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Atari games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay

November 20, 2014 ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city. An old “E.. more »»

Tasty Words: Holiday breakfast tips from ‘the hostess with the mostest’

November 19, 2014 My mother, Barb Bucci, is the master of holiday entertaining. more »»

Review: ASO performs solemn, delicate concert

November 18, 2014 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra returned to the beautiful setting of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona for the third time in four years for a concert of mostly English music on... more »»

A neighborly visit: Mr. McFeely to bring his ‘Speedy Delivery’ spirit to Hollidaysburg in support of sweater drive

November 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg is getting ready for a Speedy Delivery. That’s right, Mr. more »»

Gandolfini enters New Jersey Hall of Fame

November 16, 2014 ASBURY PARK, N.J. — New Jersey inducted the late “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini into its Hall of Fame, hoping no one will ever fuhgeddaboudhim. more »»

Local author

November 16, 2014 Loretta Radeschi of Bedford will sign copies of her children’s book “Buddy and His Pals” at Snake Spring Valley Christian Academy’s Christmas Craft Fair on Friday and Saturda. more »»

Mirror Moms hosting ‘Winter Wonderland’ tea parties

November 15, 2014 It seems like a lot of mothers and their daughters like tea parties, especially if the gatherings have a princess them. more »»

Garden Notes: Sycamore, Plane trees have a long history together

November 15, 2014 Once upon a time, there were two species of trees: the Sycamore and the Plane. Platanus occidentalis was the American Sycamore, and Platanus orientalis, was the Oriental Plan. more »»

Catering to kids: Events set for those with sensory sensitivity

November 13, 2014 While the lights and sounds of the holiday season bring joy to many, they can also bring not-so-cheerful emotions to those with sensory sensitivity. more »»

WWE star shines as ‘Santa’ in documentary

November 13, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Mick Foley’s battered body might be in better shape this Christmas had he made a living landing on wintery rooftops instead of getting tossed off the roof of a 16-foot high steel cag. more »»

Collecting Christmas memories

November 12, 2014 We’d like to hear about how you celebrate Christmas. The Altoona Mirror’s Life department is collecting readers’ Christmas memories and traditions to appear in an upcoming story. more »»

Theater review: ‘Awakening’ affirms passion of living

November 11, 2014 Penn State Centre Stage’s rendition of “Spring Awakening” is captivating and has the urgency of a fire alarm ringing at 3 a.m., with strong connections to a time long past and the present. more »»

Botanical tradition: SAMA Loretto brings international traveling exhibition to museum

November 9, 2014 Before the invention of photography, artists would go with scientific expeditions to capture the images of plants and animals, said Scott Dimond, the curator at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at... more »»

Roots & Branches: Beware haphazard ‘carpenter trees’ found online

November 9, 2014 I am thinking of the old “Dragnet” intro line, in which it was solemnly intoned that “only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. more »»

Poker Basics: Politicians have varied takes on online poker

November 9, 2014 While you are basking in the silence of a post election Sunday, let me ruin your peace by bringing up politics again. more »»

Exhibit at Baker Mansion examines Pennsylvania’s role in Civil War

November 8, 2014 Pennsylvanians from all walks of life were highly involved and highly affected by the 1861-65 American Civil War, according to Leslie Przybylek, curator of history at the Senator John Heinz History... more »»

Earth Matters: Inhumane state of affairs hurting Ebola-stricken countries

November 8, 2014 The three worst national economies in the world are in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guine. more »»

Work key to attaining your goals

November 6, 2014 The word “work” can be defined many ways. It can be seen, heard and tasted if you’re a chef. more »»

Lambert dominates at CMAs, but Luke Bryan steals night’s top prize

November 6, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Miranda Lambert was the reigning queen of Wednesday’s Country Music Association Awards, but Luke Bryan marked a long-earned breakthrough by winning entertainer of the yea. more »»

Striking a balance

November 5, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS — Helen’s Chef de Cuisine John Kradel doesn’t believe in perpetuating fine dining’s reputation for leaving its guests hungry. more »»

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