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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: 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 or or call (888) 727-2757.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2013

Penn State Behrend is hosting a free talk this week by a Food Network personality.

Chef Jeff Henderson will be the Speaker Series presenter Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in McGarvey Commons in the Reed Union Building on the Harborcreek Township campus.

Henderson’s talk is titled “From the Streets to the Stove: The Power of Potential.”

To learn more about the event  or Henderson, call (814) 898-6171 or visit

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Posted: July 15th, 2012

Penn State Behrend’s Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel will be the site of a free concert Monday at 7 p.m.

The performance will feature organist Larry Allen, director of music at Mount Lebanon United Lutheran Church, and oboist Scott Bell, from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, according to a news release from the college.

Free parking will be available in the Junker Center lot.

Call (814) 898-6063 to learn more.

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