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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Coudersport Ambulance To Rt. 44 North

At 10:36 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to Rt. 44 North for a patient with chest pain.

St. Marys Dispatched To Possible Structure Fire On Chestnut Street

At 10:16 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Department has been dispatched to 465 Chestnut Street where a neighbor reported a flickering in a neighboring attic that looks like a fire.

Bradford City Dispatched To Assist Salamanca At A Structure Fire

At 8:48 PM on Saturday, Bradford has been dispatched to Salamanca for a RIT assignment at a working structure fire at 25 Seneca Street in Salamanca. Tower one also dispatched to scene.

Bradford Firefighters
5 mins ·

At 20:47 this evening Tower 1 and crew were requested to assist the City of Salamanca Fire Department with a working structure in a large residential building. Salamanca firefighters arrived on scene to find flames and smoke showing from the second division. With most of their crew out on an ambulance call they immediately called for additional resources which included a special request for Tower 1 to the scene. Once on scene command advised they had an attic fire that was now under control and in the overhaul phase. Tower 1 was reassigned to standby at Salamanca’s station until they could free up equipment and manpower. BCFD cleared a short time later.

Coudersport Ambulance To North Hollow Road

At 7:32 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Ambulance has been dispatched to North Hollow for a woman fallen.

Gowanda Dispatched For Rearch & Rescue in Zoar Valley

At 6:48 PM on Saturday, Gowanda has been dispatched to Zoar Valley at the Forty Road parking lot for a land rescue of two persons.

Derrick City Dispatched For 2 Vehicle Crash On East Main Street

At 6:00 PM on Saturday, Derrick City Fire Dept has been dispatched to Bolivar Drive & East Main Street for a 2 vehicle crash with no injuries.

Wellsboro, Morris, Liberty Dispatched For Search In Brown Township

At 5:34 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro, Morris & Liberty Fire Departments have been dispatched to assemble for a search on Brown Township's Big Run Road with ATV's.
RECALLED at 7:05 PM--Hikers have been located.

Fireworks Still On For Tonight In Galeton

Despite today’s weather, the fireworks display is still on for tonight. If anything changes it will be posted on Facebook. We hope to see you all out later tonight!

5:05 PM--Clouds have cleared, sun is shining in Roulette. Clearing headed for Galeton. Looking like a good night for your fireworks.

High Water On North Hollow & Brooklyn Road Near Coudersport
Coudersport Vol FireDept
27 mins ·

We are currently responding to active incidents in the Sweden township area due to flooding and washed out road ways please avoid the area of North hollow and Brooklyn road until further notice....
*** UPDATE ***
All water over the roadway issues that were reported have been resolved in our district. Please be alert for possible debris yet as well as the shoulders of the roadway maybe weak/gone and not be able to support Vehicle traffic.

If you see water across the roadway - NEVER DRIVE THROUGH IT..Turn Around Don't Drown 

Penn Dot arrived and are still addressing issues - Use caution

Thank you

Coudersport: Caller Says Water On Road Swept Away His Car

At 4:11 PM on Saturday, Coudersport Fire Dept was dispatched to the area of  672 North Hollow Road where water on the roadway swept away a car.

Responder on scene reports vehicle in the water. Kightlinger wrecker requested to scene.

Male Black Lab with Blue Collar Found in Roulette

Black Lab, Male, with  blue collar & bum leg found on 4th Street in Roulette.

Roulette Dispatched For Tree Down on Sartwell Creek Road

At 4:01 PM on Saturday, Roulette Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a location 3 1/2 miles up Sartwell Creek Road for a tree down blocking the roadway.
4:24PM--Road open. Returning to station.

353 in Little Valley is totally flooded

Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services
14 mins ·
Cattaraugus County Individual & Family Emergency Preparedness
15 mins ·

353 in Little Valley is totally flooded. Do not attempt to drive through Little Valley right now!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Elk County
Northeastern Clearfield County
Cameron County

* Until 400 PM EDT.

