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THE GREAT LAKES – – Part II – Lake Erie

Posted: April 12, 2017 3:13 pm

Lake Erie is somewhat like the month of March. It arrives quietly, like a lamb, but goes out roaring like a lion. The waters of the western lakes, Superior, Michigan, and Huron, meander down the St. Clair River, through little Lake St. Clair and then down the Detroit River into Lake Erie, all without hardly… View Article


THE GREAT LAKES – – PART I

Posted: April 5, 2017 6:43 am

  Seen from above by one of NASA’s mapping satellites, the Great Lakes can be viewed covering a huge area that runs from New York State to the far reaches of Minnesota. The Great Lakes, from its western most point near Duluth, Minnesota, to the eastern most point at Kingston, Ontario, is over 1,100 miles… View Article


SILENT BIRDS OF THE NIGHT – – -OWLS

Posted: February 2, 2017 7:38 pm

    On nearly silent wings, owls easily fly at night whether it be in the open or through deep woods.  In fact, they are seldom active during the day.  Their exceptionally large eyes which face forward allow them to have binocular vision.  This unique feature allows them to see well at night and to… View Article


JANUARY’S CURIOUS WEATHER

Posted: January 17, 2017 7:59 am

  Living in Erie I am extremely familiar with the almost alien changes that come about in our weather patterns.  The old saying in Erie is that if you don’t like the weather, just stick around three or four hours, it is sure to change. Well, that certainly true of this year’s January weather so… View Article


The Cute Little Rodent with an Attitude

Posted: January 8, 2017 2:55 pm

    I am, of course, talking about the little devil that scampers about your yard, raids your garage and even digs holes in your flower beds.  This cute little trouble-maker is called a Chipmunk.  Yes, they are a rodent that just happens to be related to squirrels. Please, don’t hold that against the squirrels…. View Article


WINTER WORLD

Posted: December 30, 2016 2:04 pm

      Winter tends to stir either delight or distress in most people.  Some have been waiting for December 21 and the “Winter Solstice” to arrive with great anticipation.  This, of course, is the official day when we have the longest darkness here in the northern hemisphere and when we also greet the arrival… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE “TIDBITS AND HISTORY.” # 2

Posted: December 18, 2016 7:51 pm

Here is a continuation of my Presque Isle “Tidbits and History.”  I am amazed at how much in the way of comments, calls and some new information I received from the first article.  Here’s a thanks to Curt B. for tidbit number 1 in this issue.   There were seven steam powered passenger vessels serving… View Article


PRESQUE ISLE LIGHT STATION – – – UP-DATE 2016

Posted: November 16, 2016 10:59 am

The Presque Isle Light Station had over  30,000 visitors tour the lighthouse over the season from the end of May to September 30.   In addition, many stopped before and after hours just to view the lighthouse and take photographs.  It was a great season during a fantastic Erie summer.   Seems a bit strange to say… View Article



NORDIC WALKING POLES OR WALKING STICKS – -ARE THEY FOR YOU?

Posted: March 26, 2016 9:57 am

Why you might want to consider a walking or hiking stick or what are called Nordic walking poles for your walks on Presque Isle. Do you want to enjoy a better overall workout without feeling you are exerting any more work or energy?  Then you might think about trying to use walking sticks or Nordic… View Article


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