Whether you already live in Erie or are considering moving here for school, you may be surprised by the city’s eclectic background and culture. Read on to discover just a few of the most interesting happenings.

– Have you ever seen “Arthur” on PBS or read the books? Did you know that the author/illustrator of said books is from Erie? It’s true, and he recently visited an area elementary school. Get the details from GoErie.com.

– A weeklong celebration is well underway here at Gannon. Why, you ask? It’s Catholic Education Week. Check out the details in this article from “The Gannon Knight.”

– Even though it’s winter and the trees are bare, you can still do your part to keep the earth green! Gannon will be receiving a Pepsi Dream Machine, which will reward students for recycling. You can find out more about the Dream Machine here.

– The BayHawks recently made two slam dunk deals, acquiring NBA veterans Devin Brown and Keith McLeod. Click to find out more about Brown and McLeod.

– With less than a month to go until the Oscars, people are already predicting the winners. “Hugo,” the movie adaptation of Caldecott Award winner “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” garnered 11 nominations, the most of any film this year. Check out the rest of the nominees.