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History served: Cooking up 18th-century dinner is hard, but fun and educational

September 28, 2016 SINKING VALLEY — The hostess warned: Don’t fill up on the first course. It was hard not to because you wanted to taste everything — all 10 dishe. more »»

‘Star’-filled nights: Special ASO concerts to feature music of John Williams

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its former conductor to lead a special pops concert weekend series that also will feature a former area resident who has gone on to a successful piano... more »»

Earth Matters: Hottest summer calls to remembrance coldest summer

September 24, 2016 Summer officially ended on Thursday, and it will most likely mark the conclusion of the warmest summer season since worldwide records began in 1880. more »»

Area man to compete on ‘Voice’

September 24, 2016 Viewers of NBC’s “The Voice” will see some local musical talent this season. more »»

Out of the box: Chase Bryant playing BJC with Rascal Flatts

September 22, 2016 Diehard country fans who helped make up-and-coming star Chase Bryant’s debut single “Take It On Back” a top 10 hit in 2014 may not like his latest sexy and bluesy “Room to Breathe. more »»

Jolie, Pitt’s life together bookended by films

September 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES — For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears. more »»

Politics take center stage at Emmys alongside winners

September 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Julia Louis-Dreyfus of “Veep” received a record-breaking sixth Emmy Award as best comedy series actress Sunday, using her victory to take a dig at GOP contender Donald Trump in a... more »»

The winners

September 19, 2016 By The Associated Press Partial list of winners at the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Sunday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. . more »»

Natural ways: Mother Earth News Fair promotes sustainable living

September 17, 2016 A third-generation farmer and prolific writer on “beyond organic” and sustainability matters will be the keynote speaker at the annual Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort next... more »»

Garden Notes: Stink bugs are a smelly problem for Pennsylvanians

September 17, 2016 Last fall, I was sitting at the computer, minding my own business, when I heard a buzzing noise. A nanosecond later, a stink bug landed on the back of my nec. more »»

Focus on portraits: SAMA-Altoona continues 40th anniversary celebration

September 16, 2016 A red cape is draped on the right shoulder of the elegantly dressed woman, while a long strand of pearls hangs from her neck and is twisted at her waist. more »»

McConnellstown Playhouse to roar with reprise of classic

September 15, 2016 Players at The Playhouse at McConnellstown are having fun with its reprise of the classic 1966 play by James Goldman, “The Lion in Winter. more »»

Researchers creating gel to tackle ear infections

September 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. more »»

‘Star Wars’ films land at Turner networks in exclusive deal

September 15, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Turner networks TNT and TBS will be the exclusive basic-cable homes for all the “Star Wars” feature films, thanks to a multiyear deal with the films’ studios. more »»

NYC unveils massive new sculpture for public space project

September 15, 2016 NEW YORK — The design of the massive centerpiece sculpture in a $200 million public space project at Hudson Yards was unveiled Wednesday, with the developer calling the inverted honeycomb-like... more »»

Too many tomatoes?: Garden columnist shares some of her favorite recipes

September 14, 2016 Editor’s note: Teresa Futrick writes a gardening column twice a month for the Altoona Mirror. She shares some of her favorite recipes. more »»

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

September 14, 2016 Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. more »»

Harpers Ferry: Home to history, hiking and more

September 11, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the 14th installment in a regular series on travel.?This installment, we visit Harpers Ferry, West Virgini. more »»

Alive and well: Musicians gather to celebrate ragtime at festival

September 10, 2016 Known for its uneven, ragged rhythm, ragtime music saw its heyday at the turn of the 19th century eventually get overtaken by jazz and other genres. more »»

Earth Matters: Our national parks face many common challenges

September 10, 2016 The United States National Park Service began its 100th anniversary celebration this summer, and it gives us an opportunity to reflect upon both its past and future. more »»

 
 
 

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