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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Valentines Dinner At The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club!

Halo Around The Moon

There was a full moon for the first time since 1977 over the Christmas holiday. 
The next full moon on Christmas will be in 2034. 
This photo does not do justice to the beautiful view that was present.
 I hope many of you were able to see this!

Wild animal with rabies reported in Emporium Borough - The Bradford Era: News - Wild animal with rabies reported in Emporium Borough: News

Wild animal with rabies reported in Emporium Borough - The Bradford Era: News - Wild animal with rabies reported in Emporium Borough: News: EMPORIUM — A wild animal killed in Emporium Borough last week has tested positive for the rabies virus.

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association will be having a New Year's Eve party starting
 at 8:00 p.m. on December 31, 2015. 
There will be a live band. 
Come and enjoy a fun night out.



Remember,  Corn Season starts January 9th, 2016. 
Prices remain the same. Season Corn Cards can be purchased at the club when they are open. 
Weekly cards can be purchased each week. 
Season Corn Cards can also be purchased when you are in line

. Please bring corn bags when you come and we cam continue to recycle them each week. 
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Chamber Announces New Event


A new event planned for January is the culmination of students, the chamber and Emporium Country Club. The first ever Cameron County Cardboard Classic will take place January 23 at the Emporium Country Club from 11am-4pm. “ Last year elementary students at Woodland Elementary School told teachers they wanted something to do in the winter and adults were listening,” says Tina Johns Solak, executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.

 The Emporium Country Club will be turned into a winter carnival with the highlight a sledding contest. Everyone is invited to make a sled only using cardboard, duct tape, glue and paper. Age groups: 8 and under, 9-12, 13-18 and adults will be judged on originality and the distance traveled by their creation. A two-person snowman building contest and creature building contest will also be held. In addition, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating are planned. “If the weather does not cooperate for ice skating, the pond will become home for a polar plunge,” according to Johns Solak. 

 The Cameron County Girl and Boy Scouts will be offering food for purchase and a fire will be built to keep participants warm. If the weather does not cooperate we will have a snow date of January 30. The chamber is looking for winter enthusiasts who are willing to help the day of the event. Anyone interested is asked to contact the chamber office at 814-486-4314

Cole All Star Circus

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

January 2016 Programs & Events at Sinnemahoning State Park

The Sinnemahoning State Park Staff welcomes you to celebrate the New Year with a variety of interpretive and outdoor recreation programs.

New Year's Day, Friday, January 1
 First Day Hike
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
 Meet at Park Office &Wildlife Ctr.
Resolve to start the new year on the right foot with an easy 2.5 mile hike on fairly level trails near the Park Office & Wildlife Center. See a real bear den and a bald eagle nest as you learn about the park's trail system and additional hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the coming year. Please dress for the weather. Waterproof footwear is recommended. This free family program will meet at the Park Office and Wildlife Center.

Please note: The Park Office and Wildlife Center will be closed on New Year's Day.

Saturday, January 2
Backyard Birdfeeders
 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Park Office & Wildlife Center
Do you want to invite winter birds into your backyard, but don't know where to start? Join park staff for an introduction to the fascinating hobby of installing and watching backyard birdfeeders. Learn about the different types of feeders and seed available and what birds will be attracted to the various varieties. Knowing what individual species like will take the guesswork out of what you want to offer in your bird feeders. No pre-registration is required for this free family-friendly program.

Wednesday, January 6
 Fly Tying Workshop Program Series
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Park Office & Wildlife Center
Break out of cabin fever this winter with a six-week beginner fly tying course. Receive step by step instruction on fly tying techniques with complexity progressing from introductory to more advanced throughout the course. Program fee of $40 per participant covers all materials, equipment and instruction for the six classes. Participants keep the flies they make. Course Dates are January 6 & 20, February 3 &17, March 2 & 16 classes will meet from 6:00-8:00 PM. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as seating is limited. Deadline to register is January 2, 2016. Cost is $40 per participant. This six-week fly tying class is presented in cooperation with Jim's Sports Center, of Clearfield, PA, and Keystone Predator, of Emporium, PA

Thursday, January 7
 Homeschool Day: Project Feeder
Watch 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Park Office &Wildlife Center
This is a day for the birds! Learn to identify the most common winter visitors and how to attract them to your yard. Discover how citizen scientist can contribute real data to the study of birds in our area. Participants will have the opportunity to make and take their own bird feeders.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED one week prior for this FREE field learning opportunity for students in grades K-12.

