Come join us for a ride to help the kids. Everything is getting cancelled and there are still organizations that need help too! Join us Saturday July 18th starting at the Emporium Moose registration is 9am to 11am. $15 for driver $5 for passenger.
Rotarian, Rhonda Brown, Woodland Elementary School Counselor, spoke at the Rotary luncheon meeting July 7th regarding the elementary Backpack Program.
For many students, school lunch on Friday is the last meal they will receive until they return to school on Monday morning. The program started in 2019 with food donated by Second Harvest distributed out of Erie, PA. Criteria for the program are students eligible for free or reduced lunches, which are 64% of the children at Woodland Elementary. Food is distributed on Fridays with each eligible child receiving a bag of food which include many food items the children are able to prepare themselves. Menus differ throughout the month, and many regulations are placed on the food and privacy of the students. Currently 50 students were served each week last school year and the school hopes to expand the program this coming year. They are currently funded for the next 3 years by generous donations from the Mee & Emporium Foundations.
Also pictured is Rotarian, Barry Brown, Rhonda’s husband.
We will be holding the Sinnemahoning Rattlesnake Hunt on July 11 at Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Club. This will be a one day hunt only.
Hunters can register and get provisional permit at 7am Saturday and hunt will end at 6pm Saturday. Hunters must register before they hunt and get a provisional permit. It will be a catch and release event as in the past all snakes must be returned to capture site by Sunset on Sunday. You must have a valid fishing license and a Venomous snake permit that is not used. If you have already tagged a Venomous snake you will be unable to get a Provisional permit. The snakes turned in will be weighed, measured for length, and rattles counted as in past. We will not be handing out any prizes this year, but the snakes caught will be eligible for Championship hunt in 2021. Bill will explain how Championship for 2021 will work during Registration seminar.
There will be no food and drink at the snake hunt pavilion. The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Club will be open inside for drinks and dining. The Sportsmen club is having a chicken bbq that will start at 1pm on Saturday and will be first come first serve. There will be no vendors, no raffles, no KRC camping and no tshirts, this is hunt only. We will be going along with the CDC guidelines so there will be no kids pits and no hands on snakes other than the pit staff measuring the snakes. There will be educational lectures through out the day and question and answers. You will be able to see the snakes that are caught be weighed and measured.
We have worked hard to get this set up.
Please no complaining and if you feel unsafe please stay home and do not attend!
SUMMER PROGRAMMING CANCELLATION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Yesterday Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine issued a state Order requiring the use of universal face coverings for all Pennsylvania residents over the age of two. Given these new guidelines, the Cameron County School District will be cancelling the following planned programs until further notice:
1. CCSD Summer Instrumental Lesson Program.
2. CCSD Marching Band/Band Front Activities
3. All related voluntary summer workouts and weight training for all district athletic teams.
With this order from the Department of Health, the district will now need to update its District and Athletics Health and Safety Plans. We will continue to wait for and follow state guidance and mandates to determine when and under what circumstances these programs can be reopened.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but continue to look forward to having students in our buildings and athletic courts and fields.
Our Organization is made up of 100% volunteers.
We are looking for and welcoming volunteers! We are creating a volunteer list where we can reach out to you when help is needed. If you’d like to be added to the list send us a message with your phone number. We will reach out to volunteers when we have a project that needs some extra hands. We will do our best to give you a few days notice.
We currently have a great team of volunteers for lawn maintenance, but could always use “back-ups” if that is your thing! So, let us know if lawn maintenance is where you’d like to volunteer your time.
The fields are looking great due to the hard work of our VOLUNTEERS! THANK YOU!
David James Hulick - Biggers Funeral Home: David James Hulick, 31, of Fort Worth, died in an accident on June 26, 2020 in Grayson County. Memorial Service: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Biggers Funeral Home Chapel.
David was born February 21, 1984 in Coudersport, Pennsylvania to David and Nancy Hulick. David enjoyed watching his daughters play volleyball as well as hunting and fishing.
His daughters were his world.
Survived by his wife: Melissa Hulick; his daughters: Tiana, Kaydence, Gabriella, Dallas; his mother and stepfather: Nancy and Marvin Mackie; his father and stepmother: David and Wendy Hulick; his brother and sister in law: Wesley and Nicole Hulick; his sister: Karlie Summerson, and many nieces and nephews.
UPDATE: YARD SALE FRI JULY 3 & SAT JULY 4 10 TO ? : 2262 OLD WEST CREEK RD
Selling baby items & Thomas the train toys in excellent condition. They were only used at grandparents house. Other items will also be available. BOOKS-CURTAINS-BAKE PAN-PURSES-WOMENS CLOTHES (SOME BRAND NEW) SIZE SM/MED/LG.
Masks would be appreciated. Hand sanitizer will be available before entering.
