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Garden Notes: Spotted lanternfly brings new bug threat

February 28, 2015 Editor’s note: This column was originally scheduled to be published on Saturday, Feb. 21. A newly discovered pest is lurking in southeastern Pennsylvania. more »»

Hail to the Chieftains: Celtic band to play Penn State ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

February 28, 2015 As the region gears up for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in March, “legends in the Celtic music realm” will be making a return to the area. The Chieftains will perform at 7 p.. more »»

Symphony Orchestra concert to honor the region’s history

February 26, 2015 An immigrant from Hong Kong, Altoona Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Maestra Teresa Cheung says she has long been fascinated with how a young America has evolved while holding on to its short history. more »»

Doctors say trackers, apps can boost care

February 26, 2015 HACKENSACK, N.J. — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. more »»

Challenges for doctors using apps

February 26, 2015 NEW YORK — More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiousl. more »»

Free book giveaway

February 22, 2015 From time to time, the Mirror receives complimentary copies of books, and we like to share these with our readers. more »»

Rolling for the sport and fun of it: Derby leagues catching on in Central PA

February 22, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — The pseudonyms, colorful clothes and painted faces remain, but athleticism and competition have replaced the scripted theatrics and pre-determined outcomes. more »»

Who will take home Oscar gold?

February 21, 2015 As with recent Academy Awards seasons, this year’s major categories feature very little in the way of genuine competition, with most of the races all but decided come Oscar night. more »»

Trying the stage: Auditions for spring musicals nerve-wracking

February 19, 2015 Megan Marcaurelle-Jones has been a part of more than a dozen plays in her 27 years, and she said auditions still are terrifying. more »»

‘Essence’ honoree’s accidental career

February 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — “Selma” costume designer Ruth E. Carter never set out to work in Hollywood. more »»

Breaking ground: PSU professor collaborated on boxed music set

February 15, 2015 The Rev. T.T. Rose recorded in 1927 the earliest version of the old gospel song, “If I Had My Wa. more »»

Concert honors Wonder

February 15, 2015 LOS ANGELES — When the Grammys throw a post-awards party to honor Stevie Wonder, just about everybody shows u. more »»

Earth Matters: Rising sea levels present immediate, worldwide concerns

February 14, 2015 Rising sea level doesn’t seem too important to those of us here in central Pennsylvania. Those closer to the ocean are a bit more concerned. When ice melts, water rise. more »»

‘It’s almost like they’re one’: Altoona couple celebrating nearly 70 years of marriage

February 14, 2015 Jeanne and Clarence Rutherford may go out to eat today, but not necessarily to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They most assuredly won’t be exchanging presents. more »»

He is the only one: Smith claims four Grammys, including song, record of the year

February 9, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for “Stay With Me,” and best new artist, while Beck won album of... more »»

Free book giveaway

February 8, 2015 From 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 "The Undertaker’s Daughter” by poet Toi Derricotte. more »»

Bootstrapping her way to success

February 8, 2015 Kathy Benson was looking for work with more flexibility than her boss would give her. It was 1988, and she and her husband had just moved to Herndon, Va. more »»

Going batty: Huntingdon festival spotlights declining mammals

February 7, 2015 The bats are gone, for the most part, but that isn’t stopping Lincoln Caverns near Huntingdon from hosting its ninth annual Batfest on Feb. 14. more »»

Garden Notes: Gardeners definitely getting ‘sweet’ on tasty tomatoes

February 7, 2015 The lyrics, “Let me call you sweetheart, I’m in love with you” were never intended as an ode to a tomato, but they apply, nonetheles. more »»

Concert to be held in Hollidaysburg

February 7, 2015 The PMEA District 4/6 Orchesta Festival concert will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. more »»

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