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Sweitzer’s ‘Music Got Me Here’ performance postponed

September 23, 2014 Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra has postponed Tom Sweitzer’s performance of “Music Got Me Here” at the Mishler Theatre in Altoona. more »»

Olympic skater Weiss returns to father's alma mater for ice show

September 21, 2014 Olympic figure skater Michael Weiss remembers visiting Penn State as a kid with his father Gregor “Greg” Weis. more »»

‘Drag Race’ winner to perform at Penn State Altoona

September 20, 2014 Bianca Del Rio — also known as Roy Haylock, who won season 6 of TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,’’ a reality competition show — said when she was in college, the idea of a homosexual man, let alone a drag... more »»

Family Theatre announces productions

September 20, 2014 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s “Family Theatre at the Mishler” will offer six events this season. The season opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with ArtsPower’s “Harry the Dirty Dog. more »»

Sweitzer returns home with ‘Music Got Me Here’

September 18, 2014 Some people believe writer Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that “you can’t go home again,’’ but Altoona native Tom Sweitzer isn’t one of them. more »»

Rosh Hashanah desserts try to keep things lighter

September 17, 2014 My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. more »»

Cooking show, fresh basil inspire homemade pesto

September 17, 2014 September is full of exciting fall firsts for me: the first days of the school year, the first Steelers game and the first abundance of basil in my garden. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Colorful ‘Alice’ is a really big show

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — It takes nine — yes, nine — tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. more »»

Keith Richards on new book, Stones tour and solo music

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — There’s one person who knew Keith Richards would become Keith Richards: his grandfather. more »»

US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

September 14, 2014 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two freshmen U.S. more »»

Get your yard ready for winter

September 13, 2014 Whether you do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you, it’s time to get your yard and garden ready for the cold months ahead, experts said. more »»

Earth Matters: Everyone must do their part to keep Pennsylvania clean

September 13, 2014 “If everyone sweeps before his own front door, then the street is clean.” German writer Johann Wolfgang van Goethe wrote those words 200 years ago. more »»

Penn State horticulture show set for Sept. 26-27

September 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — “Seasons of Horticulture” will be the theme of the 101st annual Penn State Horticulture Show, set for Sept. 26 and 2. more »»

Making the honor roll: Zolten picked for rock legends committee

September 11, 2014 McKeesport native Jerry Zolten has made a life in music, and now a Pittsburgh-based group has called on his expertise to help create an honor roll of musicians. more »»

Actor sees cerebral palsy as an asset

September 11, 2014 NEW YORK — For RJ Mitte, playing Walter White Jr. in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was art imitating life. more »»

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

September 10, 2014 Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year. more »»

Girls shamed for being curvy AND thin

September 8, 2014 Dear Readers: Welcome to Straight Talk Advice — where we tackle youth’s toughest issues with youth’s wisest advice! There is so much today that youth face, and they don’t always tell their parents... more »»

Laughter below: Tyrone-based theater company presents ‘Church Basement Ladies’

September 7, 2014 The musical comedy “Church Basement Ladies” is bringing the laughs and more to The Inn at Edgewater Acres. The dinner theater production is now showing at the Alexandria resort through Sept. 2. more »»

An earthy tone: Mother Earth News Fair returns to Seven Springs

September 6, 2014 Whether they are farmers or city dwellers, young or old, fully entrenched homesteaders or just “dipping their toe” into the waters of sustainable living, like-minded folks from all over the U.. more »»


AVSA Shotgun Shoot September 24, 2014

Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen's Club Each Wednesday at 7pm until Nov. 26 1448 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona near the Horseshoe Curve $10 for 6 Rounds Meat prizes from Blocher's Meat Market All ages welcome to attend avsa_membership@hotmail. more »

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September 22, 2014 The score: Pittsburgh 37, Carolina 19 The bottom line: After an ugly start, the Steelers physically dominated both lines of scrimmage, something that seemed impossible just 10 days ago. more »

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