ERIE’S FORGOTTEN LIGHTHOUSE – -“NORTH PIERHEAD LIGHT Part #1

Posted: March 31, 2015 8:04 pm

As many of you know, I am on the board of the new nonprofit that will be opening the Presque Isle Lighthouse to the public this summer for the first time. I have always wanted to write about the three lighthouses in Erie and what better time to do a book covering the history of… View Article


SPRING TACKLE AND TACKLE BOX “Stops, wait-a-minutes and Oh no’s!!

Posted: March 24, 2015 8:05 pm

  Like many of you, I don’t ice-fish, so November 1st usually ends my official fishing season.   Just now, I am thinking about pulling my tackle boxes and poles out to see what might (will) be needed.  As usual, I am trying to remember what I did last fall to keep my equipment in good… View Article


LEDGENDS, FACTS AND TALL TALES ABOUT ERIE’S FIRST LIGHTHOUSE

Posted: March 17, 2015 7:35 am

    If you are interested in history and are, like many of us, a fan of lighthouses, join me on Tuesday March 24 at The Tom Ridge Environmental Center, room 110, at 1 pm.  At this session, you will learn some interesting, strange and amusing stories about the very first lighthouse built on the… View Article


LIFE JACKETS GETTING A MAKEOVER

Posted: March 12, 2015 8:04 am

    It is getting toward the time of year that I get itchy about the approaching boating season.    Whenever I drive by my boat and see the big blue winter cover, my natural inclination is to grab my cell phone and call the young man who scrubs, cleans and waxes it for the boating… View Article



WHAT WILL SUB-ZERO BITTER COLD AND SNOW DO TO MY PLANTS?

Posted: March 1, 2015 5:41 pm

      Yes, it is March 1.   Yes, STILL not even a little sign of spring.   What’s up?   According to the calendar, it is set to arrive Friday, March 20.  Heck, the ice on Presque Isle Bay will not even melt by then.  As I look out into my side yard, 2 ½ to… View Article


WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF THE BITTERLY COLD AND SNOWY WINTERS OF LATE.

Posted: February 23, 2015 10:59 am

    At a recent talk I gave at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, one of the guests asked during the question and answer session, “What do you think the last two years of bitterly cold and snowy winters will do to the insect populations in our area?”  Being truthful, I told them that my… View Article


NATURAL IMPRESSIONS OF PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK

Posted: February 12, 2015 10:37 am

Natural Impressions of Presque Isle State Park   My new book of photographs and prose is finally here!    Brian Berchtold, Steve Friel and I have combined to feature 142 color photographs of everything Presque Isle.    I have written a background and story behind each of the pictures and tried to weave a theme about what… View Article



MAKING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS SHARPER!

Posted: January 30, 2015 5:58 am

Let me start with a fact that almost 100% of the digital cameras on the market today CAN give you a very good photograph with truly excellent sharpness. Nevertheless, all too often I hear from people I see that they are disappointed in blurry photos they are getting. Way, way too frequently they will seek… View Article


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