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For ‘children of all ages’: Jaffa Shrine Circus marks 75 years

April 10, 2014 The Big Top is back in Altoona. The 75th Jaffa Shrine Circus kicks off Friday with two shows at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and keeps up the fun with morning, afternoon and evening shows through April . more »»

Matzo makeover

April 9, 2014 NEW YORK — When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passove. more »»

Kids’ art adds personal touch to decor

April 7, 2014 It’s a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides... more »»

An artist’s life: Altoona’s Joe Servello tells tales of his journey

April 6, 2014 By William Kibler Robert Frost said that writing poetry without the discipline of rhythm and rhyme is like playing tennis without a net. more »»

Discovery: Wallenda’s next walk in Chicago

April 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago for a tightrope walk to be televised this fall on Discovery, part of the network’s strategy to entice viewers with live events. more »»

How to save money on summer vacation hotels

April 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Summer vacationers looking for deals on hotel rooms are going to have to search a little harder. The average cost of a room now stands at $110, according to travel research company STR. more »»

Angkor temples added to Google’s Street View

April 6, 2014 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The spectacular temples of Cambodia’s Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View, a boost to the impoverished country’s tourism industry that also... more »»

‘Rite of spring’: Annual event for women brings laughter, community

April 5, 2014 Women’s Night Out is back with its annual spring renewal for the spirit. more »»

Garden Notes: Bloodroot is quite a conservative, practical wildflower

April 5, 2014 In the late 1990s, dentists started to notice an increase in leukoplakia, a condition that is often a precursor to cancer. more »»

Strahan to join ‘GMA’

April 4, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host and former football star Michael Strahan is expected to soon join the cast of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” at least on a part-time basis. more »»

Going for a crown: Twenty-six to vie for titles Saturday

April 3, 2014 Blair County native Marci McNair is expecting her first baby in July, but it’s been a long road for her to get pregnant. more »»

How you look at life affects how you live it

April 3, 2014 Life is a funny thing. It can feel like a theater performance, a page out of a book or a box of chocolates — sometimes all at once. more »»

Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

April 3, 2014 Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3. more »»

Family tradition: For generations, Rizzo's serving up Italian food, warm atmosphere

April 2, 2014 Family is the heartbeat of Rizzo’s Fine Italian Dining in Windber. more »»

‘Root’ gives voice to the unspoken

April 1, 2014 Penn State Centre Stage’s new theater work, “Blood at the Root” takes social issues that are part of the unspoken fabric of America and transforms them from conceptual to real, and from historical t... more »»

Disney unlocked autistic boy’s emotions

March 31, 2014 NEW YORK — In his new book, “Life, Animated,” Ron Suskind tells the remarkable story of how Disney movies unlocked his autistic son’s emotions. more »»

Love among pets, partners means harmony

March 30, 2014 LOS ANGELES — It’s got to be more than puppy love to move in with your partner. But that’s just what you’ll need for household harmony if that partner comes with a pet. more »»

Mahoney finds home on Chicago stage after ‘Frasier’

March 30, 2014 CHICAGO — John Mahoney is known to most television fans for playing Frasier Crane’s father on the long-running series “Frasier,” but the actor has spent much of his time in the years since the show... more »»

Guardianship hearing for Walker’s daughter delayed

March 30, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A guardianship hearing for Paul Walker’s teenage daughter has been postponed at the request of an attorney for the late actor’s mother. Attorney Bela G. more »»

Paranormal investigators host event for charity

March 29, 2014 BEDFORD — Grab a flashlight, and get ready to get spooked. more »»

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