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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Menu Set for Easter Bunny Breakfast

Menu Set for Easter Bunny Breakfast

The Easter Bunny will be hopping down the bunny trail to Emporium on Saturday April 19.  The first stop will be at the Emporium Fire Department where the bunny will eat with kids of all ages!  Breakfast is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes and sausage plus beverages.  The bunny has a treat for all the children and be sure to bring your camera!  Proceeds will benefit the Cameron County Fireworks planned for Saturday July 5.

Following breakfast the bunny will hop to the annual egg hunt at the Cameron County Little League Complex.  The hunt is divided by ages and there are plenty of eggs to find!  


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Joan A Pepper

Joan A. Pepper, 86, of 85 Thornapple Dr., Emporium, PA died at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA on Thursday (April 10, 2014) Night.
She was born April 24, 1927 in Hawley, PA a daughter of the late John and Mary Barrett Morgan.
In Honesdale, PA she married the late Edson N. "Pete" Pepper.
Mrs. Pepper graduated from Hawley High School in Hawley PA. She and her husband resided in Emporium for over 47 years. She had worked at Sylvania and later at Pennsylvania Pressed Metals for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.
Daughter: Barbara Fagan and her husband Lawrence, Lancaster
Daughter: Alice M. Pepper and fiance Bruce Himmelberger, Bethel, PA
Daughter: Mary Jeanne Hornung and her husband Dennis, Emporium
Daughter: Sarah "Sally" Trugan and her husband Guy, Mars, PA
Daughter: Susan Bucher and her husband David, Emporium
12 Grandchildren and  6 Great Grandchildren
Twin Sister: Agnes J. Haggarty, White Mills & Elizabethtown
Preceded in Death By
Parents: John and Mary Barrett Morgan
Husband: Edson N. "Pete" Pepper
One Grandson
Two Brothers
Six Sisters
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (April 16, 2014) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Teach Children to Save Tour

Woodland Elementary School third graders gather in the Emporium office of Citizens & Northern Bank during their Teach Children to Save tour. 

EMPORIUM, PA – Third graders from Woodland Elementary School visited the Emporium office of Citizens & Northern Bank Wednesday for the annual Teach Children To Save tour. Teach Children To Save is an American Bankers Association initiative designed to teach children the importance of fiscal responsibility. C&N bankers from all 26 branch offices participate annually.

 Thirty-two students and their teachers, Ben Porkolab and Carol Wilson, visited the East Fourth Street office. Joseph Kilmer, C&N financial consultant, explained to the children how the bank makes money and how saving now will help them in their future. Branch employees Barbara Clinger, Amber Kulick and Rena “Michele” Brown showed the children the teller area, the vault and the drive-up area. All of the children colored pictures and Community Office Manager Kimberlea Whiting announced the winners, who were presented with a John Adams coin set.
Michela Smith and Delaney Rowan took home the top prizes.

 Always a favorite, C&N’s “spokesbug,” Sammy Saver, made a special guest appearance. At the end of the presentation each child was presented with small gifts and, of course, a lollipop. 





Kevin Johnson, Director 814-486-1137 x352
Laura Narby, Dep...uty Director 814-486-1137 x368


On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 beginning at 11:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. the Cameron County Office of Emergency Services will be conducting mobile siren testing in the following areas:

• From the George B. Stevenson Dam South on First Fork Road (State Route 872) to Sinnemahoning. 

• From Sinnemahoning West on Route 120 to Driftwood. 
• West on Low Grade Road (State Route 555) to the Gibson Township Building.

The purpose of this testing is to determine the placement of sirens for the George B. Stevenson Dam Emergency Warning Project. Each siren test will follow the Federal emergency guideline of a three minute continuous siren tone.

The test siren is a mobile unit in the back of an Alert pickup truck. If you are driving in the area(s) of testing please use caution and be alert for the mobile unit.

To assist us in determining the siren coverage area we are asking if you hear the siren tests please call 814-486-9321 to report your name, location, time, and how well you were able to hear the siren.

In the event of inclement weather testing will be rescheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2014.


Elaine M. Davis

Elaine M. Davis, age 86, of East Fourth Street, formerly of the Emporium Arms, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.
Born July 8, 1927 in Emporium, she was the daughter of Harold and Ruby Hickok Smith.  On September 18, 1948 in Emporium she married Kenneth L. Davis who died June 4, 1988.

A resident of Emporium her entire life, she was a 1948 graduate of Emporium High School.  From 1951-52 she was employed by GTE Sylvania and from 1970-73 by Holloway’s Tool & Die both in Emporium.  She was basically a homemaker but for many years she also performed housecleaning services for several regular clients.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium and was very involved with the Democratic Women in Emporium.
Survivors include: a son, Kent W. (Wendy) Davis of Emporium; a daughter, Wendy (Bernard) Armstrong of Emporium; Nila DeFrancesco of Altoona; five grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her father and a brother Denmar Smith, age 5, who both perished in a fire in 1934 and by her mother Ruby Smith Achins in 1991.

There will be no visitation. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Historical Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home Emporium.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ham & Turkey Raffle

There will be a "Project Pearl Harbor" Ham & Turkey Raffle at the Emporium Fire Hall Saturday, April 12th.  The raffle begins at 7:00, doors open at 6:30. 

Admission and refreshments are free. There will be prizes of meats, pop, and money.

All profits support the CCHS band members.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Dates To Remember

Woodland Elementary PTO  -  April Dates To Remember 


Alpaca Yarn Bash

Fiber Artist Teresa Genaux of Alpaca Creations will host a Yarn Bash on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center. Genaux raises alpacas with her daughter on The Little Red Barn Farm located on Rt. 120 outside of Emporium. The two women raise, shear and spin the fiber into luxurious yarn that is hand knitted into clothing.

