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 […]

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 […]