The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 30 Nov 2015 19:11:39 EDTMon, 30 Nov 2015 19:11:39 EDT'Carol,' 'Beasts of No Nation' lead Independent Spirit nods ANGELES - The 1950s-set romance "Carol" starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara collected the most nominations last week for the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards.Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTBoston bombing survivors brace for movies on attack - Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and an HBO documentary are in the works, causing decidedly mixed feelings among some of those most touched by...Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTGarden Notes: Bayberries part of tradition around the holiday season Black Friday ads, chestnuts roasting on open fires and the smell of bayberry candles, I'm on sensory overload, and it's not even December! Northern bayberry, myrica pensylvanica, is a native shrub. (The spelling of pensylvanica is correct.Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTGroovy gabbing: SAMA curator to discuss psychedelic poster art 1960s counterculture, centered around San Francisco, produced some amazing art in the form of psychedelic posters that remain popular with collectors today and are part of the permanent collection of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at...Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTObama honors Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra, more - President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a "Funny Girl.Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDT