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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Judith A Sherman

Judith A. Sherman, 74, of Clover Rest Home, Columbia, New Jersey formerly of Newfield, NY & Emporium, PA, died at St. Lukes Hospital, Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, New Jersey on Wednesday morning. (March 14, 2018)
She was born November 1, 1943 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late John and Ann Zbailey Malizia. Judy graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1961 and later from DuBois Business College. She retired from Special Childrens Center in Ithaca, NY where she had worked in the finance department for over 22 years. She had been a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium. She enjoyed crafts, painting, word puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren and her family and friends. She loved eating Hershey Kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
She is survived by a son, Richard "RJ" (Danielle) Sherman, Jr., Washington NJ; two grandchildren: Richard Sherman, III and Kathryn Sherman; one brother, John (Ellen) Malizia, Emporium; one sister, Debra (Gregory) Kovach, Mercer, PA.
 She was preceded in death by her parents anda brother, Richard Malizia.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth St., Emporium, PA on Friday (March 23, 2018) from 4-7 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (March 24, 2018) at 9:30 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 Guy and Mary Felt Manor Assisted Living Activity Fund or Franziska W. Racker Memorial Fund at the Franziska Racker Centers.
Online Condolences may be placed at

My beautiful cousin Judy, she will be forever missed.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Rotary News

Rotarian, Pat Martin (left), introduced guest speakers, Ed Pitchford, President & CEO of Cole Hospital, along with Kari Kurtz, Community Outreach Coordinator, at the March 6th Rotary luncheon meeting. Mr. Pitchford’s topic was the recent merger of Cole Hospital and UPMC. As of March 1, 2018 the hospital will now be known as UPMC-Cole, retaining a local Board of Directors and will retain the current medical staff. UPMC owns 30 hospitals and has 80,800 employees.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt

Nate Sestina

Check out the Patriot League Facebook page and the Bucknell Bison page  http://www.bucknellbison.comfor a look at videos from Bucknell's win over Colgate to take the Patriot title.

Our own Nate Sestina from Cameron County with 16 points in last nights game.

Cameron County is so proud of you Nate!

Community Health Screening

Uninsured or have astronomically high deductibles with your health insurance? 
 In conjunction with Penn Highlands Elk, we will offer our annual community blood screening,at the Ridgway YMCA on Saturday April 7th.

 Several optional tests are also available.
 Call 1-800-370-9640 to schedule an appointment time. 

 Homemade muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, and juice will be served. T

The annual community blood screening in Emporium will be in early June 2018.

Rich Valley Burners, LLC

When we started this venture in June of 2017 we were not sure how things were going to go. 
We thought we had a pretty good idea, but you don’t know until you do it. I don’t believe we could have asked for a better first 9 months. Other than posting pictures on here we don’t say much. We figure it is best to just let the work speak for itself. However, it’s worth saying THANK YOU to the community, our family, our friends, our suppliers, our loyal fan base, and our customers. We are very busy and expect to continue to stay busy…a good problem to have. Please continue to follow us and watch our work. If you want to help us…please…SHARE OUR POSTS! That has been the best way to get the word out and to get people talking about us and placing orders. Please look for us to add more items to our photo gallery in the coming weeks. 
Thank you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Chili Cook Off @ The Senior Center

“Do you love to cook Chili, eat Chili, or listen to music while watching other people eat Chili?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this event may be for you!

The Emporium Senior Center is hosting an “Open Mic Chili Cook Off” on Sunday, April 15th from 1-4pm. For only $3, come try all of the Chili varieties and vote for your favorite!

If you would like to enter the competition with your best pot of Chili or if you are interested in singing or playing an instrument, give the center a call at 814-486-3707!

Mark us on your calendars for April 15th and we will hope to see you there!
All proceeds support your local senior center!”

 If you have any questions, just let us know.

Nutrition Seminar and Book Signing

Come learn more about the plant-based lifestyle and my NEW book, 
“A Beginner’s Guide to Plant-Based Living”
 I will give a presentation on the why’s & how’s of plant-based nutrition.
 Food samples from my book will be available.

 Monday, April 16 at 6 PM
 Cameron County Chamber of Commerce &Artisan Center
 34 E 4th St, 
Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

High School Career Fair

Kim Hallowell Benefit April 21, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Arlington Wade Dunkle

Arlington Wade Dunkle, 96, of Smethport, PA, passed away Friday (March 2, 2018) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

He was born March 2, 1922 in Clermont, a son of Roy Arthur and Beatrice Fay Church Dunkle. On April 27, 1946, in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Rectory, Smethport, he married Veronica Teresa Ukasinski, who died May 18, 1989.

Mr. Dunkle graduated from Colegrove High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1943 to 1945, where he was part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He fought in Northern France, the Rhineland, and the Ardennes.

Mr. Dunkle was a truck driver for many different companies over the years, retiring from Dresser Clarke/Rand. After retirement, he worked for the former Market Basket in Smethport as a janitor. He also helped mow lawns in the community.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport, where he was a Past Commander, VFW Post #2497 of Smethport and the Elderberries Club at the Smethport Senior Center. He was a former member of the Smethport Ambulance Association, helped deliver Meals-on-Wheels, was a Red Cross Volunteer, a two-time McKean County Fair King, loved dancing, reading and Drive-In movies. He was a devoted Father and Grandfather.

He is survived by: one daughter: Deborah G. Dunkle of Emporium, PA, one son: Arlington Randle Dunkle of Smethport, PA, three sisters: Vesta June Dunkle Smith of Renovo, PA, Minnie Fay Dunkle Herzog of Roulette, PA and Ruby Marlene Dunkle Burt of Smethport, PA,,one brother: Wilbur Vincent Dunkle of Smethport, PA, two granddaughters: Rande Phoebe Dunkle and Suzanne Theresa Dunkle.  And many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Keith Eugene, Kenneth LeRoy, Roland Dale, Roy LaVerne and Arthur James Dunkle. He was also predeceased by two sisters: Violet May Kelley and Irene Elizabeth Dunkle.

Arlington chose to donate his body to science. A memorial service in his remembrance will be held Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 am from the United Methodist Church of Smethport, with the Rev. Rob Hernan, pastor, officiating.

Arlington’s family requests prayers be said for him. They gratefully decline all flowers or food items that may be sent to them. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the United Methodist Church of Smethport, 607 King St., Smethport, PA 16749; American Legion; Bucktail Post #138, 417 W. Main St., Smethport, PA 16749; VFW Post #2497, 608 E. Water St., Smethport, PA 16749; Elderberries Club, Smethport Senior Center, 119 W. Main St., Smethport, PA 16749 or a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Rails to Trails in Cameron County

A little chilly but a beautiful day to walk on the Rails to Trails. So glad we have this in our county. Thank you Jeff Ream, Cliff Clark & your team for bringing this to reality in Cameron County.

Ham & Turkey Raffle


Nam Knights of America M.C. Allegheny Mountain Chapter Nonprofit Organization · Emporium, Pennsylvania Our mission is to honor the memory of American Veterans & Police Officers who have been lost in the line of duty, assist Veterans and Police Officers in their time of need, & to promote community awareness.

A Night At the Races

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Cameron County Businesses Brings Home Gold

Cameron County Businesses Brings Home Gold

What began as a hobby is putting Emporium on the foodie must visit list. Dave Smith from Pizza Palace Plus not only has bragging rights to the “Best Pizza in America”, voted one of the best places to eat by snowmobilers in Pennsylvania but has now taken his hobby of raising bees to the level of best wildflower honey in the world according to the Good Food Award announced earlier this year.

