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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weekend in the Wilds, July 3rd and 4th

Weekend in the Wilds is planned for July 3rd and 4th in Cameron County.

 On Friday there is a Pie and Penn State Creamery ice cream social from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.
 Fireworks in Cameron County will be on Friday night, July 3rd.
 Gates at the football field open at 7 p.m. Fireworks will be held at dusk.

 On Saturday, July 4th, booths open at 9 a.m. on Fourth Street.

 Juried Artist Julie Mader for a paint n sip class during Weekend in the Wilds. Mader will teach a patriotic themed painting on canvas while participants sip on their favorite beverage. The class will be held at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center Saturday July 4 noon to 2pm. The 11 x 14 canvas will depict the American Flag. All materials are included in the $35.00 fee. Class is limited to 12. Reservations can be made at the online store or by calling 814-486-4314.

One new event has been added to this weekends activities. A pickle ball contest at the former Fourth Street School. It will be held from 9am -noon at 240 East 4th Street, Emporium, Pa. 15834

Friends Of The Library Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library will be holding their annual Used Book Sale beginning Tuesday, June 30 through Friday, July 3.
The sale will run during library hours; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 - 7 and Wednesday from 9 to 1.
      This is just one of three fund raisers held by the Friends to support our local library. Currently, the membership drive is going on, which is another of the fund raising events.
Information regarding membership can be found at the library and also at the Chamber of Commerce.
Please support our public library.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fish for Free Next Weekend!

Fish for Free Next Weekend! 

 The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host its second Fish for Free Day on Saturday, July 4. On this day, anyone (resident or non-resident) may legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways without a fishing license. All other fishing regulations will still apply. 

This is a great way to expose the next generation of anglers to the outdoors.

Fish For Free

Benjamin L. "Benjie" Hause

Benjamin L. "Benjie" Hause, 27, of 213 Rocky Road, Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA Friday, June 26, 2015 morning He was born February 13, 1988 in DuBois, PA a son of H.B. Von and Sandy George Hause, Emporium. 

In his younger years Benjie was involved in Junior Olympic Wrestling and Little League Baseball. He graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 2007 where he participated in football and was chosen 2006 Prom King. He later graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor Degree in Communications and Public Relations. Benjie was training in Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas to become a professional fighter when he was injured in an accident which forced him to return home.

Surviving In addition to his parents and grandmother
 Brother: Zachary Hause and his Fiance' Elizabeth, Pittsburgh
 Maternal Grandmother: Maxine McManigle George, Emporium
 Benjie’s Fiance: Hilliary Lamont, Emporium

 Preceded in Death By Maternal Grandfather: James George 
Paternal Grandparents: Harry and Nora Howlett Hause

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Memorial Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (June 29, 2015) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating. 

 Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Military Tribute Window

The Sylvan Heritage Council's Military tribute window is back, this time in one of the windows at the Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union.

Because this has been an ongoing display for several years, many of the photos are very faded and we are pretty sure that some of those on display are no longer in active duty. If you have a photo you would like us to put in the window, please feel free to drop it off in the mailbox at my house at 110 East Fifth Street or contact me at 814-594-3260 (or here on FB) or Cindy Ramsey at 814-486-1870 if you have any questions or concerns. 

 Our goal is to honor all active duty members of the military originally from Cameron County with this window.

 Thank you!


Band Booster Meeting

Band Booster Meeting

 Tuesday, July 7 @ 6:00 pm. at the Cameron County High School Band Room

 Things to be discussed: Concession stand, Taste Table at the Fair, Band Camp, Band Picnic, and other topics that may arise. 

 All parents are urged to attend.

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

August 1st, 2015 will be Election Day at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmens.
The voting is held in the Educational Bldg. from 10am to 5pm. 
You must be an active member to vote. 
A photo ID is required no exceptions. 
Please come out and vote.

August 8th 2015 will be Youth Day at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmens Club.
 This event is put on by Sinnemahoning Sportsmens and May Hollow Sportsmens.
 Registration begins at 9am with the events starting at 10am.
 Lunch provided to all.
 Many nice prizes to be awarded at the end of the day. 

Driftwood Senior Center

Driftwood Senior Center

 Old Foagie Hoagies are on Wed, July 15th - if you would like to order any or help - call 546-2331 or 546-9177.

 This fundraiser is our main support - so your help is appreciated.

 Also, July's Haircut day is Wednesday, July 29th.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This week at Country Blessings

Happy Summer everyone! 

 This week at Country Blessings all household items 50% off, all ladies pants, capris and shorts, $2.00 each.

 Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 Cameron County Christian Center 
240 East 4th Street 
Emporium, Pa. 15834

Paint N Sip Comes to Cameron County

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center welcomes PA Wilds Juried Artist Julie Mader for a paint n sip class during Weekend in the Wilds. 

 Mader will teach a patriotic themed painting on canvas while participants sip on their favorite beverage.The class will be held at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center Saturday July 4 noon to 2pm. The 11 x 14 canvas will depict the American Flag

. All materials are included in the $35.00 fee. Class is limited to 12.

 Reservations can be made at the online store or by calling 

Tree Falls On Car, Traffic Stops On Rt 120

Traffic came to a halt on West 120 this morning when a tree fell down on this car as it was traveling East to Emporium.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Straub Beer Lovers Dinner

Straub Brewery has been hosting beer dinner fundraisers in metropolitan areas for years, but this year the brew masters keeping close to home and will host a Straub Beer Lovers Dinner at the Emporium Country Club in August

. Diners will be treated to a four course dinner including five different Straub beers. “Each beer has been specifically chosen to complement gourmet food prepared by the staff at the Emporium Country Club,” according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak. “This event is in response to the numerous requests by people who prefer beer to wine, and since wine tastings are offered by the Emporium Rotary Club, it was natural to add this event,” said Johns Solak.