* At 313 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Ridgway,
moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to trees, roofs, and siding.

* Locations impacted include...
St. Marys, Ridgway, Johnsonburg, Cameron, Emporium, Force,
Benezette, Stevenson Dam, Brandy Camp, Elk River, Hicks Run, Medix
Run, Truman, Portland Mills, Sizerville, Kersey, Weedville and

* Flood Advisory for... Central Potter County

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service State College PA
308 PM EDT Sat Jul 6 2019
The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
Central Potter County

* Until 500 PM EDT.

* At 307 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Coudersport, Roulette, Galeton, Denton Hill State Park, Cherry
Springs State Park, Lyman Run State Park, Sweden Valley and Ski
Denton Ski Area.

Additional rainfall of up to one inch is expected between 315 pm and
4 pm across central and eastern Potter County. This additional rain
will result in minor flooding.

Search & Rescue Dispatched For Land Rescue/Search in Town of Persia

At 3:11PM on Saturday, Gowanda Search & Rescue dispatched to rescue a group in the woods, unable to get out, in the town of Persia.

Fire & EMS dispatched to Crash on Rt. 49

At 3:03 PM on Saturday, Fire & EMS have been dispatched to Rt. 49 & North Fork Road in Westfield Township for a motor vehicle crash.

Port Allegany Dispatched For Tree Down on Rt. 6

2:50 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany Fire Dept dispatched to Rt. 6 & Upper Grimes Road for a tree down blocking traffic.

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service State College PA
238 PM EDT Sat Jul 6 2019

The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southeastern Elk County in north central Pennsylvania...
North central Clearfield County in central Pennsylvania...

* Until 315 PM EDT.

* At 237 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Portland
Mills, moving east southeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to trees, roofs, and siding.

* This severe thunderstorm will be near...
Brandy Camp around 240 PM EDT.
Force and Parker Dam State Park around 300 PM EDT.
Medix Run and Benezette around 310 PM EDT.

Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include
Weedville and Kersey.


National Weather Service State College PA
219 PM EDT Sat Jul 6 2019

At 219 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a
line extending from 6 miles south of Weston Mills to Rew to near
Wetmore to 7 miles southwest of Sheffield. Movement was east at 45

Torrential rain is expected.
Wind gusts 40 to 50 mph and pea size hail are possible.

Locations impacted include...
Kane, Coudersport, Port Allegany, Sheffield, Smethport, Wetmore,
Roulette, Shinglehouse, Genesee, Betula, Rew, Harrison Valley,
Crosby, Ludlow, Marshburg, Kinzua Bridge State Park, Denton Hill
State Park, Coryville, Cyclone and Westline.

Walter A. CARPENTER, 57, of Gold, PA


Walter A. CARPENTER, 57, of Gold, PA, died Friday, July 5, 2019 in his home. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Scio dispatched for tree & power lines down

At 1:30 PM on Saturday, Scio Fire Dept. dispatched to tree & power lines down.

Cooter Is Missing From Sweden Valley-Denton Hill Area

 He's been found



The National Weather Service in State College has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of central Pennsylvania,
including the following areas, Bedford, Blair, Cambria,
Clearfield, Elk, McKean, Somerset, and Warren.

* Through this evening

* Heavy rain falling at the rate of over 2 inches in less than one
hour. Low lying areas and streams most prone to flash flooding
will be in locations where the ground is nearly saturated from
heavy rain over the past few days.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued July 06 at 11:56AM EDT until July 06 at 12:45PM EDT by NWS Buffalo

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Wyoming County in western New York...
Southwestern Livingston County in western New York...
North central Allegany County in western New York...
* Until 1245 PM EDT..
* At 1156 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles northeast
of Chaffee, or 16 miles southeast of East Aurora, moving east at 35
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include...
Letchworth State Park, Perry, Warsaw, Arcade, Portageville,
Varysburg, Sheldon, Nunda, Eagle and Pike.

