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Arts Festival Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 13 through Thursday, July 19. Arts Festival weekend has arrived in central PA, with both the 52nd annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and the 26th annual ...

Motorcycles and Musical Madness!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the period of Wednesday, June 20 through Thursday, June 28. This will include all motorcycle weekend live music events for the inaugural Pennsylvania Roundhouse Rally in Altoona, Thunder In the Valley in Johnstown, Ebensburg Wheels ...

Final Flight, Eric Sager Tribute, Brew-Grass and Benefits This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 8 through Thursday, June 14. With the rise in summertime temperatures comes the rise in outdoor activity on the area music scene. And this weekend provides a lot of live music happenings, both ...

Alive at Five Kickoff, Great Eastern Arts Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7. The warm weather season continues to kick into gear, with several outdoor live music venues and events making their returns to action this weekend. Altoona's ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

Summer art thoughts

Hope you had a Happy 4th of July! It sure has a been a wet beginning to summer but it seems as though things are starting to dry out a little and feel more summery. Now, if it could stay in the 70's and 80's, I'll be happy as I bet most of you will be too. I thought I'd share some of my art. ...

Local authors

Recently, I was lucky to participate at a local authors festival hosted by Arts Altoona. They had many authors and activities. I meandered around and got to talk to several writers. I'll be sharing their books in several posts. The first is Denise Kaminsky from State College. She wrote the ...

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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 ...

PREGAME STRETCH: Jacksonville at Pittsburgh

AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (11-6) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-3) CBS, SUNDAY, 1 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,400. Announcers: Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts. This is now the CBS No. 2 team, but they are a very distant second to Nantz and Romo, who will be making sweet love to the Patriots ...

REST STOP

The score: Pittsburgh 28, Cleveland 24 The bottom line: In what has become a familiar scene, the hapless Cleveland Browns were on the verge of closing their hapless season (and this time, avoiding infamy) with a win over the playoff-bound Steelers “backup lineup” and simply could not ...

PREGAME STRETCH: Cleveland at Pittsburgh

THE GAME: CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-15) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-3) CBS, SUNDAY, 1 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,400. Announcers: Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta. After all those prime time games with A-list broadcasters, hearing from the CBS No. 6 team should be fun. We’ve always liked Dedes, but he ...