Erie Reader: Vol. 3, No. 11

May 29th, 2013 — June 11th, 2013
Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Downtown development gets toyed with. 

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 5:18 PM

If it weren’t for one special man, Erie may never have seen a Ben Speggen or Alex Bieler byline in this fine collection of pressed ink and wood flakes we call the Erie Reader. Meet Frank Garland.

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 5:07 PM

The songwriter speaks about his upcoming duo tour, Twitter, and the petition to name him U.S. Poet Laureate 

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 4:44 PM

The primary elections wrapped up this past Tuesday, May 21, and I’m here to tell you all about them – well, some of them. Seeing as many of my columns have focused on the Millcreek School Board, I thought it might be fitting to inform you of your newly elected officers – as well as a handful that are still in waiting – for the General Election.

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 4:31 PM

We are at a crossroads. Massive algae blooms are cropping up. Invasive species threaten the habitat of native fish. A survey recently found the highest concentrations of waterborne microplastics recorded in the world in Lake Erie. And climate change promises to severely alter our region's weather, transforming the lake in ways we can't imagine. This is our lake.

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 4:25 PM

The concern that religious condemnations of homosexuality might be designated as “hate speech” has been a recent point of national debate.

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 4:15 PM

With the entree of Black Flag at the crooked i June 11, I thought it best to look back on thrasher / skateboard style. 

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 4:06 PM

If We Were You - May 29 - June 11

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 2:58 PM

You have to be a senior citizen in Erie to know the name of Leon Dryfoos, one of the city’s great characters in its long history. Born in 1892, Dryfoos grew up in Erie in the colorful turn-of-the-century era when the city was still a major port and a growing industrial center, and was just beginning to formalize the cultural institutions which have continued to this day.

Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Erie knows how to come together to celebrate its past -- something in which this community takes great pride. After all, the fleet that Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led was built right here in our bay. So post-War of 1812 America unfolded the way it did largely because of Erie’s role in the U.S.’s victory in the Battle of Lake Erie, a lake after which we draw our city and county’s namesake.


Your guide to the 2017 festival scene

Analysis, commentary on Erie’s latest elections

Frank advice from a former mayor to a future one


Erie team ends its championship drought


Scenic speed bumps and ski mask surprise