By Cassandra Wilder- Guest Contributor I love Erie. I know that’s not always the most popular thing to say, but I was born and raised here. I’ve had ample opportunity to leave- for college, for jobs, or just because my husband used to get into moods where he wanted to leave. At the end […]Read More I Love Erie: Why We Live in the Perfect Place to Raise a Family
I was recently back in Saegertown. My home town. I’m never down there anymore. Ever since my parents moved to Meadville a few years ago, I’ve had absolutely no reason to return. Like many small-town kids, I grew up wishing for the day that I would be able to leave that town forever. I saw […]Read More Erie, Saegertown and Our Fear of Change
Hey Erie! I know that you are angry that our best paying jobs are few and far between and don’t seem to be coming back. I get it. I am pissed too. I long for the days before I can remember, the days when regular people worked in manufacturing and were paid a solid middle-class […]Read More Hey Erie, PA: Bill Maher is Right About Our Middle-American Anger
Melissa Bahle’s kindness is making the world a better place. | Photo from Christopher Millette, Erie Times-News Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190121/coat-drive-blessing-boxes-part-of-womans-guerrilla-generosity This week’s feature starts out with something good about the internet, which seems like a rare story these days. Melissa Bahle happened to be perusing around online […]Read More Melissa Bahle is a “guerrilla” – Something good happened in Erie, 1/24/2019
Erie native Anthony Fuhrman can throw a little weight around. | Photo from NBC. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.nbc.com/the-titan-games/video/anthony-fuhrman-vs-ben-afuvai-uprising/3855960 Erie’s own Anthony Fuhrman appeared on The Titan Games, an American Gladiators-style show on NBC hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Fuhrman lives in Florida these days but he grew […]Read More Anthony Fuhrman appears on Titan Games – Something good happened in Erie, 1/10/2019
What a year it’s been in Erie. We’ve had meth, plenty of heroin, broke the murder record, almost broke the snowfall record just to have it yanked way back by some professional buzzkillers, and we’ve had plenty of local political news as well. We’ve had at least as much good news as bad, though it […]Read More The Idiotville 2018 Year in Review
Daddy and daughter deal with Santa and growing older.