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Posted: May 22nd, 2014

The first of two Fish-for-Free Days in Pennsylvania is coming up this holiday weekend.

On Monday, Memorial Day, anyone can legally fish on the commonwealth’s waterways without needing a fishing license, according to the state Fish and Boat Commission. A one-day license on any other day would cost $11.70 for a Pennsylvania resident age 16 and older and $26.70 for a tourist age 16 and older, according to the commission’s website.

People who are new to fishing, or don’t have their own equipment, can borrow rods, reels, hooks and tackle boxes on Monday at numerous loaner sites across the state, including several in the Erie area. For a full list of loaner sites, go to http://fishandboat.com/loaner.htm

For more about Fish-for-Free Days, go to http://www.fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm or call (814) 336-2426 or (877) 707-4085. The next one is July 4.

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Posted: March 8th, 2014

Ken Springirth will discuss his new book, “Remembering the Pennsylvania Railroad,” on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Admiral Room at Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St.

The talk is free and open to the public.

To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152251464124264

 

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Posted: July 1st, 2013

The next fish-for-free day in Pennsylvania is coming up on Thursday. July Fourth is the second such day this year. The first was Memorial Day.

On the special days, anyone, resident or non-resident, can legally fish in Pennsylvania with no fishing license required, according to the state Fish & Boat Commission.

That could save you quite a bit, depending on what kind of license you would normally need to fish in the Keystone State. Rates range from $2.70 for a one-year license for a resident in the National Guard or Armed Forces Reserve to $52.70 for a one-year nonresident license. A one-day license for a Pennsylvania resident age 16 or older costs $11.70 while a one-day tourist license for a non-resident age 16 or older is $26.70.

For more information, go to http://fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm or call (877) 707-4085.

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Posted: May 30th, 2013

Now that camping season is under way, here’s news about a couple offers from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

DCNR is again pairing with Gander Mountain on the First Time Camper Program.

The deal available at 16 Pennsylvania state parks features the free use of equipment including a four-person tent, rain tarp, sleeping pads, chairs, flashlight, lantern, camp stove and hot dog/marshmallow sticks plus two nights of camping for just $20.

Campers need to take their own food, cooking utensils and bedding.

DCNR also has a new cooperative effort with the North Face.

Seven state parks are participating in the Family Camping Program, which includes experiences guided by staff. A camper-oriented activity guide and camping coupons also will be available.

For more information, including lists of participating parks, visit www.apps.dcnr.state.pa.us/news/resource/res2013/13-0529-spcampers.aspx or www.visitpaparks.com or call (888) 727-2757.

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Posted: May 24th, 2013

If you only want to fish one day this year in Pennsylvania, Monday could be your day. Memorial Day is one of only two fish-for-free days in the state this year. The other is July Fourth.

On those two days, anyone, resident or non-resident, can legally fish in Pennsylvania with no fishing license required, according to the state Fish & Boat Commission.

That could save you quite a bit, depending on what kind of license you would normally need to fish in the Keystone State. Rates range from $2.70 for a one-year license for a resident in the National Guard or Armed Forces Reserve to $52.70 for a one-year nonresident license. A one-day license for a Pennsylvania resident age 16 or older costs $11.70 while a one-day tourist license for a non-resident age 16 or older is $26.70.

For more information, go to http://fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm or call (877) 707-4085.

 

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Posted: March 7th, 2013

In celebration of Pennsylvania’s 332nd birthday, numerous Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission sites are offering free admission on Sunday. That includes the Erie Maritime Museum.

The museum on Erie’s bayfront at 150 E. Front St. will be open Sunday for free from noon to 5 p.m., officials said.

Charter Day celebrates the establishment of Pennsylvania in 1681, the year that King Charles II of England gave William Penn the charter for the land that became the commonwealth.

According to the PHMC’s website, other sites open for free on Sunday will include Drake Well Museum in Titusville. For the list of sites offering free admission or more information about Charter Day, go to www.phmc.state.pa.us or call (717) 772-3257.

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Posted: April 13th, 2012

Trout season starts Saturday in our part of Pennsylvania and children can get some help fishing that day at Presque Isle State Park.

Park naturalists and members of S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie will be at East Waterworks Pond between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the clinic, according to the Presque Isle calendar.

The event is free. However, participants age 16 and older must have a Pennsylvania fishing license in order to fish, organizers said.

Call (814) 833-0793 or 453-2270 to learn more.

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