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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Programs at Sinnemahoning State Park over Independence Day Weekend

Programs Offered at Sinnemahoning State Park over Independence Day Weekend

Sinnemahoning – Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of free family-friendly programs to park visitors over the Independence Day Weekend

Crayfish and Other Creek Critters, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area Wade into the cool water to catch crayfish and other stream-dwelling animals. Water shoes or boots are recommended. Nets and containers will be provided. All animals will be released back into the wild at the end of the program. All children and adults are welcome to attend this free family-friendly program.

Shadow of Misunderstanding, Saturday, July 1, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Campground Amphitheater Are timber rattlers as dangerous as the stories that surround them? Set aside your fears and learn about this mysterious, yet fascinating animal. Campground talk followed by a 30 minute video. Everyone is invited to this free family program.

Leaf Boats: DiscoverE Program, Sunday, July 2, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area Make boats out of leaves and other natural materials and float them on the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. This DiscoverE nature learning program is intended for families with children ages 4-8. Water shoes are recommended.

Owl Prowl, Sunday, July 2, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Campground Amphitheater Learn about the wonderful owls that prowl the night woods in Pennsylvania. After a short discussion, join park staff in search of these night-flying creatures as we do a little prowling of our own on the Red Spruce Trail. Everyone is invited to this free family program! Wear sturdy shoes. Hike will cover about ½ mile over uneven terrain. Bring a flashlight.

Bike and Float the First Fork, Monday, July 3, 2017, 12:00-3:00 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area Join park staff on a bicycle tour along the Lowlands Trail, then enjoy a relaxing float back to 40 Maples on an inner tube. Adult bikes, inner tubes and life vests available. Group size is limited.
 Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Fish for Free Day, Tuesday, July 4, All Day Take advantage of the fish-for-free day offered by the PA Fish and Boat Commission. Go fishing at Sinnemahoning State Park! No fishing license is required to fish in Pennsylvania inland waters on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Forgot your fishing gear? No problem!! Loaner fishing tackle is available at the Park Office & Wildlife Center.

Blood Drive June 29th

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

Thursday, July 6th—Free Testing for Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Visual Acuity with Carol Brocious from 10am-Noon

Monday, July 10th—Club Meeting @ 1pm; All members welcome to attend!

Monday July 10th— Helpmates will be here, available to do Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Oxygen Screenings from 11:30am-12:00pm.

Thursday, July 13th— LIFT will be having a short presentation following lunch.

Tuesday, July 18th— Community Nurse Day! FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am and a short program about Exercise at 11:30am.

Wednesday, July 26th—Have you experienced loss and are not sure how to deal with it in a healthy way? Come to a special program being offered by Cole Memorial. 2 Staff members will be here to chat and help answer questions, as they present on “Grief and Loss” at 9am. Any and all are welcome to attend.

Shippen Township Holiday Notice

Shippen Township will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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

Have a Happy and safe Fourth of July! Thank you.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Cameron County ATV/UTV Association


If you would like to learn more about The Cameron County ATV/UTV Association we will be holding an open house on July 1st, from 6-8pm at the Emporium Firehall.

 We will have board members available to answer any of your questions. There will also be a map of the proposed roads/trail system throughout Cameron County. We need your support, so please stop by and learn more about the association's goals to providing a family fun activity in Cameron County. Please share this post so we can get the word out. Thanks. See Everyone Saturday

Vacation Bible School


CAMP OUT’ VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

 Will be held at the First United Methodist Church July 10th ~ July 12th 5:30 PM to 8:00PM

 St. Mark, First United Methodist, & First Presbyterian Churches jointly invite you to “Get S’more of Jesus” Vacation Bible School. All Children ages preschool to 5th Grade are invited ~ Families are invited to join for dinner from 5:30-6:00PM.
 Any questions, please contact Jen Abriatis @ 486-0784 or 486-7664.

West Creek Rails to Trails Officially Open


The trail before completion

 The rail trail, over 10 years in the making, runs from Emporium to St. Marys and spans 20 miles . It is open to walkers, runners, bicyclists, snowmobilers, and cross country skiers.

 Read the full article here  http://www.thecourierexpress.com/railstotrails

"Before Hygrade" Open House


Don't miss out on the open house of the Hygrade Inn, this Friday, June 30, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.!

