The Souper Bowl is here! – Something good happened in Erie, 1/24/2020

Souper Bowl XX winners, Bistro 210, proudly hoisting their trophy as the greatest soup makers in all the land. | Photo via GoErie.com. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/entertainmentlife/20200123/sarah-a-reeds-souper-bowl-xxii-ready-for-kickoff?template=ampart You know that feeling when you come in from outside on a January day in Erie (maybe not this year, but […]

Read More The Souper Bowl is here! – Something good happened in Erie, 1/24/2020

Pat Howard knows – Something good happened in Erie, 1/17/2020

PA Board of Education reviewing Erie County’s application for a community college. | Photo via Erie News Now. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/opinion/20200112/pat-howard-college-opposition-ignores-its-merits “If a presidential candidate were to declare that the Earth is flat, you would be sure to see a headline that read, ‘Views on shape of […]

Read More Pat Howard knows – Something good happened in Erie, 1/17/2020

Millcreek donates 1,500 recycling barrels – Something good happened in Erie, 1/10/2020

Millcreek Township did not expect over 1,000 people to line up for their recycling barrels in one day. | Photo via Erie News Now. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/41544401/more-than-1000-recycling-barrels-distributed-in-single-day?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Erie_News_Now I’ve always thought “Earth Day” is a misnomer. It’s my own future on Earth that I’m worried about, and the […]

Read More Millcreek donates 1,500 recycling barrels – Something good happened in Erie, 1/10/2020

A Christmas without 50” of snow – Something good happened in Erie, 12/27/2019

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/26/us/erie-pennsylvania-snow-storm/index.html I’m cheating slightly; this week’s good news is actually a story from two years ago. Remember the Great Christmas Snowmageddon of 2017? It was like the 11th biblical plague befell Erie. The snow was more easily measured in feet than inches. National news picked […]

Read More A Christmas without 50” of snow – Something good happened in Erie, 12/27/2019

50 years of New York Lunch – Something good happened in Erie, 12/20/2019

Steven and Nina Poliouras, owners and operators of New York Lunch on 922 East Avenue for the last 50 years. | Photo via Jack Hanrahan, Erie Times-News. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20191206/at-eries-new-york-lunch-50-years-of-hot-dogs-hard-work Before getting into this week’s good news, a brief personal note is in order. I’ve been writing […]

Read More 50 years of New York Lunch – Something good happened in Erie, 12/20/2019

Legal, homegrown marijuana – Something good happened in Erie, 12/13/2019

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20191210/medical-marijuana-grown-in-erie-goes-on-sale-wednesday This week’s feel-good story is a feel-real-good story. Rise Erie, Erie’s only licensed medical marijuana dispensary (not to be confused with Erie Rise charter school) is now selling marijuana grown right here in Erie, PA by grower Calypso Enterprises on 910 Downing Avenue. The […]

Read More Legal, homegrown marijuana – Something good happened in Erie, 12/13/2019

Shaefer Santos makes us all look bad – Something good happened in Erie, 12/6/2019

Seventeen year old Shaefer Santos rocking something from her very own Hey Friends collection, available at the Shops at Colony Plaza or shaefersantos.com. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20191202/harborcreek-teen-creates-clothing-aimed-to-inspire?nocache=1 Creating a business is hard. It’s a full-time job, usually undertaken by people that aren’t just sitting around to begin with. […]

Read More Shaefer Santos makes us all look bad – Something good happened in Erie, 12/6/2019