INSTRUCTIONS: For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

Proposed Law Change Would Reduce Sulfur In Diesel Fuel

The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) eComment has a new open comment period starting today:

Document Title: Proposed Rulemaking: Revision of the Maximum Allowable Sulfur Content Limit for No. 2 and Lighter Commercial Fuel Oil
Start date: 7/6/2019
End date: 9/9/2019 11:59:59 PM
Category: Regulations
Program Area: Air
PA Bulletin: (published 7/6/2019)

To provide your comments, please visit eComment.

Shinglehouse Ambulance to South Puritan Street

At 9:59 AM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 medic to South Puritan Street for cardiac problem.

Black Lab Missing From Cherry Springs Area

Auditions for HG's Production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" are July 13, 14 & 15

Auditions to cast characters in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” are at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

The play is written by Simon Stephens based on the 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon. The first performance was given in London on Aug. 12, 2012.

Being cast are: Christopher, a 15-year-old boy on the autistic spectrum who is a math genius; Siobhan, his teacher; Ed, his father; Judy, his mother; and three women and three men, who each play various roles.

“The actors will be on stage almost the entire play,” said Director Thomas Putnam. “The set and staging are highly theatrical in that the actors often play or create the set pieces and sound effects. The play is set in England and although we may explore the use of accents that shouldn’t discourage people from auditioning,” he noted. “It’s a beautiful, ensemble play and one that requires actors to be willing to extend the limits of their comfort level and explore new ways of thinking,” Putnam added.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 1 and 2 and Nov. 7 and 8 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Co-sponsoring this production are Dr. Richard and Kate Black and Partners In Progress.

For more information, call Putnam at 570-724-2079 or email him at

Hills Creek and Cherry Springs Programs for July 12-14, 2019

Free programs and activities are being offered at Hills Creek and Cherry Springs State parks July 12-14

Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 is seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road.

Evening Canoe Tour is Saturday, July 13
Explore the wildlife of Hills Creek Lake and learn about the lake’s history and management all by canoe in a relaxed family setting. The free canoe tour will be on Saturday, July 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meet at the park’s beach area. All equipment will be provided, including canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices. Those who wish may bring their own canoes and equipment. To participate, everyone must preregister in person at the park office or by calling 570-724-4246 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Bobcats in Pennsylvania is Saturday, July 13
Learn about the history, biology and management of the bobcat at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 in the park’s Nature Center area located between B and C loop in the campground. This free one-hour presentation will include mounts, artifacts and video clips of actual bobcat research in Tioga County.

World of the Beaver is Sunday, July 14
Find out about the World of the Beaver through photos, skulls, hides and demonstrations at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 in the Nature Center area. Learn about this nocturnal, semiaquatic, broad-tailed rodent's history, biology and management.

Call the park office at 570-724-4246 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information.

At Cherry Springs State Park
Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915 is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. All stargazing and other programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders.

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions.

Picnic in the Park
Those who get to the park early are always welcome to bring a picnic supper and make use of the park's picnic grove near the Night Sky Viewing Area. The grove has picnic tables and charcoal grills onsite. Preregistration is not required to picnic in the park.

Full Moon Watch is Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13
From 9:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13 join park staff for a Full Moon Watch in the park's Night Sky Viewing Area. Explore some of the moon’s fascinating features from highlands to volcanic plains and discover where lunar landings took place. Then get an up close look at the moon through park telescopes. Preregistration is required to attend this free, dark skies program.

Nature at Night is Friday, July 12
Planning to attend the Friday, July 12 Full Moon Watch program at the Night Sky Viewing Area? Arrive early and join park staff from 8 to 8:45 p.m. for Nature at Night, a free, family-friendly program on fascinating night creatures, such as fireflies, bats, black bears, coyotes or others based on animal activity in the park. Preregistration is not required.

