The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:50:57 EDTTue, 27 Jan 2015 22:50:57 EDT and mysterious: Area autistic artist's artwork on display locally the time Matthew McCoy was 5, he was meticulous with his toys. Too meticulous, his parents notice.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTFree book giveaway 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.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTAuthor appearances: Miller will read her work at PSU's Paterno Library 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. Rolling Reading series, this event is free and open to the public.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTGarden Notes: Native plants can suitably substitute for invasive species 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. Score for the passive aggressive? Zip.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTDon't let weather stop your exercise 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.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT