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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Posts tagged ‘history’
Posted: March 30th, 2013

patioThis week, House to Home takes us to some interesting places. I visited a gorgeous bit of history at 614 Cherry Street in Garden Court. Read about it here.

Plan a patio – don’t we all want to sit on that patio right about now? Even thought it’s a little chilly, you can plan for warmer days and decorating with tips from local decorator Marie Feltz Click here for some great ideas.

Sue Scholz gives us the dirt on the upcoming home show at Family First Sports Park. Read her column here, and check out the Builders’ tab in today’s newspaper.

We have much more for you this week. How do you decide on countertop heights? Many homeowners choose multiple heights, and it makes a great home remodeling design. Read about it here.

Look what one designer did with a tiny kitchen. Move the walls and voila — read it here.

Make your own stained glass, and get the value of a wake table — a table that, well, holds some deadly value. Click on the links to read all about it.

The sun is shining as I write this. Let’s all enjoy it, and have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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: February 18th, 2013

Danica Danica Patrick continues to make history. She won the top spot for the Daytona 500 — the biggest achievement of her career.

With a lap at 196.434 mph, Danica will lead the pack with everyone behind her No. 10 Chevrolet SS when the race begins Saturday. Read the full story here.

I’m not a racing fan, but this 30-year-old woman who stands 5′ 2″ deserves attention and applause. She made $12 million in 2011 in a sport dominated by men. According to Wikipedia, she was born in Beloit, Wisconsin and raised in RoscoeIllinois. She dropped out of  high school and later earned her GED.

On Saturday, she’ll be leading from the start.

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 26th, 2013

HTH_012613parker31Here’s an opportunity to see some very expensive homes — all in one afternoon. Read my full story here in House to Home. The picture here is from the million-dollar home on Manchester Farms Road.

I was lucky enough to see these homes with just a dusting of snow, and what a treat.

Dennis and Lorraine Dolan’s 1860s home at 550 Dutch Road once belonged to Spike and Kay Payne Spicer. Builder David Haller bought it in 2006 and remodeled the entire house. It has become a beautifully restored 4,400-square-foot residence listed at $699,000 with Kathe Rafferty of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

Less than a mile away, a home at 6715 Manchester Farms Road is open to the public — a million dollar home built in 1994 by John and Bobbi Kozlowski. John Kozlowski, a builder who owned Bernard Brick, and Bobbi Kozlowski, an interior designer and former bakery owner, meticulously designed the 4,500-square-foot ranch that sits on 12 secluded acres. Kathe Rafferty lists this one at $1,125,000. We have a lot of other great stories — click on them below:

Our local columns include:

Rainforest Sunrise is Hosta of the Year – Our expert gardener Sue Scholz shares another hot selling hosta — a real beauty.
Small updates make big change – Sabrina Fischer shares an Erie home’s kitchen with a beautiful update — that preserved cabinetry and flooring.

And our other trending tropics cover:
Sink into contemporary kitchen update – apron sinks — are they for you? 
Cut glass etched place in history – get out your cut glass — it’s never out of style.
Some wall cracks cause for concern – find out if  that crack in your house is dangerous or not.
Emerald’s time to shine – color of the year can work in your home.
Area rugs boost color and texture in rooms – add a little color and fun to any room with a splashy rug.

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. She has written about real estate and home decor every week for more than 20 years. 

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