The Altoona Mirror Lifeen-usSun, 24 Jul 2016 14:34:20 EDTSun, 24 Jul 2016 14:34:20 EDT Plummer's Hollow: Naturalist and family thrive in central PA mountain - Marcia Bonta paused under the Norway spruce, pursed her lips and mimicked a whippoorwill. She had been concerned, hearing its call only occasionally in recent years. But the birds came back this sprin.Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTPraying for rain: Monastery Community Gardens needs a drink and volunteers - The Monastery Community Gardens just south of here is real thirsty for rain and help. "If we don't get rain soon, our yields will suffer," Jim Yeager, manager of the food donation project, said earlier this week.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTPublic plant breeders back patent-free seeds English language is constantly evolving, but did you know "editing" is now garden-speak for weeding? Are there any gardens left with plain old "dirt" rather than "soil"? Has manure always been a four-letter word? What's with all the acronyms...Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTSteven Tyler goes a little country YORK - He's led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: his first solo album.Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTHistorical treasure: 'Rare' copy of Declaration of Independence on temporary display at Baker Mansion longtime collector of artifacts, Tom Lingenfelter was in pursuit of anything unusual at a flea market years ago when in the course of events he stumbled on an old copy of the Declaration of Independence.Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT