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A good mix: Wine and paint events offer new experiences

June 25, 2015 People looking to try a new nightlife option need only pick up a paintbrus. more »»

Writer Larry Kramer 80, but ‘fight’s never over’

June 25, 2015 NEW YORK — He refuses to go quietly into that good night. Larry Kramer continues to rage. more »»

Beating the heat

June 24, 2015 It takes more than a twist of orange for bartender Tracey Lane to make up the shaker of Twisted Marg. more »»

Dad's day off: Single dad gets day of his own

June 21, 2015 Tyler Musselman lost his wife, Jess, to cancer last year, and he since has been raising his three children, ages 4 to 11. It never occurred to him to do anything else. more »»

Blast from the past: Music group bringing memories back to Altoona

June 20, 2015 If you’ve been missing a good old-fashioned 1950s sock hop dance and show, the Bavarian Hall in Altoona is the place to be on June 27. more »»

Earth Matters: Reduce toxics by changing habits, demanding alternatives

June 20, 2015 Too often, Americans use (and misuse) toxic products and don't even realize they are doing s. more »»

‘My own little community’: Muslims in region, state band together

June 18, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the third in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. What is now the largest Muslim mosque in the area came from much smaller roots. more »»

Trump a boon to late-night comics

June 18, 2015 NEW YORK — He doesn’t need the money, but if Donald Trump’s presidential campaign falters, late-night comics would surely pass the hat to keep it going. more »»

Weeding out the good

June 17, 2015 PATTON — They are the bane of landscapers and homeowners, but common dandelions actually have a lot of benefits. more »»

Salmon pairs well with summer salad

June 17, 2015 Salmon is almost the perfect fish. And if it isn’t quite perfect, it’s at least the most flexible and adaptable ingredient in a fish dis. more »»

Penn State choir to join The Rolling Stones

June 17, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — On June 20, 24 members of the classically trained Penn State Concert Choir will forget Bernstein and Verdi when they rock out with the Rolling Stones during their June 20 ZIP CODE... more »»

Jerk chicken a great dish on grill

June 16, 2015 With the emergence of the sunshine and enjoyable weather in Central Pennsylvania, most people pull the cover off their grills to host some smashing cookouts. My husband and I are no differen. more »»

Day-tripping in Bedford County: Tourist bureau makes it easy to get around

June 14, 2015 Editor’s note: This is another story in a regular series on travel in the region. In this installment, we visit Bedford County, just to the south of Blair Count. more »»

‘Outdoor living at its finest’: Landscape tour provides preview of latest trends

June 13, 2015 EBENSBURG — An island of three native river birches, large boulders and ground plants is set against a backdrop of woodlands in Ron Mastrine’s backyard on the appropriately named Forest Drive here. more »»

Garden Notes: Blackberries can bring sweetness to anybody’s garden

June 13, 2015 When I first saw trellised blackberries, I thought the Sinking Valley Amish wives had come up with an ingenious new use for their clotheslines. more »»

'More than just what you see;' Warmer weather offers opportunities to look to the skis and explore the universe

June 11, 2015 Tom Kasner has a spot in his backyard set aside for stargazing. more »»

On the air: A quick look at some area radio and TV personalities Christian Heilman WTAJ

June 11, 2015 Age: 22 Current position: Reporter Hometown: Freeport, P. more »»

Saving a ‘bawk, bawk’

June 10, 2015 Avian influenza has spread across the Midwest and West, affecting nearly 47 million turkeys and chickens since it was first detected in Oregon in December, according to the U.S. more »»

Avoid ‘summer slide’: Altoona library kicks off reading program

June 7, 2015 In an effort to prevent the “summer slide,” the Altoona Public Library has an-nounced its summer reading program, but it’s not just for school-aged kids. more »»

Cresson Lake Playhouse founder remembered

June 7, 2015 An active Eleanor Lantzy would come home to Northern Cambria after attending various board meetings in Harrisburg where she had bragged about “the little theater that shouldn’t be,” one of her... more »»

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