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Saturday, August 18, 2018

13th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run & 2-Mile Walk

A couple of photos from todays Hutton Race & Walk - 13th year! This yearly event benefits Cameron County High school and area track scholar athletes. For race results, please follow their Facebook page or website. http://www.davidhuttonmemorial.org/home

 Clicking on photo will enlarge view.

Moment of silence before the race.


David A. Karkoska

David A. Karkoska, 54, of 155 Elmwood Drive, Emporium, PA formerly of Phoenixville, PA died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday (August 17, 2018) morning. He was born January 31, 1964 in Phoenixville, PA a son of the late James J. and Catherine Wilson Karkoska. He married James (Jim) Wendel, who survives.

He graduated from Phoenixville High School. He worked as an underwriter for Fannie Mae Mortgage Company for many years and was recently planning his retirement. He and Jim, along with business partner Sharon Robinson, purchased the former Erskine home in Emporium and are in the process of extensive renovations on the it where they were awaiting the grand opening of The Hygrade Inn, the areas newest Bed &Breakfast, set to open Nov. 1, 2018. David had a passion for living, loved people, and touched the hearts of everyone with whom he came into contact. Life will be much lonelier without him.

Surviving in addition to his spouse James Wendel; two brothers, James W. Karkoska, Bethel, PA and Richard J. Karkoska, Lewes, DE; sister, Sandra J. (Lee) Marlow, Emporium; mother-in-law, Janice Fitch, Emporium; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 There will be No Visitation. 
Services will be announced at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive Will End September 30th

As of August 17, 2018 we have collected $19,927 toward our $20,100 goal. The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors would like to thank all who have contributed. We are only $173 short of our goal. The 2018 Fund Drive will be open until September 30, 2018.

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, the Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4-H, SPCA and Special Community Requests.

Jobs Available @ Lewis & Hockenberry

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Best Trails and Viewpoints for Fall Foliage in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors

Cameron county makes the Visitpago.com list!

Don't forget about the West Creek Rails to Trails. The rail trail runs from Emporium to St. Marys and spans 18 miles . It is open to walkers, runners, bicyclists, snowmobiles, and cross country skiers.





Read the Visitpago.com article here -
Best Trails and Viewpoints for Fall Foliage in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors

Cameron County High School Sports

2018 Varsity and Junior High Football Schedule 

 For a full list of the football, volleyball, golf and cross country schedules, 
please click on this link http://www.camcosd.org/athletics

Sizerville State Park Weekly Events


For more information, contact the park office at (814) 486-5605 
Click on picture to enlarge the view

 Access for people with Disabilities If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: 888-PA-PARKS(voice) 888-537-7294 (TTY) 717-558-2711 (local or international TTY) 800-654-598(AT&T Relay Service)

Blood Analysis In Smethport

This is a wonderful way to save money! 
 With your permission, your lab results will be sent to your primary care doctor.


Simply Nourished New Offer



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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

High School Hype: Cameron County

High School Hype: Cameron County: Next up for our High School Hype preseason previews is Cameron County. The Raiders went 1-8 last season, but picked up their only win in the final week of the regular season.  Now the team has a new head coach in Jody Bailey - a longtime assistant. Shown speaking is Coach Jody Bailey and players Caleb Pifer and Nick Peters.

Go Red!!


https://www.wearecentralpa.com/sports/high-school-hype-cameron-county/1369305893


Watch the video above for more.   Courtesy of WTAJ News

Castle Garden Bed & Breakfast LLC



During this summer's 100 mile yard sale, I took a ride to the southern part of Cameron County. The Castle Garden area, to be exact. Castle Garden is a small neighborhood off of Rt 155 which branches off of Rt 120 in Driftwood. I knew there would be a large sale at one of the homes, I remembered it from the previous year.

   I was surprised to learn the home at 749 Castle Garden road was being renovated into a beautiful bed & breakfast inn. Owners Donna Mae & Jack are completely restoring this home. If I'm remembering correctly, the home was built by a Dougherty family. Emporium resident Sandra Dougherty Ford was raised there and Jack was happy to show us older photos of the home. Later the home was sold to a McCool family , then the Zucals and is now owned by Donna and Jack. The home was under construction when I was there, but guests are staying on site. The outside photo I have does not do it justice, I will take a better photo soon. If your out for a ride some evening or weekend, make it a point to drive down and see this beautiful home. It's common to see an elk nearby, neighbors out on the porch and when the weather is warm, people are often floating down the creek, enjoying the view.

