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Exhibit at Baker Mansion examines Pennsylvania’s role in Civil War

November 8, 2014 Pennsylvanians from all walks of life were highly involved and highly affected by the 1861-65 American Civil War, according to Leslie Przybylek, curator of history at the Senator John Heinz History... more »»

Earth Matters: Inhumane state of affairs hurting Ebola-stricken countries

November 8, 2014 The three worst national economies in the world are in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guine. more »»

Work key to attaining your goals

November 6, 2014 The word “work” can be defined many ways. It can be seen, heard and tasted if you’re a chef. more »»

Lambert dominates at CMAs, but Luke Bryan steals night’s top prize

November 6, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Miranda Lambert was the reigning queen of Wednesday’s Country Music Association Awards, but Luke Bryan marked a long-earned breakthrough by winning entertainer of the yea. more »»

Striking a balance

November 5, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS — Helen’s Chef de Cuisine John Kradel doesn’t believe in perpetuating fine dining’s reputation for leaving its guests hungry. more »»

Expo brings options for those with diet restrictions

November 5, 2014 LEWISTOWN — The second annual Central Pennsyl­vania Gluten Free Expo will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College. more »»

Disney princesses get more independence

November 5, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A Disney princess no longer needs a prince to experience true love. Sisterhood saves the day in “Frozen.” Motherly love breaks an evil spell in “Maleficen. more »»

Cosmetic legend: New York museum tells story of Helena Rubenstein in art

November 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Judgmental, autocratic and wholly self-made after fleeing pre-war Poland and the prospect of arranged marriage as a teen, Helena Rubinstein built a cosmetics empire on the notion that... more »»

Two country stars help shape Chase’s TV persona

November 2, 2014 By Alicia Rancilio The Associated Press NEW YORK — Will Chase’s character on ABC’s “Nashville” is the quintessential superstar. more »»

Area writers gather for book event

November 1, 2014 Caged grave sites, the Vietnam War and the Amish community are just a few of the topics authors will speak on at the third annual Blair County Genealogical Society’s 2014 Book Signing Day. more »»

Garden Notes: Despite bad reputation, fresh Brussels sprouts are tasty

November 1, 2014 In August, Englishman Stuart Kettle climbed to the summit of Mt. Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, while pushing a Brussels sprout with his nose. more »»

WPSU doc chronicles pow-wow

November 1, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Fewer than 200 Native Americans call central Pennsylvania home, but thousands have gathered in State College once a year for more than a decade to celebrate and embrace their... more »»

Altoona comics show is Sunday

October 31, 2014 The Altoona-Con 1, the first Altoona comics show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Altoona Grand Hotel in Altoona. more »»

Special needs beauty pageant to be held Saturday

October 29, 2014 Angela Ebersole of Claysburg, who launched a pageant for special-needs women last year, never dreamed that when she and her husband pulled over to help a woman by the side of the road that they woul... more »»

Joel to perform at Jordan Center on Dec. 5

October 28, 2014 Live Nation has announced that legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park on Friday, Dec. 5. more »»

‘A heart of gold’: Altoona’s Igoe family meets donor family for the first time

October 25, 2014 More than two years after the unexpected passing of her 12-year-old daughter, Valerie Sinclair listened to her late child’s beating heart with a stethoscope through the chest of 17-year-old Dalton... more »»

Ghost tour of Mishler raises spirits

October 25, 2014 A lot of haunted houses will try to send people screaming in fear from the building. But when ghosts invade the Mishler next week, they’ll be more likely to tell you a story than try to scare you off. more »»

Earth Matters: Recycling common items makes sense for environment

October 25, 2014 It may seem odd that common objects we use almost every day can be connected to serious environmental problems. more »»

Family dysfunction: Edgy dark comedy brings violence, suspense

October 23, 2014 A Tony-winning dark comedy about a dysfunctional family is taking the stage at the Church in the Middle of the Block Cultural Cente. more »»

Comedians honor Leno with humor prize in DC

October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the nation’s top humor priz. more »»

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