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Mocha Gingerbread Brigaeiros

December 9, 2015 Brigadeiros are a classic Brazilian truffle-like confection that traditionally blends the flavors of chocolate and caramel. more »»

Pepper Jack Crackers go with salads, dips

December 9, 2015 What’s better than cheese and crackers? Cheese in your crackers! And you can make yummy cheese crackers right in your home kitche. more »»

How to cope with death in kids’ films

December 9, 2015 LOS ANGELES — In the latest Pixar release, “The Good Dinosaur,” little Arlo’s dad is dramatically washed away by a raging river. more »»


December 9, 2015 ‘Hamilton’ Chicago-bound NEW YORK — The mega-hit Broadway show “Hamilton” is on the move — a production will open in Chicago next September. Producers said Tuesday that performances will begin Sept. more »»

Across the area

December 8, 2015 Hollidaysburg Christmas tour set HOLLIDAYSBURG?— Historic Hollidaysburg Inc. will hold its 27th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13. more »»

Civil War re-enactors plan meeting

December 8, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — The 148th PA Volunteer Infantry, Company C, Civil War Re-enactment Group will meet at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 1450 N. Atherton St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Make the cold fun! Winter destinations

December 6, 2015 Don’t have time to go to Florida this winter? There are several great getaway destinations in central Pennsylvania, two hours or less away, even if you’re not sunning under a palm tree next to the... more »»

Special care for furry friends: Keep pets in mind when picking decorations, treats

December 5, 2015 ’Tis the season to deck the halls and trim the tree, but as you kick the holidays into high gear, keep your pets in mind. more »»

Earth Matters: Problems need complete understanding, not sound bites

December 5, 2015 I was again reminded (from several unrelated sources) in recent weeks that many environmental issues are complex. more »»

Springsteen to open new tour in Pittsburgh

December 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will launch The River Tour, a nine-week U.S. trek, on Jan. 16 at the CONSOL?Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Tickets to The River Tour go on sale Dec. more »»

Orchestra to kick off holidays at ‘home’

December 3, 2015 If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to this year’s Altoona Symphony Orchestra’s holiday program, you’re in for two new treats and a lot of old ones, said Maestra Teresa Cheung. more »»

Focusing on the positive side of life

December 3, 2015 In “Forest Gump,” Tom Hanks delivered two of the most memorable lines in cinematic history when he said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. more »»

Easy, needle-felted critters make cute gifts, ornaments

December 3, 2015 For holiday decorating and gift-making, fast and easy always win. Adorable doesn’t hurt, either. Needle felting hits all three targets. more »»

Lil Wayne coming to Bryce Jordan Center

December 2, 2015 Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling hip-hop music superstar, Lil Wayne, has officially announced The Dedication Tour, which he says is a personal thank you to all of his fans in cities h... more »»

Saint Francis University to host ‘Batman’ film festival

December 2, 2015 Saint Francis University invites the public to a “Batman” movie festival from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the JFK Lounge on the university’s campus. more »»

‘Carol,’ ‘Beasts of No Nation’ lead Independent Spirit nods

November 29, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The 1950s-set romance “Carol” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara collected the most nominations last week for the 31st Film Independent Spirit Award. more »»

Boston bombing survivors brace for movies on attack

November 29, 2015 BOSTON — Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and an HBO documentary are in the works, causing decidedly... more »»

Groovy gabbing: SAMA curator to discuss psychedelic poster art

November 28, 2015 The 1960s counterculture, centered around San Francisco, produced some amazing art in the form of psychedelic posters that remain popular with collectors today and are part of the permanent... more »»

Garden Notes: Bayberries part of tradition around the holiday season

November 28, 2015 Between Black Friday ads, chestnuts roasting on open fires and the smell of bayberry candles, I’m on sensory overload, and it’s not even December! Northern bayberry, myrica pensylvanica, is a native... more »»

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