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Press Release : 2 In custody for Drug Delivery Robert Lanier Jackson 22 years old and Nyeelah Jane Baker 21 years of age both residents of Buffalo, NY were arrested today at 153 Main Street (Holle...

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Press Release : 2 In custody for Drug Delivery

Robert Lanier Jackson 22 years old and Nyeelah Jane Baker 21 years of age both residents of Buffalo, NY were arrested today at 153 Main Street (Holley Hotel) after police conducted a controlled purchase of suspected heroine. While investigating an unrelated incident Officers learned of the illegal activities of the two suspects and set up the controlled buy.
Officers observed the hand to hand exchange and immediately took custody of the actors, Officers subsequently applied for and were granted a search warrant for the apartment where more illegal drugs, paraphernalia and cash that is suspected to have been obtained from the sale of illegal drugs.
Jackson is charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance, as well as felony possession of controlled substance.
Baker is charged with felony possession with intent to deliver as well as 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Jackson and Baker were being arraigned in front of District Justice William Todd at the time of this release.

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Community Calendar

Bartlett House Open House in Olean @ Bartlett House
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Check out the Victorian Christmas displays in the rooms of the historic Bartlett House.

Small Business Saturday
Nov 28 all-day

Shop Small

November 28, 2015

All Day

Downtown, Bradford, PA 16701



Support your local Businesses’ by shopping local this holiday season.

Day Out with Santa in Olean @ Hampton Inn
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free picture with Santa, free toy for each child, free pony rides outside the hotel, free face painting, petting zoo and more. Costume characters will be on hand, too. Please bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to local food banks.

Camo Sunday @ Wesleyan Church @ First Wesleyan Church
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am
Camo Sunday @ Wesleyan Church @ First Wesleyan Church | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

You don’t have to be a member of the church to attend Camo Sunday, but you are encouraged to wear camouflage clothing. This year’s guest speaker will be former church pastor Chris Terbush, who started the event in 2013.

Here’s the church’s news release:

The members of the First Wesleyan Church of Bradford are gearing up for their third annual Camo Sunday event, which is scheduled for this Sunday November 29th at 10:30 AM at their church facility located at 692 South Kendall Ave.  This year’s guest speaker will be Pastor Chris Terbush, who started the Camo Sunday event back in 2013.  Wanting to create a fun and entertaining way to share the gospel message, Pastor Terbush came up with the Camo Sunday idea after watching his favorite TV show “Duck Dynasty” Pastor Terbush resigned as Pastor of the First Wesleyan Church of Bradford in July of this year and moved back to his home state of Michigan for family reasons. He currently serves as the Pastor of the Dryden Wesleyan Church in Dryden, Michigan.   The members of the First Wesleyan Church of Bradford will be holding a special pizza and wings party on Friday November 27th at 6:30PM at their church. Friends and members of the community are invited to come and catch up with Pastor Chris Terbush and his family.

The members of the First Wesleyan Church are also working hard to make this year’s Camo Sunday special for those attending. According to LBA member and church spokesman, Jeff Nuhfer donations for this event are up over last year.  “The Bradford business community has been fantastic, stated Nuhfer, “Zippo/Case Visitors Center, Worth W. Smith, Tractor Supply, Sears, 6V Sales and Service, and Carol’s Garden Florists have all donated items as prizes for Camo Sunday”.  Sporting good sellers like Sports Outlet, Allegheny Arsenal and Quaker Boy have also given church members a number of hunting and fishing items to go with the church’s camouflage and outdoor theme.  Also Tasta Pizza, Togi’s Family Restaurant, and Dominoes have given church members gift certificates to given away as prizes.  Following Pastor Terbush’s morning message, church members will be serving lunch for those in attendance.

For more information about the third annual Camo Sunday Event, or to donate items, please contact Pastor Terri Niver at 814-368-7865.  Also attendees are reminded to wear camouflage apparel to this year’s Camo Sunday Event.


Benefit for Jimmy Grove @ The Lighter Side
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm
Benefit for Jimmy Grove @ The Lighter Side | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Jimmy has been invited to TWO NFL COMBINES — 1 in Georgia in December; 1 in Chicago in March. He’s also been invited to 3 weeks of training with Tom Shaw in Florida — but no expenses are included.

