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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wellness Workshop

We are excited to once again host our nutrition workshop. We invite you to join us on January 6 for a great day filled with illuminating discussions, cooking demonstrations, food sampling and a delicious dinner! We will be presenting: "Science of Plant Based Nutrition", "What to Eat to Live a Healthy Life", "Ins and Outs of Maintaining a Healthy Weight" and "Navigating Social Situations". We will be showing you how to make some of our most popular dishes and serving you a dinner guaranteed to satisfy everyone! Cost $65 Click the flyer above for full information or visit our website at

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2 PM - 6 PM
 Cameron County Recreation Center
 300 S Chestnut St, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834 
Tickets Available

23rd Annual Benefit Dance

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Robert J. Brown

Robert J. Brown, 89, of 28 Red Pine Drive, died at his residence on Wednesday morning (Nov. 15, 2017). He was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Olean, New York, a son of the late Floyd and Gertrude Grambow Brown. On May 9, 1964, in St. Mark Catholic Church he married the late Barbara Moscato Brown. 

Mr. Brown dropped out of school at the age of 16 and joined the Merchant Marines, where he served for two years. He then went back to school and graduated at the age of 20. He was drafted into the Army in 1950 and served in Germany during the Korean War. Under the GI Bill, Mr. Brown attended several universities across the country studying economics. He then moved to Arizona, where he worked for a major grocery store chain, establishing grocery stores across that state. He moved back to Emporium and married in 1964, then started the Cameron County Echo. Over the years, he owned and operated several businesses, including the Taste-T-Freeze, Cameron County Echo, Mid Towne Market Grocery Store, Buttonwood Inn Restaurant, PSM BrownCo, and Emporium Self Storage. He was a strong supporter of many local organizations, including being a major donor to the Cameron County Library, which was named after his late wife, Barbara Moscato Brown. 

Bob is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Pete) Fragale and Julie Brown; two sons, David Brown and Steven (Staci) Brown, all of Emporium; eight grandchildren, Vincent Brown, Kacie Brown, Bobbi Fragale, Sophia Fragale, Marcus Brown, Dino Brown, Hayden Brown and Jax Brown; one great granddaughter, Ava Anne Brown; two brothers, David (Elaine) Brown of Webster, NY, and Larry (Roberta) Brown of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gertrude Brown; wife, Barbara Moscato Brown, who died March 30, 1996; and a sister, Betty Hollingsworth.

 At his request, there will be no service or visitation. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be placed at 

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library to contribute to general maintenance.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rosary With Special Intention At St Mark Church

St Mark Church

 Rosary with special intention… There will be a special Rosary recited for Pete Fragale on Monday, November 20th at 6 pm at St. Mark Church. 

 Please join us in prayer.

Give Chamber Bucks and Give to Local Businesses

Give Chamber Bucks and Give to Local Businesses 

 Employers asked by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce to consider giving chamber buck gift certificates this season to employees. The gift certificates spend like cash and cost only the value of the chamber buck. The staff at the chamber will personalize the gift certificate and envelope.

“The program guarantees that money will be spent in the local area,” says Tina Solak, executive director. This is a way for businesses to support each other. The businesses where the gift certificates are accepted include: Aroma Café, Bears Den, Buttonwood, Cabin Kitchen, Cameron County Vets, Cameron Storage, Chateau Soleil, Cool’s Auto Repairs, Cruise Planners, Country Squirrel Outfitters, Driftwood Saloon & Grill, East End Beverage, Emporium Country Club, Endeavor News, Erickson Tree Farm, Fox’s Pizza Den, Flower-N- Things, Gary & Sons, Kuleck Financial Planning, L&M Lumber, Mark Ramsey Truck & Auto Repair, Medix Hotel, Misty Pines, Emporium Shur Fine, Pizza Palace, Pro Printing, Reid & Reed, Rich Valley Burners, Rhonda Ramsey Hair Salon, Solveson Contracting, The Creekside Inn, The Spot, The Willows, Uni- Mart Vijay Petro, Valley Meats, W&W and Sons Contracting, William Bogart Small Business Consultant and The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

Businesses or individuals seeking the gift certificates can call the chamber office with names and amounts, then stop in and pick them up. The chamber is open 10-4 Monday through Friday, Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 1-4.