The awards line the walls at the entrance of Pizza Palace Plus. What many patrons do not realize is that Smith has replaced sugar in his sauce and dough with sweet sticky honey. Palace Apiaries hives can be found across Cameron County and within a few miles of the borders of the county. While his focus is on raising bees and selling them to bee keepers, he sells the honey at Pizza Palace Plus and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

The 2018 Good Food Awards judged honey from around the world. Smith’s Pennsylvania Wildflower Honey impressed the judges. Good Food Awards distinguish value added food and beverage products in fifteen categories. More than 2000 entries submitted.

Ladies Conference -Emporium Alliance Church

Rotary News

Rotarian, Bob Martin and Club Rotary Foundation Chairman, updated the club on the good works of the Rotary Foundation. Doing Good in the World – is the motto of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The Foundation’s Annual Fund- SHARE, is the primary source of funding for a broad range of local and international activities made possible through the Rotary Foundation. Endowment which is a Permanent Fund is used to provide long term stability to the funding of Foundation activities. Areas of Focus are: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution

Disease Prevention and treatment

Water and Sanitation

Maternal and Child Health

Basic Education and Literacy

Economic and community Development

The Foundation also offers District and Global Grants. The Emporium Rotary has obtained District Grants in the past to purchase items for the Cameron County School District such as tubas and a piano, benches at the big flag memorial park, and most recent recreational activities at the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club. Global grants help programs to eradicate polio around the world, Rotary’s top philanthropic priority. Peace Fellowships and scholarships are also funded. Emporium Rotary has donated over $10,000.00, along with private donations of Rotarians. Anyone can donate by contacting the Rotary Foundation at

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Activities @ the Chamber of Commerce

March Calendar Filling Up 

 Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center hosting a plethora of classes and seminars during the month of March. Details of the events can be found at the community calendar on the chamber web page

Each Tuesday night in the month the chamber is open from 6:30-9:00pm for shopping and an opportunity to gather with knitters and those that love to crochet. Newbies are invited to learn the craft using donated yarn and hooks/needles.

The chamber hosts the Cameron County Girl Scout troops throughout the year. On Saturday March 10, the scouts will be hosting a tea at 10am. Cookie sales will continue at the chamber office.

Sunday March 11 classes return to the artisan center. Sally Azzato will teach a decoupage class featuring blending of colors. The class is $20 and includes all materials. The class runs from 1:30-3:00pm.

Monday March 12, Jessica Herzing will continue the Ask an Accountant series. Herzing will be available from 6:00-7:30pm at the chamber office. On this day the Emporium Hitmen organization will unveil their basket give away. Baskets will be on display at the chamber through March 19 when a benefit bingo is planned at the VFW Club.

 Thursday March 15 at 1:00pm Drug and Alcohol hosting a free seminar regarding drugs in the work place. Presenters will discuss signs and the legal rights of employers.

Saturday March 17 3D printing phenomenal will be front and center at the artisan center. Artist Emily Dubel will demonstrate the machines and discuss the future of art using the machines. Currently Dubel sells cookie cutters created by 3D printers from antibacterial plastic material. Some of her jewelry designs have also been created using the latest technology. The demonstration begins at 11:00am.

Sunday March 18 drop in at the artisan center for egg decorating. The cost is $5 and you will take home 6 plastic eggs you decorate using Dixie Belle paint products. No registration needed.

Beginning Monday March 19 and lasting for the next 3 Monday’s, Gini Schager will teach basic quilting and beyond. The first class will include a trip to a fabric store, where students will pick out their own fabric to complete a lap quilt. Students pay the $25 instructor fee plus costs for the material. Registration is available online at

Saturday March 24 the Easter Bunny returns to Cameron County. Breakfast with the Bunny will be held at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department. It benefits the Weekend in the Wilds Fireworks set to blast off July 7, 2018. Included with the price of breakfast is the opportunity to have a picture with the bunny and a make it take it craft.

Twisted Sisters Grand Opening

Twisted Sisters Soft Serve GRAND OPENING: Wednesday March 7th from 11am-9pm!

 New owners will provide great caring service! Cash only through March. By April we will have a card reader for debit and credit cards!

Check out our new hours of operation and telephone number- New menu to be posted soon!

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