Posts tagged Cleveland

Best staycations: Buffalo and Pittsburgh in top 5

By | June 5, 2014 5:56 am | 0 Comments

WalletHub shared the Best & Worst Cities to Staycation in 2014 with a survey of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. Key components to making the top 20 included public parks, golf courses, swimming pools, zoos, spas, museums, tennis courts and much more. It also included food, entertainment, rest, relaxation and weather. Erie didn’t make the list - -we’re…


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Erie seniors got game

By | July 22, 2013 6:05 am | 0 Comments

Howie Sampson wasn’t be on my pickleball court this weekend. He usually is, but he’s one of 11 Erie County athletes competing in the National Senior Games in Cleveland — specifically in track and field and pickleball. According to an article in the Erie Times-News –click here for the full story — nearly 11,000 men…


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‘A Christmas Story’ lives in our house

By | December 23, 2012 1:12 pm | 1 Comment

The annual tradition of 24 hours of “A Christmas Story” — the iconic 1982 movie about Ralphie and his Chicago family — begins Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. on WTBS. It has a spot in our family tradition because my oldest son Howie was nicknamed Ralphie by my wonderful neighbors — the Wood family. Howie,…


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Good sports — teen athletes tackle Facebook, Twitter

By | September 19, 2012 7:45 am | 0 Comments

  Even if your son or daughter isn’t an athlete, you need to read this terrific story by John Dudley. It explores the importance of postings via text message, Facebook and Twitter. Kids need constant reminders that what they post can be seen, forwarded, copied and pasted all over the Internet. James Conner, a McDowell senior, and one…


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