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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The First Fork Festival

Kicking off the First Fork Festival this year is the award-winning educator and musician, Van Wagner, with “Tall Timber”, an informative and engaging program that tells the story of the lumber rafting days in north-central Pennsylvania and celebrates the state's rural heritage. 

 This fascinating performance that entertains and educates audiences of all ages will begin at 12:00 noon. 

 The First Fork Festival is Saturday October 11th 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Sinnemahoning State Park


Deadline Looming for Sinnemahone 50k

Saturday October 18 will mark the second running of the Sinnemahone 50k.  The deadline for registration is set for Saturday October 5.  “Participant numbers are equaling the inaugural race last year,” according to race director, Craig Hudson.  The winner of the first race, Dave Champion from Canada will return to defend his title. 

Registrations can be dropped off at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office.  Online registrations can be submitted at  New this year will be a trophy called the Caldwell Cup.  Cameron County residents who finish first in the 25k and 50k will be awarded the unique trophy named for the Caldwell Corporation.

Other events planned that day include a ribbon cutting for the West Creek Rails to Trails at 3pm, and the fall flea market.  Deadline to sign up for a spot for the flea market is October 10.


Sizerville State Park Autumn Festival

Monday, September 29, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Homecoming Parade

A few photos from last evenings Homecoming Parade. What a beautiful day in Emporium !

                                        2013 Homecoming Queen, Alex Caton


Friday, September 26, 2014

Hometown Mentors Weekend Activities

 Hometown Mentors Weekend Activities


PARADE LINE UP IS FROM 4:00 - 4:30 at the Catholic Church. The inductees will be riding in the ATA Mountain Laurel Trolley. Diane Bolin has been working very hard on signs for the parade.
Sue Ann Beveridge and Kate Pohl will ride in one of Glenn Lucas' antique cars. Ron Tusing will ride in the 1932 car.
FOLLOWING THE PARADE in the parking lot of CCHS, Annette is organizing a tailgate party. Joe DiBello is donating Luigi's Hoagies for the tailgate and there will be some other donations of food..... we hope.
Hopefully the names of the inductees will be announced over the loud speaker at the homecoming game and a couple of the inductees may be able to go out on the field for the coin toss.

Saturday morning is the HMI Board Meeting:

MOST IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Directors meeting will be held in the back room of the Cabin Kitchen Restaurant. We thought about our new facility on Fourth Street, but it is not yet furnished, so no place to sit. You can also buy coffee and breakfast at the Cabin. We will provide a walk through of the HMI suite after the meeting is over.

AGENDA -- 9:00 AM at the New Cabin Kitchen and Bakery
Welcome and Introductions
Short video explaining exactly what Boards of Directors do
Organization structure of HMI explained
Installation of President
Handouts of the Articles of Incorporation
Open Discussion about appointments and elections of the board.
Short video about the state of technology in our world
Executive Directors Report (including financial)
Projects being considered for the Upcoming Year
Sign up of committees
Survey of HMI - this can be take home
Questions and Answers for Good of the Organization

Saturday starting at 5:00 pm is the red carpet meet and greet at the high school. Along with the opportunity to buy chances for the baskets that we are auctioning off.

6:00 pm Saturday is the official ceremony at the high school. We are honored to have Dave Labrozzi as our MC. Being a hometown kid, he will DAZZLE us, yet again, with his talents as an MC.....

To help you get to know your new president, Dave, a little bit better, allow me to insert an article that I found in the The Baltimore Sun newspaper:

"Many workplaces have that one person known as the in-house fashionista. At CBS Radio in Baltimore, that person is Dave Labrozzi. The 51-year-old vice president of programming is renowned for his suited style. "I'm a suit hog," he says sheepishly. "I have almost 40 suits." But, when he wears them this well, who can blame him? We "glimpsed" the Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania resident at the company's Bare Hills offices in a Hickey Freeman for Nordstrom navy pinstriped suit. He took it up a notch with a navy striped French blue shirt, a French blue polka dotted electric purple tie and blue, navy and pink enamel cufflinks -- all from Charles Tyrwhitt. His French blue pocket square is a wardrobe staple. His diamond and gold link bracelet was a gift, and he got his Citizens watch at a store in Pittsburgh. He purchased his Johnson & Murphy black tassel loafers at Jos. A. Bank. As for a fashion secret, today it had to do with his suit. "I got a call from a buddy of mine who knows how I like suits. He was at Goodwill and said there's a Hickey Freeman here. Go online and see how much it is [at Nordstrom]. I went online and it was $1300. We got it for $10.""

Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend. Be sure to bring your friends and take a few chances on the Chance Baskets.... Featured will be one about LaBron James, Dale Earnhardt, Reggie White (Green Bay Pakers), wine baskets and others, yet to be announced.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Town Pride

The leaves aren't the only thing changing color in town.
Can't wait to see the final results of this house - looking great!
Love it when homeowners spruce up the outside of their homes, our streets look so nice.
Town pride ! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming will be held on September 26th this year. 
The parade will start at 5:00 p.m. in downtown Emporium. 
The game will start at 7:00 p.m. at the CCHS 
Crowning will be held during halftime of the game.
Hope to see you there ! 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Emporium PA  – On September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Pennsylvania State Police station in Emporium and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to Pennsylvania Police station on Rt 120 West, one mile from town.   (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The following medications will be accepted for disposal: Prescription medications and  over the counter medications. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


Sunni M Priest

Sunni M. Priest, 56, of 1191 Clear Creek Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois on Friday (September 19, 2014) afternoon following a year illness. She was born May 27, 1958 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Maynard and Ina Haight Priest. 

Sunni worked for many years at GKN Powder Metals. 
She enjoyed horses and spending time with family.

 Surviving Brother: Michael Priest and his wife Debbie, Emporium 
Two Nieces: Carey (Jim) Pifer, Keating Summit and Heather Priest, Emporium.

Preceded in Death By Parents: Maynard and Ina Haight Priest
Daughter: Samantha M. Ludwig on Feb. 21, 1997 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (September 27, 2014) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. 

The family will receive friends on e hour prior to the time of the service. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gun Bash This Saturday

Confined Space Rescue Class

October 25th and 26th will be a Confined Space Rescue Class held at the Emporium Vol Fire Dept., 419 North Broad St. from 8am to 5pm.

 This class is open to all emergency responders.

 Please  send an email to or respond on Facebook @ 

No cost for class.


Gary L. Salter

Gary L. Salter, 61, of 255 Plum Street, St. Marys, died on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.

He was born on July 19, 1953, a son the late LeRoy and Mona Rung Salter.

On August 30, 2002 in Huntley, PA, he married Virginia Johnson Sweeney Salter, who survives.
He was a graduate of Cameron County High School.

In addition to his Wife, he is survived by:
Son: Justin (Jessica) Salter, Johnsonburg, PA
Son: Caleb Salter, St. Marys, PA
Daughter: Brandi (Will) Peluso, St. Marys, PA
Daughter: Cherey Salter, St. Marys, PA
6 Grandchildren - William, Jeremy, Camdyn, Paige, Emily and Ariana
Step-son: David Sizer of Arizona
Two Surviving Sisters:
Patty (John) Young, St. Marys, PA
Cinde (Dale) Kepple, St. Marys, PA
He is also survived by two nephews and one niece

Funeral and Committal Services for Gary L. Salter are being held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at


Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry 

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people 

determined eligible on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. 

to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community 

Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium. 

Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Cameron County STORM Football

Good luck to ALL players, coaches & fans at tomorrow when the Ridgeway Rockets come to town to battle the Cameron County STORM at the CCHS football field. 

 Game times PW @ 10:00Am JV @ 11:30AM & V @ 1:30PM.


Hall Of Fame


The Nightmare Reunion


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hometown Mentors

Hometown Hall of Fame Cameron County Sports Edition is fast approaching. The committee is working very hard to get the event in order and showcase our Inaugural class. We are very excited to have 15 inductees this first year and look forward to meeting them along with their families

. We hope you will make plans to join us for the Homecoming parade on Friday September 26 and a tailgate party in the high school parking lot before the football as we show our support for the Red Raiders and the lucky candidates for Homecoming Queen.

 Please come by to say hello and reminisce with the inductees. Saturday will be our big event starting at 5:00 pm we will host a red carpet affair for pictures and interviews of the inductees then start right into our ceremony at 6:00 pm Saturday September 27 @ the Cameron County High School.

 Many of our alumni are planning to come home for this event to support their classmates/alumni that have been chosen for this prestigious award. 

Hope to see you there! Thank you, Annette Campbell, Project Manager.

Read more about the Hometown Mentors here: 

Just some of the activities planned for homecoming weekend -
Hometown Mentors, Inc. is pleased to announce a wonderful donation of office space on Fourth Street in Emporium that will house the Hometown Mentors, Inc. Corporate Headquarters. 25 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA is our new headquarters.

Thank you to Mrs. Malizia for the generous donation of the suite on the first floor of the Malizia and Malizia Law Office building.

The plan for HMI is to use this office to house the Hometown Hall of Fame: Cameron County Sports Edition and the other Halls of Fame to follow next year. (Arts, Sciences, Education and Humanities) The Board of Directors for HMI will also meet in this new office suite each quarter.

A schedule of volunteers will be made up to keep the doors open for travelers and people who want to come in and take a closer look at our organization and remember a time when they were living in our neck of the woods.

Plans are afoot, also, to cooperate with other nonprofit organizations in Emporium/Cameron County to share meeting facilities or computer equipment/Internet facilities. You can find more information about HMI, on our website: or email us at

The public is invited to attend the next board meeting of HMI, which will be held on the first floor of 25 East Fourth Street, in our new suite. The meeting will be September 27, at 9:00 am.

