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What’s cooking?: Taste of Home show returns to Bedford on Sept. 24

August 31, 2016 Many people have eaten food derived from a Taste of Home cookbook and didn’t even know it. more »»

Fun for the family: BCAF announces Family Theatre schedule at Mishler

August 27, 2016 The Blair County Arts Foundation’s Family Theatre at the Mishler is celebrating its 30th anniversary season and will present six live theatrical productions for young people. more »»

Society celebrates 110 years with gala

August 27, 2016 The “Roaring Twenties” is the theme of the 2016 Blair County Historical Society’s Gala to be held on the lawn and inside the restored rooms of the Baker Mansion on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. more »»

Earth Matters: More strides must be made in our recycling efforts

August 27, 2016 Management of environmental resources of all kinds evolve and mature as the decades pass. What we did 40 years ago should seem woefully inadequate in 201. more »»

Art exhibit coincides with today’s zombie event

August 27, 2016 In conjunction with ZombietownUSA, local artist Michael Long has teamed up with 321 Gallery to curate the Dark Art Exhibit, giving artists a chance to show their artworks that are dark in mood and... more »»

Brain injuries reported in domestic assaults

August 25, 2016 CHICAGO — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras’ past. more »»

Beer benefit: Rails & Ales Fest raising funds for Altoona Community Theatre

August 24, 2016 Beer lovers can celebrate a night out Saturday while tasting the finest regional brews and benefiting a local cause. Altoona Community Theatre’s 2016 Rails & Ales Brewfest will be held from 5 to 8 p. more »»

Fireball Run: Clearfield County winery a stop on road rally with a cause

August 21, 2016 The Fireball Run is an eight-day, 2,000-mile road rally that brings attention to missing children and remote places through its televised series. more »»

Love tears Helen McCrory apart in ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

August 21, 2016 LONDON — You might not think there’s much overlap between Amy Winehouse and the work of playwright Terence Rattigan, chronicler of upper-crust British stiff upper lips. more »»

Snyder inspired others through music, teaching

August 20, 2016 If the measure of a person’s life is how much that person inspired and brought happiness to others, then judging by the comments of those who knew him, Jacob “Jake’’ Snyder lived a successful life,... more »»

A weed or not? The truth about Goldenrod

August 20, 2016 A plant William Cullina included in The New England Wild Flower Society Guide cannot be considered a weed. more »»

Making a meadow: Prepare, plan for success

August 20, 2016 Weeks of lawn mowing can make a backyard meadow — a carefree carpet of flowers and grasses — seem like an especially appealing alternative. Even small yards can accommodate a patch of meadow. more »»

‘Flight 93’ author McMillan to hold book-signing at site

August 20, 2016 Tom McMillan, author of “Flight 93: The Story, The Aftermath and The Legacy of American Courage on 9/11,” will be signing books and giving special presentations at the Flight 93 National Memorial... more »»

Nephew of TV star Benzino convicted of shooting him

August 20, 2016 PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The nephew of hip-hop artist and reality TV star Benzino has been convicted in connection with Benzino’s shooting during a funeral procession in Massachusetts. more »»

Feeling good: Health-O-Rama Friday at the Logan Valley Mall

August 18, 2016 For more than a decade, people have learned more about how to stay healthy and received a wealth of health information at the Altoona Mirror’s Health-O-Rama Health and Wellness Expo. more »»

Henson is busy: Cookie, a NASA hero and a memoir

August 18, 2016 By Mike Cidoni Lennox The Associated?Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Taraji P. Henson almost backed out of writing her autobiography because she was reluctant to expose herself to scrutiny. more »»

Eating right: Healthy habits at home lead to healthy choices at school

August 17, 2016 Summer is winding down. Department stores are touting sales and parents are busy buying new clothes and supplies for school. more »»

Tasty words: Repurpose waffle iron for crispy sandwiches

August 17, 2016 It’s time to admit that I have a love-hate relationship with my waffle iron. I adore the buttery batter and crispy golden edges of homemade waffle. more »»

The Rogue Ballerina: Altoona native claws her way from ballet to Broadway

August 14, 2016 At 16, Georgina Pazcoguin left her family and Altoona home to pursue her dream of dancing ballet in the Big Appl. more »»

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