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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hike Cameron County Draws National Media Attention

Hike Cameron County Draws National Media Attention

American Hiker Spring issue features Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and the Hike Cameron County project. The two page article features a picture from one of the Cameron County hikes and details about the four hikes held in 2009.

“The idea to hike Cameron County came from students of Nelson Haas,” explains Tina Johns Lorson, Executive Director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center. “The students made walking sticks and then wanted to try them out! Haas told of National Hiking Day in June and the hikes were planned.”

The staff at American Hiker added the Cameron County events to the web site and was surprised of the enthusiasm of the hikers. “Hikers came from as far away as Pittsburgh. The chamber received phone calls wondering when the next event would be held,” according to Johns Lorson.

As an incentive those that successfully hiked four trials will receive a free 2010 walking stick medallion to coincide with the county’s Sesquicentennial. More hikes are in the planning stages for 2010. They will feature historical sites throughout Cameron County.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

Nearby News - The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous is in full swing this week. Already a record number of visitors have visited the town. The week of carvings will wind up this Saturday, February 27th, with the annual auction and many carvings will be on display. This is a great area event, don't miss it!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Korin Trumpie Joins Charles Cole Pediatric Staff

Korin Trumpie, PA-C has joined the Coudersport pediatric office of Dr. Mary Ann Rigas and Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 274-9198. Trumpie graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania’s physician assistant program, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree. Trumpie previously worked at CCMH’s laboratory before continuing her education to become a physician assistant. Upon graduation from Lock Haven, she worked in the hospitalist program at Elk Regional Health System. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.

“Korin is a perfect example of our goal to promote the continuing education of young women and men from this area and to have them return as professional healthcare providers,” said Ed Pitchford, CCMH president and chief executive officer. “We are confident that with the impending opening in May of the Lock Haven physician assistant program at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, that many more young healthcare professionals will be available in the future for the benefit of the residents on north central Pennsylvania and other rural areas.”Trumpie and her family live in Emporium.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hair Salon Opening

418 North Broad Street will soon open it's doors as "Beck's Beauty Hut" Renovations have been underway over the past couple of weeks at this location, and it is good to see another business opening in Emporium!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

36thCameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic

36th Annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic Overview

The 36th Annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic is scheduled for Saturday, April 3, 2010. The Committee is very hopeful for good water conditions and is planning to build on the record turnout of participants and spectators from 2009. The overall theme of the 2010 event is “Celebrating Cameron County’s Sesquicentennial 1860-2010 .” The course is a 12-mile stretch of the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek which runs from the Emporium Country Club to Driftwood.

Registration for the event will be held at the Emporium Country Club from 8:00am -11:30am. The registration fee for Adults will be $15.00 pre-registered and $20.00 on race day. The registration for all Junior paddlers (up to and including age 17) will be $10.00. There will be an available breakfast and many door prizes from local businesses and organizations. A shuttle service, compliments of Krise Busing, will be available to allow participants to take a vehicle to the finish line and have transportation back to the start area. Numerous volunteer organizations will be on hand offering assistance helping to provide a safe and quality event.

A limited supply of kayaks, and recreational canoes will again be available for a small rental fee. To reserve a canoe or kayak, you must call or email me at the number / address indicated above no later than one week prior to race day! Again this year we will offer a two mile youth paddle traveling from Huntley to Driftwood for any youth at least 4-5 years old. Individual youths may either canoe with an experienced paddler or solo in a recreational kayak accompanied by safety boats. The youth event will be both weather and water condition dependent and participants must be pre-registered. New this year will be a 4 person canoe demo class opening an opportunity for entire families to paddle together.

The 2010 race awards will be handmade paddle plaques which will be given to participants over a wide array of classes. Emporium Hardwoods has donated the cherry wood. Josh Zucal from Zucal wood products planned the lumber. Classic committee traced ,cut and sanded the plaques and the 2010 design was done by Art and Ink. Total Engraving will laser etch them, and Cool’s Auto Repair will finish them.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Emporium Firehall along with a pasta dinner to be prepared by the Emporium Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. The Committee has turned to the talents of local artisans for prizes, which will include some Sesquicentennial featured artwork . A recreational kayak , paddle and PFD Co sponsored by Rock River & Trails From Lockhaven Pa will also be given away.

On behalf of the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic Committee, I would like to thank in advance all of this year’s race sponsors, volenteer’s & orgianztions and anyone who helps to make the 36th edition of the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic the best yet. I hope to see many new and former participants and spectators at this year’s event. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call me at (814) 546-2011, email me at, or visit the event website at
Randy BaileyEvent Organizer

The Snow Arrives!

While Cameron County escaped the major snowfall that many other counties battled, we did recieve our share of snow today. These two gentlemen stop during todays storm for a quick chat on the corner of 4th & Broad.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sylvan Heritage Council Sesquicentennial Banner Update

Update: The Sylvan Heritage Councils Sesquicentennial street banner project is underway. We are delighted to say we have surpassed our original goal of 50 banners! The banners will be proudly displayed in downtown Emporium (and other key intersections in Cameron County) from March through December 2010.

Plans are underway for the publication of an informational booklet displaying each banner photo and a summary of the photo. A tentative open house for the banner unveiling is being scheduled for 7 p.m., March 29th, 2010 at the intersection of 4th & Broad street. Refreshments will be available at the Chamber of Commerce building, located at 34 E 4th street.