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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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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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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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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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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