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Friday, August 28, 2015


Coach Jim Thompson and his wife.

 It is with great pleasure that Hometown Mentors, Inc. ANNOUNCE the 2015-16 recipient of the HOMETOWN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: 
Coach James Thompson. 

Coach Thompson will also be inducted into the Hometown Sports Hall of Fame on
 October 17, 2015. 
Please come to honor this lifetime hometown mentor. 

 The Date is October 17, 2015 in Emporium, Pennsylvania. 7:00 pm. 

 Tentatively at the CCHS Auditorium.

 Watch this page for more details.

StrongWomen/Growing Stronger in Cameron County

StrongWomen/Growing Stronger in Cameron County

The StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program is a safe, effective strength-training and nutrition program for individuals who have been active or sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health.

 Sept. 10 to Dec. 1, 2015, 
Tues./Thurs. (8:30 - 9:30 AM)
 Cameron County Recreation Center 
300 South Chestnut St.,
 Emporium, PA 15834

To Register by Phone or for Registration 
Questions Robin Kuleck Phone: 814-765-7878

September is "Nam Knights Month" at The Bear Den.

Beginning September 1st and during the entire month of September is "Nam Knights Month" at The Bear Den. 

The Bear Den is honored to be associated with such and organization and look forward to helping this organization with a percentage of sales for the month of September to be donated to the Nam Knights. So, they can help local veterans and law enforcement families in need of assistance. 

For those of you who are not familiar with the Nam Knights it's time you learn about them. The Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club was established around 25 years ago by a group of law enforcement officers that were Vietnam veterans looking for the brotherhood they experienced in Vietnam. Not only did they serve this great country, they took it a step further to serve and protect our communities and neighborhoods. 

Today, they have grown with chapters from New Hampshire to Florida and now with a chapter in Canada. Yeah, they wear colors, leather and patches. But during the day they wear suites, uniforms and put there lives on the line for us every day.

 We should be honored that we have a local chapter here in Cameron County, Pa. "The Allegheny Mountain Chapter of The Nam Knights".

 So, make it a point to stop in at The Bear Den and help support The Nam Knights. Then mark your calendars for September 26th from 7-11 to enjoy good music and food and to meet your local Nam Knights at the "Night of Knights" at The Bear Den. 

Oh, I almost forgot. Everyone, 21 years and older who stop in during September 1st-26th, will receive a chance to win a flat screen TV that will be drawn and given away by our local Allegheny Mountain Chapter of The Nam Knights. No purchase necessary. Must be present to win.

Check out Septembers entertainment schedule: 
September 4th Old Skool 7-11
 September 6th Randy Andriano 6-10 
September 12 Jonathan Meade 7-11 
September 26 "Night of Knights" with Jonathan Meade 7-11

 The Bear Den is located at 24426 Route 120 Sterling Run, Pennsylvania

Urgent Water Conservation Notice For Driftwood

The Driftwood Water Company is issuing an Urgent Water Conservation Notice effective immediately to all of their water customers.

 The water levels at the Nanny Run Reservoir are CRITICALLY low.

 DEP was notified and on site when it was determined that this urgent conservation notice be implemented and effective immediately due to the lack of rain and no significant rain in the forecast. 

Water restrictions are in effect, all outside watering privileges are suspended until further notice, such as: 
Watering lawns, gardens, landscaped areas, trees, shrubs and outdoor plants. 
Washing paved surfaces such as, streets, sidewalks, driveways, garages, parking areas, tennis courts and patios. 
Operating water fountains, artificial waterfalls and reflecting pools. 
Washing vehicles -
Serving water in public eating places unless specifically requested by the individual.
 Filling or topping off swimming pools.

 Your patience and cooperation with this matter is vitally important.

 Thank you.

Cameron County Commissioners hear update on county’s upset, judicial sales - The Bradford Era: News - Cameron County Commissioners hear update on county’s upset, judicial sales: News

Cameron County Commissioners hear update on county’s upset, judicial sales - The Bradford Era: News - Cameron County Commissioners hear update on county’s upset, judicial sales: News: EMPORIUM — The Cameron County Commissioners on Thursday heard a brief update on the county’s upset and judicial sales.

