John Evans Reports.. 05-20-11

Take Time to Honor Fallen Veterans This Memorial Day By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) As we begin the week leading up to the Memorial Day holiday, I want to take a moment to reflect upon the day and explain why it’s so important to keep the meaning of this day at the forefront. Memorial Day […]

Lancer Letter 05-17-11

May Madness by Richard Scaletta The terms, “March” and “madness” go together after many years of NCAA basketball playoffs. But in the school business, “May Madness” reigns supreme. May is the month of everything. Wrapping up the academic year, recognizing achievements for the year and having our kids display their work for the year all […]


It is sometimes so easy to forget, and sometimes very convenient, that we don’t always recall what we asked or hoped for. It was just a few short weeks ago that we would have really been happy for a 50 degree day and no snow. When was it we were looking for some cheaper gas […]

Wise Words… 05-16-11

Calcium by Dr. Rebecca Wise Taking calcium—either through diet or supplements—is a little like making deposits into a bone bank account. If you keep a healthy balance of this mineral, your body is able to build and maintain bone, which is a living, ever-changing tissue. Not only does calcium keep bones and teeth healthy, it […]

Stamp Out Hunger 2011 Scheduled for May 14th

This year again your postal carrier will be collecting non-perishable food for families in need. Local food banks are always in need, and this year is no exception. The date for the collection has been set for May 14th. The Post Offices asked that on that date you bag non-perishable food items and leave at […]

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 […]

Edinboro Arts & Music Festival May 19,20, & 21

It’s that time of year again, flower bloomin’ (almost this year anyway), Edinboro University done for the semester and graduation over, kids counting the days till the end of school, and the Edinboro Arts & Music Festival. This year the festival is planned for May 19,20, & 21. If you enjoy the music and art, […]

Lancer Letter.. 05-09-11

Legacies by Richard Scaletta The technology world often adopts words and redefines them. When referring to “legacy software,” the reference is to a piece of software that has been superseded, but because of wide-spread use, is difficult to replace. This is viewed negatively by some in the technology profession. When we speak of the legacy […]

More On The PA Budget Talks

With all the discussion lately on the pending changes in funding to all areas of state government, there has been particular interest in how the education budgets will fair in the upcoming fiscal year. Here is an additional audio report just released from Rep John Evans on the ongoing talks. Evans on Budget05-09-2011 CLICK HERE […]

Me Mudder

For Mother’s Day we pass along this poem written by Jean-Paul Déry for Violette Déry in celebration of her 100th Birthday in 2008 ========================================================================= When I was small and knew it all, And acted about eight feet tall, Who made me stand and face da wall? Me Mudder Who’d wake me from me nice warm […]

John Evans Reports…05-06-11

Bill Would Prohibit Unsolicited Text Messages from Advertisers By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) In this day and age of modern technology moving by leaps and bounds, text messaging is becoming an increasingly popular and effective way for businesses and advertisers to reach new customers. However, to many people on the receiving end of these text […]

Snap Fitness Trains Warriors

–Snap Fitness realizes that there are many ways through which people strive to be active. They endeavor to be physically, socially, and spiritually active. We work with our gym members who look to become more physically active. Our members work hard to reach their personal physical fitness goals. Many community members also attempt to be […]

Department of State Changes Passport Application Requirements, Says Evans

HARRISBURG – In conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) would like to inform residents of important changes to passport application requirements. The U.S. Department of State has made it mandatory for the full names of an applicant’s parent or parents to be listed on […]

Edinboro, Bloomin’ Purple!

The “Beautification” committee with the Edinboro Growth Initiative after discussion, decided to start an initiative to help build community spirit. It is not a mandate, only a suggestion, and they are hoping there will be many that will become part of it. Many businesses and homeowner’s already put in flower gardens and they applaud each […]

Edinboro VFD Dinner Scheduled for May 12th

The monthly fund raiser dinner of the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Dept will be held May 12th. The dinner includes: Ham & Potato Casserole, Broccoli, Dinner Roll, and Judi’s Dish Dessert. The cost is $7. Dinner is served from 5 to 7pm. Take out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Edinboro VFD. Support our firemen […]

Boro Women’s Services Indoor Garage Sale May 7th

It’s getting to be that time of year again, well it’s supposed to be anyway, Garage Sale Time! Boro Women’s Services is having their spring INDOOR garage sale May 7th, check out the flier below for full details. ***************************************************************************************************** Boro Women’s Services is a collaborative Edinboro-Cambridge Springs area organization which provides free and confidential services […]

Wise Words… 05-04-11

Caffeine by Dr. Rebecca Wise Present naturally in more than 60 different plants, caffeine comes to us compliments of the coffee bean, kola nut, tea leaf, and cacao pod, among others. Caffeine is widely recognized as the most popular mood-altering drug in the world. For anyone who wakes up and smells the coffee (or tea), […]

Lancer Letter 05-03-11

Budget Updatet by Richard Scaletta The budget cuts to education proposed by Governor Corbett are getting a great deal of attention in the press these days. As districts struggle to balance their budgets, parents are coming to understand what impact it will have on their children’s education. Rallies are being held and two mothers sponsored […]

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 […]