Family Matters
Family Matters

As we wind down from the initial effects of this global pandemic, I am increasingly thankful to have been able to shelter in place here in Erie. As schools, day cares, businesses, and jobs have been shut down, vulnerable single parent households...

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A Measure of Rest
A Measure of Rest

One of the things I have missed the most during the Covid-19 pandemic is being able to go into Nursing Homes and sing to the residents. It was such a joy to be part of the Impact Singers. The group was originally formed in 2008, out of Erie First...

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Eviction Notice
Eviction Notice

On December 11, 1753, young George Washington, a Colonel in the militia of Virginia, arrived at French Fort LeBoeuf with a message from the British crown. It was an eviction notice. The French had trapped and traded with the First Nations for...

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From Gate to Gate
From Gate to Gate

The granddaughter of a dairy farmer, I was reared near the historic town of Waterford, and grew up appreciating my cultural heritage. The family loved corn roasts and square dances; I have to admit, the sound of a polka still gets my foot...

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Bury the Hatchet
Bury the Hatchet

Well Erie, here we are ….  finally, “green.” We’ve crossed the threshold into the next chapter of our story, and who doesn’t love a good story? Given the history here, we have plenty of good stories, some have better endings than others. How we...

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WATCH AND PRAY
WATCH AND PRAY

Still home… still cleaning out bookshelves and finding gems! Here is one I found written on a random piece of paper dated from 2013. ““I will stand upon my post of observation and station myself on the tower and will watch to see what He will say...

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