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When should children play sports?

February 1, 2015 Over the past 10 to 15 years there has been a dramatic increase in specialization in youth sports. We see this through travel teams, clinics, and the year-round commitment to one spor. more »»

Health & Diet

Try making your own baby food

May 2, 2011 In some homes, baby is eating better than the rest of the family. Gone are the days of bland, watery, jarred foods. more »»


Teens want own physicians

May 2, 2011 Laurel Carignan was filling out some insurance paperwork in her pediatrician’s office recently when she overheard a conversation between her 12-year-old daughter, who was chatting with a toddler in... more »»


Safety first when it comes to any kind of baby gear

September 14, 2012 When choosing baby gear, pay special attention to: Strollers. Consumers face recurring safety incidents with stroller. more »»

Crafts & Recipes

Crafting clubs can appeal to teens’ creative side

June 6, 2011 Like a lot of teenagers, 16-year-old Geno Saenz of San Antonio spends his fair share of time watching television and playing video games. more »»

Activities & Events

Roaring Spring Community Libarary Activities for April 2013

March 13, 2013 Library Hours Monday and Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday CLOSED Visit select the About tab and select calendar for events. more »»

Health & Diet


Flu shot a must for moms-to-be

October 25, 2012 If you are pregnant, get a flu shot! This recommendation surprises some pregnant women every year. more »»

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Get your hang on!

February 1, 2015 From doors to door knobs, the following three kid-friendly crafts can be hung to welcome the holidays! Leprechaun Pocket Legend says when you hang a Leprechaun Pocket on your door knob the night... more »»

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Halloween is coming: Get creative and make your kids' costume and your own

August 1, 2014 Most moms these days feel lucky if they can get dinner on the table and keep the sibling squabbles to a dull roar, so the thought of making their own kids’ Halloween costumes is something they might... more »»

Activities & Events

Theater camps let children take the stage

July 4, 2011 The call of the theater beckons at an early age. Dressed in costume with lines memorized, children as young as 4 are performing at the Altoona Community Theatre acting workshops this summer. more »»


Parents need to monitor teens' networking and respect their privacy

May 2, 2011 By Kristy MacKaben Mirror Moms The buzz of a text. The ping of a status update. Social media, it’s so darn addicting, especially to teenagers, the most social creatures among us. more »»


Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center program helps cure ‘cabin fever’

April 11, 2011 It’s first period at the Greater Altoona Career and Tech­nology Center and about a dozen students are missing from class; they’re at the mall instead. more »»

Activities & Events

Thomas the Tank Engine coming to East Broad?Top Railroad in July

June 27, 2011 What could be more exciting for a Thomas-obsessed preschooler than riding on the real Thomas the Tank Engine? The “Day Out With Thomas” event at Rockhill Furnace on July 1 to 4 and July 9 and 10... more »»


‘Why Have Kids’ offers answers

October 25, 2012 Your former classmate leads such an interesting life. She told you this summer about the trips she took recently: Aruba, Paris, Johannesburg, Tokyo. more »»


Pre-teen takes initiative, joins group and loses weight

August 8, 2011 Adults routinely struggle with managing their weight and could learn a thing or two from a local pretee. more »»


Safe, healthy, and stress-free flying with young children

October 25, 2012 Planning and Preparation If you are thinking about going on a trip that will include young children and airline flights, it is crucial to plan ahead to make the trip as stress-free as possible. more »»


KITS After-School Program March 3, 2015

The Salvation Army and Skills of Central PA have collaborated to provide a free after-school program to children in first through sixth grade. This program is offered 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. more »

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