The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 30 Jun 2015 15:21:36 EDTTue, 30 Jun 2015 15:21:36 EDT natural Cameron is grateful for the evergreen privet shrubs that line his 28th Avenue front yard in Altoona. They hide the overgrown look of his yard. "Some people consider a lot of this weeds," he said. "I don't.Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTWonder and humor dot Pittsburgh artist's work Zimbicki picked up oil painting because she wasn't as good musically as the rest of her family, but her competitive nature made her want to be good at something. "So I got into art early as a child," she said.Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTA good mix: Wine and paint events offer new experiences looking to try a new nightlife option need only pick up a paintbrush. At a wine and paint night, painters of any skill level can create their own works of art while sipping on a tasty local libatio.Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTWriter Larry Kramer 80, but 'fight's never over' YORK - He refuses to go quietly into that good night. Larry Kramer continues to rage. The playwright and activist turns 80 on Thursday and neither recent illness nor the glow of a new marriage has softened the urgency of his demands.Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDTBeating the heat takes more than a twist of orange for bartender Tracey Lane to make up the shaker of Twisted Marg. She cuts and then presses a whole orange and a lime right at the bar using a commercial juicer to prepare two key ingredients.Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT