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THE PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE – – -Changes and improvements for the transition of Erie’s number one Historical Treasurer – – Part I

Posted: May 27, 2017 9:29 am

  It all started in 1870, when many of the leading citizens of Erie and mariners using the harbor suggested that a new lighthouse was needed to safely guide ships to the protected Erie harbor.   When this was first proposed, it sounded quite simple: build a better-located new lighthouse on Presque Isle.  It did not… View Article


COME TO TREC AND ENJOY THIS YEAR’S SENIOR ART EXHIBIT

Posted: March 21, 2017 7:31 am

This year’s Senior Art Exhibit at TREC is the best and largest to date.   It features all types and subjects of Art including sculpture, mix media, oils, watercolors, pen and ink acrylics, photography and even painted gourds.   The topics include Presque Isle, animals, flowers, beach scenes, and many, many more. There were 70 Seniors… View Article




MEDICINAL HERBS PROGRAMS AT TREC

Posted: August 8, 2016 11:01 am

  If you have been following my blogs on using herbs, plants and what most of us call weeds for medical purposes, a new series of programs being offered at Tom Ridge Environmental Center will definitely peak your interest.  They start August 18th and consist of nine different programs and continue through December 6th.   Each… View Article


A NATURAL HIGH

Posted: March 6, 2016 9:12 am

I recently read a quote from Craig Chalquist, PhD of the east-west Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.   He said, “To be truly healthy, we need nature. We evolved in a natural world. Technology keeps us indoors for so long we forget we’re part of it.” Well, here in… View Article


ICE DUNES AT PRESQUE ISLE BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL AND MISSING

Posted: February 12, 2016 8:47 am

  “Don’t climb the ice dunes”, warn the signs and rangers on Presque Isle. Of course, that’s when there are ice dunes. Last Thursday I had a meeting at Lakeshore Country club where I could look out over Lake Erie and see eight foot waves rolling in off the ice free lake. These waves can… View Article


AWESOME SHIPWRECK EXHIBIT AT TREC

Posted: February 8, 2016 10:50 am

It opened to big crowds on February 1 and had a full house of visitors on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6th. It’s a wonderful exhibit on the second floor exhibit hall at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Visitors were quick to realize that Lake Erie’s richest history lies 60 feet under the waters near our Presque Isle… View Article



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


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