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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