2017 CC Toy Drive

Cameron County Toy Drive

Cameron County Toy Drive

 Trees filled with gingerbread cutouts appearing in Emporium this week. The annual Christmas Gift Program underway. The gingerbread cutouts include the age, and sex of a child plus suggestions on gifts for that boy or girl. You can pick the tags from the trees at the Emporium Post Office, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Citizens & Northern Bank or Northwest Bank. Unwrapped gifts are due back at those locations by Monday December 11. Questions can be text to 814-594- 3737.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Myrl C. Reed

Myrl C. Reed, 93, of Rich Valley Road, Emporium, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in her home.

 Born May 30, 1924 in Eldred she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Lillian Brown Carpenter. On January 10, 1947 in Rew, Pa. she married Howard Reed who died in 2005.

 Myrl graduated from Eldred High School and from business school in Coraopolis, PA. A resident of Emporium since 1948, she was employed for eight years by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and for several years by Emporium Hardware. At the time of her retirement in 1987 she was employed as a secretary by DCNR in Emporium.
 Mrs. Reed was a longtime member of the Rich Valley Wesleyan Church in Emporium and was a Past Matron of the Emporium Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. 

 Survivors include: three sons, Herbert Reed (Debbie) of Clarksville, Tennessee, Howard Reed (Linda) of Richland, Washington State, and Gerald Reed (Tina) of Emporium; one sister, Sara Richardson of Holly, NY; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren, and also nieces and nephews. 

 Visitations will be held in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at which time Funeral & Committal Services will follow with Rev. Christine Groeger officiating.

 Burial will be in Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium. 

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, Erie, PA.

Shippen Township November Hours

Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving Day, and Monday November 27th for the first day of buck. 

Thursday, November 23rd’s refuse collection will be on Wednesday, November 22 and Monday, November 27th’s will be on Tuesday, November 28th. 

All other collections will remain the same. 

 Thank you!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bring your phone to church!!

Bring your phone to church!! 

 On November 18 and 19 St Mark is launching our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news and updates. The app is very will designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news, prayers. There are prayer reminders and confession reminders, our bulletin will appear, and more. We hope for our new app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Mark. 

 Our Relationship Ed students will be available after the masses to help with the upload if you need it. Because they are AWESOME and know way more than we do about these things!!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

John "Jammy" Micklich

John "Jammy" Micklich, 84, of 619 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died in Emporium, PA Friday afternoon (November 10, 2017). He was born August 1, 1933 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Albert and Marie Malizia Micklich Cygan. On April 8, 2000 in Emporium, PA he married Marian VanHorn Gearhart Micklich, who survives.

 Jammy graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1951. He served with the US Army’s 708 Ordinance Division from 1956-1957. Jammy worked for over 38 years at Sylvania and retired from Keystone Automatic where he worked for several years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club. For several years, Jammy taught hunter safety courses in Emporium. 

He is survived by his wife Marian Micklich; daughter, Michele (Mike) Reed, Emporium; two sons, Albie (Gregory Leet) Micklich, DMA, Phoenix, AZ; Ryan (Randi) Micklich, Eldred, PA; step-son, Scott (Mary Ellen) Gearhart, Eldersburg, MD; step-daughter, Kim (Mike) Burlingame, Dayton, OH; step-son, Chris (Jeanne) Gearhart, South Windsor, CT; twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Albert and Marie Malizia Micklich Cygan and his step father, John Cygan. 

Funeral Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, S. Spruce St,   Emporium, PA on Tuesday (November 14, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

 A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. 

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 3-6 PM. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

 Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, Emporium, PA 15834.

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

A Christmas Carol

Join us as we present John Jakes adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on December 1st and 2nd.
 The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

 December 1 & 2 at 7 pm Cameron County High School 601 Woodland Ave, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Honoring All Our Veterans

Veterans Day, always on November 11, falls on a Saturday this year.

 A day to honor US veterans and victims of all wars among them my Uncle and cousins.

. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Unofficial Election Results for Cameron County

To view the Unofficial election results for Cameron County please go to

 and click on Elections in the left column, then the CC Unofficial Results

Beautiful Cameron County

The valley of Emporium covered by a beautiful rainbow.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry 

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 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.

Photo Exhibit @ The Hygrade Inn

Come join us in November for an exhibit of GEORGE KEMPHER photos. 

The all day events will be held on Saturdays November 11 and 18. 

