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Keeping it in sight: Eye doctor, family travel to Ethiopia to help others

August 17, 2013 By Amanda Gabeletto Dr. Stewart Van Horn went to Ethiopia on his first trip to a developing country to teach doctors how to perform a cataract surgery. more »»

Sesame Street's ‘Make a New Friend’ show coming to Johnstown

August 15, 2013 JOHNSTOWN — Some things are timeless, like good friends, a great cookie and even legendary rocker Mick Jagge. more »»

Letting kids help makes packing lunch less of a struggle

August 14, 2013 Packing school lunches doesn’t have to mean another task for a parent during the school year, because kids can get in on making choices and planning. more »»

Shop talk: Business owners, employees share stories

August 11, 2013 BEDFORD — Nearly 50 years ago, Clyde Ressler opened the business that today is Ressler’s Automotive & Towing. more »»

The Phoenix rises again to serve up fresh, affordable fare

August 8, 2013 The bird of Egyptian mythology known as the phoenix rises from its own ashes and is born anew. The same could be said of the Altoona restaurant of the same name. more »»

Act like a zombie - Hollidaysburg Y event Aug. 17

August 8, 2013 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Lock your doors. Board up the windows. Alert the White House. Zombies are invading the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA. more »»

Walking without pain; Today’s treatment for varicose veins less invasive

August 4, 2013 Today, Dale Ann Williams of Hollidaysburg, 68, is feeling great. Last year, that wasn’t the case for the mother of five and grandmother of 11 who suffers from varicose vein. more »»

Area Lettermen concert outselling expectations

August 4, 2013 The annual Oldies Fundraising Concert for the Tyrone-Snyder Township Public Library has brought excitement and quality acts to Tyrone for 12 years. more »»

Run at Mansion Park honors soldiers who died in combat

August 3, 2013 Four years ago, the Run for the Fallen was started to honor Staff Sgt. Matt Ingham from Altoona, who died in 2010 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Marine Gunnery Sgt. more »»

Initiative helps the needy, sponsors upcoming green fair

July 27, 2013 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Monastery Comm­unity Gardens are buzzing with colorful blooms and fresh produce seemingly in anticipation for its upcoming hosting duties. more »»

From dinosaur tails to majestic landscapes, area native makes name for himself through his art

July 25, 2013 Steven Hileman grew up in Geeseytown and, like many little boys, he drew lots of pictures, especially of dinosaurs. more »»

African American Festival Saturday

July 25, 2013 This year the African American Heritage Project of Blair County will hold it’s 20th annual African American Heritage Festival at Penn State Altoona on Saturday. more »»

Summer grilling doesn’t have to be just about the meat

July 24, 2013 Heating up the grill and tossing on some burgers is a summertime tradition for many, but what’s a vegetarian or someone just watching their meat intake to eat? Plenty apparently. more »»

Local native registered at women’s memorial foundation for her service during World War II

July 21, 2013 World War II nurse and Altoona native Regina Julia Pisch served her country, and thanks to her only child, is now among those registered at a memorial honoring military women who make American... more »»

Foundation holds fourth ‘Cure’ event

July 20, 2013 “Griff” may have lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, but Blair County hasn’t given up the figh. more »»

A man of action: Flinton resident performs car stunt for television show

July 20, 2013 Brian Gates of Flinton is a martial arts master with his own dojo and has protected the rich and famous as a personal bodyguard. Now, he’s crashing cars. On purpose. more »»

Into the woods: Summer program for students ends in song

July 18, 2013 It’s an actor. It’s a technician. It’s the High School Super Musical. more »»

Short list of nominees for 2013 Emmy Awards

July 18, 2013 By The Associated Press Nominees in major categories for the 2013 Emmy Awards announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. more »»

Altoona native, ex-boxer turned journalist finds success in New York City

July 14, 2013 Altoona native and former boxer Kevin Fasick tells some tough tales as a New York Post staff reporter. more »»

Transplant attempt pushes daughter to raise awareness

July 13, 2013 Kelly Williams’ spirit was willing to gamble with her own life to help save her dad’s, but her body was not. more »»

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