Diners will be treated to appetizers paired with Straub Lager, a salad will be complimented by Straub Hefeweizen and the main course of chicken breasts with a peach salsa, rice pilaf and onion straws will be accompanied by Straub Pilsner. Giving the stomach a chance to rest, sip on Straub Kolsch and finish with Straub Vienna with German Chocolate Cake and various chocolate dipped items.

The price for the four course meal is $35.00 per person. 
 Tickets for the August 12 event are limited and canbe purchased at the Emporium Country Club, chamber office or online at

Rich Valley Rumble June 26 & 27th At The Cameron County Fair Grounds


Cameron County Food Pantry Distribution June 24, 2015

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.

 Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.


Ruth C. A. Thompson

Ruth C. A. Thompson, 98, of 338 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA died at her residence on Wednesday (June 17, 2015) morning. She was born December 9, 1916 in Grand Prairie, Minnesota a daughter of the late Rev. H. E. and Adelia Schreiber Tessmann. She married the late Orville I. Thompson who died in 1998.

 Mrs. Thompson loved Cameron County so much she moved to Emporium with her son in May of 2006 and enjoyed everyday here in the mountains. She was a loving person to everyone she met. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Emporium.

 Surviving Son: James (Jeannie) Thompson, Red Lion, PA 
Son: Michael (Judith) Thompson, Emporium 
5 Grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren 

Preceded in Death By Parents: Rev. H. E. and Adelia Schreiber Tessmann Husband: Orville I. Thompson 
Six Brothers and Sisters 

There will be No Visitation.
 Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (June 27, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor, St John's Lutheran Church, officiating. 

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Anna Kathryn Mehalow

Anna Kathryn Mehalow, age 99, formerly of Laurelwood Drive, died Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.

Born December 23, 1915 in Renovo, she was the daughter of William and Priscilla McAlee Gilmartin. On June 27, 1945 in St. Joseph’s Church, Renovo she married Joseph Mehalow who died November 11, 1983.

A resident of Emporium since 1962, she was a 1933 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Renovo, and in 1937 graduated from State Teachers College at Lock Haven, now Lock Haven University. She was employed as a teacher by the Renovo School District for 6 years and St. Joseph’s in Renovo for 4 years. After relocating to Emporium, she was employed by the Cameron County School District from 1963 until retiring in 1978.

Mrs. Mehalow was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium and was an 80 year member of the CD of A. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the Thursday 500 Club and the Tuesday Night Rummy Club.

Survivors include: three sons, William J. Mehalow (Tish) of Smithburg, Maryland; John T. Mehalow and Joseph E. Mehalow both of Emporium; one daughter, Cecilia Mehalow of Emporium; and one granddaughter, Adrienne Mehalow of Bar Harbor, Maine.

There will be no visitation hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 in St. Mark Church, Emporium, with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, officiating.

A graveside service with burial to follow will be held at noon on Monday in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hyner, PA.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, all in Emporium. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pols push for changes in how ATV, snowmobile revenue is collected, disbursed - The Bradford Era: News - Pols push for changes in how ATV, snowmobile revenue is collected, disbursed: News

Pols push for changes in how ATV, snowmobile revenue is collected, disbursed - The Bradford Era: News - Pols push for changes in how ATV, snowmobile revenue is collected, disbursed: News: An area lawmaker has reintroduced legislation calling for greater oversight of how roughly $3 million in annual snowmobile and all-terrain veh…

2015 Sinnemahoning Rattlesnake Hunt Results Saturday Winners

2015 Sinnemahoning Rattlesnake Hunt Results Saturday Winners 

 Prizes based on Weight
 Heaviest Black Phase Timber Rattlesnake Eric Szymkowiak 51” 3lb 9oz 
 Heaviest Yellow Phase Timber Rattlesnake Jason Orzehowski 52” 3lb 15oz 
 Heaviest Non Venomous Snake Black Rat Glen Ellsworth IV 64 ½” 2lb 8oz
 Heaviest Copperhead Bill Bender 33 ½” 11 oz

 Overall Hunt Winners 

Largest Timber Rattlesnake Jason Orzehowski 52” 3lb 15oz 
2nd Largest Timber Rattlesnake Matt Deal 51” 3lb 12oz 
 Largest Copperhead Donna Kime 34” 12oz
 2nd Largest Copperhead Bill Bender 33 ½” 11 oz 
 Most Rattles Tom Houser 14 Rattles
 Largest Non Venomous Snake of the Hunt Daniel Minsterman 70 ½” 2lb 10oz

 Ultimate Snake Hunter - Glen Ellsworth IV
 Timber Rattlesnake – Garter Snake – Black Rat Snake - Ringneck Snake

 Snakes turned into hunt
 39 Timber Rattlesnakes 
4 Copperheads
 21 Non Venomous 
 140 Registered Hunters


High School Pool Is Open

Summer is here and I have no lesson plans to work on so I am 
enjoying the pool. 

The pool has a few things happening. 
1. swim team will be practicing Monday thru Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 Our first meet will be next Tuesday here at our pool 
2. water aerobics will begin Monday at 4:00 and we are hoping to have it 5 days a week. 
3. There are swim lessons going on also. 

Come talk to the guards they will help you set up a time that is good for you,.
Thanks, Lea Purcell  Pool Supervisor 

The pool opens at 11 am daily 

Spread the word and come support our pool! 


Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Playground Hours

              Today is opening day of the playground summer programs.

 Children can sign up at either the Third Street playground with supervisor Sam Oberlander or at South Park with supervisor Erynne Doud.
Playground hours will be 10 am to 3 pm. Monday through Friday.
Any questions, please call the Cameron County Recreation Center.