 See Emporium when it was a bustling town. George is a well known photographer in the area who has documented a long outstanding history in Cameron County. WHILE YOURE AT IT, stop by the Aroma Cafe for lunch and dinner specials offered from the future Hygrade catering menu. The Aroma will be partnering with us to create our menu and cater our events. Join us to see a wonderful array of photos of this regions history. All photos were either taken by or collected by George Kempher. We hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Christmas in the Wilds Expands

Christmas in the Wilds Expands

Christmas in the Wilds grows to a weekend event. Starting Friday night December 8th the Holiday House Tour returns. Three homes and three businesses will open their doors spreading cheer and fun while raising funds for the Cameron County Fireworks. The $15.00 ticketed event begins at Flowers N Things, and ends at Aroma Café with hors d’oeuvre, desserts and samples from Bearded Brewing. In between groups will tour homes and the Guy and Mary Felt atrium. Cameron County Quilters will display yard squares that they will auction off using silent bids. Tickets can be reserved online at, or Facebook. Phone calls and walk-in reservations can be made at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office.

On Saturday breakfast with Santa benefits the Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary. Parents and children can have their pictures taken with Santa while enjoying breakfast. Street vendors and the Emporium Senior Center craft show opens at 9. The parade steps off at noon.

New this year is the Yuletide Caroling Event. The chamber is inviting individuals, groups, students, and families to sing on the outdoor stage. May the best crooner win! Pre-registration for the free contest is now open at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office.

Those attending the event are reminded that the house and business decorating contest ends Saturday December 8. Ballots will be made available during Shop Small Saturday, November 25.

Cameron County Deck the Halls Contest

Cameron County Deck the Halls Contest 

 Cameron County Chamber of Commerce annual house decorating contest sponsored by L& M Lumber now taking registrations. Those wishing to compete, must register at the chamber office by November 18 with the $5 entrance fee. Competitors can take home $100, $75 or $50 in chamber bucks that can be spent like cash at more than 35 businesses in the region. 
 Voting begins November 29 and ends December 8.

Beautiful Cameron County

Turn Your Clock Back Tonight

It's that time of year again, time to change our clocks back one hour tonight @ 2 am.

Aroma Cafe & Hygrade Inn Partner for Photo Exhibit

Friday, November 3, 2017

Save the Date ~ New Years Eve Party

Save the date!

 Aroma Cafe and Bearded Brewing will be throwing a casual New Year's Eve Party! 

Join us New Year's Eve to ring in 2018.

 We will be serving appetizers from 8pm through 1am It will be a relaxed smoke free environment to enjoy the evening. Jonathan Meade, and his acoustic guitar, will entertain throughout the evening. Need coffee to keep you up until midnight? We've got you covered. Feel free to BYOB. Josh and Ryan will bring home brew and homemade wine to sample. Tickets are $20.00 each and include appetizers and drinks. We are limited to 80 people so get yours today to reserve your spot.

Ham & Turkey Raffle Nove 11

Ham &Turkey Raffle Sat Nov 11th @ the fire hall

 Doors open @ 6:30 PM Drawings start @ 7:00 PM. 
  Prizes consist of Meats, Money, & Pop.
 25 Individual raffles with multiple prizes
 FREE ADMISSION and refreshments 

 The 4 wheeler drawling will also happen this night. Still time to get a chance.
 If you don't want the 4 wheeler, money prizes as well.

Emporium Resident In NYC Marathon

Emporium resident Eugenia Clark will be running in tomorrows New York City Marathon. 

 The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon in the world, with 51,394 finishers in 2016 and 98,247 applicants for the 2017 race. 

 Best wishes to Eugenia in her run tomorrow!!

Luna Johnson Benefit Dance

Aroma Cafe & Bearded Brewing Fall Dinner

Happy Friday! This is the last day to get your tickets for tomorrow's (Nov 4th) dinner at the Aroma Cafe! We are near capacity and have just a few spots left. Please contact us by 8pm tonight to secure your spot! 

Feel free to bring your favorite drink of choice or sample the homebrew of Josh and Ryan that will be available with each course. And of course Bearded Brewing will supply the Coffee! Space is limited so don't delay in reserving your spot. Proceeds from this event will help fund Bearded Brewing!

 Aroma Cafe and Bearded Brewing will be hosting a ticketed five course elegant dinner on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 6pm. Attendees must be 21 or over to participate. . Contact Josh or Lindsey at the Cafe, 814-486-7662 to reserve your tickets.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

We are five weeks into the 2018 fund drive. Over 200 letters have gone out to local individuals, businesses and organizations. We have had a great start. Through Nov. 2nd we have collected $6,352 toward our $20,100 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. This drive will run through September 30, 2018.

