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“The Gambler’s Last Deal” Visits Altoona This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Dec. 8 through Thursday, Dec. 14. A major highlight of this weekend's live music entertainment slate is the legendary Kenny Rogers coming to town to perform at the Jaffa Shrine on Friday evening. Now ...

Tis the Season for Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Dec. 1 through Thursday, Dec. 7. With the holiday season now under way, holiday season-themed shows, Toys for Tots benefits and other seasonal parties begin to show up on the live music slate. So after ...

Sun King Warriors and a Salute to Ullr This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Nov. 24 through Thursday, Nov. 30. Although Thanksgiving Day is now in the rear view mirror, Thanksgiving weekend live music continues throughout the region, providing multiple options for getting ...

Patched Together, Bobaflex and Thanksgiving Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Nov. 17 through Thursday, Nov. 23. One of the largest annual benefit concerts makes its return this weekend, and live music will help usher in the Thanksgiving holiday in the coming week. The benefit ...

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Oh my gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! ‘People Food for Cats”

Weruva cat food? Yes, it’s THAT GOOD!!! (Just ask Odilia, Gracie, BoBo, Grayer, Katie and Krusher) With International Cat Day celebrated earlier this month (August 8), and Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the 'cat in the room'- as well as, your ...

PA passes historic animal anti-abuse law: Libre’s Law

I never thought I’d live to see this day. Thanks to a most bipartisan act of the Pennsylvania legislature, we now have stronger laws to protect innocent animals from abuse. Ending what was a near yearlong effort, the PA Senate unanimously passed Pennsylvania HB 1238, better known as ...

Shirley, you can’t be retiring?

Several year’s ago I met Shirley Fonda of Fonda’s Foundlings. This one-woman crusade has been saving the lives of homeless cats in the Center County region for nearly 20 years, rescuing more than 1,600 over this time. I just learned that Shirley is going to retire finally at the age of 81 ...

The life and times of Czar, a senior pup

Czar is a 13 ½ year old pitt bull who rescued his parents (Jackie and Paul) at the tender age of 9 weeks. This gentle giant is the pride and joy of his mom, Jackie, who loves to deck Czar out in holiday duds and showcase his pictures in fundraising calendars, contests and even on his own FB ...

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We have a winner, 2017 version

The MLB regular season has ended, and so has the blog's annual Guess How Many Games The Pirates Will Win Contest. This year's contest went right to the final game and required the tiebreaker, which is predicting how many home runs the Pirates will hit. The Pirates beat Washington on Sunday in ...

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This is just a test. Stay calm, if that's possible. If you see this on the Mirror website, report back to me please. Thank you. Have a good day.

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Artist of the week: Angela Landrin

This week we present Angela Landrin's work. She is a local abstract artist in Hollidaysburg. Wife and mother of two, she sells her work on her website ALoriginals (found on her FB page below). Landrin says she "loves painting with bold colors to make a connection with all who looks at my ...

LaVintage Decor Art Upcoming Art Classes

September and October Upcoming Events at LaVintage Decor and Wine & Design Studio Ticket URL for all classes is https://squareup.com/store/lavintage-decor or call LaVonne at (814)934-8928 Take advantage of this coupon for these classes unless stated otherwise in the description. Inline ...

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PREGAME STRETCH: New England at Pittsburgh

THE GAME: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) VS PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-2) CBS, SUNDAY, 4:25 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,400. Announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo. We’re really excited to see Romo work this one if the quarterback play is at the level we think it might be at. We are not really excited to ...

TRUE NORTH

The score: Pittsburgh 39, Baltimore 38 The bottom line: Step back for a second from the ugly closeup of Pittsburgh’s hapless defense and the indefensible officiating Sunday evening and marvel at the fact the entire football team worked around that mess to win a critical football game in a ...

PREGAME STRETCH: Baltimore at Pittsburgh

THE GAME: BALTIMORE RAVENS (7-5) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (10-2) NBC, SUNDAY, 8:30 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,400. Announcers: Al Michaels (maybe, Mike Tirico has been replacing Michaels on a few dates and this is NOT supposed to be one of them but Tirico was on Falcons-Saints Thursday and that ...

LAWS OF THE JUNGLE

The score: Pittsburgh 23, Cincinnati 20 The bottom line: If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know these days have been coming for the NFL for a long time. The insane money in the game and our love of its inherent violence have created an incentive for men to turn themselves into ...