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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Pic of the Day



Bri, Katrina and Nick Peters enjoyed the day canoeing.
Beautiful day for it! 

Dickinson Center Offers 24/7 Helpline


The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) implemented a warmline available 24/7 to the public who may need to talk with a professional about challenges they may be experiencing during this time. The number is 855-284-2494

Aroma Closed 4/4/2020. Re-Opening Monday April 6

Friday, April 3, 2020

No Friday Medical Services Available at Emporium PH Family Medicine or QCare

June 2020 Pork & Cork Event Cancelled


Last evening, members of the Sylvan Heritage Council made the difficult - but necessary - decision to cancel the 2020 Pork & Cork event. 

We are certainly disappointed, but obviously cannot move forward with planning and executing this large group event under these unprecedented circumstances. Stay safe and healthy everyone. 

We will look forward to celebrating with you in 2021

Danielle Marie Elliott


Danielle Marie Elliott, 36, of Emporium, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Penn Highlands Elk Hospital in

St. Mary's, PA. She was born on December 10, 1983, and was the daughter of Roy and Sharon Elliott. Danielle, known as Dani or Duck to many, was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.

Duck is survived by her father, Roy Elliott on Emporium; her grandmother, Donna Roberts of Roullette, PA; three brothers, Brad Elliott and his wife, Bridgette of Emporium, Jason Elliott of Sarasota, FL, and Victor Elliott of Emporium; and one sister, Crystal (Jesse) Hebert of Bolivar, NY. Also surviving are two nieces, Breana Hebert and Allyson Hebert, both of Bolivar, NY; four nephews, Austin Elliot of Hope Mills, NC, Trey Elliott of Emporium, Caine Wilson and Jax Wilson, both of Bolivar, NY; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved friends.

She also leaves behind her long-term companion, Christopher "John" Burger of Emporium.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Elliott; grandmother, Ruby Rossman; and great-grandmother, Blanche Gross.

At the request of the family, there will be no visitation or service.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 229 E. 2nd Street, Emporium, PA.

Family and friends may light a memorial candle, leave an online condolence, order flowers, or obtain additional information at www.furlongfuneralhome.com

St Mark Church Palm Sunday Mass


Palm Sunday Mass will be LIVE STREAMED Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 4:30 PM 

It will be re-posted Sunday, April 5 @ 9:00 AM

 Blessed Palms will be available in the church starting @ 6:30 PM Saturday night & during the day Sunday (after 10:00 AM). 
They will be placed on the pews, 6' apart.

 Please follow current social distancing when entering the church.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

East Branch Lake Open

In the interest of supporting "social distancing" during the Coronavirus, the Corps has coordinated with the contractor to allow the East Branch Dam boat launch to open early this year so that people may go out boating in the fresh air. 

Both Instanter and East Branch Dam boat launches are now OPEN!

Please follow their website and Facebook pages for any updates or changes.


4-H Science Camps Still Being Planned



Elk and Cameron County parents and kids...

We are excited to announce that 4-H STEM Camps are still being planned at this time! With everything that is going on, this is subject to change at any moment...but we are staying positive:)

If you would like to register for either camp, please visit the links below for the appropriate paperwork and instructions:

Cameron County STEM Camp: https://tinyurl.com/cameronstemcamp

Elk County STEM Camp: https://tinyurl.com/elkstemcamp

At these sites, you will find the following: 
1. A welcome letter with VERY important information, including what you need to do to get your child registered. (Forms will NOT be mailed this year).
 2. A Camp registration from. Please fill out one per child. 
3. A medical release form. Please fill out one per child.

To reserve a spot at camp for your child, please print, fill out, and send back the Camp Registration Form and the Medical release form, as well as register your child in 4-H online for STEM Camp.

***YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND MONEY AT THIS TIME...we will collect fees closer to the date, in the case that these events need to be cancelled in the future.***

Red Cross Blood Drive April 9th

The RED CROSS will be @ THE VETS CLUB APRIL 9th 10am-6:30pm. 

They are in serious need. Please donate.

 They will make this as safe as possible. 

If any changes I will let you know. 

Stay safe and GOD BLESS.

Lakeview Store Open - Cabin Rentals Closed for April


NOTICE" We are being told that fear of renting to people trying to escape from highly infected areas like NYC forced Gov. Wolfe to put short term rentals in the list of businesses to be closed. 
Thanks LV Staff. 

 Follow the Lakeview's FB page for news and updates

Hiring at Felt Manor Living


Felt Manor Living is looking for someone to join their team!!! 

This is a part time position with a possibility of becoming full time. Must for 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Call Joyce Burke at 486-4839. She is available from 7-3 weekdays. She will provide information about the job and application procedures.

Rich Valley Wines Open this Weekend


Rich Valley Wines will again be accepting online order, via our website, 
for pickup and delivery this weekend. 

🍷We have a few new products this week. Syrah and Blueberry are available in limited supply. 

Friday through Sunday 4pm-6pm for pickup and 6pm-? for deliveries each day.

We also offer the full line of our Rich Valley Apiary products that can be ordered online, with or without wine, for pickup and delivery 

πŸ‘‰Place your orders by visiting www.RichValleyWines.com πŸ‘ˆ

Alice Louise Crapser


Alice Louise Crapser died peacefully in her sleep on Monday (March 30, 2020) at Vitas Hospice House, Lecanto, FL. Born Alice Louise Doll in Emporium, PA, she was the youngest daughter of the late William and Phebie (Hackett) Doll. She was pre-deceased by her husband Jim Crapser in 2012 and her older sister Evelyn Simon in 2000.

Alice was employed for many years as the office manager at McCrory's Department Store in Emporium. After moving to Florida with her husband in 1984, Alice went on to work as a Nurse's Aide in Citrus County before fully retiring. Alice was a member of the Citrus County Cracker Quilting Guild, the American Sewing Guild and along with her husband were avid Square Dancers and lifelong members of the Family Campers RV'ers, formerly the NCHA.

She is survived by her sons, Dennis and his wife Brenda of Montgomery, PA and Daniel of Hernando, FL., four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A Burial service for Alice will be held at a later date at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, PA. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net or at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.

Memorial donations may be made in Alice's name to the American Cancer Society, 21754 State Rd., 54 Lutz, FL 33549 or www. donate3cancer.org.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with local arrangements.

Shippen Township April Board Meeting Cancelled

The April 7th, 2020 meeting of the Shippen Township Board of Supervisors has been canceled.

 The next meeting will be the regularly scheduled board meeting on May 5th, 2020. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, you may call the office at (814)486-0727 or email them to shippentwp@windstream.net.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

J. Timothy Kinsler (“Giz”)


J. Timothy Kinsler (“Giz”), 82, of 382 East 5th St Ext, Emporium, PA died at his residence on Tuesday morning (March 31, 2020). He was born January 27, 1938 in St. Mary’s, PA a son of the late John and Mildred Sebring Kinsler. On April 7, 1978 in Emporium he married Janice Chiappelli, who survives.

Tim graduated from Cameron County High School in 1956. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education from Mansfield University, and later went on to receive his Masters of Education from St. Bonaventure University. After his initial teaching position in Galeton, PA, Tim became a lifelong educator in the Cameron County School District where he served as a social studies teacher, vice principal and principal. He also spent many years as the junior high basketball coach. Tim was a gentle and kind man. His most treasured times were those spent with his family, especially his grandchildren (Papa’s buddies), who will be forever grateful for their loving and devoted Papa. Tim had a passion for golfing, and whether it was for 9 holes or “19”, he spent much of his spare time on the golf course. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was actively involved in the Emporium Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife, Jan; three sons, Kevin Genevro (Lori), St. Mary’s, PA; Brent Genevro (Tami), St.John’s, FL; James Genevro (Cal), San Francisco, CA; and a daughter, Stacie Dolan (Jeff), Red Lion, PA; six grandchildren; Marcus, Kevin, Jr., Taylor, Nathan, Alessandra, and Chiara; three great grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Grimone, Emporium; one brother, James Kinsler (Beverly), Ashville, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Pride. There will be no visitation. A public burial service will be scheduled at a later date. Burial will be in the St. Mark’s Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

April Grove Township Meeting Cancelled

Grove Township will be cancelling April 8, 2020 meeting due to the COVID-19 and will hold their normal May meeting on May 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm. 

