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Young artists’ works on display at SAMA: Students reflect what’s special to them

March 6, 2016 Jenny Jameson sketched her music box in such detail, you can see its tiny dancer and the reflection in its glass door of a nearby candle. Its clock is stuck on 4:30. more »»

Garden Notes: We must learn our lessons about plant biodiversity

March 5, 2016 What’s the saying? “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” It was an “anywhere but here” migration that brought Protest­ant refugees from the German Palinate region to Ireland. more »»

Manilow starts instrument drive prior to BJC concert

March 5, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK —?Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will follow his philanthropic lead as he brings his Manilow Music Project to the Bald Eagle Area School District in Wingate. more »»

Outside the (crayon) box: Aura Curiatlas to bring physical theater to Altoona

March 3, 2016 Imagine being one of the crayon box’s unpopular colors — a slate gray, perhaps, or a khaki — ignored each time a child reaches his or her fingers in for a new color. more »»

The View From Here: Putting together the pieces of life

March 3, 2016 Life is a puzzle that comes in a million little pieces. It doesn’t come pre-assemble. more »»

To the next level: Lucci's Little Italian Marketplace experimenting with dinner

March 2, 2016 When you first walk in to Lucci’s Little Italian Marketplace, you’ll notice the shelves lined with imported Italian treats, but you may not immediately register a sit-down restaurant. more »»

Earth Matters: Spirit of cooperation missing in current environment issues

February 27, 2016 The environment has often in the past been a unifying issue in politics. Many notable environmental laws have grown from bipartisan efforts. more »»

Let’s dance! ‘Sesame Street Live’ encourages kids to get on their feet

February 25, 2016 For Bernie Punt and the rest of the staff at the Bryce Jordan Center, the best part of hosting “Sesame Street Live” productions is the excitement. more »»

Remembering Altoona artist Jory Albright

February 24, 2016 A man of imagination, Jory C. more »»

Uncork the Alleghenies returns for sixth year

February 23, 2016 Whether you’re new to sampling local wines or already a connoisseur, there will be something for everyone at the sixth Uncork the Alleghenies wine festival. more »»

Burning images: The good and the bad of Johnstown artist’s career

February 21, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — Mark Ed has endured the good and the bad of an art career. more »»

‘Star Wars,’ Bowie nods top Boston Pops lineup

February 21, 2016 BOSTON — The force is strong with the Boston Pops in 2016. The beloved orchestra announced its spring concert schedule on Friday, and it’s a star-studded lineup. more »»

Tale as old as time: Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ coming to Eisenhower

February 20, 2016 When Penn State alum Ben Cullen saw Eisenhower Auditorium on the schedule for the touring production of “Beauty and the Beast,” he said he couldn’t control his emotions. “It means the world,” he said. more »»

Garden Notes: Terra-cotta pots are beautiful, but require attention

February 20, 2016 When I got this job four years ago, my plan was to use my money to buy two big, beautiful terra-cotta pots a year. If I had held to that resolution, I would have eight big, beautiful pots. I have 1. more »»

Duchess of Cambridge raises mental health issues in Huffpost

February 18, 2016 The Associated Press LONDON — The Duchess of Cambridge is trying to shatter the stigma attached to mental health issues as she guest edits an edition of the Huffington Pos. more »»

Short, but sweet: The State Theatre to screen Oscar-nominated short films

February 18, 2016 Movie buffs will have the chance to expand their purview this weekend as the State Theatre showcases the 15 short films up for Academy Awards Feb. 2. more »»

Musical ‘110 in the Shade’ still rings true

February 18, 2016 Fifty-three years after its premiere on Broadway, the multiple Tony-nominated musical “110 in the Shade” still delivers magical moments and explores heartfelt truths. more »»

Soup-er duper!: Seeing a cold forecast? Cook up some cozy comfort

February 17, 2016 This winter in Central Pennsylvania has been milder than usual, but that doesn’t mean soup shouldn’t be on your dinner menu on a regular basis. more »»

Infuse flavor into venison in these tasty meatballs

February 17, 2016 The men in my family, like many in our area, are all avid deer hunters. When autumn rolls around, they hang out their orange camo outfits and head out for target practice. more »»

Persistence pays: Local couple ‘making mush’ and a long life together

February 14, 2016 Tom Wolf first eyed the woman of his dreams, Lois Stiffler, while in high school, but it was several years before he could muster the courage to approach her. more »»

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