Friday, January 8, and Saturday, January 9
Coffee with the Birds
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Park Office &Wildlife Center
 Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, INDOORS, as we watch the birds visiting the feeders just outside the classroom window. December through March, join in on the Project Feeder Watch counts and learn a little about each of these winter visitors, their food preferences, and how winter bird feeder counts help scientists learn more about the health of our environment. Project Feeder Watch is a citizen science program sponsored through Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Volunteers observe, identify birds, and record data at bird feeders throughout winter months. You may visit on any of the count dates, arrive and depart at any time. No pre-registration is required for this free program.

Tuesday, January 12
4H Wildlife Club: Animal Habitats
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Memorial Hall, Emporium, PA
 Habitat is where it's at! Join Sinnemahoning State Park staff and the Cameron County 4H Wildlife Club for interactive fun while learning about different animal habitats in Pennsylvania. Do you live in Cameron County and love wildlife? Join the Wildlife Club! 4-H is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 years old. Find out more at the next Wildlife Club meeting which will be held on Tuesday, January 12th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Memorial Hall in Emporium.

Saturday, January 16
 Winter Bird Walk
 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Park Office &Wildlife Center
Wander the park with members of the Allegheny Highlands Bird Club on the lookout for winter birds in woodland, meadow and wetlands of the First Fork Valley. Participants should dress for the weather, wear waterproof boots, and be prepared to spend the morning outdoors. Bring your own binoculars or borrow one of ours. Everyone is welcome, no prior knowledge needed - just an interest in wildlife! This free program will meet at the Park Office and Wildlife Center.

Tuesday, January 19
Snowflake Science 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fox Twp. Sr. Center, Kersey, PA
 Peer through a microscope at a snowflake, and you'll see an elaborate ice creation. Join Sinnemahoning State Park environmental educator at the Fox Township Senior Center in Kersey, PA, as we view many of the unique crystals and discover the science behind snowflakes. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. If you wish to attend, please contact the Fox Township Senior Center director, Barb Rachel, at 814-885-8111. Visitors are welcome to stay for lunch. Cost for lunch is $6.00 per person and reservations must be made by 1:00 PM the day before by calling 814-885-8111.

Thursday, January 21
 Park Office & Wildlife Center
 Sinnemahoning State Park: Stories of Our Past
 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Who were the first settlers of the First Fork Sinnemahoning valley? Where did they come from and what were they looking for as they explored the vast wilderness of what is now Cameron and Potter counties? What were the early industries of the valley and how did these businesses influence the future uses of the land? Find the answers to these questions and more as we discover the history of the First Fork in this back-by-popular-demand installment of the "Stories of Our Past" program series. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED for this free program. Participants are welcome to bring along old photos and share stories of life on the First Fork. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23
Coffee with the Birds
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 Park Office &Wildlife Center
Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, INDOORS, as we watch the birds visiting the feeders just outside the classroom window. December through March, join in on the Project Feeder Watch counts and learn a little about each of these winter visitors, their food preferences, and how winter bird feeder counts help scientists learn more about the health of our environment. Project Feeder Watch is a citizen science program sponsored through Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Volunteers observe, identify birds, and record data at bird feeders throughout winter months. You may visit on any of the count dates, arrive and depart at any time. No pre-registration is required for this free program. You may visit on any of the count dates, arrive and depart at any time. No pre-registration is required for this free program.

Saturday, January 30
 Cross Country Skiing Basics
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Join Sinnemahoning State Park staff for a fun lesson on the popular sport of cross-country skiing. First-timers as well as experienced skiers are welcome! All equipment, including skis, poles, and boots, plus instruction will be provided. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by January 26. A limited number of adult-sized skis and equipment are available. Please call the Park Office and Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 to for more information or to register for this free program. Program is weather dependent. Just in case the weather does not cooperate and we do not have enough snow to ski, park staff will give an introductory lesson on cross country ski techniques and equipment.

