Entries by Monica Gustin

ARP dollars in Action: Revox Media LLC

Written by Michael Outlaw, City of Erie Community Liaison | Photos by Monica Z. Gustin, City of Erie Digital Media and Design Specialist

“Take a risk on yourself.”

Chris Norris lives by those words, and he encourages others to do the same.

Norris, 37, owner of Revox Media LLC, grew up south of Erie, in Sharon, Mercer …

ARP dollars in Action: Dafmark Creative Arts and Library Center

Story by: Michael Outlaw, Community Liaison, City of Erie | Photos by: Monica Z. Gustin, Digital Media and Design Specialist, City of Erie

Nestled in a housing complex on Erie’s east side is a hidden hub of creativity.

In Apartment 2110-C, one of 436 apartments in the John E. Horan Garden Apartments, about 10 children of different ethnicities fill …

City of Erie releases 2023 summer recreation guide

The City of Erie’s summer recreation guide is now available at City Hall, Erie School District schools, community centers, and online at cityof.erie.pa.us/summerrec. All programs listed in the guide are free to the City of Erie residents and focus on grades K-12, though ages vary for each program.

“Summer is here, and there is …

Erie Police Department re-establishes Crisis Car unit to respond to mental-health calls

The Erie Police Department has re-established a Crisis Car unit to help address a growing number of mental-health-related calls in the city.

Ten officers who applied for the unit have completed specialized training in mental health crises, substance abuse, domestic violence, and suicidal individuals. Combined training with numerous local service providers ensures that these officers …

ARP dollars in Action: Dina’s Authentic Dominican Kitchen

Story by: Michael Outlaw, Community Liaison, City of Erie | Photos by: Monica Z. Gustin, Digital Media and Design Specialist, City of Erie

The moment you open the doors of Erie’s Flagship City Food Hall, you will be greeted with the subtle, authentic culinary aromas of the Dominican Republic: Pollo guisado (stewed chicken), cerdo guisado …

The Holy Month of Ramadan: Iftar at the Erie Masjid

As sundown approached, families arrived at the Erie Masjid, 2419 Holland St., for a busy Saturday’s Iftar. Walking into the women’s section of the mosque was described to me as “organized chaos” as adults helped children take off their shoes. It was the beginning of Iftar, the daily breaking of the fast. Bottles of …

Special no-parking areas in Erie announced for street sweeping

Special no-parking signs have been posted for Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in these areas for street sweeping:

Brown Avenue (Cherry to West 26th streets)

West 16th Street (Cherry to Chestnut streets)

Raspberry Street (West 6th to West 32nd streets)

West 18th Street (Raspberry to Sassafras streets)

West 21st Street (Chestnut to State streets)

West …

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