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Area Music Gets Its Irish Up!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 17 through Thursday, March 23. Besides a popular time of the year for wearing green attire, consuming green-colored food and drinks, and celebrating the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick's Day weekend is ...

Punk’s Not Dead in Altoona!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 16. Many music trends come and go, and rise and fall in popularity as times change. But some forms of music endure, and on the Altoona music scene, punk rock is one of ...

An Acoustic Weekend…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 3 through Thursday, March 9. Acoustic music seems to be the prominent flavor on the area music scene for this weekend and upcoming week, as a number of acoustic-geared solo performers and groups ...

A Giant(s) Return…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 17 through Thursday, February 23. Among the performers on area stages this weekend is a group that hasn't been as much a frequent flyer on area stages in the past year or two, the Giants Of ...

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AKC National Championship Winner(s)

If you've never been to an AKC Dog Show/Competition I highly recommend the experience. If you're like me, just trying to give a command for my dog to 'stay' is a feat in itself. To see these dogs at their finest, is well worth the time to attend or watch on TV.... - amyjo PULI ...

Take Action For Pets In Need

We are experiencing arctic-like weather conditions in December and I can't say anyone was quite prepared for this freeze. No pet should be left outside in these weather conditions. If you see an animal outside without adequate protection, housing, warmth (straw, etc), please speak up for those ...

Winners of inkspirations coloring books

Congratulations to our winners of the 3 inkspirations coloring books for adults: Connie (Maine); Rita (Tyrone, PA) and Amber (Hyndman, PA)! Thank you to everyone who entered to win! Watch for more give-a-ways to come!

Senior Pets Rock!

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! In my world, every month should be Adopt a Senior Pet Month: Senior pets are far and away the best companions I’ve ever had. Having adopted/rescued seniors for the past 16 years, I never understood the whole ‘need’ for a puppy, I guess. My ...

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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 ...