Sinnemahoning State Park News: Winter "Get Outdoors" Loaner Program Returns. Snowshoes and Cross Country Skis Available. Explore Sinnemahoning State Park in the winter and learn a new skill. It's easy, and it's fun! When enough snow covers the trails, a limited number of cross-country skis and snowshoes will be available for use within the park, with staff on hand to loan equipment and assist borrowers. Snowshoes and skis will be available between 8:00 AM and 2 PM., Tuesday through Saturday when sufficient snow covers the trails. Sizes are limited, but most adult sizes are available. Equipment is NOT available Sundays and Mondays. There is no fee for this loaner program, but donations are requested. A driver's license and valid credit card must be provided in order to borrow equipment. Orientation and brief instruction will be provided upon request at the time of loan. For more information or to confirm snow conditions call the Park Office and Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401.

Park Advisory Posted. Work to be done on George B Stevenson Reservoir in 2016. The upper reaches of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir at Sinnemahoning State Park will be dredged and the Brooks Run stream will be realigned in 2016. AT THIS TIME, DATES HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED ON WHEN THIS WILL OCCUR. We will post updates on our advisory page and list the areas that will be impacted as more information becomes available. For updates, visit Http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/sinnemahoning/index.htm and click the "Advisories" tab.

PA State Parks are OPEN every day of the year. Contrary to the information on Google, all Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office at 814-647-8401 or by email at SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.

Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sinnemahoning-State-Park/389160871130164

or view the PA State Park calendar of events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days' notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Sinnemahoning State Park 4843 Park Road | Austin, PA 16720 Phone: 814-647-8401 | Email: SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov www.VisitPAparks.com | www.iConservePA.org

Cameron County Christian Center

Greetings, We trust that you have had a blessed Christmas are looking forward to an amazing New Year!

· Here are a few updates concerning the Christian Center . . .

· Country Blessings will be closed all this week, preparing for the New Year.
Country Blessings will open January the 5th.

· A HUGE indoor yard sale will kick off January the 5th as well;
all proceeds will go toward our gymnasium project!

· Our gymnasium project is nearly completed, and should be ready for activities mid January.

God Bless and Happy New Year!

Cameron County Christian Center
240 East 4th Street
Emporium, Pa. 15834 814-486-1841
christian_center@cameroncounty.org

Marion A. Hallowell

Marion A. Hallowell, 76, of 2015 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA Sunday morning following a lengthy illness. (December 27, 2015) She was born October 7, 1939 in Clymer, PA a daughter of the late Thomas and Elsie Akins Gibbs.

Mrs. Hallowell graduated from Cameron County High School. She retired from GTE Sylvania in Emporium where she worked for many years She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Unit #6222. Marion was an avid bowler having received the presidential fitness award. She also was inducted into the St. Mary's women's bowling Association Hall of Fame. She loved the game of golf having played for many years. She especially loved spending time with her family.

Surviving Daughter: Debra Hallowell, Emporium
 Son: David "Bucket" Hallowell and wife Kim, Emporium
 Son: Donald Hallowell, Emporium
Companian of 46 years: Robert Foster, Emporium
 3 Grandchildren: Lacey (Ryan) McFadden, Jenelle (Bill) Lampariello & Shawn Hallowell
 2 Great Grandchildren: Easton Lampariello & Riley McFadden
Sister: Shirley (Richard) Sassaman, Driftwood
 
Preceded in Death By Parents: Thomas and Elsie Akins Gibbs
Brother: William Putt

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM followed by the funeral with Dave Averill, officiating.
 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the charity of the donors choice.
 
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Dolores A. Bodnar

Dolores A. Bodnar, 82, of Elk Haven, St. Marys, PA formerly of 475 Old Portage Rd., Emporium died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA Monday morning. (December 28, 2015)

She was born November 27, 1933 in Lorain, Ohio a daughter of the late Leo and Pearl Reed Niskey. In Angola, Indiana she married the late John R. Bodnar. Mrs. Bodnar moved to Cameron County from Ohio in 1983. She enjoyed playing bingo.

