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By Rob Frank GoErie.com staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘Roar on the Shore’
Posted: July 10th, 2012

It’s been a busy start to the month at Street View. We’ve been covering all kinds of events and special features.  First up, we took a ride on the new segway tours at Peek’n Peak resort and spa.  These off-road segways were a blast to ride and even easier to learn.  Check out the full video below.

This past weekend was the annual Panegyri Greek Festival at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.  Our Street View photographer Dan Smith stopped by on Saturday and snapped photos of festival goers.

You can visit the full gallery online by clicking here. The Young Peoples Chorus of Erie (YPC) competed recently in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, OH.  They collectively brought home two gold medals and one silver medal.  They were greeted by family and friends in the Penn State Behrend parking lot.

You can visit the full gallery online by clicking here.

We also shot a video of their arrival and mini-performance for the crowd.

 


 

This was a very special day for the YPC choristers because it was their first official competition.  The day was a mixed bag of emotions because director and founder of the YPC, Jason Bishop, is moving on to another position in New Jersey.

Next week is Roar on the Shore, Erie’s annual bike rally.  This year show coordinators expect over 100,000 bikes to converge on the city over a four day period which is almost a 30% increase over last year.  We’ll have all four days covered, both in photos and video so be sure to check back!

 

Posted: July 16th, 2011
The six contestants stand waiting for results.

The six contestants stand waiting for results.

After three days of collecting funds, six contestants took the Main Stage at Roar on the Shore. Sunburnt, blistered, but ready to hear the winner, the women waited on stage.

Miss Roar on the Shore 2011: Raine Raven. Watch our player on StreetView, or go to out video page under “events” to see the crowning. Also showing is a congratulations from Raven’s family.

Browse our galleries for more photos of the contestants throughout the weekend.

Stay up-to-date with Roar on the Shore action and all Erie events by following @GoErieEvents on Twitter, or on the StreetView feed.

 

Posted: July 16th, 2011
Tobi Lee of Mustang Sally brought a leery, but willing participant up on stage to practice his cowboy skills.

Tobi Lee of Mustang Sally brought a leery, but willing participant up on stage to practice his cowboy skills.

“I didn’t know the cameraman was going to get so close!” yells Tobi Lee, lead singer of Mustang Sally. “Thank God I wore underwear!”

The sassy, classy ladies of the country rock band Mustang Sally kept the crowd rocking at last night’s Roar on the Shore concert while Lee pulled bawdy zingers in between songs.

“They send a police officer over,” said Lee after referring to her joke of running through the streets of Erie naked, “but he’s like the size of Harry Potter.”

Despite a few technical difficulties, the show kept the audience entertained and singing along. Not five minutes into the act, Lee broke the heel on her white, knee-high boot, but made a nice recovery, “showing off the band” while she patched up her boot backstage.

Later when Lee experienced difficulties with her lavalier mic, violinist Sarah Wilfong took the main stage with high-powered fiddling.

Check out the photos in our gallery–I love Wilfong’s reaction to Lee’s broken boot.

Mustang Sally rounded out the show with classic cover songs, encouraging the crowds to sing along. See a clip of Erie singing classic Journey hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” and watch Lee playfully tease the policeman, “Mustang Sally.”

Want to see more videos? Watch clips on our StreetView player, or under the “events” tab on our video page.

Stay up-to-date with Roar on the Shore action by following @GoErieEvents on Twitter, or on the StreetView feed.

Posted: July 16th, 2011
Welcoming the Thunder on the Isle parade.

Welcoming the Thunder on the Isle parade.

It was hot. Gathering at Harley-Davidson of Erie Friday afternoon, everyone was dripping sweat and collecting under the shade of trees, buildings–anything to find some relief from the sun.

What better way than to cool off than to jump in the Thunder on the Isle parade? I was lucky enough to literally hop right into the action. Scott Betten of AllAboutBikes.com, drove me in the side car of his blue Harley-Davidson for Thunder on the Isle parade on Presque Isle.

Talk about an amazing experience. What they say is true, you have to love the freedom of riding on a bike. And being in one of the Roar on the Shore parades is something special. Not only do you have the wind following through you hair and the sun on your face, but you feel like a celebrity being able to wave at everyone lined up on the road to see you on your way.

Were you on Presque Isle, waving to the parade? See if you can find your face in our Thunder on the Isle Follow Along gallery. Check out our videos on our player from the parade.

Stay up-to-date with Roar on the Shore action by following @GoErieEvents on Twitter, or on the StreetView feed.

 

Posted: July 16th, 2011
Kelly Donlan, Miss Roar 2010, waiting for Thunder on the Isle.

Kelly Donlan, Miss Roar 2010, waiting for Thunder on the Isle.

 

Kelly Donlon knows SafeNet. This past year, the crowning champion of Miss Roar on the Shore 2010, has assisted the charitable organization with numerous fundraisers geared towards supporting their Big Backyard Children’s Garden project.

“I will always be their Miss Roar on the Shore,” she said.

Watch a video of Donlon recapping her experience with the charity on our StreetView player.

Each year, Roar on the Shore collects money for a beneficiary. Last year, SafeNet’s Big Backyard Children’s Garden project received a $75,000 donation from the Manufacturer & Business Association, who organize Roar on the Shore. Over the past four years, Roar on the Shore has raised more than $250,000 for regional charitable organizations.

