Honor Ride of Pride Roars in Smethport

The Sons of the American Legion, Bucktail Post #138 sponsored the 2nd Annual Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Ride of Pride Saturday, May 31. Nearly 70 bikers participated on the ride and then a ceremony in Hamlin Lake Park. Vietnam veteran, Marine George Tufts, conducted the ceremony and read three essays about Vietnam by three Smethport Area High School students. Following the ceremony, a pig roast for veterans and the general…

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Saturday Marks Second Anniversary of “Ride of Pride” Event in Smethport

The Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey Saturday marked the second anniversary of the “Ride of Pride” that accompanied the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall’s arrival in Smethport for five days. Approximately 50 motorcycles, some carrying two riders and representing various veterans’ groups, and other vehicles, retraced the route of the original ride from Forest County in 2006, when more than 3,800 motorcyclists escorted the Wall to Hamlin…

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Sweet Redemption for Hahn, Smethport

Olean Times Herald — by Vinny Pezzimenti It seemed only fitting that Hahn was smack dab in the middle of the Hubbers’ 2-1 victory over nemesis Curwensville in the District 9, Class A championship. Last year, after it all, it was Hahn’s dropped fly ball in leftfield that kept alive a 2-run inning for the Golden Tide in its 4-3 district semifinal win over Smethport. That was the only…

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Smethport Brings Home D-9 Class A Softball Crown

The Braford Era The punch probably tasted a little sweeter and the cookies were a little fresher at the Smethport High sports banquet Thursday evening after the Lady Hubbers brought home the District 9 Class A softball title following a 2-1 win over Curwensville earlier in the day. “I have a banquet tonight and I’m going to bawl through the whole speech,” said Christine Lightner, Smethport head coach. “I…

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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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