John Evans Reports….04-29-11

Be Prepared for Weather Emergencies By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) With all of the major weather disasters that have occurred during the past couple of weeks within Pennsylvania and across the southern portion of the United States, it is always a good idea to make sure you are prepared for emergencies. The most important plan […]

Wise Words…..04-26-11

What is Poison Ivy and How Can I Avoid It? by Dr. Rebecca Wise First, poison ivy does not contain poison. It is actually an allergen that about 85% of people have a reaction to. There are three different plants that Americans collectively call “poison ivy”: poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. They each […]

Lancer Letter.. 04-26-11

We’ve Got Talent by Richard Scaletta If you were asked a question and could only conceive of two possible responses, your answer would be limited. Each possibility would have a 50% chance of being chosen. Middle school is a time when children ask many questions of themselves: Who am I? Who will I be? What […]

Today’s Quote 04-24-11 Happy Easter!

Easter being a special day for many, we offer two quotes….one for smiling….one for thinking and remembering the reason for the day. All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! ~ Lucy Van Pelt Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is […]

John Evans Reports…04-22-11

Bill to Prohibit Dangerous Chemicals in Certain Bath Salts By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) To help discourage the prevalence of new chemical compounds that are being used to get high by drug users, the House has passed legislation to ban the chemicals in products sold in Pennsylvania. Within the past few months, instances of people […]

Lancer Letter 04-19-11

Words That Annoy by Richard Scaletta (To be read in the style of Andy Rooney.) Have you ever noticed how certain words and phrases come into vogue and are then overused? Take for example the word “crisis” and its use by television news anchors. It seems that in the war of superlatives, everything must be […]

Relay fo Life Scheduled for June 4 – 5, 2011, at General McLane High School

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around […]

“It’s Always Something” says Tim Mannino at Edward Jones Office

Tim Mannino, financial advisor, of the Edinboro Edward Jones office has announced a seminar,“It’s Always Something”, to be held Wed, May 4, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Again scheduled at Nick’s Place, 12246 Route 99, Edinboro, this FREE seminar will be a strictly informative evening with guest speaker Luke Bobey, Regional Director for Hartford. Dinner will […]

John Evans Reports…04-15-11

April is Donate Life Month By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Organ Donor Month Audio Report Every 11 minutes, someone is added to a transplant waiting list. Even though an average of 75 people receive organ transplants each day, an average of 20 die every day because of the shortage of donor organs. While organ transplantation […]

Lancer Letter.. 04-12-2011

Mr. GM by Richard Scaletta Is it possible for adolescent males to have fun without being rude, crass or gross? If you answered no, you’ve probably spent time with adolescent males; but, you probably did not attend the annual Mr. GM pageant at the high school last week. This fun event is proof positive that […]

EUP Students To Host a Fine Arts Photography and Photojournalism Show

FACT AND FICTION: A COLLABORATION EUP students to host a fine arts photography and photojournalism show ERIE, PA – On April 30, from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. students from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania are hosting a photography exhibition to showcase the work of photography seniors and work from students enrolled in a photojournalism workshop class. The […]

John Evans Reports… 04-08-11

Governor’s Budget Proposal Not the Final Word on Higher Education By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) As the state legislator who represents Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, I was greatly concerned about the devastating reduction in funding for the State System of Higher Education in the budget proposal. I wasn’t alone. Many of my colleagues and I […]

Goodell Gardens Schedules First “Tea Time Talk” For May 1st

Goodell Gardens & Homestead Education Coordinator Heather Zimmerman said that she is excited to announce the first event in the 2011 season of Tea Time Talks. On Sunday, May 1, from 3-5 p.m., Goodell Gardens will host “Make and Take Container Gardens” with Jeanne Chapman. Chapman, container designer at Scotland Yards Greenhouse & Nursery in […]

Dean Shepherd Benefit Scheduled for May 21st

A benefit, to help Dean Shepherd in his fight against cancer, has been scheduled for May 21st. The benefit is to be held at the Edinboro-McKean VFW on Route 98, from 1 to 7 pm. Tickets for the event are $10 which includes a pasta dinner & beverage, children 5 and under FREE. There will […]

Lancer Letter … 04-05-2011

Strategic Planning Core Values by Richard Scaletta As most people in the district know, we have been working this year to develop a strategic plan. We invited the public to 13 meetings in the fall and also met with all our employees to discuss our strengths. In January and February, we went back to those […]

Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania Begins 2011 Concert Season

The Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania will begin its’ 2011 season with a performance at the Louis C Cole Auditorium on the campus of Edinboro University. ‘Music for the Show’ will be the theme for the 2011 Spring Concert for the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania. Each composition to be played represents a facet of […]

US Navy Band Sea Chanters to Give Performance At Edinboro University April 4

The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy’s official chorus. They will give a performance, Monday, April 4th at 7:30PM at Edinboro University Louis C. Cole Auditorium 205 Meadville Street, Edinboro, Pa. 16444 The concert is FREE but tickets are required, contact US Navy Band Sea Chanters Edinboro University Music Department, 110 Kiltie […]

John Evans Reports…..04-01-11

PA to Mark State’s Role in Civil War By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) This spring marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, which broke out April 12, 1861. Throughout four long years of war, our Commonwealth played a crucial role in helping to preserve the Union. In 1860, Pennsylvania was the […]

St. Patricks Day Around the Boro

St Patrick’s Day was observed in all it’s green glory around the area this year. Some truly Irish and wanting to honor their heritage, and still many others not wanting to pass up an opportunity for another good party. Last Saturday saw many friends, family, and parishioners gather at Our Lady of the Lake Church, […]

John Evans Reports………03-18-2011

Bill Moves Forward to Partner Public, Private Entities for Infrastructure Projects By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Legislation that will seek to help our state’s growing infrastructure needs has endorsed by a key committee in the House. House Bill 3, which would enable Pennsylvania to enter into transportation-specific public-private partnerships, passed the House Transportation Committee on […]