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Music helps brain injury patients find their voice

May 21, 2015 Pianist and guitarist Tom Sweitzer will perform a free concert on May 24 to thank his hometown of Altoona for supporting his early education, which he said, has led him to a successful career in... more »»

Fire up the grill

May 20, 2015 Cooking outside on an open grill is more than just preparing a meal. more »»

It’s time to say goodbye to Dave

May 20, 2015 If anyone’s perspective on David Letterman is limited to the past 10 years or so, it’s reasonable to wonder why his retirement is a big deal. more »»

Recipe contest finds new family favorites

May 20, 2015 This past March, I launched a call for recipes for the Lauren K Recipe Makeover Contest through “Central PA Live.” As the entries began arriving, I proceeded to my kitchen to begin experimentin. more »»

On-Foot Foodies: The Meadows Original Frozen Custard

May 20, 2015 It’s almost summer — almost time for relaxing outside and enjoying the mild weather. But it’s also a great time to take a ride and buy a treat at a food stand. more »»

Master of ingenuity: makes new home by repurposing old stuff

May 17, 2015 HESSTON — For over a century, Clair Grove’s family worked hard around Trough Creek, farming the land, harvesting timber, and, later, figuring out how to get sugar water out of all those maple... more »»

Always ready, always there: Local Guardsmen defend homeland — away from home

May 16, 2015 It never failed. The water heater would go out. A kid would get sick. more »»

Area troupe to produce ‘True West’

May 16, 2015 When most people think of Sam Shepherd, they have in their minds his many acting roles, like his memorable onscreen recreation of test pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film “The Right?Stuff. more »»

Garden Notes: Gardeners can find a hardy, nutritious plant in chard

May 16, 2015 In the early 1900s, the cartoon characters Popeye and Olive Oyl were created by cartoonist Elzie Crisler Segar. more »»

‘A wonderful experience’: 10th annual Isaac Awards to recognize 14 area schools

May 14, 2015 Area high schoolers will soon get a taste of what it’s like to be at the Tonys when they fill the Mishler Theatre for the Isaac Awards. more »»

Cooking at the Curve

May 13, 2015 Walking into the stadium at Peoples Natural Gas Field for an Altoona Curve home game will cause your olfactory senses to take ove. more »»

Mom's day in the Spotlight

May 10, 2015 Nancy Knob doesn’t like being the center of attention. She said that she told family members to cancel a surprise celebration for her 50th birthday when she uncovered i. more »»

Sci-Fi Valley Con continuing to grow

May 9, 2015 It’s called a science fiction convention, but it’s a lot more than that. It’s about stories, games, art, superheroes, comic books, board and war games, zombies and horror movies. more »»

Bike ride helped to shape columnist

May 9, 2015 Many things help make us the people we become and help us pursue the things we love. When we look back, we can often pinpoint particular events that are especially noteworthy in shaping our lives. more »»

Ringing in spring

May 8, 2015 It’s a rite of spring and, even at 48, never gets old. more »»

The state of your mind matters

May 7, 2015 We are our own worst enemy when it comes to managing our free time and often sabotage any positive results that come from downtime, says a recreational therapist with the Penn Highlands DuBois... more »»

Professor deserving of award

May 7, 2015 Word association has always been interesting to me. It’s a fun game of chance because of its ability to surprise. Some might say it’s a game of sheer creativity and wit. more »»

A taste of local history

May 6, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local landmark is in the midst of a revival, with a new menu and new vibe to match the updated interior and exterior. The U.S. more »»

Eclectic Clearfield County: Natural beauty, a covered bridge, history -- something for everyone

May 3, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on traveling in the region. In this installment, we visit Clearfield County, just to the north of Blair County. more »»

The proof is in the product

May 2, 2015 BELLEFONTE — Thanks to a chance encounter with a Pittsburgh lawyer, Kevin Lloyd heard about a Pennsylvania law passed four years ago that allowed for micro distilleries to set up shop in the Keyston... more »»

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