Cameron County is so excited to see this grand residence before renovations begin to transform it into a bed and breakfast which will open in 2018. The public is invited to see the building that was once the primary residence of the president of Hygrade Sylvania as it stands before renovation. Our local newspaper the Echo, featured an article detailing this new venture. Three business partners, Jim Wendel, a native of Emporium, and friends Sharon Robinson-Taylor and David Karkoska, purchased the former Erskine home and are opening the doors this Friday for the open house. The Hygrade Inn has been featured in other area newspapers, click hear to read a recent article in the Courier Express.


Hygrade Inn, 212 E. 4th St., Emporium. June 30, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Claude H. Uber

Claude H. Uber, Jr., 63, of 2011 East Butler St., Chandler, Arizona died at Hospice of the Valley, Chandler, Arizona on Thursday (April 6, 2017) following a brief illness.

He was born October 20, 1953 in St. Marys, PA a son of Anna Mae Lathrop Uber, Emporium and the late Claude H. Uber, Sr.
 In addition to his mother he is survived by a brother, Jeffrey A. Uber, Warren. 

He was preceded in death by his father Claude H. Uber, Sr., and a sister, Claudette Zetwick. 

There will be No Visitation.

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Celebration Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (July 1, 2017) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, St. Mark Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Rotary News


Bearded Brewing entrepreneurs , Ryan Magaro & Joshua Zucal were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon June 20th. Josh Zucal and wife, Lindsey, who went to culinary arts school, started operating the Aroma Café a few years ago with the idea of implementing new ideas, menu and drinks as something different for the community. Josh & Ryan shared their knowledge and process of roasting their coffee beans and packaging them for sale, along with their beer brewing skills. Josh’s hope is to someday turn the Aroma Café into a Nano brewery.

The gents gave a history of coffee which is native to tropical Africa and whose origin is in Ethiopia as far back as the 10th century. Coffee is a shrub and the seeds of the berries from the Coffea plant are picked, dried and roasted. The most two common types are arabica and robusta. Coffee is cultivated in 70 countries primarily in the equatorial regions of Americas, Southeast Asia, India & Africa. More than 25 million people around the world rely on the coffee industry for their income. About 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drank around the world with Americans drinking 22 gallons on average a year. Pittsburgh was the first importer of coffee in the U.S.

On a side-note, I have to say the coffee is delicious !!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Motorcycle Dice Run

Tonight's Rainbow

Beautiful photo of tonights rainbow shining down on St Mark Church in Emporium. 
Photo credits go out to Lisa Jo Nicolo. Great shot Lisa!!


Camp Out" Vacation Bible School


Emporium First United Methodist Church

 "Camp Out" Vacation Bible School will be held July 10, 11, and 12th.
 Registration will begin at 5pm
Dinner for kids and their family 5:30 pm programs begin at 6pm and end at 8pm.
 Come and experience Jesus and enjoy the fun! 
For more details feel free to contact the church office for more details. 814.486.0849

Sylvan Heritage Council Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser

Now that the dust has settled we'd just like to say a huge and heartfelt Thank You to everyone who supported our incredible event last night. Vendors, sponsors and guests alike - the event would not have been what it was had any element been missing. It was truly an amazing evening. We are proud to be a part of a community as special as ours - and it is special, don't let anyone say it's not. We are immensely grateful for your support and we loved bringing this event to you! Until next year...

Living Simply Nourished


Our plant-based eating until 4 pm CHALLENGE starts TODAY!!

 Whether you are a newbie or have already transitioned to a plant-based diet we challenge you to post your plant-based meal pics for a chance to win a prize package sponsored by Butler Foods! Be sure to tag Living Simply Nourished LLC and hashtag #vedgingouttil4 so we can see your posts! 

For recipe ideas check out our recipes at living-simply-nourished.com/recipes and free eBooks on our website  http://www.living-simply-nourished.com/resources.html

Opening of George B. Stevenson Dam Delayed for 4 Weeks


Opening of George B. Stevenson Dam Delayed for 4 Weeks

Grove Township - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Sinnemahoning State Park has announced that sediment removal from the George B. Stevenson reservoir has been completed but weather conditions have slowed progress of paving and modifications being made to mooring and launch area.

Park officials have extended the opening of the lake from July 4th to August 4th, 2017. Park Manager Bainey stated, “Park staff and contractor have been hampered by heavy rains, muddy conditions and limited access. This was a large earth moving project and delays are likely when grading, seeding and paving are dependent upon the weather”.

