Posts tagged Pittsburgh

Best staycations: Buffalo and Pittsburgh in top 5

   June 5, 2014 5:56 am    0

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…


Read more

24 hours of cake, haluski, farmland and downtime

   April 27, 2014 9:45 am    0

My husband, Kim, says we pack a lot into 24 hours, and we do. Friday we took off to meet my sister and brother-in-law for Kim’s birthday dinner at Iron Bridge Inn. If you are driving down Interstate 79 this time of year, beware. Construction abounds, and delays resulted from the highway crew tree trimming —…


Read more

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…


Read more

National Ferris wheel day coming up

   February 6, 2014 5:56 am    0

Yes, I know — in February? Next Friday — Valentine’s Day — is Ferris Wheel Day — a tribute to George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., born on Feb. 14. My first date with my husband was on a Ferris wheel — at the North East Cherry Festival 12 years ago. So, here’s to George Ferris! The…


Read more

House lady: ahhh Frontier

   November 2, 2013 12:31 pm    0

There are front doors, and then there are front doors. When you walk through the front doors of the featured home at 412 Frontier Drive in this week’s House to Home, you’ll see a unique entry that welcomes visitors to something special — inside and out. Read the entire story here. This three-story home that…


Read more

Women ‘Share your light,’ and do it now

   October 16, 2013 7:33 am    0

Some were young. Some not so young. Some retired. Some were still in school. But the 200 women at the Erie Ambassador on Tuesday had one thing in common: They were on a mission to support one another in business and in life. Erie area women were honored and empowered — I’ll get to the honors,…


Read more

U.S. Open Tennis shockers

   September 3, 2013 7:12 am    0

Spain’s Tommy Robredo’s three-set upset of  Roger Federer, owner of five U.S. Open titles, was hard to watch. The scores were 7-6, 6-3, 6-4. This closes out a year in which Federer has not made it into a single final of a major tournament for the first time since 2002. Rafael Nadal got a scare…


Read more

Segway around Presque Isle in 2 weeks

   May 13, 2013 6:10 am    0

It’s great news that Segways are coming to Presque Isle. I’ve ridden on Segways for fun during an interview with the former college president at Edinboro University (that’s me at left flitting around inside the student union building) and for even more fun when my daughter took me on a tour of Pittsburgh a few…


Read more

Tell PBS how Mr. Rogers inspired you

   November 14, 2012 7:34 am    0

The man in sneakers and a cardigan often came into our house. I was probably more impressed with Mister Rogers than my kids, and PBS invites everyone to add a comment to “Mister Rogers Inspiration: Share yours, then pass it on!” You can share your Mister Rogers memory, here on Facebook or Twitter. Visit or…


Read more

Pamela McCormick — mom on a mission

   July 30, 2012 8:28 am    0

  Her name is synonymous with winning — Quad games, triathalons, duathlons and more. In Pittsburgh, Erie’s Pamela McCormick finished second among women and 28th overall in the International Distance Triathlon Sunday. It included a600-meter swim in the Allegheny River, a 20K bike race through Pittsburgh and a 5K run along the Allegheny River. McCormick, 39, continues her dominance…


Read more