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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Huge yard sale Friday & Saturday

 Huge yard sale Friday & Saturday. 359 South Mountain Road, Emporium.

We will also be having a small bake sale with all proceeds from the bake sale going to the Cameron County SPCA


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Country Blessings

This week, summer clearance--$5.00 bag sale
Suggested donation. 
Open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Please note, as our store operates off a partially volunteer basis, there may be times when we are not open during our regular store hours. Please call (814) 486-1841, ext. 1, if you need to verify store hours. Thank you!

Family Table Food Orders will be in this Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, be sure and make arrangements to pick up your order.

240 East 4th Street
Emporium, Pa. 15834


The Bear Den

Musician/Singer/Songwriter Paul Shimmel will be performing Saturday
 evening from 7:00-10:00 PM at The Bear Den.

     Don't miss it!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Frederick H Caldwell

Frederick H Caldwell, Sr., 78, of 62 Huckleberry Circle, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Tuesday (August 19, 2014) morning. He was born January 13, 1936 in Lumber City, Clearfield County, PA a son of the late Lawrence and Catherine Hornung Caldwell.

On July 23, 1955 in Emmett, Idaho he married Edna Harlow Caldwell, who survives. Fred served with the US Air Force for over 12 years. He worked at Sylvania from 1965 until 1976 and later for Corning Glass in State College for before retiring in 1995. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving In addition to Edna Harlow Caldwell
 Son: Frederick Caldwell, Jr. and (Debbie), Bellefonte
 Daughter: Catherine Arnold, Concord, NC 
5 Grandchildren: Scott Caldwell, Laura Cunningham, Stephen & Adam Arnold & Amanda Ward 
9 Great Grandchildren
 Brother: Joe Caldwell and his wife Bea, Emporium

Preceded in Death By Parents: Lawrence and Catherine Hornung Caldwell
 Brother: Lawrence "Bill" Caldwell 
4 Sisters: Dorothy Jean Berry, Clara R. Rinehuls, Marie LaBrozzi & Lucille Caggeso 
Two Half-Brothers: Pete &  Bernard Caldwell 
Son-in-law: Joseph Arnold who died in 2010

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday from 4-7 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday (August 23, 2014) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, officiating.

A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Wine Tasting At The Bear Den This Friday, Aug 22!

Benezette Wines! 

Free wine tasting this Friday at the Bear Den! 

It's going to be a good time!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Penn HIghlands In Emporium

Sekula signs were onsite today removing the former family practice sign of Dr Scott McKimm.  
The Penn Highlands health care facility on 416 N Broad Street in Emporium is home to the Penn Highlands QCare Clinic, Laboratory and Radiology Services, and Rehabilitation Services. 

Penn Highlands Healthcare is a new health system in north central Pennsylvania that brings together the services of Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands DuBois and Penn Highlands Elk.


Raiders Scrimmage Against ECC

Saturday, August 16th was the Red Raider scrimmage against ECC -
               football time is here!  GO RED !


Sunday, August 17, 2014

2014 Hutton Race Results

                                      Male Overall: Aziz Yousif, 1st overall, 18:04
                 Tori Dippold, 3rd overall, 18:48 Age Group Record and 2nd All-Time Female


                                                     Ben Zappa, 47th overall, 28:39 *700th Race*


David Hutton Memorial Scholarship 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk Results

 2014 Race Results

Male Overall:   Aziz Yousif, 1st overall, 18:04

 Male 14 & under:

                        1st Matthew Dippold, 4th overall, 18:54

                     2nd Alex Umble, 33rd overall, 24:46

                   3rd Eli Petruzzi 34th overall, 24:51

                            4th Sawyer Batterson 55th overall, 30:14

                       5th Elijah Conklin 57th overall, 30:25

                        6th Seth Batterson 70th overall, 33:24
Male 15-19:

                        1st Andrew Smith 7th overall, 20:06

                                2nd Mitchell Schreiber, 11th overall, 20:55

                    3rd Ben Ubert 12th overall, 21:13

                             4th Brandon Kinkead 20th overall, 22:40

                     5th Sam Wolfe 24th overall, 23:16

                           6th Zachary Conely 36th overall, 25:30

                            7th Jacob Undercofler 42nd overall, 27:47

 Male 30-39:

                        1st Jeff Hutton, 23rd overall, 23:11

                        2nd Eric Fiebig 39th overall, 26:39

                        3rd Joseph Sayre, 43rd overall, 27:48

                        4th Mark Conklin 58th overall, 30:40

                        5th Andy Sidelinger 79th overall, 37:16

                        6th Michael Ackerson 80th overall, NT

Male 40-49:

