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‘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 »»

Fergie hopes to empower with song, Kim K-starring video

July 7, 2016 NEW YORK — Fergie says the concept for her latest hit, “M.I.L.F. $,” was in the works for three years, and she’s hoping to inspire and empower mothers to balance motherhood, career life and “me time. more »»

Diner 22 turns 70: Three squares and more popular in railcar-turned eatery

July 6, 2016 ALEXANDRIA — Gary Hutchison usually visits Diner 22 here on William Penn Highway four times a day, three for the usual meals plus an afternoon iced tea. more »»

Bending metal: Master iron artist creates functional art

July 3, 2016 David Beach grew up at his father’s knee in an auto mechanic’s garage in Martinsburg that turned into a machine shop. more »»

Musician Paul Simon doesn’t let on if he’s the retiring type

July 3, 2016 By David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK — If Paul Simon is serious about calling it quits, he didn’t let on to a hometown crowd. more »»

Unsung volunteers

July 3, 2016 ishop is an accomplished pilot in the stage production of a story about the WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots who volunteered for their country during World War II. more »»

Outdoor spaces tour

July 2, 2016 By Cherie Hicks For years, Cynthia and Dan Moringiello drove up past Horseshoe Curve and enjoyed the scenery of a little waterfall nearb. more »»

Environmental sustainability is a lifestyle

July 2, 2016 The worst of the “Rust Belt,” Detroit and Flint, Michigan; Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio; Gary, Indiana; Patterson and Newark, New Jersey, are often mentioned among the most unpleasant and dangerous... more »»

Unsung volunteers

July 1, 2016 ishop is an accomplished pilot in the stage production of a story about the WASPs, or Women Airforce Service Pilots who volunteered for their country during World War II. more »»

How it began, where it’s going

June 30, 2016 Reconstructing the colonial-era Fort Roberdeau has been decades in the making, and the work isn’t finished yet. more »»

Fourth of July crowd-pleasers: Smoking your own ribs as easy as grilling them

June 29, 2016 There was the year that I demonstrated how to make ribs eight times on the same national morning show. more »»

Creamy Buffalo Potato Salad can add a kick to any picnic

June 29, 2016 By Sara Moulton The?Associated Press Chicken wings are wonderful, but Buffalo Chicken Wings are on another level — and that’s thanks to the sauce. more »»

Freedom in harmony: Patriotic music on tap for Independence Day celebrations

June 25, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Community Band will represent the state of Pennsyl­vania at a national celebration of music near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on July 3. more »»

Garden Notes: Story proves pesticides bad for bees, bad for husbands

June 25, 2016 This is a story about what can happen to your toothbrush when you ignore the rules for using pesticides. For 46 years, the husband and wife have lived on the small farm at the end of the lane. more »»

Thunder coming: Johnstown expecting record crowds for motorcycle rally this weekend

June 23, 2016 Thunder in the Valley is roaring toward Johnstown at lightning speed. Today through Sunday, bikers will descend upon the town for four days of music, stunt shows, parades and entertainmen. more »»

Joe Wicks: ‘Trying to get whole world lean’

June 23, 2016 LONDON — With over a million Instagram followers and a best-selling book, Joe Wicks is back for round two with “Lean in 15: The Shape Plan,” released earlier this month. more »»

In a pickle? Don’t be sour, make them yourself

June 22, 2016 In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role. more »»

Summer price drop for live lobsters may come early

June 22, 2016 PORTLAND, Maine — Live lobster prices are high in New England and beyond as fishermen eagerly await the summer arrival of the region’s beloved crustaceans, which could come slightly early and send... more »»

Celebrating victory: Blair County Historical Society plans World War II weekend

June 18, 2016 What’s better than eating great food, kicking up your heels to Big Band music, taking train rides and watching military re-enactors? How about knowing that you can do all of that right in your own... more »»

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