Opening in September 2018

Follow them via Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/castlegardenbnb

 Castle Garden Bed & Breakfast LLC 
749 Castle Garden Rd 
Driftwood, Pennsylvania 
(814) 762-1111



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 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.


Save the Date > Mushroom Fest


Save the Date!

 WILD MUSHROOM TALK AND SLIDE SHOW.

Saturday, October 6 
From  12 PM - 4 PM
 Driftwood Saloon & Grill 
375 Driftwood Avenue
Driftwood, Pennsylvania 15832

Learn about the fascinating world of mushrooms with Central PA Mushroom expert Bill Russell. The seminar will begin promptly at 12:00 PM at the Driftwood Saloon followed by a

GUIDED WALK. At 1:00 PM we will pile into the Driftwood Mushroom Bus and go to choice mushroom collecting sites. After the walk we will come back to the saloon where we have a: >

WILD MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION AND TASTING. We will identify and discuss the mushrooms we collected, along with mushrooms that were brought to identify. The Driftwood chefs will prepare the choice edible species for all to sample.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Austin L. "Lynnie" Hostler, Jr.


Austin L. "Lynnie" Hostler, Jr., 53, of 115 Four Mile Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Monday evening. (August 6, 2018). He was born March 27, 1965 in Altoona, PA a son of Austin and Paula Stiver Hostler Sr., Hudson, NC. He married Kimberly Jones, who survives.

Lennie graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1983. He worked as a self employed logger for many years. He was a member of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club.

In addition to his parents and wife he is survived by a daughter, Nicole Hulick, Dover, DE; brother, Richard (Michelle) Hostler, Fayetteville, NC; sister, Glenda (Tony) Bentley, Hudson, NC; brother, James (Pam) Hostler, Hulett, WY and several, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard A. Hostler.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.
 In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to cover the final expenses; c/o: Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA 15834 or placed on funeral home website.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Sunday, August 12, 2018

2018 Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Annual Snake Hunt

Posting some photos of the 2018 Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Annual Snake Hunt. 
The Sportsmen's Club is is a busy place. 
If you haven't been there for one of their events, consider stopping in!

Throughout the year our events include trout stocking, youth day, snake hunt, fishing derby and coyote hunt to name a few. Keep checking our Facebook page for upcoming events. We have campsites to rent--just call the club to reserve a spot; and we also offer warm showers: $5 If you are not a member, please consider joining. You can do this by either private messaging the club through Facebook, emailing us at sinnsport@windstream.net, or stopping in at the club and requesting an application from the bartender. We would love to see you!!

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club PO Box 9 Driftwood, Pennsylvania 15832 (814) 546-2835

All photos are courtesy of the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club.







The Hygrade Inn

The Hygrade Inn, Emporium's up and coming Bed & Breakfast, is looking for your ideas!

"We’ve been twisting ourselves into knots trying to come up with the perfect accents and accessories for inside the Hygrade. One of those items are Towel hooks or bars for the 6 bathrooms for both bath towels and hand towels.

If you think you’re an artist and have a unique idea for towel bars or hooks and want to take at a.m. make them, private message us via Facebook. We have an eclectic taste so we like the unusual.

We are holding off purchasing these items until the end of August. We would rather buy them from someone locally. So contact us if you would like your “working art” in our bathrooms!"

Follow the Hygrade Inn on Facebook or check out their new website to book your stay or event.


 The Hygrade Inn 
 212 E 4th Street 
 Emporium, PA 15834

Sara "Sally" Novosat


Sara "Sally" Novosat, 72, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Driftwood & St. Marys died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA Friday (August 10, 2018) afternoon. 

She was born January 1, 1946 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late William Anson and Ruthanna Madelene Stimpson Mason. Sally worked with the Community Nurses for over 30 years. When she wasn't working, she enjoyed working for the Lord. She was faithful in teaching Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, serving at Bowls of Love, and Bible studies at Pine Crest and Elk Haven. During the holidays she helped with children's Christmas pageants and serving at the Christmas Day Happening in Ridgway. Sally loved serving others.

She is survived by two sons, William (Mary Lee) Uber; Daniel Uber, both of Emporium; three daughters, Molly (Gary) Owens, Summerville, SC; Melissa (Eddie) Maxwell, Evans CO; Becky (Jason) Brooks, Virginia Beach, VA; ten grandchildren; two brothers, John Mason, Driftwood; Gerald (Della) Mason, Naples, FL. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Wednesday from 4-6 PM. 

