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Ice bucket challenge phenomenon may change the nonprofit world

August 23, 2014 NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. more »»

Break out the popcorn: Free Penn State Altoona film series begins Aug. 31 with ‘Wizard of Oz’

August 21, 2014 The Penn State film series is back with an offering of 18 free movies, with free popcorn and drinks, in downtown Altoona. more »»

Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

August 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — After five decades in show business, the man who shaped Motown with instantly recognizable hits like “My Girl” and “Tears of a Clown” says he can’t stop writin. more »»

Health & Fitness Expo debuts with trio of celebrities

August 20, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Health & Fitness Expo will debut this October at the Bryce Jordan Center with celebrity appearances by Tony Horton, the creator of P90X and the most famous... more »»

Orchard fresh peaches make for a pleasing stone fruit tart

August 20, 2014 August always ignites my anticipation for our family reunion, “The Roland Summer Spectacular.” Our family gathers each year at my Uncle Gale and Aunt Dawn’s home in Danville, Pa. more »»

Rescue reality: Area nonprofit equine shelter faces struggle head-on

August 17, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Cozee Valee Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. founder and president Beth Hearn made a promis. more »»

Dog-focused events set for Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in August and September

August 16, 2014 Despite the actual weather, the dog days of summer really are here. National Dog Day is one of two events celebrating canines taking place at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in August and Septembe. more »»

Noteworthy anniversaries demonstrate worth of wilderness

August 16, 2014 “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” These were the words of Edward Abbey, author of the classic environmental memoir “Desert Solitaire. more »»

Health-O-Rama Friday at Logan Valley Mall

August 14, 2014 A walk to fight lung cancer kicks off a day-long event Friday at the Logan Valley Mall to highlight healthy living. more »»

Director titles movie after local town for reality competition series

August 14, 2014 Anna Martemucci has taken the small-town essence of Hollidaysburg, and its name, to the big screen. more »»

Performers reflect on death of Williams

August 14, 2014 Like many kids growing up in the 1970s, local renowned actor Greggory Brandt loved to watch the hit TV show “Mork and Mindy’’ to see the antics of the alien and his human roommate that week. more »»

Part of the landscape? Body-paint artist blends models into New York City landmarks

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — New York City’s streets are Trina Merry’s studio, and the naked body is her canvas. more »»

Tyrone businesses to host wine-tasting walk Friday

August 13, 2014 They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And if it boosts the economy, all the better. more »»

Police official: Williams hanged himself with belt

August 13, 2014 SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. more »»

Players need to know when to walk away

August 10, 2014 I know I’ve quoted Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” before. It may have even been this line that I quoted ... “Know when to walk away.” Rogers’ song was from a different time. more »»

Ready for the classroom? Local educators offer advice on transitioning into the school year

August 10, 2014 The end of summer is near and those three little words are beginning to pop up again: Back. To. School. Local educators offered some advice for preparing for the return to the classroo. more »»

Garden Notes: Be aware, vigilant against ticks

August 9, 2014 I have been the reluctant host of four ticks this year, raising my “eww, yuck!” response time to a new personal best. more »»

Ten years later: Separate lives for once conjoined twins

August 7, 2014 SCARSDALE, N.Y. — One twin uses an iPad, plays video games and dances to Michael Jackson tunes. The other has significant, possibly permanent, problems walking and talkin. more »»

Birthday leads to reflections

August 7, 2014 There comes a day every year when you stop and reflect — a day when you perhaps look a little closer at your bucket list. more »»

All in the family: For four generations, Penn Gables restaurant serving Italian food, familial atmosphere

August 6, 2014 EBENSBURG — Jim Finn feels right at home at Penn Gables Restaurant and Lounge. He should. He’s been there all of his life. “As soon as I could push a lawn mower or wash dishes, I was here,” he said. more »»

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