Costa Fund Grants Benefit Smethport Area Organizations

Three McKean County organizations again received grants totaling $3,342 from the Samuel Costa Fund, now in its 12th year, through the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Samuel and Dorothy Costa of Smethport established the fund in 2004 with the CRCF to benefit organizations each year that both cared about, said Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church received the largest grant, amounting $1,671. St. Raphael Church in…

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Smethport Honors the Ultimate Sacrifice on Memorial Day

Retired Army Officer Sean O’Day presided over Memorial Day ceremony in Smethport.

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller Memorial Day in Smethport started with salutes at the veterans’ memorial in East Smethport and Rose Hill Cemetery. The full parade formed on Willow Street and stopped at Veterans Memorial Bridge for the salute to heroes before heading to Main Street. Retired Army officer Sean Patrick O’Day (left) conducted Smethport’s Memorial Day ceremony at the McKean County Courthouse. The role of master of…

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Smethport’s Hamlin Memorial Library to Host Summer Art Camps

Registration is now open for summer art camps to be held at Hamlin Memorial Library in Smethport. Engaging, age appropriate art projects will be created based on the theories and styles of selected artists. The art camps will be presented in different sessions for each age group. Kids Art Camp for students entering second and third grades will be held from 9 am to noon from June 6 to…

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Arbor Day Celebrated in Smethport at the Shawmut Trail Head

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller On Saturday afternoon, members of the Smethport Borough Shade Tree Commission, Jovanna Porter and Jeff Tanner, braved rainy weather to plant 5 hydrangeas at the Shawmut Trail head off the Marvin Street entrance in recognition of Arbor Day. Smethport mayor Wayne Foltz issued the Arbor Day Proclamation on behalf of the Borough. The multi-use Shawmut Trail extends south along Marvin Creek through woods,…

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Smethport Chamber of Commerce Dinner Celebrates Community Accomplishments

Left to right: Jimmy Duffy, Riki Tanaka, Phil Smith, Nathan Muller

The Smethport Chamber Annual Dinner meeting was held on Wednesday, May 11 at the Court of Angels/Courtyard Restaurant, providing a chance for Chamber members and guests to reflect on the past year while celebrating the community’s accomplishments. The event was officiated by Chamber vice president Megan Simms of Colonial Radio + Entertainment. Meredith Hill, PA Wilds Director, DCNR, introduced keynote speaker Ta Brant, who is the PA Wilds Small…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Attend Trail Dedication & Activities at Poor Farm

Smethport Web – by Annie Wolfe McKean County’s community service staff hosted a spring group event for The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program on May 7th at the Good Growing Garden facility in Smethport. Educational activities included a presentation and discussion by 3G Coordinator, Mike Barnard, about the history of the grounds and historic apple orchard. The garden and grounds was originally the site of Smethport’s Poor…

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Lions Honor Kerry Fetter and Troy Herzog with Milestone Service Awards

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller Lions Club District Governor Bob Mitchell and his wife Janet attended the Smethport Lions Club meeting and dinner held at the Corner Pizza Company on Monday, May 9th. Wearing the traditional green jacket, Governor Mitchell presented the Lions Club “Milestone” Service Award to Kerry Fetter for 45 years of service to the Smethport Area community as a Smethport Lions Club member. When it…

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Collection of Photographs Depict Attractions Along U.S. Route 6

Photo by Fran De Lancy - Bradford Era

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey A collection of beautiful color and black and white photographs and prints showing the diverse attractions along historic U.S. Route 6 as it stretches from New England to the West Coast is now exhibited at the recently reopened Route 6 Diner in Smethport. “This is National Tourism Week, a great time to celebrate the progress our area is making in tourism amenities…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of McKean County Raises over $18,000

Smethport Web — by Annie Wolfe and Cinde Schuckers Since 1992 The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program has supported one to one mentoring relationships in McKean County between responsible adult volunteers and youth aged five and older. The organization’s staff, task force members, and program participants would like to recognize the businesses and individuals who participated and donated in Bowl For Kids’ Sake, our largest annual fundraiser,…

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Smethport’s Megan Simms Promoted to Chief Revenue Officer at Colonial Media

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller Colonial Media and Entertainment has announced the appointment of Megan Simms of Smethport as Chief Revenue Officer. As CRO, Ms. Simms will have general oversight of the revenue generating strategies of the rapidly expanding integrated marketing firm based in Bradford. Additionally, Ms. Simms will work with the Market Managers in each of the Company’s three markets to build and coach the local sales…

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