Surviving Daughter: Diane Brooks, Emporium
Son: James Bodnar and his wife Janice, Avon, OH
 2 Grandchildren: James and Janet
3 Great Grandchildren: Cody, Amelia and Thomas
 Brother: Jack Niskey, Grafton, OH
Sister: Harriet, Mrs. John Williamson, Punta Gorda, FL
 
 Preceded in Death By Parents: Leo and Pearl Reed Niskey
Parents: John R. Bodnar
 Daughter: Karen Bodnar
 Sister: Vivion Hura
Brother: Leo Niskey

The family will greet friends from 10:00 -11:00 AM on Wednesday at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th Street, Emporium.

There will be No Service. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

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

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service



Emporium First United Methodist Church will be celebrating the birth of Christ
 December 24th at 7PM.

 Both the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir will be presenting special music as we center on the Gospel of Luke. We will conclude the evening with a candlelight service.

 We invite you with great love to come and share this special time together.

Terry A. Bresslin


Terry A. Bresslin, 66, of 55 Turner Street, Austin, PA formerly of Emporium died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA on Monday (December 21, 2015) night.

He was born September 27, 1949 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Francis and Shirley Tingley Bresslin. Terry graduated from Austin High School. He worked at M&M Pipeline for many years, followed by Utility Contractor for many years. He then went to GKN for many years as a Die Setter and then worked as a tool room attendant. After he left GKN he then worked for Quality Integrat Services for a few years. He was currently retired. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, volunteered at Cameron County Little league as a coach for many years and was involved with the Emporium Alle-cats as a baseball coach. He was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church and the Austin VFW Club.

Surviving In addition to his former wife Sandy Bresslin of Emporium Daughter: Kerry (John) Cummings, Emporium Son: Ryan Bresslin, Emporium Son: Bryan Bresslin, Crofton, MD 4 Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By Parents: Francis and Shirley Tingley Bresslin His twin brother: Gary Bresslin Brother: Bruce Bresslin

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (January 23rd) one hour prior to the Memorial Service at 11:00 AM with Father Matt Ryan, Rector, officiating.

Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Little League, Attn: Sandy Bresslin, 120 Lindenwood Dr. Emporium, PA 15834 or to the charity of donors choice

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

Monday, December 21, 2015

Shippen Township Garbage Collection

Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, December 31st for New Year’s. 

 Thursday’s pick-up will be on Wednesday. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday collections will remain the same. 

Have a happy and safe new year! 

 Thank you!

Allen M. Blackburn, DDS



Allen M. Blackburn, DDS, 78, of 82 Thornapple Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Sunday (December 20, 2015) night. He was born January 15, 1937 in Riverside, PA a son of the late Joseph and Ethel Morgan Blackburn.

 On January 25, 1962 in Wilkes-Barre he married Suzanne Evans Blackburn, who survives. Dr. Blackburn graduated from University of Pittsburgh Dental School. He was a self employed dentist in Emporium for many years until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the Emporium Rotary Club with over 47 years of service. He served the club as Past President and was a Paul Harris Fellow and was also a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Surviving In addition to his wife Suzanne Evans Blackburn
Son: Evan A. (Charlotte) Blackburn, Swanee, GA
Son: Douglas A. (Jeanna) Blackburn, Mooresville, IN
Son: Bryan A. Blackburn, Mooresville, IN
6 Grandchildren
Brother: Joseph Blackburn, MD and his wife Shirley, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Richard (Barbara) Evans, Boca Raton, FL

Preceded in Death By Parents: Joseph and Ethel Morgan Blackburn Infant son: Allan Scott Blackburn

The family will receive friends from 11:00 -12:45 on Saturday (Dec. 26th) at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St., Emporium, where a Funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834 or the charity of choice

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Friday, December 18, 2015

Cookie Walk At First United Methodist Church



The First United Methodist Church will be holding a Cookie Walk tomorrow 
December 19th 9am to 1pm 

Stop by and get your Christmas cookies.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Introduction to Fly Tying

Sinnemahoning – Break out of cabin fever this winter with a six-week beginner fly tying course. Receive step by step instruction on fly tying techniques with complexity progressing from introductory to more advanced throughout the course.