All proceeds from the benefit will go toward 3 round-trip tickets and hotel sttays.

The event includes raffles and door prizes.



Hunters Breakfast in Corydon Township @ Corydon Township FireHall
Nov 30 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 am
Hunters Breakfast in Corydon Township @ Corydon Township FireHall | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

The Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a breakfast buffet for bear and deer hunters on  from 5 to 7 a.m. at the firehall at 2472 W. Washington St.

For $9 per person, hunters can feast on scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, home-fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, toast, coffee, juice and water.

All proceeds will benefit the CTVFD and all are welcome.

Craft Nite Uncorked @ Ventures Restaurant
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm
Craft Nite Uncorked @ Ventures Restaurant | Eldred | Pennsylvania | United States

November 17 $25 at Ventures restaurant Eldred 6:30
November 30 $20 Ventures restaurant in Eldred 630 pm

Holiday Concert @ Pitt-Bradford @ Blaisdell Hall
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford music program will present its Holiday Concert at the beginning of December.

This performance will take place at noon Tuesday, Dec. 1. The concert will take place in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall, where Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, will direct student performers, composers, and the Vocal Arts Ensemble.

The program will feature the Vocal Arts Ensemble performing sacred and secular works from several different traditions, including the South African hymn “Siyahamba,” contemporary arrangements of the folk songs “Down to the River to Pray” and “Shenandoah,” and the secular carol “Sure on this Shining Might” by Samuel Barber.

Also, original compositions by interdisciplinary arts majors Patrouious Achatz of Pittsburgh, Manu Gajanan of Bradford, and Falon Ljunggren of East Stroudsburg will be performed. Alexandra Fleming, a psychology major from St. Marys; Brooke Imbriale, an interdisciplinary arts major from Beaver Falls, and Ljunggren, all students of faculty member Regina Gabriel, will sing solos.

Established in 2010, the Pitt-Bradford Vocal Arts Ensemble provides a forum and venue for student vocalists to perform seasonal favorites, show tunes, popular songs and traditional works.

‪The music program at Pitt-Bradford features a wide range of courses and activities, allowing students to pursue their interests in vocal and instrumental performance, composition, music history, and theory.  The Vocal Arts Ensemble is open to all students, rehearses twice weekly during the semester, and performs regularly on campus and in the Bradford community.

The performance is free and open to the public. For disability needs related to the performance, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Disability Services at 814-362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

‘Hark the Glad Sound’ @ Grace Lutheran Church @ Grace Lutheran Church
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm
'Hark the Glad Sound' @ Grace Lutheran Church @ Grace Lutheran Church | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Grace Lutheran Church will observe Advent with “Hark the Glad Sound, special Wednesday evening services. Before each of the 7 p.m. services, a family-oriented potluck supper will be held at the church social hall at 6 p.m. Grace is located at 79 Mechanic St.All are welcome to take part in both the dinners and the services.

The Rev. Patrick Cox, pastor, explained that each worship service will focus on a song from the Bible which highlights and Advent activity preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Written by the Rev. Vern Gundermann, the services include “The Song of Mary,” “The Song of the Angels,” and “The Song of the Church.” Each of these will include both traditional and original music, along with seasonal music by the church choir.

For further information, visit Grace Lutheran Ministries Facebook page or website at agraceplace.org.

Activist, Author Winona LaDuke @ St. Bonaventure @ John J. Murphy Professional Building
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
Activist, Author Winona LaDuke @ St. Bonaventure @ John J. Murphy Professional Building | Saint Bonaventure | New York | United States

BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2015 — Native American activist and author Winona LaDuke, who twice served as Ralph Nader’s vice presidential running mate on the Green Party ticket, will speak at St. Bonaventure University.

Free and open to the public, LaDuke’s talk is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Dresser Auditorium of the John J. Murphy Professional Building. The talk serves as a plenary and Freshman Passport event.

LaDuke will talk about “Race, Gender and the Environment.” The event is sponsored by the Diversity Action Committee and the #RaceMatters program at St. Bonaventure.

“Outspoken, engaging, and unflaggingly dedicated to matters of ecological sustainability, Winona LaDuke is a powerful speaker who inspires her audiences to action and engagement,” said Dr. Robert Amico, philosophy professor and chair of SBU’s Diversity Action Committee.