Emporium cop faces charges in child porn case - The Bradford Era: News - Emporium cop faces charges in child porn case: News

Emporium cop faces charges in child porn case - The Bradford Era: News - Emporium cop faces charges in child porn case: News: EMPORIUM (EC) — An Emporium Borough police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with unlawful contact with a mi…

Healthy Steps in Motion

The Senior Centers 
 in Cooperation with 
 The Office of Human Services, Inc. 
 Area Agency on Aging 

 Healthy Steps in Motion 
 fitness program 

 A new, free, 8 week workshop to begin
 Emporium Senior Center 
Starting Tuesday Sept 1st from 8:30 to 9:30

 Come get fit with us

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bucktail Rod and Gun Club Handgun Training Class

The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club is offering a handgun training and defense class. 
This will be held September 2nd from 6 - 9 pm and again on 
Range Night September 9th from 5:30 till dark. 

To register, call 814.486.1875. 

The cost of the class is $25

More information is available by calling 814.486.1262

Driftwood Borough Fall Cleanup Day

Driftwood Borough Fall Cleanup Day is scheduled for 
Saturday, September 5, 2015. 

 This will be held at the Gibson Township Building on Castle Garden Road


Cameron County Recreation Center Game Room Hours & PickleBall Court Hours

With school starting back up this week we will be adjusting our Game Room hours.

 New hours will start August 25th.

 Tues - Thurs 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Friday 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We hope everyone has a great first week back!


The following is a schedule of times for Pickle ball games in the court.
 Only two courts can be used at a time to allow the third for basketball games.

Sunday 6 pm- 8 pm
Tuesday 6 pm- 8 pm
Thursday 9 am- 11 am & 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am- 11 am

Please be kind and share the courts!

Dr Earl Waters New Dentist in Emporium

The Cameron County Dental Center has announced that Dr. Earl Waters will be providing dental care at their facility in Emporium.

Same day and emergency appointments will be available along with preventative and restorative services for patients of all ages.

Most insurances are accepted. Call 814.486.0909 for more information.

Cameron County Dental Center 90 East Second Street P.O. Box 270 Emporium, PA 15834

814-486-0909 Phone 814-486-0425 Fax

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shippen Township Closed Labor Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

 Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday.

 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!


First Ever PA Wilds Juried Artist Show

First Ever PA Wilds Juried Artist Show

 For the first time, only PA Wilds Juried Artist will sell artwork at an event in the PA Wilds. The event will coincide with the All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ Contest in Cameron County on Saturday September 26 in Emporium.PA Wilds Juried Artist live in the 12 ½ counties that make up the PA Wilds.

 The artwork has been juried and deemed to be of high quality earning the right to carry the Made in PA Wilds tag. “The idea for a show limited to juried PA Wilds artist came about during a presentation in Potter County,” explains Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak. Seeking a way to further distinguish the work of those living in the PA Wilds is the goal of the first ever event. “It is hoped that each county will host a PA Wilds Juried Show,” says Johns Solak

.More than 100 PA Wilds Juried Artists have been invited to the event. Realizing the short notice given to artists, Johns Solak is not sure how many will commit to the event this year, but says the contest is a yearly event held the last Saturday of September. PA Wilds jurying sessions are held two times a year. The deadline for the next session is September 21. Artists can find information at

Cameron County Christian Center

The sale you have been waiting for! 

 This week, summer clearance, $5.00 per bag, all household items 50% off! 

Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 God Bless 

 Cameron County Christian Center 
240 East 4th Street Emporium, Pa. 15834


Officer charged for soliciting 15-year-old - WJAC - Top Stories

Officer charged for soliciting 15-year-old - WJAC - Top Stories

Thursday, August 20, 2015

School Response Safety Drill

Free Child Passenger Seat Check

Emporium based State Police will hold a FREE child passenger seat check from 3:30 to 8:30 Sept. 14th at the Emporium Vol. Fire Dept. located at 421 N. Broad St. in Emporium Borough.

 Any questions contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

FREE Backpacks!!!

Back - Pack Giveaway 

 The Cameron County Christian Center will be giving out FREE backpacks for kids headed
 back to school. 

The backpacks are brand new and will contain a few essential school supplies.
 The giveaway will be held this Saturday, August the 22nd from 10:00 - Noon at the Christian Center.

 Your Child MUST be present to get their backpack!