“If the weather cooperates and we are able to stay on track, we are hoping to open sooner than the projected date of August 4th’ stated Bainey.

The lower portion of the lake will remain open for fishing near the dam breast on the north side of the trash booms and Short Bend Run along the eastern lake shoreline. Fishing will not be permitted near the mooring/boat launch area.

The boat launch area will remain closed to vehicles and pedestrian traffic until all upgrades have been completed.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. For more details or to be put on the Sinnemahoning State Park’s email list for current updates, please call the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401, email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov or Like Us on FaceBook at Sinnemahoning-State-Park.

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, June 28, 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.

Lisa Jean Toy


Lisa Jean Toy, 55, of Sizer Run Rd, Emporium, PA died at her residence, Emporium, PA on Sunday (June 18, 2017) morning following a brief illness.

She was born July 10, 1961 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of Beverly Burgoon Kephart, Emporium and the late Arnold Kephart. On October 6, 2001 she married Jesse Toy, who survives. Mrs. Toy graduated from Cameron County High School. She had worked many years at Motor Coil in Emporium. Lisa loved being a mother and grandmother and spending time with all of her family. She enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing and photography. She was very outgoing and loving to everyone. She liked being a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and watching NASCAR.

Survived by In addition to her mother Beverly Kephart; and husband Jesse Toy are one daughter, Andrea (Gerald Scott) Pyle, Kittaning; one son, Jesse (Shana) Toy, Templeton, PA; four grandchildren, Teaira & Deven Stockdill, Lilly and Damian Toy, one great grandson Ayden Stockdill; one sister, Kathy (Danny) Thomas, Florida; two brothers, Kevin Kephart, Punxsutawney and Arnold Kephart, Virginia.

 She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Kephart

At her request there will be No visitation or Service. 

Consider making a donation to raise much needed funds and support the family. No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated.

 Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Night Swim @ CCHS School Pool


Friday, July 7 at 8 AM - 10 PM

 CCHS school Pool

 601 Woodland Ave., Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Women In The Wilds Weekend - Spots still available

We still have six openings for Women In The Wilds Weekend, happening here at Sinnemahoning State Park next weekend Friday, June 23 through Sunday June 25. Cost is $100.00 per person. 

 If you are interested in attending, or if have any questions about the program, please reply to this email or call the park office tomorrow (Saturday) between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Weekend in the Wilds Events

Weekend in the Wilds Events

This year Weekend in the Wilds will include the largest number of vendors in its history. The 2-day event begins Friday June 30 and concludes Saturday July 1 with fireworks.

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library gets a running start to the weekend with a used book sale Wednesday June 28 9am-1pm. The sale continues Thursday and Friday 11am-5pm. The sale ends Saturday 9am-1pm. A new business in the community, Hygrade Inn will host an open house Friday afternoon 4-8pm. The property at 212 East Fourth Street recently purchased with the intent to transform the home into a bed and breakfast. Jim Wendel says, “my business partners and I appreciate the overwhelming support from the community. We are very excited to have the opportunity to save this beautiful home and look forward to seeing the positive impacts this project makes in Emporium and the surrounding area.” The facility is expected to be ready to accept reservations in late 2018.

The ‘church’ district in the 200 block of East Fourth Street will continue highlighting Friday night activities with a pie and ice cream social at the First Presbyterian Church from 5-7pm. Cameron County Quilters will host a quilt show in the sanctuary of the church, while Mountain Melodies will perform in the lower level. At 7pm Cameron County Christian Center will host a free family movie night which includes popcorn and drinks.

Saturday begins early with the Big Foot Hunt starting at day break(5:43am) till 1pm. ‘Hunters” are required to purchase a $5.00 license from Mountaineer Search & Rescue. Big Foot is known to spend time at places of interest, historical sites and hiking trails in Cameron County. A Big Foot calling contest and awards will be held downtown at 2pm.

