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House Hemp bill out of committee - UNANIMOUSLY! !!!
Senate bill to committee vote in 10-14 days!!!!
A great day for hemp!!!!
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Police are still looking for the 15-year-old Warren County girl who left home with her boyfriend a week ago.

Troopers say Reaghan Chase of Grand Valley hasn’t been heard from since she left with 18-year-old Kyle Bedow, also of Grand Valley.

Bedow is believed to be driving a tan Mercury Marquis with a PA plate: HVP7853

Bedow is wanted on charges of interference with the custody of a child and third degree concealment of the whereabouts of a child, both felonies.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police or Warren County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-83-CRIME. A reward is being offered.
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The man charged with driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a Mount Jewett firefighter has waived his preliminary hearing.

41-year-old Bharat Gaikwad is charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle and nine related offenses in connection to the September 4 crash that killed Mike Mix.

The crash happened on Route 219 near Kennedy Springs when Gaikwad’s car crossed the center line and hit Mix’s vehicle head-on. Police say after the crash they found two empty bottles of vodka and an empty beer can in Gaikwad’s car.

Mix was a former chief of the Mount Jewett fire department and was president of the department at the time of his death.

Gaikwad remains in McKean County Jail on $100,000 bail.
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Community Calendar

Pumpkinville Open @ Pumpkinville
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
Pumpkinville Open @ Pumpkinville | Great Valley | New York | United States

A full day of family fun featuring the Bounty Barn with locally produced jams & jellies, maple & honey products.

Enjoy the hayrides, pony rides, corn cannon shoot, Storyland, cow train, goat mountain and 6 acre corn field maze. Purchase a variety of fresh picked apples or visit the Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin Patch. Watch them press fresh apple cider! And to satisfy a sweet tooth, there’s the brand new on-site bakery, Di’s Pies and Bake Shoppe. Watch as pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies and muffins and pumpkin and apple pies and more are made, then buy and eat them as they come out of the oven.

The Pumpkinville Grille features hot dogs, sausage, BBQ pork, chili and home-made curly fries available daily, with mouth watering chicken BBQ dinners on weekends.

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

Art Exhibition @ KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall
Sep 18 – Oct 16 all-day
Art Exhibition @ KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an exhibition of work by arts faculty and staff from Sept. 18 through Oct. 16.

The exhibition will open Sept. 18 in the KOA Art Gallery in Blaisdell Hall at noon, when a gallery talk and reception will be held. All events are free and open to the public. Hours at the gallery are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and during events in the Bromeley Family Theater.

“Our arts program has really been growing,” said Anna Lemnitzer, assistant professor of art, who coordinated the exhibition. “For example, in the last year, we have added two additional art adjunct professors who teach to full classrooms.”

Lemnitzer said that it is traditional for universities to hold exhibitions of faculty works to showcase their programs.

“The people who work to provide instruction and arts programming here on the Pitt-Bradford campus are fantastic educators whose work doesn’t end when they leave the classroom,” she said.

Work will include ceramic pieces, abstract acrylic paintings, mixed media work, sculptural installation and new genres, and encaustic and oil paintings. Artists are Lemnitzer, Courtney Mealy, Anne Mormile, Merry Riding, Richard Minard and Samila Sosic.

For disability needs related to the exhibition, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

Pictured, “Acadia,” a work of mixed media by Merry Riding, a member of the Pitt-Bradford arts faculty whose work will be included in an exhibition by the university’s arts faculty and staff. The exhibition opens at noon Sept. 18 with a gallery talk and reception.

Register for the GGB PTO Fall Vendor/Craft Fair
Oct 6 – Nov 6 all-day

No duplicate home demonstrators will be accepted — first come, first served. (i.e. There will not be two Avon reps).

$25 for a table area (10-12 feet for all)

Checks made payable to GGB PTO Vendor Fair Coordinator

Noon Tunes at Pitt-Bradford @ Blaisdell Hall
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm
Noon Tunes at Pitt-Bradford @ Blaisdell Hall | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Pianists Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky will present a rare opportunity to see piano four-hands – two musicians playing on the same instrument – during a Spectrum Series concert at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Bjerken and Yampolsky, who both teach piano at Cornell University, will also each perform solo pieces during the Noon Tunes concert, which will begin at noon Oct. 8 in the Studio Theater of Blaisdell Hall. The event is free and open to the public. A light luncheon will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Bjerken and Yampolsky co-direct MAYFEST, an annual chamber music festival in Ithaca, N.Y., and recently released a jointly recorded CD, “SCH,” featuring the music of Schumann, Schubert, Robert Sierra and Steven Stucky.

For more information, contact the Bromeley Family Theater box office at 814-362-5113 or email showtix@pitt.edu.

For disability needs related to the concert, contact the Office of Disability Resources at 814-362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner in Eldred @ Eldred Township VFD
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chicken and Biscuit Dinner in Eldred @ Eldred Township VFD | Eldred | Pennsylvania | United States

This is a fund raiser for the Fire Dept. Auxiliary

Oktoberfest: Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce 23rd Annual Public Auction @ The Bradford Club
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm
Oktoberfest: Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce 23rd Annual Public Auction @ The Bradford Club | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Presented by the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and Signature Sponsor American Refining Group, Inc, the BACC Oktoberfest/23rd Annual Public Auction will be held on Thursday, October 8th at The Bradford Club, 32 Boylston Street, Bradford. This community event, open to local businesses, organizations, and the public, is the Chamber’s primary fundraiser, with proceeds supporting the many services provided by the Chamber. The doors open to the public at 5:30 pm; with the live auction beginning at 6:30pm.


