) Conference, held last month in Phoenix. more »»

Garden Notes: Proper watering technique key to growing succulents

July 9, 2016 I know it’s a rather personal question, but do you retain water? Gwen Moore Kelaidis says succulents do. Gwen wrote an award-winning book titled “Hardy Succulents. more »»

‘Gettysburg’ spurs love of yesteryear: History instructor publishes fifth book

July 7, 2016 Jared Frederick was 7 when he watched the movie “Gettysburg,” and by the time he was in fifth grade, he knew he would grow up and pursue a career in history. more »»

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