                        1st Sean Conklin, 2nd overall, 18:23 Age Group Record

                        2nd Timothy Wyant 5th overall, 18:55

                        3rd Sean Batterson, 8th overall, 20:16

                        4th Chuck Beyer, 16th overall, 21:41

                        5th WeeJ Fernan, 17th overall, 22:06

                        6th Rob Redden, 18th overall, 22:15

                        7th Mitch Radella, 19th overall, 22:20

                        8th Steve Luckenbill, 29th overall, 24:02

                        9th Dean Schatz, 35th overall, 25:01

                        10th Samson Wyant, 48th overall, 28:49

                        11th Doug Mawn, 63rd overall, 31:06

Male 50-59:

1st Myron Zwally, 10th overall, 20:39

2nd Lynn Newcomer, 14th overall, 21:30

3rd Ken Huey, 21st overall, 22:53

4th Tom Hutton, 30th overall, 24:05

 5th Robert Steffer, 31st overall, 24:28

 6th Rob Singer, 37th overall, 25:38

 7th Jude Hoffman, 54th overall, 29:30

  8th Joe Hoffman, 59th overall, 30:41

 9th Robert Porter, 66th overall, 31:47

 10th  John Coppock, 72nd overall, 33:41

Male 60-69:

                        1st Tom Gooch, 9th overall, 20:21 Age Group Record

                        2nd Roger Deller, 45th overall, 28:00

                        3rd  Ben Zappa, 47th overall, 28:39 *700th Race*

Female Overall:

  Tori Dippold, 3rd overall, 18:48 Age Group Record and 2nd All-Time Female

Female 14 and under:

                        1st Abby Bonfardin, 25th overall, 23:48

                        2nd Conner Gracey-Dalton, 50st overall, 28:59

                        3rd Julie Hoffman, 53rd overall, 29:29

                        4th Thea Petruzzi, 65th overall, 31:38

                        5th Emma Fox, 68th overall, 32:22

                        6th Janelle Sidelinger, 35:52

Female 15-19:

                        1st Michelle Bauer, 6th overall, 19:50 and 5th All-Time Female

                        2nd Shelby Schreiber, 11th overall, 20:55 and 10th All-Time Female

                        3rd Ellie Pearson, 26th overall, 23:50

                        4th Alayna Genevro, 49th overall, 28:50

Female 20-29:

                        1st Hilary Cooney, 27th overall, 23:55

                        2nd Kristina Fragale, 46th overall, 28:15

                        3rd  Sasha Yohe, 69th overall, 32:24

                        4th Ashley Martin, 71st overall, 33:32

Female 30-39:

                        1st Kristen Eckert, 51st overall, 29:02

                        2nd Desiree Cummings, 52nd overall, 29:30

                        3rd Kayleen Porter, 67th overall, 32:09

                        4th Anne Sayre, 73rd overall, 34:40  #

                        5th Ashley Trumpie, 74th overall, 34:41

                        6th Tanya Gayley, 76th overall, 35:43

                        7th Jill Sidelinger, 78th overall, 36:29

                        8th Angeline Ackerson, 81st overall, NT

Female 40-49:

                        1st Daphne McNamara, 28th overall, 24:00

                        2nd Stephanie Loveland, 38th overall, 25:51

                        3rd Christine Morrison, 40th overall, 27:32

                        4th Jill Conklin, 41st overall, 27:34

                        5th Barb Schatz, 44th overall, 27:55

                        6th Mary Gracey-Dalton, 62nd overall, 30:55

                        7th Lisa Undercofler, 63rd overall, 30:56

Female 50-59:

                        1st Karen Kinkead, 22nd overall, 23:01 Age Group Record

                        2nd Colleen DeBoer, 32nd overall, 24:37

                        3rd Fe Caruso, 56th overall, 30:17

                        4th Molly Topolski, 60th overall, 30:50

                        5th Amy Popielski, 61st overall, 30:54

Female 60+:

                        1st Nancy McBreen, 75th overall, 35:00

Thomas L. Young

Thomas L. Young, 70, of 83 West 4th Street, Emporium, Pa. passed away Friday night, August 15, 2014, at his home with his family and his dog, Maggie, at his side. He was born March 2, 1944, in St. Marys, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Helen Johnston Young.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Tommajean Bunn Young.

Tom graduated from St. Marys Area High School, St. Marys, Pa., and later from Jeff-Tech, Reynoldsville, Pa., where he was certified in building maintenance.

