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City of Bradford Police Chief Chris Lucco tells WESB that there was a report of a threat at Bradford Area High School this morning. They, and school district officials reacted accordingly, by placing the school in "shelter in place" mode and asking for additional help because of the vague nature of the threat.

He says they were already investigating a report of a threat at the school, but because of conflicting information, they were not sure if this was the same threat.

No weapons were involved.

The shelter in place order was lifted at 8:45 a.m.
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Saturday March 3rd 7:30pm BCPAC presents "An Evening with Molly Ringwald" at The Bromeley Family Theater at UPB

Join Molly Ringwald and her jazz trio for a night of crowd-pleasing entertainmet. Melding traditional jazz with hits from the Great American Songbook, Ringwald performs a unique shoe with beautiful, unexpected musical connections.

An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films including the iconic: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to drive, the revival of Cabaret, Tony-nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally.

Ms. Ringwald is now touring her concert act celebrating her first jazz album “Except Sometimes”.

Tickets available at www.bcpac.com or call 814-362-2522
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7th and 8th grade volleyball at Fretz vs. Kane has been cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

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UPDATE 11 AM: Route 6 has reopened.

Route 6 is closed between Port Allegany and Smethport because of multiple disabled vehicles.
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Community Calendar

Feb
23
Fri
HeART of Caring Art Show @ Bradford Regional Medical Center
Feb 23 all-day
HeART of Caring Art Show @ Bradford Regional Medical Center | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

The HeART of Caring Art Show – Feb. 12 – 23, main lobby, Bradford Regional Medical Center. In recognition of Heart Month, the event will feature artwork of BRMC staff and community. For more information, call 362-8288.

Gerald Mead Art Exhibit @ KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Gerald Mead Art Exhibit @ KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Award-winning collage artist Gerald Mead will show 25 years’ worth of work in an exhibition opening at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Friday.

The show opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall and will be on view through March 15. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

Mead, who lives and works in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, is known for creating small two- and three-dimensional collages. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, George Eastman House/International Museum of Film and Photography, Brooklyn Art Library and the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction.

Works by Mead have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and six other nations and are published in five collegiate textbooks.

Mead has long been intrigued by discarded objects and found images, regarding them as potent and poetic cultural artifacts. He has, for years, collected and categorized these materials as resources for his artistic practice.

“The idea of appropriating objects, detritus and illustrative material and giving them new meaning through a process of recombination has historic precedents in the genres of collage and assemblage,” he said. “However, this strategy takes on new relevance in today’s society – a ‘remix’ culture characterized by recycling, sampling, mixing and decontextualizing.”

Mead has lectured at Cambridge University and Chautauqua (N.Y.) Institution, received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts and is an appointed member of the Buffalo Arts Commission.

He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in visual studies from the University at Buffalo and currently teaches at SUNY Buffalo State.

The exhibit is part of Pitt-Bradford’s Spectrum Arts Series. For disability needs related to the show, contact the Office of Disability Resources at 814-362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

Family Fun Night @ The Bradford YMCA @ YMCA
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fun Night @ The Bradford YMCA @ YMCA | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Parent’s and kids enjoy a night of Zumba, laser tag, and an obstacle course! Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Ages 4 and up. Kids must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older.

No registration necessary.
For more information stop by the front desk or call (814)-368-6101

Smethport Fire Department Bingo @ Smethport Fire Hall
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Smethport Fire Department Bingo @ Smethport Fire Hall | Smethport | Pennsylvania | United States

Doors open at 6; nickel bingo at 6:15; regular bingo at 7

‘Pippin’ @ Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
'Pippin' @ Ray Evans Seneca Theater | Salamanca | New York | United States

Join us, in our first production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association’s 2018 season!  Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. While many interpretations of Pippin have risen since its debut, there is no single correct explanation of the musical’s meaning. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance.  With a multi-talented cast hailing from communities across the southern tier and northern Pennsylvania, there’s Magic to Do at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater February 16-25!

Tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets will also be available at the door for $15.  Show dates and times are as follows:
Fri Feb 16: 7pm
Sat Feb 17: 7pm
Sun Feb 18: 2pm
Fri Feb 23: 7pm
Sat Feb 24: 7pm
Sun Feb 25: 2pm

For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/rayevanstheater/

Feb
24
Sat
Penguin Paddle at Holiday Valley @ Base of Yodeler
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Penguin Paddle at Holiday Valley @ Base of Yodeler | Ellicottville | New York | United States

It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies “penguin style” down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here’s a schedule of events…
•8:30-12:30 Registration for the slide at Creekside Lodge $1
•9:00-1:00 Registration for the slide at the base of Yodeler $1
•Raffle Tickets on sale all day at Yodeler
•11:30 to 2:00 Silent Auction in the tent at the base of Yodeler
•11:30 to 1:15 Lunch in the Lunch Tent, $5 donation.
•1:30 Penguin Races begin – Helmets Required

Age Groups
◦Ages 4-6
◦Ages 7-8
◦Ages 9-10
◦Ages 11-12
◦Ages 13-4
◦Ages 15-20
◦Adults 21 and over
◦Mixed Doubles (2 person bags)

For more information on this event please visit http://www.holidayvalley.com/

Jams With Joel @ Kane Coffee Project
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jams With Joel @ Kane Coffee Project | Kane | Pennsylvania | United States

Enjoy a Saturday morning at the Kane Coffee Project while Joel Golden strums his guitar. The perfect music to meet up with friends, play a game as a family or sit back & sip on some chai.
As always, locally roasted beans and eclectic vibes.

Canticle Farm: Cooking Sustainably @ St Bonaventure Parish
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Canticle Farm: Cooking Sustainably @ St Bonaventure Parish | Allegany | New York | United States

What we eat as well as the methods we choose to cook and harvest our food, affects our individual health and that of our planet. Chef Steve Young will show us how to use every edible piece of our food in order to stretch your food budget and cut down on waste. Farm Manager Mark Printz will lead a discussion on the importance of sustainable farming. Free event, donations are graciously accepted.

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner @ Father Leo Gallina Social Center
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chicken and Biscuit Dinner @ Father Leo Gallina Social Center | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Dinner includes beverage, salad, dessert. Takeouts available. Tickets are available at the parish office or at the door. Proceeds benefit St. Bernard Church

Men’s Self Defense Seminar with Mike Miller @ Miller's Kenpo Karate Dojo
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Men's Self Defense Seminar with Mike Miller @ Miller's Kenpo Karate Dojo | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Cost – $8
For men age 16 and up

This self-defense seminar will cover some of the basic elements of self-protection to arm you with an array of knowledge to have some primary tools prepared for a possible attack. What will be covered includes: acceptance, environmental awareness, avoidance, the three types of weapons, body positioning, anatomical targets, self-defense vs. assault, controlling the pivot points of the body, and basic strikes, defenses, and restraints.

Michael Miller is an international martial arts instructor and self-defense expert who has been involved with martial arts for over twenty-five years. He holds a 5th degree black belt in American Kenpo, a modern practical self-defense system.