Program fee of $40 per participant covers all materials, equipment and instruction for the six classes. Participants keep the flies they make.

Course Dates are January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17, March 2 & 16 classes will meet from 6:00-8:00 PM

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Deadline to register is January 2, 2016.
Cost is $40 per participant

This six-week fly tying class is presented in cooperation with Jim’s Sports Center, of Clearfield, PA, and Keystone Predator, of Emporium, PA.

For more information or to register please contact Sinnemahoning State Park at (814) 647-8401 or SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Open House at Sinnemahoning State Park

Holiday Open House at Sinnemahoning State Park

On Saturday, December 19, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM, view the Park Office & Wildlife Center, all decked out in its holiday attire, during Sinnemahoning State Park’s annual Holiday Open House.

Sip a cup of mulled cider while listening to live holiday music by the Mountain Melodies. Enjoy the eye-catching holiday displays created by volunteers, Pat Martin, Annice Krellner, and Jean Tesauro of Emporium, Grandpa Hank’s winter village donated by Debbie Calkins of Mansfield, and of course, the wildlife exhibits and PA Wilds Artisan Trail displays.

Light refreshments will be offered, plus an opportunity to create beautiful homemade ornaments using local natural materials. All ages are welcome. Please join us for the festivities!

No pre-registration is required for this FREE seasonal program. For more information, please call the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401, or email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Monday, December 14, 2015

RICHARD H. SANDERSON




Richard Hayes Sanderson, Franklin, NC (formerly of Emporium, PA and North Stratford, NH) passed away at home on December 10, 2015.

 Born in Lyndonville, VT on December 3, 1930, he was the son of Daniel Pierce Sanderson and Queenie Libby Sanderson. Richard grew up working on his family’s farm and later served in the Vermont National Guard. He built his professional life in the fields of Accounting and Real Estate. Richard enjoyed singing and playing guitar. Family gatherings included his music and sing-a-longs. 

While in Emporium, he always looked forward to performing at Aroma CafĂ©’s open-mic night. He continued to enjoy singing and strumming throughout his life . Richard loved flying. He earned his private and commercial pilot’s licenses, and enjoyed sharing his interest in flying with those he met.

 At Emporium’s Keystone Airport, he found lasting friendships with others. His work was vital to the life of Emporium’s Keystone Airport but despite years of effort by him and others to prevent its closing, Emporium’s airport was permanently closed. When Richard flew his plane from the closed airport to its new home in St. Mary’s, his was the last flight to take off from that field. He continued to enjoy sharing stories and talking about flying until his death. Richard loved his family; especially his “Wifey”, Lorraine. Together since their teens, she was the greatest blessing and love in his life.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 66 years and his three daughters and their husbands;
 Carol and Chuck Shelton of Franklin, NC,
 Patti and Loren Plisco of Woodstock, GA, and
 Cheri and Doug Crotty of Cornelius, NC.
 He is also survived by three grandchildren and their spouses; 
Justin (Kristy), Drew (Mary), and Heather (Matt) and great-granddaughter, Laura.

Richard was predeceased by all of his siblings; Dorreen Devenger, Correen Sanderson, Daniel Sanderson, Darlene Clark, and David Sanderson.

 Richard was a member of Morrison Presbyterian Church in Franklin where his life will be celebrated during a memorial service on January 16, 2016, at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to Angel Home Care and Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC, 28734.

 We are so grateful for the many years we had with the man we call husband, Dad, and PopPop. We are truly blessed that we were loved by him.

 Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for
 the Sanderson family.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jean L. McWilliams


Jean L. McWilliams, 92, formerly of Plank Road Hollow, Emporium, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015, in Mountain Laurel Nursing Home, Clearfield.

 Born April 19, 1923 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Gertrude Lausch Miller. On November 8, 1942 in Lancaster, she married Charles G. McWilliams who died February 25, 2002.

