Monday, March 28, 2011

Adopt an Artist 18th Annual Art and More Auction!

LEbg is proud to be a continueing contributor to the Adopt an Artist Art and More Charity Auction for Fairview Middle School. This year's event will be held Friday, April 1st, 2011 at The Lake Shore Country Club. Admission is Free with doors opening at 6:30pm to preview auction items and art. There is a cash bar with light appetizers, and a silent auction. The live auction will open with a live performance of speed painting to music at 7:00 p.m.

Lake Erie Beach Glass is donating a unique, handmade, genuine beach glass necklace and earrings set made by owner Jodie Pastor. This set features a beautiful and OLD piece of beach glass that has embedded seaweed and air bubbles. It has been mounted in a sterling silver prong set with matching handmade, textured, and antiqued links.
Come and support your local artists and the Fairview School District's Arts program, while enjoying an evening of artistic sights and sounds!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hurry Hill Maple Farm Maple Syrup Tour 2011

March 19th and 20th 2011 brought about that Spring feeling with our local Maple Syrup tours. By far, our favorite sap farm to visit and tour is Hurry Hill Maple Farm in Edinboro, Pa.
This beautiful farm, located at 11380 Fry Road, as ran by Janet Woods who has taken the task to continue her family's production of yummy maple syrup products.

Why is THIS farm our family favorite? Its because of Janet.

Janet is a retired school principal and her social personality and knowledge is remarkable. Children and adults alike are attracted to her positive energy and the welcome feeling that shines through the entire farm and its volunteers. Janet provides a spacious and free roaming adventure upon arrival. Tractor hayrides and sometimes horses too, will take you back on a trail through the tall tapped Maple trees and leads right up to the sugar shack. There is a welcome tent for visitors with FREE hot maple chocolate to drink and other maple product samplings. Delicious Smith hot dogs are always available for sale and there is a tent for the little ones where they can sit and listen to stories be told. The sugar shack is an educational site where Janet gives a historical and informational talk about the Native Americans, the colonists, the history of the farm, and demonstrates how the syrup is made right there in front of an anticipating crowd. Little ones are drawn in and always full of questions. Janet engages them by involving them with hands on demonstrating and tasting, or course.

The boys scouts also have a demonstration on the premises utilizing a large black kettle and cooks the sap in similar fashion to what the Native Americans and colonists would have.

Upon conclusion at the sugar shack, one can take another hay ride back to the main house and museum or walk the beautiful path lined with blue bird houses. The museum is set up to be hands on and kid friendly with several stations of games and art projects. Maple products are offered for sale here as well.

Janet is open on Sundays until December where you can visit the museum from 2-5 and even get your own personal tour. It is a really nice family oriented day for something fun to do!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Earth Day Eco Etsy Auction Soon To Be Here!

Spring is arriving! I can feel it! February has come and gone and March certainly has made its lion like appearance here in Erie Pa. With Spring the new beginings of nature begin to poke their little heads up from the slumbering earth. And with the awakening of the earth comes the time for EARTH DAY!

What IS Earth Day anyway? Earth Day is a day to promote awareness, to show appreciation, and to spark an action of good for the Earth's environment. It will be held on 22 April, 2011 this year.

With the upcoming event this year Eco Etsy, a team of crafters and artisans with a focus on using recycled and/or upcycled materials in their projects will hold their 2nd Annual Handmade Earth Day Auction begining the first week of April. As a team, Eco Etsy will be participating by donating the proceeds of out auction to an earth conscious non-profit organization. The voting for this organization is occuring this week and the results will be posted on the Eco Etsy blog site soon!

Each Monday for the first 3 weeks in April an auction will be presented for bidding on the Eco Etsy team blog ( The auction for that day will contain the entire grouping of items pertaining to that category. Bids may be left throughout that week in the comments box of that category's blog post in the same manner as last year. The auction will be open for the entire week and closed on the following Monday as the new auction is revealed. The three auctions are as follows:
• April 4th- Home - home related items
• April 11th- For You - anything that goes on a person's body
• April 18th- For Kids - kid related items

Lake Erie Beach Glass is proud to be offering items for auctions being held April 11th and April 18th.

Please check out Eco Etsy's blog for additional information and other eco minded tips, ideas, and items for sale.