The Altoona Mirror, 28 Jun 2016 16:14:42 EDTTue, 28 Jun 2016 16:14:42 EDT disease still a concern throughout state couple of weeks ago I ran into a good friend who told me he had recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease. He joins the list of several other friends who have also contracted this troublesome disease via a tick bite.Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTThey're called wild animals for a reason's up with all the recent wildlife episodes involving children these days? There was a 2-year old who was recently snatched by an alligator from shallow water and killed, a child falls into a gorilla enclosure at a zoo and receives some prett...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTErie houseboat folks enjoying the good life - Tom and Nancy Bloom don't like to travel. The retired Erie couple - both are 76 - say they don't crave the Florida warmth like many of their friends.Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTRemembering dad's influence on Father's Day father didn't hunt or fish, but he had a profound influence on my dedication to those sports and the love of the outdoors in general.Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTFinding value in a backyard I heard that the world is about evenly divided between the keepers and the tossers.Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT