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Beyonce surprise honoree at annual fashion awards

June 8, 2016 NEW YORK — In a surprise appearance, Beyonce strode onstage in sparkling pinstripes Monday evening to speak emotionally about both family and fashion at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of... more »»

Read on! Altoona Area Public Library’s Summer Reading Program aims all ages to keep turning the pages

June 5, 2016 Making smoothies, playing miniature golf, watching a magic show and taking a jazzercise class — sounds like a lineup at the local rec center. more »»

Rockin’ on the railroad: Museum set to hold annual Alive@5 concert series

June 4, 2016 Jill Davis, the lead singer of a local country band, remembers one moment last year at the Railroaders Memorial Museum’s Alive@5 concert series when even a downpour couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm. more »»

Earth Matters: Be vigilant to avoid accidental environmental sins

June 4, 2016 I have a confession to make: I have committed environmental sins. Even though most have been accidental sins of omission, paying closer attention would likely have avoided many of them. more »»

Sci-fi, fantasy and fun: 2016 convention to feature famous celebrities

June 2, 2016 The population of geeks, nerds and lovers of science fiction, fantasy and video games continues to grow. more »»

Altoona native stars in ‘The Big Day’ on Friday

June 2, 2016 Brittany Kleiner Hosak, who grew up in Altoona and now lives in Macungie, Pa., shared her wedding dress shopping adventures on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress. more »»

Italian and more: Sizzler Pizza in Williamsburg -- specials, pan-crust square cuts are hot here

June 1, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — Patrons regularly cross the mountain from Huntingdon and Altoona to taste the pan-crust square pizza at Sizzler Pizza. more »»

Take a bow: Best high school musical productions honored

May 30, 2016 As the 11th annual Isaac Awards began Sunday night at the Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona, master of ceremonies Jonathan O’Harrow, a veteran of many Altoona Community Theatre productions, asked... more »»

Multiple disorders are the rule, not exception

May 29, 2016 Serious mental illnesses, in and of themselves, create significant challenges, not only for individuals suffering from these conditions, but for clinicians attempting to treat the conditions. more »»

National, state and local sources of help/assistance for mental illness

May 29, 2016 National Organization: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Phone: Toll-free, 1-800-950-NAMI Website: Organization: NAMI Information HelpLine Website: www.nami. more »»

Down on the farm fun: Vale Wood hosting its eighth annual Summer Jubilee

May 28, 2016 For the eighth year, Vale Wood Farms near Loretto is hosting its Summertime Jubilee on June 5 for visitors to enjoy some down-on-the-farm fun. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Roth Port to appear at Barnes & Noble

May 28, 2016 Celebrity dog trainer Zak George and award-winning writer Dina Roth Port have collaborated on a dog-training book scheduled for release on June 7. more »»

Garden Notes: Mountain laurel bountiful and blooms beautifully

May 28, 2016 Mountain laurel soon will be creating pastel polka dots all along the wood line and in our forest clearings. more »»

Borderline personality disorder carries unfair stigma

May 26, 2016 This is the ninth in a series of 10 articles on mental health. more »»

Not just brats and beer: Milwaukee chefs earn foodie honors

May 25, 2016 MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee may be known for beer and brats, but a dozen local chefs and eateries have been honored for their skill and creativity with all kinds of ingredients, and they have helped turn... more »»

Eating disorders can have fatal ending

May 25, 2016 Eating disorders affect millions of Americans every year. Three-quarters of those affected are women. The outcomes, even with treatment, are not always positive. more »»

Life, hoops and other musings: Award-winning PSU poet Davis hunts for inspiration from the land

May 22, 2016 TIPTON — Todd Davis forged through the undergrowth of wooded State Game Lands No. 158 northwest of here, stopping first at a meandering Loup Ru. more »»

Substance abuse requires thorough treatment

May 22, 2016 Substance abuse — an addiction to alcohol, drugs or both — is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease that requires treatment which encompasses the body, mind and spirit. more »»

Phobias, anxiety disorders common

May 21, 2016 While obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comprise a considerable percentage of the spectrum of anxiety-related mental-health problems, phobias are the most... more »»

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