Feeding the kids – Something good happened in Erie, 4/3/2020

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/41954320/two-moms-help-deliver-lunches-to-erie-families Let’s go ahead and make this week’s a short story, because chances are you’ve got enough on your plate already. This week, as kids try to learn from home from parents who are also trying to work from home, life is chaotic and hard. […]

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Gannon engineers help our hospitals gear up – Something good happened in Erie, 3/27/2020

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20200326/gannon-staff-build-face-masks-for-covid-19-effort First, the bad news: despite being Earth’s richest country, despite having the world’s largest economy and most robust and advanced medical innovation industry – COVID-19 is spreading faster in the United States than in any country on Earth. Aside from how fast it is […]

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Study bolsters case for community college – Something good happened in Erie, 3/13/2020

As against the grain as it seems to write (or think) about anything other than coronavirus this week, the show must go on. Luckily, the whole world didn’t completely shut down until about Thursday, and Wednesday contained a bit of good news: https://www.goerie.com/news/20200311/study-lack-of-community-college-hindrance-to-employers The GoErie article nails the lede here, so I’ll just quote it […]

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Moby Dick found in Presque Isle Bay – Something good happened in Erie, 3/6/2020

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/sports/20200304/40-pound-endangered-fish-caught-in-presque-isle-bay Just look at it. That’s the biggest fish I’ve ever seen hauled out of the bay. I know it’s a type of sucker – a “bigmouth buffalo” – and that suckers are gross and not worth eating and blah blah blah. I don’t care. […]

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Warner Theatre renovations are a go – Something good happened in Erie, 2/14/2020

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20200210/plan-set-to-close-10-million-gap-in-erie-warner-theatre-project If you made an Erie Monopoly game (which, holy crap that actually exists and I think I just bought four of them), the Warner Theatre would have to be on there (and it is!). Like so much of our city, though, the Warner is […]

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Sculptures coming to Erie neighborhoods – Something good happened in Erie, 2/7/2020

NYC-based sculptor Stephon Senegal comes to Erie. | Image from longroadprojects.com. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20200204/kevin-flowers-eries-public-art-push-continues-with-sculptors-visit Would you think I was crazy if I told you a story about public sculptures coming to Erie reminded me of Albert Einstein? Well, maybe I’m crazy, but I swear I’m going somewhere […]

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