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How it began, where it’s going

June 30, 2016 Reconstructing the colonial-era Fort Roberdeau has been decades in the making, and the work isn’t finished yet. more »»

Fourth of July crowd-pleasers: Smoking your own ribs as easy as grilling them

June 29, 2016 There was the year that I demonstrated how to make ribs eight times on the same national morning show. more »»

Creamy Buffalo Potato Salad can add a kick to any picnic

June 29, 2016 By Sara Moulton The?Associated Press Chicken wings are wonderful, but Buffalo Chicken Wings are on another level — and that’s thanks to the sauce. more »»

Freedom in harmony: Patriotic music on tap for Independence Day celebrations

June 25, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Community Band will represent the state of Pennsyl­vania at a national celebration of music near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on July 3. more »»

Garden Notes: Story proves pesticides bad for bees, bad for husbands

June 25, 2016 This is a story about what can happen to your toothbrush when you ignore the rules for using pesticides. For 46 years, the husband and wife have lived on the small farm at the end of the lane. more »»

Thunder coming: Johnstown expecting record crowds for motorcycle rally this weekend

June 23, 2016 Thunder in the Valley is roaring toward Johnstown at lightning speed. Today through Sunday, bikers will descend upon the town for four days of music, stunt shows, parades and entertainmen. more »»

Joe Wicks: ‘Trying to get whole world lean’

June 23, 2016 LONDON — With over a million Instagram followers and a best-selling book, Joe Wicks is back for round two with “Lean in 15: The Shape Plan,” released earlier this month. more »»

In a pickle? Don’t be sour, make them yourself

June 22, 2016 In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role. more »»

Summer price drop for live lobsters may come early

June 22, 2016 PORTLAND, Maine — Live lobster prices are high in New England and beyond as fishermen eagerly await the summer arrival of the region’s beloved crustaceans, which could come slightly early and send... more »»

Celebrating victory: Blair County Historical Society plans World War II weekend

June 18, 2016 What’s better than eating great food, kicking up your heels to Big Band music, taking train rides and watching military re-enactors? How about knowing that you can do all of that right in your own... more »»

Open burning, arson are top causes of wildfires

June 18, 2016 The sun was still bright, but low, in the early evening sky. more »»

Summer music scene: Borough’s 2016 series kicks off with blues ‘queen’ Barbara Blue

June 16, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council is bringing back the “reigning queen” of the Beale Street blues scene in Memphis to kick off its 2016 summer music concert series at Canal Basin Par. more »»

Dad, daughter have music connection

June 16, 2016 Music has always been a big part of my life. Being the middle child of a musician and disc jockey, my dad is always listening to or playing music in some capacity. more »»

Paul Winter to play free concert June 23 in Altoona

June 16, 2016 Seven-time Grammy-winning saxophonist and Altoona native Paul Winter will return to his hometown on?June 23 to present a concert in tribute to his late sister, Diane Winter Pyles, who passed away... more »»

Sandwich makeover: Fried chicken staple worthy of any picnic

June 15, 2016 Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that they didn’t invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich. more »»

Charming dad with a chocolate cupcake

June 15, 2016 As a woman, I must admit that I am a sucker for anything chocolate. I think most women are, actually. However, ladies often forget that many men share a similar passion for that same sweet treat. more »»

Wonderful life: Indiana County has lots to do, no crowds

June 12, 2016 INDIANA — It was a wonderful life growing up here, the child of a wealthy hardware store owner immune from the surrounding coal patch woes. more »»

Cool warmth: US-made woven bedspreads and blankets are modern-day heirlooms

June 9, 2016 When I was a kid, I would weave warm and fuzzy miniature blankets for my Barbie dolls using a tiny loom. more »»

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