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Friday, April 24, 2015

Sinnemahoning State Park Programs & Events April 25, 2015

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the Park Office & Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 ext. 106 or by email at

Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook!/pages/Sinnemahoning-State-Park/389160871130164
or view the PA State Park calendar of events at

Diane Ullman

Diane Ullman, 66, of 525 Bucktail Trail Hwy, Driftwood, PA died at her residence on Friday (April 24, 2015) afternoon. She was born March 6, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA a daughter of the late Rohland and Marjorie Benedict Sarman. On September 30, 1966 in Elkton, MD she married John "Bud" Ullman, who survives. 

Diane moved to Cameron County in 1984. Her and her husband Bud were the owners of the former Sterling Run Tavern for over 21 years, retiring in March of 2014. She enjoyed trips around the scenic Cameron County mountains.

Surviving In addition to her husband John "Bud" Ullman
 Son: Casey Ullman, Emporium
 Son: Charles Ullman, Emporium
 Son: Donald Ullman, Emporium 
Son: John Ullman, Burlington, NJ 
2 Grandchildren: Lexie & Logan Ullman
 Sister: Sandy (Jim) Wills, Philadelphia
 Brother: Rohland Sarman, Emporium 
Brother: Jack Sarman, of the Pocano's

Preceded in Death By Parents: Rohland and Marjorie Benedict Sarman

There will be No Visitation & Services are Private.

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jacqueline M. "Jackie" Kamats

Jacqueline M. "Jackie" Kamats, 62 of 541E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at her residence, on Monday (April 20, 2015) morning. She was born September 30, 1952 a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats.
Jackie graduated from Cameron County High School. She worked with Dickinson Center and enjoyed singing.
Surviving Son: Justin Kamats and his wife Kelly, Charlotte, NC
Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dick Logue, Sinnemahoning
Sister: Judy, Mrs. Davie Smith, Emporium
Preceded in Death By Parents: Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats
2 Brothers: Paul & Thomas Kamats
There will be No Visitation.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (April 24, 2015) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Free Family Movie Night: The Jungle Book

Free Family Movie Night: The Jungle Book 
Friday, April 24 at 6:00pm
Woodland Elementary School LGI

Save the date - the next Free Family Movie Night is an oldie but a goodie! Bring your kids to see the Jungle Book, free on the big screen!

Come see The Jungle Book on the big screen - FOR FREE!

*The Woodland LGI holds 120 people. Doors will open at 5:45 pm. Follow the marked path back to the LGI.

*The Jungle Book DVD will be raffled off at the conclusion of the event.

*Movie snacks will be available for purchase.


This family event is brought to you through a partnership with the Woodland Elementary PTO and the Cameron County Family Center.

One free popcorn to each child who dresses as a jungle animal - whether using some face paint, paper ears and a tail, or even an old Halloween costume. Have fun!

Salt Run Youth Fishing--April 18

Salt Run Youth Fishing--April 18--ages 12 and under--8:00am-- ?

Andrews Farm-about 1 mile out of town on Rt 155

 We are getting ready for Saturdays event. It looks like it will be a nice day, so I hope everyone takes advantage of coming out to visit.

 We completed one more step in the process this evening......Tents are up and ready.

 Smokey the Bear  called me tonight to confirm his visit. 
He is so excited to see all his friends at the Andrews Farm this Saturday April 18.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

License Your Dog

State, County Officials Continue Statewide Dog Licensing Awareness Campaign During Visit to Indiana County Shelter

Indiana, PA – While visiting the Indiana County Humane Society today, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding urged Pennsylvanians to license their dogs, emphasizing that a current dog license is the best way to ensure lost dogs are reunited with their families.

“Our 12-year-old golden retriever, Lucky, has a current license,” Redding said. “Not only is licensing the right thing to do because you love your pet, but it’s also the law. Lucky is very much a part of our family, and if he somehow got away from home, his license increases the likelihood of him being returned to us more quickly.”

State law requires all dogs, three months and older, to be licensed by January 1 of each year. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.

The fee for an annual dog license is $6.50, or $8.50 if the animal is not spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification like a microchip or tattoo. Older adults and persons with disabilities may be eligible for discounts.

“The Pennsylvania dog license law helps efficiently return a lost dog home to its family. Without this resource the Indiana County Humane Society and other agencies would be overwhelmed with stray and lost dogs,” said Indiana County Treasurer Sandra Kirkland.

The dog license application is simple and only requests owner contact information and details about the dog being licensed, like name, age, breed and color. The information is used by animal control and shelters to identify lost dogs and get them home safely. “Licensing your dog is so important. Nearly one third of all pets get lost at least once in their lifetime,” said Indiana County Humane Society Board President Shannon Jackson. “A license tells us that there is a probably a family out there desperately looking for their pet, and if there is, we can quickly reunite them.”

As part of the 2015 Dog Licensing Awareness campaign, Redding invited Pennsylvania students, in first through sixth grades, to enter a poster contest to help raise awareness about the importance of dog licensing. The poster must reflect the theme “Love your dog. License your dog.” The entries must also include the website address. The deadline to enter the statewide contest is May 1.

“This annual contest gets all ages of the family involved in creating awareness about the importance of licensing your dogs,” Redding added. “I encourage all eligible students to participate, be imaginative, and learn more about keeping their ‘best friend’ safe.”

Licensing fees support animal control through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.

For more information, visit or call the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement at 717-787-3062.


Shippen Tonwship Annual Spring Cleanup

Shippen Township will be holding its annual spring clean-up on 

Saturday, April 25th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Township building.

 The cost is $10.00 per truck or trailer load. Tires are extra. 

 We will NOT be accepting TV’s and computers this year.

 All refuse accounts must be paid up to date. 

 Thank you!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Is Here!


RABIES CLINIC in Emporium, PA 

 New time and cost. 

 Sponsored by the Cameron County SPCA

Emporium Fire Hall 11:00 am to 2:00 pm 
$12.00 per Rabies Shot 

 Dogs and cats have to be at least 12 weeks of age. 

 Proof of prior 3yr. rabies certificate is required if you don't have proof  your pet will receive a one year rabies certificate according to PA law. 

 All pets must remain on a leash or in a pet carrier. 
Any questions, call 814-486-0101.


Cameron County Food Pantry April Distribution

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 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.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015


ENTER YOUR CATCH IN THE BIG FISH CONTEST Great prizes and lots of run!

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau has announced their second annual Big Fish Contest, through September 2015.

There’s no shortage of great places to drop a line in the PA Great Outdoors! Everyone is invited to enter photos of their catch by using the submission form on the PA Great Outdoors Big Fish Contest page. Entries will be shown off on the PA Great Outdoors facebook page in the Big Fish Contest album.

Everyone who submits a photo will be entered to win the following prizes each month: Canoe/Kayak trip from Pale Whale Canoe Fleet, Cook Forest Canoe trip from Country Squirrel Outfitters, Ridgway Gift certificate from Jim's Sports Center, Clearfield Gift certificate from Hickory Creek Archery and Sporting Goods, East Hickory Gift certificate from Cooksburg Dry Goods, Cook Forest Ice cream treat from Cooksburg Cafe, Cook Forest

A grand prize winner will win a guided fly fishing float trip for 2 in 2016 with Keystone Predator Outfitters and Todd Deluccia, the current Musky Fly Fishing World Champion. >br? For more information, or to enter the contest go to

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is a membership-based travel promotion organization serving five counties in Northwest and Central Pennsylvania: Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, and Jefferson.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is to develop and initiate programs and marketing strategies with the specific intent of increasing overnight travel related expenditures within its designated region and to create a cooperative effort to increase awareness of this region as an ultimate vacation destination.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

First Annual Elk and Cameron Counties High School Job Fair

First Annual Elk and Cameron Counties High School Job Fair

April 20, 8 - 11 AM, St. Marys High School Gym. Registration deadline is Monday, April 13. 

 We are seeking local companies looking to hire! Meet with students from Cameron County, ECC, Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys Area High School who are looking for summer jobs, full or part time jobs, co-op positions for the 15-16 school year, and internships.

 This event is sponsored by the Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties, North Central Workforce Development, the DISCOVER Partnership, PA CareerLink, and St. Marys High School.


Save The Dates

Save the Dates Cameron County Chamber of Commerce announces three events for the spring. They include two yearly outings and a brand new opportunity for residents. 

 Saturday April 25 will be Clean up Cameron County. Individuals and groups will be asked to sweep away the winter debris and prepare for spending more time outdoors. Projects this year include litter pick up along the West Creek Rails to Trails, raking and putting down fresh mulch at the entrance signs, caboose and mini-park in Emporium, washing vacant store front windows in the business district and if there are enough volunteers additional projects will be added. The Emporium Volunteer Firefighters will clean the sidewalks and Fourth Street Tuesday night April 14. Emporium borough workers will rake the empty lots where snow was dumped and provide mulch for the projects. Individuals or groups are asked to contact the chamber office at 814-486-4314 to register for the event. 

 Saturday May 16 Emporium Rotary Club will host Rotary Day in the county. Busses will transport residents, students and parents from Sizerville State Park to various businesses in the region. “The purpose is to encourage residents and students to spread the word about economic opportunities here at home,” explained Tina Solak, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Breakfast and lunch will be offered free of charge and students are eligible for prizes including tablets and gift cards. To register for the event contact the chamber office.

