2017 Mount Jewett Swedish Fest Breaks Record

Bradford Era — The Mount Jewett Swedish Festival at St. Matthew’s was held this past weekend, and according to Beth Carpenter, event chair, it was another successful event.

“A lot of people had fun. I think we may have had more people than in previous years,” she said.

Carpenter estimated that more than 4,000 people were in attendance of the festival over the entire weekend. Read More

 

Swedish Festival Committee Meets Final Time Pre-Event

Bradford Era — Members of the Swedish Festival Committee met Monday night for the last time before the Swedish Festival slated to begin Friday.

The opening ceremony will be held at St. Matthew’s Church at 6 p.m. with the crowning of the Swedish Festival Royalty, including teen queen. Candidates are Shakira Yoder and Makieya McGuire. Yoder, 12, is the daughter of Christopher and April Yoder of Mount Jewett and will be entering the 7th grade this year. McGuire, 13, is the daughter of Jay and Shelley McGuire of Mount Jewett and will be entering 8th grade. Read More

 

Mount Jewett Resident Seeks Support for ‘Hometown Hero’ Committee

Bradford Era — Mount Jewett residents, Chuck and Ona Paar addressed the borough council during Monday night’s meeting seeking support for a “Hometown Hero” committee they wanted to put together with the goal of raise memorial banners for service men and women of the area.

Paar stated, “I’m not a military veteran, but like most of you here, I have connections to someone who either is or has been in the military. My dad served in the U.S. Army during World War II, my brother served in the Army from 65’ to 68’ and spent nearly two years in Korea.”

“In driving around,” Paar went on, “a lot of area, I’ve noticed some towns that have gone and put Hometown Hero (banners) up.” Read more

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at McKean County Fairgrounds – April 1

Cleaning Your Basement and Medicine Cabinet

Early Spring Cleaning? Late winter is a great time to clean those corners of your house and dispose of unwanted paint, cleaning supplies, old medications, and other unwanted items.

Unwanted medications can now be dropped off at local police stations including Bradford City, Foster Township,

Old medications, prescription or other, should not be thrown in the garbage or flushed down the toilet. The drug residue can pollute groundwater and travel into streams. Drug residue has shown up in several fish species in parts of Pennsylvania.

Proper disposal of medications is also one important step in preventing abuse and the possibility of drugs falling into the wrong hands.

Household hazardous waste includes a large variety of materials that cannot be disposed of in garbage collections. Unwanted paint, paint remover, chemicals, cleaning supplies, oil, pool chemicals, pesticides, and others can be disposed of at the upcoming collection on April 1st at the McKean County Fairgrounds.

Electronics, batteries, and light bulbs can also be disposed of at this event. There is a small cost per pound which varies by item or material. You must pre-register at   or by calling

Have questions or need more information? Call Recycling Director Justin Lund at the McKean County Conservation District at 814-887-4001.

ECS&R Press Release

Accepted Items Include

  • Household Chemicals – $1.50 / lb
    • Oil based / latex paint, deck stains, flammable liquids, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, fertilizers, antifreeze, oil, putties, glues, adhesives, wood / metal finishing products, water sealers, household cleaning agents, herbicides, pesticides
  • Electronic Waste (E-Waste) – $0.45 / lb All tube / CRT TV’s and monitors
    • Desktop Computers, Laptops, TV’s (CRT / Non-CRT) VCR’s Phones, Irons, 8 tracks, DVD players, game consoles etc…  $0.25 / lb All non-CRT devices
  • Bulbs
    • Incandescent, fluorescent, neon, infrared – $1.47 / lb
  • Batteries
    • Car, motorcycle, alkaline (AAA, AA, C, D), button cells – $1.47 / lb
  • Small Freon Containing Devices – $0.52 / lb 

McKean County Event will be hosted at the McKean County Fairgrounds April 1, 2017, 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Pre-registration is required for this event – Pricing will be determined upon registration
    • Visit http://www.ecsr.net/ or call 814-425-7773
    • Under Residential Services, click on Collection Registration to register for McKean County event
    • Enter in all necessary information
    • ECS&R will accept cash, check, or credit card as payment (payment is due the day of the event after all your items are accounted for)
    • Pricing for items is listed under McKean County Event

McKean County Prescription Drug Drop-off Sites

McKean County Sheriff’s Office

  • Items accepted 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
  • 17013 Route 6, Smethport, PA
  • 814-887-3454

Bradford City P.D.

  • Items accepted 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday
  • 18 Kennedy Street, Bradford, PA
  • 814-368-6133

Bradford Township Office

  • Items accepted 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday
  • 136 Hemlock Street, Bradford, PA
  • 814-362-4640

Kane Borough P.D.

  • Items accepted 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday
  • 112 Bayard Street, Kane, PA
  • 814-837-6440

These drop-off locations are permanent drop-off sites where you can responsibly dispose of your prescription drugs. These drop-off locations are part of the McKean County Prescription Drug Take Back Program headed by the McKean County District Attorney.

 

Talk to Highlight Information on Whitetail Deer and Their Habitat

Bradford Era — The public is invited to join retired Pennsylvania Game Commission LMGS, John Dzemyan, for an informative look at Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Deer and what they need to survive and thrive.

The presentation will be held at noon March 18 at Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mount Jewett.

Included with the talk will be historical info on deer and deer management. Visitors can view a succession of eight-point buck antlers beginning with antlers from the 1930s and ending with antlers from the current decade. Participants are to meet in the visitor center classroom.

For more information, contact the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Park Office at (814) 778-5467 or kinzuabridgesp@pa.gov.   Read more

Mount Jewett Comes Together to Support Boy Scout Troop

Bradford Era — Boy Scouts of America Troop #410 have been getting some local help to support their planned summer trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., over the past few months.

The Mount Jewett Rotary and Mount Jewett Veterans Memorial Club have been strong supporters along with the local residents attending the Scout’s other fundraisers.

Efforts to raise the $2,500 estimated cost per Scout began in 2016 and have included pancake breakfasts, giveaways, beef stick sales, assisting the Rotary at their annual Chocolate Indulgence event and Korv burger sales at the Mount Jewett Swedish Festival. Read more

Mount Jewett Public Library More Than Just Books

Bradford Era — For those in the Mount Jewett area interested in trivia games and tons of friendly competition, you should check out what’s happening at the Mount Jewett Memorial Library on Tuesday nights at 7. Library Director Debbie Deane said the newly-established trivia night has been one of the biggest adult draws they have to offer.

In addition to trivia night, the library also offers and supports a number of other programs for specific community groups and for the community at large. These programs include summer reading, movie nights, story time, themed events, educational workshops and Swedish Festival activities. Read more