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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fireams Deer Season Begins Today

Good luck to all hunters!  Safe hunting. 

About 750,000 hunters participate in the opening day of deer season.


HOOP Club Meeting

The next HOOP Club meeting will be on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 7 in the CCHS cafeteria. 

All parents need to attend.

Please call ahead if you know that you can not attend. 

 HOOP Club helps to raise money so that our boys can have new/ updated gear, attend camps, enjoy snacks for away games and much more! 
This takes more money and time than you realize and we can not always depend on the same families to do everything. 
If you are unsure how to get involved please contact a member or ask your child.

CCHS HOOP CLUB is comprised of parents and coaches that want to help raise funds and support our high school basketball team. 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cookie Walk

Cookie Walk 

 First United Methodist Church 
 Saturday, December 13th 9 am to 1 pm

 Cookies and candy sold by the pound


Spaghetti Dinner At Emporium Fire Department

Spaghetti Dinner At Emporium Fire Department 

 The Ladies Auxiliary of the Emporium Fire Department will hold a Spaghetti dinner on Sunday, November 30 from 1 - 5 pm.
 Dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. 
Dinner includes a salad, dessert and beverage.

 Thank you for your support.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Structure Fire In Cameron County

Late last night, the EVF responded to a structure fire at a home Tannery Heights in Emporium. The home suffered severe damage. No other information is available at this time.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Awards At CCHS Football Banquet

Awards At CCHS Football Banquet

 Congratulations guys! Awards well earned! 

From left to right:
 Brandon Saline (Most Improved Player Award, Academic MVP Award), 
Rusty Setzer (Rick Wilk MVP Award), 
Jack Karsten II (Defensive MVP Award), 
Jacy Langley ( 54 Tom Malizia Award), 
Keith Spehalski (Coach Simon Award)

Zumba schedule this week!

Zumba schedule this week!

 Monday at 6:30 p.m. with Tracy, and Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with Susan.

Empo Zumba would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving this week!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Country Blessings

Country Blessings 

Country Blessings, located at 240 E. 4th street in Emporium. 
 This week, all girls clothing size 8 to 18, 50% off! 
Suggested donation
. Open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Come on in grab a cup of coffee and warm up!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

BAGUBA Meeting Monday, November 17

REMINDER! JO parents/guardians and wrestlers must attend the parent meeting on Monday night in the CCHS cafeteria at 5:30.

 If your wrestler is really little (6 and under) and they would have trouble sitting through an informational meeting, feel free to use your best judgement on whether they should attend. We just ask that you pass on any important rules and information to your child.

 At the beginning of the meeting we will hold elections for the BAGUBA Booster's board of directors. Without our booster club, the JO program would not exist and the Jr High and Varsity programs could not do many of the things they do because of slim athletic budgets.

Please consider helping out in some capacity, even it's just attending meetings or helping in other areas. We are all busy, working parents so we understand the commitment, but together we are stronger and can accomplish more for the kids!!

 See you there!!


November 22nd @ The Bear Den

The Bear Den 

 Saturday, November 22nd from 7-10 singer song writer Paul Shimmel will be playing at
 The Bear Den. 

 The Bear Den 
 24426 Route 120 
Sterling Run, Pennsylvania 
(814) 546-2448


Congratulations Seth Fragale

Congratulations go out to Seth A. Fragale, one of 91 recent men and women have joined the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation today from the State Police Academy in Hershey.

The graduates have been assigned to stations within twelve troop areas across the state and will report to their stations effective Monday, November 24th. Seth will be assigned to Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County.

The ceremony was held at Founder's Hall at Milton Hershey School. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan and Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin spoke at the ceremony. Cadet Joseph A. Traino, Jr., of Dalton, Lackawanna County, spoke on behalf of the cadet class. Cadet Traino was also named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.

Read the full article on line by clicking on the link below.


Holiday Open House !

Holiday Open House !

Flowers "N Things

Friday, November 21 from 9:00am - 7:00pm 45 E 4th St, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Refreshments, door prizes, and a gift for each customer! We have Christmas ornaments, silk arrangements, wreaths, gift items and more.


Cameron County School District

Cameron County School District 

12:10 Student Dismissal on November 26th.

Thanksgiving Break/Deer Season will be from November 27th through December 2nd.

School will resume on December 3rd.

Cameron County School District
601 Woodland Avenue 
Emporium, PA 15834
Fax: 814-486-4003


South Park Supply

The new paint section at South Park Lumber. Filled and ready for your next project! 
New items arrived today in our paint section! Stocked up for your pre-holiday spruce ups!
 Stop in and sit a spell.. check it out!

Monday-Friday: 8am to 6pm * Sat: 8am to 4pm * 
Sunday: 9am to 2pm 

219 East Third Street, Emporium PA 15834 * 814-486-5815


Clara A. Weir

Clara A. Weir, age 91, of Woodland Avenue, Emporium, died Saturday, November 15, 2014, in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys. Born October 28, 1923 in Sterling Run, she was the daughter of Joseph and Coralie Heidrich Arnold. On November 11, 1950 in Emporium, she married William R. Weir who died January 23, 2001.

