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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sinnemahoning State Park Programs & Events - Weekends July 31-August 2, 2015

Friday, July 31 Park Office & Wildlife Center 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

 Enjoy the beauty of live butterflies, colorful photographs and mounted specimens during Rick's humorous, high-energy performance. Great for all ages! For over 35 years, Rick Mikula has been delighting audiences of all ages with his humorous and off-beat way of looking at butterflies. An award-winning author with several books to his credit, he is also a photographer and habitat consultant, and has created butterfly atriums and gardens for Hershey Foods, Dolly Parton, among others. Rick's PowerPoint program will not only show the beauty of butterflies that he has found on his travels but also the wonderful creatures that wait right outside your door. Mounted specimens will demonstrate the mystery of camouflage and the trickery of disguise that butterflies and moths use to escape predators. 

With 'live' butterflies, always the high point of every presentation, Rick will demonstrate just how easily butterflies can be handled and cared for. Rick will teach his audience how to raise butterflies and moths at any time of year by using simple, recyclable, household items. They will gain insight into the secrets of butterfly gardens that will not only attract the flying jewels of the sky, but also cause them to lay eggs and start a population right in your yard. This is a don't-miss program for all ages, from backyard gardeners, to families with children and teachers looking for new ways to bring nature to their schools. No pre-registration needed for this free family-friendly program. The classroom in the Park Office & Wildlife Center is ADA accessible.

 63rd Annual Woodsmen Show July 31, August 1, & August 2 Cherry Springs State Park Galeton, PA The top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park to compete in events like cross cut saw, springboard, axe throwing and tree felling - the same events featured in the popular outdoor games on TV. Witness ordinary people test their own skills while rubbing elbows with the pros. Discover exhibits, vendors and historical re-enactments all commemorating our great forest and the life of the woodhick. After soaking in all the activities, sit down with a hearty meal and enjoy traditional music. 


 Eagle Watch Saturday, August 1 Lake Day Use Area 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM The young eagles have learned to fly! View the action live through binoculars and high-powered scope with the help of park staff and volunteers. Eagle Watch Area is ADA accessible. Please call or stop by the Park Office & Wildlife Center for more information. 


 Pontoon Boat Tours Sunday, August 2 Lake Day Use Area 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 45-minute tour of the George B. Stevenson reservoir. Reservations are recommended. Boat launch area is ADA accessible. Program is free, but donations are accepted. To reserve a seat on the pontoon boat, please call the Park Office &  Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401. 

All Summer Long! Get Outdoors Loaner Program Explore Sinnemahoning State Park with the Get Outdoors Loaner program. We provide the equipment. You create the fun! Once again this year, Sinnemahoning State Park is pleased to offer kayaks, canoes, and bicycles for visitors to use while enjoying the park. Life vests, paddles, and helmets are provided. There is no fee for the loaner program, but donations are requested. A photo ID and a valid credit card are required. At least one member of the party must be 18 years or older to sign out equipment. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, with 2½ hour time limit per use. All equipment is for in-park use only. For more information about the Get Outdoors Loaner Program, please call for visit the Park Office & Wildlife Center 814-647-8401, ext. 101. 


 For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office and Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 ext. 101 or by email at . Online, view the PA State Park calendar of events at or visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on!/pages/Sinnemahoning-State-Park/389160871130164

Monday, July 27, 2015

Changes To Cameron County Fair

There are a few schedule changes to this year's fair. They are as follows:

 Throughout the week: 
The Nature Scavenger hunt will return from last year.
 Sunday night (Aug. 2nd) Glen Lucas will be playing at Vesper Services 
Monday night (Aug 3rd): There will be hula hoop demonstrations provided by Teresa Musical entertainment will be provided by: JM &  Tango in place of Legacy 
Tuesday night (Aug 4th): Jazzy Jar contest Mountain Melodies will be performing at 6:30
 Saturday (Aug 8th) There will be a yard sale starting at 9 am

Tired Of Mile-A-Minute Taking Over Your Property?

For more information and to sign up for the program, please contact Tanya Meyer, Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area (SIPMA) Coordinator: 814-486-1740 or or find SIPMA on Facebook

This week at Country Blessings


 This week at Country Blessings, all ladies tops, 50% off! 
 Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Come on down and check it out!


John F. "Mickey" McManigle

John F. "Mickey" McManigle, 89, of 166 West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Sunday (July 19, 2015) night following a brief illness.

Mickey was born August 9, 1925 at the family home on West 6th Street, Emporium, PA. He was the second of eight children of the late John F. and Mariam Cooper McManigle. He was a life long Emporium resident who cherished his family and friends.

In 1945 he met Doris Pollard, a young waitress at the Cabin Kitchen. Doris became the love of his life and on April 1, 1950 they were married in the First Presbyterian Church, Emporium. They often joked that they married on April Fool’s day . . . just in case. They celebrated their 58th anniversary prior to her passing in 2008.

