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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Claude H. Uber

Claude H. Uber, Jr., 63, of 2011 East Butler St., Chandler, Arizona died at Hospice of the Valley, Chandler, Arizona on Thursday (April 6, 2017) following a brief illness.

He was born October 20, 1953 in St. Marys, PA a son of Anna Mae Lathrop Uber, Emporium and the late Claude H. Uber, Sr.
 In addition to his mother he is survived by a brother, Jeffrey A. Uber, Warren. 

He was preceded in death by his father Claude H. Uber, Sr., and a sister, Claudette Zetwick. 

There will be No Visitation.

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (July 1, 2017) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, St. Mark Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Rotary News

Bearded Brewing entrepreneurs , Ryan Magaro & Joshua Zucal were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon June 20th. Josh Zucal and wife, Lindsey, who went to culinary arts school, started operating the Aroma Café a few years ago with the idea of implementing new ideas, menu and drinks as something different for the community. Josh & Ryan shared their knowledge and process of roasting their coffee beans and packaging them for sale, along with their beer brewing skills. Josh’s hope is to someday turn the Aroma Café into a Nano brewery.

The gents gave a history of coffee which is native to tropical Africa and whose origin is in Ethiopia as far back as the 10th century. Coffee is a shrub and the seeds of the berries from the Coffea plant are picked, dried and roasted. The most two common types are arabica and robusta. Coffee is cultivated in 70 countries primarily in the equatorial regions of Americas, Southeast Asia, India & Africa. More than 25 million people around the world rely on the coffee industry for their income. About 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drank around the world with Americans drinking 22 gallons on average a year. Pittsburgh was the first importer of coffee in the U.S.

On a side-note, I have to say the coffee is delicious !!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Motorcycle Dice Run

Tonight's Rainbow

Beautiful photo of tonights rainbow shining down on St Mark Church in Emporium. 
Photo credits go out to Lisa Jo Nicolo. Great shot Lisa!!

Camp Out" Vacation Bible School

Emporium First United Methodist Church

 "Camp Out" Vacation Bible School will be held July 10, 11, and 12th.
 Registration will begin at 5pm
Dinner for kids and their family 5:30 pm programs begin at 6pm and end at 8pm.
 Come and experience Jesus and enjoy the fun! 
For more details feel free to contact the church office for more details. 814.486.0849

Sylvan Heritage Council Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser

Now that the dust has settled we'd just like to say a huge and heartfelt Thank You to everyone who supported our incredible event last night. Vendors, sponsors and guests alike - the event would not have been what it was had any element been missing. It was truly an amazing evening. We are proud to be a part of a community as special as ours - and it is special, don't let anyone say it's not. We are immensely grateful for your support and we loved bringing this event to you! Until next year...

Living Simply Nourished

Our plant-based eating until 4 pm CHALLENGE starts TODAY!!

 Whether you are a newbie or have already transitioned to a plant-based diet we challenge you to post your plant-based meal pics for a chance to win a prize package sponsored by Butler Foods! Be sure to tag Living Simply Nourished LLC and hashtag #vedgingouttil4 so we can see your posts! 

For recipe ideas check out our recipes at and free eBooks on our website

Opening of George B. Stevenson Dam Delayed for 4 Weeks

Opening of George B. Stevenson Dam Delayed for 4 Weeks

Grove Township - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Sinnemahoning State Park has announced that sediment removal from the George B. Stevenson reservoir has been completed but weather conditions have slowed progress of paving and modifications being made to mooring and launch area.

Park officials have extended the opening of the lake from July 4th to August 4th, 2017. Park Manager Bainey stated, “Park staff and contractor have been hampered by heavy rains, muddy conditions and limited access. This was a large earth moving project and delays are likely when grading, seeding and paving are dependent upon the weather”.

“If the weather cooperates and we are able to stay on track, we are hoping to open sooner than the projected date of August 4th’ stated Bainey.

The lower portion of the lake will remain open for fishing near the dam breast on the north side of the trash booms and Short Bend Run along the eastern lake shoreline. Fishing will not be permitted near the mooring/boat launch area.

The boat launch area will remain closed to vehicles and pedestrian traffic until all upgrades have been completed.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. For more details or to be put on the Sinnemahoning State Park’s email list for current updates, please call the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401, email or Like Us on FaceBook at Sinnemahoning-State-Park.

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 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.

Lisa Jean Toy

Lisa Jean Toy, 55, of Sizer Run Rd, Emporium, PA died at her residence, Emporium, PA on Sunday (June 18, 2017) morning following a brief illness.

She was born July 10, 1961 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of Beverly Burgoon Kephart, Emporium and the late Arnold Kephart. On October 6, 2001 she married Jesse Toy, who survives. Mrs. Toy graduated from Cameron County High School. She had worked many years at Motor Coil in Emporium. Lisa loved being a mother and grandmother and spending time with all of her family. She enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing and photography. She was very outgoing and loving to everyone. She liked being a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and watching NASCAR.

Survived by In addition to her mother Beverly Kephart; and husband Jesse Toy are one daughter, Andrea (Gerald Scott) Pyle, Kittaning; one son, Jesse (Shana) Toy, Templeton, PA; four grandchildren, Teaira & Deven Stockdill, Lilly and Damian Toy, one great grandson Ayden Stockdill; one sister, Kathy (Danny) Thomas, Florida; two brothers, Kevin Kephart, Punxsutawney and Arnold Kephart, Virginia.

 She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Kephart

At her request there will be No visitation or Service. 

Consider making a donation to raise much needed funds and support the family. No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated.

 Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Night Swim @ CCHS School Pool

Friday, July 7 at 8 AM - 10 PM

 CCHS school Pool

 601 Woodland Ave., Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Women In The Wilds Weekend - Spots still available

We still have six openings for Women In The Wilds Weekend, happening here at Sinnemahoning State Park next weekend Friday, June 23 through Sunday June 25. Cost is $100.00 per person. 

 If you are interested in attending, or if have any questions about the program, please reply to this email or call the park office tomorrow (Saturday) between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Weekend in the Wilds Events

Weekend in the Wilds Events

This year Weekend in the Wilds will include the largest number of vendors in its history. The 2-day event begins Friday June 30 and concludes Saturday July 1 with fireworks.

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library gets a running start to the weekend with a used book sale Wednesday June 28 9am-1pm. The sale continues Thursday and Friday 11am-5pm. The sale ends Saturday 9am-1pm. A new business in the community, Hygrade Inn will host an open house Friday afternoon 4-8pm. The property at 212 East Fourth Street recently purchased with the intent to transform the home into a bed and breakfast. Jim Wendel says, “my business partners and I appreciate the overwhelming support from the community. We are very excited to have the opportunity to save this beautiful home and look forward to seeing the positive impacts this project makes in Emporium and the surrounding area.” The facility is expected to be ready to accept reservations in late 2018.

The ‘church’ district in the 200 block of East Fourth Street will continue highlighting Friday night activities with a pie and ice cream social at the First Presbyterian Church from 5-7pm. Cameron County Quilters will host a quilt show in the sanctuary of the church, while Mountain Melodies will perform in the lower level. At 7pm Cameron County Christian Center will host a free family movie night which includes popcorn and drinks.

Saturday begins early with the Big Foot Hunt starting at day break(5:43am) till 1pm. ‘Hunters” are required to purchase a $5.00 license from Mountaineer Search & Rescue. Big Foot is known to spend time at places of interest, historical sites and hiking trails in Cameron County. A Big Foot calling contest and awards will be held downtown at 2pm.

Vendor booths will open at 9am. Visitors will see entrepreneurs highlighting their ventures, non-profit organizations selling food, artwork, clothing and drinks lining Fourth Street from Chestnut to Maple. Food trucks will be a new addition this year, selling tacos, Italian ice, donuts, and bison dogs. Artists will be located on Chestnut Street. Teresa Genaux from Emporium will be selling hand knitted alpaca items, Jackie Coble from the Dubois area will showcase pottery, Kathleen Gnan from St Mary’s will have canvas photography and Flo Mason from Emporium will have upcycled artwork. Children will be kept busy petting the alpacas at the mini park and exploring activities at Singers Auto Service with Cameron County Conservation District, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities and Storm Football dunk tank. Live music will be provided by Legacy from 11-2pm.

