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‘We are the World of the Arts’: Gala embraces Michael Jackson music, raises funds for Mishler

February 20, 2014 In 1985, the song “We are the World,” written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, brought together great musicians. Today, the song is tying together two local artistic events. more »»

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County set to celebrate milestone

February 16, 2014 They were sister match 216. Grace DeBolt of Altoona and Jaime Shuler of Florida were matched as Big and Little Sister in 1991 at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County agenc. more »»

A young point of view: SAMA’s annual exhibit showcases area students’ artwork

February 15, 2014 By Mary Haley For the Mirror LORETTO — If Jessica Miller had her way, not only would people get to see her students’ finished artwork, but they’d also view them creating the pieces, because, she... more »»

Broadening appeal: Annual Altoona Jewish film festival continues to grow

February 13, 2014 When the Greater Altoona Jewish Federation began the Altoona International Jewish Film Festival 15 years ago, it was an unusual step for a group in a small marke. more »»

ChiliFest & Wings event benefits CPHS

February 12, 2014 The Central Pennsyl­vania Humane Society will turn up the heat with its first fundraiser event of 2014. more »»

Altoona native combines love of music, helping others to make a difference

February 9, 2014 When Altoona native Tom Sweitzer was a kid he would use sheets for a stage curtain and convinced neighbors to take on roles in his productions of fairy tales in the backyard of his Second Avenue home. more »»

Local professor’s work gets play on new CD

February 6, 2014 When Penn State Altoona professor Jerry Zolten sat down with his good friend, cartoonist Robert Crumb, to record a radio show for WPSU in State College about the obscure blues music and rare records... more »»

Childrens’ honesty refreshing

February 6, 2014 Life has a way of being pure in the most awkward moments. more »»

Altoona native brings ‘broad spectrum’ of food to restaurant’s menu

February 5, 2014 Altoona native Brenda Tyler has something in common with her restaurant: a touch of the unexpected. more »»

Conference remembers Beatles on ‘Ed Sullivan’

February 2, 2014 On Feb. 9, 1964, a quartet of shaggy-haired musicians from Liverpool, England, walked onto the stage of “The Ed Sullivan Show. more »»

Altoona’s Kelly lands writing position with HuffPost

February 1, 2014 Altoona writer Erin Kelly is making her mark. more »»

Hunt kings: Area hunting preserve to appear on television show

January 30, 2014 An area hunting preserve held a royal hunt, of sorts, in November. more »»

Altoona native to perform in Super Bowl pregame show

January 30, 2014 Meghan Sinisi is on her way to the biggest game of them all. more »»

Here comes the Sparkle: Over 70 area kids cast in ‘A Sparkle Bride’ musical

January 25, 2014 It’s time again for area kids to “Sparkle” on the Mishler Theatre stage. more »»

Slow cookers provide easy way to set it and forget it

January 22, 2014 Using a slow cooker is one of Heather McCloskey’s favorite ways to cook. “It saves a lot of cook time,” she said. more »»

The ties that bind: Photography exhibit highlights home, community

January 18, 2014 HUNTINGDON — A photography exhibit currently on display at Juniata College explores themes of family, traditions and stories. more »»

‘Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ lead Oscars noms

January 17, 2014 The Academy Awards appear to be the three-horse race many expected it would be, with “Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” all receiving a heap of nominations. more »»

List of 86th annual Academy Award nominations

January 17, 2014 Complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday: . more »»

Tribute to ‘The Boss’: P&J Productions bringing Springsteen music to the Mishler Jan. 25 in ‘Bruce in the USA’

January 16, 2014 The music of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band is coming to Altoon. more »»

Blue Knob woman on ‘The Price is Right’ today

January 16, 2014 Although the federal government shutdown caused major headaches for many last October, there were a few silver linings for some, like Blue Knob native Kara Williams. more »»

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