Mickey graduated from Emporium High School in 1943. He served with the US Army during the Korean War.

Mickey worked at Sylvania for over 42 years as a journeyman (master) tool and die maker. He took great pride in building machines used in the production of picture tubes and other Sylvania products during the height of Sylvania’s popularity.

He worked as manager & president at Emporium Water Company. One of his proudest achievements was overseeing the design and construction of the filtration plant. For over 25 years he also served as the president of Cameron Land Development.

Mickey & Doris were charter members of the Emporium Country Club. Mickey was proud of Doris’s achievements, including 19 Club Championships, and was always eager to regale family and friends with the story of his own ‘march’ to the 1965 Fourth Flight Championship!

Mickey & Doris were winter residents of Cape Canaveral, Florida for over 25 years. They lived in the Villages of Seaport where they became life long friends with fellow ‘snow birds’ from around the United States and Canada. Mickey & Doris often shared how significantly these relationships enriched their lives. Mickey particularly enjoyed the daily 3-mile walk around the jetty and evening ‘happy hour’ with friends. In addition, Mickey was an ardent supporter of Cocoa Beach high school basketball, highlighted by travelling to a Cocoa playoff game on the team charter!

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Emporium where he served as Trustee, Deacon & Financial Secretary. He was also an active member of the Cape Canaveral Christ Lutheran Church for over 20 years.

Mickey was a life member of the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, a 50-year member of the Emporium Lodge #382, F.and A.M. & the Coudersport Consistory, and member of the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368. Mickey was an avid outdoorsman and member of the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club. He was also a member of the Cameron County Historical Society.

He was a co-founder of the Emporium HOOP Club in Emporium where he served the organization as officer in many capacities. Years ago he was a Little League Baseball Manager and Boy Scouts of America Troop 52 Committeeman.

Surviving Son: Dr. John E. McManigle and his wife Eleanor, Rockville, MD Daughter: Ms. Jo Ann Crosby, Lewistown, PA Very special friend: Sharon DeCarli, Emporium 4 Grandchildren: Jessica Lynn, Lewistown, PA; Dr. John Edward Jr., Dr. William Cameron and Lorne Elizabeth, Durham, NC 2 Great Granddaughters: Danika and Ireland, Lewistown, PA Sister: Jean Dunkleberger, Emporium Sister: Virginia, Mrs. Larry Pope, Lawrenceville, GA Sister: Phyllis Sullivan, Emporium Sister: Maxine George, Emporium Sister: Judy Mongillo, Bradford Sister-in-law: Sarah (Hathaway) McManigle, Emporium Many: Nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By Parents: John F. and Marian Cooper McManigle Wife: Doris Pollard McManigle who died September 30, 2008 Infant son: James Allen McManigle, 1961 Brother: David McManigle, 2011 Sister: Elaine McManigle, 2013

Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, 5 September at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends at Barnett Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made in his honor to the First Presbyterian Church, Emporium PA or to the Hahne Regional Cancer Center, Penn Highlands, DuBois, PA.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ralph L. Harrison

Ralph L. Harrison, 87, of Harrison Lane, Dents Run, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at home after a short illness. He was born Jan. 13, 1928 in Dents Run, son of the late William and Frances (Stencoski) Harrison. He was married to Patricia (Gearhart) and she survives 

He was a Navy Seabee veteran of the Pacific Theater of WWII. He was a Forest Ranger for the Elk State Forest, Hicks Run Ranger Division for more than 35 years. He was the author of two books on the Pennsylvania elk, a book on the history of Elk County and a book on the history of the Quehanna Wild area. He received numerous awards, including the PA Parks and Forestry Foundation Presidents Award in 2014 for his education and conservation efforts, Joseph T. Rothrock Conservationist of the Year award from the PA Forestry Association in 2012 and the PA Game Commission Conservationist Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts in the preservation of the Pennsylvania elk. He lived all his life in Dents Run. 

In addition to his wife, Patricia (Gearhart) Harrison of Dents Run, he is survived by three children, Harry "Chip" (Maxine) Harrison of Galeton, 
Susan Manners of Anita,
 Rita Harrison of Punxsutawney;
 one grandson, Charles (Miriah) Manners; 
one great-granddaughter, Katherine Manners;
 one sister, Shirley (James) Burke of Weedville; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and James Harrison; and one sister, Eva Overturf. 

Private services for Ralph L. Harrison will be held by the family. 
Interment will be in Hicks Run Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

 The family suggests memorials to the PA Parks and Forestry Foundation, 1845 Market St., Suite 202, Camp Hill, Pa. 17011

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

John F. "Mickey" McManigle

John F. "Mickey" McManigle, 89, of 166 West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Sunday (July 19, 2015) night following a brief illness.

 He was born August 9, 1925 in Emporium, PA a son of the late John F. and Marian Cooper McManigle.