Vendor booths will open at 9am. Visitors will see entrepreneurs highlighting their ventures, non-profit organizations selling food, artwork, clothing and drinks lining Fourth Street from Chestnut to Maple. Food trucks will be a new addition this year, selling tacos, Italian ice, donuts, and bison dogs. Artists will be located on Chestnut Street. Teresa Genaux from Emporium will be selling hand knitted alpaca items, Jackie Coble from the Dubois area will showcase pottery, Kathleen Gnan from St Mary’s will have canvas photography and Flo Mason from Emporium will have upcycled artwork. Children will be kept busy petting the alpacas at the mini park and exploring activities at Singers Auto Service with Cameron County Conservation District, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities and Storm Football dunk tank. Live music will be provided by Legacy from 11-2pm.

Two organizations will have drawings for their year long fundraisers on Saturday. A lucky winner will walk away with a BBQ smoker and $100 gift certificate to Valley Meats from Storm Football. Another person will be busy scratching a basket full of lottery tickets from Guy and Mary Felt Auxiliary.

The weekend of events ends with fireworks at the Cameron County High School football stadium. Gates open at 7pm. A concession stand will be open and the fireworks are set to blast off between 9:30 and 9:45 pm.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak says there is still room for vendors. Space rent varies between $20 and $40. “For the first-time vendors will be placed on West Fourth Street. It is exciting seeing the event grow.”

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive June Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive June Update - $2,785 Short of Goal

As of June 12th, we have collected $17,715 toward our $20,500 goal.
 Thanks to all who have contributed. We will keep the 2017 Fund Drive open until September 30, 2017.

This month’s featured organization will be the Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Library helps to maintain the many important services of the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library. To generate funds, they have an annual Membership Drive in the spring; Used Book Sale during the summer; and the ‘Donate and Say Merry Christmas’ project in November and December.

The funds generated help the library to: 
 Continue free services such as the public computer stations offering free internet service
 Provide the latest materials for reading, listening, and viewing
 Present public programs in conjunction with the Cameron County Arts
 Support the Emporium Garden Club which decorates the library throughout the year and also maintains the exterior plantings
 Add needed shelving and other furnishings
 Maintain the library building including exterior, interior, and the multi-purpose room which is used by many community organizations.  Provide children’s programs, including Story Hour and Summer Reading Program  Lego Club for kids
 A new offering at the library is the availability of ebooks. For more information, stop at the circulation desk.

The Used Book Sale is held in conjunction with “Arts Fest in the Wilds”. This year the project will begin with set up on June 27th, and the sale to run from Wednesday, June 28th through Saturday, July 1st during library hours.

The Friends of the Library, annual Membership Drive has begun and is on going. If you would like to find out more about the Friends of the Library, join the group or to make a donation, stop in at the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library or contact Nancy Zoschg.

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.

Daniel Jacob Pellam


Daniel Jacob Pellam, 37, passed away suddenly on June 1, 2017 in the loving presence of his family at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He was born September 10, 1979 to Gary and Judith Allman Pellam in Port Allegany, PA. Dan grew up in Emporium and was a 1998 graduate of Cameron County High School. He was active with the Youth Group at the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.

Dan moved to Chicago to be near his brother and attended a computer school there. He did not follow that path but became a meat cutter by trade. Through mutual friends he met the love of his life, Melissa Mae Clough and they have been inseparable for the past 12 years. Dan had many friends and interests in his life which included cooking, punk rock music, football and baseball, board games and role playing games.

Dan is sorely missed by his family and his “tons of friends” to quote him. He is survived by his fiancé, Melissa; his mother and stepfather, Judy and Ted Nichols of Emporium; two brothers, John Minich in Oregon, and Joe Pellam in Chicago; several nieces and nephews; and also many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his father, Gary Pellam and one brother, Ted Minich. 

There will be a Celebration of Life for friends and family at the First United Methodist Church later this summer.

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Cardiac Committee, c/o Sherry Malizia PhD, PO Box 86, or the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W Fourth St., both in Emporium, PA 15834

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Carnival Week June 19 - 24th


Jun 19 at 6 PM to Jun 24 at 11 PM  

WEST 4th Street, Emporium PA 15834
 www.bartlebaughamusements.com

John C. House


John C. House, 61, of Manassas, Virginia formerly of Emporium and McGuire AFB, New Jersey died while visiting his mother in St. Marys, PA on Monday (June 12, 2017) evening.

