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County Fair Season Continues!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, Aug. 4 through Thursday, Aug. 10. County fair season continues, as the Clearfield County Fair reaches its climax this weekend with two marquee rock concerts, and the Huntingdon County Fair then takes ...

Summer Fun, Fairs and Celebrations!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 28 through Thursday, Aug. 3. The summer season continues with more outdoor concerts, festivals, celebrations and fair season getting under way. The 157th Clearfield County Fair starts on Sunday, ...

Arts Festival Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 14 through Thursday, July 20. Arts Festival weekend is in full swing in Centre County this weekend, with both the 51st annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in downtown State College and ...

Fire Carnivals and Arts Festivals!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 30 through Thursday, July 6. Two fire company carnivals and two prominent Centre County arts festivals are among the highlights of the area live music slate over the next seven days. The Cresson ...

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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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Summer arts

It's summer and nearly the beginning of August which equals end of summer vacation for many. Everyone is starting to think of school, school clothes, and back packs. If not, many others are working, finishing up vacations or house renovation plans. For my self, I'm doing day-cations, one day ...

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BOSTON MASSACRE

The score: New England 36, Pittsburgh 17 The bottom line: Needing a near-perfect effort to win, the Steelers rolled out their worst performance in more than two months Sunday at New England, with young receivers dropping critical passes and young defenders blowing critical coverages, ...

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP Pregame Stretch: Steelers at Patriots

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5) at New England Patriots (15-2) at Gillette Stadium, capacity 66,829; Sunday at 6:40 p.m., CBS Announcers: Jeeeeeeem and Pheeeeeeel. Annoyance factor: Off the charts, unless... There’s only two things worse than Jeeeeeeem and Pheeeeeeeel doing ...

PLAYOFF PREGAME STRETCH: Steelers at Chiefs

AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS: Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) at Arrowhead Stadium, capacity 76,416; Sunday at 8:20 p.m., NBC Announcers: Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth. Well, well, well, if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is. It’s hard to keep track of the ...

PHIN-ISHED OFF

The score: Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12 The bottom line: The oddsmakers were right. Miami wanted nothing to do with the frigid Pittsburgh weather or the red-hot Steelers offense and never really put up a fight in an exactly-as-easy-as-it-was-supposed-to-be-and-can-you-believe-that blowout of ...