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Mirror Mother's Day Makeover: 'Mom of century' gets pampered for a day

May 8, 2016 Mary Ann Silvis moved across town to Juniata a few years ago so her daughter, Chrissy Henninger, could take care of her in retirement. more »»

Tales of a trolley: Altoona electric railway history captured digitally

May 7, 2016 Like hundreds of cities in America in the first half of the 20th century, Altoona had a mass-transit option that today is romanticized — and practical — only in a handful of large cities, such as Ne... more »»

Astronomy club will observe Mercury transit

May 7, 2016 A local astronomy club is inviting the public to check out the planet Mercury moving across the face of the sun on Monday, a solar event that happens about 12 times every 100 year. more »»

Earth Matters: Despite some, vehicle trends continue toward conservation

May 7, 2016 A young mother pulled her massive, white pickup truck up to the air pump and left the engine run as she inflated one of the large tires on the truck. more »»

Monkey bars alert: Study: Playground concussions on the rise

May 5, 2016 CHICAGO — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. more »»

My mom is my hero

May 5, 2016 When you’re a kid, your world is built around things that are set in stone. People make you promises, and you expect them to keep them. more »»

Mental health event set at Jaffa Shrine May 12

May 5, 2016 Behavioral health clinicians, mental health clients and the public are invited to attend a day of learning, on May 12 at the Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Ave., Altoona. more »»

Historic Capitol Hotel home to 'amazing eats'

May 4, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On a recent drizzly day, Kelsey Bender walked a few blocks from her home to enjoy a cheese steak hoagie at Capitol Hotel on the Diamond in downtown Hollidaysburg. more »»

Local production of ‘Spamalot’ to play Mishler

May 4, 2016 From Mirror reports The Tony-award winning musical “Spamalot” is coming to the Mishler Theatre stage in Altoona this summer. more »»

Philly style: City of Brotherly Love a home to dozens of museums

May 1, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the 10th story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we visit some of the museums in Philadelphia. more »»

Sweet harmony: Oak Ridge Boys to sing in Altoona; will meet again with fan

April 30, 2016 Tammy Rhodes of Clappertown has a softball signed by The Oak Ridge Boys when they previously came to Altoona, but when the group returns next month, for a concert May 11 at the Blair... more »»

Garden Notes: Gardeners, take heed! Don’t plant anything on Thursday

April 30, 2016 Don’t plant anything on Thursday! May 5 is Ascension Thursday. For millennia, crops haven’t been planted on that day. more »»

Downtown Night Market: Altoona event promises fun, music and food

April 28, 2016 Food, music and other entertainment, along with shopping opportunities, will be featured at the Downtown Night Market, a relatively new event that promises to show off the amenities of the central... more »»

Student of the month: Nicholas Patrick Philipsburg-Osceola High School

April 28, 2016 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Family: Eugene and Melissa Patrick (parents), Erika and Alison Patrick (sisters) Future goals: To attend Kent State University, major in architecture and earn a master’s degree. more »»

Brewing up a good time: Hundreds of beers on tap at annual Pints for Pets charity event

April 27, 2016 This year’s Pints for Pets is expecting 90 brewers from as far away as California and could very well sell out, said its chairman. more »»

Over a barrel: How to reduce runoff at home

April 23, 2016 Joyce Stoehr grew up in the Loop Station area of Hollidaysburg with a farmer for a father who would shut off the pump if he thought his children were using too much water. more »»

Earth Matters: Caution must be used when dealing with plastics

April 23, 2016 Plastics have been both a blessing and a curse. Practically nonexistent a century ago, plastics are now part of a large number of man-made items, devices and packages. more »»

Queen Elizabeth II at 90: A look at highs, lows of her reign

April 21, 2016 LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II marks her 90th birthday on today as Britons and many throughout the world celebrate her long and dignified reig. more »»

LeVar Burton to speak about reading at Juniata College

April 21, 2016 HUNTINGDON — LeVar Burton has starred in two groundbreaking television events, but his most lasting legacy has been as an educator, encouraging generations of children to find adventure in books as... more »»

Tasty Words: Use chicken breast to satisfy your craving for a bagel

April 20, 2016 While I was pregnant with my son, Gavin, who was born this past January, I craved soft pretzels, buttery popcorn and carb-loaded breads. more »»

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