New local restaurants! Something good happened in Erie, 7/10/2020

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good stories of the week: https://www.goerie.com/business/20200705/erie-pastor-says-itrsquos-perfect-time-to-open-new-eatery https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/42352205/new-steakhouse-to-open-during-pandemic You know that feeling you get when you work for years toward your goal of opening your new business, get so close, and then a global pandemic forces everyone inside their homes for long enough to nuke the global economy? No? Well, at […]

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Bryson Galloway, 12, earns $3,800 for charity – Something good happened in Erie, 7/3/2020

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/sports/20200701/runners-notes-north-east-boy-runs-5k-day-for-charity Bryson Galloway is all of 12 years old, and he just ran more in 16 days than I have in my entire 35 years. He ran a 5k – about 3.2 miles – six days per week from June 1 to June 16. That’s […]

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James Conner pays it forward – Something good happened in Erie, 6/19/2020

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/sports/20200615/connerrsquos-book-soars-to-no-1-among-amazon-football-books?template=ampart If there’s one thing we need right about now, it’s football. Well, we don’t have football. So how about the next best thing! Erie native and Pittsburgh Steelers running back, James Conner, has written a book drawing on the inspirational tale of his life. […]

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Erie County gets its community college – Something good happened in Erie, 6/12/2020

Photo via Greg Wohlford, Erie Times-News. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week:  https://www.goerie.com/news/20200611/state-board-approves-erie-county-community-college I know. It’s an incendiary topic around here. Many of you will see this headline and go straight to the comments section to voice your displeasure in their ruling without reading the story. The debates about funding have […]

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EDDC executing plan for a thriving downtown – Something good happened in Erie, 6/5/2020

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20200531/erie-downtown-group-announces-new-20-million-plan This was not a good week, overall. I’ve felt different, distant, foggy all week. My mind isn’t clear and every time I close my eyes I see that knee on the neck of George Floyd and I think about how much longer we’ll need […]

Read More EDDC executing plan for a thriving downtown – Something good happened in Erie, 6/5/2020