Posts tagged winter

Ice boating and snow rollers remind us of winter’s beauty

By | January 29, 2014 6:44 am | 0 Comments

Ice boating and snow rollers are among the scenic things our region’s folks see this time of year. Wind has to be perfect for ice boating. At left is a photo from the Presque Isle State Park Facebook page – by Brian Berchtold.  The photo got 108 shares. Way to go, Brian! Here’s a story we did…


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It’s snowing shoes, not boards, for this family

By | January 21, 2013 12:10 pm | 0 Comments

Snowshoeing is something you can do with the family — well snowboarding is too, but it’s not for everyone. Snowshoeing, on the other hand, is on the rise. Ryan Alford of Snowshoe Magazine says it might helps folks avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder -read that here. He quoted research from the Outdoor Industry Association and SnowSports Industries America that…


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Stranded travelers bring back snow fence memories

By | December 27, 2012 7:00 am | 0 Comments

If someone you love is stuck due to a storm, scroll to the bottom of this blog for contact info copied from My son is stranded in Pittsburgh. It took him five hours to get there yesterday on his Erie to Virginia trek. Fortunately, he made it to a friend’s house before blinding blizzard…


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It’s a natural — Lake Erie LifeStyle arrives

By | February 26, 2012 4:28 am | 0 Comments

If you’re looking for ways to get back to nature, we have a lot of them in this month’s issue of Lake Erie LifeStyle. If you don’t have a home-delivered copy of the Sunday TImes-News, you can catch up on nature’s way right here. Meteorologist Rob Wilson installed solar panels and so did a host of…


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House lady – make it bold

By | January 14, 2012 5:26 am | 0 Comments

Welcome to real estate blanketed in snow. It’s kind of pretty, isn’t it? And you know if a house looks good in the snow, it looks great with green grass. Since we can’t do much to home exterior right now, this week’s House to Home offers some cool interior decorating ideas that add a splash…


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I did it! Shellac nails at home

By | January 11, 2012 5:25 am | 7 Comments

I am a big fan of CND and Gelish nails. CND stands for Creative Nail Designs, a company that created a nail craze with a shellac manicure that lasts 14 days – no chips no smears. I’ve gotten up to three weeks out of these manicures. I’ve been a pretty regular customer in regional salons…


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Kayla McBride making Erie proud

By | January 9, 2012 4:48 am | 0 Comments

  If your kids need to know that Erie gals do make it big, look no further than Notre Dame’s womens basketball team. Kayla McBride, daughter of LuAnn and Lamont McBride, earned every honor imaginable in Erie Pa., at Villa Maria Academy. Now, she’s getting Erie mentioned every time she takes the court for Notre…


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Fashion Friday – news we use and freebies too

By | December 30, 2011 5:36 am | 1 Comment

Let’s face it — the biggest fashion news of 2011 had to be William and Kate’s wedding and everything that woman has worn since then. TV programs and websites profess that she’s bought a few dresses for $100 to $200. Those dresses sold out in minutes. What’s not to love about that for retailers? Her fave stores…


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Hard on mom when kids leave home

By | December 29, 2011 5:43 am | 1 Comment

My son will be moving to Florida this weekend, and I am a basket case. I am happy for him and so proud, but I am deep into worry that only a mom or dad can experience. I worry about him driving there — the roads, the weather. I worry about palmetto bugs. I worry…


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Electric slide — electronic gifts abound at Chez Parker

By | December 27, 2011 5:35 am | 0 Comments

I got a laptop. Got my hubby a nook. I love mine. He’d rather have a book. But, we are slowly leaving the dinosaur era. It is good and bad. It all started with the digital TV that can Google. It gets a snotty update screen on it and I want to scream. The first time it happened,…


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