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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Emporium Native Presenting on Martha Stewart Show

This  video clip from 2010 with Emporium's own native son Drew Pleak showing Martha Stewart how his company, Manhatten Fruitier, puts together top shelf luxury fruit and gift baskets.
 Drew is creative director of the Company.
Well done !!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Sled Dog Races At Sinnemahoning State Park

Come join the fun at Sinnemahoning State Park as they  host the  7th annual Dry-Land event . The day will include Canine-Cross, Bike-Joring, Cart Races, a GPS / Geo-caching program, a winter bird-feeding and craft program, “Mushing 101”, and more.
And don’t miss this opportunity to see the new Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park.

The fun starts at 9:00 AM.  Hot food and refreshments will be available to keep away the chill!
 Spectator areas will be open along the trails and staging area.
Races will continue on Sunday, November 4th, but additional programs will not be available.

For more information on this or other programs, call the park office at 814-647-8401.

11/03/2012 - 11/04/2012
Time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST 
Location Sinnemahoning State Park
4843 Park Road

Friday, October 26, 2012

Daisy Haring,

Daisy Haring, age 101, passed away September 27, 2012 at the Wesley Gardens Nursing Home in Rochester, New York after a short illness.
She was born May 3, 1911 in Faulkner, NY and was self-employed as a home nurse.
Daisy was predeceased by her husbands Harrison Haring and Robert Snapp; parents, Grace Daugherty Bailey and Jacob Bailey; one brother; five sisters; and a grandson, Frank P. Hirsh II.
She is survived by: a daughter, Gladys Hirsch of Olean,New York; a son, Frank Snapp of Trafford, Alabama; grandchildren, Lark Goodyear, Marygladys Wojtanik, Lisa Oakes, Frank Snapp III, Craig Snapp and Melissa Snapp; and a sister, Lois Rader and a brother, Carl Bailey, both of Emporium. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at noon in the First BaptistChurch in Emporium with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery.
Special thanks go out to the Staff and other residents of the Wesley Gardensnursing home for making Daisy's stay a wonderful experience.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Walter H. Coppersmith

Walter H. Coppersmith, 89, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, formerly of Emporium and York, died Saturday, October, 20, 2012 in his home.
Born December 4, 1923 in Emporium he was the son of L. Neil and Ophelia Dodson Coppersmith. On June 28, 1953 in Tidioute, he married Lorraine Tilburg who survives.
He was a 1941 graduate of Emporium High School, Valley Forge MilitaryAcademy in 1943 and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1948.
He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army with the 511th Airborne, 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan at Moriokaand coordinated paratrooper training Air Operations at Fort Benning, Georgia.
A resident of Emporium most of his life, he joined his father in running the Coppersmith Funeral Home until his father retired in 1958 at which time Walter assumed ownership and continued its operation until selling the business in 1982. In 1983 he moved to York and was employed by the National Directory of Morticians until retiring in 2000. In 2005 he relocated to Nashville.
Mr. Coppersmith was a former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, Emporium Borough Council, was past president of Emporium Rotary Club, past member and Director of Emporium Community Band, life member of Cameron County Historical Society, served on the Boy Scout Area Council and as Cameron County Coroner for several terms. He was also a member of Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM, Coudersport Consistory and was a former member of Royal Arch Chapter in Coudersport and Jaffa Shrine in Altoona.
He is survived by: one son, Curtis J. “CJ”(Rachel) Coppersmith of Concord, Massachusetts; one daughter, Beth Ann Coppersmith of Nashville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Nathan Coppersmith of Oakland, California and Daniel Coppersmith of Concord; one granddaughter, Lauren Coppersmith of Nashville; two brothers, James (Beverly) Coppersmith and George (Wilda) Coppersmith both of Emporium; one sister, Grace (Robert) Peters of Huntingdon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Coppersmith is predeceased by four brothers, Frank, Robert, L. Neil and J. LeRoy Coppersmith and one sister, Teresa Carpenter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Matt Ryan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at a reception in the church hall following the service.
Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, or Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Junior Achievemen​t Classes Begin at Woodland Elementary

Community Leaders Bring Real-World Education to
the Woodland Elementary School
Junior Achievement of Cameron County

Today’s youth need inspiration, hope, and the opportunity to learn life skills that will engage them in their education and better prepare them for life after graduation. Junior Achievement programs teach young people the three pillars of success: financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workplace readiness.

One group who is making that happen in Cameron County is Junior Achievement (JA) of Cameron County.  With the participation from local JA business executives and volunteers, JA has a formal and ongoing presence in our local area.  

