Posts tagged family

Her Times story update — ‘100 Women Who Care’

   March 2, 2014 5:12 am    0

When Joan Martter called me about her idea for 100 Women Who Care, she caught my attention and fast. The entire article about this group and many more women who have founded grass roots efforts to help others is in Her Times today in the Erie Times-News. Read it here. Here’s an update to that story. Joan…


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Downton Abbey 2014 — what people are saying

   February 24, 2014 12:42 pm    0

I am still hooked on this show, but this was not my favorite season. The reviews of season 4 are in, and they are mixed. I’m not going to spoil anything for anyone, but one of the things that hooked me on “Downton Abbey” was the history. Watching people I started to know die from…


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Signs of spring — get ‘em while they’re hot

   February 24, 2014 6:35 am    0

Well, they won’t be hot today, but while I sat on my daughter’s deck in Pittsburgh over the weekend, cardinals were singing in the trees in her backyard, and people were wearing shorts. The sun was hot — it was in the mid 50s, and the breeze was cool but not Arctic. At home, that…


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Things I’ve learned from my kids, grandkids

   January 31, 2014 9:57 am    0

As we close out the first month of January, here’s what I’ve learned from the Eckert Parker bunch in no particular order: Granddaughter Mia — fruit snacks taste much better than they did 20 years ago. I remember some waxy gobs of flavorless goo. And Princess Sofia on the Disney channel is a lot of…


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The Elf, Santa and the Polar Express

   December 19, 2013 7:30 am    0

I am glad that there was no Elf on the Shelf when my kids were young. Here’s a link to today’s story in the Erie Times-News. My youngest, Ryan, had a fear of elves without any watchful doll to provoke him. As a youngster, he would hold his hands over his ears when certain Christmas…


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Mary Huffman named Realtor of the Year

   December 6, 2013 3:47 pm    0

The Greater Erie Board of Realtors (GEBOR) honored Mary Huffman as the 2013 Realtor of the Year on Friday during the Realtor luncheon. Huffman has been a Realtor for almost 20 years. She started her career with RE/MAX Real Estate Group in 1994 and moved to Marsha Marsh Real Estate in 2010. A graduate of…


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Fashion Friday — more gifts for the guys

   December 6, 2013 8:27 am    0

The folks from sent me some great, guy-gift ideas yesterday. I’ll get to the razors, but first — some other clever stuff: – is billed as the modern man’s pantry. For a monthly subscription of $75 plus shipping, Mantry sends a box of American made foods from really cool vendors to your door in…


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Two days to get ready for Saint Nicholas Day

   December 4, 2013 6:12 am    0

Up on the rooftop. Click. Click, Click. Last year, I wrote about celebrating Saint Nicholas Day, and this year — I am at a it again as an empty nester. First a little history: The legend of Saint Nicholas is that he placed gifts in shoes that children left outside their rooms or by the fireplace…


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Roll into National Cookie Day and our Cookie Contest

   December 1, 2013 7:48 am    0

It’s that time again! National Cookie Day is Dec. 4, and the The Frankie and May Cookie Contest is already underway. First the contest — then National Cookie Day. Readers submit photos and recipes of favorite holiday cookie creations for a chance to win a $150 Frankie and May  gift card! Here’s how it works: Entrants upload photo and recipe…


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Fashion Friday — gifts I found

   November 29, 2013 6:17 am    0

Need some gift ideas? How about these cool outfits in the photo at left? At the Welcome Club Fashion Show last week, Minnie Lawrie, a former Miss Philippines, led models on the Lake Shore Country Club runway in winter styles from Coldwater Creek located in the Millcreek Mall. Kathy Findlay is in the background. Cute…


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