A resident of Emporium for 70 years, she was a bookkeeper and for many years was employed by Bucktail Broadcasting in Emporium. Mrs. McWilliams was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Susanna Wesley Circle and served on the Funeral Luncheon Committee for many years.

Survivors include: two daughters, Phyllis J. Williams of Springfield, and
 Sandra J. (Russell) Unick of Clearfield;
 six grandchildren; 
thirteen great grandchildren;
 one sister, Phyllis Stern of Yardley; 
and two nieces.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter Barbara L. Streich and one brother, Elwood Miller.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium from 10:30 -11:00 a.m. at which time Funeral and Committal services will be held with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.

 Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Emporium or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Come see ELF on the big screen - FOR FREE!



Come see ELF on the big screen - FOR FREE! 

 Friday, December 11 from 6 PM - 8 PM

 Woodland Elementary School LGI

 The Woodland LGI holds 120 people. 

Doors will open at 5:45 pm. 

Follow the marked path back to the LGI. 

 The ELF DVD will be raffled off at the conclusion of the event. 

 Movie snacks will be available for purchase. 

 CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. 

 This family event is brought to you through a partnership with the Woodland Elementary PTO and the Cameron County Family Center

CCHS Music Booster Meeting

This is an abbreviated form of the minutes from the December 8th  Booster meeting:

 *Every day supplies are running low (Kleenex, band aides, germ ex, etc.) and need to be replaced. After a short discussion it was decided that Mr Sensenig will send home a letter asking for donations to replenish.

 *The winter twirlers are going to put up a table at the Christmas concert to sell the leftover CC pins. 

*District band: instead of separate bags for each visiting student, it was decided that the boosters will supply “goodie bags” for each school. The band directors can distribute the snacks to each of the kids in the hotel rooms. 

*Fruit sale went well. Unloading and sorting went really well
. *The pizza sale stuff is in the office. The sale will be started over Christmas Break.

 *The Christmas Concert is December 17th @ 7:00pm. . Christmas in the Wilds Parade is December 12th @ 12:00 noon. Kids are to report to the band room by 11am. The District band festival is January 22 & 23. We will need a few parents on the afternoon/evening of the 22nd to check in with Mr Sensenig and to set up for the banquet
. We will also need ticket takers (6) and banquet workers (3) for the 23rd.

 *Mr Sensenig has been asked by the Pearl Harbor Committee to be the head of an “honor band” from Pennsylvania to march in the 75th anniversary parade. This will be a mix of kids from area high school bands. It is not a project the Boosters will be directly involved in. More to come on this later. 

*Parade of Stars is February 20th. We will be doing the Taste Table again. More on this next month.

 *The Band was asked to ring the Salvation Army bells on December 21-23 from Noon to 7:00. The kids were asked to go home and check their schedules so they can sign up for hour-long shifts

. *The next Band trip is tentative for Walt Disney World in the spring of the 2017/2018 school year. 

Marching season may be over, but music season is never over.
 Come out to the next music boosters meeting and find out what happens. 

 *Next Boosters’ meeting will be Tuesday, January 10th @ 5:30

Cameron County School District

The School Board meeting for the month of December will be held on December 10th at 7 p.m. 

School will be dismissed an hour early on December 18th for the holiday. 

Christmas break will begin on December 21st.

 School will resume Monday, January 4th. 

Have a wonderful holiday!!

More blight addressed at Emporium Borough Council meeting - The Bradford Era: News - More blight addressed at Emporium Borough Council meeting: News

More blight addressed at Emporium Borough Council meeting - The Bradford Era: News - More blight addressed at Emporium Borough Council meeting: News

EMPORIUM — Members of the Emporium Borough Council discussed progress made at several properties in the borough that have had ordinance violations filed against the owners.


At a location on West Sixth Street, a citation was filed concerning unsafe conditions and general disrepair of the structure, which is an apartment building with a number of occupied units...............

Duane E. Morton


Duane E. Morton, 47, of 24 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Monday (December 7, 2015) night. He was born July 26, 1968 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Lawrence Morton and Susan Moate. Mr. Morton worked at Eastern Sintered Metals for several years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and taking care of his sisters dogs Rolo & Razor. He was a member of the VFW, Christabelle Club and the Moose Club.