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 Cameron County Recreation Board.

Cameron County Recreation Center provides many different services to the local community. The main focus is to provide a safe but fun environment for area youth to enjoy. The game room is open Tuesdays through Saturday and offers a variety of table games and electronic gaming. The membership also includes use of the outdoor basketball court and pickle ball court. They have two rooms available for rent for meetings and parties. The large room is the most popular for parties and can be rented for a minimal fee. There is no charge for non-profit rentals. Tables and chairs can be rented (when available) as well as outdoor party games. Zumba classes are held Monday through Thursday at 6:30 pm, as well as some Saturday’s at 10:00 am. Please contact the Center for more information or check them out on Facebook at Cameron County Recreation Center. The Recreation Center will continue to collaborate with the 4-H program to provide out of school programs for youth ages 8-18 as well as summer 4-H programs. This summer, two local playgrounds were supervised, South Park and Third Street. The participants enjoyed wildlife presentations from Cameron County Conservation, 4-H Bird presentation, Mountaineer Search and Rescue truck tour, a painting class by Peggy Heckman and several walking trips to local offices including the historical society, the fire hall and to the caboose to learn about Cameron County history. Cameron County Recreation is also responsible for organizing and scheduling games for the girls and boys 4th through 6th grade elementary basketball program. Cameron County Recreation Center is funded partly by the County, Emporium Foundation and Community Chest. The 4-H and summer programs are funded entirely by grants from the Emporium Foundation. For questions about any of the programs that are provided please contact the Recreation Director, Holly Manginell by phone 814-486-8915 or by email at

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, Garden Club, Special Community Requests, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage and the S.P.C.A.

Shippen Township Election Hours

Shippen Township will be closed on Tuesday, November 7th for Election Day. 

 Tuesday’s refuse collection will be on Monday. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same.

 Thank you!

Photo Exhibit @ The Hygrade Inn

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center: All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, November 7th— Community Nurse Day! FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am and a short program about “Saving Your Skin” at 11:30am.

Wednesday, November 8th— DCNR Mystery Program with Emily @ 9am!

Monday, November 13th— Helpmates will be here, available to do Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Oxygen Screenings from 11:30am-12:00pm.

Monday, November 13th— Club Meeting @ 1pm. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, November 15th — Supper Club @ the Court of Angels in Smethport, PA @ 5pm! Please call the Senior Center by the week before to sign up!

Thursday, November 16th—APPRISE Day—Kellie is available to meet and help answer your Medicare questions by appointment. She will also be doing a short presentation around 11:45am. If she is unable to meet with you that day, she can also be reached by phone at 814-776-0428.

Monday, November 20th—Diabetes Program with Colleen DeBoer from Cole Memorial @ 9am!

Tuesday, November 21st— Center Thanksgiving Holiday Meal—Call by 1pm on Tues, Nov 14th to sign up.

CLOSED— November 10th, 23rd, & 24th

Craft and Food Sale - The Emporium Senior Center is beginning preparations for their annual Craft and Food Sale, always held on the 2nd Saturday in December—this year being December 9th from 9am-3pm! Hot soup and other goodies will be available for purchase. You can reserve a table to sell your goods for $5/table by calling the Senior Center at 814-486-3707!

Craft Supplies Wanted -The Emporium Senior Center is on the lookout for a few different supplies for a few projects we are working on. If you have any of the following that you no longer need, feel free to send them our way: Costume Jewelry, Pine Cones, Canning Rings and/or Lids, Beads, Turkey Feathers, or Buttons. Crafty odds and Ends are almost always accepted—you never know what we’ll come up with next!

Northwest Donates to CC Community Chest

Northwest Savings Bank 

 Rebecca Pasquinelli, Branch Manager of Northwest Savings Bank is presenting a check for $2,420 to Jill Carlson, 2018 Fund Drive Chairman for the Cameron County Community Chest. This is a yearly donation that comes from the Northwest Charitable Foundation. Northwest Savings Bank appreciates the effort of the Cameron County Community Chest and wishes them success in reaching the 2018 campaign goal.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Rotary News

Emporium Rotary members forego a hot cooked lunch by brown bagging it at their luncheon meeting October 24th and donating their lunch money to The Rotary Foundation for World Polio Day. Each year, the club donates a substantial amount towards the eradication of polio in the world.