See photos of last year’s Miss Roar on the Shore contestants in our StreetView photo gallery. Stay up-to-date with Roar on the Shore action by following @GoErieEvents on Twitter, or on the StreetView feed.

Posted: July 16th, 2011

 

Katie Marzka, Emilee VanScoter, and Raine Raven Miss Roar 2011 contestants collecting donations for the Flight 93 Memorial at Harley-Davidson of Erie.

Katie Marzka, Emilee VanScoter, and Raine Raven Miss Roar 2011 contestants collecting donations for the Flight 93 National Memorial at Harley-Davidson of Erie.

Despite yesterday’s heat, the pre-parade gathering at Harley-Davidson still allowed people the chance to chill out. Want to find your photo from the pre-parade gathering at Harley-Davidson of Erie? Check out our Thunder on the Isle Pre-Gathering gallery.

I got a chance to meet with some of the Miss Roar 2011 contestants, who were collecting donations for the Flight 93 National Memorial. Find out more about the contestants in our StreetView blog.

Stay up-to-date with Roar on the Shore action, follow @GoErieEvents on Twitter, or watch our feed on StreetView.

Posted: July 15th, 2011
Lisa Dean, Miss Roar on the Shore 2011 contestant

Lisa Dean, Miss Roar on the Shore 2011 contestant.

 

Lisa Dean almost quit the Miss Roar on the Shore competition after moving past the initial round at Coconut Joe’s.

She was told that she couldn’t ride in the parade and compete in Miss Roar on the Shore.

After “making a huge stink,” she said, she got the green light to ride.

“If I can’t do it with my bike, I said I’m not going to do it at all,” she said.

Until this year, Dean was the only licensed rider in the competition. Last year’s winner Kelly Donlon had a permit, but at the time of Roar on the Shore 2010, she hadn’t gotten her license.

Dean said she wanted to get involved for two reasons: “I thought that this should represent this generation of women riders,” she said, listing her reasons. “And the charity, Flight 93, that was huge.”

Dean rides a 250 Honda Rebel, a bike that is noticably smaller than the other bikes that surrounded her in the parade lineup.

“It fits me,” she said.

See a clip of Dean minutes off her bike from the Bringin’ in the Roar parade on GoErie.com/streetview in the Roar on the Shore video player.

Watch the Miss Roar on the Shore finals and crowning at 8:30 at the Hub at the Perry Square main stage.

Follow @GoErieEvents on Twitter to get all the latest on Miss Roar on the Shore 2011, and this Roar on the Shore weekend. Check out our photo galleries to see more of Miss Roar on the Shore.

 

Posted: July 15th, 2011
Rachel Timmons, Miss Roar on the Shore contestant 2011

Rachel Timmons, Miss Roar on the Shore contestant 2011

 

Experience at Roar on the Shore last year made Rachel Timmons of Erie get involved.

“It’s not a beauty competition, it’s for a good cause,” said Timmons.

Timmons works at Presque Isle Downs & Casino as a model/cocktail waitress. “I worked it last year selling pops, and found out Roar on the Shore is this huge fundraiser.”

She said it’s fun being part of the competition.

“All the girls get along,” she said.

Watch the Miss Roar on the Shore finals and crowning at 8:30 at the Hub at the Perry Square main stage.

Follow @GoErieEvents on Twitter to get all the latest on Miss Roar on the Shore 2011, and this Roar on the Shore weekend. Check out our photo galleries to see more of Miss Roar on the Shore.

 

Posted: July 15th, 2011
Jordyn Toplovich, Miss Roar on the Shore 2011 contestant

Jordyn Toplovich, Miss Roar on the Shore 2011 contestant.

A love of motorcycles helped get Jordyn Toplovich of Corry involved in Miss Roar on the Shore.

“I’m all about motorcycles; I love it, the lifestyle, the people, I think it’s great,” said Toplovich.

She hopes to have her own bike soon. ”I’m saving up to buy my own.”

“There’s a special place in my heart for 9/11,” she said, talking about the beneficiary, the Flight 93 National Memorial. “Those 40 people on that plane made an extraordinary decision to save countless others.”

Watch the Miss Roar on the Shore finals and crowning at 8:30 at the Hub at the Perry Square main stage.

Follow @GoErieEvents on Twitter to get all the latest on Miss Roar on the Shore 2011, and this Roar on the Shore weekend. Check out our photo galleries to see more of Miss Roar on the Shore.

 

Posted: July 15th, 2011
Emilee VanScoter, Miss Roar on the Shore 2011 contestant.

Emilee VanScoter, Miss Roar on the Shore 2011 contestant.

For Emilee VanScoter, being a motorcycle enthusiast runs in the family.

“My Dad bikes, and I’ve loved bikes all my life,” said VanScoter. “It’s a great way to support such a deserving charity.”

She said it was a no brainer to get involved in Miss Roar on the Shore and combine charity support and her love for bikes. “What better way than to get involved?”

Watch the Miss Roar on the Shore finals and crowning at 8:30 at the Hub at the Perry Square main stage.

Follow @GoErieEvents on Twitter to get all the latest on Miss Roar on the Shore 2011, and this Roar on the Shore weekend. Check out our photo galleries to see more of Miss Roar on the Shore.

 

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