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Happy Altoona: Railroad City takes top spot as good place to live in Pa.

November 8, 2015 Happiness can be fleeting, despite Bobby McFerrin urging us to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy. more »»

Telling a story: Local league fighting to preserve dying art

November 7, 2015 Gloria Bille-Dugan had several stories to share from her “haphazard trip to the Holy Land,” including one about a Jewish wedding where the rabbi forgot the names of the bride and groo. more »»

Earth Matters: Be sure of sustainability, ethics when buying products

November 7, 2015 As part of a complex world-wide economy, our consumer tentacles have a very long reach. more »»

Luke Bryan coming to BJC

November 7, 2015 UNIVERSITY?PARK?— Four-Time CMA Entertainer of The Year Luke Bryan will bring his “Kill The Lights” tour to the Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. April 15. more »»

'Crush'-ing it: Little Big Town takes home three CMAs

November 5, 2015 Justin Timberlake, who grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, tapped into his country roots with a show-stopping performance at the Country Music Association Awards. more »»

Tricked out treats: Put your Halloween candy to good use

November 4, 2015 Still have leftover Halloween candy from last week? Consider "repurposing" those Snickers bars, Boyer Mallo Cups and other goodies into even grander desserts for the upcoming holidays. more »»

'Ace of Cakes' star Duff Goldman to attend Taste of the Alleghenies

November 3, 2015 Celebrity baker Duff Goldman will headline this year's Taste of the Alleghenies food show, presented by the Altoona Mirror, in February. more »»

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Places to go, things to see, people to meet

November 1, 2015 From singing carols to exchanging gifts to decorating the tree, the holidays are on the way. more »»

Madness at the Mansion: Mirror reporter spends night in 'haunted' Altoona landmark

October 31, 2015 I arrived at Baker Mansion a few minutes before 8 p.m. Spotlights illuminated its gray, imposing pillars. The moon shone through the dark, surrounding trees. more »»

Garden Notes: Be warned: Don’t walk through a ‘fairy ring’ on Halloween

October 31, 2015 Today is Halloween, not a day to be stumbling into a fairy ring! But should you find yourself there, be sure to say “No!” if they ask you to dance. more »»

Central PA Gluten Free Expo set for Nov. 8

October 31, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — The third annual Central PA Gluten Free Expo will take place Nov. 8 at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd. more »»

Savino named to SAMA board

October 29, 2015 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art has added Larry Savino to its Board of Trustees. Savino, of Hollidaysburg, is regional vice president of Northwest Savings Bank in Altoona. more »»

A princess moment: Women with special needs take to the stage for Beautiful You pageant in Altoona

October 29, 2015 Emalee Stitt, a 13-year-old Duncansville native, loves a lot of the same things young girls do: pretty gowns and crowns and flowers. more »»

Student of the Month: Alison Anna, Cambria Heights School District

October 29, 2015 Age: 18 Grade: 12th Grade Accomplishments: Played on the girls’ basketball team for four years; played on the girls’ soccer team in 10th grade; participated in student council for all four years, an... more »»

Book signing fair set for Nov. 7

October 25, 2015 The Blair County Genealogical Society and the Altoona Pub­lic Library are holding a book signing fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the librar. more »»

Emily's Lament

October 24, 2015 Emily knew she was perfect. Her dad had told her so countless times. Told her sister, too. At 17 and a senior, her singular beauty and dazzling personality transfixed everyone. Not a princess. more »»

Earth Matters: How prevalent are untruths in environmental debate?

October 24, 2015 Would Aristotle, Abraham Lincoln or Mohandas Gandhi, three of the most renowned debaters in history, have resorted to making stuff up to win an argument? Lacking the knowledge of Aristotle, the... more »»

Remembering the past: Local African-Americans seek to honor heritage, inform others

October 22, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a monthly series on the history of ethnic and religious groups in our area. more »»

Try a ‘snack stadium’ for the perfect football party

October 21, 2015 My husband, Bryan, is a huge football fan. His favorite team is the Steelers, but he will watch any game, especially when his brother, Erik, is playing for the Forest Hills Ranger. more »»

Jason Aldean to perform at Bryce Jordan Center

October 20, 2015 Country music star Jason Aldean will bring his “We Were Here” tour to the Bryce Jordan?Center in University?Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, with special guests Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses. more »»

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