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Funeral service for retired City of Bradford Fire Captain Merle Silvis. Rest in Peace Brother.

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A Smethport man has been charged with attempted voluntary manslaughter for shooting another man during a fight over $20 early this morning.

State police say at 4:30 this morning on Franklin Street in the borough 22-year-old Chase Hill shot 22-year-old Robert Greene of Marydel, Maryland, in the shoulder blade with a 20-guage shotgun.

Greene was treated at Bradford Regional Medical Center, and then released. Later, he was arrested on outstanding warrants from Maryland. He’s in McKean County Jail awaiting extradition to Maryland.

Hill is also charged with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

He was arraigned by District Judge Bill Todd this afternoon and sent to McKean County Jail on $200,000 bail.
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A 14-year-old girl has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection to the death of a 2-year-old boy she was caring for on Monday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace says the toddler died of strangulation.

He didn’t release the girl’s name because District Attorney David Foley has not decided yet if he will try her has an adult or juvenile.

The teenager was arraigned earlier today and transferred to a juvenile detention center on $1 million bail or $2 million bond.
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I am sure you have heard we are qualifying people for the next few weeks for Summer Survivor 2015. Up for grabs this year is a 2016 Can-Am DS 250. Dan Griffin has some information for you! Check out the video below for more information! ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s not very often that Bradford City Council observes a moment of silence for someone who did not work for the city.

They made an exception last night for 10-year-old Aiden Davis, who battled cancer for most of his life, a fight that was noted by Mayor Tom Riel.

Aiden passed away Friday night. His funeral was held today, and included an escort by the Bradford police and fire departments, which both made him an honorary member. Township departments participated as well.

Riel also mentioned last night that Aiden spent quite a bit of time in city hall .

Council also observed a moment of silence for longtime firefighter Merle Silvis, who passed away last week as well.
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Community Calendar

Jun
8
Mon
Bradford Area School District Free Summer Lunch Program @ Bradford Area High School
Jun 8 @ 11:30 am – Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm

Available to all children 18 and younger. No registration or identification is necessary. This is a federally funded program.

Jul
26
Sun
Potter County Fair @ Potter County Fairgrounds
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 11:00 pm
Jul
27
Mon
Chautauqua County Fair @ Chautauqua County Fairgrounds
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 11:00 pm
Jul
30
Thu
Pre-School Registration @ Church of the Ascension
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am

The pre-school is for three and four year olds. They have 2, 3 or 5 day programs.

Salamanca Summer Fun Fling @ Holiday Inn Express
Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Includes clambake, chicken barbecue, Street Dreams Car Club Car Show

Town Square Concert in Port Allegany @ Gazebo
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm
Town Square Concert in Port Allegany @ Gazebo | Port Allegany | Pennsylvania | United States

Joanne and Carl Campbell will be entertaining the crowds with great classic country and western sounds.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket.. It’s too hot to cook so come on over for something off the grill for dinner with home made cookies!

Jul
31
Fri
63rd Annual Woodsmen Show @ Cherry Springs State Park
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

Schedule of Events
This schedule is still tentative. Please check back for a final schedule.

Friday, July 31

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Masterpiece Carving-  First of four sessions that the chainsaw carvers get to work on their Masterpieces. Check back each day to see how they are progressing.

11:00 AM
LUMBERJACK SHOW OF CHAMPIONS
Arden Cogar Jr. and Mike Sullivan.

11:45 AM
Quick Carve Competition
Chainsaw carvers have 1 hour to complete one piece.

12 Noon 
in the Arena
Hands On Practice for Woodhicks.
Tune up on your skills in 2-man buck, log rolling and axe throwing before the competition.

12 Noon- 4:00 PM 
MUSIC at the stage area

1:00 PM 
Quick Carve Competition Auction

1:00 PM 
LUMBERJACK SHOW OF CHAMPIONS with Arden Cogar Jr. and Mike Sullivan

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Masterpiece Carving
Second session that the chainsaw carvers get to work on their Masterpieces. Check back each day to see how they are progressing.

2:00 PM 
in the Arena
AMATUER COMPETITION
Anyone can participate in this fun competition. Take a try at log rolling and other lumberjack skills.
Contact us if you want to try your hand at
2-man cross cut, 2-log roll or ax throw!

3:00 PM 
in the Arena
LUMBERJACK SHOW OF CHAMPIONS with Arden Cogar Jr. and Mike Sullivan.

Saturday, August 1

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 
Masterpiece Carving
Third sessions that the chainsaw carvers get to work on their Masterpieces. Check back each day to see how they are progressing.10AM- WOODHICK GROVE OPENS. One on one demonstrations.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Quick Carve Competition
Chainsaw carvers have 1 hour to complete one piece.

11:00 AM
MUSIC the stage area

11:30 AM
Quick Carve Competition Auction

12 Noon
in the Arena
LUMBERJACK COMPETITION
See the top lumberjacks in the nation compete in events like two man log roll, ax throw, springboard and tree felling.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM 
Masterpiece Carving
Fourth session that the chainsaw carvers get to work on their Masterpieces. Check back each day to see how they are progressing.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Masterpiece Carving
Fifth session that the chainsaw carvers get to work on their Masterpieces. Check back each day to see how they are progressing.

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Photo courtesy of Sandra Engstrom

Sunday, August 2

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Masterpiece Carving
Sixth session that the chainsaw carvers get to work on their Masterpieces. Check back each day to see how they are progressing.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM 
QUICK CARVE COMPETITION
Chainsaw carvers have 1 hour to complete one piece.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM 
QUICK CARVE COMPETITION
Chainsaw carvers have 1 hour to complete one piece.

12 Noon
HORSE PULL COMPETITION
in the Arena

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
MUSIC on the Stage

1:00 PM 
Quick Carve Competition Auction

3:30 PM
Chainsaw Awards

Pre-School Registration @ Church of the Ascension
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am

The pre-school is for three and four year olds. They have 2, 3 or 5 day programs.

Outdoor Movie Night @ Olean Area Federal Credit Union
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The movie is Despicable Me 2.  Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the movie on a 21 ft. screen.  The Olean Soccer Club will be selling refreshments.  The schedule is 8 PM – Just Dance with the YMCA; 9 PM – Movie Starts.  Open to the public.  Rain location – Olean YMCA

Aug
1
Sat
10th Annual Willow Creek Triathlon
Aug 1 @ 8:30 am
10th Annual Willow Creek Triathlon

Starts with a swim at Quaker Lake; then a bike ride to the Corydon Hotel; then a run to The Willows, where a party and prize ceremony will be held. Live music and more.

Go to http://www.willowcreektriathlon.org/ for more information.

Proceeds go to Disabled American Veterans of McKean and Warren counties.