THE MANY OLD-FASHIONED DELIGHTS OF A PRESQUE ISLE WINTER

Posted: January 22, 2016 6:48 am

Today is midday, midweek, mid-January, and midwinter and sure enough a light flurry snow is falling.  This IS Erie, right?  Under this winter wonderland spell, Presque Isle takes on a hushed Currier and Ives look and quality. As I drive onto the park, I notice quite a few courageous walkers on the multi-purpose trail. They… View Article


THE LURE OF LIGHTHOUSES – – Where history and legend meet

Posted: January 18, 2016 1:01 pm

  Wherever there are large bodies of water, there very likely are lighthouses.  They come in all shapes and sizes. Lighthouses, by their very nature, seem to attract tales of shipwrecks and tales of ghost ships, plus the storybook life’s of their keepers. They are many times lonely sentries on treacherous shores. For example, take… View Article


SPECIAL JANUARY PROGRAMS AT TREC AND JOY SENIOR CENTER

Posted: January 3, 2016 1:24 pm

January is a time for resolutions and making changes in our lives. In this blog I list a few select programs offered by the Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Pennsylvania DCNR and a few programs offered at the Joy Senior Center. January Program hosted by Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center KNOW THE 10… View Article


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE NEW YEAR

Posted: December 23, 2015 6:21 am

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season. I have plans in the works for 2016 to have four or five guest bloggers and to get back to the normal twice a week schedule. I am sorry that the blog took second place recently in my life and thought I would let everyone… View Article


” JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE FALLEN TREES LITTERING THESE BEAUTIFUL WOODS!”

Posted: December 11, 2015 8:05 am

            That’s what a few people in a group of senior citizens said as I guided them on a Presque Isle trail walk last spring.  Three people thought it was shocking that no one from the park’s maintenance staff was not out in the woods along the trails to remove the stumps and fallen trees… View Article


PLENTY OF ACTIVITY AT PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT STATION

Posted: December 4, 2015 2:50 pm

              If you have not had time to take a ride out to Presque Isle, this might be a good time to check out what is happening at the “Presque Isle Light Station.”    First of all, from 5 to 9 p.m., the lighthouse will be displaying its Christmas… View Article


WALKING AND WANDERING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 24, 2015 6:52 am

As Presque Isle slips between fall and its annual opening of the winter season, an austere beauty sets in on the park. This is a beautiful time for just wandering.  As many past visitors to “A Place for All Season” know, I define “wandering” as just walking here and there on Presque Isle with NO… View Article


AUTUMN IS RUSHING TOWARD WINTER ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 18, 2015 7:31 am

As many of you know, I have a definite love/hate relationship with winter. I love the beauty the season brings, but sure could do without the cold and problems of moving the accumulated snow that I know will soon cover my drive. As I sit at my desk writing this blog, the temperature has fallen… View Article


HOLIDAY MOVIES AT THE TOM RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

Posted: November 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Again this year, The Friends of Tom Ridge Environmental Center are showing a series of Holiday Movies on Friday and Saturday evenings in December. The cost of the showings is just $5.00 per person. The following is the schedule of the three popular movies that will be featured: Friday– December 4   at  7 p.m. Saturday… View Article


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