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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Parties

Don't forget The Bear Den Halloween Party October 31st.
 Start time is 7pm. 
The bartenders have a lot planned.


The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club will be holding a Halloween Party with open jukebox on November 1st from 9 P.M. to midnight. Dress in your favorite Halloween costume.


Happy Halloween Everyone !!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014



Genealogy Documentary!  The movie entitled  "Family Tree" will be shown Saturday  November 1, 2014 from 1-3 PM at the Chamber of Commerce at 34 East 4th street, Emporium, PA, sponsored by the Cameron County Historical Society
If you have ever wondered about genealogy and your roots this is the movie you need to see.

Benjamin Bratt narrates a feature-length done by the History Channel that combines the history and mystery of names with a genealogical search. Traveling from ancient China to medieval Europe, from Africa to the Wild West, in which they search through slavery, the Indian Wars, and the great wave of U.S. immigration. As actor William Baldwin and "Braveheart" screenwriter Randall Wallace trace their family trees, we learn the genealogist's tools and look to the future.

Can we move beyond written records to prehistoric times?
From the dawn of time to the epic sweep of the twentieth century, from the conflicts to the inventions that changed the world.  "Family Trees" captures the glory, tragedy, and drama of the human experience. 

"Family Tree" guides you through steps taken to look at the family history of different individuals. It also gives you information on how to go about getting information about your own family history.

Local genealogists from the Historical Society will be on hand to take questions on family searches immediately following the movie.  

Grab a grandparent, another family member or a friend and learn how to start your tree at the Chamber of Commerce in Emporium we are looking forward to seeing you Saturday November 1, 2014 1-3 PM


Christmas Parking Meter Boxes Available

Christmas Parking Meter Boxes Available

The hand painted boxes which covered the parking meters in downtown Emporium will not be used this Christmas season according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak. “The boxes were painted by students, residents of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, and families,” explained Johns Solak, “Unfortunately after three years of use, they have fallen into disrepair and will not be used.”

The painting on the boxes remain untouched and the chamber is offering them to the artists. If parents would like the boxes, or those that painted them would like them for a memento stop in the chamber during business hours, where the boxes are on display and can easily be identified. The boxes not claimed by November 10 will be destroyed.

“The chamber wants to thank everyone who worked on that project! It was very successful in bringing generations together,” explained Johns Solak.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Anointing Mass at St Marks Church

ANOINTING MASS – St Mark’s Anointing Mass will be held this coming Sunday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m.

 At this time Fr. Paul will offer the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) to any practicing Catholic whose health is impaired by sickness, old age, serious mental illness, as well as sick children who are First Communion age. 

 Those who receive Anointing should be in the state of grace. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered before mass at 10:10 a.m.

 A social will follow in O’Connell Hall.

 Please call the rectory, 486-0569, if you have any questions.


Beer & Bacon Festival Tonight October 25th


Cemetery Walk

Reminder: tomorrow (10/25) Cameron County Historical Society historic cemetery walk starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Newton Cemetery. 

No RSVPs required just come and hear stories of stories of tragedy and successes of some of the people buried at the Newton Cemetery.

The walk is free but donations are accepted, All donations help support the Cameron County Historical Society.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spaghetti Dollar Dinner

Emporium First United Methodist Church

There will be a Spaghetti Dollar Dinner held November 15th from  4PM to 6:30 Pm  at the church located at 306 S. Spruce Street Emporium Pa.  All of the proceeds will go  to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Company.

 Please spread the word to everyone you know. 


Friday, October 17, 2014



This Saturday (October 18) from 9 AM - 5 PM.

Soup and Bake Sale
Storm merchandise for sale

Tickets to the November 8 benefit will be for sale as well!

Show your support for our youth football program and the outstanding kids that participate each year!
Our booth will be located along Broad Street in the Zito Media parking lot (behind Cameron's Salon).