Park Welcome & Walking Tour is Saturday, July 13
Planning to attend the Saturday, July 13 Full Moon Watch program at the Night Sky Viewing Area? Arrive early and join park staff from 8 to 8:45 p.m. to go on the free Park Welcome & Walking Tour, a guided walk of less than a mile on mostly level terrain to see park facilities and learn about their past, present and future. All ages are welcome. For the walking tour, meet at the information kiosk near the restroom in the visitor parking area on the north side of Route 44. Preregistration is not required.

To Preregister for Full Moon Watch
Online preregistration for the Full Moon Watch on July 12 and 13 is required by visiting If there is a problem with registering online or for information about programs offered at the park, call (814) 435-1037 or email

Brian Hoffman Tribute to Red Skelton is Friday, July 12

Pictured is Brian Hoffman dressed as Red Skelton characters.
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, laugh with Clem Kadiddlehopper, giggle with seagulls Gertrude and Heathcliffe and feel the love of Freddie the Freeloader, a hobo who lives in the city dump, as comedian Brian Hoffman presents "Remembering Red - A Tribute to Red Skelton" on the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre stage at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
While people are coming into the theatre at Wellsboro, Hoffman will run video and slides of 1950s and 60s TV and radio celebrities, old cars and TV commercials to bring back wonderful memories for baby boomers.

Hoffman looks, moves and sounds like Skelton, according to those who have seen his show. It is family friendly clean comedy for all ages and is the only tribute endorsed by the Skelton Estate.

In Variety, it was stated in a review of the show, "Mr. Hoffman's tribute reminds us that Red's clean humor and love of country should still have a place in today's world."

"Brian's tribute to Red is a must-see for those that watched the Red Skelton Show on TV. It's sweet family humor and sadly missed," wrote a reviewer in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Between 1937 and 1971, Skelton, a comic genius, created many famous characters and was called "America's favorite clown." He hosted The Red Skelton Show on television from 1951 to 1971.

Admission is $25 and $22 for seniors 65 and older. For tickets or information, call 570-724-6220 or visit

Mckean County Seeking Candidates for an Assistant District Attorney

A Way Out looking for a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor

To Fill A Backpack program is having a 5 minute/$500 Shopping Spree raffle at the Port Allegany Shop N’ Save

The To Fill A Backpack program is having a 5 minute/$500 Shopping Spree raffle at the Port Allegany Shop N’ Save to help raise funds for this year’s upcoming backpack distribution. Who couldn’t use $500 worth of free groceries? All restrictions and requirements are shown on the tickets.

Tickets will be available in multiple locations as well as by mail. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, you can mail your payment to To Fill A Backpack – Attn: Shopping Spree – 81 Burleson Avenue – Roulette, PA 16746. If you would like to have your stubs returned please send a SASE along with your payment and we will gladly mail them back.

If you would like to purchase tickets and pay via PayPal please send an email to and we will gladly email you the information needed to process your payment.

We can also accept payments for tickets through Facebook. Please search Andy Kulp (my profile pic is my little four-legged girl), send money through a private message and I will write up your tickets.

So get in on the fun and help us raise some funds to do what we do…”Help send children to school with the supplies they need”.

Andy Kulp
To Fill A Backpack
81 Burleson Avenue
Roulette, PA 16746

To Fill A Backpack "Backpack BINGO"

Seneca Highlands IU9 holding 2 day Substitute Teacher/ Aide Training

Seneca Highlands IU9 Substitute Teacher/Aide
2-day Training

Schools throughout the Seneca Highland IU9 service area of Cameron, Elk, McKean, and Potter Counties are in need of certified substitute teachers and aides.

This 2-day program provides participants with the training and certification required to serve as a substitute teacher/aide for any public school district within IU9.

Participants must have a high school diploma and obtain current FBI, PA State Police
and Child Abuse Clearances.

Participants interested in being a substitute teacher, must currently hold a bachelor’s degree.