Two organizations will have drawings for their year long fundraisers on Saturday. A lucky winner will walk away with a BBQ smoker and $100 gift certificate to Valley Meats from Storm Football. Another person will be busy scratching a basket full of lottery tickets from Guy and Mary Felt Auxiliary.

The weekend of events ends with fireworks at the Cameron County High School football stadium. Gates open at 7pm. A concession stand will be open and the fireworks are set to blast off between 9:30 and 9:45 pm.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak says there is still room for vendors. Space rent varies between $20 and $40. “For the first-time vendors will be placed on West Fourth Street. It is exciting seeing the event grow.”

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive June Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive June Update - $2,785 Short of Goal

As of June 12th, we have collected $17,715 toward our $20,500 goal.
 Thanks to all who have contributed. We will keep the 2017 Fund Drive open until September 30, 2017.

This month’s featured organization will be the Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Library helps to maintain the many important services of the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library. To generate funds, they have an annual Membership Drive in the spring; Used Book Sale during the summer; and the ‘Donate and Say Merry Christmas’ project in November and December.

The funds generated help the library to: 
 Continue free services such as the public computer stations offering free internet service
 Provide the latest materials for reading, listening, and viewing
 Present public programs in conjunction with the Cameron County Arts
 Support the Emporium Garden Club which decorates the library throughout the year and also maintains the exterior plantings
 Add needed shelving and other furnishings
 Maintain the library building including exterior, interior, and the multi-purpose room which is used by many community organizations.  Provide children’s programs, including Story Hour and Summer Reading Program  Lego Club for kids
 A new offering at the library is the availability of ebooks. For more information, stop at the circulation desk.

The Used Book Sale is held in conjunction with “Arts Fest in the Wilds”. This year the project will begin with set up on June 27th, and the sale to run from Wednesday, June 28th through Saturday, July 1st during library hours.

The Friends of the Library, annual Membership Drive has begun and is on going. If you would like to find out more about the Friends of the Library, join the group or to make a donation, stop in at the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library or contact Nancy Zoschg.

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, and the Garden Club.

Daniel Jacob Pellam

Daniel Jacob Pellam, 37, passed away suddenly on June 1, 2017 in the loving presence of his family at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He was born September 10, 1979 to Gary and Judith Allman Pellam in Port Allegany, PA. Dan grew up in Emporium and was a 1998 graduate of Cameron County High School. He was active with the Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.

Dan moved to Chicago to be near his brother and attended a computer school there. He did not follow that path but became a meat cutter by trade. Through mutual friends he met the love of his life, Melissa Mae Clough and they have been inseparable for the past 12 years. Dan had many friends and interests in his life which included cooking, punk rock music, football and baseball, board games and role playing games.

Dan is sorely missed by his family and his “tons of friends” to quote him. He is survived by his fiancé, Melissa; his mother and stepfather, Judy and Ted Nichols of Emporium; two brothers, John Minich in Oregon, and Joe Pellam in Chicago; several nieces and nephews; and also many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his father, Gary Pellam and one brother, Ted Minich. 

There will be a Celebration of Life for friends and family at the First United Methodist Church later this summer.

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Cardiac Committee, c/o Sherry Malizia PhD, PO Box 86, or the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W Fourth St., both in Emporium, PA 15834

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Carnival Week June 19 - 24th

Jun 19 at 6 PM to Jun 24 at 11 PM  

WEST 4th Street, Emporium PA 15834

John C. House

John C. House, 61, of Manassas, Virginia formerly of Emporium and McGuire AFB, New Jersey died while visiting his mother in St. Marys, PA on Monday (June 12, 2017) evening.