The Alpaca Yarn Bash will feature yarns spun and dyed by Genaux, plus alpaca yarns from other farms across Pa, making the product PA Preferred. During the event on Friday afternoon 1-5 pm and Saturday 9am-1pm a 10% discount and pattern will be offered on two or more skeins. Natural and dyed colors yarns as well as kits and hand knitted items will be available.

Alpaca Creations can be found on Facebook.  Teresa Genaux is a PA Preferred and Juried artist for the PA Wilds Trail


You’re A Natural: Cooking Without GMO

Administrative Professional Day in Cameron County will feature a cooking class!  Cristy Solveson,author of the “Call Me Crazy” blog and supporter of the movement to reduce or eliminate genetically modified organisms in food, will explain the effect of GMO and aid those in attendance in making their own tortillas that can then be stuffed with other fresh items. Solveson says eating GMO free does not have to be without pleasure.  Desert will be chocolate brownies and home made icecream!

Many of the products used in the meal will be purchased locally including from Mountain View Natural, located in downtown Emporium.  Lorah Lehman and her family opened their store earlier this year.

The event is open to any employer who wishes to send their administrative professionals.  It will be held Wednesday April 23 from 11am-1pm.  The fee is the same as last year $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.  Door prizes will be offered and each participant will take home a recipe book with unique spices to create GMO free menus.

Reservations are required and will be accepted until April 16 by calling the chamber at 814-486-4314.


Color Fun Run/Walk in June

The Keystone Rural Consortia is hosting a Color Fun Run/Walk!! What is a Color Fun Run/Walk?! The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality!!

Date: June 7th, 2014
Place: Cameron County Health Care Center in Emporium, PA.
Prices: ...
Pre Registration 
Ages 11 and up- $15
Ages 11 and under- $10
Ages 5 and under- FREE
(All pre registration runners/walkers will be guaranteed a white t-shirt ( to be drenched in fun colors!!) and bag with color paints inside!! 

Day of Registration: 
Ages 11 and up- $20
Ages 10 and under- $10
Ages 5 and under- FREE

Come enjoy the fun and help bring the community together!
Wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color!!!

Grand Finale:
After the 5k is finished, we will have a Color Dance Party with a DJ. We want everyone to celebrate after finishing a 5k and have fun!
Refreshments will be provided.


Ronald L. Tompkins

Ronald L. Tompkins, 78, of 405 Spring Street, Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA on Thursday (April 3, 2014) morning.
He was born November 25, 1935 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Harvey and Margaret Bickmire Tompkins.
Mr. Tompkins graduated from Emporium High School and then from Williamsport Technical Institute with a degree in Electronics. Ron served with the US Air Force during the Korean War. Ron retired from Mountain View Bowling Alley where he worked for many years. He enjoyed gardening and working in his shop.

Brother: Jack Tompkins, Rochester NY Several: Nieces and nephews,
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Harvey and Margaret Bickmire Tompkins, Jr.
Sister: Nancy Victory Farrar

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the memorial service.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Reid and Reed Auto Center

I 'm always happy to see another Cameron County business online. 

 Click here Reid and Reed , to visit their Auto Center located on the Sizerville Road, Rt 155. Call them  at (814) 486-5125 for an appointment or stop in to check them out!


Thursday, April 3, 2014


I've noticed some delicious looking baked items on Facebook lately.

 At the last CCHS band tasting event, I was lucky enough to try some cupcakes, and they were very good !  If you would like to try some for yourself, just visit Cali's Creations on FB by 
clicking on this link  Calis-Creations. Yum!


Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 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


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Canoe & Kayak Classic This Saturday !

Are you ready for one of Cameron Counties favorite events ? 
The Canoe & Kayak Classic is this Saturday, April 5th 

Check out all the details here 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Cleaning Up Emporium

The long winter is coming to an end and time to clean up the winter debris. 
Clean up Emporium will begin Tuesday April 22 when volunteers from the Emporium Fire Department will wash the sidewalks and Route 120 from Chestnut to Maple Streets.  Those attending events that evening are asked to not park along the street in those areas.
Saturday April 26 volunteers will clean up downtown Emporium.  Projects include the mini-park, vacant store front windows, and picking up litter along West Creek Rails to Trails. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will coordinate the projects.  “Volunteers and those with project ideas are encouraged to call the office,” says executive director Tina Johns Solak, “the number of projects tackled will depend on the number of volunteers.”  


Hike Cameron County Returns

Hike Cameron County Returns

Cameron County will celebrate National Trail Days Saturday June 7 by offering a free hike on Brooks Run.  The 6 mile hike will begin at Ridge Road and continue to the cabin at Sinnemahoning State Park.  The hike starts at 1:00pm.
The hike is part of a series of events planned to bring people outdoors!   The day begins with a color run sponsored by the Keystone Rural Health Center, continues at Sinnemahoning State Park with demonstrations by Cameron County Chamber of Commerce member Country Squirrel Outfitters and concludes with the hike led by Nelson Haas.
In 2010 the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce began a hiking series that continues each year on the first Saturday of June.  Anyone wishing to hike should contact the chamber office for more information.


Emporium Garden Club Kicks Off Spring

Emporium Garden Club Kicks Off Spring
Emporium Garden Club will kick off the 2014 season with a dinner Monday April 28. The theme has members buzzing!   The World of Bees will be presented by Dave Smith. Smith will discuss the benefits of bees on the environment, the economy and health.
The dinner will be catered by Pizza Palace Plus. The price for the dinner/program is $15.00 for garden club members and $20.00 for guests. Reservations are required by April 16. Call Pat English at 814-594-0842.