Hamlin Memorial Library to Host “Holiday Spirits — A Night of Tastings”

Smethport Web — by Hamlin Library The second annual “Holiday Spirits — A Night of Tastings” will be held from 7 to 9 pm on Saturday, December 10 at Hamlin Memorial Library, 123 Mechanic St. in Smethport. The fundraising event will feature a wide selection of beer, wine, ciders and appetizers for sampling. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and may be purchased at the…

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Community Amateur Radio Technician Class to be Offered in Smethport

Smethport Web — by McKean County The McKean County Emergency Management Agency EMCOMM team will offer a five-day community amateur radio technician class. The course is being offered free to anyone interested in getting involved in amateur radio. The team is offering a five-day class to assist in providing interested parties the opportunity to gain their entry into the hobby of amateur radio. While the course itself is free,…

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Smethport Rotary Luncheon Honors Eight Veterans for Their Service

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancy The Smethport Rotary Club honored veterans for their service during a luncheon held at the Desert Rose Cafe. Eight veterans of World War II, Vietnam and peacetime spoke briefly about their years in the armed services. Representing the U.S. Army were Clint Williams, Seth Digel, Mike Keller, Frank Eppley and Bob Witchen. From the U.S. Air Force were Bob Wright and Sue…

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Smethport Lions Club Inducts Burlingame and Stein as first Women Members

Smethport Web — by Smethport Lions Club Pamela Burlingame (center) and Claudia Chapman Stein (left) were inducted into Lions Club #5981 at Monday’s bi-monthly meeting of the Smethport Lions Club Chapter. Immediate Past President Jack Pierotti (right) was instrumental in expanding the club’s membership to include women. The Smethport Lions Club Chapter was established on September 25, 1951, and celebrated its 65th anniversary this year. Burlingame, a Smethport native,…

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Ryan Race Named Manager of Northwest Bank Office in Smethport

Smethport Web — by Northwest Bradford resident Ryan W. Race has been named manager of the Northwest Bank offices located in Smethport and Shinglehouse. The announcement was made by Northwest Bank District Manager William Pantuso. As manager, Race will be responsible for customer service, administration, lending and business development. He will work with the commercial lending, business services, investment management and insurance areas of the bank to provide customers…

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Northwest Savings Bank Names Bly Manager of Bradford Office

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Smethport Web — by Northwest William Pantuso, SVP and district manager of Northwest Savings Bank, has announced that Lauren Bly has been named manager of the Northwest office in Bradford. As manager, Bly will be responsible for customer service, administration, lending and business development. She will work with the commercial lending, business services, investment management and insurance areas of the bank to provide customers a full range of financial…

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Smethport Teams Take Top Honors in IU9 ‘Brain Games’ Quiz Bowl

Smethport Web — by IU9 The Smethport Area School District hosted the Intermediate Unit Nine Gifted Consortia Academic Elementary/Middle School Quiz Bowl, with the Smethport teams taking top honors. The event was coordinated by Kelly Tarbox of the Smethport Area School District and Chelsey Murray of the Otto-Eldred School District. Both Smethport teams took top honors. Quiz Bowl is an academic competition where students answer trivia questions from all…

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Local Radio Owner Stands Up Against Shameful Display on Football Field

Smethport Web – by Nathan Muller Colonial Media and Entertainment has announced that its Fayetteville, North Carolina radio station, ESPN Fayetteville (WFAY AM/FM), will not be airing this weekend’s East Carolina University football game following what Chairman/CEO Jeff Andrulonis called a “shameful” disrespect of the National Anthem by the ECU Marching Band. “Several members of the band refused to play the National Anthem and others ‘took a knee’ during…

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Smethport Borough Offers Two New Payment Options for Utilities

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller Smethport Borough is offering two new utility payment options. In addition to sending payment by check, residents may visit the Borough office to pay by credit card, or go online to pay securely from any location with an Internet connection. Credit card payments will be processed immediately by Value Payment Systems, a service the Borough uses to make it easier and more convenient…

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The Smethport Garden Club Presents Twelfth Semi-Annual Tour of Homes

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Smethport Web – by The Garden Club This year’s Tour of Homes, organized by the Smethport Garden Club, was held on Saturday, October 8th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There were 8 stops on the Tour, which was followed by refreshments at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Homeowners and Garden Club members were on hand to greet 144 tour participants and answer their questions. The historic tour, held every…

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