Living Columns & Blogs

Living Columns & Blogs

Heading toward ‘home’ during Lent

I was taken home from the hospital as a newborn to a little house that sat by a bubbling run. The run then flowed into the beautiful Juniata River on the west end of Lewistown. Our house had a living room, an eat-in kitchen and two bedrooms. For the first five years of my life, it was “home.” It sat recessed from the street level and had the feeling of a little paradise — especially when the neighbors put out their huge garden right beside our home. Like most children, I naturally felt compassion for animals. So one day I decided to free a beautiful bunny from a trap in the middle of our neighbors’ garden. I guess I’ve always leaned toward grace. The neighbors didn’t share my feelings for some reason.

Living Columns & Blogs

What to know about chronic kidney disease and its risk factors

Chronic kidney disease is a medical condition when there is progressive and irreversible damage to the kidneys. It is a serious public health issue and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and around the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 20 million U.S. citizens have CKD of varying levels of seriousness. Only 10 percent of patients with mild to moderate CKD, and less than 50 percent of patients with advanced kidney failure, are aware of their illness.

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Understanding the power of words

It’s easier to be a critic than it is an encourager or an advocate; there’s so much to criticize these days. That’s why the old adage “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” says it all. Too bad so many people have forgotten that. It’s open season on anyone and everyone who holds a differing opinion about anything.


Justice League

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
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Justice League 2:32

Justice League

Bellefonte Area High School Mini-Thon 1:07

Bellefonte Area High School Mini-Thon

Former Penn State administrators 'turned their backs' on child sex abuse, AG says 2:28

Former Penn State administrators 'turned their backs' on child sex abuse, AG says

Jerry Sandusky speaks as he enters courthouse 0:20

Jerry Sandusky speaks as he enters courthouse