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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 »»

CLP event features novelist, playwright

August 13, 2016 The high point of Jennifer Haigh’s high school days was acting or directing plays at Cresson Lake Playhouse in Loretto, and her first formal writing was as a playwright. more »»

Earth Matters: Wild encounters a reminder to live beyond mobile devices

August 13, 2016 All those folks connected a bit too closely to their electronic devices are missing some very interesting things in the natural world. Some are not that far from our own back doors. more »»

Event offers resources, ideas for parents

August 11, 2016 The 2016 edition of the Mirror Moms Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Logan Valley Mal. more »»

‘From trails to cocktails’: Active wear hot at outdoor gear show

August 11, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — Once an afterthought in the historically male-dominated outdoor retail industry, women have become a sought-after force with companies vying to tap into a market that has grown to $4. more »»

"Whole natural concept": New Paris bistro Eat 2 Live promotes tasty and healthy eating

August 10, 2016 NEW PARIS — You can get a burger, but not French fries or a Coke. Owners of the Eat 2 Live Bistro want you to eat healthy. more »»

A women’s rights tour: Looping around the Finger Lakes for trip down feminist history lane

August 7, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the 13th story in a regular series on travel. In this installment, we visit Seneca Falls, N.Y. SENECA FALLS, N.Y. more »»

The trouble with ticks: Awareness group forming to inform public about Lyme disease

August 6, 2016 Jim Beauchamp Sr. of Altoona remembers when his wife pulled a tick off him nearly four years ago. more »»

Production to benefit high school

August 6, 2016 Several Bishop Carroll Catholic High School alumni have joined forces to stage a musical revue at the school out of their love for the arts. more »»

Garden Notes: Get the job done with a variety of huckleberries

August 6, 2016 You’re a huckleberry! There was a time in America when calling someone a huckleberry was a compliment. A huckleberry was just the guy you needed to get the job done. more »»

Homes can be both kid and grown-up friendly

August 4, 2016 For new parents, the urge to keep little ones entertained and enriched can often lead to a home so full of baby gear and toys that grown-up style all but disappears. It doesn’t have to be like that. more »»

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