He retired from the Cameron County School District after 18 years in the Maintenance Department. He had previously been employed by Keystone Carbon Company and Riverside Market in St. Marys.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

Daughter: Christine M. Young, Emporium Daughter: Lisa (George) Evans, Coronado, CA Son: Robert (Kelly) Young, Seaford, VA Son: Brian (Lee) Young, Leechburg, PA Son: Dennis (Samantha) Young, Springfield, VA

Nine Grandchildren: Chelsea Osti, Shey Pifer, Rochelle Krampota, Matthew Young. Steven Young. Chrissy Young,Samantha Loftus, Michael Young and Shayla Young

One Great Grandson: Beau Wilson

Brother: John (Judy) Young, St. Marys, PA Sister, Victoria (Richard) Izbinski, Ridgway, PA Debra (Gary) Thomas, Brookville, PA

Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and aides of the Community Nurses Hospice Program who assured that Tom could spend his final days in the comfort of his family.

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends at the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Emporium Senior Center or the Community Nurses.

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014



Cameron County Historical Society's stroll down memory lane to celebrate Emporium Borough's 150th birthday is Saturday August 30, 2014 at 11 AM.  The stroll ends at Charlie's Friendly Tavern with a celebration lunch. 

The tour will begin at the Emporium Borough Office at 11am. It will stop at more than 30 sites in Emporium, covering approximately 1.5 miles. Most of the sites reviewed were hotels dating as far back as 1848.  The tour includes enlarged historical photos at each site and Susan Hoy will narrate the event.

Participants will have their choice of sandwich and drink following the Historical Walk of Emporium sponsored by the Emporium Borough and hosted by the Cameron County Historical Society. The cost is $15.00 per person. Reservations are accepted at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office, or by calling 814-486-4314.

Grab those walking shoes and experience Emporium's culture and history from its earliest beginning, we're looking  forward to seeing you there. 


All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition

All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will host the first ever barbecue competition in the county.  The event is set for Saturday September 27 and open to teams or individuals.  That is a jam packed weekend for Cameron County and the chamber is hoping it will provide another activity for visitors.   “The event coincides with Cameron County Homecoming, and the District 4 Trapping Convention,” said executive director Tina Johns Solak. 

Individuals or teams are invited to enter.  The price is $50.00.  Teams will set up in the vacant lot in downtown Emporium and offer their wings, pork, ribs, turkey or brisket for sale.  A team of 6 judges will decide the winners in each category.  Visitors will then select a People’s Choice winner. 

The competition is open to restaurants, non-profits who would like to put together a team, or individuals.  “It is for bragging rights of the county!” Johns Solak explained.  Groups that may not want to enter the competition are encouraged to sell beverages, and side dishes like baked beans and coleslaw.  Currently the chamber is working with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to obtain an event permit and feature adult beverages. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Guy and Mary Felt Auxiliary.

Entry forms and rules can be found at or by calling the chamber office at 814-486-4314.  The deadline to apply is September 18.


Commemorative Mugs Available for Sale

Commemorative Mugs Available for Sale 

 Husband and wife artist team, Tanyia and Dan Wennin have created 150 coffee mugs to celebrate Emporium’s 150th birthday. The silver and black coffee mugs mimic the wooden nickels passed out to revelers in 1964. The rocket ship on one side remembers the role Sylvania played in putting a man in space.

 The mugs are hand numbered and limited to 150. 
 They can be seen and purchased at the Cameron County Artisan Center in Emporium. 
 The price is $15.00 each.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Country Blessings

This week, ALL CLOTHING just $1.00 each! Suggested donation. OpenTuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note, as our store operates off a partially volunteer staff, there may be times when we are not open during our regularly scheduled hours.  Please call (814) 486-1841 ext. 1 if you need to verify store hours. Thank you!

240 East 4th Street
Emporium, Pa. 15834


Bruce H. Brown

Bruce H. Brown, 53, of 5398 Sizerville Rd., Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Presbyterian Pittsburgh, PA Monday, August 11, 2014 morning. He was born September 2, 1960 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Claude H. and Carolyn R. Crawford Brown. On September 8, 1984 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Lisa Catalone Brown, who survives. 

Bruce graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1978. He had worked many years at GKN in Emporium. Bruce was currently serving, as he had for over 20 years, as Portage Township Supervisor. He was also currently serving on the board of directors for the Cameron County Ambulance Service and also the Turkey Track Hunting Club. Bruce was an avid hat collector and enjoyed hunting, camping and riding four wheelers.