A Native American with Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) ancestry, LaDuke is a graduate of Harvard and Antioch universities. With advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities.

LaDuke is founder and co-director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for Native environmental groups. With Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development, food systems and environmental justice.

In her own community in northern Minnesota, LaDuke is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based non-profit organizations in the country, and a leader on the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. In this work, LaDuke also works to protect indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

In 1994, Time magazine named her one of America’s 50 most promising leaders under 40 years old, and in 1997 she was named Ms. magazine’s Woman of the Year.

Other honors include the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Thomas Merton Award (1996), the Ann Bancroft Award, the Global Green Award, and the prestigious International Slow Food Award for working to protect wild rice and local biodiversity. In 2007, LaDuke was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

In addition to numerous articles, LaDuke is the author of a number of non-fiction titles including “All Our Relations,” “The Winona LaDuke Reader,” “Recovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming,” “Food is Medicine: Recovering Traditional Foods to Heal the People” and her latest, “The Militarization of Indian Country.”

She has also penned a work of fiction, “Last Standing Woman,” and a children’s book, “In the Sugarbush.”

For more information, contact Amico at ramico@sbu.edu.


Light Up Night in Salamanca @ Jefferson Park
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department Bingo @ the Interstate Parkway Station
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm
Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department Bingo @ the Interstate Parkway Station

On 11/27 get free coffee & hot chocolate!

“Aesop’s Fable-ous Christmas Tree”
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

December 4–6, 2015


Bradford Little Theatre

Togi’s Playhouse at 18 Welch Ave, Bradford, PA 16701



Join Bradford Little Theatre for this play that creates a mash up between Aesop’s famous fables and many favorite Christmas stories.  This play is appropriate for all ages.

Tasting Event in Smethport @ Hamlin Memorial Library
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tasting Event in Smethport @ Hamlin Memorial Library | Smethport | Pennsylvania | United States

Hamlin Memorial Library in Smethport will hold a wine, beer, spirit and appetizer tasting on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the library. “Holiday Spirit: An Evening of Tastings” will be held at the library on Mechanic Street from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Ticket holders will experience 12 Tastings of beverages including five wines, five beers and two spirits.   CJ Spirits of Kane, PA will make available their Rocksov Vodka, and Wilds Gin for sampling.  JB Distributor of Smethport will provide a tasting of beer.  Rounding out the offerings will be library supporters serving as Table Hosts.  Each Table will pour tastings of beer or wine with information about the selection.   A selection of holiday appetizers will be created by Edward Vicic, caterer, of the Port Freeze. Friends of the library will provide holiday cookies. Live music will be performed by Jonathan Mead of Port Allegany.

During the evening, attendees will be among the first to have the opportunity to view the baskets for the library’s annual Gift Basket Raffle.  Raffle tickets will be sold throughout December.  This year the library will also offer Gift Cards and Patron Pledge Sheets to kick off the 2016 fundraising campaign.  Gift Cards can be presented during the holidays as gift of a charitable donation to the recipient.  Those who wish to pledge a monthly amount to the library for 2016 will have the opportunity to sign up for recurring donations.

Tickets for the event are limited and are now available at the library in Smethport for $20.  Admission is for adults 21 and older.  Event hosts are Friends of the Library members, Jim and Claudia Chapman Stein of Smethport.  Sponsor for the evening is James P. Miller, Attorney at Law.

Eric Burdon & The Animals Plus the Edgar Winter Band @ Seneca Allegany Events Center
Dec 5 all-day
Eric Burdon & The Animals Plus the Edgar Winter Band @ Seneca Allegany Events Center

Don’t miss the epic double bill of Eric Burdon & The Animals and rocker Edgar Winter Band. One of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll, Eric Burdon’s highly prolific vocals have been rocking stages for more than five decades. Hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, with nearly 50 record releases and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod, Burden brings his classic hits to the stage as front man to The Animals for one night only. Joined by music master Edgar Winter—whose high-energy multi-instrument performances have been seen around the world—you’ll hear everything from Burdon’s fan favorites like “House of the Rising Sun,” “I’m Crying” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” to Winter’s greatest hits such as “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride.”