He was born June 23, 1955 in St. Marys, PA a son of Anna Launer House of St. Marys and the late Percy House. John graduated from Cameron County High School, Emporium, PA in 1973. John enlisted in the active duty United States Air Force on August 15, 1973. He then became an Air Force Reserve Technician for the Federal Government stationed at McGuire AFB, NJ from August, 1979 and retired at a rank of E8, Senior Master Sergeant, in March of 1997. John loved spending time with his family, going to the beach and visiting casinos. He was a great cook & master griller, loved playing bingo, watching movies/news/sports/history, was an avid reader and listened to all types of music and of course he never missed watching a plane fly by in the sky.

In addition to his mother he is survived by three daughters, Kimberly House, Jaime House (Jason Heil), both of Manassas, VA; Casey House, Herndon, VA; one son, Eric John House, Sterling, VA; one grandson, Dylan Heil; one step grandson, Kyle Willitts, one step granddaughter, Quita Frederick; three brothers, Gary (Donna) House, Victor, NY; Bradley (Suzanne) House, Lutz, FL and Brian House, St. Marys; two sisters, Nancy Farber, Howard, PA and Diane (Pete) Quinn, Boalsburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Percy House and one brother, Kelly House.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday, June16, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Steven Miller, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church officiating.

 A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the memorial service.

 Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

Memorials may be made to which helps support the fight against Veteran suicide and post-traumatic stress injuries.

Online Condolences may be placed at 
 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Rotary News

Rotarian, Phil Jones, introduced Janice Tata, VP of Development of BriMark Builders, LLC as the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting June 13th. When a community is interested in building a hotel, she tries facilitates the land, investors and financing.

 BriMark Builders, LLC is the preferred hotel general contractor partner of Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, Cobblestone Inn & Suites and Boarders Inn & Suites. Janice gave the club a short history of the company, along with information of the features of Cobblestone Hotels which are upper mid-scale hotels.

 Grant funds are available for 50% of the cost of hotel construction and the balance can be from federal funds or private investors with an income or combined income of $300,000.00. The average cost of construction is $98,000.00 and a typical hotel has 35-36 rooms and employees approximately 12 people with 3-4 full time employees and the rest part time. Currently, there are 9 Cobblestone Hotels in PA and 87 hotels in 17 states across the US.

Guest of the club included, Rick Custer, Hot Springs Village, AR

2nd Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser Raffle Items

It's hard to believe the 2nd Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser is this weekend, June 17th @ Andrews Farm at Salt Run. 

 We are officially SOLD OUT and thank you so much to everyone who bought a ticket - we are working nonstop to bring you the best event we possibly can! See everyone Saturday evening!


As promised, here is the first prize we will be raffling off at our event on June 17th. It's a Nuwave Brio 3 quart Air Fryer. Tickets will be on sale that evening and one lucky person will walk away with this amazing healthy fryer!!

Here are prizes #2 and #3 to be raffled off at our event on June 17th - one men's and one women's bicycle 🚲, perfect for riding on the West Creek Trail!

Raffle Prize #4! Two tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cardinals at beautiful PNC Park. Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:35 pm Section 214, Row F, Seats 5 & 6 Great seats for a great game in the greatest city on earth!

Raffle Prize #5 - this basket filled with 9 different varieties of wine. (I want to win this one myself!) Be sure to bring cash with you on Saturday for the chance to win this or one of our other six big prizes! Two more still to come this week

Saved the biggest raffle prize until almost last! YETI Roadie Cooler, prize #6! Be sure to bring some extra cash on Saturday to have a chance to take this awesome cooler home for yourself!

Monday, June 12, 2017

SHC Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser

The shirts are in and look great. The Sylvan Heritage Council appreciates the generous support from Seneca Resources for their help in defraying the cost of the tee shirts. We look forward to seeing you in your shirt at the Pork and Cork Fundraiser Saturday.

....and we are officially SOLD OUT!! Thank you so much to everyone who bought a ticket - we are working nonstop to bring you the best event we possibly can! See everyone Saturday evening!! :)