Surviving Daughter: Kylie Morton, Emporium 
Daughter: Princess Harrington, North Carolina 
1 Granddaughter: Raelyn Harrington, North Carolina 
Brother: Danny Morton, Emporium 
Brother: Kenny Morton, South Carolina 
Brother: Cliff Morton, South Carolina 
Sister: Donna Jordan, Emporium
 Sister: Becky Pieczynski, Emporium
 Sister: Rhonda Peters, Bradford 
Sister: Darlene Jones, Kentucky

Preceded in Death By Father: Lawrence Morton Mother: Susan Moate
 Sister: Diane Morton

Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (December 12, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating.

The family will recieve friends at the Barnett Funeral Home one hour prior to the Service.
 Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery, Driftwood, PA

 Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Santa Bringing Reindeer to Christmas in the Wilds

Santa Bringing Reindeer to Christmas in the Wilds

Santa Claus is the star of Christmas in the Wilds set for Saturday December 12 in Cameron County.

 This year Santa promises to bring a reindeer or two to the celebration. 
The day begins Saturday 9-11am with breakfast with Santa at the
 Emporium Volunteer Fire Department. 

 Adults can eat for $5.00 and children under 10 eat for $3.00.
 Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa.

Santa’s reindeer will be munching on grass in the middle of downtown Emporium. Vendors will be selling gift items, and food starting at 9 in the morning. Businesses in town will also feature sales.

Inside the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Melodies will ring in the season with Christmas music starting at 10. The Emporium Garden Club will have displays of table settings.

At noon the parade steps off from Walnut Street to the Cameron County High School. The day wraps up with the announcement of the Best Decorated House in Cameron County and the best business wreath. Voters have until Saturday at 11 to turn in their ballots at the chamber office.

Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, December 24th for Christmas

Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, December 24th for Christmas.
 
 Thursday’s pick-up will be on Wednesday.
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday collections will remain the same.
 
 Thank you &  have a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wreaths For Sale

Sneak Preview
 The Sylvan Heritage Council is selling these beautiful wreaths this coming weekend at the Christmas in the Wilds. We have a shape and size for everyone. 
 Saturday morning in downtown Emporium, see you there!


Kayak Raffle Tickets Available



Kayak Raffle Tickets Available

2016 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic will include a raffle for a 10 foot Pelican Kayak, paddle and life vest valued at more than $600.00 donated by Linda and Mike Songer from L&M Lumber in Emporium. The 52 pound kayak includes a 23 inch cockpit.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will benefit from the drawing to be held Saturday April 2. The PA 3 digit evening lottery number will be used to determine the winner. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and can be purchased at L& M Lumber, from any Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Member or the chamber office. Other locations will be added through the end of the year.

The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce organizes or promotes events throughout the year that bring visitors to the county. Those events include but are not limited to Christmas in the Wilds, Weekend in the Wilds, Sinnemahone 50k, 25k, 10k Trail Run, Cameron County fireworks display in July, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ Contest, Shop Small Saturday, Hike Cameron County, Straub Beer Lovers Dinner, and new this year a winter festival planned for January. The chamber also is responsible for replacement bulbs for the Emporium Christmas decorations each year, maintaining the community calendar on its website and the operation of the artisan center.

Organizing seminars and offering chamber member’s benefits like free web page design and set ups on social media also carried out by the staff which includes a director administrative assistant and two high school workers. The entire staff is part-time, limited to up to 30 hours a week for each. Non-profit members receive access to a new program which sends out text alerts for upcoming events. Anyone can sign up for the alert by texting @cameroncou to 81010.

Breakfast With Santa !

Annual Kendyl Shaffer Memorial Blood Drive

I'm Cali Housler and I help with the blood drive in memory of Kendyl every year, but this year I'm doing it as my senior project. 

All donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with a parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, not received a tattoo or piercing in the past 12 months, and be in general good health the day of donating. 
It is also advised that donors should eat before giving blood. Your photo ID is required, and all donors will receive a Yankee Candle gift.

