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Posted: May 4, 2015 5:02 pm

It is getting to be that time of year when many of us worry about getting TOO MANY of those wonderful spring and summer sun rays. Sure, we all know that using sunscreen is important to protect us from getting burned and maybe even reduce the risk of developing melanoma. But do an of us… View Article


Posted: November 3, 2014 9:09 am

  “Sand is a substance that is beautiful, mysterious and infinitely variable; each grain on the beach is the result of processes that go back into the shadowy beginning of life, or of earth itself.” Rachel Carson In many ways, the Great Lakes are very much like large fresh water oceans, but for two important… View Article

SAD days are coming! – – Can Walking on Presque Isle Help?

Posted: October 23, 2014 7:37 pm

  It is fall and winter is on its way.   When you leave for work, its dark outside.   Soon when you leave for home – – it’s dark outside.   These short days and lack of natural sunlight cause many people to become SAD.    What is SAD?   Seasonal Affective Disorder.   It can and does make many… View Article

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – – Tips You Might Like for Seascapes

Posted: October 11, 2014 5:38 am

    When photographing outdoors, whether at Presque Isle or just out in the country in the fall, you generally take the world as you see it, and you have little control over the elements.   Unlike a painter, what you see is what you get.  You cannot control the weather.   The terrain is what it… View Article

COLD WEATHER WALKING – -“Don’t Hibernate in the Winter”

Posted: January 2, 2014 8:51 am

  Don’t let a little bit of cold  and snowy weather keep you from walking on Presque Isle.   The park is beautiful in the winter!   The following are some tips to make these walks better, warmer, safer and more fun.   We all know that walking is the simplest way to stay active, because… View Article


Posted: December 13, 2013 5:46 pm

  Winter winds that whistle around your house and on Presque Isle and temperatures that make outdoor activities for us humans less than fun are on the way.  Many folks move south for the winter where boating, golf and fishing are possible in the milder weather.  May Erie birds also migrate south , too.   They… View Article

ENJOYING THE SNOW? – – Maybe we should while we can.

Posted: January 28, 2013 6:41 pm

  Snow is not necessarily my first love.   However, from November’s first tentative flakes which are usually followed by the season’s first full-fledged blizzard, to that sneaky quiet midnight assault of eight new inches of the white stuff; I do admit to fondly recalling my youthful enthusiasm about the coming of winter.   As a Times-News… View Article

SALT, SALT, SALT – – Winter in Erie

Posted: January 6, 2013 9:32 am

  PENNDOT and Salt!  The two go together like ham and eggs, bread and butter and peanut butter and jelly    But, this is not true on Presque Isle.  The park may be one of only a few places in Erie County that NO SALT is used to help melt ice and snow.   Many visitors to… View Article

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