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Classic groups to perform ‘Blue Moon’ and other favorites in Tyrone

May 2, 2013 Singer Walt Maddox joined the doo-wop group The Marcels in 1961, the year they hit it big with such hits as “Heartaches,” “Melancholy Baby” and the iconic “Blue Moon. more »»

Recycling has increased, but we can do more

April 27, 2013 If you recycle and try to make less waste, you can easily end up with more in the recycling bin and yard waste bags than what is in your trash can. more »»

Area initiative promotes tobacco-free outdoor space

April 24, 2013 Sure, making a tumbling pass in gymnastics takes muscle strength and coordination. But clean air to fuel the motion helps, too. Just ask Garver Memorial YMCA gymnasts Kassidy Burket and Ellen Kennedy. more »»

Local planetariums teach and entertain

April 21, 2013 In the 1960s and ’70s, a high school planetarium-building boom took place in the United States. more »»

High-tech specs: Electronic eyeglasses offer wearers more control

April 20, 2013 By Amanda Gabeletto A high-tech pair of eyeglasses is geared toward giving more control to its wearers. more »»

‘Super Hero Day’ set for Sunday

April 20, 2013 Kids, it’s time to dress up and test your Super Hero powers. The Altoona Mirror is holding a Super Hero Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Blair County Convention Center in?Altoona. more »»

Digging up your past

April 18, 2013 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When you’re trying to find clues to the past in old documents like newspapers, it helps if you can see them as clearly as possible. more »»

American Cancer Society fundraiser celebrates Broadway

April 13, 2013 We’ve all heard the phrase “everyone has been touched by cancer. more »»

Trip to yesteryear: Retired couple enjoys sharing their passion for memorabilia

April 12, 2013 ALUM BANK — For many years, people came to the first house located at the bottom of a mountain along Route 56 because they needed help. more »»

Big band era embraced and preserved in Gallitzin

April 11, 2013 GALLITZIN — A piece of history attached to well-known big band musicians has gotten a makeover in Gallitzi. more »»

Area students learn technique and more during cooking competition

April 10, 2013 BEDFORD — On your mark! Get set! Cook! Local elementary school students had the opportunity to go spatula to spatula in the kitchens of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort as part of a Mini Iron Chef... more »»

Altoona native dances his way to the top, keeps striving

April 7, 2013 As a child, Altoona native and New York City Ballet principal dancer Jared Angle, 32, saw the Allegheny Ballet Company perform “The Nutcracker” at The Mishler Theatre. more »»

Big top drama: ACT brings award-winning true story to local stage

April 6, 2013 The nearly 100-year-old fate of a circus elephant is at the center of a one-act drama coming to the local stage. more »»

Masters of music: ASO, guest artist present works of Brahms, Schumann

April 4, 2013 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is rounding out its season with musical mastery. more »»

Strength waits on other side of that door

April 4, 2013 In “Alice in Wonderland,” Alice opens a door to a whimsical world where a purple Cheshire cat appears out of nowhere — and having tea with a Mad Hatter is the norm. more »»

Local Italian eatery strives to give comfort of home while dining out

April 3, 2013 At the family-run Milillo’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant in Altoona, the Golden Rule, well, rules. more »»

Martha teaches: Talking dog shows kids how to stick up for themselves

March 30, 2013 No matter how many times a dog’s master commands their pooch to speak, the outcome is usually met with the expected “woof!” If they’re looking for a different reply, maybe some alphabet soup is in... more »»

Saving lives: Teen who invented cancer test to speak in Altoona

March 28, 2013 Like many young boys, Jack Andraka of Crowns­ville, Md., liked dinosaurs when he was little and wanted to know more about them. more »»

'Women's Night Out' speaker finds ‘joy’ everywhere

March 26, 2013 After motivational speaker Anne-Louise Sterry speaks to a group, she always knows if her talk has taken root by what she hears later from the people who hired her. more »»

From ages 20 to 88, Blair County group’s honorees cover the decades

March 24, 2013 WISE Women of Blair County is committed to empowering women. In April, the organization will pause in its pursuit to honor seven area women who are making a differenc. more »»

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