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Feeling the Heat in Bedford!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 20 through Thursday, January 26. One of the weekend's highlights happens in Bedford on Saturday, with the annual "Feel the Heat" Chili and Soup Cookoff. Seven downtown Bedford businesses ...

Looking for a Cabin Fever Cure This Weekend?

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 13 through Thursday, January 19. If you are seeking a cure to your cabin fever this weekend, numerous live music options are available on local and regional stages. Saturday night is ...

Happy New Year!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 30 through Thursday, January 5. This includes happenings for New Year's Eve. As we turn the page into the New Year, there are a number of live music events to help get us there. One of ...

Return of The Lampshades and Other “Winter Noise” This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 2 through Thursday, December 8. Among the highlights of live music in the Altoona area during the next seven days is the return of indie-rockers The Lampshades to the Altoona area. They ...

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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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Thought I'd share my artsy Halloween photo I made of my doggie. Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up. How are you going to celebrate the holidays with your pets and family? Do you decorate your house, make a special meal, prepare your home with seasonal items? Did you know all of these ...

LaVintage Decor

https://flic.kr/p/tHY9JT Make a note to include  LaVintage Decor to your holiday shopping list for a special one-of-a-kind item and experience. Some country classics from "You are my Sunshine" boutique.  And some cool custom orders by LaVonne! Upcoming events ...

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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 ...