Save the dates:

Thursday, July 25, 2019: Day 1
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, September 12, 2019: Day 2
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This program will be held at:
Seneca Highlands IU9, 119 S Mechanic St. Smethport, PA 16749


Substitute Teacher Training - $40
(2-day training)

Substitute Aide Training - $10
(2-day training)

Lunch is provided both days

Topics Covered:

Substitute Teacher/Aide Preparation
Mandated Report Training
Confidentiality in Education
Disability Awareness
Educational Technology & Resources
Classroom Visitations & Observations on Day 2

To register, go to home page
or contact Sandy Vossler at
(814) 887-5512, ext. 133

Howard's In Coudersport is Your Husky Headquarters

Bark Peelers Festival July 6 & 7 at Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Galeton, PA

Industrial Master Mechanic Sought By Morgan Advanced Materials In Coudersport, PA

Morgan Advanced Materials Seeking a Developmental Machinist in Coudersport Facility

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Seeking Candidates For Positions At Maple Manor In Bradford, PA

Knell's Sport Shop To Close; Inventory Liquidation Sale In Progress Daily

House For Rent at 1466 Fox Hill Road, Ulysses, PA

Register now for the next G2 Gymnastics Session

Open Interviews Tuesday at Bradford CareerLink For Several Positions with Beacon Light

Help Edie Glassmire Celebrate Her 90th Birthday At St. Paul's on Sunday

Friday, July 5, 2019

Port Allegany Dispatched For Landing Zone at High School

At 10:35 PM on Friday, Port Allegany Fire Dept dispatched for a landing zone for Mercyflight for a stroke patient.

Corydon Dispatched For Lost Hunter On Tracy Ridge

At 10:01 PM on Friday, Corydon Fire Department has been dispatched to station to assemble for a search for a lost hunter on Tracy Ridge.
11:30 PM--Individual has returned to his campsite.

Coudersport Ambulance To Mina Road

At 9:47 PM on Friday, Coudersport Ambulance dispatched to a location just west of Mina Road on Route 6 to assist Coudersport Police with a suspect in custody.

Shinglehouse Ambulance To Barbertown Road

At 9:35 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Ambulance dispatched to Barbertown Road for difficulty breathing.

Auditions for Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project Fall Production "Let's Cast Some Light on the Subject" are July 16, 17, 27 & 28

Shown are Yolie Canales (left) and 
Kacy Zuchowski Hagan, two of the 
seven directors of short plays and 
monologues being presented during 
Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project 
October production 
"Let's Cast Some Light on the Subject."
The Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project is holding auditions for five short plays and four monologues in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

Being cast are roles for the organization's October theatrical production "Let's Cast Some Light on the Subject." Chosen for the production are already published works, none of them by local playwrights.

Co-producers are Barbara Biddison and Coleen Evert. "Everyone is welcome to audition," Biddison said. Those who do are reminded that it is important to attend rehearsals and performances.

Auditions for men and women who range in age from their 20s to their 80s will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16 and 17, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. No preparation or acting experience is necessary to audition.

The seven directors will be at the four auditions, select their casts and schedule rehearsals in August, September and early October. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 in the Warehouse Theatre.

Those directing short plays include: Yolie Canales, "Relative Strangers"; Noyes Lawton, "Grunions"; Kacy Zuchowski Hagan, "Precipice"; Jessie Thompson, "First Fireworks"; and Linda Iseri, "Lost". Directing two monologues apiece are Linda Young, "Prometheus" and "Tangerine Hunter" and Jen Painter, "Where Do Mermaids Stand" and "Cinderella and the Barking Pig".

"Relative Strangers" is a funny, touching story about three women traveling on an airplane. Marie Harvey is a middle-aged woman who wants to be alone with her Bloody Mary. Marie Barrett is a 20-something woman looking for motherly advice. Virginia is a flight attendant with a Southern accent.

"Grunions" is a comedy/drama about a married couple in their 30s or 40s who argue constantly. They go on the same trip every year to see grunions, a small fish, but haven't been successful yet.

"Precipice" explores how people react to stress. A man and a woman, both in their late 20s to early 40s, are stranded on Mount Rainier. They are faced with a choice - leap across a chasm veiled with fog and hopefully land safely on the other side or remain where they are and try to weather a storm, for which they are ill-prepared.

