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State College girl, 7, writes books, donates profits to childrens’ charity

May 9, 2012 First-grader Emilia Keller of State College has been writing books since she was 5 years old, and the author and illustrator is selling three of her books to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network a... more »»

American Family Theater to present ‘Wizard of Oz’ Tuesday

May 7, 2012 Tin Man still sings a song about heart, Lion still sings a song about courage and Dorothy is still trying to get home, but American Family Theater, Inc. more »»

Three ideas for quick keepsake gifts for this Mother’s Day

May 7, 2012 Family photos and mementos are the raw stuff of some great Mother’s Day gifts. more »»

‘Hunger Games’ fever makes archery cool for many kids

April 30, 2012 NEW YORK — In schools and backyards, for their birthdays and out with their dads, kids are gaga for archery four weeks into the box office run of “The Hunger Games” and less than 100 days before the... more »»

Adaptation of ‘Ugly Duckling’ teaches life lessons for all ages

April 23, 2012 Everyone knows the tale of “The Ugly Duckling,” but the child ensemble of Cresson Lake Playhouse’s production of “Honk! Jr.” want you to know you’ve never seen or heard it like this. “Honk! Jr. more »»

Prom-posals are a big deal

April 23, 2012 NEW YORK — Never mind a text that meekly asks “will u go 2 prom w/me?” Today’s teenagers are taking a cue from elaborately staged wedding proposals, inviting each other to prom with flash mobs,... more »»

Proms aren’t typical red carpets for Disney stars

April 16, 2012 NEW YORK — Debby Ryan and Laura Marano get dressed up more than average teen­agers: As Disney Channel starlets, they’ve done their fair share of red carpets. more »»

Get in the mood for high school musicals

March 29, 2012 The hills will be alive with the sound of musicals from various decades this Spring as area high school students put on their annual production. more »»

Prepare for your kid to get creative with 10 items that should be in every craft toolkit

March 27, 2012 As spring break nears and the days get longer, many parents are searching for meaningful ways to keep children occupied. more »»

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of teaching, good deeds

March 12, 2012 With green vests and good deeds, the Girl Scouts of America will celebrate its 100th anniversary today. more »»

Logan Valley Mall Style Club prepares for the runway

March 8, 2012 It doesn’t have to be fashion week for local teens to learn about Spring styles and trends — and have fun doing it. more »»

Sesame Street Live show finds Elmo, friends helping Super Grover recover his superpowers

March 5, 2012 Have no fear. Every­body’s favorite furry monsters are here. For the first time in a decade, Sesame Street Live is returning to the Bryce Jordan Center in State College on March 13 and 1. more »»

Twins more common today than ever before

March 5, 2012 If it seems like you’re seeing double more frequently, it’s not just in your head — at least when it comes to twins living in the local area. more »»

Book’s praise for French parents stirs controversy

March 5, 2012 NEW YORK — So you’re visiting someone’s home with your child and hot chocolate is served. more »»

Stop cervical cancer with preventative steps

February 7, 2012 By Beth Ann Downey bdowney@altoonamirror. more »»

Unusually large baby makes headlines, spurs discussion

February 6, 2012 At least where babies are concerned, bigger isn’t always better. On Jan. more »»

Many teen mothers uninformed

February 6, 2012 ATLANTA — A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant. more »»

Parents held responsible for underage drinking

February 1, 2012 NEW YORK — Parents of teens: If you think a drinking disaster at your kid’s party can’t happen at your house, not with your kid, because he’s a good kid, it’s time to wake up and smell the whiskey... more »»

Colleges and suicide: When to call home

February 1, 2012 The email that arrived at Virginia Tech’s health center in November 2007 was detailed and unmistakably ominous. more »»

Try cinnamon bread pudding

February 1, 2012 Cinnamon buns were the inspiration for this recipe. While on their own they make a delicious breakfast, I wanted to take them a little further. more »»

 
 
 

 

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