Thank you 
Brandie Sherry Grove Township Secretary

Upper Allegheny Medical Center Online Visits Available


To help our patients who are social distancing, We are making ourselves available on the Medici app. 


Download it now and put in code Z7C0DNABYL to have an appointment today. 

Download the Medici App to get started today It’s easy to get started. 
1. Download the Medici App 
2. Create your account 
3. Start consulting with your doctors 

 Download the Medici Patient iOS App from the App Store or Google Play

 We  have virtual visits ready. Available to our patients and anyone in the community.
 Hours available Monday - Saturday.  Just have to send a message within the app and I will be in touch, so this is more at your convenience or you can pick a time that will best suit.
Hoping this well help keep everyone a little healthier/safer!!

Shippen Township Spring Clean Up is Cancelled

Shippen Township’s Spring clean-up scheduled for April 25th has been canceled. 

Office staff can be reached at 486-0727 or shippentwp@windstream.net.

Filing Unemployment Claims


For anyone looking for information about Unemployment, please follow this page. https://www.facebook.com/PALaborIndustry 

 They are working very hard to process claims and get everyone their money

Notice for the April Food Bank Schedule


Notice for the April Food Bank. 

 We have Emergency Food Boxes available for anyone who have been recently laid-off due to the Coronavirus. They can contact Dave Malize to arrange a pick-up time.

Due to the corona virus outbreak, and operating with concern for the health of our clients, the Cameron County Food Pantry will be operating on the following schedule. The food distribution scheduled for April 22, 2020 at 1pm will be accomplished with the following changes.

If you are unemployed or have had a reduction in work hours due to the corona virus, you are eligible for this food distribution. Please call Dave Malize at 814-486-1161 Ext 269 and pre-register.

Clients from the Emporium Arms and Maple Street Apartments will receive food delivered Tuesday, April 21 at 10:00 am.

 On Wednesday, April 22nd, the regular Food Pantry distribution will be at the usual 1:00 pm time on Fourth Street in front of Northern Tier Community Action. 
 South Poplar Street will be closed to Food Pantry vehicular traffic. 
 Clients with cars are asked to stage on Fourth Street in the spaces available between Vine Street and Poplar Street. 
 You will be directed when to pull forward to the space in front of Northern Tier to receive your box.

  Please be patient while we try to get everyone through as quickly as possible. A volunteer will take your name and another will place your box(S) in your car (do not get out of your car) and you can then pull out as traffic allows, allowing the next vehicle to move up. If you are not able to get in line with your car, please just drive around the block and come back.

  PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK TRAFFIC ON FOURTH STREET!

If you normally walk to the Food Pantry, you will also get your food box on Fourth Street. 
 We will have a specific walk-up location for you to be served. 
 Please wait there to be served and keep two arms lengths distance from others who may 
be in line for distribution.

If you are sick or have a health issue that prevents you from coming out, or if you have questions, please call Dave Malize at 814-486-1161 Ext 269 and we will arrange to get your food to you.

 Please do not come out if you are sick.

 Your cooperation is expected. Please be patient during this process. 
 We will get through this by working together.

St Mark Church Updates & Live Daily Mass Announcement

Due to new government restrictions on gatherings and to comply with social distancing St. Mark will not have Holy Hour or Stations of the Cross until further notice. Confession can be requested by appointment by calling the rectory @ 486-0569 ext 104.


Please join us for LIVE Streaming of daily mass by visiting our Facebook page.

Cameron County Courthouse


If you have questions for your elected officials it is suggested you call them instead of guessing or speculating. Contact information is on the website and on the door of the courthouse. 

 Due to the Courthouse being closed to public access, we have mounted a drop box on the building. It is located on the Chestnut Street side of the building at the base of the handicap ramp. Please drop off any payments, correspondence, etc. for any office housed at the Courthouse. We will check this daily at the end of the day. 

