Posts tagged Erie

Erie’s Splash Lagoon to host nation’s largest ice bucket challenge

   August 19, 2014 9:40 am    0

The water will be a bit colder than usual early Thursday evening at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park in Summit Township. Splash Lagoon, owned by Scott Enterprises, is hosting what it bills as the largest ALS ice bucket challenge in the nation. The broader challenge began in July when the family of a Massachusetts man…


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8 degree temps serve up icy opening day for Rita’s in Erie

   March 13, 2014 7:58 am    0

It’s a balmy 8 degrees outside. Roads are slick with ice and snow is piled up in frosty mountains at the edges of parking lots. Doesn’t that put you in the mood for a chilly Italian ice or a cool frozen custard? The folks at Rita’s — where their slogan is “ice, custard, happiness,” —…


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Erie Insurance says thanks to employees

   March 7, 2014 12:46 pm    0

Did you know today was Employee Appreciation Day? Employees at Erie-based Erie Insurance Found out this morning when Terry Cavanaugh, the company’s chief executive, surprised them with a reception, free lunch and a bonus in honor of the day of recognition, established in 1995. Cavanaugh offered his remarks in person to the company’s 2,500 Erie-based…


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Erie’s Bayfront Sheraton wins national honor

   March 3, 2014 12:10 pm    0

The Sheraton Erie Bayfront, owned by the Erie County Convention Center Authority, has been ranked the No. 1 Sheraton in North America for overall satisfaction. Properties are ranked by Sheraton guests through a performance measurement survey, including a loyalty index. The Erie hotel, which is managed by White Lodging Services Corp., topped all 210 Sheraton…


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Stuck truck pays call on credit union

   December 17, 2013 2:28 pm    0

   The eighteen-wheeler said Luckey on the side, but apparently it wasn’t. A tractor-trailer box truck, operated by Luckey Transfer, of Streator, IL., was apparently trying to drive down a snowed-in alley next to the 26th Street branch of Widget Financial this afternoon when it became stuck in the snow. Juliana O’Rork, marketing manager for the…


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Fox and Hound parent files for bankruptcy

   December 16, 2013 8:16 am    0

The owner of the Fox & Hound chain of sports bars has filed for bankruptcy protection, blaming a slump in sales associated with a downturn in the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, the doors are open and it’s business as usual at the Erie-area location of Fox & Hound, located at 250 Millcreek Plaza. Manager Mike Porter,…


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Publication sees glimpse of ‘A Wonderful Life’ at local bank

   December 10, 2013 11:11 am    0

George Bailey, the Jimmy Stewart character in the 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” would have felt right at home at Erie’s Marquette Savings Bank. That’s the conclusion of The Economist, one of the world’s oldest and most respected magazines with a publication of about 1.5 million. An editor for the London-based publication held Marquette…


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Open on Thanksgiving? ‘Over my dead body,’ Erie merchant says

   November 26, 2013 12:02 pm    0

It’s not lost on local merchants that national retailers plan to get a head start on the holiday shopping season by opening as early as 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. It’s fair to say most of them aren’t impressed. “I think it’s terrible,” said Vivian Pietrzak, owner of Serendipity Emporium in Waterford. “Never, never will I…


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GE’s Simonelli sells Erie home

   November 21, 2013 11:42 am    0

Lorenzo Simonelli, who led GE Transportation for more than five years, has broken one of his last ties with Erie. He’s sold his waterfront home on Niagara Pier. Simonelli, who led GE Transportation longer than any other executive in the past 20 years, left GE Transportation, which now has its headquarters in Chicago, when he…


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New owner buys former Wagner’s Bar & Grille

   November 15, 2013 7:11 am    0

Wagner’s Bar & Grille, which closed a week ago after a 13-year run, will reopen Wednesday under a new name and new ownership. Erie native and longtime businessman Bruce Hoffman said he expects to close today on the purchase of the property and the liquor license from previous owner Bill Wagner. Hoffman, who said he’s…


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