Parenting From The Heart


Larry S. Lutz

Larry S. Lutz, Sr., 76, of 1398 Cowley Hill Rd., Austin, PA died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA on Wednesday (October 15, 2014) morning. He was born August 18, 1938 in Lancaster, PA a son of the late William C. and Grace A. Stevens Lutz .
He married, his wife of over 40 years, Janice Hathaway Lutz, who survives. Larry attended the Milton Hershey High School for 6 years before graduating from Anacostia High in Washington, DC. He then attended Pennsylvania State University and later served with the US Army during the Korean War where he served as a lead surveyor for his artiliary unit. He retired from! Penn DOT where he worked for over 20 years. He was the owner of Lutz Surveying. He was a member of the Galeton Moose Lodge and the Coudersoprt American Legion. He enjoyed playing golf.
 Surviving In addition to his wife Janice Hathaway Lutz
Son: Larry Lutz, Jr, San Diego, CA
 Son: Darrell Lutz and his wife Beth, Stroudsburg, PA
Sister: Dorothy A. Hamilton, Palm City, FL
 Preceded in Death By Parents: William C. and Grace A. Stevens Lutz, Sr.
Sister: Martha Doughty
 Brother: Willard Lutz, Jr.
 There will be No Visitation. Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Pauline M. Bernarduci Bollinger

Pauline M. Bernarduci Bollinger, 86, of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA, died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Wednesday (October 15, 2014) night She was born October 5, 1928 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Jackson and Clara Edgar Thomas.

Mrs. attended Wittamore Hill School and was a resident of Emporium all of her life. Her first husband who she married in Brookville in 1949 was the late Mario Bernarduci. She was a member of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and a member of the Emporium Senior Center. She had worked at PA Pressed Metals for several years and worked the voter registration for Portage Township.

Surviving Daughter: Mary Trout, Smethport Daughter: Lisa Bernarduci, Texas Son: Richard Bernarduci, Ephrata, PA 6 Grandchildren 9 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By Parents: Jackson and Clara Edgar Thomas Husband: Mario Bernarduci Twin brother: Paul Thomas Brother: Harry Thomas 2 Sisters: Beaulah Thomas & Martha Ryan

Graveside Memorial Service St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM There will be No Visitation. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Emporium Celebrates a Birthday

Emporium Celebrates a Birthday

This fall Emporium turns 150 years old. Cameron County Historical Society and the borough will present a walk back through history Thursday October 23 at the Cameron County Vets Club. The free event will include light refreshments and proclamations by state and federal officials.

Various displays will be set up using items that can be seen at the Little Museum in Sterling Run. They include items from schools in Emporium, businesses, a slide show highlighting pictures and a movie from the 100 year celebration.

The event is free, but a reservation is required to secure ample refreshments. Call 814-486-4314 to reserve your spot. For those that cannot attend Thursday night, the doors will be open Friday afternoon for a second chance opportunity to peruse the tables and displays.

Several artists at the Cameron County Artisan Center have created commemorative items. They include coffee mugs that depict the wooden nickel design from the 1960 celebration, a Christmas ornament featuring the caboose and refrigerator magnets with a photograph from the lookout. The mugs and ornaments are limited in supply. They can be seen and purchased at the chamber office.


Six States and Canada

Six States and Canada

Organizers of the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run announce the final plans for Saturday October 18. The race in its second year will equal the participants from its inaugural event. Participants will check in Friday night at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Friday night and enjoy a meet and greet. Jim Kempher will fire the cannon to signal the start of the grueling event at 7:30am.

Registrants include defending male overall champion of the 50K, Dave Champion from Canada. Trail runners from New York, Illinois, West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio will tackle PA Forestry trails in the Elk State Forest on either a 25K or 50K course. Top finishers of the 25K will be presented awards at 1:00pm, while the 50K participants will receive their awards at 6:00pm. New this year will be the Caldwell Corporation Cup, which will be presented to the first place male and female Cameron County resident finisher in both the25K and 50K race.

During the event, a flea market will be held lining Broad and a portion of Third Streets in Emporium. At 11;00 am Legacy will perform at the Sheetz pavilion, followed by the Down County Country Boys at 2:00pm.

Participants in the race sponsored by PIOGA could return between as early as 9:00am, with the race cutoff time 5:30pm. They will be greeted with a free massage from Soluna Massage, and food by Pizza Palace Plus. 

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Firequacker Duck Derby Blasts Off

                                           Firequacker Duck Derby Blasts Off

 The largest crowd yet cheered on the Firequacker Duck Derby Saturday October 11. The event was held at Forty Maples Use Area of Sinnemahoning State Park during the First Fork Festival. More than 500 ducks paddled down the First Fork toward the finish line.

