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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: October 21st, 2013

Caroline Reichel in front of the Vampire Crypt at Erie Cemetery.

Looking for a few spooky tours of Erie? I have taken a few, and I can vouch for them.

We just did the Ghosts and Legends Erie Cemetery Tour Sunday afternoon with Caroline Reichel. What a blast. I’m not going to spoil any of it for you, but Caroline, an extraordinary Erie genealogist, has stories about the vampire crypt that will pretty much scare anyone.

The tours are $10 per person and $8 for kids. We strolled through the cemetery on a sunny day for about 90 minutes with 40 other people. Caroline is both entertaining and interesting. It’s like spending an afternoon with Jessica Fletcher from “Murder, She Wrote.” In another life, I think Caroline was a detective.

She shares 13 tales (get it 13?) that combine mystery and macabre. Caroline also shares some interesting cemetery symbols this week with Erie Times-News reporter Lindsey Poisson. Look for Lindsey’s story.

The next Ghosts and Legends Erie Cemetery Tour is Sunday with one at 11 a.m and another at 2 p.m. You can reach Caroline Reichel at caroline.reichel19@gmail.com or by phone at 814-868-4423. Or visit the Erie Cemetery website — click here. For additional information on the “lives and resting places of the Erie Cemetery residents,” contact the Erie Cemetery at 814-459-2463, or visit Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

haunted historyDowntown history tour
I have two free tickets for one lucky couple to visit the Saturday evening Haunted History tour from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The tour also runs Friday night, but I don’t have free tickets for that one.

The Erie Haunted History Tour will booo–ooookk through downtown, the Watson-Curtze Mansion and the planetarium. It is family friendly and includes re-enactors who share the tales of Erie’s famed ghost stories. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids (10 and under). Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $7 for kids (10 and under).

For free tickets, e-mail me with “Free tix” in the subject line. I’ll give away two tickets Tuesday morning. Send to Pam. Parker@timesnews.com.

For more fun with Erie history, take a Historic Carriage Ride

Friday and Saturday, carriage rides are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. The rides begin and end at the Brewerie. Tickets include the carriage ride plus access to the Erie Haunted History Tour. After the ride, guests will tour Union Station. Now — that’s a tour you won’t forget. Pre-sale online tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for kids (10 and under). Tickets at the door are $30 for adults and $28 for kids (10 and under). All proceeds go to the Erie County Historical Society.

Here are a few more photos from the Cemetery tour:

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From the Witches’ Circle — tombstones mysteriously turned black.


Stories of murder, mayhem and unexplained coincidences abound, and Erie genealogist Caroline Reichel shares them in her tour.

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: January 13th, 2013


Finally an excuse to eat something not salad or chicken to follow up the holiday-hubbub-of-have-a-bite-of-everything. Or 10 bites. I have been craving all things deli so much that I ate a reuben out of the vending machine last week at the Erie Times-News. It was remarkably good, and I know that’s corned beef — not pastrami. I’m getting real pastrami for Monday’s National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.  Pastrami is deli meat — and it’s beef — it’s what’s for dinner. This picture is from Recipes.com – follow the link for the recipe. It includes pastrami, corned beef, Swiss cheese and coleslaw.

And that’s not all. Wednesday is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. Good for us.

If you are reading this on Sunday, it’s L’Arche L’asagna tasting day at Brewerie in Erie, Pa. I made lasagna yesterday, but that’s not going to stop me from tasting lasagna from a dozen restaurants on Sunday. All proceeds benefit L’Arche, a community of faith where life is shared between people with and without intellectual disabilities.

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 step-grandmom to one. 


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Posted: November 6th, 2012

Women’s Health Magazine published a list of gluten-free beers in September. The list broke down seven different brands of beer — many are 150 calories or less.

They run $9 to $15 per six-pack. See the full chart from Women’s Health right here. Many of the brands are available in Pa.

BrewErie also offers gluten-free beer by the glass with Red Bridge and Woodchuck Cider.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.


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