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Blair County Arts Festival Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 19 through Thursday, May 25. The big highlight on this weekend's live music slate is the 50th annual Blair County Arts Festival, happening at Penn State Altoona on Friday and Saturday. This year's ...

Altoona In Bloom, Mother’s Day Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 12 through Thursday, May 18. Among the highlights during Mother's Day weekend is the inaugural Altoona In Bloom Street Fair, happening at downtown Altoona's Heritage Plaza on Friday evening and ...

Ukuleles, Strumbellas and an Agent In Chains This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 21 through Thursday, April 27. As the temperatures heat up with spring season, live music activity increases with some outdoor events now beginning to enter the picture. One of those events ...

Easter Weekend Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 14 through Thursday, April 20. The Easter holiday weekend features plenty of live music events, including an appearance by a prominent and legendary punk rock name. C.J. Ramone, who played bass ...

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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 ...