Make It The Best Fall Yet!

Whether you go for a walk along one of the well-maintained trails found in Blair County to experience the beautiful #fall foliage or enjoy the colorful views from your room, make your favorite fall recipe to delight in and some to share, or plan on spending time with family and friends creating new ...

New Year Resolutions

Every year on New Year’s Eve, people across the globe set their New Year’s resolutions, whether it’s to lose weight, eat healthier, work harder, work less... the list goes on and on. When did human beings start setting these resolutions? It is thought to believe that ancient Babylonians were the fi ...

News You Need to Know

Pennsylvania REAL ID Beginning October 1, 2021, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or ...

CONTACT Altoona

CONTACT Altoona is a person-centered telephone helpline whose mission is to respond to the needs of callers by active, reflective listening and, when appropriate, to make referrals to needed services. “CONTACT Altoona has been a listening ear for close to 40 years,” said Heidi Rexford, President ...

The Rewards of Volunteering

We all at some point in our lives (if not throughout the entirety of our life) want to make a difference in some way, shape, or form. Whether it’s making a difference in our community, in our neighborhood, at work, a local organization, or your house of worship, donating your precious time for the ...

Grane Hospice Care: Providing High Quality Hospice to Central PA

Grane Hospice Care has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of the nation for the 2019 calendar year. “We are committed to providing the highest quality care to ...

Volunteer Spotlight: Deb Maddas

Sponsored by Grane Hospice Care Deb Maddas began volunteering with Grane Hospice in November of 2017. She has always been a natural caregiver and loves helping people. “I was looking for ways to give back and volunteer for something to do after retiring,” shared Deb. “My daughter Brooke work ...

Grandma’s Cookbook: Grandma’s Apple Dumplings Recipe

By Annie Reifsteck As a young child, I loved watching my grandma in the kitchen. It seemed magical, felt safe and full of love, with lots of laughs, and oh those wonderful smells. Wearing an apron over her housedress, dishtowel over one shoulder and a handkerchief in the apron pocket, she wou ...