December 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents discuss war on Christmas

Many Christians throughout the country feel the true meaning of Christmas has been forgotten in the midst of political correctness in recent times.  More...

TDN to begin search for 2013’s First Baby

As many prepare for Santa to arrive for his annual visit, some expectant mothers in the area are eagerly preparing for an arrival of a different sort. More...

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Blind students touch antiquities at Penn Museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Elizabeth Messaros beamed as she ran her hands over Egyptian relics thousands of years old at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  The sightless teen, a student at the Overbrook School More...

World  Free Access 

Five favorite marriage movies with Barry Mendel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barry Mendel has great taste.  More...

High-res music player ups audio ante

ATLANTA (AP) — It’s hard to make headlines with a portable music player these days. It’s old hat by now to carry around thousands of songs in your hip pocket, whether on an iPod or a smartphone.  More...

Twitter post offers clue to The Civil Wars’ future

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 24   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

Shootout highlights area holiday action

After a year away from the holiday tournament circuit, the Huntingdon Lions Shootout is back in the holiday mix with some new teams as well as some returning squads.  More...

Lady Lions skate past NJIT

Women’s Basketball:

The Penn State Lady Lions (10-2) cruised to an 82-37 victory over the NJIT Highlanders (6-7) Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center in front of a crowd of 7,852, including Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Gabrielle Marie Hall who turns 2 years old today, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Her proud parents are Megan and Matthew Hall of Hollidaysburg. More...

Five tips for hosting a happy holiday gathering

The holiday season is all about gathering family and friends together. But hosting any kind of holiday gathering means stacking a lot of items on your plate during an already busy season, taking the fun out of the festivities. More...

Special Occasions

George and Virginia (Fornwalt) Clapper of James Creek celebrate 62 years of marriage tomorrow, Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. The couple was united in marriage in 1950, in Alexandria.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012:  More...

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012:  More...

Giving a gift of mobility

Ricky’s Wheels fills community need

An empty chair can be a sign of loss and grief for a family dealing with the death of a loved one, but one area family discovered they could turn an empty chair into a way to help others.  More...

Balloon release helps group to heal

Mother Teresa once said, “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” This quote aptly describes the intentions behind a balloon release, organized by Bethany Johnson, Saturday at Portstown Park, Huntingdon, as a way to More...

Honrable mention

Though this greeting card, submitted by Shyanne Wilson, a sophomore at Southern Huntingdon County High School, was not selected as a winner for the school greeting card contest, the judges were struc More...

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Local News

Looking a lot like Chrismas

It looks a lot like Christmas in the old coal mining village of Six Mile Run (Coaldale Borough) in northeastern Bedford County. More...

More shoes showing up under Christmas tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They’re a top seller this holiday season — a big feat considering most years they don’t even make gift lists.  More...

Santa comes to town

Mr. and Mrs. More...

General News

A chewy oat cookie spiked with honey and cinnamon

Looking for classic, comforting flavors in a chewy, soft cookie? This is your cookie. We took a basic oat drop-style cookie and added the comforting, holiday flavors of cinnamon and honey. More...

Chocolate black pepper sable (French shortbread)

We tend to think of black pepper as a savory seasoning, but it also has a sweet side. No, pepper itself doesn’t taste sweet, but its trademark bite does pair well with sweet ingredients.  More...

Allspice and cherries give festive take to hermits

We took the classic hermit bar and reimagined it as a holiday drop cookie. We also replaced the traditional raisins with more festive dried cherries, then spiked them with allspice. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bengals dash Steelers’ hopes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Green doesn’t really care about the Cincinnati Bengals’ woeful past. The wide receiver wasn’t part of it and hasn’t really taken the time to study it.  The Bengals were bad. More...

Redskins are on brink of division title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Counted out by their own coach six weeks ago, the Washington Redskins and Robert Griffin III are on the brink of their first division title in 13 years.  More...

NHL talks quiet

NEW YORK (AP) — All is quiet between the NHL and the players’ association, and there is no sign the sides will talk even by phone before Christmas.  “Nothing today,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated P More...

Senior Spotlight

Psoriatic arthritis affects many people

People who suffer from psoriasis or have a family history of this skin condition may be at risk for psoriatic arthritis, a serious disease that causes extensive swelling and joint pain.   More...

New study suggests working out protects from Alzheimer’s disease.

A new study in the journal Neurology suggests that working out is the most effective way to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers studied roughly 700 study participants from Scotland, all of whom were born in 1936.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is often easier to blame the other party ANNIE

Dear Annie: On behalf of the approximately 40 million deaf and hearing impaired in the United States and Canada, especially those who wear hearing aids, would you pass this message to the TV stations?  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Hard to get a read on them

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about measuring lines on laundrydetergent caps:  “When pouring laundry detergent, you have to look for lines and numbers inside the cap for measurements. More...

Doctor K

In most healthy adults, gastroenteritis is mild and brief

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was pretty sick recently, and my doctor said I had gastroenteritis. I’ve never had it before. How did I get it? And what can I do about it?  More...

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