 A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Thursday (August 16, 2018) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery, Driftwood, PA 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. 

 Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Edward D. "Junior" Tartaglia


Edward D. "Junior" Tartaglia, 85, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of 239 W. 5th St., died at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA on Friday afternoon (August 10, 2018) He was born June 6, 1933 in Lock Haven, PA a son of the late Domenic and Rose Marie Policastro Tartaglia. On June 29, 1958 in Emporium he married the late Janet Lewis.

Junior worked as a firearm on steam and diesel locomotives. He was part of the gang laying and repairing right of ways for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He then joined and served with the United States Navy during the Korean War. After his time in the service he worked as an assistant superintendent with PennDOT for many years. In November 1977 he became a railroad inspector for the Pennsylvania rail program inspecting track conditions and track work. He retired in December 1991. Junior was an avid democrat and a member of the Democratic Committee. He was a member of the VFW and St. Mark Catholic Church. Years ago he started an Italian American dinner and dance get together where the members enjoyed fellowship. 

He is survived by a daughter, Victoria (John) Songer, Emporium; a son, Edward (Lori) Tartaglia, Syracuse, NY; five grandchildren: Erin (Justin), Jonathan (Mandy), Joseph (Tasha), Kristen (Jeff) & Katie; one great granddaughter Madeline and one great grandson Noah; one sister, Rose Ann (Jack) Taylor, Florida; one brother, Robert (Letty) Tartaglia, Florida; many nieces and nephews including a special great niece Paige Scott.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel, Joseph and Lawrence Tartaglia; sisters, Jane York, Caroline Tartaglia, Helen House, Sylvia Ives and Grace Scott.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (August 14, 2018) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

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


Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Women of the Moose Paint & Sip

Wiggles & Wags Fundraiser

Driftwood Summer Bash

Saturday, September 8 at 3 PM - 11 PM

Driftwood Saloon & Grill

375 Driftwood Avenue, Driftwood, Pennsylvania 15832

Featuring Soul Solution

Cornhole tournament & food from 3:00-5:00. 
Soul Solution will play 7:00 - 11:00pm 

Donation $20.00 per ticket Benefits Steelton Boys Basketball

See Bartender for tickets

Introduction to Fly Fishing Class at Sinnemahoning

Introduction to Fly Fishing Class at Sinnemahoning

Scott Whitehead, owner of of Featherman Creations, will offer a free Introduction to Fly Fishing class at Sinnemahoning State Park on Wednesday, August 15, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Scott will introduce you to the three types of fly fishing: dry fly, nymph, and wet fly fishing. He will then explain trout behavior and teach you to read the water with confidence. By the end of the 2-hour class, you will have gained the information and skills needed to go tightline nymph fishing the next day.

Scott has years of professional fishing experience and has recently opened his own fishing pro shop in Penfield, PA, called Featherman Creations. Scott has guided fly fisherman all over central Pennsylvania, has his own DVD out on Creative Fly Tying, and teaches all aspects of fishing.

This free introductory class will be held in the classroom of the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park. Pre-registration is requested.

To pre-register for a program or for more information about the programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.

Cam-Co Cookout



The Cameron County Project
http://www.thecameroncountyproject.com

We believe that Barbara Coloroso was 100% right when she said,

"There is something profoundly satisfying about sharing a meal. Eating together, breaking bread together, is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying of human experiences."

....and who doesn't love a good cook-out?

So in the spirit of breaking bread together (hamburger buns count, right?) We invite our neighbors big and small, from across Cameron County, to join us for a community cook-out. We'll be serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, and neighborly conversation.

Sunday August 12, 2008
 4 PM - 6 PM 
The Cameron County Fair Grounds

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

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

Monday, August 13th— FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11:30am-Noon.

Monday, August 13th— Club Meeting at 1pm—Any club members are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, August 15th—Supper Club at Hoss’s at 5pm! Please call the Senior Center by the week before to sign up!

Sunday, August 19th— Bingo @ 1pm

Tuesday, August 21st—Community Nurse Day! FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am followed by a short program about Blood Pressure and the DASH diet.

Monday, August 27th— CamCo Project Coffee Hour: Jess Herzing will be joining us for coffee and to share what the CamCo Project is all about @8:30am

Sight & Sound Bus Trip “The Senior Center bus trip to see “Jesus” in Lancaster, PA is drawing closer! For all those who have signed up, the balance of $135 is due to the Emporium Senior Center by Monday, August 20th. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to 213 ½ South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834. If you have not yet signed up, there are just a few seats left, so call soon! The trip is on Tuesday, September 18th. The bus will be departing from the Emporium Senior Center at 9:30am, returning to the Emporium Senior Center between 11:30 and midnight.”

3rd Annual Open Mic Baked Potato Bar Sunday, September 9th 1pm-5pm

Chinese Auction

The C.C. Chamber of Commerce is kindly helping St. Mark sell tickets for the Chinese Auction, up until the night of the festival, Friday, Aug. 31st.

 Stop in to see the selections and put your name in. 
Also, remember to return your raffle tickets & money. 
You do not need to be present to win!


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Big Bass Tournament


$25 per person Sign up deadline is September 8, 2018. 

You can sign up at the Driftwood Saloon and Grill 

All proceeds go to the Driftwood Borough Park 
 All Contestants will receive a food coupon good for 1 Half chicken dinner, provided by the Driftwood Saloon and Grill. 

 All fish caught must be measured and photographed on the official tournament bump board (Provided day of tournament) with your ticket number and measurement readable in photo and fish must be returned to the water immediately.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Endless Mountain Jam

4th Annual Dice Run

Joan Tompkins


Joan Tompkins, 70, formerly of Emporium, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018, in South Hills Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, Canonsburg, Pa.

Born September 2, 1947 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of John H. and Mary Yahnite Smith.

Before relocating to assisted living in 2014, Joan was a lifelong Emporium resident where she graduated from Cameron County High School. She went on to college and received her teaching degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In the early 70’s she was a teacher and cheering instructor at Coudersport High School. In the 80’s & 90’s she kept busy by substituting at Cameron County High School, St. Marys area schools, and Austin High School as well as tutoring many students in the community.

Joan was a past member of St. Mark Church in Emporium and the Emporium Garden Club and was also a Girl Scout leader in Emporium.

She is survived by: one son, Michael Tompkins of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; one daughter, Becca Tompkins Wassmuth of Austin, TX; three sisters, Judy Smith Topolski of Truckee, California, Jean Smith Everman of Morgan Hill, California, and Mary Smith Curcio of Warren; five grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, John Smith.

Funeral Services will be held at a later date and will be announced.

Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made in Joan’s name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.nami.org

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

August Programs at Sinnemahoning State Park

Saturday, August 11, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Creek Critters: DiscoverE Program – Dive deeper into the world below the water and learn more about the critters in the creek. For families with children ages 4-12. Wear water shoes. Nets and containers provided., 40 Maples Day Use Area

Saturday, August 11, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, River Otters – Through a fun and interactive family game, discover the habits and habitats of the river otter and what PA is doing to help otters make a comeback in our area. Campground talk followed by 1-hr video., Campground Amphitheater

Sunday, August 12, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Kids’ Birding Basics: DiscoverE Program - Bird watching is a fun outdoor activity for all ages. Kids, learn how to identify common birds, then take a short walk with binoculars to practice your new skills. Ages 4-12. , Wildlife Center Classroom

Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Introduction to Fly Fishing – Guest speaker, Scott Whitehead of Featherman Creations, will introduce the information and skills needed to begin nymph fishing with confidence. Free program. Pre-registration requested., Wildlife Center Classroom

Saturday, August 18, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Butterflies of Pennsylvania - Discover the butterflies of PA with a short talk followed by a walk to the meadows to catch and release butterflies. Hike about 1.5 miles over uneven terrain. Wear closed-toe shoes., Wildlife Center Classroom

Saturday, August 18, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Honeybees – Find out what all the buzz is about, as local beekeeper, Ryan Magaro of Rich Valley Apiary, introduces us to the world of beekeeping. View a demonstration hive to learn how a hive functions and how honey and wax are produced. , Wildlife Center Classroom

Sunday, August 19, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, & 1:30 PM, Pontoon Boat Tours – Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. Program is free, but donations are requested. Reservations are required., Lake Day Use Area

Saturday, August 25, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Elk in Pennsylvania - Join PA Game Commission elk biologist, Jeremy Banfield, for a fascinating look into the life of one of our largest, most intriguing wild animals. Learn about elk restoration in Pennsylvania and tips to observing wild elk in our area., Wildlife Center Classroom

Saturday, August 25, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air – Learn more about these tiny, beautiful birds and how to provide habitat to attract them to your backyard. Campground talk followed by new PBS video “Magic in the Air”, Campground Amphitheater

Sunday, August 26, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Dutch Oven Breakfast Kayak Tour – Create breakfast with cast iron Dutch ovens, then take a kayak tour of the George B Stevenson Dam, returning to shore in time to enjoy a tasty meal. Guest presenters, John and Jan Halter. $10 per person. Pre-registration required., Lake Day Use Area

To pre-register for a program, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park. If you need assistance with online registration or to receive more information about the programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.

August 10th Weekend Programs at Sizerville State Park

 Sizerville’s Weekend Programs

 8/10/2018 2:00 pm NATIONAL SMORE DAY: S’mores are recognized each year on August 10th, during its National Day. What better way to celebrate, than to come out to the campground amphitheater to get a taste of this delicious delight! Learn the origins of the most popular gooey campfire snack and try some other s’more concoctions.

8/12/2018 10:00 AM NATURE CRAFT & STORY: BATS- Campground kiddos, come out to the campground playground to learn about these nocturnal navigators. After our story “Zipping, Zapping, Zooming”, we will make some batty crafts for you to take home.

8/12/2018 11:15 AM ECHOLOCATION ACTIVITY: Do you know how many bats we have in Pennsylvania? Do you know the parts of a bat? Do you know any amazing adaptations they have? Do you know how they catch their food? Come on out to the Sizerville State Park Pool to learn about these fascinating flyers of the night!!! Bring your bathing suit!

8/12/2018 1:00 PM POOLSIDE CHAT: TOXIC CONNECTIONS: Have you ever heard of DDT? Between the 1950’s and the 1970’s the eagle population declined rapidly. This decline was traced back to a pesticide called DDT. During our program we’ll learn what a pesticide is and how pesticides enter our food chains? Afterward, we’ll play a fun action packed game reiterating what we learned!

8/12/2018 3:00 PM RAPTOR ARTISTERY: Did you know there are many different types of raptors? All share key characteristics that help define them as such. Come on out to the Environmental Learning Center to distinguish between these birds of prey.

For more information, contact the park office at (814) 486-5605

In case of thunder, lightning or extreme weather conditions programs may be moved or cancelled. For all outdoor programs, please wear proper footwear and clothing suited for a pleasant experience in the woods

Access for people with Disabilities If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks: 888-PA-PARKS(voice) 888-537-7294 (TTY) 717-558-2711 (local or international TTY) 800-654-598(AT&T Relay Service)

Harold Grimm, Jr


Harold Grimm, Jr., 57 of E. Allegany Ave., Emporium passed away suddenly in his home on August 2, 2018. He was born August 15th 1961, in St. Marys the son of Natalie Grimm, Emporium and the late Harold Grimm, Sr.

Harold was born and raised in Emporium Pa but had also spent several years in Florida and Maryland. In his youth Harold was an active outdoors man and farmer. He loved to spend time fishing, hunting, and trapping, in addition to raising cows, pigs and horses. Harold also loved his dogs Annie and Pepsi very much. Harold will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother Natalie and two children Tommy Clinard (Tampa Fla) and 
Jami Lupino (Harrisburg Pa).

There will be No Visitation. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (August 6, 2018) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, 
Pastor, as Celebrant.

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

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Saturday, August 4, 2018

13th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk


Registration for the August 18, 2018 event is now open!

 13th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

Chip Timed

Saturday August 18th, 2018

TOP DOOR PRIZE IS A $100.00 Gift Certificate to Road Runner Sports!

Online Registration Available


Race Day Registration 7am-8:45am in Cameron County Elementary Cafeteria

9:00 AM Race Start Time 

Rain or Shine, No Refunds 

 Total Scholarship Money Awarded: $14,450.00


Hutton Race 2015

10th Annual Nick Guisto Golf Tournament


10th Annual Nick Guisto Golf Tournament is coming up August 18th, 2018 
LIMITED TO 60 TEAMS Saturday, August 18th

Please click on this link for a tournament application.

