Help keep Lake Erie’s shoreline clean

   August 4, 2014 4:52 pm    0

Volunteers are invited to join the Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup project, which will be held this year on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until noon at 16 locations in Erie County. Volunteers will remove trash and debris from the shores of Lake Erie at Presque Isle State Park and watershed areas including Raccoon Creek Park,…

 

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Weeklong fundraiser underway for Erie boy

   July 26, 2014 1:00 am    0

More than 15 Erie businesses have joined forces to raise money for the family of Jax Stone, a 9-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a brainstem glioma, a rare malignant tumor. Each day during the week starting today, these businesses will be donating part of their sales to Jax’s family. Businesses include Ye Old Sweet…

 

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Free event Saturday celebrates country living

   July 25, 2014 1:00 am    0

Celebrate the joys of country living at Farm Daze, sponsored by the Lake Erie G.O.A.T.S. (Goats Of All Types Society) Club, on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at  12636 West Lake Road, East Springfield. This free event will be held on an actual small farm, featuring all types of farm animals. You may even…

 

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Volunteers needed to help with kayak demos this weekend

   July 24, 2014 1:00 am    0

Volunteers are needed to help Kayak Patti on Saturday and Sunday at Discover Presque Isle (near the Perry Monument). Patti needs volunteers to help with kayak and paddle board demonstrations on Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can work a two-, three-, or four-hour…

 

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Volunteers needed for Breast Cancer Coalition’s Home Run Derby

   July 22, 2014 5:15 pm    0

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition holds an annual Home Run Derby event each summer at professional baseball stadiums in Pennsylvania. Volunteers are needed to serve as outfield ball shaggers at each event. The Erie event is set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at Jerry Uht Park. Duties include collecting balls hit into the outfield and infield once they…

 

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Have you ever wanted to be a ‘Captain of Fun’?

   July 21, 2014 4:53 pm    0

“Captain of Fun” is just one of the volunteer positions available at the Color Run, which is coming to Erie on Aug. 9. The United Way is currently recruiting volunteers to help out with the event. And the best part? You’re not just helping the event, but you’re also raising money for the Imagination Library….

 

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Hunt for bargains at Orphan Angels’ rummage sale this weekend

   July 18, 2014 1:00 am    0

Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary will hold a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, at the shelter, 5439 West Lake Road. Stop by to find bargains on clothing, pet items, household goods, books, toys and more.  For more information, call 790-4067. In addition, the shelter staff are seeking volunteers to…

 

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Donate blood, get a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree

   July 17, 2014 5:00 am    0

The Community Blood Bank is offering blood donors a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree to Off-Road Express from now through Aug. 30. Off-Road Express sells snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, watercraft, motocross bikes, and other types of recreational vehicles, as well as parts and accessories. Donors must be at least 17 years old…

 

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Help Hooked on Books for Kids sort donated books

   July 16, 2014 5:00 am    0

Hooked on Books for Kids is expecting to receive more than 40,000 donated Disney/Hyperion books that will need to be moved, unpacked and sorted into four groups by grade level. The books will be given to local schools and nonprofit groups. The work will be done on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and Thursday, Oct. 9 in the Shred-X…

 

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Brighten spirits by volunteering at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home

   July 15, 2014 5:00 am    0

The Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, 560 E. Third St., needs volunteers to help with daily bingo games. Volunteers assist residents by helping manage bingo cards, calling numbers and confirming winning numbers. In addition, there is always a need for people to visit with the home’s residents. Visitors can brighten residents’ days by playing games…

 

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