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Creating in the 814, Italian Food Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, September 21 through Thursday, September 27. Among the noteworthy live music happenings this weekend and upcoming week, the inaugural Cre814 Fest will bring local creations together on Saturday ...

Labor Day Festival Frenzy!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 31 through Thursday, September 6. With Labor Day weekend symbolizing the unofficial ending of summer, a number of festival events throughout the area once again will give live music fans plenty ...

Grange Fair, Church Picnics, Concerts and Festivals Galore!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 17 through Thursday, August 23. Area outdoor live music is into its busy peak this weekend, with numerous outdoor concerts, festivals, church picnics, fairs and more. The Centre County Grange ...

Flood City Music Festival and Clearfield County Fair!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, August 3 through Thursday, August 9. Outdoor events continue to provide the highlights during this time of year. The annual AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday in and ...

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Pets’ fear of fireworks no laughing matter

Holidays celebrated with fireworks are no holiday for us. We have two dogs and 2 cats (4 out of 10) that are afraid of the loud booms and flashing lights associated with fireworks, as well as thunderstorms, and gun fire to add insult to injury. Chase starts pacing and becomes quite nervous but ...

May the Fur Be With You

Occasionally, I get emails/posts from companies/friends/associates that are just too good to pass up and I have to share them with you! The following is from our friends at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance (www.heathypawspetinsurance.com)... Enjoy! Pet parents love Star Wars... and we’ve got the ...

BlogPaws 10th Annual Pet Conference Milestone

So... how do I get some of the crazy ideas I blog/write about?... April 17-20, 2018, marked my 10th Anniversary for attending BlogPaws Pet Conference, the international conference held by the amazing BlogPaws organization which “provides an inclusive, global community of pet enthusiasts who ...

On the scholastic and recruiting beat | VIEW ALL

Lions add standout safety

Penn State might be about to go on a run of football commitments. It got started a little earlier than expected late Thursday night. JaQuon Brisker, the Lackawanna safety rated as one of the top junior college prospects in the country, announced he had committed to the Nittany Lions on ...

Mainly Mehno | VIEW ALL

Contest time again

It's official as of 10 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018. The 2018 Guess How Many Games The Pirates Will Win contest is open for entries. Unlike the Powerball, which requires a bunch of numbers, this competition requires only two: 1. Predict how many games the Pirates will win this season (They ...

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 ...

This is a test

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.

The Art Cafe | VIEW ALL

The art of Dee Hartman

Dee Hartman is a local artist and recently stepped down as a substitute art teacher in Hollidaysburg school district. Her degree is in elementary education. She creates wonderful works inspired by nature and the humor she finds in life. From working in digital art to oil pastel to caricatures, ...

Let’s Collaborate on a unique gift for the holidays!

The holidays are coming up! If you need a unique present, I create digital collages for $40. You get an 8" by 10" print made from your selected image and matted/signed. Depending on what you'd like, I can make a humorous, provocative piece focused on your interests like video games, books, ...

The art of Susan Novak

Susan Novak is a local artist and does incredible work as an art therapist and as a professional artist. She is a rostered artist with the PA Council on the Arts as well as one of the few Board Certified Art Therapist and Certified Trauma Therapists in this region. You can view her work at her ...

The art of Sande Harder up at UPMC Blair Medical gallery

Today's artist is Sande Harder! She'll be hanging her work at Blair Medical at the end of Aug. She can be contacted via Facebook. Additionally, she'll have a one woman show at Park Hills from November till Dececember She has a FB album where you can view her work! Sande harder is a local ...

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#STEELERS PREGAME STRETCH: Fitzpatrick’s best chance to beat Pittsburgh

WEEK 3 PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-1-1) VS. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-0) ESPN, MONDAY, 8:30 P.M., RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, 65,618 Last week in a nutshell Headline: STANDING PAT / Rookie Mahomes shreds Steelers clueless defense Summary: We said last week the repeated 2017 mistakes in the 2018 ...

#STEELERS PREGAME STRETCH: A new star in KC?

WEEK 2 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1-0) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-1-1) CBS, SUNDAY, 1 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,400 Last week in a nutshell Headline: TIE DIE / Same old mistakes don’t bode well for Steelers’ 2018 fortunes Summary: The repeat of an all-too familiar script didn’t offer ...

#STEELERS PREGAME STRETCH: Answering the bell?

WEEK 1 PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-3) VS. CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16) CBS, SUNDAY, 1 P.M., FIRST ENERGY STADIUM, 67,895 Blogger’s note: It’ll be pregame blogs only this year, no postgame write-ups. First and foremost, we just don’t have the time anymore with several new businesses we’ve ...

JAGGED LITTLE PILL

The score: Jacksonville 45, Pittsburgh 42 The bottom line: Flops don’t come much bigger than this one. In front of their home crowd and with a chance at avenging their most embarrassing loss of the year to get a shot at avenging their most infuriating one, the Steelers were sloppy with the ...