THe Nick Guisto tournament will be having a YETI cooler pack that we are selling chances for at the tournament August 18th 2018, we will draw the winning ticket at 8:00 pm that day. The YETI Package will include:
1-Tundra 45
1-Beverage holder
1-YETI ice 4lb
1-YETI ice 2lb
2-Rambler 30 oz. tumbler
2-Rambler 18 oz. bottle
2-Rambler 36 oz. bottle v 1-Sticker pack

Tickets will be available the day of the tournament from 7 am to 8 pm. Chances are $5.00 each. Come out and support a great cause. Also thank you to all of the golfers and volunteers for the past 9 years we have been able to give $23,000 worth of scholarships with your great support. Thank you all

Friday, August 3, 2018

Cameron County Fair Week

The 2018 Cameron County Fair kicks off on August 6th at 5 pm.

 The Annual Tractor Parade will march through downtown Emporium.
 For a full listing of fair activities and events please visit their Facebook page.



Cameron County Conservation District

Night Swim @ CCHS Pool

Church Picnic


St. Mark/ St. James Parish Picnic 

 NEXT SUNDAY, AUG. 12th! SIGN UP NOW!

Please notice, 9:00 AM Mass will NOT occur due to 11:00 AM 

Picnic Mass @ The Bucktail Rod & Gun Club. 

The picnic will begin with mass at 11:00 a.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, table service and drinks will be provided by the parish. Bring your favorite dish to share. {There’s a sign-up sheet in the back of the church}. Plan to come and have a good time.

There’ll be games and prizes for the kids. 
We need YOU to make the celebration complete!

Robert K. Patros


Robert K. Patros, 78, of 871 Hillcrest, Emporium, PA died at his residence on Friday morning. (August 3, 2018). He was born December 11, 1939 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin a son of the late Kenneth and Angeline Shepherd Patros. He married Marsha Westfield Patros, who survives. 

He retired from the State DCNR where he worked for many years as a mechanic. After retirement he owned and operated Bobbies Small Engine Repair where he was known as "Mr. Fix it". He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Emporium.

In addition to his wife he is survived by son, Tim Patros, Wisconsin; two daughters, Debra Kramer, Waukesha, WI and Pamela Elmhorst, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; one step-daughter, Deborah Pleskonko, West Decatur, PA; and a step-son, Ray Shively, Port Allegany; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald Petros, Milwaukee, WI; and a sister, BJ Zulick, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. 

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tory Marvin, 

There will be No Visitation.
 A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, (August 25, 2018) at 11:00 AM with Pastor Emelia Burdick, Pastor, officiating.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Patricia L. Costanzo

Patricia L. Costanzo, 91, formerly of 2357 Rich Valley Road, Emporium, PA, died at UPMC-Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA on Friday afternoon, August 3, 2018 following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 1, 1927 in Emporium, PA, a daughter to the late George and Grace Ness Strahl. On February 22, 1949, she married the late Frank P. Costanzo in St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium.

Patricia was a member of the Class of 1945 of Emporium High School where she was a majorette. She last worked as a case manager for The Office of Aging. She enjoyed reading, late night TV, listening to music and her 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

She is survived by three sons; Robert Costanzo; Frank Costanzo; Timothy (Deborah)Costanzo; two daughters, Pamela (Craig) Burt and Ann (Donald) Losey all of Emporium; seven grandchildren: Zachary, Luke & Debra Losey, Tony (Caitlyn) and Louis Costanzo; Ann & Jessica Burt and one great granddaughter Emma.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra A. Costanzo and a brother, Robert Strahl.

There will be No Visitation.

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (August 6, 2018) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S.Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium or the to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., 
Emporium, PA 15834

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Rotary News


James Rigas, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting this past Tuesday. James has been the president of Zito Media since its inception in 2005 and has more than 31 years of cable industry and commercial communications experience, including Vice President of Strategic Planning at Adelphia Communications Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of Adelphia Business Solutions. Mr. Rigas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard College and Master of Arts in Economics and Juris Doctor from Stanford University. 

 Zito Media was born of the cable systems in the Coudersport, Port Allegany and Austin areas in 2005. Today, Zito Media bills itself as “a full service, local telecommunications company, offering digital high-definition television, high-speed internet, and digital voice services, to rural markets in 16 states.”

Million Dollar View

Sharing this beautiful photo of a sunset taken at the Emporium Country Club.
 A million dollar view!


