Fashion Friday: Neons make mark in sports gear

   January 23, 2015 6:35 am    0

What’s in the limelight in sports gear? Neons in yellow, chartreuse, green and a lot of pink, orange, blue and purple. The tennis courts at the Australian Open, the first major grand slam tennis tourney of the year, are alive with color and style. Here are some of the lightest and brightest:   Thanasi Kokkinakis, an…


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Pam Parker: Birthday conversations turn cryptic

   January 22, 2015 6:11 am    0

I am apparently the keeper of the crypt. An interesting dinner conversation among family members before my birthday recently resulted in one of my siblings remembering that our dad had left local burial plots to me in his will. Well it made sense decades ago because I was the only one who lived in Erie at the…


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Fashion Friday: Marty McFly, wearable drone bling and more

   January 9, 2015 9:17 am    0

It’s time to revisit “Back to the Future II,” the Michael J. Fox movie of 1989 that followed up the 1985 original. It  gave life to Marty McFly, the hoverboard and Nikes that lace themselves up. The Nikes could be on the way — or at least some version of them according to articles yesterday in USATodaySports, Dezeen…


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Game, Set, Cure a winner for all involved

   January 4, 2015 9:03 am    0

Mario Nicolia set up a fundraiser to fight cancer and benefit the Regional Cancer Center because it hit his mom, Jackie, and many others in his life. The Cathedral Prep grad, who now attends the University of Pittsburgh, found a way to  combine his passion for tennis — he and Alex Brzozowski won the state doubles title in 2012…


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Shopped til I dropped, but I’m ready for more today

   December 23, 2014 11:28 am    0

In case you’re wondering what it’s like out there, it wasn’t bad yesterday. I got free coffee — thanks to Anne Desarro, environmental education specialist supervisor at Presque Isle State Park — she posted it on her  Facebook page that the new Sheetz at Sixth and Peninsula has free coffee, and they do! No word on when it ends, but…


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Fashion Friday: Guest columnist shares color of the year

   December 12, 2014 6:45 am    0

This week’s fashion blog is from Christine Eddy. The best wines, aside from the ones we drink, are the ones we wear. Pantone has deemed Marsala the color of the year. Every year since 1990, the Pantone Color Institute has announced its pick for the Color of the Year, and 2015 is going to be filled…


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Jonathan Arrigo makes national news for “just being a dad”

   December 10, 2014 7:46 am    0

Jonathan Arrigo never expected to make it to the front page of Reddit, but he did with this photo. It sparked some controversy and a lot of laughs. His family owns Beechwood Golf Club in Fairview. Check out the article here. He and his girls are featured on Good Morning America this morning. Here’s the link…


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Saturday is St. Nicholas Day

   December 3, 2014 6:30 am    0

Ho ho ho! We are decorated here at Chez Parker, and just in time to greet old St. Nick. St. Nicholas Day is Saturday, and I remember when I ordered this little Santa. My kids were little, so this guy is pretty worn, and some of those numbers have disappeared — so the daily countdown often misses…


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House lady: local beauty and nat’l homes you won’t believe

   November 22, 2014 10:24 am    0

Yes, people live in that airplane house.We could spend all day coming up with headlines for this one. How about: This home takes flight? Aerodynamic design? Smooth landing? Above the wooded lot? Forbes ran a story about 15 unusual homes for sale or rent in the United States. Click on the photo at left to link…


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Fashion Friday: Survey rates Black Friday deals

   November 21, 2014 7:48 am    0

Thanks to Raz Daraban for the heads up on WalletHub’s survey of 2014’s Best & Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals. WalletHub took a peek at 5,525 Black Friday deals of 21 retailers. JCPenney has the highest overall discount rate at 65 percent Key Stats direct from WalletHub Macy’s — second overall — offers a 54 percent…


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