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Girls’ program opens in State College area

July 25, 2012 Girls on the Run of Happy Valley is an interactive learning program for all girls ages 8 to 13 in the State College School District. more »»

Graham Cracker Cake easy to make

July 25, 2012 Kids love to help out in the kitchen. This recipe for graham cracker cake is so easy to prepare, even pre-school children will be able to help make it. more »»

Altoona Regional maternity ward sets up new project to commemorate new babies’ births

July 23, 2012 The birth of a baby is a reason to celebrate, whether it be a son, daughter, grandchild or anything in between. more »»

Little Free Library helps promote reading among communities

July 16, 2012 "Take a book. Return a book.” This is the motto of the fast growing Little Free Library organization. It all started two and a half years ago when Todd Bol of Hudson, Wis. more »»

Worthwhile gap year requires well thought-out plan

July 16, 2012 NEW YORK — Gap years are all the rage, and the rationales are many: Take a year off between high school and college to work, travel, learn a language or skill, or volunteer. more »»

Early full-term babies may face later school woes

July 3, 2012 CHICAGO — Even for infants born full-term, a little more time in the womb may matter. more »»

Locals weigh in on media debate about prolonged breastfeeding

July 2, 2012 Michele Thompson, a lactation specialist for Altoona Regional Health Systems, nursed her first child, Kristin, just six weeks before introducing a bottle. more »»

All-teen cast of Cresson Lake Playhouse's '13 the Musical' provides professional performance

June 21, 2012 Not everyone wants to relive the age of 13. Memories of braces, acne and awkwardness — and the hard-to-navigate social atmosphere that comes along with them — may be brought up. more »»

Area teens study hard before getting behind the wheel

June 21, 2012 Chelsea Ritts, 16, a junior year this year at Altoona Area High School, hopes to take her driver’s test sometime this month and get her license. “I’ve had my permit since last September,” she said. more »»

Family in need of service dog to control girl’s seizures

June 21, 2012 Two-year-old Twyla Leaper loves the big stuffed dog that resides in her room. She also likes the real thing and wants a dog of her own some day. But Twyla doesn’t just want a dog, she needs one. more »»

Altoona Area Public Library kicks off summer reading program June 19

June 10, 2012 Jes Sprouse feels blessed that her entire family loves to read. But ask her about it, and she’ll tell you the Altoona Area Public Library and the Summer Reading program have a lot to do with that. more »»

Altoona Area Public Library kicks off summer reading program June 19

June 10, 2012 Jes Sprouse feels blessed that her entire family loves to read. But ask her about it, and she’ll tell you the Altoona Area Public Library and the Summer Reading program have a lot to do with that. more »»

Get in the game!

May 9, 2012 By Kristy MacKaben For Mirror Moms Whenever Tobi Rispoli has a question about baseball, she asks her baseball-crazed son. more »»

Chores teach kids responsibility and reinforce family unity

May 9, 2012 As a preschooler, Paige Matteson was setting and clearing the table for dinner. These days, the 14-year-old Hollidaysburg girl is pretty much in charge of the kitchen. more »»

Magic of music

May 9, 2012 It was on a trip to State College that Marabeth Capenos sang her first words. more »»

What is normal?

May 9, 2012 Everyone gets stressed, even kids. They get angry, sad, anxious and fearful. more »»

Summer camps

May 9, 2012 By Kristy MacKaben For Mirror Moms At 7 years old, LeiLani Harpster of Phillipsburg went away to summer camp for the first time. She didn’t cry, sulk or miss home. more »»

Enjoy pies, of a sort, for dinner

May 9, 2012 Why should pie be limited to dessert? No reason at all, actually. Everything we love about pie can work as easily for savory dinners and lunches as it can for dessert. more »»

Baby on the way? Prepare your pet

May 9, 2012 LOS ANGELES — Parents have months to get ready for a baby. Experts say the countdown should include prep time for pets, too. more »»

Doctors say check early for autism

May 9, 2012 CHICAGO — At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn’t respond to her name and shunned other kids in her day care group. Last October, her worried parents found out why. more »»

 
 
 

 

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