The CCHS Outdoor Club will be holding another Earth Day event this year for some of the students at the Woodland School. The event will be held mid- April.
We will be doing some craft projects that will help the student learn more about how to enjoy nature and how to use wise conservation choices to protect Mother Earth. We are in need of various size and color twist off bottle caps, along with cardboard inserts from rolls of paper towels or toilet paper. Please help us by sending insert into the office at either the High School or Woodland School.
The photo shows Mr. P explaining the Trout in the Classroom program prior to releasing Brook trout in the Stream raised from eggs in his 3rd grade classroom.
A late-winter storm system will impact Central PA during the mid-week period. Moderate to heavy snow accumulations are possible across north-central PA (mainly north/northwest of I-80). Some mixed precipitation is also possible over this area. Current indications are for mainly rain over the southeast zones including the Lower Susquehanna Valley.
We must stress that this storm is still about 3 days out so the forecasts are subject to change, but this is our latest thinking at this time. Overall confidence is average with the forecast details - including specific amounts - still uncertain..
With all the issues affecting honeybees today, it is important to monitor hives closely. Maryann Frazier, Senior Research Associate at Penn State will show participants how to assess the post-winter health of hives, prep hives for a new season, feed bees until the pollen is plentiful and install nukes or packages of bees. Participants will open and "read" hives and assess feeding needs, queen health and size of hives to insure strong hives for the coming season. Maryann will also discuss recent research focusing on monitoring and managing mites in the hive. She will discuss whether nukes or packages work best and where to order these as well as new queens.
Registration will be limited so that all participants will have a chance to work with the hives. Veils and gloves will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring a brimmed straw hat, wear long pants & sleeves and closed shoes as well as light colored clothing.
Maryann Frazier is an Extension Specialist in apiculture and is one of the instructor's on PSU's on-line Beekeeping 101 course. She works extensively with other colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region to develop an IPM approach to control honey bee diseases and mites. She is involved with ongoing research on the Colony Collapse Disorder affecting honey bees. She has also co-authored many Extension publications on bees.
The $15.00 registration fee includes lunch and materials.
This event was organized in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network at Penn State with funds by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant #2012-49400-19602.
Registration cancellations must be received one week prior to the event to receive a refund. All refunds are subject to a $5.00 administrative fee.
Free Flu Clinic -March 7 -Cole Memorial is offering a free flu clinic at Cole Memorial’s Galeton Health Center on River Street, from 9 am— 12 pm
Community Blood Bank Blood Drive - March 10 -The Community Blood Bank is holding a blood drive in Cole Memorial’s IMAC from 12-5 p.m. Give the gift that keeps on giving!
Free 90-minute Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Workshop - March 12 - Are you ready to quit? Try our free cessation workshop at 6:00 p.m. at Cole Memorial’s Port Allegany Community Health Center and get nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. To register please call (814) 274-5550.
Free Mammogram Screenings for Uninsured/Underinsured Women 40+ - March 20 - Cole Memorial’s Women’s Health Center offering free mammogram screenings funded by the Twin Tiers Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information or to register call (814) 274-8200.
Osteoporosis Heel Screenings - March 21 - Cole Memorial’s Women’s Health Center from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Cost is $10. Please call (814) 274-8200 to schedule an appointment.
Galeton Comprehensive Blood Analysis - March 22 - Sponsored by Cole Memorial and the Galeton Rotary from 7:00-10:00 a.m. at Galeton’s Presbyterian Church on Germania Street. Screenings include 30 common tests for $45 with optional test such as the TSH ($15), PSA ($25), or A1C ($35). To register go online to www.colememorial.org or call (814) 274-8200.
Healthy & Unhealthy Beverages: Don’t Drink Your Calories! - March 24 - The Cole Memorial Family Fitness Challenge presents: “Nutrition Updates” by Gena Rasmussen, R.D. , Donna Thomas, Certified Exercise Specialist and Dr. Mary Ann Rigas held at the Coudersport Wellness Center in the multi-purpose room from 3:15-4:15 p.m.. Call 274-5353 with any questions.
Free Flu Clinic - March 28 - Still time to get your flu shot! Cole Memorial is offering a free flu clinic at Cole Memorial’s Shinglehouse PT Building on Honeoye Street from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Elk and Cameron County Community Education Council planning to offer a
series of computer classes in Emporium. “Eventually the classes will be held at
ProAmerica which is set to house the PA CareerLink and a satellite office for
the CEC,” explains Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina
Johns Solak.“ProAmerica is donating a
portion of its office space to the two organizations.Since the renovations are not complete the
first class will be held at the chamber office.”
Windows 8 will be taught Thursday March 27 from 6-8pm.The fee is $25.00 and participants are asked
to bring their laptops, tablets or smart phones which have Windows 8
installed.To register contact the CEC
office in St Marys at 814-781-3437.
Other classes scheduled include The Basics of Social Media, iPad Basics
and Computer Basics.Those classes will
be held in May and June.
The musical ambassadors of the
United States Army will perform in Cameron County on Saturday March 22 at 7:00pm. The free event by the premier touring musical
representative of the United States Army will take place at the Cameron County
High School Auditorium.
The performance will include
rock, pop, country and patriotic music.
The Volunteers tours more than 100 days each year. The last time they performed in Cameron
County was in 2010.
The free tickets may be picked
up at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Office, the Cameron County Vets
Club, Reids Hometown Emporium, South Park Supply, Barbara Moscato Brown
Memorial Library, Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club, Treasurer Office of the Cameron
County Courthouse, Emporium Borough Office, Driftwood Senior Center and
Emporium Senior Center.
The Cameron County High School
will also have tickets available for students and their families at the
office. Tickets are required for the
performance and limited to 800.
Congratulations are going out to Nate Andrus on being selected to play in the Don Raab Big30 All-Star football game. The Red Raider football family couldn't be more proud of Nate who, because of injury, only had the opportunity to play in 4 games this season. The look on Nate's face when I gave him the news is something I will NEVER forget as a coach!
My name is Michelle Malize Clark & I am a native of Emporium, Pa, a beautiful town in N Western PA. I assist Randy Frey with the website www.cameroncountypa.net and serve on the board of the Sylvan Heritage Council. I enjoy activities w/ my children, my husband Rick, photography, genealogy & visiting friends & family.