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a crippling and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Today, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Fewer than 250 polio cases were reported worldwide in 2012, which is a 99% reduction since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day. If we don't stay the course, experts say polio could rebound to 10 million cases in the next 40 years. The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.

Thanks to a new campaign, every dollar donated to Rotary will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These funds help to provide much-needed operational support, medical personnel, laboratory equipment, and educational materials for health workers and parents. Governments, corporations and private individuals all play a crucial role in funding. Rotary launched its Polio Plus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication, in 1985. Since then, Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of annual cases from 350,000 to fewer than 250 and remain committed until every child is safe from the disease. Rotary has contributed more than US$1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children in 122 countries.
 In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $9 billion to the effort. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, formed in 1988,is a public-private partnership including Rotary, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world. Rotary’s focus is advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and awareness-building. More than one million Rotary members have donated their time and personal resources to end polio. Every year, hundreds of Rotary members work side-by-side with health workers to vaccinate children in polio-affected countries. Rotarians work with partners like UNICEF to prepare and distribute mass communication tools to share the message with those isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. Rotary members also recruit fellow volunteers, assist with transporting the vaccine, and provide other logistical support.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2nd annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser

Friends, Family, and Small Business Owners! 

We are planning for our 2nd annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser for the Boys 4th, 5th, and 6th grade basketball teams at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Building. If you would like to donate an item, gift basket, gift certificate, etc, to support this great group of kids, please let me know and I can make arrangements for pickup. We would like to have donations by November 12th so we have time to prepare the donation cards. Tickets will go on sale November 20th and the drawings will be held Saturday, December 9th, during Christmas in the Wilds. As always, thank you in advance for all the support you provide to the youth of our community!
 Please feel free to share. Thanks!
Dennise Tucker

Trick or Treat Night

Cameron County Trick or Treat will be held Saturday, October 28 from 6 - 8 pm
. Those homes that wish to participate should have their porch lights on during that time.


Area churches are once again teaming up to bring Trunk-or-Treat to Cameron County! Wear your best costume and join us for snacks, music, and fun for the entire familly.
 Interested in helping? Contact Jill Perry or Pat Kempher. Trunk-Or-Treat

 St. Mark Church is a participant in this year’s Trunk-or-Treat, Saturday, October 28th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the CCHS Parking Lot.
 We are asking our parishioners to help by donating candy to this safety-oriented, ecumenical event which draws upwards of 600 children. There is a donation table set up in the back of church for candy drop-off. 
 If you have any questions, call Dan Martuccio at 486-1105. Thank you.

Join In The Costume Parade

Woodland Elementary

 Join us for a fun-filled parent activity! The students of the Emporium center and home based are going to be marching in the Woodland Elementary Costume Parade!

 Join us at the center at 1:00 and then watch as we parade in our best costumes.
 If you have any questions, talk to Miss Lisa or Miss Meghan

Schedule Announced for Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

Schedule Announced for Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

 It’s back! The Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration returns to Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 4:00-9:00 PM. With new activities for younger kids and new frights for the adults and older kids, this popular Halloween event is bigger and scarier than before. At just $10.00 per carload, this trail is a spook-tacular deal! Admission fee includes haunted trail, hayride, bonfire and more.

The evening of fun begins with activities and games for younger children from 4:00-6:00 PM. Children and their families can create owls, bats, and other make-and-take crafts or play fun games for prizes. The “Less Spooky” version of the trail will also run from 4:00-6:00 PM, giving smaller children and their families a chance to enjoy the haunted trail experience before dark, with no masks, no chainsaws and no screaming.

Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show begins at 6:00 PM in the classroom of the Wildlife Center. Bwana Jim, from Shinglehouse, PA, has a collection of exotic animals including armadillos, wallabies, snakes, and birds. He will bring along some of his menagerie and share his knowledge of these animals in a fun, witty, and entertaining show for all ages.

At 7:00 PM, the “Full-Terror” version of the Haunted Trail opens for older children and adults. Spiders, ghosts, zombies, and the chainsaw guy have all returned, plus new frights including creepy clowns, enchanting witches, an axe-wielding maniac, and more.

Hayrides and a bonfire will run from 4:00-6:00 PM and from 7:00-8:30 PM. Refreshments will be sold by the students of Austin School.

The Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration event will be held, rain or shine, at the Park Office and Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, just off Route 872 in Grove Township, on Saturday, October 28, from 4:00-9:00 PM. Trail covers about ½ mile over uneven ground. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, dress for the outdoors, and be prepared to be scared.

For more information about the programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 or by email at

Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Sets Records


Left to right
 Angelia Clarke, Charles Ellis, Doreen Chaffee, Eugenia Clark, Derek Newcomer,Joshua Gorman, Michael Ball and Saul Solveson.

  Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Sets Records

 Three course records and beautiful weather drew a record number of competitors for the fifth year of the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run on Saturday October 21. More than 80 enjoyed a day in the PA Wilds exploring the West Creek Rails Trail, and Elk State Forest traversing pipeline cuts and DCNR trails. More than two-thirds of the participants were from outside of the region.

Harrisburg runner Derek Newcomer broke his own 10k record finishing in 1 hour 7 minutes. Angelia Clarke from Lakeview New York was the first woman to cross the finish line in a time of 1 hour 33 minutes. The husband and wife team of Tom and Karen Hutton were the first from Cameron County to finish, taking home the Caldwell Cup.

A runner from Dubois took home first place in the 25k. Sean Craig finished with a time of 2 hours 19 minutes. The first female to finish was Candice Browning from Buffalo with a time of 2 hours 35 minutes. Caldwell Cup winners were Stephen Winston and Eugenia Clark.

This year the 50k designated as the state championship race for the Road Runners Club of America. Joshua Gorman from St Marys broke his own mark and set a new record of 4 hours 35 minutes. The 50k women state champion is Doreen Chaffee from Wellsville New York. Chaffee crossed the finish line in 5 hours 34 minutes, setting a new record. Saul Solveson from Shippen Township took home the Caldwell Cup.

Taking home the master championship for those between the ages of 40 and 49 was Marshall Pope from Tobyhanna in 8 hours 31 minutes. The Grand Masters champion for those between the ages of 50 and 59 is Charles Ellis from Scottdale finishing in 7 hours and 18 minutes, while Michael Ball took home the Senior Grand Masters for those over the age of 60 with a time of 7 hours 31 minutes.

Monday, October 23, 2017

School Pool Meeting

Interested citizens attended the October 17 School Pool Meeting.
 Members of community organizations and residents filled the library and the meeting was positive and productive! The school board presented cost comparisons from two other schools that have swimming pools and questions were asked and answered. Many in attendance had suggestions for helping to increase pool useage and to reduce costs. This was not a meeting to discuss closing of the pool as is was a general concencus it is an assett to our community. The school board is open to suggestions that may promote the pool and help with costs.
 Photo credit  Jessica Herzing

Bingo for the Cameron County Ambulance Service

Bingo Saturday, November 4 at 5 PM - 10 PM  at the Emporium Fire Department

 Bingo for the Cameron County Ambulance Service. Saturday, November 4th.
 Doors open at 5:00. Chicken and biscuits for dinner. $20.00 presale, $25.00 at door.
 Price includes bingo cards for all night excluding jackpot. Chinese auction, 50/50, rip off tickets and jackpot sold separately. 
Ticket also includes free drinks and snacks. Hope to see you there.

Sylvan Heritage Military Banner Video

With the 3rd and final round of the Sylvan Heritages military banner program complete, Emporium native Kent Riegel created the attached video to beautifully showcase Emporium's this program. We are so thankful for the huge amount of time and effort that went into making this for everyone to enjoy and share. Thank you Kent, truly. We are grateful

 Please click on this link to view the video.

 The Sylvan Heritage Council, a group of Cameron County residents with diverse backgrounds, is committed to the betterment of our community through positive energy and action. We intend to continue to be a driving force behind that cause.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Historic Hike into Beechwood

Historic Hike into Beechwood 

Cameron County Historical Society is hosting a Historic Walk through Beechwood on
 October 28th at 10 am.

 Local historians, John Kautz and Wendy Davis, will guide the hike. Beechwood was once a booming community with the area rich in lumber and railroad industry. It is beautiful, peaceful area that is rich with history. We will talk about some Beechwood stories and look at some old pictures to help visualize what it looked in its heyday. There will also be an opportunity to climb the hill side into the hidden darkness of the Glover Cemetery and pay our respects to those laid to rest there. 