 National Trails Day is Saturday June 6 and this year, Hike Cameron County will focus on the West Creek Rails to Trails. Nelson Haas will lead a group on the 12 mile excursion featuring a wildflower program. The event which starts at 9:00am from the caboose in Emporium is free and no pre-registration is necessary. Contact the chamber for more information.


South Park Supply & Saturday's Mentored Youth Fishing Day

We have planned a special treat for Saturday's Mentored Youth Fishing Day...

 Beginning at 10am until 2pm we will have hot dogs and soda ready for the young'ins and their fishing buddies. Simply stop in and show us your youth fishing permit or your voluntary license and enjoy a break and lunch on us!!

 Hope you all enjoy your day Saturday! Looking forward to seeing everyone's catch!


James D. Mulhollan

James D. Mulhollan, 77, of 132 Mulhollan Drive, Emporium, PA died at his residence on Tuesday (April 7, 2015) morning. He was born December 31, 1937 in Sykesville, PA a son of the late Harry and Frances Mae Troutman Mulhollan. Mr. Mulhollan graduated from Erie Academy in Erie, PA. He served with the PA National Guard and with the US Army Corp of Engineers. He served in Heidelberg, Germany for two and one half years. He retired from Steelworkers in Lackawanna, NY after over 25 years. He was a member of the Cameron County Memorial Detail, charter member of the Big Flag Committee, American Legion, Vets Club, Am Vets, May Hollow Sportmans Club, and the Masonic Lodge # 382 Emporium.

Surviving Companian: Carol Zintz, Emporium 
Son: James D. Mulhollan, Jr. & his wife Holly, Palm Harbor, FL
 Daughter: Judy Marie Mulhollan, San Clemente, CA
 7 Grandchildren: Ryan, Danny, Andy, Jimmy, John, Mike and John
 1 Grandson: Sawyer 
Brother: John Mulhollan, Boston, NY 
Sister: Ella Mae Mrs. Raymond Brochey, Erie 
Sister: Arlene Gillette, Colorado Springs, CO 
Sister: Delores, Mrs. Don Heitenreiter, Punxsutawney
Sister: Donna Pearce, Pueblo, CO

Preceded in Death By Parents: Harry and Frances Mae Troutman Mulhollan 
Sister: Harriet Verbeke 
Brother: Harry Mulhollan

There will be No Visitation. Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Sunday (April 12, 2015) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church officiating.
 A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. 
Burial will be in the Sykesville Memorial Cemetery, Sykesville, PA

 Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Memorial Detail, or the Big Flag Committee c/o VFW, 427 E. 3rd St., Emporium, PA 15834

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

PTO Planners

Every year, the PTO provides Woodland faculty and staff with planners, and we will continue showing our appreciation in this manner. NEW THIS YEAR: you have the opportunity to buy one for yourself! The planners cover August 2015 to August 2016 and are just $5.


Mountain View Natural Foods Closes

We are sad to inform you that Mountain View Natural Foods will be closing its doors for good at the end of this week. Thank you to our wonderful customers who have supported us this past year.

 Stop in this Wednesday and Thursday for a store-clearing sale. All remaining products will be half off and everything else will be for sale as well, including shelving and fridges and more.


Monday, April 6, 2015

South Park Supply

Senior Center April Fundraiser

April Fundraiser Pancake Supper 

The Emporium Senior Center will be holding their April Fundraiser Pancake Supper on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 4 to 6 pm. 

Chef John Ford, will provide his cooking expertise and  entertainment will be provided by The Singing Dutchman.   The price is a donation.  
The Emporium Senior Center is located at 213 ½ S Maple St Emporium.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ohio man drowns after fall into river in Gibson Township - The Bradford Era: News - Ohio man drowns after fall into river in Gibson Township: News

Ohio man drowns after fall into river in Gibson Township - The Bradford Era: News - Ohio man drowns after fall into river in Gibson Township: News: An Ohio man drowned on Saturday morning after falling from a bridge into the Driftwood Branch of the Susquehanna River in the area of Tunnel Hill..

Michael Tarbet, 53, of Alliance, Ohio, was walking with a few friends on a railroad bridge leading across the waterway to a camp when he took a tumble into the water, according to Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department chief Jeff Oiler on Sunday afternoon.

Oiler said he was told that Tarbet may have been partially blind and had mobility issues.

When Tarbet fell, those that had been accompanying him made their way back to their vehicle and drove to the main road looking for help, and that’s when they flagged down a state trooper that was in the area, according to Oiler.

Oiler said Tarbet’s companions estimated approximately 10 minutes passed between the time he fell until they found the state trooper, who initiated action on part of emergency responders.

