Lancer Letter.. 06-08-11

Commencement 2011 by Richard Scaletta Tonight, June 9, is the 52nd annual commencement of General McLane High School. The class of 1960, though not yet occupying the present high school campus, was the first class of the school district. It is interesting to note that many of the graduates from the school’s first class are […]

Account Established To Aid Local Accident Victim

Many are aware of the recent auto accident involving three young men from General McLane HS, among them was Alex Burbules. Unfortunately, the accident caused Alex to loose part of his left leg below the knee, a very tough thing to face for a 17 year old with a passion for soccer. A fund has […]

Edinboro Fire Department Dinner Scheduled For June 9

The monthly fund raiser dinner of the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Dept will be held June 9th. The dinner includes: French Toast, Sausage, Hash Brown Casserole, and Fruit Cup . 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 and […]

Edinboro Man Has Early Positive Results With New Cancer Drug

Have you ever wondered if all the fundraisers, walks, bake sales, and everything else we do to raise money to fight cancer ever really does any good. Are we really getting anywhere in the fight against something that takes so many loved ones from our lives? Dean Shepherd of Edinboro, PA would give you a […]

John Evans Reports…06-03-11

Legislation Seeks to Increase Use of Locally Grown PA Products By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) To help encourage locally grown products and further enhance the agriculture industry in the Commonwealth, the House passed legislation in late May that would allow the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) to better promote its PA Preferred® program. With agriculture […]

Wise Words … 06-02-11

What is sunburn? by Dr. Rebecca Wise Sunburn is a visible reaction of the skin’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the invisible rays that are part of sunlight. Ultraviolet rays can also cause invisible damage to the skin. Excessive and/or multiple sunburns cause premature aging of the skin and lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer […]

Lancer Letter 05-31-11

Relay for Life Keynote Address 2010 by Richard Scaletta This weekend is the annual General McLane Relay for Life to Benefit the American Cancer Society. This week, in lieu of the Lancer Letter, I am submitting a portion of my keynote address given at the event last year. Email me if you would like the […]

Lakeside Home Walking & Taste of Edinboro Tour June 5th

Mark your calendar for June 5th and plan an outing to the Lakeside Home Walking & Taste of Edinboro Tour. The tour will be from 1 to 4pm. Enjoy the opportunity to tour 10 Lakeside homes and enjoy samples of food from 10 local Edinboro food vendors. The homes range from quaint cottages and original […]

A “Little Night Music” at Goodell Gardens June 10

Goodell Gardens is becoming known for it’s enjoyable and affordable music programs, and this year will be no exception. Another such event is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 7-9 pm -The series, “A Little Night Music” will present the – Misery Bay Dulcimer Club. Bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music […]

GM Band Boosters Sponsor “Junk in the Trunk” Sale, June 18

The GM Band Boosters are sponsoring a “Junk in your Trunk” sale on Saturday, June 18 from 9 am till 1 pm. The sale will be held in the rear parking lot at the GM High School. Here’s how it works: You purchase a parking spot from the Boosters. One spot is $10 or two […]

Memorial Day 2011

Monday is Memorial Day in the USA. This is normally a day set aside to remember those who have given their lives in the service of our country. Like many other holidays the real meaning is sometimes lost in the other activities that become part of the day. For many there is a holiday from […]

John Evans Reports.. 05-27-11

Teens Should Learn Difficult Lesson from Sexting but Not Be Scarred for Life By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) The trend of sexting – sending electronic images of sexual acts and/or unclothed individuals – is rapidly growing in our society, especially among our youth. A young lady takes a nude photo of herself, sends it to […]

Wise Words 05-26-11

The Difference Between Brand and Generic Medications by Dr. Rebecca Wise What’s the difference between a brand-name and a generic medication? You know it has something to do with price. If you’re like most people, however, that may be all you know—which leaves you wondering whether “going generic” means compromising quality for cost. In short, […]

Edinboro Legion Community Swimming Pool Opens June 7th

Members of Edinboro American Legion Post 439 have been working to get the community pool ready for opening day June 7th. Pool has been repainted and new deck chairs have been purchased. The climbing wall, water slide, and kiddie pool are ready to go, and the freezers are being stocked with items for the Legion […]

Lancer Letter 05-24-11

Stop the Bus! by Richard Scaletta Until my days in my high school band, the idea of riding on a school bus was foreign. I walked 10 blocks to my elementary school (admittedly it was uphill only one way). My high school was even closer. A three block trek while carrying my sousaphone on many […]

25th Annual Edinboro Triathlon June 4th

The 25th Annual Edinboro Triathlon will be held this year on June 4th. Hopefully the rains will have passed and the nice weather will fall upon Edinboro for the event. Participant packets can be picked up again this year at Charlie’s Pub & Eatery Good luck to all the contestants and congratulations to the organizers […]

Drinking Water Warning Issued- UPDATE

BOIL WATER ADVISORY Lifted May 26, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. by Erie County Board of Health The Borough of Edinboro has issued a warning about the drinking water for anyone on the borough water system. Residents and businesses are asked to boil any water used for cooking and personal use. Persons with lowered immune systems […]

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 […]