 The winning duck was adopted by Paul Eckert, second place belonged to Judy Summerson and the third duck paddling across the finish line belonged to Meg Whiting. Eckert and Summerson each adopted their ducks from Reid’s Hometown Emporium.

 The funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar by Seneca Resources. All the funds benefit the yearly fireworks set to blast off from the Cameron County Football Field Friday July 3.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Police chief resignation leads to investigation - WJAC - Top Stories

Police chief resignation leads to investigation - WJAC - Top Stories

Celebrate West Creek Rails to Trails

Celebrate West Creek Rails to Trails

The first phase of the West Creek Rails to Trails is complete.  The nearly 6 mile section stretches from the caboose at the eastern end of Emporium to the intersection of Moore Hill Road 

In conjunction of the Sinnemahone Ultra Marathon a ribbon cutting will take place Saturday October 18 at 3pm.  “Everyone is welcome to participate, wear your walking/running shoes, hop on a bike or ride your wheelchair on the newly finished surface,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak.

The red ribbon will be cut at the intersection of the trail and South Broad Street.  This area is the hub for the Sinnemahone 50k.  Legacy and Down County Country Boys will perform 11am-6pm.  Food and fall flea market vendors will line the Broad and Fourth Street areas. 

The West Creek Rails to Trails project has been ongoing since the rails were taken out out by the Allegheny & Eastern Railroad, a division of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad Company. 

Johns Solak says the trail is receiving heavy use.  “The credit for this project belongs to those that had the vision, the West Creek Rails to Trails Association, the St Marys Snowmobile Association and the contractors including Jeff Ream and Solveson Contracting.”

 The chamber is working with downtown Emporium businesses on unique opportunities for expansion due to the expected year round use of the trail.  Many of the businesses have purchased directional signs so travelers can find their establishments.  Those signs will be installed in the next few weeks.


Eleanor M. Umbenhauer

Eleanor M. Umbenhauer, 85, of 110 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA formerly of Medix Run, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA Tuesday (October 14, 2014) afternoon. 

 She was born November 24, 1928 in Medix Run, PA a daughter of the late Ernest and Harriet Boyce Crofutt On August 3, 1963 she married the late James Umbenhauer

. Mrs. Umbenhauer retired from Sylvania-GTE wher she worked for many years. She was a member of the Republican Party, was an avid bowler and golfer. Eleanor had been a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Emporium County Club and the First Baptist Church.

 Surviving Son: Richard "Rick" Kahnell and his wife Mary Jo, Emporium 
 Step-daughter: Mary Ann (Ben) Scott, Chandler, AZ 
 16 Grandchildren 

 Preceded in Death By Parents: Husband: James Umbenhauer
 Daughter: Connie Emerick 
 3 Step sons: Jack, Robert & Richard Umbenhauer 
 14 Brothers and Sisters

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday October 16, 2014 from 3-5 PM followed by the Funeral Service at 5:00 PM with Rev. Andrew Johnson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.

 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Fredrick E. Yentzer

Fredrick E. Yentzer, 55, of 2231 Clear Creak Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Sunday (October 5, 2014) afternoon. He was born December 5, 1958 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late William Yentzer and Nancy Quinn Yentzer Smith. 

Fred was an avid outdoorsman, who loved trapping and hunting. His friends meant the world to him. 

Surviving Cousin: Colleen Kearn, Hanover Township, PA 
Aunt: Marguerite McDonald, Allentown
Aunt: Norma Fry, Baltimore
Aunt: Rita Clinton, Dallas, PA
Uncle: Jack Quinn, Wilkes-Barre
Step-brother: David Smith 
Numerous friends

 Preceded in Death By Parents: Fredrick Yentzer and Nancy Quinn Yentzer Smith
Step father: Cecil Smith 
Brother: William Yentzer 

 There will be No Visitation. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

 Burial was held in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, 

PA BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cameron County BAGUBA Wrestling Club

The Cameron County BAGUBA Wrestling Club will hold it's next meeting on Sunday, October 19th at 6:30 PM at the VFW.

 We really need parent participation to keep the booster club and wrestling program going.

 Hope to see you there!