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Outdoor Live Music, Live Music at a Drive-In!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 31 through Thursday, August 6. Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, many live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. The listing below includes ...

Mansion Mania Rockfest This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 24 through Thursday, July 30. Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, many live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. The listing below includes ...

Virtual Arts Festival This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 10 through Thursday, July 16. Restrictions and concerns due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation prevent a number of live music venues across the state from hosting performances at this ...

Musical 4th Fireworks Live and Online!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, July 3 through Thursday, July 9. Restrictions and concerns due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation prevent a number of live music venues across the state from hosting performances at this ...

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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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Neowise comet!

Have you gotten to see it yet? It displays around 10pm and wont be viewable dor 6,800 years! If you do see it, let me know❤ image from Joe Murgo

Staying cool and cool masks

I hope this blog entry finds you well. The days have been very hot and we've finally had some rain. The plants really need it as do the animals. Make sure to leave fresh water out for our wild friends. Lately, my family has been gardening and of course, staying home. Remember to wear your ...

We Can Do It!

Masks made by local group, Home Sewing Central PA

Recently, I joined a group called Home Sewing Central PA, Defending the Front Line Defenders, on facebook. You can view group here. Organized by Steve Elfelt, this group was started as a response to the great need for getting face masks out to the public, and especially to medical ...

Art in stressful times

During this time of covid-19 shutdown, I hope this finds you well and practicing safe habits. Staying home, washing hands, washing shoes, don't touch your face and all those good basic practices to keep you and all of us safe. I have to admit I got very scared about all of this and could only ...

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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 ...