and here's the kicker.


According to the newly named Advertising Federation of NW PA (the former Erie Ad Club), creativity isn't limited to art directors and copywriters.

The 2nd Annual Creative Spark Awards, which took place last Friday evening at the Bayfront Sheraton, honor those "non-creatives" who bring out-of-the-box thinking to their roles as media representatives, account executives, printers and broadcast producers, to name a few.

Although our own Jamie Potosnak shudders when he hears the words "non" and "creative" associated with his name, he was still honored as the 2008 Creative Spark Advertising Agency AE.

Now he can finally gloat about something other than his PA State Football Championship trophy. (Yes, he was the place kicker for Strong Vincent high school in the early 90s.)

Congrats to Jamie as well as all who were honored Friday night, including Mr. Bill (Corapi), Chris Pennsy, Doreen DeFabio and many, many more. They all were lucky enough to take home an Art Becker original.

Oh, and a big "hey now" goes out to Skip Papa for winning Ad Person of the Year.


fate is...

leave nothing.

(and because herm would agree)


Rollover Your Sick Days

The Erie Center on Health and Aging is your best shot at beating the flu. Flexible hours. Convenient locations. No long waits. All at no up-front cost to you.

Did you know that 32% of persons over age 65 in Erie County have never had a pneumonia shot??

All persons over age 18, even if healthy need a flu shot every year. Influenza & pneumonia combined are the fifth leading cause of death in adults over age 65 in PA.

For a list of Event Dates and Locations click here.

For your convenience, no appointments are necessary. For more information, call (814) 453-5072 or visit DontLetTheFluBugYou.com today.


trash party

Our friends at the Erie County Recycling Program are stepping in to help you, me and everyone in between e-cycle their old electronic junk for free.

They're hosting a special e-Waste Collection event this Saturday, August 23, at Fort Lebouef High School from 10am-2pm. Click the ad below for details:

You do need to pre-register for the event at 1-866-815-0016. Hey, it's toll-free.
Make the call, make a difference. Let's pull the plug on e-Waste.

For more events, visit ErieCountyRecycling.com.


One drink to remember, and another to forget...

We will always remember...

LeRoi Moore 1961-2008

Dave Matthews Band : "We are deeply saddened that LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. LeRoi had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program."


Heeyyy...EAT This!

Nothing says let’s party like croque-monsieur w/frites. Gather up your family, friends & fanny packs for an entire weekend because CelebrateErie is officially here. Where else can you tour & taste some of Erie's finest grub all within a 1/2 block radius? Only at your local Perry Square, people. Taste of Erie kicks off tonight from 5pm-9pm with the live entertainment of Bobby Remp.

So...what's cookin' you ask? Well let's start the night off with some crab cake appetizers from Theodore's. Now that you got your tongue wet, let's move onto the second course. Here is where you may just have to make the most important decision of your stomach's life. Do you try The BrewErie @ Union Station's reubens and wraps, Bertrand's croque-monsieur w/frites
(Ham and Cheese sandwich w/fries) or tacos, enchilada's & homemade guacamole from Latino's? How about all the above with an extra side of sweet potato fries from The Colony Pub and Grille (let's not forget about the deep fried cheesecake they have either). Last but not least, find your way over to Pufferbelly's for some peanut butter pie desert. Mmm Mmm, I can taste it all now.

To view a complete schedule of all the events and entertainment for CelebrateErie, click here.

Oh, I almost forgot--this is the best part! If you gotta make that quick run...the porta-johns are ever so conveniently located right on 6th street across from Taste of Erie (wink wink). Someone in the city had their thinking caps on.

Enjoy the weekend and have fun.