Lancer Letter..09-06-11

Decidedly Red! by Richard Scaletta Outerwear comes mostly in darker colors. Coats and jackets are usually black, brown or darker shades of other colors. So, on a day when the thermometer topped 90 and the humidity was still high, the Lancer faithful came to the opening football game at Linden Field in t-shirts and polo […]

Disappointing Season Opener For General McLane

It was an opening game that will certainly be remembered by the warmth of the night. Absent were the blankets, heavy coats, and hot chocolate and a cool drink certainly was in order. McLane scored first in a game that early on seemed to just see-saw back and forth, and by the end of the […]

John Evans Reports..09-02-11

Website Available for Electric Consumers By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Website Available for Electric Consumers Since caps on electricity have come off, more than 1.2 million electric consumers in Pennsylvania have shopped for the best rate for their electricity. However, according to experts who testified before the House Consumer Affairs Committee in August, even more […]

Your Help Is Needed!

First, if you are a regular reader of we would like to thank you. The visitor list is growing everyday and for that we are very appreciative. BUT, there always seems to be a “but” and this one is we would like your help. Basically, more than anything else can be thought of […]

Lancer Letter..08-31-11

Miracle Machine Back Online by Richard Scaletta We’re off and running! Students returned to school this Tuesday and the miracle machine is back in operation! I refer to the daily operation of the district as a miracle because every day, small miracles happen. Consider Tom Henning and his talented, professional bus drivers. Each day, they […]

John Evans Reports 08-26-11

Senior Expo with State Attorney General, Edinboro Manor, Senior Helpers to be Held in Edinboro By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) Together with the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, we are hosting a Senior Expo on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Edinboro. The […]

Lancer Letter..08-23-11

The Life Cycle of a Tomato by Richard Scaletta Even the smallest home garden usually contains at least one tomato plant. When the tomato first enters the garden, it is usually a seedling. The first weeks are concentrated on green, growing the plant taller and expanding the number of stems and leaves. Then come the […]

Friends of Lancer Football Fundraiser Finds Early Success

Friends of Lancer Football kicked off a new fundraiser this season called the Lancer Football Jackpot. This fundraiser has replaced their annual Reverse Raffle, and so far it seems it will be a success. Essentially, the boosters will sell 300 tickets at $50 each. At each of our five (5) home games this season there […]

John Evans Reports..08-19-11

PA 529 College Savings Program Offers Free Online Enrollment Through Aug. 31 By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) One of the toughest financial decisions a parent makes is how to afford higher education. As a parent and as a member of the Tuition Account Program (TAP) Advisory Board, I understand these frustrations. To help parents, the […]

Michael Koester Named New Head Coach of Blue Dolphins Swim Team

Michael Koester of Edinboro has been named the new head coach of the County YMCA Blue Dolphins swim team. Koester began competitive swimming at age 9 for the St Luke/Mount Calvary swim team in Erie. A few summers from the ages of 9 through 14, and all through high school he swam on the Blue […] Teams Up With WCTL has joined forces with WCTL Radio. 106.3FM WCTL is owned and operated by Inspiration Time, Inc., a non-profit corporation dedicated to excellence in Christian media. 106.3 WCTL serves the Erie, PA metro area with your favorite Contemporary Christian Music and great teaching 24 hours a day! WCTL also has an award winning sports broadcasting […]

Goodell Gardens Farmers Market Offers Good Food, Great Stories

Submitted by Amber Wellington, Public Relations, Goodell Gardens & Homestead While the summer season is winding down, here at Goodell Gardens, our Farmers Market is just starting to flourish! With more than 15 regularly-attending vendors, we have just about something for everyone. Stop by on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. to meet our local agricultural providers. […]

John Evans Reports..08-12-11

Calling All Pennsylvania History Buffs By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is in the process of developing a comprehensive preservation plan, as required by the National Park Service. As part of its strategy to promote the 2012-2017 Preservation Plan for Pennsylvania, PHMC is inviting Commonwealth residents to share their […]

In Case You Missed It, School Calendar Only Online This Year

In case you missed it, with all the deliberations about what and where to cut to balance the next GM school budget, one area that was cut was the school calendar. For years a colorful calendar with art created by GM students was something that hung in almost every home. This year the school calendar […]

Lancer Letter..08-09-11

Eat to Learn by Richard Scaletta High on the list of reasons I love summer would be the accessibility of fresh vegetables. I love to walk to the garden, pick what is ripe, and return them to the kitchen where my wife transforms them into a panoply of culinary delights. You just can’t beat the […]

John Evans Reports…08-05-11

New Law Seeks to Further Protect Greyhounds By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) As an animal lover and dog owner, I understand how important it is for canines to be treated humanely, and that is why I am pleased that Pennsylvania does not allow greyhound racing in our Commonwealth. To further discourage this activity, the House […]

Robbins, Evans Announce State Funding for Two Crawford County Projects

HARRISBURG – Two projects in Crawford County will receive funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) to help improve drinking water and treat wastewater, announced Sen. Robert Robbins (R-Crawford) and Rep. John Evans (R-Crawford/Erie). Specifically, Conneautville Borough was awarded a $940,000 low-interest loan to construct more than a mile of new water distribution line […]

John Evans Reports..07-29-11

Why Scams Often Target Senior Citizens By Rep. John Evans (R-Erie/Crawford) All too often, many scammers target senior citizens as their potential victims. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released several reasons why senior citizens are often the victims of scams. The FBI has found that older Americans are more likely to own their […]

Homecoming Parade Will Again Pass Through The Streets Of Edinboro

UPDATED: 07-28-11 8:38PM For as many years as many local residents can remember, the Edinboro University parade has passed through the streets of the Boro, for the past three it has not. There is probably no useful purpose in discussing why, be it politics or arbitrary or well meaning decision, it just was changed. Most […]