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Leeks, related to onions, can be planted now for spring

August 22, 2015 If you want your soup to taste like your Mom made it, you have to use the same ingredients. more »»

Germans settled Blair County to escape political, economic strifey

August 20, 2015 Editor's note: This is the fifth in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. Several members of the Bavarian Aid Society are looking to get back to their root. more »»

Free health expo offers seminars, information

August 20, 2015 By Barbara Cowan The 11th annual Health-O-Rama Health and Wellness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Keeping it fresh

August 19, 2015 Dorie Simpson of Duncansville and her sister put 15 dozen ears of corn in the freezer already this summer. That’s 180 cobs. more »»

Use tasty garden produce to make stuffed tomatoes

August 19, 2015 Few things are better than garden fresh tomatoes. In August, there are few days that pass without me snacking on at least one tomato. more »»

'Never forgot where he came from' Altoona native wears many hats

August 16, 2015 Robert E. Cook’s beginnings were modest enough, growing up in the Juniata neighborhood of Altoona and attending public school. more »»

Keeping jazz alive: Altoona native returns with Airmen of Note

August 15, 2015 The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note jazz band has two goals with each performance: play a great collection of jazz and honor the other airmen stationed around the world. more »»

Troupe celebrates with SAMA exhibit

August 15, 2015 P&J Productions, a local theater company, is celebrating its first decade this year, and fans can take a trip through past shows at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona this week. more »»

Earth Matters: Water must be protected from pollution threats

August 15, 2015 The water we drink was once a much simpler thing. A hundred years ago, the greatest danger to water supplies out in the country came from a misplaced outhouse or a few cows and horses. more »»

Seven Spring Wine Festival set for Aug. 28-30

August 15, 2015 SEVEN SPRINGS — Thirty-one wineries from all over the Keystone State will gather at Seven Springs Mountain Resort for the Seven Springs Wine Festival, Aug. 28 to 30. more »»

Walk the Wine event showcases area’s amateur winemakers

August 13, 2015 Local home winemakers have the chance this week to get a better look inside the process and to learn from judges who know wines inside and out. more »»

ACT to host Altoona’s Got Talent

August 12, 2015 A total of 19 finalists across three categories will be featured in Altoona Comm-unity Theatre’s 2015 “Altoona’s Got Talent” competition, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. more »»

Couponing realistically

August 12, 2015 It would be nice to get $500 worth of groceries for $2 after standing in the grocery line with stacks of coupons, as explained in stories about “extreme couponing. more »»

East meets West: Persian’s artwork captures struggle of female identity

August 12, 2015 Afarin Rahmanifar wasn’t necessarily forced to leave Iran after its revolution in 1979, but, like so many Persians who had grown accustomed to a more Western-leaning culture, she chose to move to th... more »»

Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust to play at BJC

August 11, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — A triple-play of melodic hard rock is coming to the Bryce Jordan Center this fall as Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin and Sevendust will entertain Pennsylvania rock fans at 7 p.m. more »»

Kudlawiec releases her first cookbook

August 9, 2015 Lauren Kudlawiec of Ebensburg, who writes a monthly column “Tasty Words” in the Altoona Mirror and placed second in the “The Rachael Ray Show” Great American Cookbook Competition” in May 2014, has... more »»

At the top of his game: Event Hall of Fame drafts PSU's Punt

August 9, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — A huge New York baseball fan, Jay Z had to be dragged reluctantly on stage to perform while the Yankees were tied and going into extra inning. more »»

Going to ‘Church’: ‘A Second Helping’ opens new dinner theater in Tyrone

August 8, 2015 Faces & Places Alive Theatrical Company is kicking off a new season in a new home later this month when its production of “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” opens in the new Iron Bridge... more »»

Garden Notes: Tasty basil can improve growth, flavor of veggies

August 8, 2015 Someone showed up at the Fourth of July work/party with a fresh fruit salad. more »»

Lower Trail’s summer programs continue

August 7, 2015 Rails to Trails of Central PA, Inc. more »»

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