With humor and insight, "First Fireworks" paints a meaningful and poignant picture of the relationship between a mother, 50 or older, and daughter, 25 to 40 years old. The mother shares some hard-earned wisdom with her daughter as they discuss family, marriage and children.

"Lost" is a one act comedy about Helen and Alice who are preparing for a theatre outing. These two women of a certain age appear to be really old friends.

The monologues "Prometheus" and "Tangerine Hunter" both focus on the differences between "classes" as the characters find their sense of place in the world. Needed are one woman of any age and a young woman who can pass for a child.

"Where Do Mermaids Stand" and "Cinderella and the Barking Pig" are monologues that explore the boundaries of what is "normal" and "acceptable" through the eyes of a child. Cast members include two adults of any age and a child under the age of 12.

The "Let's Cast Some Light on the Subject" production is sponsored in part by Keith and Hilma Cooper, Dunkin Donuts of Wellsboro, the Wellsboro Business & Professional Women's Club and the Friday Club of Wellsboro.

For more information, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email

Wellsville Dispatched For House Fire On Seneca Street

At 9:23 PM on Friday, Wellsville Fire Dept has been dispatched to a house fire at 95 Seneca Street.
9:30 PM--Genesee ladder truck dispatched to scene.

Mamma Mia Performances are July 12, 13, 20 & 21

Sophie (center, Annabelle Lucas) 
shares secrets from her mom's diary 
with her friends, Lisa (left, McKenzie Frank) 
and Ali (Carrie Blakeslee).
More than 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that makes "Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. It is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

Hamilton-Gibson Productions is bringing "Mamma Mia” to the Straughn Auditorium stage on the Mansfield University campus. Performances by the 30-member cast will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, Saturdays, July 13 and July 20 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

“Here are 30 people, many heretofore unknown to each other, spending hours and hours together, singing, dancing, laughing, creating something wonderful for the whole family,” said Director Thomas Putnam. “Some of these folks had never been on stage before, ever. Others have not only been on stage, but know the words to every ABBA song ever recorded. It's a wonderful mix of people and backgrounds and interests in a dramatically creative process. We're looking forward to sharing it with the community.”

It is said that on any given day at least seven performances of the musical are taking place somewhere around the world.

"Mamma Mia!" premiered in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 6, 1999. The London production was one of the first times producer Judy Craymer, book writer Catherine Johnson and director, Phyllida Lloyd collaborated as a creative team. The show's immense commercial success was significant for the image of female creators in musical theatre.

The storytelling magic of ABBA's music and lyrics for this global smash hit, such as "Gimme Gimme, Gimme," "The Name of the Game," "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "Super Trouper," are from Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus who, along with Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog formed ABBA in 1972. The band shot to fame by winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with "Waterloo," and, before splitting up 37 years ago in 1982, had many big hits in the 1970s such as "Dancing Queen." The Swedish pop group recently reunited and is planning to release a new song this September or October.

A film adaptation of "Mamma Mia!" was released in 2008 featuring many members from the original London production creative team. On July 20, 2018, a film sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" was released.

Sponsors of the HG production are Elite Therapy, Chris Jones and Drs. Maria Cruz and Edgar Wong. Admission for adults of all ages is $12 and $6 for youth, 18 and under. Purchase tickets online at the HG website at or via links to TicketLeap on HG's Facebook page or at the door. For more information, call 570-724-2079 or email

Deadline to Register for MU Choral Academy is Friday, July 12

Shown are the 25 ninth through twelfth graders who participated in last year's MU Choral Academy.
Students who just completed the 9th through 12th grades this spring are invited to register now for the Mansfield University Choral Academy, the summer high school choral music camp being held on the university campus Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27.

Those who register for the MU Choral Academy by Friday, July 12 will have the opportunity to sing with the Endless Mountain Music Festival's 62-member professional symphony orchestra and members of the Mansfield University Concert Choir and Festival Chorus. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26 in Steadman Theater on campus, they will present "A Song of Peace" written by Jean Sibelius and arranged by Johnnie Carl.

