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Earth Matters: Intermunicipal cooperation would bring better services

April 26, 2014 “Most people don’t give it much thought if it goes away after they flush.” A colleague made that observation to me 15 years ago, also noting that this same principle held true for many things. more »»

Area woman named finalist in cookbook contest

April 26, 2014 EBENSBURG — If you can sneak healthy ingredients into chocolate chip cookies and even win over the toughest critics — a group of hungry high school students — you know you’re on to something. more »»

Summer flicks: Hollywood bets big again

April 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Like jumbo jets on the runway, Hollywood’s summer movies are lined up, ready for takeoff. more »»

Juniata music teacher gave to students, community

April 24, 2014 Longtime Altoona piano and voice teacher Kathryne Karraker Hitchen often talked about having what she called an “educated heart, thinking about what the other person wanted,” said her daughter, Lisa... more »»

Joan Jett will play Clearfield County Fair

April 24, 2014 CLEARFIELD — Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will close out the Clearfield County Fair with a night of rock and roll at 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today via at www. more »»

Gallitzin Sportsmen’s Club preps third Wine Fest

April 23, 2014 When Ray and Kim McCloskey first took the idea of having a wine festival fundraiser to the board of the Gallitzin Sports­men’s Club, there were some doubts. more »»

Dig in! It’s time to plan, plant, nurture, grow

April 20, 2014 For many, the zing in the air this time of year has them rushing to their area garden shops for supplies, eager to add new life to their dreary landscape. more »»

Aged artistry: Ancient Japanese technique of shibori revisited, revamped

April 19, 2014 NEW YORK — From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has gone mainstream. more »»

Garden Notes: Carrots have reputation as difficult to grow for gardeners

April 19, 2014 “A fit of patriotism hundreds of years ago gave us the short end of the carrot stick. more »»

Female-focused expo set for April 26

April 17, 2014 TYRONE — An inaugural health expo aimed at educating and empowering women will take place next week. more »»

A natural approach

April 16, 2014 I loved dying Easter eggs as a kid. I can remember laying down sheets of newspaper on the dining room table and setting up mugs, one for each color. more »»

SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons

April 16, 2014 The Southern Alle­ghenies Museum of Art will host its third annual Night of Distinction on April 26. more »»

Review: ASO finale lauds age, unveils youth

April 15, 2014 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance of its 85th season at the Mishler Theatre on Saturday night. more »»

Women honoring women: WISE Tribute Honorees receive recognition for good works

April 13, 2014 Several local women are getting the recognition they deserve Wednesday. The 2014 WISE Women of Blair County tribute honorees are: Dorothea Nelson of Hollidaysburg, Patricia W. more »»

Film for thought: International program to screen movies in Altoona

April 12, 2014 An opportunity for viewing thought-provoking film work is coming to Altoona. Pennsylvania is one of four states selected to show films from the Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue initiati. more »»

Earth Matters: Lessons learned from those who came before, come after

April 12, 2014 Too often, we underestimate the impact and worth of our teachers and mentors. Similarly, we do not always realize the great things being done or the lessons being learned by those we mentor. more »»

Symphony celebrates Altoona

April 10, 2014 Concert pianist Anthony Cornet remembers in the mid-90s when he was about 6 years old attending a concert of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. more »»

For ‘children of all ages’: Jaffa Shrine Circus marks 75 years

April 10, 2014 The Big Top is back in Altoona. The 75th Jaffa Shrine Circus kicks off Friday with two shows at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and keeps up the fun with morning, afternoon and evening shows through April . more »»

Matzo makeover

April 9, 2014 NEW YORK — When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passove. more »»

Kids’ art adds personal touch to decor

April 7, 2014 It’s a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides... more »»

 
 

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