Although Mrs. Weir was born & raised in Cameron County, was a 1941 graduate of Emporium High School, and returned here upon retirement, she had lived most of her adult life in New York, California, Massachusetts, Florida and New Jersey.

She was a Veteran of World War II having served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in the United States Army. She had been employed as a bookkeeper in the health care industry for many years and retired in 1990. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium and was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club and its Thursday Bridge Club. She was also a member of several other bridge clubs in Emporium and especially loved entertaining when it was her turn as hostess. Most of all, Clara’s children and grandchildren were her joy.

Survivors include: two daughters, Patricia Ann Weir of Germantown, Wisconsin and Judith Weir Nuber of Weedsport, NY; eight grandchildren; one great grandson; and also nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by 2 brothers, Edward Arnold and Charles Arnold.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Friday in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First United Methodist Church Roofing Fund or the Cameron County Ambulance Service.


St Marks Mass Schedule Change

St Marks Mass Schedule Change 

There will be no mass on Tuesday, November 18th at St Mark. 


Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

The 2015 six week corn cards are currently available at the bar for purchase for a cost of $30.00. Weekly cards will be sold in line as always for $10.00. You must be a member to purchase a corn cord and it will entitle you to two bags of corn each day. 
The cost for both cards remained the same as last year.
The first day of corn will be January 10th and will run for six weeks excluding the weekend of the coyote hunt which is February 14th. 

We look forward to seeing you in line and in the club afterwards.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

The LEGO Movie on the big screen - FOR FREE!

Come see The LEGO Movie on the big screen - FOR FREE! 

 *The LGI holds 120 people. Doors will open at 5:45 pm. *

Free popcorn for each child who brings a Lego creation to display for movie night! (Creations will go home with the child at the end of movie night and are transported at their own risk.) 

 *Movie snacks will be available for purchase. *

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 Free bag of popcorn for each child who brings a LEGO creation to the movie night!

 Creations will be displayed during the event and then taken home following the end of the movie. (Transport at your own risk! )


Toy Drive Sign Up


Historical 1960-1964 Centennial Parades DVD

Historical 1960-1964 Centennial Parades DVD available by pre-order shown at Emporium's 150th Birthday celebration currently being offered by the Cameron County Historical Society. Historical Society Board Director Michael Wennin recently discovered a film that included Cameron County and Emporium's Centennial Parades and grabbed at the chance to obtain it for our files.

Wennin had the old style film converted to a DVD that was shown at Emporium 150th Birthday celebration held this past October at the VFW. It quickly became such a hit at the celebration, with most who saw it requested copies.

The uniqueness of this DVD is that it had never been shown before and was actually filmed by a professional who left the area shortly after the parades occurred.

Pre-orders only are being accepted for the DVD as the Historical Society must meet a minimum threshold in order to have the copies made. The final date to order will be December 1, 2014! They are scheduled to arrive the beginning of December for those who might want to purchase it as a unique Christmas gift for any local history buff!

The DVD will cost $10 - shipping to any US location is available for an additional $3 - Checks can be made out to the “Cameron County Historical Society” and sent to PO Box 433; Emporium, PA 15834.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterns Day

Happy Veterns day to all those that served on both sides of my family. 

Especially my Uncle Nick, who never made it home from WWII. 

God Bless you for your past and present service and sacrifices.

Shippen Township Garbage Collection

Shippen Township Garbage Collection

 Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving Day.

 Thursday’s pick-up will be on Wednesday.

 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday collections will remain the same. 

Have a happy Thanksgiving! 


Sunday, November 9, 2014

St Marks Church

Come one, come all to this special event!
CD of A Card/Bingo Party

November 20, 2014 at 7:00PM
O’Connell Hall
Prizes, refreshments and a lot of laughter are guaranteed.
A $5 donation will be greatly appreciated.
On Wednesday, November 19, the children from Religious Education will participate, dressed in holiday costume, at the 4:15PM mass at St. Mark. 
Come celebrate this season’s blessings with our youth.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Shop Small Comes to Emporium with Gifts

Shop Small Comes to Emporium with Gifts

Emporium Land of the Endless Gifts has gifts for shoppers on Shop Small Saturday November 29. More than 17 retailers and restaurants will be participating in the event. Many of them will offer a drawing at their location for a unique item or gift certificate. The gifts to be handed out that day will top the $700.00 mark.

Shoppers are encouraged to pick up a passport at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce starting November 24. On Saturday November 29 shoppers visit stores and have the passport stamped. A full passport is then returned to the chamber office and entered into a drawing for $100.00 worth of chamber bucks.

