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Altoona comics show is Sunday

October 31, 2014 The Altoona-Con 1, the first Altoona comics show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Altoona Grand Hotel in Altoona. more »»

 
 
 
Special needs beauty pageant to be held Saturday

October 29, 2014 Angela Ebersole of Claysburg, who launched a pageant for special-needs women last year, never dreamed that when she and her husband pulled over to help a woman by the side of the road that they woul... more »»

Joel to perform at Jordan Center on Dec. 5

October 28, 2014 Live Nation has announced that legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park on Friday, Dec. 5. more »»

‘A heart of gold’: Altoona’s Igoe family meets donor family for the first time

October 25, 2014 More than two years after the unexpected passing of her 12-year-old daughter, Valerie Sinclair listened to her late child’s beating heart with a stethoscope through the chest of 17-year-old Dalton... more »»

Ghost tour of Mishler raises spirits

October 25, 2014 A lot of haunted houses will try to send people screaming in fear from the building. But when ghosts invade the Mishler next week, they’ll be more likely to tell you a story than try to scare you off. more »»

Earth Matters: Recycling common items makes sense for environment

October 25, 2014 It may seem odd that common objects we use almost every day can be connected to serious environmental problems. more »»

Family dysfunction: Edgy dark comedy brings violence, suspense

October 23, 2014 A Tony-winning dark comedy about a dysfunctional family is taking the stage at the Church in the Middle of the Block Cultural Cente. more »»

Comedians honor Leno with humor prize in DC

October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the nation’s top humor priz. more »»

Altoona natives will appear on ‘House Hunters’

October 22, 2014 Altoona natives Brianna Durbin and Eric Scherden are potentially welcoming millions into their Florida home Friday. more »»

Following his 'Quest': Altoona native captures people's imagination with popular video games

October 19, 2014 Adam Bohn admits he’s been obsessed with video games since the fifth grade. Little did he know that obsession would one day lead him to found a multimillion dollar business that creates video games. more »»

Rough-and-tumble dogs may hurt knees

October 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure. more »»

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

October 19, 2014 LONDON (AP) — U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are not a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. more »»

Bond of brothers: Men, mostly veterans, return yearly for canoe trip

October 18, 2014 It was 1975 and two men, just five years removed from fighting in Vietnam, decided to take a couple of canoes and their soon-to-be wives to try camping. more »»

‘Ghost Show’ finds its way once again to Mishler stage

October 18, 2014 The award-winning “Ghosts: The Musical” is getting resurrected in Altoona under a new name, with a longer and funnier script and a closer realization to its writer’s original vision. more »»

Pet Expo set for Blair County Convention Center on Sunday

October 18, 2014 Looking for a pet or just love animals? Don’t miss the Central PA Pets Expo on Sunday in the lower level of the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Garden Notes: Miss Willmott’s Ghost beautifully haunts gardens

October 18, 2014 We’ve all heard some variation of the old Cornish prayer, “Good Lord, deliver us from goblins and ghoulies and long-legged beasties and ... those who plant seeds in the night. more »»

Spreading the love: ASO season begins Saturday with ‘Immortal Beloved’

October 16, 2014 Love is in the air this season for the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. The 2014-15 concert series “The Many Faces of Love” will kick off with the “Immortal Beloved” concert on Saturday. more »»

SAMA expanding its archives

October 16, 2014 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is embarking on an archival storage expansion project that will include renovation of the ground floor of the Loretto museum. more »»

Fall flavors lend themselves to comfort food

October 15, 2014 Let’s talk about one of the season’s most iconic vegetables — canned pumpkin. Yes, canned, because that’s how 99 percent of us get our pumpkin. more »»

Transform acorn squash into healthy witch’s cauldron

October 15, 2014 As Halloween approaches, many holiday rituals creep onto my to-do list. more »»

Diamond Jubilee: Altoona Chorus of Sweet Adelines mark anniversary of sweet harmony

October 12, 2014 A celebration of sweet harmonies is almost here. The Altoona Chorus of Sweet Adelines is celebrating 60 years with a Diamond Jubilee on the Altoona Area Junior High School stage Saturday. more »»

 
 

Ghost Hunt at Baker Mansion October 31, 2014

The Ghost Hunt/Birthday Party will be at Baker Mansion on Friday Oct 31st from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Sylvester Baker (1825-1907) was born October 31, 1825; he would have been 189 this year. Come celebrate Sylvester’s birthday. more »

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  1. That’s easy: the candy
  2. I love to see the children dressed up and having fun.
  3. The parades and festivities
  4. I like to dress up and be a kid again.
  5. I must admit: I turn off my lights.
 
 
 
 

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