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Blair County Arts Festival Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 18 through Thursday, May 24. Another temporal marker as spring advances toward summer in this part of the world is the annual Blair County Arts Festival. The 51st edition of this event happens ...

Pints For Pets, Book Festival, BulletBoys Coming to Town!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, May 11 through Thursday, May 17. Among the most noteworthy live music events this weekend is the 11th annual Pints For Pets Brewfest, taking place on Saturday at People's Natural Gas Field. Per ...

Outdoor Festivals Are Here!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 27 through Thursday, May 3. As the calendar turns the corner from April to May, live music events and festivals are starting to head outdoors, with two major outdoor events happening this ...

Ivyside Off the Rails, A Final Flight, Uke Soiree This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 20 through Thursday, April 26. Among the notable live music events taking place this weekend is the second annual "Ivyside Off the Rails: Glow On" music and arts festival, happening Sunday evening ...

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May the Fur Be With You

Occasionally, I get emails/posts from companies/friends/associates that are just too good to pass up and I have to share them with you! The following is from our friends at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance (www.heathypawspetinsurance.com)... Enjoy! Pet parents love Star Wars... and we’ve got the ...

BlogPaws 10th Annual Pet Conference Milestone

So... how do I get some of the crazy ideas I blog/write about?... April 17-20, 2018, marked my 10th Anniversary for attending BlogPaws Pet Conference, the international conference held by the amazing BlogPaws organization which “provides an inclusive, global community of pet enthusiasts who ...

Monday, April 16th – PA Lobby Day for Animals Schedule

Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States. WHERE: Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, 501 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17120 WHAT: This year Humane Lobby Day attendees will be advocating for additional animal protection laws to build upon the historic passing ...

On the scholastic and recruiting beat | VIEW ALL

Lions add standout safety

Penn State might be about to go on a run of football commitments. It got started a little earlier than expected late Thursday night. JaQuon Brisker, the Lackawanna safety rated as one of the top junior college prospects in the country, announced he had committed to the Nittany Lions on ...

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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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Proposals for the Studio Art Center of Arts Altoona

I was lucky to be a part of the viewing audience for the proposals for the Kress building aquired by the Arts Altoona group. I was able to go around and ask each design team a few questions about their ideas and what where some ideas they tried to incorporate for their concepts. I was very ...

Visiting the Clay Cup cafe

I finally got to visit the the Clay Cup today. It was a nice break since we drove down from State College for the upcoming reveal for the Kress building, Studio Art Center architectural plans. The Clay Cup is a few doors down and has some cool architectural elements above the entry way. ...

Rip Van Winkle Play Performed at St. Luke’s!

From Lisa Escott Long: This is not your typical church play, rather, a full-scale production with lights, costumes, makeup, sound effects... based on Washington Irving’s classic tale of Rip Van Winkle. Delicious desserts provided during intermission. About the play: Dutch-American villager ...

Signs of spring

I'm thinking about flowers and many of the other wonderful things associated with spring like melted paths and green. I had to share a photo I took from a few years ago of tulips. You might see a yellow dandelion in there as well. I just found out that the roots of dandelions may have ...

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL

The score: Jacksonville 45, Pittsburgh 42 The bottom line: Flops don’t come much bigger than this one. In front of their home crowd and with a chance at avenging their most embarrassing loss of the year to get a shot at avenging their most infuriating one, the Steelers were sloppy with the ...

PREGAME STRETCH: Jacksonville at Pittsburgh

AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (11-6) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-3) CBS, SUNDAY, 1 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,400. Announcers: Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts. This is now the CBS No. 2 team, but they are a very distant second to Nantz and Romo, who will be making sweet love to the Patriots ...

REST STOP

The score: Pittsburgh 28, Cleveland 24 The bottom line: In what has become a familiar scene, the hapless Cleveland Browns were on the verge of closing their hapless season (and this time, avoiding infamy) with a win over the playoff-bound Steelers “backup lineup” and simply could not ...

PREGAME STRETCH: Cleveland at Pittsburgh

THE GAME: CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-15) VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-3) CBS, SUNDAY, 1 P.M., HEINZ FIELD, 68,400. Announcers: Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta. After all those prime time games with A-list broadcasters, hearing from the CBS No. 6 team should be fun. We’ve always liked Dedes, but he ...