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Fundraiser for sick boy Saturday

January 30, 2015 CRESSON — A fundraiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cresson American Legion Post 238, 222 Ashcroft Ave., for a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma on Oct. 30. more »»

Initiating imagination: Gallery exhibit ‘empowers’ student artists

January 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG – Knowing her mixed-media work entitled “Obsession” is displayed at a local gallery, Hannah Myers said she is excited that the community supports the arts. more »»

Student of the Month: Ali Feathers Claysburg-Kimmel Junior Senior High School

January 29, 2015 Grade: Senior Age: 17 Chosen for: In addition to being an honors student, Ali’s greatest accomplish is her servant leadershi. more »»

Author appearances: Miller will read her work at PSU’s Paterno Library

January 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK —Award-winning author Cathleen Miller will read her book at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. As part of the Mary E. more »»

Free book giveaway

January 25, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. This week, we are giving away "Annie Mundy,” a novel by Robert H. Fowler. more »»

Talented and mysterious: Area autistic artist's artwork on display locally

January 25, 2015 By the time Matthew McCoy was 5, he was meticulous with his toys. Too meticulous, his parents noticed. more »»

Don’t let weather stop your exercise

January 24, 2015 Though the warmth of summer offers a variety of activites to help people stay in shape, winter’s chill can make it harder to stay motivated and attentive to personal fitness. more »»

Garden Notes: Native plants can suitably substitute for invasive species

January 24, 2015 Once upon a time, I had a sign on my desk that read “Absquatulate or Risk Defenestration.” I thought of it as a subtle nudge out the door for any salesperson that dropped in without an appointment. more »»

‘Newgrass’ headed to State: Today’s music influenced by rock; creates new genre

January 22, 2015 If you like bluegrass with a rock ‘n’ roll flavor, the State Theatre in State College is serving up two performances in coming weeks that will sat- isfy your appetite for what some now call... more »»

Nazi-code breaker’s notebook in auction

January 22, 2015 NEW YORK — A handwritten notebook by Alan Turing, the Nazi code-breaking genius depicted by Benedict Cumberbatch in the Oscar-nominated “The Imitation Game,” is going on the auction block. more »»

'The sky's the limit'

January 21, 2015 Brian Quarello of Duncansville got a small beer-making kit for Christmas. more »»

Pennsylvania Farm Show offers diverse menu

January 21, 2015 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Farm Show offered all kinds of sights and sounds, but the food was the main attraction that brought people from all over. During the show, held Jan. more »»

Kranich named as SAMA trustee

January 20, 2015 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art has added Michael Kranich Sr. to its Board of Trustees. Kranich of Altoona is chairman of Kranich’s Inc. more »»

Russian ballet coming to region: ‘Swan Lake’ to be performed in Johnstown

January 18, 2015 For the third time, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia is coming to Johnstown, this time bringing one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, “Swan Lake. more »»

Penn State Altoona to host poet Sanchez

January 18, 2015 Renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will offer a reading of her works at 5 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on the Penn?State Altoona campus. more »»

Broadway, film, Oscar nod for Cooper

January 18, 2015 NEW YORK — On a recent Saturday afternoon, Bradley Cooper took his curtain call at Broadway’s Booth Theater, where he’s starring in “The Elephant Man. more »»

Good, clean fun: Comedian Rocky LaPorte coming to Mishler Theatre

January 17, 2015 Rocky LaPorte remembers being at an aunt’s house when he was eight and spouting jokes that had all his adult family members laughing so hard they were cryin. more »»

Earth Matters: Groups making real strides in protecting water resources

January 17, 2015 Americans take much in their lives for granted, especially when it comes to resources that we use, consume and sometimes abuse. Perhaps the most overlooked and underrated of those resources is water. more »»

Kicking the habit: Smoker of nearly five decades quits with help from local program

January 15, 2015 MARTINSBURG — A drug addict for 30 years, Carl Miner said it was easier for him to give up cocaine and marijuana than it was for him to quit smoking. more »»

Wilmore taking his own path: Fills Colbert’s spot on Comedy Central Monday

January 15, 2015 LOS ANGELES — As Larry Wilmore sits down with a plate of pasta, a fan hands him a slip of paper with an idea to explore on Wilmore’s new Comedy Central show premiering Monday. more »»

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