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Summer’s coming: Time to sign up kids for camp

April 19, 2015 Parents may view summer camp as a babysitter for their children. more »»

Garden Notes: Ramps popular, despite their inherent, smelly issues

April 18, 2015 There’s a reason Valentine’s Day comes two months before ramp season. The “King of Stink” outranks garlic in its assault on the olfactory sense. more »»

Spring cleaning: Time to dust off the winter blues... and dirt and clutter

April 18, 2015 The red robins are hopping across the now-green grass as the yellow of the daffodils bursts onto the scene. more »»

Expo looks at women’s health issues

April 18, 2015 Area women looking to learn a little more about their health will have a chance to meet expert doctors and local vendors at the Women’s Healthy Living Expo. more »»

College course studies ‘Thrones’

April 18, 2015 DEKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones. more »»

"It's really a family": Altoona's Jewish community takes pride in tradition

April 16, 2015 For leaders in the local Jewish community, it’s all about family. more »»

On the air: A quick look at some area radio and TV personalities Ashley Doerzbacher

April 16, 2015 Name: Ashley Doerzbacher Age: 25 Current position: Reporter/Weekend Anchor Hometown: Harrison City, P. more »»

Hearing delayed for suspect in Minaj tour member death

April 16, 2015 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A court appearance for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally stabbing a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour and severely wounding another has been postponed. more »»

Cooking under pressure

April 15, 2015 By Cherie Hicks chicks@altoonamirror. more »»

Turn frozen green peas into a stunning spring side dish

April 15, 2015 When my best friend, Erin (Pribozie) Pinkas, and I meet up for our weekly dinners, we reminisce about our one-bedroom college apartment at Duquesne University. more »»

Concert review: ASO brilliant with Beethoven’s Ninth

April 14, 2015 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra concluded its seventh season under the baton of Teresa Cheung on Saturday night with a massive performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphon. more »»

WISE Women lead the way: Organization recognizes outstanding individuals

April 12, 2015 Carol Stevens has spent a lifetime performing community service, but her most noteworthy accomplishment is to be the longest living breast cancer survivor in the country, having been diagnosed 58... more »»

Smaller and easier: Landscaping trends reflect aging population

April 11, 2015 Less work and less water. Those seem to be among the trends in landscaping and home gardening, particularly as baby boomers age. more »»

Earth Matters: Recycling still a low priority for many county residents

April 11, 2015 Everyone, everywhere, all the time — that was the recycling message recently delivered to nearly 30,000 mailboxes in Blair County. more »»

Oh the Joy!: Analyzing Beethoven and his No. 9

April 9, 2015 When Ludwig van Beethoven wrote the final movement of his final symphony, No. 9, he was sending a political and historical message, as well as a personal moral lesson. more »»

Comedy genius Stan Freberg dies

April 9, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Stan Freberg, the spirited comic genius who lampooned American history in his landmark recordings “The United States of America” and was hailed as the father of the funny commercial,... more »»

Behind the Plates: A family touch

April 8, 2015 CLEARFIELD — At least twice a week, Pastor Rob Mellgard walks the three or so blocks from his Presbyterian church to Ethan’s Cafe on the tree-lined Market Street in downtown for lunch. more »»

SAMA to honor five benefactors at annual Night of Distinction

April 5, 2015 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s fourth annual Night of Distinction will be held at the Loretto Museum on April 24 to honor five of the museum’s most dedicated and long-serving... more »»

Staycation! Blair County has lots to offer — museums, baseball, parks

April 5, 2015 (Editor’s Note: Today the Altoona Mirror kicks off a monthly feature series on travel in the region. We begin our tour in Blair County). more »»

Pollinator problems: How to attract the birds... and the bees... and the butterflies

April 4, 2015 For years, scientists at Penn State and elsewhere have been sounding the alarm about the decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinators of our necessary food crop. more »»

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