“We were already about 15 minutes behind the eight-ball when the dispatch came through,” Oiler said. “A lot of that area is not accessible other than by foot, so it was hard to get in to look for him. Besides that, the water was very high and moving pretty fast — and it was cold.”

Oiler said Renovo’s water rescue team was nearby with a boat ready to go, having been stationed at George B. Stevenson Reservoir in Sinnemahoning State Park for the safety of boaters for the Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic. He said that event, which was to be held on the Susquehanna River, was moved to the reservoir specifically because of the water conditions on Saturday.

Assistant fire chief Adam Johnson said members of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department arrived at Bennett’s Farm, where Tarbet was found, and assisted in the recovery of the body.

“Unfortunately, with the water being so high and fast. It’s just an unfortunate set of circumstances,” Johnson said.

Emporium-based state police issued a news release pinpointing Tarbet’s location when he was discovered as seven miles southeast of where he fell into the water. Upon recovery, Tarbet was pronounced deceased by Cameron County coroner Ted Walters, who determined the cause of death as drowning.

Members of the Sinnemahoning and Emporium VFDs and state police were assisted on scene by members of the Renovo Volunteer Fire Department, Sinnemahoning Ambulance Service, Cameron County Emergency Management Agency and state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Deep water: Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic relocated due to high water levels - The Bradford Era: News - Deep water: Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic relocated due to high water levels: News

Bradford Era

By AMANDA JONES Era Correspondent | 0 comments

— Organizers for the 2015 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic were forced to relocate the race to the lake at Stevenson’s Dam in Sinnemahoning State Park due to extremely high water levels.

 The 41st annual Canoe Classic, traditionally held on a 12-mile stretch of the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek from the Emporium Country Club to the Borough of Driftwood, was set to go on as usual until a day or so before the race when water levels began to climb.
As of the beginning of last week, conditions were announced as “perfect” with river flow rates around 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) at Sterling Run.
Due to last year’s race held on the river in higher-than-average water conditions that saw more than 30 water rescues performed by local volunteer organizations during the hours-long race, water flow limits were put in place to ensure the safety of all paddlers.

At the low end, if water flow dropped beneath 325 cfs, the race would likely have been moved to Stevenson’s Dam. On the high end, if rates went above 2,000 cfs, inexperienced paddlers were to be started at Sterling Run, thus avoiding many of the hazardous spots. If above 2,900 cfs, the race would be moved to Stevenson’s Dam, as well, due to concerns over fast water and the risk for downed trees and debris.
By 6 p.m. the day before the race, water levels had risen drastically to nearly the cutoff for moving the race. At 4 a.m., it was announced via the Canoe Classic website the race would be moved to Stevenson’s for safety reasons

At 7:45 a.m., flow rates at Sterling Run were recorded at 4,350 cfs, far too high for the race to be permitted on its regular route. Several trees had been washed out and were blocking the stream along the race route, as well, causing further hazards in the area.
After registration at the country club, participants were directed to Stevenson’s Dam, where the race was slated to begin just slightly behind its scheduled start time of 11 a.m

Just as organizers were readying to lay out buoys and take safety boats out onto the water, an emergency call came in and a number of local agencies who were on hand to handle water rescues or other issues were forced to leave the scene to help with a water rescue on the Driftwood Branch, the original race course.
Several agencies, including the Cameron County Emergency Management Agency, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Sinnemahoning Ambulance left the dam to assist in rescue and recovery efforts, but enough personnel from Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Renovo Water Rescue and other agencies remained on hand to run the event.

 Organizer Randy Bailey laid out a race course around the lake, which had swollen significantly in size due to the rains and snow melt over the previous 24 hours. Two flights were lined up; recreational canoes and kayaks were to take one lap around the lake, and more experienced paddlers were to take two laps.

 Concerns were not limited to fast water and a lower-than-ideal number of emergency personnel. Air temperatures were in the low 40s, and gusting winds of 10 or more miles per hour were compounding issues.
Despite weather and water conditions, the race had a good turnout, and the majority of those who registered and showed up at the dam opted to participate.

 Awards of handmade wooden paddles were given, as they are every year, to race winners, with an awards ceremony and spaghetti dinner banquet held at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department following the race.

Food Bank Collection Week

Food Bank Collection Week: The second Sunday of every month is Cameron County Community Food Pantry Collection Sunday.

 Please bring non perishable food items and drop them in the designated location at your church. If you would prefer a monetary donation, please place an envelope in the collection that is labeled “Food Bank.”


Zumba- Zumba- Zumba

Zumba- Zumba- Zumba! 

Come shake it with me Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 4 p.m., and Susan Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Make time for YOU this week to be happy and healthy--we'll see you there!


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