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Make our garden grow

May 27, 2015 Kim Zeiss knows the struggles of putting quality fresh food on the table while being a single mother of four and going to school. “I’ve been there,” she said. more »»

 
 
 
10th Isaac Awards shine: Central Cambria’s ‘Godspell’ named Best Production

May 25, 2015 Cole Harris said his starring role in State College High School’s production of “Curtains” was his first school theater production. more »»

Striking chords against cancer: Event features continuous music and a Kid Zone

May 24, 2015 Ten musical acts have donated their time for an outdoor music festival that will have continuous music from gates open to close on May 30. more »»

Atop One World Trade Center, high-tech views of bustling NYC

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever. more »»

Here come the judges as ‘AGT’ returns for its 10th season

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined “America’s Got Talent” as a judge in 2012. more »»

Michelle Obama offers glimpse of workout routine

May 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has finally revealed some of her workout secrets. more »»

Water well-being: Safety must be a priority for boaters this summer

May 23, 2015 GALLITZIN — Richard Mohney, who is the ranger supervisor at Prince Gallitzin State Park, said despite all of the warnings people hear about why they need to stay safe when they’re boating, they don’... more »»

Earth Matters: Bike ride brings reflection on past, environment

May 23, 2015 In human terms, 40 years is a long tim. more »»

Keeping history alive

May 21, 2015 Editor’s note: The second story in the “Our Heritage” series looks at Altoona’s Italian roots. “Buon birra, buon vino, buon amici. more »»

Music helps brain injury patients find their voice

May 21, 2015 Pianist and guitarist Tom Sweitzer will perform a free concert on May 24 to thank his hometown of Altoona for supporting his early education, which he said, has led him to a successful career in... more »»

Fire up the grill

May 20, 2015 Cooking outside on an open grill is more than just preparing a meal. more »»

It’s time to say goodbye to Dave

May 20, 2015 If anyone’s perspective on David Letterman is limited to the past 10 years or so, it’s reasonable to wonder why his retirement is a big deal. more »»

Recipe contest finds new family favorites

May 20, 2015 This past March, I launched a call for recipes for the Lauren K Recipe Makeover Contest through “Central PA Live.” As the entries began arriving, I proceeded to my kitchen to begin experimentin. more »»

On-Foot Foodies: The Meadows Original Frozen Custard

May 20, 2015 It’s almost summer — almost time for relaxing outside and enjoying the mild weather. But it’s also a great time to take a ride and buy a treat at a food stand. more »»

Master of ingenuity: makes new home by repurposing old stuff

May 17, 2015 HESSTON — For over a century, Clair Grove’s family worked hard around Trough Creek, farming the land, harvesting timber, and, later, figuring out how to get sugar water out of all those maple... more »»

Always ready, always there: Local Guardsmen defend homeland — away from home

May 16, 2015 It never failed. The water heater would go out. A kid would get sick. more »»

Area troupe to produce ‘True West’

May 16, 2015 When most people think of Sam Shepherd, they have in their minds his many acting roles, like his memorable onscreen recreation of test pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film “The Right?Stuff. more »»

Garden Notes: Gardeners can find a hardy, nutritious plant in chard

May 16, 2015 In the early 1900s, the cartoon characters Popeye and Olive Oyl were created by cartoonist Elzie Crisler Segar. more »»

‘A wonderful experience’: 10th annual Isaac Awards to recognize 14 area schools

May 14, 2015 Area high schoolers will soon get a taste of what it’s like to be at the Tonys when they fill the Mishler Theatre for the Isaac Awards. more »»

Cooking at the Curve

May 13, 2015 Walking into the stadium at Peoples Natural Gas Field for an Altoona Curve home game will cause your olfactory senses to take ove. more »»

Mom's day in the Spotlight

May 10, 2015 Nancy Knob doesn’t like being the center of attention. She said that she told family members to cancel a surprise celebration for her 50th birthday when she uncovered i. more »»

 
 

South Hills - Our Town Block Party May 30, 2015

Join the fun! South Hills/Altoona campus is holding a community block party Sat., May 30 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 541 58th St. Altoona. Fun activities, food, music and crafts for kids and adults. Kids' finger-printing ID cards. Raffles. IPad to be given away. more »

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Memorial Day, Folk College and AnEmergencyScene!

May 22, 2015 As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, several noteworthy events take place on the live music calendar during the next several days. more »

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