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Fall Fests, Songs & Stories and Trick Or Feed This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 11 through Thursday, October 17. The outdoor fall festival season appears to reach its peak this weekend, with numerous fall festivals happening throughout the region...Downtown Hollidaysburg ...

Zombietown, Bedford Fall Foliage and Apple Cider Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, October 4 through Thursday, October 10. The cavalcade of fall festivals around the area continues this weekend. The zombie apocalypse returns to downtown Altoona on Saturday with the fourth annual ...

Celebrating the Spud, Cassville Oktoberfest This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, September 27 through Thursday, September October 3. Now that the calendar has gearshifted into the fall season, fall festivals will provide some live music highlights for the next few weeks before ...

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PA Humane Lobby Day set for Monday 4/29

The following letter is from Kristen Tullo, PA State Director of the HSUS... Humane Lobby Day is Monday, April 29th in Harrisburg. This is the single biggest animal advocacy event of the year held at the state Capitol building. Hundreds of advocates from across the state will converge on the ...

Artificial sweetener hits a sour note with dogs

Columnist’s note: There has been growing concern recently about the toxic effect the artificial sweetener xylitol can have on dogs. Because of this upswing in awareness – because xylitol is popping up as an ingredient so frequently in so many foods, I wanted to review the subject ...

Yakety-yak, it’s tough figuring out sick cats

I always thought our cats were the experts at eating too much food too fast then yakking it up all over the house. I come to find out this binging and barfing is one of the most common things cats do. It’s called regurgitation and I know it’s not a pretty visual. When a cat’s stomach ...

Felines and flowers are a bad combination during Easter season

I love flowers, fresh arrangements especially. However, any time I get a bouquet from my husband, I usually end up keeping them at work. If I do take them home, I pluck half of them out and prop the remaining in a vase high atop the computer desk where no cat or dog has yet to climb. Dogs and ...

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Contest time again

It's official as of 10 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018. The 2018 Guess How Many Games The Pirates Will Win contest is open for entries. Unlike the Powerball, which requires a bunch of numbers, this competition requires only two: 1. Predict how many games the Pirates will win this season (They ...

We have a winner, 2017 version

The MLB regular season has ended, and so has the blog's annual Guess How Many Games The Pirates Will Win Contest. This year's contest went right to the final game and required the tiebreaker, which is predicting how many home runs the Pirates will hit. The Pirates beat Washington on Sunday in ...

This is a test

This is just a test. Stay calm, if that's possible. If you see this on the Mirror website, report back to me please. Thank you. Have a good day.

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Happy Fall!

It finally feels like fall has arrived! The leaves are turning beautiful hues of reds, yellows and browns especially when the sunlight makes them glow. I've been reading about people seeing the sights on their travels around Blair county. We're very lucky to have these scenes. When I lived in ...

Art yard sale!

If you're in the area today, we're having an art yard sale! Paintings, wood carving and fairy chalk boards. Really great prices and lots of variety. This is in Altoona on 25th Ave up the street from Father Kelly Hall. Stop on by!

To mural or not to mural, that is the question

Recently, a local business was in the news paper for creating a mural on the side of a building they are using. I would assume they had the building owner’s permission. This being said, they went and put a mural based on an actor from a film, Scarface and will be adding Italian themed foods. ...

It’s Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice! Today is the longest day of the year as the earth has it's maximum tilt towards the sun. If we lived in Fairbanks Alaska, we'd get 21 hours and 49 min of sunlight! Pretty amazing. I hope everyone who has planted a garden, is watching it grow in leaps and bounds. Today ...

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#STEELERS PREGAME STRETCH: Misdirection?

WEEK 16 CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-9) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-6-1) CBS, SUNDAY, 4:25 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,450 Last week in a nutshell Headline: SAINTS ELSEWHERE / After playing perhaps the best 10 minutes of their season to seize the lead against the heavily favored and home-standing ...

#STEELERS PREGAME STRETCH: Weapons race

WEEK 16 PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-5-1) VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-2) CBS, SUNDAY, 4:25 P.M., MERCEDES BENZ SUPERDOME, 74,295 Last week in a nutshell Headline: END GAME / Tom Brady marched the New England Patriots down the frozen, crusty Heinz Field sod in the fourth quarter toward a ...

#STEELERS PREGAME STRETCH: In too deep?

WEEK 15 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-4-1) CBS, SUNDAY, 4:25 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,400 Last week in a nutshell Headline: A BLACK HOLE / A couple hallmarks of the Mike Tomlin era – clueless strategery and shoddy secondary play – reared their ugly heads ...

STEELERS PREGAME STRETCH: Back to black?

WEEK 14 PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-4-1) VS. OAKLAND RAIDERS (2-10) FOX, SUNDAY, 4:25 P.M., OAKLAND ALAMEDA COLISEUM, 63,132 Last week in a nutshell Headline: ZONED OUT / The injury-hampered Steelers started the game against the Chargers with a losing game defensive game plan and finished it ...