Bridge Repaired to Carry Horses

Smethport Web — by Les Jordan Jr. Members of the Potato Creek Trail Association, Ray Dart (front in photo) and Corky Hull (rear in photo), place wooden planks atop the existing deck of a bridge over a small stream crossing the old Pennsylvania Railroad grade near East Smethport. The planks were added to the bridge to provide more strength so horses could safely carry their riders across the stream.

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Fall Foilage Decorates Main Street

Smethport Web — by Les Jordan Jr. Brilliant color shines in the hillsides and along Smethport’s tree-lined streets. Bright sunshine is forecast for several more days and the leaves will remain brilliant for that time. It is a beautiful, magnificent time to take a short trip for the day to the Smethport area and enjoy the splendor.

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Garden Club’s Tour of Homes Breaks Attendance Record

Smethport Web – by Les Jordan Jr. Last weekend’s Tour of Homes in the Smethport area, sponsored by the Smethport Garden Club, was attended by nearly 200 people, breaking the record for this event. People came from several surrounding towns in the Smethport area and from nearby New York State and other states across America. It was a perfect autumn day for the tour with warm sunshine and vivid…

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Tour of Homes – Enjoy a Beautiful Autumn Afternoon

Smethport Web — by Phillis Barnhart Smethport Garden Club has put together a Tour of Homes this year that will entertain you — even after the day is over! The colorful ticket/brochure will be a wonderful keepsake for years to come. There are 10 stops on the Tour, starting at the Smethport Senior/Visitors Center and Elderberry Sweet Shop. Each home is unique in architecture and friendliness. Homeowners and Garden…

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Smethport Arts and Artisans Show Successful

Smethport Web — by Les Jordan Jr. The first Arts and Artisans show was a great success in Smethport. The show, which was held in conjunction with the Wheel Around the Hub Bicycle Race on Saturday, Sept. 20, drew good crowds for participating vendors and musicians. The Country Porch Café and Gift Shoppe sponsored the “Smethport Route 6 Artisan Show” along the 100 block of W. Main Street. Artists…

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Fiber links making their way to Smethport

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller A system of optical fiber connections is being put in place in the North Central region. Steve Zwerin, senior director of Zito Media Communications, told a meeting of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission last week that the first high speed connection will go online in McKean County within the next two months to cover Smethport as well as Bradford,…

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New Records in Wheel Around the Hub Cycling Race

Only nine tenths of a second determined the winner of the men’s competition in Smethport’s annual Wheel Around the Hub cycling races. After careful study of all recording devices at the finish line, 19-year-old Cheyne Hoag of Dansville, New York, emerged as the winner of the 53-mile race, narrowly edging Jason Zimmerman of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

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Smethport man reports close call with bull elk

The Bradford Era — by Wade Robertson … Father and son were still talking about the football game when it happened. Scott Ambler was driving the speed limit, keeping an eye open for deer, when the headlights suddenly revealed a flash of tan and ivory on the side of the road. Instinctively he slammed on the brakes when, to his amazement, a set of giant antlers and a huge…

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Smethport Observes Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks

The Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey Smethport observed the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America with a Patriot Day Memorial Remembrance Service Thursday on the steps of the McKean County Courthouse. Members of the Bucktail Post 138, Smethport American Legion and McKean County Post 2497, Veterans of Foreign Wars planned and conducted the ceremony that paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 firemen, rescue, law enforcement,…

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