Orvella "Orvie" Luce, 79, of Crosby, passed away Friday (June 26, 2020) in the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.
She was born Sept. 4, 1940 in Crosby, a daughter of Ellsworth and Anna Weidert Lathrop. On Nov.24, 1973 in Crosby, PA, she married Gary D. Luce, who died Nov. 26, 2004.
Mrs. Luce was a graduate of Crosby Schools
Mrs. Luce was a laborer, employed by Emporium Pressed Metals
She was a member of the Norwich Volunteer Fire Dept. and was auxiliary president for many years.
She was also a member of the Crosby United Methodist Church and the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 auxiliary.
She is survived by two sons: Thomas Lathrop of San Tan Valley, AZ and David Luce of Pittsburgh
Two daughters: Cathy (Jim) Suhan of New Castle, PA and Brenda (Bill) Szuba of Crosby
Four brothers: Paul (Donna) Lathrop of Crosby, Mike (Judy) Lathrop of Port Allegany, Richard (Darlene) Lathrop of Port Allegany and Andy (Ann) Lathrop of Eldred.
ten grandchildren: Brandon, Kylene, Samantha, Jessica, Kristin, Owen, Cole, Cassidy, Maddison and Cortney
Two great-grandchildren: Greysen and Sophie
many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as a special friend, Sharon Norton
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St, Smethport, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 11 AM with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove.
Memorials may be made to the Norwich Township Fire Dept. in Crosby, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Smethport.
State grant program for small businesses impacted by coronavirus launches
PA Wilds communities targeted for investment under program
Warren, PA — A state grant program to assist small Main Street-type businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns launches tomorrow at 9 a.m., and officials say more than 60 communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds are targeted for investment.
The $225 million statewide program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. It targets Main Street type businesses with 25 or fewer employees and annual gross revenue of $1M or less.
Hard-hit sectors, including retail, food and hospitality, health and wellness, personal care businesses (such as salons), and child and adult day care, are a priority under the program.
“This program is a really good fit for small tourism-related businesses in the rural Pennsylvania Wilds region,” says PA Wilds Center CEO Ta Enos. “We are strongly encouraging all small businesses in the industry who have been impacted to consider applying.”
Rotary President 2019-20, Chris Andrews, passes the gavel to Marilyn Erickson, the incoming 2020-21 President of the Emporium Rotary Club. The club honored Chris with a Past President plaque and pin to thank her for all her hard work and dedication to the club this past year.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and restrictions placed on events, the Emporium Rotary Club regretfully is canceling annual picnic August 19th.
Hello July!! A few changes to our club this month.. starting Monday July 6 we will be opening at 12 Noon. Monday-Friday.. we will keep our weekends the same and open at 10 am Saturday and Sunday!
We hope to see you all and hope to see some new members as well!
Chateau Soleil is having an indoor, outdoor sale during Weekend in the Wilds, the profits goes to the CCSPCA , the doors are open from 9 am to ? both days.
A lot of nice things, come and check it all out, remember it benefits all of our animals in this area, please come and support the CCSPCA, you will find great things, so stop by for a chat and support our local SHELTER, THANKS, hope to see a lot of you!
In conjunction with Weekend in the Wilds, the Barbara Moscato Brown Library will be offering a Mini Book Sale this week beginning Wednesday from 10-2 p.m. and continuing Thursday and Friday from 11-5 p.m.
Items will be outside the library under the awning and will be sold on a donations basis.
A donation box will be attached to one of the book carts and a box of bags will be made available to those purchasing books. Some DVDs will also be available.
On Friday, the library will have very special guest, Bobby Spaeth, playing guitar outside from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Continuing reliability improvement work in the area, West Penn Power customers will see a planned power interruption affecting customers in the vicinity of Driftwood, Sinnamahoning, Benezette and Westport, Pa
The interruption is schedule for Tuesday July 14, 2020 with a raindate on Wednesday, July 15.
Customers will experience a service interruption between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - noon. A total of 982 customers will be impacted.
Each customer impacted will be notified via the contact information listed on their electric account. Customers needing to update their account information or want to sign-up to receive alerts by email or text can call the contact center at: 1-800-686-0021 or go online at: www.firstenergycorp.com/login; select - Text and Email Alerts.
Danny Ball has been a firefighter with Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department for 48 years. He served as Deputy for several years and is currently the Vice President, which he has been for the past two years. Danny drives Engine 161 and Ambulance 1621. He shows up to every call and is always willing to lend a hand. Danny’s also an EMR and has been for three years now. Our ambulance was in dire need of personnel to keep it going and Danny didn’t hesitate to sign up. He’s always there when needed and shows up with a smile. Danny is an asset to Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Service.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication Danny! It is greatly appreciated!!!
Gather your supplies and join us.
Starting with a blank canvas, this in depth class focuses on the studies of observation, drawing, and painting in acrylics. Participants will start in learning the principles and techniques of drawing and progress through the steps of the painting process.
Materials Needed: 2 Canvases (20x16 or 24x18)
Acrylic Paint (8 colors)
Brushes (2, 4, 8, and Fan)
Paper towels, Pencil, &Eraser
For more information or to register for the class email: email@example.com.
This class is provided by the Arts in Education Program sponsored by the PA Council on the Arts and Elk County Council on the Arts.
Through the Arts in Education program, local registered teaching artists conduct residencies in schools, in virtual classrooms, and with other community organizations. Participants in the Arts in Education courses not only learn technical skills involved in creating artwork but also benefit from improved communication, expression, and social skills. ECCOTA proudly sponsors the Arts in Education program in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, and Potter Counties.
Local business owners, Cherie Miller (left), owner of CDH Designs and Rotarian, Sarah Nolan, owner of Sarah Janes were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon meeting June 23rd. The ladies spoke about their businesses and also about the Christmas North Pole event that was held last year and plans they have for this year.
Both ladies are looking for other community event ideas and volunteers.
“I kind of, by reflex, I just jumped across the truck and had to kick his foot off of the gas,” said Cindy Ramsey, Alan’s wife.
Cindy was able to pull over safely and called 9-1-1 but knew she immediately needed help. A retired nurse driving by was able to quickly pull over and moments later, a Silver Spring ambulance drove by.
“They had driven by and saw me in the vehicle pounding and said we need to go back, that woman needs help,” said Cindy Ramsey.
“Had it not been for their efforts immediately, I don’t know if he would be here with us today,” said Dr. Kevin McHale, cardiologist at UPMC Pinnacle.
Alan was quickly taken to UPMC Pinnacle West Shore where doctors worked to get a heartbeat.
“We were kind of bracing ourselves for the worst,” said Cindy Ramsey.
Thanks to hospital staff, Alan’s heart began beating again. He was later taken to the cardiac ICU at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. Alan doesn’t remember much about what happened but doctors told him that only 10 % of people survive the kind of blockage he had in his heart.
“It does put it into a different perspective and it also shows how hard they worked and what expertise they had to bring me back to who I am right now,” said Alan Ramsey.
Alan says he’ll continue to travel to Harrisburg for his routine check-ups with Dr. McHale.
“To walk in and see him smiling and with his wife there, I mean it’s the best part,” said Dr. McHale.
Father and grandfather to seven, Alan is thankful to be alive today. “I was asked earlier if this is a new lease on life, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with my life before, so I kind of see it as just a continuation.”
For more information: please contact Aaron Herzing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-335-8606.
Students in Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties who will be entering 9th through 12th grades in the fall have the opportunity to participate in a FREE virtual summer boot camp where they can learn basic skills related to the building and construction industry. The program is funded by Workforce Solutions for North Central PA through grants received from the PA Department of Labor and Industry including Business Education Partnership and PA SMART Next Gen Sector Partnership funding. Please find attached flyer for more details and feel free to share this information with anyone who you feel may benefit.
Organizers for the annual Weekend in the Wilds say Covid-19 has given the opportunity to involve more businesses during the vendor event on Saturday July 4. Crafters, activities for children and music will fill a three-block area in downtown Emporium instead of the one block section used in the past. “Because of social distancing it was decided to space vendors farther apart as a way to cut down on the crowded sidewalks,” according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Solak. Parking on Fourth Street in the three-block area will be off limits starting Saturday at 7am-5pm. Visitors will be encouraged to utilize Third Street and West Creek Rails Trails parking lots.
Weekend in the Wilds kicks off on Wednesday with a sidewalk sale of used books at the Barbara Moscato Memorial Library in downtown Emporium. Books will be available for purchase through Friday. Bobby Spaeth will give a free concert at the library on Friday at noon.
Friday July 3 fireworks will blast off from the Cameron County High School Football Stadium at dusk. There will be no concession stand and the bleachers will not be available for sitting. But those attending may park in the high school parking lot and bring chairs to enjoy the show.
Mountaineer Search and Rescue Big Foot Hunt begins early Saturday morning. From dawn to 1pm hunters with licenses will scour historical locations, trails, and places of interest hoping to bring home one of 12 big foots! Prizes will be awarded at 2pm from the stage in downtown Emporium.
The line up of vendors begins at Guy and Mary Felt Manor where visitors will find Bobby Nester with breakfast and lunch offerings, Blankets by Tina, Carol Lininger Crafts, Red Line Signs and Design and Randy’s Penny Pincher will offer items for sale. Across the street the Cameron County SPCA will host an indoor yard sale at the former Chateau Soleil, Deb’s All Occasion Chocolates, walking tacos and Mountaineer Search and Rescue round out the activities on the block between Walnut and Chestnut Streets.