The Academy's final concert on Saturday morning, July 27 at 11 a.m., will include the Choral Academy Chorus, Madrigal Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Musical Theatre Ensemble singing a variety of works from the classical to the spiritual tradition as well as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," the famous chorus from the 1964 Walt Disney film "Mary Poppins" and the Broadway musical of the same name that ran from 2006 to 2013. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be in Butler Music Center 163.

Mansfield University is considered one of the premier music schools in the East. Providing musical leadership for the Choral Academy are MU master teachers. Director of the Choral Academy is Peggy Dettwiler, Choral Activities director who conducts the university’s Concert Choir, Festival Chorus and Chamber Singers. Assistant Director of the Choral Academy is Ms. Victoria Nance, a 2016 MU graduate who received her master’s degree in conducting from Temple University in 2018. Dr. Alissa Rose is Professor of Voice; Jordan Schreiner, voice teacher; and Peter Davis, an MU alumnus, is director of Musical Theatre.

The Choral Academy is for voice students. The seven-day camp will be in the Butler Music Center. Besides daily rehearsals and projects, campers will enjoy a different activity every evening, including games and ice cream, a show at the Planetarium, a campfire, and a counselor recital and talent night.

The students and counselors will live on campus in double rooms in the new suite-style residence halls and eat in the campus dining room.

For students who decide to live in a dormitory during the camp, the fee is $495, including instruction, activities, all meals and lodging. For students who want to commute rather than stay on campus, the fee is $395 and includes everything except lodging.

A $75 non-refundable deposit is required when registering with the balance due by Friday, July 12.

To register, visit For more information contact the MU Music Department at 570-662-4710.

Brian Hoffman Tribute to Comedian Red Skelton is Friday, July 12

Comedian Brian Hoffman is shown as 
Red Skelton portraying Clem Kadiddlehopper,
one of his many characters.

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, Brian Hoffman will perform "Remembering Red - A Tribute to Red Skelton" on the Coolidge Theatre stage in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

This family friendly, clean comedy show is for all ages. It is the only tribute endorsed by the Skelton Estate.

Richard Bernard Eheart was called Red Skelton professionally. As Skelton, he was best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971, and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show, which aired from 1951 to 1971. The comedian passed away on Sept. 17, 1997 at the age of 84.

Hoffman's expert portrayal of Skelton's famous characters keeps audiences in stitches and reminds them why Skelton was called "America's favorite clown." His ability to look, move and sound like Skelton gives audiences the opportunity to laugh with Clem Kadiddlehopper, giggle with Gertrude and Heathcliff and feel the love of Freddy the Freeloader.

Originally from North Dakota, Hoffman remembers watching the Red Skelton Show when he was a little boy. "Red left the airwaves in 1971 when I was 10 years old," he said.

Hoffman's career in comedy began when he got on stage at an amateur night at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. "I had fun and so did the audience," he said.

His comedy was based on his life experiences. Before becoming a comedian, Hoffman was an over-the-road truck driver, a door-to-door cold call salesman, a used car salesman and finally a service writer at a Dodge dealership.

He began emceeing at Hilarities one week a month for six months, became a featured comedian there and also began headlining shows elsewhere across the states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. To satisfy the joy of making people laugh, Hoffman also booked his own gigs with small companies and private organizations.

"One night after a show at Hilarities, one of their regular couples came up to me and said the words that would eventually change me into what I do now. 'Do you know who you remind us of? Red Skelton.' Shortly thereafter, I started to end my shows with an impression of Red Skelton doing a Gertrude and Heathcliff joke. People loved it," he said.

From there Hoffman found as many DVDs and videos of Skelton's show and comedy routines as he could and began developing his Red Skelton tribute show.

Today, Hoffman has his own theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee next to Dollywood where he performs his tribute show to Skelton. A few weekends each year, he takes his show on the road.