You will have an opportunity to become a member of HMI and learn details about the past year of operation for this new charity, as well as how you can become a vital part of encouraging your hometown into the future.

We will welcome Dave Labrozzi as he will be installed as President of Board of Directors at this annual meeting. This will be another growth year for HMI and we hope you will come on in, sit a spell and join the bandwagon.

Also on September 27th, HMI will sponsor the Inaugural Induction of the Hall of Fame at CCHS, starting at 5:00 pm with a red carpet meet and greet, and 6:00 pm ceremony to honor the 15 sports heroes and heroine from years gone by. Mrs. Catherine (Kate) Pohl will also be honored with the Hometown Life Achievement Award for 2014.

Dress is business/dressy as presenters will be formal and Admission is by free-will-donation. There will be many chances to win prize baskets being auctioned off to benefit HMI and the Hall of Fame.

There are so many good things happening this September in Emporium.... Come on home and join in the FUN. It will be just like old times!!

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jaime L. Lininger

Jaime L. Lininger, 35, of 303 Howard Circle, Emporium, PA formerly of Bradford passed away unexpectedly at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys on Wednesday (September 10, 2014) morning.

She was born May 11, 1979 in Bradford, PA a daughter of James and Lillian Armstrong Sawdey, Sr., of Bradford. On June 11, 1999 in Emporium she married Paul Lininger, who survives.

 Jaime graduated from Bradford High School. She was a loving mother and wife.

Surviving In addition to her parents and husband
 Daughter: Sierra Lininger, Emporium 
Brother: Tim Sawdey, Bradford

Preceded in Death By Brother: James Sawdey, Jr.

There will be No Visitation and Services will be Private Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Madeline V. DeMark,

Madeline V. DeMark, 88, of 157 S. Main St., Portville, New York formerly of Austin, PA died at Olean General Hospital, Olean on Monday (September 8, 2014) evening. She was born July 2, 1926 in Austin, PA a daughter of the late Dominic and Lena Perry DeMark

Madeline was a kind person and a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She will be greatly missed. She was a certified electrical technician having worked at Sylvania for over 25 years and then for Tau Electronics for several years. She later worked for McGraw Edison from where she retired in 1984. Her early interests were golf, traveling and years ago she even took flight lessons. Madeline enjoyed reading, cooking, word search puzzles and playing bingo.

Surviving Sister: Marie Anastasia and her husband Ralph, Olean, NY Sister: Arlene DeMark, Portville, NY Brother: Samuel DeMark, Emporium Several Nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By Parents: Dominic and Lena Perry DeMark Sister: Frances Spong Brother: Anthony DeMark

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (September 12, 2014) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. 
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Zumba schedule this week

Zumba schedule this week! 
Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 4 p.m. with Tracy,
 Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with Jodi, and 
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with Susan...
new September schedules are here,
 so bring your water and your Zumba spirit and let's get shaking! 


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall Aerobic Schedule At Emporium Fitness Center

 Tonight begins our fall aerobic schedule.

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6PM. 

Please remember ALL levels and ages are welcome.

 Anyone that hasn't participated in the past can come to one class free of charge. 


 We supply everything you need except for your clothing and sneakers....

 Most of all we have FUN......


Genevieve "Gen" Villella

Genevieve "Gen" Villella, 96, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor Assisted Living, Emporium, PA formerly of 450 East Second St., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, on Monday afternoon. (September 1, 2014) 

She was born February 8, 1918 in Johnsonburg, PA a daughter of the late Joseph and Eva Pavlowicz Czekai On February 25, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, she married the late James Villella Mrs. Villella graduated from Johnsonburg High School. She worked in the Cafeteria at the Emporium High School and retired from Sylvania where she worked for over 20 years. She was a active member of the St. Mark Catholic Church, the C.D. of A. and the Rosary Society at the Church. She was a volunteer at the Senior Center and was an avid reader and also enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She will be loved and missed by all including her second family at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor.

Surviving Daughter: Patricia Villella, Erie Daughter: Virginia, Mrs. Karl Kelm, Erie Step-son: James Ludwig and his wife Monica, Keating Summit Step-daughter: Marian, Mrs. Jack Barret, Augusta, GA Several Grandchildren: Brian(Nicole) Kelm, Douglas(Amber) Villella &a Natalia, Rachel (Bryce) Bryant Several Step-Grandchildren Several Great Grandchildren Brother: John Czekai and his wife Barbara, Johnsonburg Brother: Robert Czekai and his wife Lois, Rochester, NY Several: Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by Parents: Joseph and Eva Pavlowicz Czekai Husband: James Villella who died in 1976 Son: William (Nora) Villella 3 Brothers: Adolph, Walter and Stanley Czekai 2 Sisters: Julia McGonigal and Sophie Manno

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on on Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM prior to Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA following the vistation at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania Memorial. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the charity of the donors choice. Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.