Wooly Willy Wonderdaze is Finally Here!

Smethport Web — by Linda Muller This Thursday through Sunday we are going to have a jam-packed four days filled with fun and entertainment right in our own home town – Our NATIONAL WOOLY WILLY WONDERDAZE is about to begin! The festival is sponsored by the Smethport Area Chamber of Commerce, with active involvement from many Smethport organizations and citizen volunteers. It will highlight the popular magnetic game developed…

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Signs Placed on Wolfinger Trail System

Smethport Web — By Les Jordan, Jr. Members of the Potato Creek Trail Association placed trail markers on the Wolfinger Trail System on “town hill” north of Smethport on Saturday, June 13. Material for the signs was purchased by individual members of the association and local businesses in the Smethport area. Special thanks go to the Dart family who donated most of the sign posts and the family’s tractor…

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German Transcontinental Bicyclist Experiences Smethport Hospitality

When Stephan Gerth peddled down Main Street Saturday evening, he was probably thinking about the best place to set up his tent for a night’s rest before pushing on to his destination — San Francisco. What he encountered next in the twilight hours of the Pennsylvania Wilds was so unexpected that thoughts of finding a suitable tent site quickly evaporated. He was about to experience Smethport hospitality…  

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Memorial Day Activities in Smethport

The Smethport American Legion Bucktail Post No. 138 will combine with the McKean County Post No. 2497 Veterans of Foreign Wars to sponsor Smethport’s annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 25th. A parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. from Willow and Center Streets, travel east to Mechanic Street, turn north to Main Street, and end at the McKean County Courthouse. You can download and print the Memorial Day…

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Pennsylvania town to become energy self-sufficient

BIOMASS Magazine – By Erin Voegele The borough of Smethport, Pa., plans to implement a community-wide woody-biomass powered combined heat and power (CHP) system. On March 5 the Smethport Board of Trade announced that the Pittsburgh-based Richard King Mellon Foundation had awarded the community a $50,000 planning and engineering grant to support the Smethport Woody Biomass Demonstration Project. In addition, the borough is in the process of hiring a…

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Richard King Mellon Foundation Funds Smethport’s Green Biomass Project

Smethport Web — Smethport Board of Trade The Smethport Board of Trade announced today that the Borough of Smethport is the recipient of a $50,000 planning and engineering grant for the Smethport Woody Biomass Demonstration Project from the Richard King Mellon Foundation of Pittsburgh. Smethport is seeking to be the first community in the nation that is renewable energy self-sufficient. The project seeks to co-generate residential and commercial district…

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Library Extension Progresses Through the Seasons

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller The new wings being adding to the Hamlin Memorial Library are taking shape.  With winter weather upon us, roofing, siding and windows are up.  Most of the work has now shifted indoors. Library staff are planning the new space to take into account easy access to book shelves and reading areas, while allowing as much natural light as possible from windows.  The library’s checkout desk will…

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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Meets with Potato Creek Trail Association

Smethport Web — by Smethport Heritage Council Members of the Potato Creek Trail Association met with Spring Reilly of the Pennsylvania Fish at Boat Commission on Friday. Reilly serves the commission as the Central Regional Outreach & Educational Coordinator within the commission’s Bureau of Policy Planning & Communications. Left to Right: Waterway Chairman Kurt Weaver, Spring Reilly of the PA Fish and Boat Commission, Trail Association President Sally Newton,…

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Smethport Seeks to be National Renewable Energy Leader

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller Imagine your community being in control of its energy destiny; producing electricity and heat while keeping all of those energy dollars recycling in the local economy. A pipe dream you say? Not according to a plan that is rapidly unfolding in Smethport, Pennsylvania with help from county, state and federal leaders. Consensus in Harrisburg Members of the Smethport Board of Trade, joined by…

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Smethport Enters New Domain

The Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey Smethport, the first Route 6 Heritage Community, is now actively promoted on a multi-media Web site. Linda and Nathan Muller, who have Internet and Web site experience, have developed the unique site, smethportpa.org. “My first big Web site was for Pat Buchanan when he was a presidential candidate in 1995. From there on, I just continued creating Web sites for conservative…

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