Burn ban lifted in City

Erie Fire Department officials on Thursday lifted the burn ban put in place on June 7.

“The region received enough rain over the past few days to diminish the fire risk to brush and other materials,” said Assistant Fire Chief Leonard Trott. “Recreational fires in approved outdoor fireplaces are now allowed again.”

The Erie Fire Department …

Public meeting scheduled for Downtown Streetscape Master Plan project

The City will host a public meeting regarding implementation of the Downtown Streetscape Master Plan. This meeting will serve to collect public comment on the entire project, but specifically on Phase 2.The Downtown Streetscape Master Plan includes multiple phases on State Street from Second to 12th Streets and includes curbs, ADA ramps, sidewalks, decorative …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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