Rotary Holds Chocolate Indulgence Event

Bradford Era — The Mount Jewett Rotary held it’s 7th annual Chocolate Indulgence event Friday night at the Mount Jewett Veterans Memorial Club drawing in an estimated 150 people and raising over $5,000 to support the Mount Jewett Memorial Library, St. Matthews Preschool and the Mount Jewett Boy Scouts.

Participants were treated to every chocolate baked treat one can imagine, a chocolate fondue fountain, door prizes, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction. Live entertainment was provided by the Birch Street Boys band. Read More


Three Sworn in to Mount Jewett Council

Bradford Era — Three council members were sworn into office of the Mount Jewett Borough Council by Mayor Annie Jo Wolfe Tuesday night.

The council members included Tom Geer, John Keesee and Rod Danielson.

Once the meeting was in session and the new council members were sworn in, the council began voting on borough positions. Brett Morgan was nominated and retains the position of president, Rod Danielson was nominated and retains the position of vice president and Tom Geer was nominated as President Pro Tem. Read More


Mount Jewett VFD to Receive Free Equipment

Bradford Era — The Mount Jewett Fire Department will be receiving free firefighting equipment from the US Forest Service thanks to the completion of McKean County’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

The plan is used to identify areas at risk for wildland fire in McKean County as well as offer recommendations for vegetation thinning treatments and other mitigation actions homeowners can take to reduce wildfire risk. Read More


Ghouls, Witches and Clowns on Parade in Mount Jewett

Bradford Era — Children of all ages dressed as ghost, ghouls, clowns and favorite characters walked Main Street in Mount Jewett Tuesday night in the Halloween parade.

The parade began at 5 p.m. at the Hamlin Bank and ended at the Mount Jewett Volunteer Fire Department where the Mount Jewett Rotary held a costume judging contest.

In the infant group, Treyce Anderson took first, Kruze Hamilton took second and Maya Hammaker took third out of nine entries. Read More


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 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   Read more