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Making a tough fold is sign of a good player

November 23, 2014 Decisions are made based on information gleaned. No different in poker. Last week at the Tipton Firehall — I haven’t played elsewhere recently — I played as well as I can remember. more »»

 
 
 
Rocky love: Letters by great women are auctioned

November 23, 2014 PARIS — An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history’s greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great’s imperious letter shunning he... more »»

Worthwhile workshop: Seasonal wreath-making experience lightens heart

November 22, 2014 The smell of pine reached me when I walked into the community room at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on Wednesday evenin. more »»

Earth Matters: Earth’s tilt brings big changes during seasons of the year

November 22, 2014 Winter is not only the coldest time of the year, but its early weeks also bring the shortest spans of daylight. more »»

Cher cancels rest of tour

November 22, 2014 Cher has announced the cancellation of all remaining dates on her “Dressed To Kill” (D2K) concert tour, including her scheduled concert on Jan. 9 at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

Mickey and friends: Disney show takes the stage in Johnstown, audience encouraged to play along

November 20, 2014 Mickey, Minnie and friends are ready to rock and roll. Disney Live! “Mickey’s Music Festival” is coming to Cambria County War Memorial on Saturday for three shows at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. more »»

NBC scraps Bill Cosby TV project

November 20, 2014 NEW YORK — NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation... more »»

Atari games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay

November 20, 2014 ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city. An old “E.. more »»

Tasty Words: Holiday breakfast tips from ‘the hostess with the mostest’

November 19, 2014 My mother, Barb Bucci, is the master of holiday entertaining. more »»

Review: ASO performs solemn, delicate concert

November 18, 2014 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra returned to the beautiful setting of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona for the third time in four years for a concert of mostly English music on... more »»

A neighborly visit: Mr. McFeely to bring his ‘Speedy Delivery’ spirit to Hollidaysburg in support of sweater drive

November 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg is getting ready for a Speedy Delivery. That’s right, Mr. more »»

Gandolfini enters New Jersey Hall of Fame

November 16, 2014 ASBURY PARK, N.J. — New Jersey inducted the late “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini into its Hall of Fame, hoping no one will ever fuhgeddaboudhim. more »»

Local author

November 16, 2014 Loretta Radeschi of Bedford will sign copies of her children’s book “Buddy and His Pals” at Snake Spring Valley Christian Academy’s Christmas Craft Fair on Friday and Saturda. more »»

Mirror Moms hosting ‘Winter Wonderland’ tea parties

November 15, 2014 It seems like a lot of mothers and their daughters like tea parties, especially if the gatherings have a princess them. more »»

Garden Notes: Sycamore, Plane trees have a long history together

November 15, 2014 Once upon a time, there were two species of trees: the Sycamore and the Plane. Platanus occidentalis was the American Sycamore, and Platanus orientalis, was the Oriental Plan. more »»

Catering to kids: Events set for those with sensory sensitivity

November 13, 2014 While the lights and sounds of the holiday season bring joy to many, they can also bring not-so-cheerful emotions to those with sensory sensitivity. more »»

WWE star shines as ‘Santa’ in documentary

November 13, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Mick Foley’s battered body might be in better shape this Christmas had he made a living landing on wintery rooftops instead of getting tossed off the roof of a 16-foot high steel cag. more »»

Collecting Christmas memories

November 12, 2014 We’d like to hear about how you celebrate Christmas. The Altoona Mirror’s Life department is collecting readers’ Christmas memories and traditions to appear in an upcoming story. more »»

Theater review: ‘Awakening’ affirms passion of living

November 11, 2014 Penn State Centre Stage’s rendition of “Spring Awakening” is captivating and has the urgency of a fire alarm ringing at 3 a.m., with strong connections to a time long past and the present. more »»

Botanical tradition: SAMA Loretto brings international traveling exhibition to museum

November 9, 2014 Before the invention of photography, artists would go with scientific expeditions to capture the images of plants and animals, said Scott Dimond, the curator at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at... more »»

Roots & Branches: Beware haphazard ‘carpenter trees’ found online

November 9, 2014 I am thinking of the old “Dragnet” intro line, in which it was solemnly intoned that “only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. more »»

 
 

Logan Valley Mall Sensitive Santa November 23, 2014

Sensitive Santa Visits November 23, 2014 9am-11am

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Turkey Day Tunes!

November 21, 2014 The arrival of Thanksgiving is usually always a busy time for live music activity on area stages, and this year is no exception. more »

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