Admission is $25 and $22 for seniors 65 and older. For tickets to the show, call 570-724-6220 or visit

Bill Robertson to Portray Dan Morgan Rifleman at Golden Afternoons Program on Tuesday, July 9

Bill Robertson (shown) will portray a Dan Morgan 
rifleman at the Tuesday, July 9 Golden Afternoons 
program in Wellsboro
On Tuesday, July 9 at 1 p.m. the Golden Afternoons program will feature Bill Robertson of Duke Center, McKean County, Pa. in the Deane Center lobby at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The program is free and open to adults, 55 and older. Refreshments will be provided free.

Robertson, dressed in period clothing as a Dan Morgan rifleman, will share stories about Morgan, one of the heroes of the American Revolutionary War. Morgan helped to win the Battles of Saratoga on Sept. 19 and Oct. 7, 1777 in Stillwater, New York, considered to be the turning point of the war, and the Battle of Cowpens on Jan. 17, 1781 in South Carolina, considered Morgan’s tactical masterpiece.

He will tell other stories from his book, “War in the Colonies” when freedom was won with spilled blood and black powder. An historian, author and reenactor, Robertson has penned over 40 books in an effort to preserve this area’s heritage, including the Bucktail novel series he co-authored with David Rimer.

For more information about Golden Afternoons, call 570-724-6220.

Fast Response At Coudersport House Fire

Coudersport Vol FireDept
1 min ·

7/5/19 14:50:52 BOX 48-03
DEPT 48, McKean 3 for RIT.

Chief 48 Phelps arrived on scene of a 2 1/2 story SFD w/ below elevation basement with fire pushing from side C and smoke from Side A and confirmed all occupants out of the Residence.

After a 360 of the residence and Units on the street, Conditions worsened and requested a Second Alarm assignment to be dispatched @ 14:59.

First unit in was Truck 48 and laid in their own supply and immediately went to work interior with fire suppression operations under the command of Assistant Chief Glenn Dunn 48-20, Capt Glenn Dunn II.

The second and third units from 48 were Eng 2, 1 and those crews also assisted with opening up and fire suppression support.

Second due companies arrived and assisted with Overhaul, salvage operations. The fire was brought under control by 15:12 with overhaul operations, other responding units were placed in staging or covering other stations.

Due to the fast actions of the first crews in held the fire to the upstairs bedroom, with water damage to the second and first floor.

Crews placed apparatus back in service at scene and Truck 9 back at the station.

After a joint investigation with the PA State Fire Marshalls Office determined the cause to be accidental/Electrical. There were no injuries of FF's or civilians. Cost estimate of damaged in excess of $25, 000 and was insured and owned by AJ Kightlinger. The Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family.

I would like to thank dept for digging in and getting to the seat of the fire quickly and to all of the help from our RIT Team( 3-Port Allegany ) and second due Co's -3 Port Allegany remaining apparatus, 46- Roulette, 44- Austin,10- Galeton, CVAA,State Police FMU, Cdspt Boro Police and those additional depts that provided cover to the open districts.
Great job by all, please keep the family in your Thoughts.

Chief 48 Phelps
Roulette Chemical Engine #1
1 hr ·

As of 7/5/19 14:58:17 2019-00022202 

Station 46 was alerted this afternoon for a second alarms assignment at a working house fire in COUDERSPORT BORO. Engine 46 (OIC: 46-10 M. Ingalls), Patrol 46-4 (OIC: 46-92 J. Huff), Ambulance 46-6 (OIC: 46-70 D. Rielly), and Chief 46 all made the response. 46-6 stood by at CVAA's Hall with 48's Ambulance Crew. Patrol 46-4 assisted with traffic control around the scene. Engine 46 assisted with overhaul, mop up, and finally picking up and repacking all units. All 46 units were back in quarters and available around 17:00 hours. We would like to thank the crew from Engine 39-1 for covering our first due while units were operating. Good work by all.

Justin W. Fillhart

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