He was born June 23, 1955 in St. Marys, PA a son of Anna Launer House of St. Marys and the late Percy House. John graduated from Cameron County High School, Emporium, PA in 1973. John enlisted in the active duty United States Air Force on August 15, 1973. He then became an Air Force Reserve Technician for the Federal Government stationed at McGuire AFB, NJ from August, 1979 and retired at a rank of E8, Senior Master Sergeant, in March of 1997. John loved spending time with his family, going to the beach and visiting casinos. He was a great cook & master griller, loved playing bingo, watching movies/news/sports/history, was an avid reader and listened to all types of music and of course he never missed watching a plane fly by in the sky.

In addition to his mother he is survived by three daughters, Kimberly House, Jaime House (Jason Heil), both of Manassas, VA; Casey House, Herndon, VA; one son, Eric John House, Sterling, VA; one grandson, Dylan Heil; one step grandson, Kyle Willitts, one step granddaughter, Quita Frederick; three brothers, Gary (Donna) House, Victor, NY; Bradley (Suzanne) House, Lutz, FL and Brian House, St. Marys; two sisters, Nancy Farber, Howard, PA and Diane (Pete) Quinn, Boalsburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Percy House and one brother, Kelly House.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday, June16, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Steven Miller, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church officiating.

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

 Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

Memorials may be made to mission22.com which helps support the fight against Veteran suicide and post-traumatic stress injuries.

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

Rotary News

Rotarian, Phil Jones, introduced Janice Tata, VP of Development of BriMark Builders, LLC as the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting June 13th. When a community is interested in building a hotel, she tries facilitates the land, investors and financing.

 BriMark Builders, LLC is the preferred hotel general contractor partner of Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, Cobblestone Inn & Suites and Boarders Inn & Suites. Janice gave the club a short history of the company, along with information of the features of Cobblestone Hotels which are upper mid-scale hotels.

 Grant funds are available for 50% of the cost of hotel construction and the balance can be from federal funds or private investors with an income or combined income of $300,000.00. The average cost of construction is $98,000.00 and a typical hotel has 35-36 rooms and employees approximately 12 people with 3-4 full time employees and the rest part time. Currently, there are 9 Cobblestone Hotels in PA and 87 hotels in 17 states across the US.


Guest of the club included, Rick Custer, Hot Springs Village, AR

2nd Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser Raffle Items

It's hard to believe the 2nd Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser is this weekend, June 17th @ Andrews Farm at Salt Run. 

 We are officially SOLD OUT and thank you so much to everyone who bought a ticket - we are working nonstop to bring you the best event we possibly can! See everyone Saturday evening!

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As promised, here is the first prize we will be raffling off at our event on June 17th. It's a Nuwave Brio 3 quart Air Fryer. Tickets will be on sale that evening and one lucky person will walk away with this amazing healthy fryer!!

Here are prizes #2 and #3 to be raffled off at our event on June 17th - one men's and one women's bicycle 🚲, perfect for riding on the West Creek Trail!



Raffle Prize #4! Two tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cardinals at beautiful PNC Park. Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:35 pm Section 214, Row F, Seats 5 & 6 Great seats for a great game in the greatest city on earth!



Raffle Prize #5 - this basket filled with 9 different varieties of wine. (I want to win this one myself!) Be sure to bring cash with you on Saturday for the chance to win this or one of our other six big prizes! Two more still to come this week



Saved the biggest raffle prize until almost last! YETI Roadie Cooler, prize #6! Be sure to bring some extra cash on Saturday to have a chance to take this awesome cooler home for yourself!



Monday, June 12, 2017

SHC Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser

The shirts are in and look great. The Sylvan Heritage Council appreciates the generous support from Seneca Resources for their help in defraying the cost of the tee shirts. We look forward to seeing you in your shirt at the Pork and Cork Fundraiser Saturday.




....and we are officially SOLD OUT!! Thank you so much to everyone who bought a ticket - we are working nonstop to bring you the best event we possibly can! See everyone Saturday evening!! :)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rotary News


Cameron County Echo columnist Kent Riegel (left) and his wife Betty, were introduced by Rotarian Bari Poorman during the Emproium Rotary luncheon meeting in early May.

 Riegel has penned the newspapers popular trivia column for the past six years, covering some 300 editions. He says the key to his success is starting dialogues instead of doing monologues, while priding himself on avoiding the urge to lecture or discuss politics. Riegel also said he considers it a privilege to be able to write his column, which gives him a platform to retell some of the shared experiences of the Emporium community.

