Let's Celebrate Erie

Education & Training with Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate

Erie, PA has many festivals, mostly from spring to all.  We have a few favorites, the Greek Festival, Discover Presque Isle and Celebrate Erie held the third week of August just before the kids go back to school. 


Chalk walk

 Chalk Walk


Presque Isle Lighthouse at Presque Isle State Park


Presque Isle Lighthouse

Erie Zoo

Erie Zoo

Presque Isle with 7 miles of sandy beach & 15 miles walking, biking trails

Presque Isle Trail

Sunrise, North Pier Lighthouse


Sunrise on the beach


Greek Festival @Greek Assumption Church

Greek Festival 

One of 24 Houseboats on Horseshoe Pond at Presque Isle State Park


Enjoy a cocktail on your own deck


Sunset at Avonia Beach

Avonia Beach


Winter Sunset viewed from my front porch

Winter Sunset

And this is where you will find us during the winter months.



 No matter where we travel this is my favorite sign


Welcome PA



Come visit Erie, PA




Posted by


Mary Yonkers


      I thought about a Real Estate career for 11 years before I made the decision to get my Pennsylvania Real Estate license in mid-80's.  

      Thirty years later I can say affirmatively that Real Estate has been a fantastic career. 

      Come join me in class soon. Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


With so many homes for sale in Erie PA, this is the right time to begin your career as a Real Estate salesperson in Erie, PA.

 2018 Alan Kells





Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


 Mary Yonkers Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Erie, PA

          Office:  814-835-1200 or Cell:  814-881-7548

Real Estate Classes Alan Kells Schools of Real Estate in Erie, PA  1-412-967-0240 

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Comments (22)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mary loved all your pictures and those who say 'a picture is worth a thousand words" really get it your post is living proof, Endre

Aug 30, 2016 04:25 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks, Endre Barath, Jr. Even though it took me all month to find time to write this post I really didn't need to write much.  I just let the photos tell the story

Aug 30, 2016 06:14 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Mary Yonkers  When I visit Erie I will be sure to give you a call and visit you too! Very nice post

Aug 30, 2016 04:51 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Hannah Williams Pennsylania is a big state but offers so much for visitors as well as residents.  Yes, you & I need to meet-up sooner not later either Erie or Philadelphia or in between

Aug 30, 2016 06:18 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Mary Yonkers, lovely photos from Erie PA, love the photo of the sunset.

Aug 30, 2016 09:30 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

It is good to see you Beth Atalay Thanks for stopping.

Aug 30, 2016 10:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs. Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

Aug 30, 2016 11:11 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks for visiting Roy Kelley 

Aug 31, 2016 09:48 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Mary.  I drove through the southern portion of the State a few years back. I do want to visit it again. 

Aug 30, 2016 07:55 PM
Mary Yonkers

James Dray Please contact me if you travel to Pennsyvania in the future

Aug 31, 2016 09:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Mary -- a real love letter from the heart.  Your fondness for Erie is quite apparent. 

Aug 31, 2016 05:34 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Michael Jacobs yes, I love my adopted hometown. I came here as a college freshman and fell in love with what Erie had to offer

Aug 31, 2016 09:51 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Well what's not to love there?  Awesome pictures Mary! Great job!

Aug 31, 2016 06:26 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks Sharon Tara It is so easy to put focus on Erie.  Each photo speaks for itself.

Aug 31, 2016 09:53 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Great pictures and I like the one of the lighthouses and the sun setting you got me at those pictures! Have a great day!

Aug 31, 2016 06:56 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

thanks Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert It has been a great day here in Erie.  I hope you have had a good day.

Aug 31, 2016 09:56 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Great post and photos Mary Yonkers this could be the official Erie, PA tourist post!

Aug 31, 2016 01:53 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Lisa Von Domek Maybe tour guide will be my next career!  Just kidding, love to promote Erie.

Aug 31, 2016 03:41 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Falling in love with Erie would not be hard...thank you for the tour !

Aug 31, 2016 09:41 PM
Mary Yonkers

You are welcome Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Sep 04, 2016 03:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

We have a beautiful day in Maryland and life is good.

Sep 02, 2016 04:37 AM
Mary Yonkers

Roy Kelley Hope you are having great day in Maryland.

Sep 04, 2016 03:33 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Mary, I love the photos. Erie , Pa souds like  a great place to live.

Sep 02, 2016 09:08 PM
Mary Yonkers

You are welcome Gita Bantwal We love living here in Erie.

Sep 04, 2016 03:34 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Mary.  Looks like many varied and interesting things to do in Erie.

Sep 02, 2016 09:19 PM
Mary Yonkers

So true Gabe Sanders Some weeks we have to choose between two events which one to attend.

Sep 04, 2016 03:35 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

So, I'm sitting here this evening with 2 of my soon-to-be agents and two of their classmates, being available for questions before they sit for their exams.  I popped on this post and interrupted the 'class' session with that picture of a boat house - I LOVE that!  No, that would be my dream come true!  Great pictures of Erie, Mary Yonkers!

Sep 03, 2016 08:03 AM
Mary Yonkers

Debe Maxwell Those 24 house boats tend to stay in the family or tight circle of friends forever & a day and rarely come on the open market.  Thanks for stopping.

Sep 04, 2016 03:38 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Your photos and the tales you tell are so beautiful! You truly make a great educator and Ambassador for Erie too! 

Sep 03, 2016 02:51 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Patricia Feager Thanks for your kind words of praise. It is easy to write about Erie and pictures speak for themselves.

Sep 04, 2016 03:39 AM