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Lowjack Performs at Bar Bleu, 10pm Friday Night

Posted by Ryan Chase on 07/30 at 02:38 PM

Lowjack, a local rock & roll band with a touch of soul, walks into Bar Bleu tonight, with a solid reputation as a live act.

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Fridays Mean Vegetables

Posted by Emily Reddy on 07/30 at 02:01 PM

Every Friday evening my housemate Kristen brings home a wooden crate overflowing with fresh-picked vegetables. This cornucopia is not from the grocery store. 

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My Hero Zero at Wing Fest: Top 40 Haven

Posted by Pat Baxter on 07/30 at 01:39 PM

It was near-perfect weather at Tussey Mountain for this week’s Wing Fest.  A reasonable 78 degrees, not too much humidity, and a smattering of clouds highlighted the pre-sunset sky—a great scenario for enjoying both potentially delicious chicken wings and live music.  After waiting in a long, but fast-flowing line I was led into the field/hill where the wing-off and live music was happening.  Wegman’s, Major League, and Bonfatto’s dueled it out for the hearts and minds of wing lovers.  On stage, the Insomniacs kicked things off for the musical portion of the entertainment.  They were the precursor to My Hero Zero.  I’ll touch on the Insomniacs later on, but will focus on My Hero Zero as they were the headliner for this event.

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Central PA Local Foods Week

Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/29 at 02:34 PM

It’s time to celebrate the farms, markets, restaurants, and businesses that make up our local food system. Local Foods Week begins Sunday, August 1st.

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Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/28 at 08:19 PM

Some people love summer for its long, leisurely days. I love it for its abundance of local fruit.

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My Hero Zero to Play at Tussey Mountain Wing Fest, 7/29

Posted by Pat Baxter on 07/28 at 12:42 PM

Summer is winding down to its final weeks, but there’s still time to have some fun before the long daylight hours disappear into autumn oblivion. One way to enjoy the remainder of the summer is to head to Tussey Mountain for the Wing Fest Challenge.

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Creamy Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Posted by Jessica Reilley on 07/26 at 02:00 PM

This light, creamy dressing is great not only on cabbage and coleslaw, but also on salads and fresh vegetables, like cucumbers.

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/23 at 09:33 AM

Tomatoes come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and flavors. But you may not know this if you’ve never looked beyond the supermarket display.

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Broccoli Salad with Cranberries and Almonds

Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/21 at 11:24 AM

Looking for a simple compliment to a summer cookout? Try chopped fresh broccoli, sweet cranberries, and crunchy toasted almonds tossed with a tangy buttermilk dressing.

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Brenneman’s Meat Market in Huntingdon

Posted by Will Nichols on 07/20 at 10:02 AM

Every community has recognizable houses, families, buildings, and businesses that provide unique charm. In Huntingdon, Brenneman’s Meat Market is one such institution.

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Simple Saturday Morning Frittata

Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/17 at 09:00 AM

Don’t you love Saturday mornings? When mugs of coffee and magazines replace alarm clocks and commutes.

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Deirdre Flint Lampoons the Arts Fest Heat with a Javelin of Political Humor

Posted by Ryan Chase on 07/15 at 03:04 PM

Deirdre Flint is a satirical folk singer and songwriter whose songs aim to poke fun at pop culture and Americana. Before taking up music full time, she was an elementary school teacher.

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A Match Made in Heaven

Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/15 at 02:34 PM

Literature has Romeo and Juliet. History has Antony and Cleopatra. The food world has wine and cheese.

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Winemaking Opportunity to Support WPSU

Posted by Bianca Barr on 07/15 at 01:45 PM

Frank Trovato grew up watching his grandfather make wine in his basement. Though other family members took up the winemaking tradition, Frank went a different route.

“Frank’s more of a beer drinker,” said his wife, Maureen.

But a day spent at WPSU’s 2009 Wine Celebration put Frank on a course toward greater wine appreciation.

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Mark DeRose Band at Arts Fest

Posted by Pat Baxter on 07/15 at 10:34 AM

Carol Baney, operations manager for Arts Fest, introduced the Mark DeRose Band on the Friedman Park stage on Saturday evening. She said they were one of her favorite bands playing at Arts Fest and embody what Arts Fest is all about. Though I thought she went a little overboard in her praise, I would agree they were one of the stronger acts at this year’s festival.

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