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Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 29 through Thursday, June 4. Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, many live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. However, some bands and ...

Blues Live Streams and a Songwriting Contest This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 22 through Thursday, May 28. Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, all live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. However, some bands and ...

More “Quaranstreaming” Live Musical Fun!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 15 through Thursday, May 21. Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, all live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. However, some bands and ...

Live Streaming Music for Quarantine Times!

Here is a listing of Pennsylvania live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 8 through Thursday, May 14. Due to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus situation, all live music venues across the state are not able to host performances at this time. However, some bands and ...

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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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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 ...

Poem to help us through these scary times

I'm glad to see people taking COVID-19 seriously. I'm sorry there has been panic and I feel it too. We need to do what is best and practice social isolation as best as we can. It is a little unsettling and maddening all this is happening. I am going to share a poem about the lock down. It was ...

Teaching art to our youth

It's a wonderful feeling teaching a subject you feel passionate about to your community. I'm lucky to get to substitute a varity of students and subjects but feel especially lucky when it comes to teaching art education. I recently got my Art Education certification and when I get to work with ...

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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 ...