Her Times
By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: April 4th, 2014

PEPLUM22April showers us with fun flowers — and lots of them! InStyle has some cute ideas for floral fashions. This is my peplum top, under $20, from Dots.

Urban outfitters shoesThese Vans kicks are $55 from Urban Outfitters.

SarahOn Sunday, check out Her Times. Christine Eddy shares stylish rain gear ideas modeled by Erie Times-News online reporter Sarah Stemen and photographed by a award-winning photojournalist Andy Colwell. Here’s a peek at the cover.

The dress below is from Polyamide-elastane, and it’s $380 at millyny.com. Check out more styles at InStyle.


Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one. 


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Posted: November 1st, 2013

Sparkle! Plenty of holiday ware is out. Don’t buy it all before I get there!

Marnie Mead, Gerry Weis, Andy Colwell and I — all of the Erie Times-News already got the tour, and now you can get inside. Starting at 8 a.m. today, Gabriel Brothers Inc. opens its largest Gabe’s in the United States right here at Summit Towne Centre in Erie.

The 86,000-square-foot store (the former K-Mart) opens with special offers, prizes, food, music and family fun. Erie store manager Anthony Reynolds conducted an impressive tour. One big thing — the dressing rooms: bigger by almost double. And you’ll find more of everything — more brand names and a lot more merchandise.

We weren’t allowed to buy anything because the store was not officially open. And none of the merchandise from the other store is in the new one. What is in the new store? Brand names I had never seen in the other store, and I don’t think I’m allowed to tell you what they are, but trust me, you need to visit.

I learned to add Gabe’s to my shopping trips years ago, thanks to my daughter and a lawyer friend of mine. It’s a treat. A huge thanks to Gabe’s PR folks Christine Vanin and Brooke Woolnough of High View Communications for the invite and tour. And good luck to store manager Anthony Reynolds. He got to know a lot of customers by their first names in the old store, and I’m sure he’ll make more friends at the new place.



More glitz and glam. I like the gold!

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Spacious dressing rooms — I think these are double the size of the old Gabe’s.


Shoes, boots as far as the eye can see. Let me at them!



Be jeweled!


Big aisles, nice displays — see you there!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: February 16th, 2013

HTH_020213parker2In this week’s House to Home, check out my article about how a grandma and grandpa converted media centers into kid kitchens. I was so impressed when Erie Times-News photographer Andy Colwell told me about this — I called these Oklahoma City folks up — terrific idea. Read it here. See the cool green kitchen she created at the bottom of this blog.

TAB_HtoH_02162013_H01Other features include:

Big-screen TVs become stars of home viewing – not just in the family room anymore.
Time for flowers – cool clocks become part of flower arrangements.
Speaker shares success – Sue Scholz tells us the Buffalo Garden Walk president will present photos in Erie from the 2012 walk — one of the largest garden tours in the country.
Enjoy urban oasis – couple turns postage stamp yards into garden-magazine-worthy landscapes.

Tips to go green inexpensively – easy and free.
Light up your home with ambience – little things made a difference.

Get energy-efficiency rebates now – home improvement time can save some $$.

Pam Parker has written about real estate and home decor in the tri-state region for more than 20 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.  


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Posted: January 6th, 2013

Jordyn ColaoWe are all connected to our pasts, and they often help us find our futures. This month in Her Times, a lot of women share some outstanding pasts, presents and futures with us.

Cover girl Jordyn Colao is vying for Miss America this week, and I had no idea that Jordyn, a McDowell High School and Penn State grad, frequented our neighborhood for the past decade until my daughter told me Jordyn was friends with our neighbor. Jordyn also went to PSU with our photographer Andy Colwell. Catch the video Andy did of Jordyn here. In the video, Miss Pennsylvania shared that she has collected some substantial scholarship money as a result of winning pageants — a big bonus to any college student. She has been training in tap dance at Miss Lucy’s since she was a tot. Read the full article on Jordyn here, And vote for Jordyn online to become one of the 15 Miss America finalists. Here’s the link. It only takes a minute to vote!

Her Times also offers up women’s stories of reflection. You have to look back before you can go forward. It’s too easy at this time of year to regret what we didn’t accomplish — we have to congratulate ourselves on what we DID do. Marnie Mead shares her own extraordinary story of courage and triumph this month. It is a must-read right here. We also salute extraordinary women and an award-winning interior designer who says being a waitress taught her some of her most valuable career skills.

We also get a dose of leggy fashion, makeup tips, what’s happening at salons and directions on how to plan our futures with big dreams. And real women share advice they would have given their younger selves. Here are links to all the stories in Her Times:

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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Posted: December 14th, 2012

Watch the Cathedral Prep Ramblers roll tonight at 7 p.m. on channel 22 in Millcreek on the PCN cable network. The Ramblers take on Archbishop Wood at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey in the AAA state final.

The Erie Times-News and GoErie.com’s Tom Reisenweber, Andy Colwell and John Dudley are at the game — they will blog, update and send photos via Twitter and Facebook throughout the contest. Get all the action at GoErie.com/blogs/Varsity


Above:  Ramblers Delton Williams, left,  a running back, and and Damion Terry,  quarterback, will attend Michigan State and play football for the Spartans. Photo by GREG WOHLFORD//ERIE TIMES-NEWS.

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