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Altoona’s Kelly lands writing position with HuffPost

February 1, 2014 Altoona writer Erin Kelly is making her mark. more »»

Hunt kings: Area hunting preserve to appear on television show

January 30, 2014 An area hunting preserve held a royal hunt, of sorts, in November. more »»

Altoona native to perform in Super Bowl pregame show

January 30, 2014 Meghan Sinisi is on her way to the biggest game of them all. more »»

Here comes the Sparkle: Over 70 area kids cast in ‘A Sparkle Bride’ musical

January 25, 2014 It’s time again for area kids to “Sparkle” on the Mishler Theatre stage. more »»

Slow cookers provide easy way to set it and forget it

January 22, 2014 Using a slow cooker is one of Heather McCloskey’s favorite ways to cook. “It saves a lot of cook time,” she said. more »»

The ties that bind: Photography exhibit highlights home, community

January 18, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A photography exhibit currently on display at Juniata College explores themes of family, traditions and stories. more »»

‘Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ lead Oscars noms

January 17, 2014 The Academy Awards appear to be the three-horse race many expected it would be, with “Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” all receiving a heap of nominations. more »»

List of 86th annual Academy Award nominations

January 17, 2014 Complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday: . more »»

Tribute to ‘The Boss’: P&J Productions bringing Springsteen music to the Mishler Jan. 25 in ‘Bruce in the USA’

January 16, 2014 The music of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band is coming to Altoon. more »»

Blue Knob woman on ‘The Price is Right’ today

January 16, 2014 Although the federal government shutdown caused major headaches for many last October, there were a few silver linings for some, like Blue Knob native Kara Williams. more »»

‘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 »»

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