Our annual elections were held this past week for the upcoming 2024 year. The results are as follows:
Chief – Tony Everetts
1st Asst Chief – Allan Everetts
3rd Asst Chief – Mike Green
President – Joe Dushaw
Vice President – Dori Putt
Secretary – Steve Griffith
Treasurer – Dan Jenkins
Parade Master – Allan Everetts
Quarter Master – Mike Green
Director – Allan Everetts
Director – Lee Cousins
Historian – Dori Putt
Chaplain – Steve Gonska
Steward – MaryBeth Clune
Delegate – Allan Everetts
Delegate – Steve Griffith
Congratulations to all of the elected officers.
Elaine Boylan, 87, of Route 219 Kane, PA passed away Thursday (Nov 30) at UPMC-Kane.
Born March 18, 1936 in Brookston, she is the daughter of the late August and Frances (Blauser) Leichtenberger. On July 10, 1953 she married John Boylan, who preceded her in death.
Elaine was a dedicated volunteer and a giving person to her community. She loved cooking and baking and was always quick to share what she made with others. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was very proud of them.More
Saturday, December 9th 2023, 1:26 PM EST, Erie News Now
Police confirm an inmate from Mercer County undergoing treatment at UPMC Hamot has escaped custody.
It happened earlier Saturday, and the man was last seen heading west on Second St.
A message sent to the Gannon University community told anyone who sees a man with a goatee and buzz cut who is wearing an orange jumpsuit to call 911.
No other details were immediately available.
County, state officials meet to discuss need for increase in E-911 surcharge
Times ObserverThe Northern Tier Regional 911 system includes Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Warren Counties.
A rollercoaster of a ride temperature, wind and precipitation-wise is in store for us today through Monday. Relatively light wind and quite mild highs in the upper 40s to upper 50s today will be followed by a widespread soaking rain late tonight through Sunday evening, followed by a changeover to snow later Sunday night and early Monday. Northwest winds will gust between 35 and 40 mph late Sunday night and Monday #PAWX #CTPWX
Must be hand drawn design. No computer designs are allowed.
The design MUST include the following:
a. 88th Potter County Fair
c. Rooted in Agriculture (Fair theme)
4. Must be done in black and white and two other colors of your choice.
5. Only one entry per student. If more than one is entered, both will be disqualified.
6. Must be drawn in the circle on bottom of entry form.
7. Must be returned to the following address by February 1, 2024.
Potter County Fair Button Contest
566 Cowburn Road
Ulysses, PA 16948
Prizes will be awarded to the top three placings. First Place will receive S25 and the design will be made into our 2024 Fair Button. Second place will receive $15 and third place will receive $10.
Duration: 3 hr
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
Saturday, December 9, 2023
12 PM – 3 PM
$5.00/Adult, $5.00/Youth (ages 4 to 11), Children 3 & under- FREE
He must be taking a break from his sleigh, because Santa is going to be in the Shay locomotive at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum on December 9, 2023, from 12 to 3 PM, to hear your holiday wish list.
Take an instant photo with St. Nick and make a super simple family-crafted ornament. Enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. Browse a holiday bazaar of local artisans. Admission to the Santa in the Shay event also includes admission to the Lumber Museum’s exhibit galleries, so take the opportunity to learn some lumber and forest history with your family!
Be sure to dress warmly and wear boots because Santa and the Shay locomotive are outside in an un-heated building. There could be snow on the ground too, so be prepared. Guest will also have to climb a short flight of stairs to make their way into the cab of the locomotive, but Santa can come out to meet you as needed.
2024 Officers for WFD
Fire Chief ; Chad Boyce
Chief 1-10 : Josh McCarthy
Chief 1-20 : Mike Pierce
Trustees : Pete Lupkowski , George Barbine, Tyler Huck
President : John Pagano
Vice President ; Ken Nowak
Secretary ; Austin Dunham
Treasurer : Scot Boyce Sr.
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has added two movies to its free 60th Anniversary Film Series.
Each of the films is free to the public and campus community and begins at 7 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater. Light refreshments will be provided.
The two added films are the Sidney Poitier classic, “To Sir, with Love,” on Dec. 9 and “Rise of the Wahine,” a documentary about a women’s college volleyball team in the early days of Title IX on March 23, 2024.More
The Port Allegany Women’s Club held their November meeting at the Port Allegany Senior Center and welcomed guest speaker, Paula Fritz Eddy. Paula is the Executive Director of the McKean County Community Foundation. She spoke about the Joe DeMott Port Allegany Community Development Fund as well as the Women’s Giving Circle of McKean County.