 Locally, JA of Cameron County is providing programs to classrooms across the counties during the 2011-12 school years.  Classes are being conducted in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades at the Woodland Area Elementary School.  Several community leaders taught the classes, including

Linda Lundberg, Lisa Bainey, Laura Caton, Jan Hampton, Heidi Aikens, Kim Whiting, Tona Hohns Solak, Rebecca Pasquinelli, Jill Carlson, Carl Carlson, Robert Lininger, Ken and Cathy Straub, and Julie Dubler.  The following pictures were taken in the third grade class that learned about Our City.  Our city studies careers, the skills people need to work in specific careers, and how businesses contribute to a city.  Students learn concepts such as: banking, careers, economic institutions, entrepreneur, income, resources, skills, and zones. 

 For more information on Junior Achievement of Cameron County, please contact Rebecca Pasquinelli at 486-3333, ext. 17 or email or Greg Sands at

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


By UPMC Hamot & Cole Memorial
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
at Cole Memorial’s Central PotterHealth Centerin Coudersport
For an appointment, please call 1-800-984-9113 ext. 5265

Ghost Walk @ Local Cemetery

A ghost walk at Newton Cemetery is  planned Saturday, Oct. 27.   Participants will be able hear stories of tragedy and successes during the walk, hosted by the Cameron County Genealogy Club.

The Halloween event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of routes 120 and 155 in Shippen Township, outside of Emporium.   Genealogy Club leader Wendy Davis said the walkers  will tour  through the cemetery and hear tales.
 “Everyone, gather your flameless candles, garlic and your spirit of fun, if you dare walk by the nearly full Halloween moon,” she said.

Allegheny Mountain Paranormal Society of Bradford canceled its demonstration because of a death in its organization.

The ghost walk is free.   Donations are accepted, which support events sponsored by the Cameron County Historical Society and Cameron County Genealogy Club.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Beverly J. Smith

Beverly J. Smith, 74, of Maple Street Apartments, Emporium formerly of W. 5th St., Ext., died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday (October 20, 2012) evening.
She was born April 30, 1938 in Emporium a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Mabel Foster Smith.
Beverly Smith worked at the Community Recreation Center in Emporium.
Daughter: Mary Ann, Mrs. Mark Mummert, Mechanicsburg
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Thomas E. and Mabel Foster Smith
5 Sisters: Shirley Smith, Gladys Lingenfelter, Mary Ann, and twins Thelma & Velma
2 Brothers: Raymond Miller and Martin Smith
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Tuesday morning from 10:00 -11:00 AM followed by Mass of the Resurrection at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday, (October 23, 2012) at 11:30 AM.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Rainbow Over Emporium

A beautiful rainbow was out this afternoon.  I think the gold must be up by the fire tower!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chimney Fire

At approximately 9:28 this evening, the Cameron County Fire Dept responded to a chimney fire at 128 W 6th street.
The occupants of the home were alerted by an anonymous young lady who had noticed the sparks and fire escaping from the chimney. The fire department quickly took charge of the situation and the fire was contained to the chimney. Many thanks go out to all of those who assisted at the scene.

Gloria M. Berry

Gloria M. Berry, 72, of 601 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie on Tuesday (October 16, 2012) morning.
She was born November 15, 1939 in Emporium a daughter of the late Anthony and Mabel Streich Gennocro.
On March 7, 1964 in Emporium she married the late Dale Berry, Sr.
Mrs. Berry graduated from Cameron County High School. She worked at Sylvania then at Widmans and the Market Basket. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Son: Edward Rankus and his wife Staci, Las Vegas, NV
Daughter: Melissa Martin, Emporium
Son: Dale Berry, Jr. and his wife Alicia, Emporium
Daughter: Beth Legersky, Emporium
6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Granddaughter
Brother: James Gennocro and his wife Dolly, Emporium
Sister: Dorothy Chirillo, Bradford
Sister: Margy Putt, Emporium
Brother: Sam Gennocro and his wife Paula, Duke Center
Brother: Mick Gennocro, Morristown, TN

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Anthony and Mabel Streich Gennocro
Husband: Dale Berry, Sr. in 2001
Brother: Anthony "Butch" Gennocro
Son: William Berry in 1966
Granddaughter: Sierra Jade Berry in 2007
Sister: Sharon Geci

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home in Emporium on Friday from 2-4 PM followed by the Funeral Service at 4:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Colors

Looking out my window .......

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Free Skin Cancer Screenings
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on October 27th at Cole Memorial’s Patterson Cancer Care Center.
A light breakfast will be served.
Call 274-8200 for an appointment

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Patricia L. Grimone

Patricia L. Grimone, 82, of 37 S. Cherry St., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Saturday (October 13, 2012) afternoon. She was born June 23, 1930 in Kane, a daughter of the late David and Grace Adams Austin.
On July 25, 1950 in Winchester, VA she married the late Frank H. Grimone.
Mrs. Grimone graduated from Bradford High School in the class of 1948. She retired from Pennsylvania Pressed Metals after over 10 years of employment.