 Please come and donate in memory of Kendyl. Give the gift of life this holiday season!

 Thursday, December 17at 12:00pm - 5:00pm 
Emporium Fire Hall
 North Broad Street 
 Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

21st Annual Christmas Dance

Friday, December 4, 2015

Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive – December Update

We are nine weeks into the 2016 fund drive. We have had a great start. Through Dec. 4th, we collected $8995.50 toward our $20,200 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. This drive will run through September 30, 2016.

Watch for our monthly updates. 
 Each month we will feature a write up on one of the organizations that the Cameron County Community Chest contributes to. 
 This month’s feature will be the Package Team.

A group of Rich Valley women started the Package Team over 20 years ago. The team currently sends out around 85 packages (a little piece of Cameron County for Christmas) each year to our local service men, women and reservists. Boxes are filled with snacks, coffee, toiletries, paper, pens, newspapers, playing cards, Christmas ornaments made by the folks at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, letters from the kids at Woodland Elementary. Some items are donated by local businesses. Other items are purchased. Postage is the largest cost. 
 If you would like to find out more about the Package Team, get your Service Person on the list, or make a donation to Package Team, Please contact Karen Schatz at 486-0573.

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.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a 
safe and happy holiday season.

Luzdelia "Lucy" Gutgsell



Luzdelia "Lucy" Gutgsell, 93, of 48 Wheaton Hollow Rd, Emporium, PA
 died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA Thursday morning, (December 3, 2015).

She was born October 17, 1922 in Panama a daughter of the late Alcides and Benigna Barriou Dominguez.


On October 31, 1970 in Dover, Delaware she married Gerald "Jerry" Gutgsell, who survives.
She was a loving wife of over 45 years. In her younger years, Lucy performed her national dance at carnivals in Panama City. She and her older brother also taught the national dance to others. Lucy worked for the government in the Agriculture Department as a photographer. She later worked as the General Council of the Panamanian government in Philadelphia and Italy. Lucy came to the United States in 1961 and became a US citizen in 1972. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, dancing, playing piano and bongos, fishing, gardening, sewing, and bargain shopping.

Surviving
In addition to her husband Gerald "Jerry" Gutgsell

Son: Thomas A. Gutgsell, Dover, DE
.
 Daughter: Edith F. Gutgsell, Dover, DE.
 Son: Robert E. Gutgsell, Dover, DE

2 Grandchildren: Katrina and Gerald

 Sister: Tulia Alvarez, Panama


Preceded in Death By
Parents: Alcides and Benigna Barriou Dominguez of Panama City, Panama

Four Brothers and Four Sisters of Panama


There will be No Visitation.
 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (December 12, 2015) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.


Burial will be in the Germania Cemetery, Galeton, PA


Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Ste 301, Erie, PA 16501
 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fundraiser - Spaghetti Dinner December 10th


December 10th from 4pm to 7pm

 First UMC in Emporium will be holding a dollar spaghetti dinner at
 306 Spruce St, Emporium, PA 15834

 Please support this awesome project.

 All of the proceeds will go to the Emporium ambulance.
We need them but now they really need our support.

Please give as much as you can to help the ambulance remain in Emporium.

Free Christmas Dinner At Aroma Cafe

Missing hunter located after two days - Story | WeAreCenralPA

Missing hunter located after two days - Story | WeAreCenralPA



Sinnamahoning, Cameron County, PA



a missing Lancaster County hunter was found deceased about 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 2 at a location off of Wykoff Run Road in Gibson Township, Cameron County.



Searchers found the man in a rocky area near a pipeline north of Wykoff Run Road. The searchers on scene report ropes will have to be used to recover the man's body from the area.



Linwood David Walters, 61, of Bainbridge in Lancaster County had last been seen at his cabin on Hemlock Lane early Monday morning preparing to hunt deer. Searchers were called out around 8:30 PM Monday when he failed to return. The search had continued since then.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

LOST HUNTER IN SINNEMAHONING

PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR THE LOST HUNTER IN SINNEMAHONING

If seen, please contact PSP Emporium 1-814-486-3321