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‘Hustle’ golden: Russell-directed film wins big at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards

January 13, 2014 Amy Poehler made out with Bono, Tina Fey mocked George Clooney’s taste in women and Matt Damon emerged, bizarrely, as the night’s theme. more »»

Pickleball, anyone?: Locals take to courts for unusually-named, fast-paced game

January 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Some area residents who are also Florida snowbirds started playing the sport of pickleball in the Sunshine Stat. more »»

Program in Blair to help foster care system

January 9, 2014 A new program is focused on supplementing local foster care and adoption efforts in Blair County. Blair Hope for Families, Inc. more »»

Bullock sweeps People’s Choice Awards

January 9, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Sandra Bullock cleaned up at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards Wednesday, taking home four trophies as the evening's top winner. more »»

Pizzeria embraces Sicilian roots while remaining current

January 8, 2014 Cross Balsamo is fond of likening himself, and his childhood habitat growing up in a pizzeria, to “a fish in the water. more »»

Day of the Arts encourages student growth: Making a connection

January 5, 2014 Students at Juniata Gap Elementary reached out through the arts with a symbol of renewal following 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, and this year the fellowship will come full circle during the school’s... more »»

Barney and ‘The Rock’ give a reason to believe, escape

January 3, 2014 There was a time when I revered Barney the Dinosaur as a god — a big, purple protector of dreams who just happened to have some dance moves. more »»

Making music

December 28, 2013 Area musicians are coming together once again for charity. The second Mishler Bands Together for Charity concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona. more »»

Family of two-year-old Altoona girl born premature on Christmas Day 2011 finds happy ending

December 25, 2013 Two-year-old Caley Halerz is a fighter. Inside the Altoona home of her parents, Denielle and Mark, Caley — a sprite with a sweet smile who recently learned to walk — is sure footed. more »»

Winter Light Garden and Flower Show shines at Phipps Conservatory

December 22, 2013 It’s almost Christmas and you’ve probably admired the holiday lights all around town. But there are more holiday thrills a couple hours from Altoona. more »»

Bard broadcast: Cable company shares Shakespeare on small screen

December 21, 2013 An area tradition will again light up television screens across the state tonight and tomorro. more »»

Hunting for a venison recipe? Readers come to the rescue

December 18, 2013 Many hunters now have deer in the fridge, and if you happened to bag any game you might find yourself hunting for something else — a recip. more »»

List of nominees for 71st Golden Globe Awards

December 13, 2013 List of nominees for 71st Golden Globe Awards BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. more »»

Golden Globe nominations announced

December 13, 2013 The Associated Press The searing historical epic “12 Years a Slave” and the con-artist caper “American Hustle” lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each. more »»

HBO gets 9, most nods for TV

December 13, 2013 The Associated Press NEW YORK — HBO led all television networks with nine Golden Globe nominations on Thursday while Netflix, which didn’t exist as an original programming source until February,... more »»

Just like Grandma's, Family-run Bellwood restaurant makes customers feel at home

December 11, 2013 BELLWOOD — Even though she passed away 10 years ago at the age of 92, David Veneziale can still hear his Italian grandmother telling people they weren’t leaving her house without having something to... more »»

ASO ushers in the holidays with special guests

December 5, 2013 Altoona Symphony Orchestra is ringing in the season with a holiday concert aiming to get the festivities starte. more »»

Dog leaves paw prints on hearts

December 5, 2013 It was a normal day in mid October. A dull orange sun crept through my bedroom window. Tucker, our German Shepard, came in and greeted me with a spit bath — my usual morning wake-up cal. more »»

Holiday bling: Light display gives back to community

December 2, 2013 Laughter and the delicious smell of park food are still floating through the summer air at Lakemont Park & Island Waterpark when park staff start thinking more about the crooning of Bing Crosby and... more »»

Playhouse producing Christmas production

November 30, 2013 Combine the most popular Cresson Lake Playhouse actors with a well-known Christmas story, and you’ve got the makings of a great holiday show sure to delight audiences. more »»

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