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Backyard Beats | VIEW ALL

Rockin’ the Yard, Sponge and A Celebration of Life This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 18 through Thursday, June 24. With the continued easing of COVID-19-related restrictions, more live music venues across the area are hosting performances. The listing below includes both ...

Summer Sounds (Postponed), Juneteenth Celebrations, Nanty Glo Community Days!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 11 through Thursday, June 17. With the continued easing of COVID-19-related restrictions, more live music venues across the area are hosting performances. The listing below includes both ...

Mansion Mania Rockfest, Songs for Sarah and Hanna Barakat!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 4 through Thursday, June 10. With the recent easing of some COVID-19-related restrictions, more live music venues across the area are beginning to host performances. The listing below ...

PA Roundhouse Rally, Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Fest This Weekend!

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 28 through Thursday, June 3. With the recent easing of some COVID-19-related restrictions, more live music venues across the area are beginning to host performances. The listing below ...

Once a sports guy | VIEW ALL

Deeds

Blair County Robert L. LaMorte and Doris Melle to Stephen J. DeOliveira and Sarah S. Sloane, property in Altoona, $182,000. Justin D. Bigler to Frederick A. Sr., Catherine L. and Jacob L. Disher, property in Catharine Township, $153,500. Carolyn Lunghofer to Jeanette R. Acrie, 707-709 ...

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Happy Martenitsa Day!

It's the first day of March and that means Grandma Marta or Grandma March is sweeping away winter and helping spring emerge! It's a month that is filled with lots of ups and downs when it comes to weather, so be prepared. For now, at least in our little part of the world, it's pretty mild. ...

Holiday thoughts

Hello, everyone! I wanted to say I hope everyone is doing well and is staying healthy. My wish for this year is to bless everyone with good health, wealth and stability. May next year be filled with positivity and hope and most importantly, remembering we can do something small each day to make ...

Saving the animals at Lakemont Park

I had heard about Lakemont Park and Blair County cleaning the lake. It sounded all well and good, remove extra silt and stone, etc. However, in their goal to clean, they have disturbed the animals that live and thrive there. This is especially affecting the fish as they are corralled into a ...

Arts Around Altoona

I thought I'd do a little section on my blog here about arts around Altoona. For my first one here, I thought I'd talk about ArtsAltoona. They are a local group that are promoting the arts in our community. I like their message and how they are incorporating a need for our youth to grow in art ...