Water Aerobics & Swim Team Sign Ups



Swim team sign ups are at the pool.
 First practice Monday June 12th 5:30-6:30 

 Swim lessons begin Monday June 19th 4:00-5:00 
Come sign up at the pool 

 Water aerobics will begin Tuesday June 13th 4:00 - 5:00 
Just show up

Motorcycle Dice Run

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fishing @ Rod & Gun Club

PLEASE SHARE: The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club is inviting families to attend June 10 and June 11 for additional fishing opportunities.

 The Club house will be open from 11:00 – 3:00 and hot dogs and drinks will be provided for those in attendance. The ages for fishing during this time will be 14yrs and younger and the same Drum and Henry Derby rules apply to this special event.

 This is great outreach project for the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club that is trying to promote more family opportunities for the community.


Rotary News


Rotarian, Kim Jones, introduced District Attorney, Jeanne Rees Miglicio, (left) as the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon June 6th. Attorney Miglicio grew up and attended school in Emporium through 10th grade, after which her family moved to Austin where she graduated from Austin High School. In 1992, she moved back to Emporium and purchased Oden’s Inn, which she sold in 2001 and is now known as Pizza Palace Plus. After selling the restaurant, Jeanne decided to attend law school receiving her law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in May 2007. After passing the PA bar exam in 2007, she went on to receive a graduate law degree in taxation in 2008 from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. She has served as a legal fellow with the U. S. Senate finance committee in Washington, D.C, a competitive yet non- paying position. She also worked for an accounting firm in Bethesda, Maryland in estate planning and taxation before returning to Emporium in January 2009 opening her own law office. In 2015, Jeanne was elected to the office of District Attorney of Cameron County. She was also awarded one of the 50 Best Women in Business Award from the Pennsylvania Governor’s office.

Jeanne explained that the District Attorney’s position is part-time in both Cameron, Forest & Sullivan counties in PA. She has her private law practice, but always addresses crime first as DA and works with both the local and state police departments. Recently, she worked on a non-competitive grant through PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency for $20,000.00 with an extra $10,000.00 for local police department. Through this grant, the Emporium Borough Police were able to purchase body cam equipment, updated police vests, new taser and camera equipment for a vehicle. For the past 7 years, Jeanne has also been involved in mock trials at the school and the PBA “Stepping Out” program designed to help graduating seniors make the often intimidating first step into adulthood by providing them with valuable information on such legal matters as renting an apartment, buying a car, driving under the influence, marriage and divorce.

Rotary Awards Scholarships


The Emporium Rotary Club awarded 5 scholarships to CCHS Seniors during their luncheon meeting June 6th.

 Pictured from left to right are: Katrina Conner, received the Technical Scholarship of $1,000.00. Katrina is the daughter of - Ann & Chuck Conner and will be attending the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center in the LPN program. Madison Harrier received a one-time $1,000.00 scholarship. Madison is the daughter of Rich Harrier & Sheri Larson. Madison is also this year’s CCHS Valedictorian. She will be attending Gannon University majoring in Pharmacy. Kassidy McLaughlin is the daughter of Greg &Tracy McLaughlin. Kassidy received the 4 year @ $1,000.00 a year Academic Scholarship. She will be attending Robert Morris University for Nursing. Desirae Fledderman received a one-time $1,000.00 scholarship. Desirae is the daughter of Kathy Wolfanger and Shawn Fledderman. She will be attending Gannon University in the Pre-Dentistry program. Molly Abriatis also received a one-time $1,000.00 scholarship. Molly is the daughter of Mark & Jen Abriatis. Molly will be attending Mount Aloysius College for Radiology Science.

Rotary congratulations all these young women on their achievements and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Benefit Run

Saturday was a beautiful day for the June 3, 2017 District 4 Hospice Run Supported by A.B.A.T.E. Chapters of District 4




Congratulations to the Cameron County Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017



Class of 2017 Valedictorian, Madison Harrier



Class of 2017, Salutatorian, Madi Guisto


Friday, June 2, 2017

Helen “Margaret” Gratton


Helen “Margaret” Gratton

 Graveside Services for Helen Margaret Gratton will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor of St. Mark Church officiating. 

 Mrs. Gratton, a longtime resident of Emporium, passed away on December 31, 2016 in Erie, Pa. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home in Emporium.