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Making memories: Keep children's activities in mind when planning family gatherings this holiday

November 22, 2015 As the holiday season gets fully underway this week, plenty of family gatherings await. If you’re hosting one, then one of the things you’ll need to consider is how to entertain the little ones. more »»

Study: Nearly half of US pregnant women gain too much weight

November 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Nearly half of U.S. moms gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a government study released Thursday. more »»

Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

November 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorite. more »»

What are you buying your kids for Christmas?

November 1, 2015 It’s easy to get caught up in the Shopkins or Minecraft crazes. And, of course, American Girl and Star Wars paraphernalia are sure to top the Christmas lists of many children. more »»

What might Santa bring to our area?

November 1, 2015 Here’s what some local moms are reporting: Katie Guise of Hollidaysburg says her 8-year-old son is dreaming of a “drum kit so he can practice being a rock star. more »»

Making sense of percentiles

November 1, 2015 Navigating growth charts and percentiles at the pediatrician’s office doesn’t have to be a puzzle or source of anxiety. Dr. more »»

When the umbilical cord is cut may make a difference

November 1, 2015 Can the timing of umbilical cord clamping benefit mothers and babies? Dr. Joseph Hines, M.D. with Altoona Family Physicians, said it can ... “especially in pre-term babies. more »»

Opening their hearts: Tragedy leads couple to foster, then adopt four siblings

November 1, 2015 It was their son’s fatal drug overdose that compelled Brent and Tracy Luke of Altoona to become foster parents. Two years ago, their 25-year-old son RJ, relapsed and died from a heroin overdose. more »»

Finding fun indoors: Plenty to do for kids of all ages

November 1, 2015 Even though the temperatures are dropping, there’s no reason you and your kids can’t get out for some exercise and have fun at the same time. more »»

Choo choo! Model trains, a match made for fun for kids and for the young at heart

November 1, 2015 Trains and kids seem to go together, especially at Christmas, just like the city of Altoona is synonymous with railroads. more »»

Hollidaysburg school has model railroading fans

November 1, 2015 As long as dads, granddads and even uncles and moms inspire a love of model trains in boys and girls, the future of the hobby appears safe. Judging by a model railroading club at Charles W. more »»

Atlanta: Georgia city boasts large aquarium, Coca-Cola museum, zoo and plenty of southern cooking

November 1, 2015 Atlanta might not be on your bucket list for a family vacation; however, the southern city is a destination worth exploring. more »»

Calendar of Events

November 1, 2015 Blair County is decking the halls and trimming the tree. Weeks before Thanksgiving, area residents and businesses begin preparing for the most festive time of yea. more »»

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 »»


KITS After-School Program December 1, 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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