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Concerts, Festivals and Punx For Pets!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 16 through Thursday, June 22. Father's Day weekend features plenty of live music, including outdoor and indoor concerts, festivals and other fun live music events. The Railroaders Museum hosts the ...

Festivals, Celebrations and Concerts Abound This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, June 9 through Thursday, June 15. Outdoor live music gets busier in coming days, with more festivals, concerts and other outdoor events featuring live music in the region. A few communities are ...

Memorial Day Weekend Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 26 through Thursday, June 2. The Memorial Day holiday weekend features several noteworthy live music events throughout the region. An Altoona area music scene all-star cast will bring to life "It ...

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 ...

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PA passes historic animal anti-abuse law: Libre’s Law

I never thought I’d live to see this day. Thanks to a most bipartisan act of the Pennsylvania legislature, we now have stronger laws to protect innocent animals from abuse. Ending what was a near yearlong effort, the PA Senate unanimously passed Pennsylvania HB 1238, better known as ...

Shirley, you can’t be retiring?

Several year’s ago I met Shirley Fonda of Fonda’s Foundlings. This one-woman crusade has been saving the lives of homeless cats in the Center County region for nearly 20 years, rescuing more than 1,600 over this time. I just learned that Shirley is going to retire finally at the age of 81 ...

The life and times of Czar, a senior pup

Czar is a 13 ½ year old pitt bull who rescued his parents (Jackie and Paul) at the tender age of 9 weeks. This gentle giant is the pride and joy of his mom, Jackie, who loves to deck Czar out in holiday duds and showcase his pictures in fundraising calendars, contests and even on his own FB ...

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 ...

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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 ...