Memorial Day Tribute Held in Smethport

The Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey Speaking Monday at the annual Memorial Day exercises in Smethport, retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. George Tufts, told the audience what the day is about. “Your presence here today — honoring American veterans who died in the wars and those who offered up their lives by serving to protect and defend our country, our Constitution, our way of life and the citizens…

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Tufts Will Speak at Memorial Day Services in Smethport

The Bradford Era Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. George Tufts will speak at the Memorial Day services in Smethport May 26 following the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. The parade forms on West Willow and Center streets, continues to Mechanic Street and north to the Veterans Memorial Bridge for a tribute to naval personnel. The route is then to Main Street and west to the courthouse.  Read more >>

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Sweet Shop Soda Fountain Opens

The 1950s style soda fountain at the Smethport Senior Center is now open, serving soft drinks and ice cream on a Wednesday-through-Sunday schedule, from 1 to 8 p.m. Through the first week of October visitors can enjoy cones, floats, sundaes and shakes for suggested donations. The shop is staffed by volunteers, including Robin Miller and Terra Sharro, who have selected this as their high school graduation project.

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PCTA Holds First Public Meeting

The first public meeting of the Potato Creek Trail Association drew 40 attendees to the Court of Angels restaurant Wednesday evening. The meeting, hosted by Ross Porter, featured several speakers who provided an update on trail projects in the area and their potential impact on Smethport.

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Smethport Arbor Days Workshop Kicks-Off Community Development Block Grant Reforestation Project

Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Smethport Borough Shade Tree Commission will be hosting a three hour Arbor Day workshop. The Planting and Maintaining Street Trees Workshop will be held on Sunday, April 27 at the Smethport Area High School library, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The workshop will cover all aspects of planting and after care of shade trees and shrubs. The workshop will include a hands-on tree…

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Regional Computer Fair Finalists Selected

The 7th annual Seneca Highlands IU-9 Regional Computer Fair Competition was held April 8 in Smethport. Over 20 students submitted projects in various computer-related categories. There was also competition for the 2009 Computer Fair logo, which will appear on materials, caps and T-shirts publicizing next year’s event. This year’s regional competition was administered by Instructional Technology Specialist Karl Roeper. The projects were reviewed and scored by 7 judges according…

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Historical Society & Old Jail Museum Reopens

The McKean County Historical Society and Old Jail Museum on 502 W. King Street has reopened after its winter hiatus. The county’s oldest building, constructed in 1875 and used as a jail until 1990, houses an impressive collection of historical artifacts and genealogical records.

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