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Grand garden: Family works together to create backyard fairy lair

September 12, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — When Bob and Linda Rhodes lived in the Harrisburg area, they became fascinated with tiny gardens that were popular there. more »»

Fair offers sustainable living hints

September 12, 2015 SEVEN SPRINGS — Mother Earth News, the guide to living wisely, comes to life for the sixth straight year at Seven Springs Mountain Resort from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sep. more »»

Earth Matters: Some summer observations, contemplations from backyard

September 12, 2015 I didn’t mosey too terribly far from home this summer, yet I managed to experience some interesting things just the same. more »»

Beyond snake oil: Quackery made for good art, not necessarily good medicine

September 10, 2015 They might not heal you, but they oftentimes made you forget your pain. more »»

Church, Little Big Town lead CMA noms

September 10, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Little Big Town crushed it with their song “Girl Crush” and are tied with Eric Church with five nominations each at the 49th annual Country Music Association Awards. more »»

Farms, festivals, foliage: Fall — a fun time full of color

September 6, 2015 The only season with two names gives us many reasons to celebrate the time of year when leaves prepare to burst into a dizzying array of color before falling, and we prepare to bring in the harvest. more »»

Market event entertainment includes Chrome Hearts

September 5, 2015 A family-friendly event with arts, food, music and other entertainment is on tap for the first-ever Downtown Night Market at and around Heritage Plaza from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11. more »»

Garden Notes: Weird weather puts kibosh on tomato-tasting events

September 5, 2015 I’m blaming the weather! Usually, we’ve had ripe tomatoes well into September, but the Tomato Tastings planned for the Juniata Farmers Market and the Station Mall have been cancelled. more »»

P&J Productions celebrates 10 years of theater

September 3, 2015 A local artistic production company is going to try to pack a decade of memories and music into one night as it celebrates a mileston. more »»

Reflections don't tell entire story

September 3, 2015 It’s said that if you look in a mirror, you’ll either see a reflection of someone you love — or someone you hate — staring back at you. That reflection can resemble yourself, a friend or an enemy. more »»

TV’s fall crop of new shows

September 3, 2015 NEW YORK — If there’s a dominant trend in TV today, it’s this: There’s too much TV, even too much good TV, for any viewer to absorb, much less support. more »»

Treating everyone right: Mike's Court offers family atmosphere, varied menu

September 2, 2015 First-time customers to Mike’s Court in Altoona will not be welcomed immediately with a menu, but instead with a basketball. more »»

SAMA appoints Sincak, Wall as trustees

September 1, 2015 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art announced the additions of Barbara Sincak and Michael D. Wall to its board of trustees. Sincak of Holsopple is owner of Treasures of the Earth, Ltd. more »»

Writing group to discuss character development

August 30, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE?—?The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held Sept. 17 at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Company, 165 Patchway Road, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed at 7 p.m. more »»

Earth Matters: Everybody must be on board with recycling effort

August 29, 2015 “What planet are you from?” I asked the surprised young lady as she approached me. A day after moving into her new dorm room at Penn State Altoona, she had already generated a bag of trash. more »»

Baker Mansion made over: There’s a whole lot of new at the old house in Altoona

August 29, 2015 If you haven’t visited the Baker Mansion lately, you haven’t seen the new, blue ceiling, reconfigured exhibits and a real 1850s office. more »»

McHale to perform in Williamsport

August 29, 2015 WILLIAMSPORT?— If his “Community” character of a disgraced, womanizing lawyer with an acerbic tongue were a real person, Joel McHale would be a less-than-well-liked individual. more »»

On the silver screen: Penn State Altoona Film Series kicks off with ‘E.T.’ Sunday

August 27, 2015 The Penn State Altoona Film Series is making its return this weekend with a friendly alien and his familiar favorite candies. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” will play at 6 p.m. more »»

Farm show flavor: Cakes, candies take center stage in Williamsburg

August 26, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Judy Edwards took her time tasting each of the four angel food cakes entered in the 49th annual Williamsburg Farm Show baking contes. more »»

Paul McCartney to perform at Bryce Jordan Center on Oct. 15

August 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Fresh off of historic headline performance at this year’s Lollapalooza hailed as the biggest and best in the festival’s 25-year history, Paul McCartney has confirmed his first-ever... more »»

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