Son: Larry Grimone and his wife Criss, Emporium
Son: Dave Grimone, Emporium
Son: Matt Grimone and his wife Barb, Emporium
Son: Jim Grimone and his wife Wendy, Avondale, LA
Son: Frank Grimone and his wife Joan, Pinehurst, NC
6 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By
Parents: David and Grace Adams Austin
Husband: Frank H. Grimone
Grandson: Cash Grimone
3 Sisters: Eleanor Kolivoski, Edna Bailey & Ethel Glander
4 Brothers: Clarence, Gerald, Richard and Francis Austin

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Thursday from 4-6 PM followed by a memorial service at 6:00 PM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor, St John's Lutheran Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

 Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Express Care Department at Cole MemorialHospital

Due to Cole Memorial’s primary care providers’ attendance at an educational seminar on Friday, October 12th–The Express Care Department at Cole MemorialHospital will provide extended hours and will open at 2 p.m. on that date.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall View of Emporium Hills

Thomas W. Kamats

Thomas W. Kamats, 78, of 1175 Plank Rd., Emporium died at his residence on Wednesday (October 3, 2012) afternoon.
He was born December 16, 1933 in Emporium a son of the late Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats.
On June 30, 1956 in Austin he married Margaret Galeotti Kamats, who Survives.
Mr. Kamats graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1953. He served with the US Marines in Paris Island. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, antiques and was a avid gun enthusiast. Tom worked as a Cameron County deputy sheriff for many years. He also worked part time for the Emporium Borough police department and as a deputy game warden under Norman Erickson.
In addition to Margaret Galeotti Kamats
Daughter: Kimberlee, Mrs. Allen Neyman, Emporium
Son: Thomas W. (Kimberly) Kamats, Jr., Wyoming
Son: John T. Kamats, Emporium
Son: Timothy T. Kamats, Emporium
10 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dick Logue, Sinnemahoning Sister: Judy, Mrs. Dave Smith, Emporium Sister: Jackie Kamats, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats
Son: Michael T. Kamats in 1982
Granddaughter in infancy
Brother: Paul Kamats
At his request there will be no services and no visitation.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Rose J. Bogart

Rose J. Bogart, 95, formerly of Oak Street, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.
Born September 12, 1917 in Emporium she was the daughter of Steve and Frances DeMarco Troncone. On June 6, 1940 in Emporium, she married Arthur Bogart who died September 1, 1978.
A lifelong resident of Emporium, Mrs. Bogart was a 1937 graduate of Emporium High School and through the years was employed as a clerk by many local businesses.
She was a member of St. Mark Church in Emporium and the Rosary Society. She was a past board member of the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley, a charter member of the Cameron County Little League Auxiliary, was past Ways & Means chairman of the PTA, and was one of the last of the Canteen Women of WWII in Emporium.
Survivors include: one son, William (Susan) Bogart of Emporium; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Steven Troncone of Emporium and Eugene Troncone of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Jennie Dunning of Lockport, NY and Julie Harpster of Altoona; and many niece and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was predeceased by five sisters, Grace Sedlock, Mary Jones, Ellen Haynes, Carmella Kupstas and Lilly Leonard.
Friends will be received Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Mark Church, 235 East Fourth St., Emporium

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Autumn Fest at Sizerville State Park in Emporium

Autumn Fest at Sizerville State Park in Emporium
Saturday, October 6, 2012
12 - 4 pm
Historic crafts, demonstrations, food vendors.
Vendors will have their crafts for sale.
Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl will be present at 2:00p.m.
Live music will be provided by acoustic folk recording artists,
Jakob's Hollow Band
Sizerville State Park
199 East Cowley Run Road
Emporium Pa., 15834
 For information call 814-486-5605

Chicken Biscut Benefit Dinner

A Chicken and Biscut benefit dinner will be held this Sunday, October 7th at the
Emporium Fire Hall from 1 - 4 p.m.
Come out and support Kathy Pieczynski. 
 All proceeds will help defray her medical expenses from Chemo and Radiaton.
A Chinese auction will also be held. You need not be present to win.
$8.00 per adult.
$4.00 per child, 8 yrs old and younger.
We can deliver to the Emporium Arms & Maple Street Apartments.
Take outs are available for pick up only.
This dinner is held by the Friends & Family of Kathy Pieczynski.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Blood Drive Schedule

October Blood Drive Schedule
 Emporium VFW                               
 427 East 3rd Street               
 Emporium       11:30-5:30p
 St. Marys Moose Club                      
 30 Erie Avenue                     
 St. Marys         10:00-4:00p
 Johnsonburg Senior Center               
 430 Center Street                  
 Johnsonburg    10:00-3:00p

 Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule appointments or
Call 1-866-236-3276 to ask questions about donating blood.