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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TripAdvisor Honors Mansion District Inn B&B for Second Consecutive Year

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller TripAdvisor has honored the Mansion District Inn B&B in Smethport, Pennsylvania with its 2016 Travelers’ Choice® award as one of the Top 25 Best Bed and Breakfasts in the United States. This six-suite boutique inn, owned and operated by Ross and Jovanna Porter, placed Number 1 in Pennsylvania and Number 9 nationwide. Top 25 B&Bs and Inns — United States According to the…

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Ring-Necked Pheasants a Common Sight in Smethport

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller The Pennsylvania Game Commission released over 200,000 ring-necked pheasants for the fall small-game hunting season, with McKean County getting 580 cocks and 1,370 hens. As a result, pheasants are becoming a more common sight in Smethport. Residents may occasionally spot a nye of pheasants in the most unexpected places like backyards, where they may be seen rummaging through abandoned flower beds and vegetable…

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Smethport Benefits from United Way

Smethport Web — by Mandi Wilton Davis It’s not too late to make a lasting impact on the lives of so many in the Smethport community. As the holiday season is upon us, we are reminded of just how thankful we are for all we have been blessed with, and our thoughts turn to those in need. We are inching so close to our goal of $15,000, having raised…

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