Smethport’s Harold Lindgren Gifts 145 Acres to Pitt-Bradford

Bradford Era The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has purchased 145 acres of forested mountaintop along Quintuple Ridge above South Avenue, which will be used for academic and recreational use. The university bought the land for a reduced rate from Harold Lindgren of Smethport, who set the rate as a gift to the university. “We are very grateful to Mr. Lindgren for his generosity,” said Dr. Catherine Koverola, Pitt-Bradford’s…

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Two Smethport Students Awarded Scholarships

Bradford Era – by Free and Accepted Masons McKean Lodge #388 Free and Accepted Masons in Smethport has awarded $1,000 scholarships to Hunter Faulkner and Ethan Nannen, both honor students in the Class of 2020 at Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School. Hunter will attend the Pennsylvania College of Technology in the fall to study architecture and sustainable design. At Smethport High, he was active in choir, golf, baseball and…

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Smethport Grad Contributes to Professional Papers on COVID-19 Patients

Bradford Era – Fran De Lancey A 2006 graduate of Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School and now a physician, was the lead writer of two published professional papers that were focused on radiologic evaluation of pediatric COVID-19 patients. Dr. Alexandra Foust, whose parents, Tony Alfieri and Michelle Alfieri-Causer, reside in Smethport, is a pediatric radiologic fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric program of Harvard Medical School, where…

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Anna Holohan Named Smethport HS Valedictorian

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Anna Holohan will graduate as the valedictorian of the Class of 2020 at Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School during the commencement ceremony on June 5. She is the daughter of Tim and Mary Beth Holohan. Following graduation, Anna Holohan will attend Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio, where she will major in neuroscience as a member of the honors program. She has been…

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Residents Sew Protective Face Masks for Healthcare Workers

Bradford Era – by Christine Holtz With the numbers of suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus increasing each day, healthcare facilities across the nation are experiencing a shortage of much needed N95 masks, which help filter out at least 95% of airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, local citizens have been coming together to help protect the livelihood of the nation’s vital healthcare workers by…

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Sena Kean Manor Helps Residents Keep in Touch with Loved Ones Amidst Pandemic

Bradford Era – by Christine Holtz During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at Sena Kean Manor have been working diligently to make sure residents are safe, entertained and able to stay connected to loved ones and the community. The facility recently started posting pictures on their Facebook page of residents holding signs with handwritten messages to their loved ones. Many residents wanted people to know they are safe and a…

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Connor Alfieri Signs Letter of Intent to Golf at Cal U Pennsylvania

Bradford Era – Smethport’s Connor Alfieri will continue his decorated golf career at the collegiate level. Alfieri, a senior at Smethport Area High School and one of the top golfers in the area over the past four years, this week signed his National Letter of Intent at California University of Pennsylvania. Cal U is a NCAA Division II school and Alfieri will play golf for the Vulcans in both…

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Burkhouse Highlights History at Smethport FD Appreciation Dinner

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Bradford Township Fire Chief Dan Burkhouse highlighted historical events at the Tri-County Fire School Saturday when he was the guest speaker at the Smethport Fire Department’s 137th annual Appreciation Dinner. Soon to begin its 55th year as a training center for volunteer fire departments and industrial brigades, the Tri-County Fire School in Smethport traces its origins back decades to a major fire…

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Smethport DECA Club Competed in First District 1 Competition at UPB

The new Smethport DECA Club competed in their first District 1 competition at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on December 10. All seventeen members pictured — Parker Jack, Richie McDowell, Kolby Wilber, Connor Alfieri, Brandon Higley, Braedon Johnson, Trevor Zuver, Jordan Pavlock, John Adamoski, Alexis Shall, Anna Holohan, Kassidy Didomizio, Griffin Hess, Jenna Gregory, Kelsey Martin, Chloe Costa, and Haley Leet — selected a competitive event and were required…

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Eagle Court of Honor held for Cory Dart

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Cory Dart of Boy Scout Troop 501 in Smethport is Officially an Eagle Scout. Cory, the son of Keith and Kelly Dart of Keating Township, received Boy Scouts of America’s highest achievement award during an Eagle Court of Honor last week at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Smethport. Scoutmaster Scott Dickerson, in the role of master of ceremonies, welcomed those in attendance…

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