In the event of inclement weather, the hike will be rescheduled. The cancellation, if required, will be announced on WLEM radio. All interested hikers will meet at the "road side rest" just outside of Truman at 10am for instructions and potential carpooling.

 This no-cost hike is sponsored by Cameron County Historical Society and is open the the public. Donations are welcome to help to support Historical Society activities!

Cameron County Community Chest on Facebook

Follow the Cameron County Community Chest online @ Facebook!
 If you do not have Facebook all newsletters are posted here.

 What is Cameron County Community Chest? It is a not-for-profit 501C(3) organization that operates as a fundraiser for Cameron County. The organization coordinates contributions from local businesses and individuals to agencies that provide services to residents of Cameron County. The fund drive runs from October 1st each year to September 30th of the following year.

 Thank You for supporting your local organizations!

National Prescription Take Back Day

Fall Ride

The fall leave colors are not as spectacular as some years, but it is still a beautiful time of year to take a ride along the many roads of Cameron County.

Richard D. Losey, Sr.

 AUSTIN- Richard D. Losey, 82, formerly of Austin, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2017) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport. Born October 12, 1934, in Austin, he was a son of John and Grace Brooks Losey. On Nov. 13, 1954, he married Mary Ann McElwee, who died Feb. 6, 2017. They were married 63 years.

Richard was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Austin High School. He was a truck driver with Emporium Contractors for many years before his retirement. Mr. Losey was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church of Austin, volunteered with the Austin Food Bank, was a member of the coffee club at Big Mike’s Dairy Dine, and loved working in his yard and gardening. Richard was willing to lend a hand to whomever needed it, and greeted everyone with a smile and twinkle in his blue eyes.

Surviving are a daughter, Gayle E. (Leslie) Richner of Port Allegany; two sons, Gary (Gina) Losey of Baltimore, MD, Richard D. Losey, Jr. of Shinglehouse; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Pat) Losey of Florida; a sister, Sarah Jean Simpson of Weatherly, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Ann, a brother, John Losey; and a sister, Marigold Phenicie.

Friends were received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14, 2017) with Rev. James Campbell, pastor of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany.

A scriptural wake service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

 Condolences can be made to: Gayle E. Richner 683 E. Mill St. Port Allegany, PA 16743

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry  

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 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.

CC Conservation Tour

Want to see what new projects the District completed in 2017?

 Then join us on November 3 for our annual Project Tour! Site tours include G.B. Stevenson Dam dredging & Brooks Run realignment, Wykoff Run dam removal & habitat restoration, and Driftwood boat launch. A demo of the Districts new Buffalo Turbine will also take place. A light luncheon will also take place before the beginning of the tour. 

You can RSVP to Jenn by calling 814-486-2244 or e-mail at

Boyes Hoop Club Meeting Oct. 23

Boys Hoop club meeting scheduled for Monday, October 23rd at 6:30 in Mrs. Shaffers room at Woodland Elementary.

 Election of officers will be first order of business. If anyone is interested in any of the 5 positions please plan on attending. President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will all be up as well as the fundraising position.

Emporium VFW All Membership Dinner

Join in for the Emporium VFW All Membership Dinner which will be hile Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 PM @ Emporium VFW A Historic Tribute to "our" Veterans will be held.

 Local Genealogists will be remembering local Veterans of past. Open to the members, potential members and general public $22 per person

Fundraising Event @ Felt Manor

Guy and Mary Felt Manor

 Purchase a snowman ornament in memory or honor of a loved one for a minimum donation of $5.00. Ornaments will be placed on a tree in the atrium at the Manor. All proceeds from this event benefit the Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary and will be used to purchase new bed spreads for the residents. 

For more information, contact Pat at the Manor. 814-486-3736

Sinnemahone walk & run is Today !

Best of Luck to all runners as they compete in the Sinnemahone walk & run!

 Enjoy the music of Old Skool at the finish line in downtown Emporium beginning at 1 pm. Awards should begin around 3 pm today

Kempher Photo Exhibit @ The Hygrade Inn

If you have enjoyed these old photos the Hygrade Inn has been sharing on Facebook, be sure to attend the George Kempher photo exhibit at
 the Hygrade on Saturdays November 11 &18 from 11am until 8pm.

 Free and open to the public.

 Items from our future catering menu will be served as dinner specials at the Aroma Cafe.


 Our history is what makes us and will help keep us thriving going into the future.