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Hotel hopes guests adopt a rescue dog

January 4, 2015 LOS ANGELES — At this hotel, guests get welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick to the fac. more »»

Earth Matters: Environmental wish list for new year could be reality

January 3, 2015 This time a year ago, we took a tongue-in-cheek look ahead into 2014’s environmental developments. more »»

From ice buckets to breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture

January 1, 2015 Just for fun, let’s try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen. more »»

‘Frozen’ named top entertainer of 2014

January 1, 2015 NEW YORK — If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won’t come as much of a shock: It’s “Frozen,” and... more »»

Treasure moments of your life

January 1, 2015 There are a million feelings and sensations known to man. It’s likely that we will feel a lot of them in our lifetime, but it’s not probable we’ll get to experience every single one. more »»

A life of lace: Local man practices art of tatting for almost eight decades

December 27, 2014 As a child, Wayne Hendershot had a bad habit — he bit his nails, much to the disdain of his mother. more »»

Garden Notes: Posies were used to communicate with beauty, grace

December 27, 2014 Aunt Posey was a singularly lively, beautiful woman who enjoyed talking and gambling. She was aptly named. more »»

Christmas is here!: Readers share their memories, traditions for the holiday celebrating Christ's birth

December 25, 2014 Christmas is a time full of traditions and having loved ones gathered around. more »»

Roadside inspiration: A daughter’s delight with holiday lights leads to an annual tradition

December 21, 2014 Twenty or so years ago, Barb and Wayne Guella started noticing that their intellectually disabled daughter, Shannon, was becoming more and more entranced with the Christmas lights Wayne was hanging... more »»

Earth Matters: Christmas trees have been holiday tradition for centuries

December 20, 2014 No holiday is more steeped in tradition and nostalgia than Christmas. Beyond commemorating a 2,000-year-old holy event, many Christmas traditions go back centuries. more »»

Trinkets for the tree: Turn your child’s old toys into ornaments

December 18, 2014 From tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son’s evolving obsessions all find a place on our Christmas tre. more »»

‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films preserved

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress... more »»

Sharing music way to stay connected to friends

December 18, 2014 Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn’t pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. more »»

Tasty Words: Throw a healthy, hassle-free holiday appetizer party

December 17, 2014 What I love the most about the holiday season is the opportunity to share food with family and friends. more »»

Bell ringer doesn’t allow disease slow her down

December 14, 2014 Carolyn Fenchak of Ebensburg is an excellent musician, at one time playing the trumpet, her fingers flying over the valves to play the quick eighth notes. more »»

Garden Notes: Books can make great gifts for your family’s gardeners

December 13, 2014 Stumped for a gift for a gardener? Consider one or more of the following books. I find myself referring to them often. “Spring Flowers of the Northeast” by Carol Gracie (ISBN 978-0-691-14466-5. more »»

The power of bells: Bell choirs ‘make you think of heavenly things’

December 12, 2014 There’s something about Christmas that gets people thinking about bells, said Ann Makin of South Ebensburg. She should know. more »»

Twix candy bar inspires holiday treat

December 11, 2014 Editor’s note: Today’s recipe is the second of the “12 Cookies of Christmas” by the Associated Press. The Mirror will print a cookie recipe every day until Dec. 21. more »»

‘Birdman’ leads Screen Actors Guild noms

December 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The dark show-business comedy “Birdman” soared with a leading four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, including best ensemble cast. more »»

Share your adventure: Personalize cards with vacation photos

December 11, 2014 Areti Bratsis has found that summer visitors to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, often have more on their minds than going to the beach, eating seafood and watching sunsets. more »»

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