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Teach kids water safety: Set an example — insisting everyone wear life jackets

May 18, 2015 Laws requiring kids to wear life jackets have reduced the number of drownings in young children but among teens and adults who aren’t required to wear the life-saving vests, the story changes, a... more »»

 
 
 
Block those rays

May 18, 2015 Baseball caps are popular with both kids and adults, but if you think the head gear provides adequate protection in the sun, better think again, said local dermatologists. more »»

New baby: Pediatricians weigh in on what to expectans

May 18, 2015 When a baby joins the family, it can be chaos, but in between meals, diaper changes and naps, there can be some health tips that new parents may forget. more »»

Where to go from high school: How to decide

May 18, 2015 School Counselor Nicole Taneyhill has already noticed that at 2 years old, her little girl likes to set the table and arrange the cups and plates. more »»

Summer fun: Check out these family-friendly activities

May 18, 2015 Whether you’re making plans for the weekend or just looking for something quick to do for an afternoon, there’s a wide range of summer fun recreational activities right in your own backyard, said... more »»

History, ribs and a rock star

May 18, 2015 A celebration of a popular food at one area amusement park, a new ride at another family fun spot, plus a weekend where people can learn more about their past complete with a USO dance, all without... more »»

What can yoga do for you?

May 18, 2015 Want to help your family become more relaxed, increase strength, balance and flexibility? Yoga might be for you. more »»

Chattanooga Civil War or train buffs? Head to Tennessee

May 18, 2015 History buffs will love Chattanooga, Tenn. more »»

Calendar of Events

May 18, 2015 May 5 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, 7 p.m. at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona: Laugh and sing along to the story of Alexander and his worst day ever. more »»

Bloggin not just a creative outlet for State College mom

February 1, 2015 Hollidaysburg native said she started blogging when she found herself searching for something more in life beyond her full schedule of mom and wife. more »»

Bite into local culinary scene

February 1, 2015 The area’s top chefs and restaurants will once again get the chance to show off their culinary skills to the public at Taste of the Alleghenies. more »»

Winter months create problems for asthmatics

February 1, 2015 With spring approaching, people who suffer from allergies might wish for the cold air to linger to keep pollen at bay. more »»

Coupon clipping .... how to cash in

February 1, 2015 You may not be ready to go on cable channel TLC’s “Extreme Couponing,’’ but if you’re like a lot of people these days, you probably try to save some money at stores by clipping and using coupon. more »»

Mirror Moms event makes 'heroic' return

February 1, 2015 Halloween comes only once a year, but local kids who want to act out the lives of their favorite superheroes don’t have to wait until October. more »»

Family’s summer travel teaches hard work, service

February 1, 2015 PACE, Fla. — The Murset children spent their summer doing chores — just not at their own hom. more »»

Calendar of Events

February 1, 2015 Feb. 24 ArtsPower’s “Four Score and Seven Years Ago,’’ a musical sponsored by the Blair County Arts Foundation at the Mishler Theatre in Altoona. The 7 p.. more »»

Homework woes? Parents should be able to help their kids when they ask, or seek outside assistance

August 1, 2014 Should you help your child with their homework? It’s a tough one for parents, and education experts differ on their answers. more »»

Halloween is coming: Get creative and make your kids' costume and your own

August 1, 2014 Most moms these days feel lucky if they can get dinner on the table and keep the sibling squabbles to a dull roar, so the thought of making their own kids’ Halloween costumes is something they might... more »»

Think your kids are too young for sexting? Better think again.

August 1, 2014 When Tabatha Griffin was growing up, she learned to “Just Say No’’ to drugs from first lady Nancy Reagan, and now as a school principal, she wants her students to reject a whole new danger that she... more »»

One bite can change a life: Number of people with food allergies rising, including cases in children

August 1, 2014 One cashew. That’s all Evan Schimminger ate at a family party before his throat began to hurt, his lips swelled and his eyes became puff. more »»

A place for everything: Back-to-school help from professional organizers

August 1, 2014 Success in school often depends on how well a student manages to organize everything from demanding schoolwork to a dizzying array of after-school activities to technological distractions. more »»

 
 

KITS After-School Program July 28, 2015

The Salvation Army and Skills of Central PA have collaborated to provide a free after-school program to children in first through sixth grade. This program is offered 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. more »

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So...This is Third Grade

September 17, 2014 Armpit hair. Apparently third graders have it. To be more accurate, one third grade girl has sprouted two armpit hairs, according to Julie. more »

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