 Surviving In addition to his wife Lisa Catalone Brown
 Son: Kyle Brown and his wife Katie, Emporium 
Daughter: Emily Brown, Emporium
 Son: Adam Brown, Emporium
 3 Grandchildren: Sierra, Taylor & Matthew 
Sister: June Smith, Pulaski, PA 
Brother: Robert Brown, Mansfield, OH
 Father-in-law: Gabriel "Paul" Catalone, Emporium 
Several: Brother and sister-in-laws 
Several: Nieces and nephews 

Preceded in Death By Parents: Claude H. and Carolyn R. Crawford Brown 
Mother-in-law: Sigmonda "Ziggy" Catalone 
Sister: Barbara Gassett
 Brother: Joseph Brown

 A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (August 15, 2014) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday morning from 10:00-10:45 AM. Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, PA 

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


9th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

9th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk
Saturday August 16th, 2014
TOP DOOR PRIZE IS A $100.00 Gift Certificate to Road Runner Sports!
Race Day Registration 7am-8:45am in Cameron County Elementary(2014 only) cafeteria
9:00 AM Race Start Time

ATTN:   The registration and awards will be moved to the Elementary Cafeteria for this year.  After entering the parking lot, turn right.  All other aspects of the event will remain the same.

The David Hutton Memorial 5k Run & 2 Mile walk Scholarship race is put on by David’s family and friends.  We also get help from other local race directors and the Elk County Striders.
All proceeds from the race/walk will benefit the David Hutton Track Scholarship Fund.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Money Talk for Women: Your Money Questions Answered

Money Talk for Women: Your Money Questions Answered 

Make plans now to attend a fun, informal evening of question and answer hosted by Robin Kuleck, Certified Financial Planner™. 

MoneyTalk for Women will be held on Thursday, August 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, 34 East 4th Street in Emporium. 

Women of all ages are invited to attend to learn more about current money topics and get their questions answered. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available. Seating is limited so reserve your spot by calling the Chamber at 814-486-4314. 

Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 19.


Jewelry Class at Artisan Center

Jewelry Class at Artisan Center 

 Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will host artist Emily Wolfel on Saturday September 13.

 Wolfel, a Cameron County High School graduate will offer a unique jewelry class utilizing your personal photos and epoxy. The pendants can be used as key chains, or a necklace.“If the photo fits inside a metal bottle cap, it can be used in the class,” explains Wolfel. The artist will also have on hand clip art images that can be utilized. 

 The fee is $20.00 and the class will begin at 9am. 
 To register call 814-486-4314 or visit


Yard Sales Friday and Saturday in Emporium

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH AND 9TH 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
Something for everyone!!!! 


 (((****HUGE****))) Multi-Family Yard Sale – Saturday August 9th 9am-? Magaro’s- 2067 Rich Valley Road, Emporium- Old Sweesy School House

 Honda RC51 Motor Cycle. Misc. Household Items, Flake Marble Tiles, Industrial Table saw Power Feeder, Car Stereo Amp, Electronics, Vending Machine, Power Tools (Black and Decker, Craftsman) Clothing- Men and Women. Winter Items, Coats and Boots. Girls (newborn to 4T and shoes) and Boys (6months- 7T and shoes). Kids Toys- all in good condition. Leap Frog, Lots of Books, Melissa and Doug items, Puzzles. Indoor Trampoline.

 Water Table. Baby Items- Variety of Fisher Price Toys and table high chairs (x3), Red Toile Baby Bedding Set, baby gates (metal and wood). Coach Purse and Vera Bradley Duffle Bag (XL)– Both brand new. 
Plus much more. Come check us out!

Huge Yard Sale 33 Pioneer Rd. Sylvan Heights Emporium Friday & Saturday Aug 8 & 9th from 8am til ?

 Over 20 tables lots of stuff for everyone!!! 


 Yard Sale Location: 301 Maple St., Emporium, Pa. 15834 When: Friday, August 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 Saturday, August 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Items: Books, Movies, Historical items, buttons and antiques from Max & Sharon Narby.

 All items must go. No early birds.


Youth Field Day

 Here is another great opportunity to attend a Youth Field day at May Hollow Sportsmans Club and Co-sponsored by Sinnemahoning Sportsmans Association. 
The date of the event is August 9th.This is another awesome event with a lot of great stations and prizes. 


Monday, August 4, 2014

Zumba Schedule - Week of 8/4/14

Zumba schedule this week--Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 with Tracy and Thursday at 6:30 with Susan!

 Don't forget, if you would like to help decorate the Empo Zumba float for the tractor parade today, meet us in the parking lot at the Cameron County Christian Center at 3:30, or if you would just like to ride along, meet us at 4:30 

Also, we need girls to join us for a demonstration class at the fair, 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday...let's show the community a little ZUMBA SPIRIT!