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Earth Matters: We can be guilty by association in environmental issues

July 18, 2015 Especially in today’s complicated and intertwined world, it is easy to become disconnected from the consequences of our actions. more »»

WTAJ hires new morning anchor Nelson

July 18, 2015 WTAJ has hired Colleen Nelson as its new morning news co-anchor. more »»

Late blight may be moving into region

July 18, 2015 Gardeners and commercial vegetable growers throughout Pennsylvania are once again forced to face the notorious late blight. more »»

A proud history: Tyrone’s roots cross the Atlantic to the Emerald Isle

July 16, 2015 Editor's note: This is the fourth in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. more »»

The fear of and fascination with fungi

July 15, 2015 Some cultures considered them souls of the dead. Others imagined that they provided respite for dancing fairies. more »»

Try recreating, experimenting with restaurant dishes at home

July 15, 2015 A few months ago, I received an email from Bunnie Kyle of Altoona, describing a delicious meal she had at a local restaurant. more »»

Be on the lookout: ‘Mockingbird’ sequel to be released Tuesday

July 12, 2015 The Altoona discussion group mulled the question: Who is the mockingbird? Is it Tom Robinson? Boo Radley? What exactly did Atticus Finch mean with his famous quote? “Shoot all the bluejays you want... more »»

Looking for traces of ‘Mockingbird’ in Lee’s hometown

July 12, 2015 MONROEVILLE, Ala. — Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” is always nearby in the southwest Alabama town of Monroeville. more »»

Two women born in 1800s still alive

July 12, 2015 When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. more »»

To the extreme

July 11, 2015 Local extreme sports enthusiasts will have the chance for a first-hand look at a sports bike rider who beat incredible odds. more »»

Garden Notes: Geraniums beautiful, rarely troubled by disease or pests

July 11, 2015 Geraniums: the bigger and more boisterous, the better. You gotta love ’em. Two years ago, I didn’t have the heart to throw away the last of my potted geraniums. more »»

Shared lineage

July 9, 2015 Joe Servello said when he initially began attending Penn State Altoona he wasn’t sure of his future goals — he just knew he didn’t want to be an artist. more »»

Altoona native Brandt to appear on ‘Talent’

July 7, 2015 Local singer Eddie Brandt will appear tonight on “America’s Got Talent.” Brandt, an Altoona native who is currently rehearsing with his father, Greggory, for S. more »»

Centre County has the whole nine yards Penn State, festivals, recreation, history

July 5, 2015 State College recently was ranked as the 14th best town in which to live in the country, in part, because of the wide variety of fun things to d. more »»

Curve honoring Mister Rogers today with special jersey

July 5, 2015 Mister Rogers would have loved the clever idea, which is all the validation the Altoona Curve could hope for as they honor his legacy. more »»

'Daniel Tiger' an example of children’s programming excellence

July 5, 2015 Television is bad for kids, and it will rot their brains. Right? That's an outdated myth that many parents hear over and over but actually isn't true -- if your kids are watching the right kind of TV. more »»

Last month the second-wettest June­­ locally on record

July 4, 2015 Even if you spent most of June in a cave, it was difficult to miss that it was a very wet month. more »»

Fighting multiple sclerosis: Bicycle ride, tennis tournament to raise funds for local MS group

July 2, 2015 Organizers are hoping two fundraisers this month will both increase awareness and bring in money for a disease that continues to affect millions of peopl. more »»

Teen created new fundraiser last year

July 2, 2015 By Mary Haley For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Emre Cardakli never knew his mother's cousin who died from complications caused by multiple sclerosis, but Emre heard a lot about him when he was growing... more »»

Teachers and friends enrich life’s journey

July 2, 2015 The ability to listen and act can set the soul on an unpredictable journey. more »»

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