 Arrangements will be announced at a later Date 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.

Cameron County Community Chest 2015 Fund Drive

Cameron County Community Chest 2015 Fund Drive

The 2015 Cameron County Community Chest Fund Drive is underway. The Fund Drive Committee has sent letters to the active businesses, clubs and individuals of the community. To be part of this worthy community event send your tax-deductible contribution today to: Cameron County Community Chest, P O Box 134, Emporium, PA 15834, attn: Judd Schager, Treasurer. Once your contribution is received you will be added to the list of the Community Contributors. Don’t wait and be last on the long list, contribute now.

The Cameron County Community Chest is your Community organization. Like the United Way, your contributions to several organizations can be made with just one contribution to the Community Chest Fund Drive. Contributions to the drive benefit: the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, the Summer Reading Program, the Package Team and the Garden Club. These organizations serve Cameron County and help make Cameron County a better place to live.

Each year the Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors, a group of volunteers, meets to review requests and to establish the Community’s Goal. This year the goal is $21,500.

The Campaign runs all year round with an emphasis on the campaign between October 1 and December 31. Please consider a contribution to theses Community worthy organizations.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the individuals, clubs and businesses that donated time, money and services to the 2014 Fund Drive. This was the fifth year that we have reached (exceeded) our goal since 2004.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Edna L. Caldwel

Edna L. Caldwell, 80, of 200 Rachael Dr., Pleasant Gap, PA formerly of Emporium, PA died at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA on Saturday (July 18, 2015) afternoon following a lengthy illness.

 She was born May 1, 1935 in Emmett, Idaho a daughter of the late Edward and Dollie Wright Harlow. On July 23, 1955 in Emmett, Idaho she married the late Frederick Caldwell Edna graduated from Emmett High School. She retired from Sylvania in Emporium where she worked for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium. Edna enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 Surviving Son: Frederick (Debbie) Caldwell, Jr., Bellefonte 
Daughter: Catherine Caldwell Arnold, Concord, NC 
5 Grandchildren: Scott Caldwell, Laura Cunningham, Stephen & Adam Arnold & Amanda Ward
 10 Great Grandchildren
 Sister: Eleanor (Robert) Farrar, Nashua, NH 
Sister: Doris Northouse, Emmett, ID
 Sister: Phylis Nevers, Emmett, ID
 Sister: Lela Harlow, Slocomb, AL 

Preceded in Death By Parents: Edward and Dollie Wright Harlow
 Husband:  Frederick Caldwell 
Son-in-law: Joseph Arnold in 2010

 Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (July 22, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Andrew Johnson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7 PM. 
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA 
 Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 Tractor Parade

On Monday, August 3, at 5:00pm join us in kicking off the 
2015 Cameron County Fair!

 Tractors owners, community groups, the CCHS marching band will participate. Any one that would like to join us is welcome to make a float, march, ride a truck, decorate a bicycle, 
whatever sounds like fun to you!
 Or stand along the street and watch the fun!

Funnel Cloud In Cameron County?

This photo was taken Sunday evening  by Annetta Horning - she lives on Cameron Road just past GKN Rt 120 heading down county. Nothing official on what this was at the time. 

Great shot Annetta!!

Cameron County Food Pantry - July Distribution

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, July 22, 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.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

8th Annual Long Beards NWTF Banquet

Please mark your calendar for August 1st. This is the 8th annual Long Beards NWTF Banquet. 

We want this to be the best attended banquet ever! We would like to see 100 attendees. 

Can you make it ? 

 Bring a youth and their meal and Jakes membership is paid - but you must pre-register! 

A.B.A.T.E. Monthly Meeting



Driftwood SR. Center Spaghetti Dinner


August 8th - SATURDAY

 Cameron County SPCA GARAGE SALE
 9:00 am to ??? 

North Broad Street Fire Department Truck Garage 

Assortment of items - Something for everyone!!!!!! 

CC SPCA - 486-0101

Tasting Table At The Fair

CCHS Music Boosters 


The band boosters are hosting the Taste Table at the fair on Aug 4th (Tues) from 6 - 7:15/30. 
A letter has been sent with ea band student as to what they are to bring. 
PLEASE make sure you have been given this letter - if not message here or to Kris Umble to find out what you are to bring. 
Also NOTE VOLUNTEERS are needed to help serve - Please let me know if you can help



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cameron County Farmers Market

Cameron County Farmers Market underway every Saturday in downtown Emporium.

 Community Supportive Network is a group of Cameron County families selling produce, eggs and hand made items including soap.

 Joining the group on Saturday July 25 will be Uhl’s 4 Star Farm and Produce. The family from Kersey is licensed to accept farmer market vouchers made available through WICC and Senior Citizen Centers.

 “We are fortunate to see this project grow,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak.

 The owners of the vacant lots in Emporium are donating the space
 Anyone with local produce or products is invited to set up a stand. There is no cost.