The businesses participating in the passport program include, Aroma CafĂ© & Bakery, Cabin Kitchen, Cameron’s, Cameron County Artisan Center, Cappy’s Clothes, Chateau Soliel, Copy Katz, Floor Masters, Flowers N Things, Fox’s Pizza Den, Hauss’s One Stop, L&M Lumber, Mountainview Natural Food Store, Pizza Palace Plus, R&B Reptiles, Raspatello, Reids Hometown Emporium and South Park Supply.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Shop Small and is in the process of distributing cloth shopping bags, and floor mats to the businesses. “Shop owners are excited to welcome customers,” explains executive director Tina Johns Solak.


Storm Football

Holiday Specials


Felt Manor Blessing Tree


Free Health Screenings


Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people 

determined eligible on Wednesday, November 19, 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.


Barbara M. McIsaac

Barbara M. McIsaac, 84, of 40 W. 5th Street, Emporium, PA died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA Thursday (November 6, 2014) afternoon

She was born January 25, 1930 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late George and Catherine Miller Saxton. She married the late George A. McIsaac, Sr.

Mrs. McIsaac retired from PA pressed Metals in 1992 where she worked for over 27 years. Barb was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church where she was active as a Eucharistic Minister, and served as President of the Rosary Alter Society. She was also a member of the Benedictine Oblates at Queen of the World Church in St. Marys. She also was involved in the Prison Ministry. She was also involved in the charismatic prayer group.

Surviving Daughter: Robin Woods and her husband Edward, Emporium Daughter: Izola Winston, Driftwood Daughter: Inez Good, Dover, DE Daughter: Georgeann Work, Shelocta Son: Neil McIsaac and his wife Gloria, Emporium Numerous Grandchildren Numerous Great Grandchildren Sister: Margaret McKimm, Emporium Sister: Edith Johnson, Driftwood

Preceded in Death By Parents: George and Catherine Miller Saxton Husband: George A. McIsaac, Sr. Son: George A. "Buddy" McIsaac, Jr. on Jan 15, 2004 Son: Thomas McIsaac who died in 1947 Son: Gaylord McIsaac on March 21, 2004 2 Daughters: Danette McIsaac & Martha Miller 2 Sisters: Georgeann Buchanan & Catherine Long

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (November 10, 2014) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 5:45 PM and the Rosary will be recited at 5:15 PM

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Driftwood, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., 501 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16601 or to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

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


Iconic Pennsylavania Elk Killed In 2014 Elk Season

Iconic Pennsylavania Elk Killed In 2014 Elk Season

Iconic Elk Killed  

""Today I received news that the most famous and likely the most photographed  mature bull elk in Pennsylvania was shot and killed on the second day of elk season by a young hunter from Erie.  This was the bull known as "Limpy" which I filmed and photographed  for the first time in 2009 when he was already a mature 7x7 bull. The 2014 elk season began on Monday November 3rd and will continue through Saturday November 8 with an extended season in certain areas on November 10--15th. """


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ski Denton at Denton Hill State Park Will Not Open This Winter

 Ski Denton at Denton Hill State Park Will Not Open This Winter 

Unfortunate News For Our Area and for Local Skiers

                                 Causer Issues Statement on Status of Denton Hill State Park

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) issued the following statement in response to news that Ski Denton at Denton Hill State Park may not open this season for financial reasons:

“I am deeply disappointed by the prospect of Ski Denton at Denton Hill State Park being closed this winter. The park is a wonderful place enjoyed by so many of us in the area, and it has great potential to offer year-round recreation. Despite years of calling on the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to step up and invest in the park’s infrastructure, the facility has been virtually ignored by state officials. Considering the financial boost the state gets from the thousands of acres of state-owned land in our region, it is certainly fair to expect some of that money to be invested here at home.

“I have spoken with DCNR in recent weeks about this situation and am encouraged the department has agreed to conduct a feasibility study to identify ways to not only improve skiing at the park but also open up other year-round recreational opportunities.

“I am committed to working with the concessionaire, DCNR and Sen. Joe Scarnati to do all we can to keep the ski area open. And by working together, I believe we can look forward to a brighter future for Denton Hill State Park.”
              Comments from Ski Denton website listed below -

"" On the heels of the worst two winters that the ski industry has ever seen, an last season’s extreme cold weather which resulted in double the utility costs, Ski Denton is not able, financially, to open Denton Hill State Park for the 2014-2015 ski season.  Laura and I put forth a tremendous effort and wish to thank all of our current supports and past patrons.  Thank you""

""  We’ve spoken to the owners of Swain Resort in NY and Ski Sawmill in PA, and they are both willing to offer a special deal to any previous Ski Denton season passholders until November 15. Call them for details (607-545-6511 for Swain and 570-353-7521 for Ski Sawmill.) Please be assured, we will be returning any season pass money paid for this upcoming season. Thank you. ""


Trick or Treat Night

Trick or treat tonight in Emporium 6-8 pm.

 Have your porch lights on if your welcoming trick or treaters. 

Light the Night will be on North Broad street till 8:30