Our Town: It's All About You

Hot Topics

Adam Kush will be a freshman at Westmont Hilltop High School.

WESTMONT — Adam Kush is ranked nationally in the top 100 tennis players in his age group.

  • Entertainment

    Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

    2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” ended with a virus enveloping the world and dooming humanity, leaving apes to inherit the earth. It also ended with audiences thrilled about the reboot of the sci-fi franchise from the ’60s. Here was a project that was likely to fail; a resurrection of a silly-sounding premise with a lot of money and special effects thrown at it that we were supposed to take seriously. Tim Burton had tried to do the same thing back in 2001 and it was one of the biggest bombs of his career. And yet this time it worked, owing largely (but not entirely) to a touching motion-capture performance by Andy Serkis as main ape Caesar. Serkis was so acclaimed for the role that he landed a few unprecedented nominations for major acting awards (not the big one, but how cool would that have been?). Now comes “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” a sequel to the prequel that is arguably more beloved than the original.

  • Entertainment

    Windber bridge being named after officer

    A Windber bridge will be renamed to honor a Pennsylvania state trooper killed in 2002 in the line of duty.

  • Entertainment

    Pets invited to Bandshell Bark beach party

    ROXBURY — The Ninth Annual Bandshell Bark has been scheduled for Aug. 23. This year’s event is a "Beach Party" theme, so pets are encouraged to dress for the occasion.

More Featured Stories

Weather

Weather Forecast for Aug 7th

with Chief Meteorologist Kris Nation

  • Events
    Thursday 18
  • Car cruise

    Thu, Jul 18, 1:00 pm EDT
    Somerset F.O.E. 1801
  • Events
    Wednesday 24
  • West Shore Piano Trio

    Wed, Jul 24, all day
    Penn Alps, Grantsville
  • Events
    Thursday 25
  • Laurel Arts

    Thu, Jul 25, 10:00 am EDT
    Philip Dressler Center for the Arts