Bronze Statue Unveiled at Smethport Elementary

Elementary student Emily Dibble’s (right) winning essay last year earned her the privilege of becoming the model for Jamestown, New York sculptor Dave Poulin. Emily’s essay was selected by the 5th grade teachers to become the concept for a statue of a student that will be placed in front of the school. The bronze sculpture was unveiled at the Smethport Elementary School on Thursday. The unveiling was preceded by…

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Smethport HS Softball Team Lone Survivor

Olean Times Herald The Smethport High School softball team opened its bid for a District 9 Class A title the same way it opened the regular season … with a shutout victory. Emma Hahn and Diana Phalon combined to strike out 17 batters and allow just two hits as the second-seeded Hubbers (18-1) blanked No. 10 Keystone, 8-0, on Wednesday. “It was a tight game until the fifth inning,”…

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Smethport Area High School Graduation Set for June 6

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancy Dr. Justin Puller, valedictorian of the Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School Class of 1996 and now an emergency room physician at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, will speak at his alma mater’s commencement exercises on June 6. Meanwhile, Megan Woods has been named the valedictorian of the Class of 2008 and will graduate with a 4.0 grade point average at commencement. Also,…

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Smethport Gets Second Seed for District 9 Playoffs

Olean Times Herald — May 16, 2008 — by Tom Roof It’s been four years since Smethport High School last won a District 9 softball title, but if the Hubbers are going to do it again, they’re going to have to get past an old nemesis. Smethport earned a second seed for next week’s District 9 Class A playoff tournament while defending champion Curwensville earned the No. 1 spot.  Read…

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Former Smethport Resident and Author Patricia Costa Viglucci Returns to Borough

The Bradford Era – May 11, 2008 – by Fran De Lancey Like most authors, Patricia Costa Viglucci, formerly of Smethport and one-time editor at The Era, welcomes the opportunity to share her love for writing, especially with school students. Viglucci returned to Smethport on Friday for two days, and later in the afternoon spoke to the approximately 85 students of the combined sixth grade classes at the elementary…

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Memorial Tree Planted in Gerry Coleman’s Memory

Friends of John “Gerry” Coleman gathered on April 27, 2008 to plant a swamp white oak in his memory on Arbor Day. Gerry passed away on March 21, 2005. The Smethport Shade Tree Committee assisted in the selection of the tree species and the planting site on Hamlin Lake Island. Contact the Smethport Borough for more information about participating in the memorial tree program: shadetree@smethportpa.com

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New Artist Guild Formed

The Smethport Artists’ & Artisans’ Guild was formed on April 8 to cultivate and promote the creative arts and encourage community participation in visual and performing arts. Hosted at the Keppel Stone Works Studio, the new Guild drafted bylaws governing its activities, which are expected to include exhibitions, performances, shows, workshops and demonstrations. Membership is open to Smethport region residents at $5 for students of at least 16 years…

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