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Wonderful life: Indiana County has lots to do, no crowds

June 12, 2016 INDIANA — It was a wonderful life growing up here, the child of a wealthy hardware store owner immune from the surrounding coal patch woes. more »»

Cool warmth: US-made woven bedspreads and blankets are modern-day heirlooms

June 9, 2016 When I was a kid, I would weave warm and fuzzy miniature blankets for my Barbie dolls using a tiny loom. more »»

SAMA unveils archival storage

June 9, 2016 LORETTO — As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. more »»

Rowling swears fans to secrecy as Harry Potter play unveiled

June 9, 2016 LONDON (AP) — The curtain has risen on Harry Potter’s latest adventure — and J.K. Rowling is urging fans not to ruin the magic by letting its secrets out. more »»

‘Raging Bull’ actress Theresa Saldana dies

June 9, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Theresa Saldana, the “Raging Bull” actress who survived a stalker’s brutal attack to become a crime victim’s advocate and reclaimed her entertainment career with “The Commish” and... more »»


June 9, 2016 Tony telecast performances NEW YORK — The Tony Award telecast will offer performances from all nine new and revival musicals that were nominated, including one that has already closed. more »»

Restaurant showcase returns: Altoona Mirror’s Taste of the Alleghenies held downtown

June 8, 2016 Big cities often show off their restaurants, and Altoona is about to do the same with the Summer Restaurant Showcase scheduled for June 17 in downtown. more »»

Beyonce surprise honoree at annual fashion awards

June 8, 2016 NEW YORK — In a surprise appearance, Beyonce strode onstage in sparkling pinstripes Monday evening to speak emotionally about both family and fashion at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of... more »»

Read on! Altoona Area Public Library’s Summer Reading Program aims all ages to keep turning the pages

June 5, 2016 Making smoothies, playing miniature golf, watching a magic show and taking a jazzercise class — sounds like a lineup at the local rec center. more »»

Rockin’ on the railroad: Museum set to hold annual Alive@5 concert series

June 4, 2016 Jill Davis, the lead singer of a local country band, remembers one moment last year at the Railroaders Memorial Museum’s Alive@5 concert series when even a downpour couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm. more »»

Earth Matters: Be vigilant to avoid accidental environmental sins

June 4, 2016 I have a confession to make: I have committed environmental sins. Even though most have been accidental sins of omission, paying closer attention would likely have avoided many of them. more »»

Sci-fi, fantasy and fun: 2016 convention to feature famous celebrities

June 2, 2016 The population of geeks, nerds and lovers of science fiction, fantasy and video games continues to grow. more »»

Altoona native stars in ‘The Big Day’ on Friday

June 2, 2016 Brittany Kleiner Hosak, who grew up in Altoona and now lives in Macungie, Pa., shared her wedding dress shopping adventures on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress. more »»

Italian and more: Sizzler Pizza in Williamsburg -- specials, pan-crust square cuts are hot here

June 1, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — Patrons regularly cross the mountain from Huntingdon and Altoona to taste the pan-crust square pizza at Sizzler Pizza. more »»

Take a bow: Best high school musical productions honored

May 30, 2016 As the 11th annual Isaac Awards began Sunday night at the Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona, master of ceremonies Jonathan O’Harrow, a veteran of many Altoona Community Theatre productions, asked... more »»

Multiple disorders are the rule, not exception

May 29, 2016 Serious mental illnesses, in and of themselves, create significant challenges, not only for individuals suffering from these conditions, but for clinicians attempting to treat the conditions. more »»

National, state and local sources of help/assistance for mental illness

May 29, 2016 National Organization: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Phone: Toll-free, 1-800-950-NAMI Website: Organization: NAMI Information HelpLine Website: www.nami. more »»

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