 Should you have specific questions for any office, please refer to the COVID-19 page here on the website for contact information. 
Thank You and Stay Safe!

 Cameron County Courthouse 
20 E. 5th St.
 Emporium, PA 15834 
P: 814-486-2315

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CCHS Yearbook Fundraiser Cancelled

CCHS YEARBOOK FUNDRAISER CANCELLED.  

Please spread the word that the Oakbrook fundraiser that was going to be collected tomorrow is cancelled.  When it is safe, please return the money to those that ordered.  Contact the people who ordered from you and let them know. 

 If you have questions about this or any other yearbook questions please email me at tashine.groeger@camcosd.org   

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Free Prayer & Drive by Spaghetti Dinner @ Emporium First United Methodist Church


Emporium First United Methodist Church

Saturday April 4th 4 to 6PM

Free Prayer & Drive by Spaghetti Dinner  

Give us a prayer request and we give you dinner!

Park (or stop on the sidewalk) along the Spruce Street Side of the church and we will
 bring it out to you.
God doesn't make junk and you matter to us!

4/3/2020-Yes the drive by spaghetti dinner and prayer is still on. 

However, please note that as the stay at home order and other regulations have been issued we are going to make a few gentle changes.

 1. We will place the food containers in your trunk or set them by your car door that you might pick them up and place them in your vehicle. This is to avoid cross contamination. 
2. Your prayer requests that you might have will be taken verbally and we will maintain social distancing practices and will write them down for you. 

We are praying for you and want you to know we believe you are important!

Follow their Facebook page for more church updates. https://www.facebook.com/emporium1umc

Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union Update


Update:  MLFCU will be closing our lobbies indefinitely to walk-in traffic effective Wednesday, April 1st and will be offering limited services only.  

Please contact your local branch for more information on how to complete your transactions as several have drive thru windows and several branches are doing Curbside Banking. 
 We are here for you and will continue to be here for all your financial needs.

Cameron County Fireworks Delay Easter Bunny Breakfast

From the CC Chamber of Commerce

New federal guidelines in the fight against Covid-19 limiting groups of people meeting until April 30 forcing the cancelation of the Easter Bunny Breakfast which was scheduled for Saturday April 11. Instead the Cameron County Fireworks committee planning a quackoff when the federal guidelines are lifted.The quackoff will include launching sales for the firequacker duck derby which is a major fundraiser for the fireworks planned for Friday July 3. Organizers say children will be able to take home their own rubberduck which they can enter in the race held during Weekend in the Wilds. The committee urges families to limit Easter activities to those living in their household which is part of thefederal guidelines.
 Across Cameron County folks have been painting their windows to spread Easter greeting

Pic of the Day

Cameron, Somerset counties now under stay-home order from Gov. Wolf

Cameron, Somerset counties now under stay-home order from Gov. Wolf: HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf has added seven more counties to his order to stay at home as the new virus expands its reach and Pennsylvania reports another big jump in confirmed COVID-19 ca…

CCHS Remote Learning Program

Attention CCSD students and parents:

CCSD will begin a Remote Learning Program beginning on April 8, 2020.  By restarting our instructional program, we will be able to provide appropriate instruction for our students and our school-related activities will count toward the completion of the school year.  

As of April 8, our teachers will be prepared to provide instruction through online resources that already exist for our staff and students. Additionally, paper-based resources will be provided, as needed to those lacking Internet access.  All instruction will adhere to current social distancing measures already in place.  

A letter with more detailed information is being mailed today.  In addition, we encourage all students to check their school email account at least once a day for more information from their individual teachers. 

We will continue to post information on the district website and this Facebook page.  

Please be sure you are practicing recommended social distancing guidelines and washing your hands often.  

Let’s stay healthy CCSD family!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Sweden Valley Accepting Donations of Homemade Masks


Please consider helping as we prepare to safely respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

 We are accepting donations of fabric face masks to help fill the gap of the nation’s shortage of protective gear (PPE). 