Photo by Cristy Solveson

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This Weekend at Sinnemahoning St Park

Kayaking, Skull Identification, and Pontoon Tours this Weekend at Sinnemahoning

This weekend, Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a free kayaking program for youth on Saturday afternoon, a skull identification program on Saturday evening, and pontoon boat tours on Sunday. Programs details include:

Youth Kayaking
Saturday, August 4, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Learn basic water safety and paddling techniques while enjoying games and activities to improve kayak skills. All equipment provided. Youth ages 10-18. Swimmers only. Pre-registration required. Meet at Lake Day Use Area.

Skulls: Its Inside that Counts
Saturday, August 4, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Discover how to identify animal skulls by looking at the teeth, eyes, and other features. Interactive campground talk followed by 30-minute Wild America video, Watching Wildlife. Meet at campground amphitheater.

Pontoon Boat Tours
Sunday, August 5, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, & 1:30 PM.

Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. Program is free, but donations are requested. Pre-registration required. Meet at Lake Day Use Area.

To pre-register for a program, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park. If you need assistance with online registration or to receive more information about the programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Theresa M. (Daisy) Smith


Theresa M. (Daisy) Smith, 95, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Lindenwood Dr., Emporium died at the Manor on Monday morning. (July 30, 2018) She was born May 1, 1923 in Clermont, PA a daughter of the late Carmine A. and Alma Falbo Grillo. On April 20, 1974 in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Smethport, PA she married the late Carl E. Smith.

Daisy was a 1941 graduate of the former Mt. Jewett High School. She was employed at Sylvania for over 45 years. While working at Sylvania she was an avid bowler, bowling on the Sylvania teams for many years. She was a lifetime member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, a member of the CD of A, and served many years as a Eucharistic minister. Daisy was an avid artist specializing in oil and watercolors. She love to travel, was a prize-winning quilter, enjoyed square dancing, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by three children; Joann (Jack) D'Ambrosio, Pittsburgh; Susan (Arthur) Beidler, Hedgesville, WV; Steve Smith, Bunola, PA; seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren; one brother, John (Frances) Grillo, Crystal City, MO and many nieces and nephews who were very special to her.
 In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Lori Smith, two brothers, Joseph and Anthony "Tony" Grillo, one sister, Sarah DeLucia.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (August 4, 2018) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. 

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. Fourth St., Emporium or to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Elk in Cameron County

Picture perfect view of this elk in Southern Cameron County, PA. Photo taken by Paul S. and posted in the FB group "Lots of Sinnamahoning & Driftwood Friends." 

Thank you for letting me share this photo!


Bear and cubs ...Cameron County Natives

Beautiful photo of a mother bear and her cubs taken by Susan K., member of the FB group "Lots of Sinnamahoning & Driftwood Friends" in Southern Cameron County, PA. 

 They are interesting to watch and photograph, but always keep a respectful distance from them, especially when cubs are present. They might not look fast, but bears are very fast and mothers are protective of their cubs.


Monday, July 30, 2018

ST. MARK VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL


ST. MARK VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 30 – AUG. 2, 2018 

This years theme is: SHIPWRECKED!

 VBS hours are: Mon., Tues. & Wed. 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Thursday, children meet @ 4:00 PM; Families join them @ 5:00 PM for a program & dinner ! 
 (814) 486-0569 
 stmarkemporium.org

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Kittens available for adoption

Kittens available for adoption! 
(Blue are boys purple are girls!) 

 South Mountain Road
 Emporium PA 152834
 814-486-0101

Friday, July 27, 2018

Charley's Friendly Tavern New Hours - New Management


Attn: Charley's Friendly Tavern customers: 

We will be under new management starting Wednesday, August 1st. 

We will be open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 
We'll be open at 6am. 
Full meals will be served until 9pm. 
Bar will be open until 2am.

Rotary News

PA State Representative, Martin T. Causer, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon July 24th.




Representative Causer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, earning a bachelor’s degree in history & political science. He was then elected as an Annin Township Supervisor at the age of 19 and held that position for 9 years. He also worked as a dispatcher at the 9-1-1 Center in Smethport and served as a part-time police officer for the Borough of Port Allegany. Mr. Causer is also a member of the Bradford Rotary Club.

In 2002, he was elected to the House making it a priority to ensure state government be accessible to everyone in the 67th District. He currently services as chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. Mr. Causer operates 3 full-time district offices located in Bradford, Kane & Coudersport and offers monthly satellite hours in Emporium and Port Allegany. Representative Causer discussed legislation regarding emergency services such as ambulance, school funding, public safety and road and highway issues.

Also pictured is Rotarian, Bonnie Smith.