Through the generous donation of products, services, and more, an exciting variety of items has been put together for the event, which will feature approximately 25 fantastic live auction packages, as well as silent auctions, pretzel drawings, and a 50/50 card drawing. The live auction will be conducted by Lloyd Burkhouse of Lloyd Burkhouse Auctions as well as local celebrity auctioneer Tim Asinger of Kessel Contruction. Included in this year’s festivities is a delicious menu of German and traditional fare suitable for the Oktoberfest theme, as well as complimentary seasonal lager, a sampling of fall beer flavors, and a cash bar.


This year’s event has received sponsor support from throughout the Bradford community and beyond, including Gold Sponsors Kessel Construction and Walmart, and Silver Sponsors: Bradford City Water Authority, CNB Bank, Save-A-Lot, and Shults Toyota/Edmond Chevrolet. Bronze Sponsors include Area Transportation Authority, Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems, Blaisdell Foundation, Bradford Regional Medical Center, ChamberChoice/OnDemand Energy, Davis-O’Laughlin Buick GMC Cadillac, Minard Run Oil Company, National Fuel, Northwest Savings Bank, and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.


A sneak preview of several auction items is available on the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Additional auction item photos will be added to the Facebook page throughout the week leading up to the event. Featured items include Zippo, Case, and other local products; works by local artists; home, office, and outdoor merchandise; and more. Donations of items for the auction are still being collected, and any company, organization, artist, or other individual interested in donating items should contact the Chamber office at 814-368-7115.


Admission to the event is $25.00 per person, with reservations required. For reservations contact the BACC Office at 814-368-7115 or email kara.kennedy@bradfordchamber.com.

Johnny Appleseed Festival in Sheffield @ Memorial Park, South Main Street
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day
Johnny Appleseed Festival in Sheffield @ Memorial Park, South Main Street | Sheffield | Pennsylvania | United States
Johnny Appleseed Festival : Memorial Park Sheffield, PA 16347 (across from the Sheffield VFD at 318 South Main Street) 814-968-3906 www.johnnyappleseedfest.net Relive the history of the great logging boom era this weekend. The skills of old are the competitive events of today, and the same competitive spirit of the lumberjacks of yesteryear is still very much alive here at the Johnny Appleseed Festival.
Senior Citizens Expo in Roulette @ Roulette Fire Hall
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will host the 13th Annual Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Roulette Fire Hall, 12 Riverside Drive in Roulette.


The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided.


“I encourage area senior citizens and their caregivers to take advantage of the opportunities available at the expo and join us for this informative event,” Causer said.


State, county and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions. Information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety will be available. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded.


Because staff members will be at the expo, Causer’s offices in Bradford and Coudersport will be closed all day on Oct. 9. Offices in Kane and Harrisburg will remain open.


Causer also reminds area residents of the Senior Citizens Expo in Kane on Friday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kane Community Center, 46 Fraley St.


For more information about the senior expos, contact Causer’s Bradford district office at (814) 362-4400. Information is also available at RepCauser.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/RepCauser.


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Salvation Army Harvest Hoedown @ Salvation Army
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Salvation Army Harvest Hoedown @ Salvation Army | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Join us for a night of food, fun, music and more! The evening will feature the LIVE country music stylings of The Bob Hartle Band! Tickets are available for $10 each with children 3 years and younger free. Tickets are available on pre-sale or at the door.

The Harvest Hoedown goes to benefit the work of The Salvation Army here in Bradford and all funds raised stay local!

Ellicottville Fall Festival
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day
Ellicottville’s oldest and largest Festival when the foliage of the surrounding hills is ablaze with color. Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, arts and much more.Please check back. More information forthcoming. For more information on this event please visit http://www.EllicottvilleNY.com/ 
Bradford Farmers Market @ Bradford Mall Parking Lot
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bradford Farmers Market @ Bradford Mall Parking Lot | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Includes produce, baked good, home decor and more.

New vendors are always welcome.

Stuff the Truck Supply Drive @ Tops and Save-A-Lot
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

United Way of the Bradford Area will be hosting a “Stuff the Truck” supply drive on Saturday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at both Tops and Save-A-Lot.  All of the donations will benefit local pantries, shelters and organizations.

“We recognize that this is a significant time of need in our community, and we want to do something – even small scale in terms of the length of time – to aid some of the agencies providing basic needs and essentials for our residents,” said Mandi Wilton Davis, executive director.

Volunteers will be stationed at the grocery stores, passing out lists of items needed and collecting what will be purchased.  Some of the items which are being requested include non-perishable food items such as canned fruits and vegetables; boxed dinners and sides; laundry detergents; cleaning wipes; children’s toothbrushes and toothpastes; baby wash; and hand sanitizer.

“We welcome the community to bring donations to the United Way office before Saturday, if necessary,” said Davis.

For more information or to make a contribution, contact the United Way office or visit www.uwbanews.org.


Doggie Walk @ Pitt-Bradford Tennis Court Parking Lot
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am

Sponsored by the Office of Dr. Gonzaez to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

You’re welcome to come without a dog, too. And, feel free to bring gift for the McKean County SPCA.

MS/Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting @ Bradford Manor
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm
Tiny Terror Time Story Hour @ Otto-Eldred Elementary School
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Any child age 3 or 4 is welcome to attend, but parents are asked to remain at the school during the program. Children will listen to a story, participate in a related activity, and have a chance to interact with their peers.