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By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: July 20th, 2014

The Gannon University Theater Department’s Shakespeare Summer Nights series has another play coming up at the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” will be performed Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater at the park, 1501 W. Sixth St.

The performances are free, although donations will be accepted.

Go to or to learn more.

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Posted: February 16th, 2013

You can get into the Gannon University’s women’s basketball Pink Zone game today for free.

The event, which raises awareness of breast cancer, is at 1 p.m. in the Hammermill Center, 620 Peach St. Admission to the men’s basketball game, which follows at 3 p.m., also is free, according to the university’s website.

Funds raised through the sale of $15 T-shirts will benefit the Erie chapter of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Linked by Pink.

To learn more, call (814) 871-5791 or visit

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Posted: December 5th, 2012

Gannon University students and faculty are providing you with an opportunity to read books for free.

The university today was establishing the first Little Free Library of 11 that will eventually be put in place. The first was set to go up today at 2 p.m. outside of the Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St.

A news release from Gannon describes a Little Free Library as a community book exchange in a structure resembling an oversized birdhouse. One of the libraries can usually hold at least two dozen books and anyone can take a book for free, read it and return it at his or her convenience, the release said. People also are welcome to contribute books.

Gannon’s Little Free Libraries were designed and constructed by students, with books donated by the university’s Nash Library, according to the release.

To learn more about the Gannon effort, call (814) 871-7471. To find out more about the Little Free Library concept, visit

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Posted: February 17th, 2011

A new cantina and grille is serving up a discount for some of its downtown Erie neighbors.

Senor Coyotes offers 10 percent off when you present your Erie Insurance, Gannon University or UPMC Hamot ID card Monday through Friday until 4 p.m., according to the website at

The eatery at 319 State St. is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the bar open an hour later on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday and until 2 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday.

Anyone know of any other discounts you can get based on where you work or go to school?

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