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P&J Productions celebrates 10 years of theater

September 3, 2015 A local artistic production company is going to try to pack a decade of memories and music into one night as it celebrates a mileston. more »»

 
 
 
Reflections don't tell entire story

September 3, 2015 It’s said that if you look in a mirror, you’ll either see a reflection of someone you love — or someone you hate — staring back at you. That reflection can resemble yourself, a friend or an enemy. more »»

TV’s fall crop of new shows

September 3, 2015 NEW YORK — If there’s a dominant trend in TV today, it’s this: There’s too much TV, even too much good TV, for any viewer to absorb, much less support. more »»

Treating everyone right: Mike's Court offers family atmosphere, varied menu

September 2, 2015 First-time customers to Mike’s Court in Altoona will not be welcomed immediately with a menu, but instead with a basketball. more »»

SAMA appoints Sincak, Wall as trustees

September 1, 2015 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art announced the additions of Barbara Sincak and Michael D. Wall to its board of trustees. Sincak of Holsopple is owner of Treasures of the Earth, Ltd. more »»

Writing group to discuss character development

August 30, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE?—?The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held Sept. 17 at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Company, 165 Patchway Road, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed at 7 p.m. more »»

Earth Matters: Everybody must be on board with recycling effort

August 29, 2015 “What planet are you from?” I asked the surprised young lady as she approached me. A day after moving into her new dorm room at Penn State Altoona, she had already generated a bag of trash. more »»

Baker Mansion made over: There’s a whole lot of new at the old house in Altoona

August 29, 2015 If you haven’t visited the Baker Mansion lately, you haven’t seen the new, blue ceiling, reconfigured exhibits and a real 1850s office. more »»

McHale to perform in Williamsport

August 29, 2015 WILLIAMSPORT?— If his “Community” character of a disgraced, womanizing lawyer with an acerbic tongue were a real person, Joel McHale would be a less-than-well-liked individual. more »»

On the silver screen: Penn State Altoona Film Series kicks off with ‘E.T.’ Sunday

August 27, 2015 The Penn State Altoona Film Series is making its return this weekend with a friendly alien and his familiar favorite candies. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” will play at 6 p.m. more »»

Farm show flavor: Cakes, candies take center stage in Williamsburg

August 26, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Judy Edwards took her time tasting each of the four angel food cakes entered in the 49th annual Williamsburg Farm Show baking contes. more »»

Paul McCartney to perform at Bryce Jordan Center on Oct. 15

August 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Fresh off of historic headline performance at this year’s Lollapalooza hailed as the biggest and best in the festival’s 25-year history, Paul McCartney has confirmed his first-ever... more »»

Rails and Ales Brewfest to host new beer’s local debut

August 25, 2015 Local craft beer enthusiasts will have the chance to sample a new brew for the first time when it debuts at the Rails and Ales Brewfest this weekend. more »»

Newton's nose knows: Diabetes alert dog sees after local girl

August 23, 2015 When 9-year-old Bella Getty was diagnosed with diabetes three years ago, her family’s life was forever changed. more »»

Altoona Symphony Orchestra ends summer on patriotic note

August 22, 2015 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is ending the summer with a bang. more »»

Leeks, related to onions, can be planted now for spring

August 22, 2015 If you want your soup to taste like your Mom made it, you have to use the same ingredients. more »»

Germans settled Blair County to escape political, economic strifey

August 20, 2015 Editor's note: This is the fifth in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. Several members of the Bavarian Aid Society are looking to get back to their root. more »»

Free health expo offers seminars, information

August 20, 2015 By Barbara Cowan bcowan@altoonamirror.com The 11th annual Health-O-Rama Health and Wellness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Keeping it fresh

August 19, 2015 Dorie Simpson of Duncansville and her sister put 15 dozen ears of corn in the freezer already this summer. That’s 180 cobs. more »»

Use tasty garden produce to make stuffed tomatoes

August 19, 2015 Few things are better than garden fresh tomatoes. In August, there are few days that pass without me snacking on at least one tomato. more »»

'Never forgot where he came from' Altoona native wears many hats

August 16, 2015 Robert E. Cook’s beginnings were modest enough, growing up in the Juniata neighborhood of Altoona and attending public school. more »»

 
 

OPEN Labor Day. Guided Tours at 11 & 1. September 7, 2015

September 07- OPEN Labor Day. Guided Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. more »

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On the scholastic and recruiting beat

Legacy safety Penn State's 20th recruit

August 30, 2015 Penn State’s 2016 recruiting class now has reached 20 players, as the Nittany Lions continued to corner the market on the top in-state scholastic talent. more »

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