Entries by Christopher Millette

Erie Fire Department announces temporary burn ban for City

Due to unusually dry weather conditions, Erie Fire Department officials announced today that a burn ban is in effect until further notice. Any outdoor burning, including recreational fires, is included in the ban. It does not include enclosed outdoor grills.

Over the last week, Erie fire crews have responded to 24 calls for brush fires …

Glow Golf has arrived at Erie golf course

Glow Golf is here. 

The nighttime sport, which uses LED-lit golf balls and LED pin markers, will be offered during select evenings at J.C. Martin Golf Course, 652 Shunpike Road in Erie, through Sept. 2, 2023. 

On a recent evening, a foursome laughed their way through the course. “It’s something different,” said Julie Dunn, 41, after …

Multiple westside and eastside locations

The following streets will be closed for milling and/or paving for the dates listed:

Wednesday, June 7:

East Fifth Street from East to Pennsylvania avenues

East Fifth Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Dunn Boulevard

East 14th Street from French to Holland streets

East 16th Street from Holland to German streets

Pear Street between Woodlawn Avenue and Fairmount Parkway

West Second Street …

CelebrateErie 2023 headliners announced

Mayor Joe Schember and City Events Manager Adrienne Nannen, on June 1, 2023, announced the mainstage music headliners for CelebrateErie 2023, which runs from Aug. 18 – Aug. 20, 2023. CelebrateErie is the region’s largest annual festival, showcasing our local musicians, artists, performers, businesses, food vendors, and rich cultural diversity.

The mainstage will be located …

Fred Biletnikoff, Erie School District officials break ground for renovations to Erie sports legend’s namesake field

Story and photos by Christopher Millette/City of Erie

At a groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to Biletnikoff Field on May 25, 2023, one of Erie’s greatest sports legends brought a message of gratitude and hope to make Erie’s youth proud.

“To have my name on this field,” said Erie native Fred Biletnikoff, 80, “to become part of …

Neighborhood group to hold meeting on Buffalo Road Neighborhood Plan

The Eastside Grassroots Coalition will hold a neighborhood meeting on Thursday to discuss plans for the Buffalo Road neighborhood. View a draft of the plan here.

The group has worked closely with staff in the City’s Department of Planning and Neighborhood Resources to draft a Neighborhood Plan for the area between East 12th Street and …

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