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This Week At Country Blessings

Greetings all

 This week at Country Blessings . . . ALL clothing just $1.00 each!

 Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 Concert tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM with Never Forsaken – Christian Rock Band! 

 Saturday, from 10-noon Backpack Giveaway for school kids!

 God’s Best to you and yours!

United Methodist Church Open House A Success

Thank you to all those who made the Sterling Run United Methodist Church open house a success.

Your presence at our church was a blessing.

Please join us again at our Sunday 9 am church service, if you are looking for a church home or just want to visit. All welcome.

 A special thank you to the Down County Boys, Bob Spaeth, and Ken Bailey. 

You all mean so much to us. The music was wonderful.

 Again, thanks to all!


Sunday, August 16, 2015


The Emporium Alliance Church Presents: The Hard to Swallow Tale of Jonah & the Whale 

Kids age kindergarden-6th grade are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun & games
 Parents are invited to join the children for dinner at 6:00!

Sunday, August 23at 2:30pm - 6:30pm

Emporium CMA Church 1284 Sizerville Rd, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834


2015 Resultsof the 10th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5k Run

Male Overall: Aziz Yousif, 1st overall, 17:00 New Age Group Record, 2nd best all-time!

Male 14 & under: 1st Andrew Wolfanger, 36th overall, 27:23

2nd Caden Beldin, 41st overall, 28:05

3rd Brevin Austin, 50th overall, 29:33

4th Logan Ullman, 68th overall, 36:23

Male 15-19:

1st Zach Wortman, 5th overall, 19:03

2nd Logan Hutton, 13th overall, 22:23

3rd Alex Umble, 18th overall, 23:30

4th Scott Logue, 29th overall, 24:00

Male 20-29:

1st Jarrod Lipsey, 2nd overall, 17:00 3rd best all-time!

2nd Harley Thompson, 3rd overall 17:51

3rd Caleb Lecker, 4th overall 17:58

4th Jason Burlingame, 29th overall 26:10

Male 30-39:

1st Rich Yavorsky, 8th overall, 19:31

2nd Aaron Clark, 14th overall, 22:33

3rd Joe Blessel, 16th overall, 23:14

4th Samson Wyant, 25th overall, 25:09

5th Josh Zucal, 39th overall, 27:43

6th Ryan Magaro, 76th overall, 44:10

Male 40-49:

1st Timothy Wyant, 6th overall, 19:05

2nd Sean Conklin, 7th overall, 19:10

3rd Rich Gabler, 11th overall, 20:52

4th Scott Undercofler, 45th overall, 28:34

5th Joseph Sayre, 51st overall 30:01

Male 50-59: 1st Tim Bean, 12th overall, 22:12

2nd Ken Huey, 17th overall, 23:22

3rd Mark Malarik, 19th overall, 24:01

4th Tom Hutton, 20th overall, 24:04

5th Robert Steffer, 22nd overall, 24:35

6th Robert Porter, 56th overall, 31:09

7th Mike Handley, 71st overall, 37:50

Male 60-69:

1st Tom Gooch, 10th overall, 20:31

2nd Michael Palamarchuch, 46th overall, 28:47

3rd Roger Deller, 49th overall, 29:16

4th Ben Zappa, 72nd overall, 38:52

Female Overall:

Michelle Bauer, 9th overall, 19:33 3rd best all-time!

Female 14 and under:

1st Conner Gracey-Dalton, 30th overall, 26:30

2nd Natalie Zucal, 42nd overall, 28:17

3rd Morgan Lorenzo, 55th overall, 31:07

4th Janelle Sidelinger, 57th overall, 31:48

5th Reagan Hutton, 69th overall, 37:36

Female 15-19:

1st Ellie Pearson, 15th overall, 23:12

2nd Marcy Smith, 37th overall, 27:36

Female 20-29:

1st Cara Garrigan, 44th overall, 28:29

2nd Sasha Yohe, 62nd overall, 32:15

3rd Misty Antonioli, 73rd overall, 39:26

Female 30-39:

1st Jennifer Tamburlin, 24th overall, 24:58

2nd Jessie Mague, 27th overall, 25:22

3rd Kelly Gier, 28th overall, 25:26

4th Jennifer Lewis, 40th overall, 27:52

5th Desiree Cummings, 43rd overall, 28:25

6th Kayleen Porter, 52nd overall, 30:16

7th Julie Lang, 53rd overall, 30:47

8th Donna Lorenzo, 54th overall, 31:06

9th Jill Sidelinger, 59th overall, 31:59 #

10th Kristen Eckert, 64th overall, 32:19

11th Anne Sayre, 70th overall, 37:45

12th Brandi Magaro, 77th overall, 46:58

Female 40-49:

1st Daphne McNamara, 22nd overall, 24:24

2nd Katie Fernan, 31st overall, 26:34

3rd Mary Gracey-Dalton, 32nd overall, 26:39

4th Jill Conklin, 33rd overall, 26:42

5th Stephanie Loveland, 34th overall, 26:57

6th Christine Morrison, 38th overall, 27:41

7th Lisa Undercofler, 48th overall, 29:13

8th Sara Handley, 63rd overall, 32:16

Female 50-59:

1st Colleen DeBoer, 26th overall, 25:09 New Age Group Record!

2nd Sara Mercer, 35th overall, 27:00

3rd Fe Caruso, 47th overall, 29:04

4th Fuzzy Cappiello, 58th overall, 31:50

5th Amy Popielski, 61st overall, 32:13

6th Karen Hutton, 66th overall, 35:32

7th Margie Buck, 67th overall, 35:35

8th Cheri Schillinger, 75th overall, 44:10

Female 60+:

1st Marilyn Mitcheltree, 60th overall, 32:09

2nd Susan Newcomer, 65th overall, 34:10

3rd Peggi Yeager 74th overall, 44:10

Saturday, August 15, 2015

10th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

It was a beautiful morning for the 10th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk. A great turnout of runners and walkers completed the event. Young and old, new and seasoned event runners were represented. 
Thank you to all who supported this event!

Pictured in photo, Nicia McAulay, Kathy Desio, Criss Grimone and Kelly Palumbo.

Concert Scheduled

The Christian rock and worship band Never Forsaken, sponsored in part by the Cameron County Ministerial Association, is coming to Emporium!

This band shares songs that reflect members' enthusiasm for the lush melodies and harmonies of Christian praise music and heavy Christian rock and are sparked by their gratitude for the expressive gift of music that connects hearts and minds and replenishes the soul.

The group's large sound and spirit-moving lyrics further their mission to spread comforting messages about God's awesome power, letting others know they are not alone in life's struggle and can emerge as victors over any challenge.

The concert is set for Wednesday, August the 19th at 7:00 PM, at the Cameron County Christian Center.

The concert is free; however a freewill offering will be received to help offset the cost.

The Cameron County Christian Center is located at 240 East 4th Street in Emporium, Pa.


Mary Ellen Grovanz

Mary Ellen Grovanz, 73, of 3764 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA on Thursday (August 13, 2015) evening.

She was born September 2, 1941 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Charles and Katherine Hart Griffith. On December 15, 1962 in Emporium she married Peter Grovanz, Jr., who survives. Mrs. Grovanz was a stay at home wife & mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking & baking.

Surviving In addition to her husband Peter Grovanz, Jr.
 Son: Peter Grovanz, Emporium 
3 Grandsons: Thomas, Keith and Justin Grovanz 
2 Great Grandchildren: Katherine & Oscar 
Sister: Sarah Yount, Emporium Sister: Leona Knarr, Bowling Green, FL

Preceded in Death By Parents: Charles and Katherine Hart Griffith
 Daughter: Ann Darlene Grovanz in infancy
 2 Brothers: Roy Griffith and David in infancy

There will be No Visitation.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (August 17, 2015) from  2:00 until 4:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, August 14, 2015

August Cameron County Food Pantry Distribution

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, August 26, 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.

2015 CC Little League Benefit

EVFD 8th Annual Gun Bash

10th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

10th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

Saturday August 15th, 2015

TOP DOOR PRIZE IS A $100.00 Gift Certificate to Road Runner Sports!

Online Registration Available

Race Day Registration 7am-8:45am in Cameron County Elementary cafeteria

9:00 AM Race Start Time


Resignations leave vacancies at Cameron Co. school district - The Bradford Era: News - Resignations leave vacancies at Cameron Co. school district: News

Resignations leave vacancies at Cameron Co. school district - The Bradford Era: News - Resignations leave vacancies at Cameron Co. school district: News: EMPORIUM — Several positions at the Cameron County High School will go unfilled following teacher resignations.