 All hand-sewn masks will be properly laundered and prepared for use.
 Please contact social.media@hcfmanagement.com or call 419-999-2010 to arrange delivery of the masks.

 Click here to access making face masks instructions:





Hilltop Lodge/Motorcross Track Closed Until Further Notice



Hilltop Lodge/Motorcross Track (Emporium, Pa) is closed until further notice


PA Primary Election Rescheduled


To help Pennsylvanians stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19, our primary election has been rescheduled to June 2.

☑️ May 18 is now the last day to register to vote.
☑️ May 26 is now the last day to sign up to vote by mail ballot.

Learn more about voting in Pennsylvania at https://www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections

All 4-H Events, Activities, Meetings Cancelled till Further Notice

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the unprecedented challenges it poses to communities across PA and around the world, all 4-H activities, events, and club meetings are suspended until further notice. Communication will be sent when these events can resume. Along with direction and cooperation with Penn State Extension, the State 4-H Office will re-evaluate the status of canceled events, by May 15th, 2020.


We are sorry to announce that all 2020 PA 4-H residential camps (also called summer camps or overnight camps) have been cancelled. Counties have been encouraged to offer virtual camps and/or face to face day camps if social distancing recommendations have been relaxed by the time our summer programming season is upon us.

Pennsylvania COVID-19 updates

Pennsylvania COVID-19 updates —

🏫 Schools/businesses closed: Until further notice 
🏑 Added to Stay at Home Order: Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, and Schuylkill counties
 πŸ“† Stay at Home Order in effect: Through at least April 30

While Elk County does not have a "Stay at Home Order" every effort should be made to stay home and only travel outside the home when necessary.

Resources and more information here: https://www.pa.gov/guides

PennDot Extends Expiration Dates

PennDOT announced today that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, learner’s permits, persons with disability placards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Deadlines on the following products will be extended effective today, March 27:

➡️ Driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner's permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020, through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020. 
➡️ Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020, through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020. ➡️ Persons with Disabilities parking placards scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020, through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.

These extensions are in addition to those announced on March 16.

Additionally, all Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers and the Harrisburg Riverfront Office Center in Pennsylvania are closed for counter service until further notice effective close of business on Monday, March 16, 2020.

As a reminder, customers may complete various transactions and access multiple resources via the Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver's license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

Jobs Available Through CC Recreation Center

Cameron County Recreation is accepting lawn maintenance bids for the spring/summer/fall 2020 season. Applicants must provide their own liability insurance and equipment. Interested candidates should respond to Holly Manginell, Recreation Director at camcorecreation@gmail.com or by mail at 300 S. Chestnut Street. Bids will be accepted until April 30th.

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 Cameron County Recreation Department is accepting applications for a summer program assistant. 
The applicant must be highly motivated, at least 17 years of age and entering their senior year of high school or a graduating senior or college student continuing their education. Applicants are required to obtain Act 34 and Act 151 clearances. Job duties consist of assisting the director, help implement programs and activities at the recreation center or at off site locations throughout the 9-week summer session, supervising children 1st through 6th grade, take photos, keep daily attendance and write a weekly article for the newspaper describing the week’s events. Applications can be made available by contacting Holly Manginell at the Recreation Center at 486-8915 or by email at camcorecreation@gmail.com. 

At this time please do not come to the office to get applications without scheduling an appointment. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2020.

Events & Activities Cancelled at CC Recreation Center

With the current situation with COVID-19 and following the CDC recommendations to limit activities at recreation and community centers we will be closing the center until further notice. This will include all classes and rentals. The health of our patrons and community members is our first priority. Extra cleaning and disinfecting procedures have already been in place and will continue. Thank you for your patience at this time. Please stay safe and well.

VFW POST 6221 Bingo Cancelled for the Season

To all out VFW POST 6221 Bingo players. We are going to cancel our bingo nights for the season. 

This is because of the COVID-19. We will again start our Bingo nights on Sept. 7th, 2020 if all goes well. We hope you are all well and healthy. 

Stay Safe Bingo Chairman, Barry Sarick