An Urban Archaeologist Lets Go
Or the 10-foot-diameter antique brass-and-glass grand chandelier, circa 1918. “The design of this massive piece exudes grandeur And he wasn't speaking of an alarm clock, or even a grandfather clock. The item—#406 in the auction catalog and ...
March 15, 2015
Jimmy Hayes keeps ticking as he collects, fixes clocks
PINEVILLE — It may not be the Gateway Arch, but a 20-foot wooden tower housing a "great great grandfather clock" is the first thing that catches one's attention after tooling up the driveway to the home of 87-year-old Jimmy Hayes. Hayes built it, just ...
March 6, 2015
Here's Why You Should Binge Watch The Fall During the Blizzard
If you're stuck inside during the upcoming snowstorm and counting the days until 50 Shades of Gray comes out in theaters on Feb. 13, The Fall will give you a early taste of Jamie Dornan in fetish-mode. And while nobody knows where 50 Shades of Gray ...
January 26, 2015
Spring forward and check your smoke alarms
While you're changing the clocks, it's also a good time to check the batteries in your home's smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. The Altoona Fire Department said nine -volt batteries must be changed every six month; lithium batteries are good ...
March 8, 2015
Ice jam in Somerset Co. causes flooding to nearby homes, businesses
"Around 1 o'clock, the water started to continually get high. [I] look down stream, you can see ice building up,” business owner Mike Abramowich said. On one side of the bridge in Shanksville, huge chunks of ice were floating. On the other, it's backed ...
March 4, 2015
Co-workers mourn loss of paramedic killed Monday in line of duty
Livingston was a paramedic for West End Ambulance and was killed while helping others – something her co-workers said she did around the clock. “We work long hours, odd shifts, all types of weather, and that's what she did and that's what she loved ...
March 3, 2015
People across the nation light up the night for Jeff Buck Jr.
CLEARFIELD, Pa.-- As the clock hit 7:01 Tuesday night, lights flashed on in the city of Clearfield to honor a hometown hero. More than 21,000 people responded to a Facebook event asking them to turn on their porch lights to honor 18-year-old ...
March 11, 2015
" but now that things are starting to look complete, it's very bothersome to me when they are not. However, as a treat to ourselves, Ben and I finished off the master bedroom with a few small purchases and a lot of work. I did not take a before picture, but just imagine a really dusty, empty room with some tiles and a wifi router stacked in the corner…. I had a white embroidered Martha Stewart Trousseau duvet cover and some vintage pillowcases that I had purchased earlier. I saw that the room was coming together in a certain style, with the brass bed, my antique vanity dresser, the old radiators… and I just decided to run with it. The room feels like it is from an earlier era, what some people with better taste than... Chandelier sconce from the ballroom of the hotel where I work (the hotel was remodeled, and they gave me 9 of these, so anytime I need a sconce, it's the cheapest option. Although it does make me look extraordinarily fancy to have one in my closet…. ) The marble-topped table is actually from the hotel as well- I don't know if I'm crazy about it in this room,.
Time Well Spent. Star gazing was a popular pastime among residents and tourists alike. Those assembled around the conference table divided their attention between completing paperwork and trying to catch a glimpse of the legendary filmmaker and co-stars Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix. Throughout the excitement, our star struck group managed to sign documents, exchange handshakes, and transfer house keys. We soon left Hollywood behind and dashed up the street to see our new home. When we pushed the front door of the 1811 Federal home open, we were overcome by an eerie silence. For the first time in more than two centuries, the entire home was devoid of furnishings, possessions, and the familiar cadence of families’ everyday comings and goings. The emptiness and stillness allowed us to focus on those relics that endured the test of time. We pulled a drawer open and to our amazement discovered an antique cottage clock. As we closely examined the charming timepiece, we suddenly realized that this was the sign we were hoping for. And coincidentally, I have been collecting clocks for almost 20 years.
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