Adults Love to Color

Adults Love to Color

Coloring is not just for children.

A new craze is coloring books for adults and next month the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center will host a class with an added twist.

 On Sunday September 13 from 2-5pm Tasha VanSickles an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More will present Color Between the Wines. Students may select either a $15.00 or $20.00 kit. Both come with a choice of adult coloring book, marker set and a wine glass to take home. You may select your book online or at the class. Students are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice and spend the afternoon relaxing by coloring. Snacks will be provided.

The class is limited to 20 students and registration ends August 28. Payment is required at the time of registration. Samples of the books can be found online at The online store will accept registration or call the chamber office at 814-486-4314

Quackers Available at L& M Lumber

Quackers Available at L& M Lumber 

 The Firequacker 2015 Duck Race will explode on Saturday October 10 during the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park. Joining the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce as a duck adoption center is L& M Lumber on Route 155 just outside of Emporium. 

 The ducks can be purchased for $2.00 each or a 6-quack for $10.00. The first place duck owner will receive$100.00, while second and third place finishers will take home $75.00 and $50.00 respectively. Seneca Resources will match the money raised dollar for dollar. The funds will pay for the fireworks planned for July 2016.

 The fireworks draw crowds from as far away as Ohio and Maryland because of their noise level. This year they will blast off on Saturday July 2 at 9:45pm from the Cameron County High School Football Stadium.

2015 Back-to-School Immunization Clinics

2015 Back-to-School Immunization Clinics

The Department of Health is holding immunization clinics across the commonwealth between August 10 and 21 to provide vaccines at little or no cost for children through 18 years of age who are Medicaid eligible, uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian or Alaska Native.

The cost is $5 per child (payable by check or money order) for families above income guidelines. No child will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Specific clinic information is available by clicking on your county on the map below or selecting your county from the list. Information for municipal health departments is also available under your respective county.

Cameron County Date: August 20, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Cameron County Family Center 603 Woodland Avenue Emporium, PA 15834

Phone Number: (814) 834-5351

 Parents must bring their child’s vaccination records to their scheduled appointment.  A parent/legal guardian must accompany the child receiving immunizations.  DOH staff will need to be notified prior to the appointment if someone other than the child’s parent/legal guardian will be accompanying him/her. Please call the phone number above to schedule an appointment 

Night Swim at CCHS !

Dice Run August 29th

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Pastoral Planning Gathering at St Marks Church

Gather in church to pray about the future of our town, parish and diocese. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us, that our parishes are spiritually alive and gathering new faces, calling vocations, growing in knowledge and giving wisdom to our bishop and his committee.

This time of prayer will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Following prayer all are invited to hear brief reports by committees who have been gathering data on key areas of parish life at St. Mark/St. James. Pastoral Council and Fr. Paul will approve the findings to produce the parish snapshot to be sent to the diocese by the end of August.

Evelyn J. LaPOLT,

Evelyn J. LaPOLT, 75, of Emporium, PA, died Sunday, August 9, 2015 in her home. Born March 6, 1940, in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of Elmer Ellsworth and Erva Housler Everetts. She was married to William F. “Bill” LaPolt, who survives.

 Surviving besides her husband, Bill, are: eight children,
 Linda LaPolt of Emporium,
 Frank (Shirley) LaPolt of Emporium, 
Larry (Michelle) LaPolt of Bloomsburg, PA, 
James (Cyndee Emel) LaPolt of DuBois, PA, 
Robert (Ray Landster) LaPolt of Ocala, FL, 
Steven (Elly) LaPolt of Emporium, 
Ronald (Patricia) LaPolt of Westlake, LA, and
 Donald (Andrea) LaPolt of Georgia;
 four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren;
 a brother, Merle Everetts of Wellsboro, PA;
 a sister, Ruth Mould of Horseheads, NY;
 and nieces and nephews.

 She was predeceased by her parents.

 There will be no public visitation or service. 

 Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Barbara DeLozier Smith

Barbara DeLozier Smith of 108 East 6th St., Emporium, passed away on Sundary August 9th at the Pine Crest Manor, St. Marys following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of Jean McManigle Dunkelberger of Emporium and the late W. Merle DeLozier. She moved to Emporium at an early age and attended Cameron County schools and was graduated in 1961. She attended Dubois Business College and after graduation was employed at the Patee Library at the Pennsylvania State University. Returning to Emporium she began a 40 year career in banking, starting at the Bucktail Bank & Trust, Sunbank, Citizen’s Northern Bank Trust Department and retired from Citizens as Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer.

She held elected office as a Cameron County Auditor for a period of 29 years, She was a volunteer at the Cameron County Food Bank and for the Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium.

She is survived by her mother, Jean Dunkelberger,Emporium and a son Michael Scott Smith of Emporium. A granddaughter, Ashley Ann Galindo of Mansfield, and a great granddaughter, Olivia Galindo of Mansfield, one brother John F.(Sandra) DeLozier of Coudersport, PA, and two sisters: Beverly J. Walker and Frances (Ray) Jablonski of St. Marys.

At Barb’s request there will be No Visitation.
 Private graveside service will be at the convenience of the family.
 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium.

If desired, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Free workshops held for artisans, entrepreneurs looking to join the PAWilds Artisan Trail

Aug. 5, 2015 – The PA Wilds Artisan Trail, in concert with the Tioga County Visitors Bureau and the Wellsboro Chamber, will be holding free “Make the Brand Work for You” workshop in Tioga County next Thursday for small batch producers, independent retailers, artisans and other creative entrepreneurs looking to learn more about joining the Artisan Trail and using the “Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds” brand and networks to grow their operations.

The workshop will be held at the Wellsboro Chamber Office on Thurs., Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. The workshop and Q & A will run one hour, with refreshments provided. Workshops will provide background about the Artisan Trail program, benefits to joining, costs and the process for applying to the juried program.

Since its inception in 2006, the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail has proven to raise the visibility and profitability of artisans and arts-related businesses in the PA Wilds by increasing sales of high-quality products made by local artisans and traffic to local galleries and retail shops.

The Artisan Trail has recently gone through several expansions allowing new types of businesses to join.On major new development is that the Trail is now inviting small batch craft ag and food producers to join the Trail and use the ‘Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds’ brand.

“We’d love to see the ‘Proudly Made in the Pennsylvania Wilds’ stamp on our region’s syrups, jellies, leek dips and other small batch products that reflect our rural traditions,” said Tataboline Enos, Executive Director of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, the regional non-profit that operates theArtisan Trail program.

“We’ve tried to keep the program very affordable, from $25 a year for our smallest artisan producers to $150 for our larger ones. We do this because we are working to build our regional brand and we know no one can influence it the way our artisans and creative entrepreneurs can. The Artisan Trail is working to grow this cottage industry. We have so much talent in this region, it is incredible.”

To date, more than 150 artisans and retailers across the region participate in the PA Wilds Artisan Trail. Organizers hope to double that over the next few years. PA DCED, PA DCNR, the Appalachian RegionalCommission and the Stackpole-Hall Foundation have all made grant investments in the program.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Florence E. Fleming

Florence E. Fleming, 86, of West Seventh Street, Emporium died Thursday, August 6, 2015,
 in her home. 

Born February 22, 1929 in Five Points, Pa., she was the daughter Kenneth and Dora Timblin Bish. On November 29, 1958 in St. Marys she married William Fleming who died August 3, 2004.

 A resident of Emporium for over 44 years, she was formerly employed as a machine operator at Stackpole in St. Marys and for several years, along with her husband, owned & operated a block company, also in St. Marys, before relocating to Emporium in 1971. Mrs. Fleming was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Emporium and was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101. 

Survivors include: one granddaughter, Frances Roe in Michigan;
 one great granddaughter;
 three brothers, James (Rosie) Bish, Lyle Bish and Dwayne Rohrback, all of St. Marys; 
a sister-in-law, Lorraine C. Bish of Brockport; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by one son, Kenneth Spangler in 2006, a brother Victor Bish in 2013, and a sister Betty Feidler in 2014.

 A visitation will be held Sunday, August 9 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where an Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held Sunday at 4:15 p.m. 

Funeral and Committal Services will be held Monday, August 10, 2015 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, with Fr. Matt Ryan, pastor, officiating.

 Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, PO Box 88, Emporium, PA 15834.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

St Marks Parish Picnic & Parish Festival

 St. Mark/St. James Annual Parish Picnic 
Sunday, August 23, 2015 
Sizerville State Park
 Begins with Mass at 11:00 AM 

 Labor Day Weekend
 Friday, September 4th
 Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo

 Saturday, September 5th
 Games, Food, Music


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Summer Drive

During the summer, I always enjoy a ride down county. I'm not positive, but I think this part of the county can lay claim to having the only swinging bridges in the county of Cameron.
 Correct me if I am wrong, but I haven't noticed any elsewhere on my summer drives.

Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center announces the fall line up for classes

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center announces the fall line up for classes.

“We are fortunate to have talented people willing to share and have come forward with class ideas for the fall,” says executive director Tina Johns Solak.

Saturday, September 12 a Creative Writing Fiction Workshop will be held. The three hour class (10am-1pm) will be given by Emily Wolfel Dubel who promises 3-4 writing exercises and will review publishing guidelines. The class is open to all ages. The fee is $5.00 and pre-registration is appreciated.

Saturday, September 19 a Paint N Sip Class featuring an elk painted on canvas will be hosted by PA Wilds Juried Artist Julie Mader. The 2 hour class (10am-noon) is limited to 12 students. Participants may bring their beverage of choice and the cost is $35.00. Deadline to register is September 12.

Tuesday, September 29 Mader returns to Emporium to teach a silk scarf painting class. The three hour class (6:00-9:00pm) is limited to 12 students. The fee is $25.00. The deadline to register is September 22.

Saturday October 24 Dubel returns to teach a resin medallion class. Students may incorporate the medallions into jewelry or keychains. The fee is $15.00. The deadline to register is October 22.

Details on all the classes can be found at the online store at or by calling 814-486-4314. Fees can be paid by credit card. Students seeking a specific class should contact the chamber office.

This week at Country Blessings, all clothing 50% off!


This week at Country Blessings, all clothing 50% off!

Open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Christian Center is hosting a Christian Rock Concert, Wednesday the 19th at 7:00 PM. The concert is free, however a love offering will be received to help offset the cost.

The Christian Center is also have a Backpack Drive for the kids headed back to school. If you are interested in helping, you can purchase a new backpack, along with some school supplies to fill it with and drop off your donation to Country Blessing during normal operating hours.

God Bless

Cameron County Christian Center 240 East 4th Street Emporium, Pa. 15834 814-486-1841

Monday, August 3, 2015

Backpack Dirve

The Cameron County Christian Center is having a back to school Backpack Drive this year to help the kids get off on the right track! Would like to be a part of this blessing? You sure can!

We are looking for NEW backpacks for boys AND girls. And we also want to fill the backpacks with goodies for the school year, here are just a few ideas: Notebook – Spiral, Wide Ruled Colored Pencil Pack, Composition Books, Crayon Box, Notebook Paper,- Wide Ruled Pencil, Sharpener Eraser, – Pencil Pencils – #2 Eraser – Pink Pencils – Mechanical Glue Stick Pens (Black & Blue) Graph Paper, Pocket Calculator, Highlighters,  Ruler, Jumbo Crayon Box Protractor, Jumbo Pencil Pack, Manuscript Pad

If you would like to help us, drop off your new backpacks and school items at Country Blessings, Tuesday through Friday from 9-5 or bring them to church on Sunday! J

God’s Best to you and yours!

Cameron County Christian Center 240 East 4th Street Emporium, Pa. 15834 814-486-1841


August 8th -Youth Day at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmens Club

August 8th 2015 will be Youth Day at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmens Club.

This event is put on by Sinnemahoning Sportsmens and May Hollow Sportsmens.

Registration begins at 9am with the events starting at 10am. Lunch provided to all. Many nice prizes to be awarded at the end of the day.

The day will consist of Gun safety, 22 shoot, archery, forestry, fly tying, Keystone Reptile, Search and Rescue, Turkey Talk, Trapping, Game Comission. Each event is 20 - 25 min. and we rotate stations throughout the day. Break for lunch and finish the rotation.

There is no age limit, we just ask that the kids are accompanied by an adult for the day. The day usually last till around 3.