The Club held their annual Ding-a-Ling Party at the Inn on Maple Street Annex located on Arnold Avenue in Port Allegany.
The Women’s Club has been busy organizing and preparing for Light Up Night which was held last week on the Town Square in Port Allegany. This weekend they will be on the Town Square again as sponsors of A Winter Wonderland. The club is also sponsoring a home Christmas decorating contest. Winners will be announced tomorrow (Saturday, December 9th) at the Winter Wonderland on the Town Square.
Oswayo Valley Elementary School is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand-new book vending machine, adding a touch of magic to the world of learning. This fantastic initiative aims to elevate the joy of reading and foster literacy skills among our students, all made possible through the support of Title 1 funds.
Dubbed “Books, Behavior, and Beyond: Green Wave Incentive Program,” this groundbreaking endeavor is set to revolutionize the way students engage with literature. The mechanism is simple yet ingenious: students earn coveted Green Wave cards by achieving academic goals and demonstrating the principles of our Character Counts positive behavior reward system. These cards can then be exchanged for tokens at predefined milestones, allowing students from Pre-K to 5th grade to access the wonders of the book vending machine.
Today marked a historic moment as Tevlin Milliken, a trailblazing third-grader, became the very first token earner of the program. With an impressive tally of 15 Green Wave Cards, Tevlin proudly exchanged them for a gold token, unlocking the gateway to a world of page-turning adventures. His journey is just the first chapter in a narrative that promises countless students discovering and relishing books through the school’s state-of-the-art vending machine for years to come.More
The 2023 Winter Showcase was held recently at Port Allegany High School in the Auditorium. Guest hosts for the evening were Lillianne Reed and Alayna Rhinehart. The hosts began the show with a guitar duet followed by recorder as they performed the Sponge Bob theme song. Love Story by Taylor Swift was then performed by the 8th and 9th Grade Choir with vocal music instructor Rachel Karwowski on piano. Lily Madison followed with When I was Your Man by Bruno Mars. Jenn Baxter performed an original composition, Days of Spring, on her saxophone. The Nights by Avicii was performed by Nathaniel Canfield and friends. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd was performed by Owen Kisler, drums; Juuso Young, backup guitar; Isaac Barber, lead guitar; Miska Young, bass and Henry Troupe, vocals. Metallica’s Enter Sandman followed with Saxon Palmer, vocals, Owen Kisler, drums, Isaac Barber, guitar and Aidan Clark, bass guitar.
Ex’s and Oh’s by Elle King was sung by Georgia Barth and Delaney Stromberg, vocals and Miss Karwowski on piano.More
LIVE REINDEER, “SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS” PARADE WITH SANTA CLAUS, 34 HISTORIC GLASS ORNAMENT DISPLAYS AND MANY OTHER FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO DURING WELLSBORO’S CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET ARE THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 9 AND 10
Photo by John Eaton
A young girl meets a reindeer at Christmas On Main Street.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8, 9 and 10, Christmas On Main Street will celebrate the rich history of Wellsboro’s production of Christmas ornaments made from the late 1930s to the late 1950s and beyond when the town was known as “The Glass Ornament Capital of the World.”More
HAMILTON-GIBSON WOMEN’S PROJECT’S “HOLIDAY SHORTS & SWEETS” OPENS THIS FRIDAY, DEC. 8 AT 7:30 P.M. AND ENDS WITH TWO SHOWS THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 9
Photo by Lilace Guignard
Christie (Emily Cornell) can’t believe some of the scandalous things her grandmother (Kathryn Sheneman), who is reliving her days as a Radio City Rockette, says to her.
“Holiday Shorts & Sweets” is the first show the Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project is performing as a Christmas on Main Street event.
The opening night performance is this Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro with a reception and refreshments. The show will end this Saturday, Dec. 9 with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m.More
Starting this week, the fall Potter County Farmers Market has moved back to the Riley Gallery, every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. THE NEXT MARKET WILL BE THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH. Below is a list of who plans to be there and what they plan on bringing to the Market:
* The indoor fall market begins the first Saturday in November, from 10 am to 2 pm, until the week before Christmas. Then we change our schedule to the winter market, first Saturday each month of January, February, March, and April.