In the next block Ed Woods will offer hand made wood crafts, a wine tasting and selling area by Rich Valley Wines and Wagon Wheel Wines will be available to those over the age of 21 in a portion of the vacant lot, Phartn Barts will offer pulled pork and other favorites, Rose Perkins will offer hand sewn items while ADAS will have face painting and games for children. Across the street visitors will find Aroma Café, PA Made, Bailey’s Homestead Crafts, Storm Football, Mr. D’s Donuts and Elizabeth Young.
Marty’s Make & Paint will occupy the vacant lot which once held Jasper Clothing, Mitzi Austin Crafts, Whitman Maple Syrup, Terry Surra and Ron Armstrong will fill the block between Cherry and Broad Streets. Across the street, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities will feature displays, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, CDH Designs, and Kristin Thomson Candy will be located.
The final block includes Tina Dixon Jewelry, Penny Joplin Jewelry, Rotary Club of Emporium, ABATE and Cameron Moate leather wallets. On Maple Street Allegany Chapter of Nam Knights will host an open house at their new facility.
Music in the center lot at the stage features Dos Hombres from 10am-1pm followed by DJ Smokin Sounds from 1:30-4. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs and sit in the stage area while enjoying the music and visiting restaurants and vendors for take-out food.
The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is excited to announce that beginning Monday, July 6, the Library building will open to the public with altered service hours and limited services.
New hours will be: Seniors only hour from 11am-12 p.m. daily. Regular operating hours will be: Monday - Friday: 11 am to 5 pm; Wednesdays: closed to public for internal operations; Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm; and closed on Sundays.
Library 2-Go-Go Pickup service will continue to be available after reopening and patrons are strongly encouraged to continue using this service instead of browsing.
Library services will be added in stages.
Initial services will include:
Library access through the front door only for browsing. The building will be limited to 15 patrons at one time to maintain safe social distancing.
Patrons are asked to wear a mask at all times while in the library building and use the guides on the floor to maintain safe social distancing.
Hand sanitizer and tissues will be made available for patron use in a number of locations throughout the library.
We ask that patrons do their part to keep themselves and the library staff safe and healthy.
Patrons will be limited to a half hour of browsing time inside the library. While browsing, patrons are asked to deposit any materials they touch but choose not to check out into designated “Yuck Bins” provided throughout the library.
Children under 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Newspapers will be available for reading, however, patrons will be asked to wear gloves (provided by library) while handling newspapers.
The library will also provide a waste receptacle to dispose of gloves immediately after use.
Bathroom access will be available with a key that patrons can obtain from library staff.
Multipurpose room use will be allowed by appointment only for no more than 10 adult participants.
Copying and Laminating services will be available.
At this time, the library can accept CASH ONLY AND NO CHANGE WILL BE AVAILABLE.
Services NOT resuming at this time include public computer access, children’s programs, all clubs, Interlibrary Loan, and close-contact staff assistance. The library is also currently not accepting any donations of physical items, including but not limited to books, dvds, and magazines.
For a more detailed report of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library’s COVID-19 reopening plan, visit the “Hours of Operation” page at www.barbaramoscatobrownlibary.org. For questions or more information, contact the library by email at email@example.com or call at 814-486-8011.
2nd Annual Fireworks at the Caldwell Corp. parking lot
Where: Caldwell Corp. parking lot
When: Saturday, July 4th around 9 pm for the smaller ones/9:30 pm for the bigger ones
Why: to have some fun celebrating America's birthday during this crazy year
How: enough questions
-I will be putting up some yellow tape around the area we are setting them off at because I do not want anyone near us for fear of someone getting badly hurt. If you come watch, please do so from the grass by the Rails to Trails or along the parking lot fence away from where they are being set off. The further the better.
-please no parking in the parking lot. Please park somewhere else and walk over with a chair or something so cars don't get damaged and the lights won't distract.
-this picture isn't everything we have, but we also may not use all of it. We may save some for next year.. I don't want to overstay our welcome and upset all the neighbors. We will see how things go and how quickly we go through them.
-some people graciously helped get some this year so we potentially have 3x what we did last year. I want everyone to have a great time but also I want to annoy the fewest number of people I can.
That's all I can think of now, if I think of anything, I will add it to this post. Hope everyone stays safe so we can have a great time again! If everything goes as well as last year, I don't mind doing something like this!
My name is Michelle Malize Clark & I am a native of Emporium, Pa, a beautiful town in N Western PA. I serve on the board of the Sylvan Heritage Council. I enjoy activities w/ my children, my husband Rick, photography, genealogy & visiting friends & family.