* Market times have been established after many trial times over the years. If you are not able to visit us and would like something particular from one of the vendors, please contact them directly. They are willing to try to accommodate your request.
* If you are interested in joining the market this year or have any questions please contact …. Netra Baker, 814-544-7313 firstname.lastname@example.org]
BLUE MARBLE FARM will be at the market with beautiful, organically grown local fresh produce. We will have Red and Candy Onions, Garlic, Spaghetti Squash, Butternut Squash, Carnival Acorn Squash, Sweet Dumpling Squash, Tetsukabuto Squash and sweet winter Carrots. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. For more information, contact Lisa at email@example.com, 814-320-1308
CARD CREEK BAKERY will be at the market December 9 with a few breads, some snacks, and some sweet treats. Pumpkin pie was requested. Please get any requests for next Saturday by contacting me.
firstname.lastname@example.org Text in cell 814-598-0649
ME AND MY BOYS SOAP will be there on Saturday. We will have a selection of goat milk based products and several other gift options available. We accept cash or card payments. For more information contact us at email@example.com or visit our Facebook page.
At 1 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 9, Kacy Hagan, a professional dance instructor, is giving a free swing dance lesson in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
At 7 p.m. Saturday night, Dec. 9, dance to swing music performed by the Starliters Big Band in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre.More
December 16 @ 6 PM
Let’s spread some Christmas cheer to those folks who can’t get out and see the Christmas lights. Get those ATV AND UTV decked out and join our community in a fun night out on the town.
We will meet at the Willow Street side of the park. (by the pool). You can unload your trailers there. You may also do so at the Firehall parking lot. We will ride to Sena Kean and then down Willow St. past Lakeview. Come on out and enjoy the lights. Our ride will end at the Firehall with cookies, coffee and hot Chocolate.
If you would like to donate, please do, all donations will be split between the Food Bank and The Child Advocate Center. Spread that Christmas cheer throughout our town. This year we will give first, second and third prizes for best decorated and a prize for who came the longest distance. Get those machines decorated and join us on Saturday, December 16.
HARRISBURG – State grants to help in the continued preservation of local history were awarded to historical societies in Bradford, Tioga and Wyoming counties, according to Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Wyoming) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford).
The funding was made possible through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC)’s Cultural and Historical Grant Program, which provides general operating support to museums and historical societies not directly supported by other state programs.
“The PHMC grants are really appreciated by the counties involved,” said Pickett. “Many people volunteer and work to create fundraisers for these organizations. Cultural and historical preservation is very important for the enjoyment of each of us, and also to leave legacies for future generations.”
“Our region is blessed with a rich history, and it is important to always remember and celebrate that,” Owlett said. “I am pleased to see these important investments here in the Northern Tier.”
The local PHMC grants are as follows:
- Bradford County Historical Society – $4,000.
- Tioga County Historical Society – $4,000.
- Wyoming County Historical Society – $4,000.
- Wyoming Historical and Geological Society – $4,000.
PHMC awarded nearly $2 million in support grants to 158 eligible museums and county historical societies in 58 counties using a formula based on a percentage of each organization’s annual operating budget.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) today announced $12,000 in state grants have been awarded to three area organizations by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).
The Eldred World War II Museum, as well as the Cameron County Historical Society and McKean County Historical Society, each were awarded $4,000 through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program.
“Our historical societies play a valuable role in preserving and teaching about local history, and the Eldred World War II Museum is an outstanding asset to our region, preserving the history of World War II and highlighting the role the community of Eldred played in supporting the war,” Causer said. “I was glad to support this important investment in these organizations.”More
Congratulations to the 2024 officers of the Smethport Fire Department Inc.
Chief 2 Steve Field
210 Tom Field
220 Jimmy Neely
240 James Taylor
250 Pending Vote 1/4/24
Officer Jeff Young
Capt 270 Jim Dougherty
President Jimmy Wenner
Vice Pres Garrett Bickford
Secretary Angie Wright
Treasurer Charlie Jones
Annette K. BAKER, nee Brundage, 78, of Bradford, PA, died Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
Friends may call at Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 152 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA 16701 on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 12:00 PM. Rev. John Kearns will officiate. Burial will be in Andrews Settlement Cemetery.More