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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

VFW Auxiliary Essay Contest

The VFW Auxiliary will be holding an essay contest. Below are the details with age groups. There will be prizes for each age group. This contest is to encourage kids to reach out to veterans and learn. A Veteran is any person who has served for any length of time in Any military branch....if your child is interested handouts are available at the VFW club or we can email them to you just private message us your email address. Any questions please let me know. Essays are due back by January 16th 4:00 p.m. to the VFW club or can be handed into the guidance office at school.

Learn To Quilt

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center will host quilting classes in January. Quilter Gini Schager will teach the two night class on Monday January 23 and January 30 from 6-8pm focusing on turning t-shirts into quilts.

Each student is to bring a minimum of 12 t-shirts, scissors or rotary cutter and an iron to the first class. The fee of $40 includes the stabilizing material for the back of the t-shirts. On the second night students are asked to bring a portable sewing machine, thread and additional fabric. Students can purchase fabric from Schager for an additional fee.

For more information and to register contact the chamber office at 814-486-4314.

Rotary News, Wine & Cheese Tasting Tickets on Sale

Tom Hayden, President of Emporium Forging, recently rejoins the Emporium Rotary Club. 
Tom had been a past member from 2006-2011.

(Pic- Airman) Rotarian, Dave Guloien, introduced his son, USAF Staff Sergeant, Eirick Guloien.. Eirick is a graduate of CCHS afterwards attending Penn State University. After graduating from Penn State, he entered the United States Air Force where he trained at Lackland AFB,Texas. Afterwards he was stationed at Creech AFB, a command and control facility in Clark County, Nevada, used to engage in daily Overseas Contingency Operations. Eirick was then stationed for 6 months in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Currently, Eirick is stationed at Nellis AFB Weapons School in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. The Weapons School graduates 240 students per year, mostly pilots, who are the USAF premier MQ-9 warfighting experts. Eirick is a Sensor Operator for a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper aircraft, formerly know named Predator B, which is an UAV Drone aerial vehicle capable of remote controlled or autonomous flight operations. Eirick explained some of the systems, capabilities and operations. The cost of this aircraft is $11,000,000 and measures 2.5' tall, 36' long, with a 66' wide wing span and weighs 10,500 lbs. fully loaded with weapons. The sophisticated jet is equipped with infer red cameras, chat systems that interface with other agencies and carry weapon AGM-114 Hellfire missile, an air-to-surface missile, which can hit a target from 546 yards-5 miles with a semi-active laser homing millimeter wave radar seeker.

Guests attending the meeting were Sally Guloien, Eiricks mother, and Barb Rogers.

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual Rotary Wine & Cheese Fundraiser February 18th. Must be 21 to attend - Ticket cost $30.00. See Becky Pasquinelli or any Rotarian to purchase tickets. See Ryan Magaro to enter your homemade wine in the contest.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Emporium CMA Church

Join us Christmas Eve for a traditional candlelight service at 7:00 PM and join us Christmas morning for a family-oriented time of celebration at 10:30 AM.

 All glory to the newborn King!

Emporium First United Methodist Church

Emporium First United Methodist Church will be holding two Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. 

The first will be at the Moore Hill campus 1466 Moore Hill Road at 4pm. 
The second will be at Emporium First United Methodist Church located at 306 S Spruce St. At 7pm. 

We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus.




Shippen Township Monthly Meeting Dates

“2017” Monthly Meeting Dates 
All meetings will be held at the Shippen Township building and will begin at 7:00 p.m.

January 3rd 
February 7th 
March 7th 
April 4th 
May 2nd 
June 6th 
July 5th 
August 1st 
September 5th 
October 3rd 
November 8th 
December 5th 

 *Reorganizational Meeting **Wednesday 

Joan Ellen Lyon

Joan Ellen Lyon was born April 27, 1933, in St. Mary’s Hospital and departed from this world with her family surrounding her on December 19, 2016 at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.
 Joan is the daughter of the late Arthur R. (Pete) and Eulala Crawford Smith. On March 28, 1953 she married Alvin C. Lyon at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium. 

Mrs. Lyon graduated from Emporium High School in 1950. She received a Bachelors degree from Penn State University in the field of Medical Technology. She worked as a Medical Technologist in Oakland, CA, St. Louis, MO, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, Erie, PA and 18 years at Elk County Regional in St. Marys as the Microbiologist. In 1971 she completed additional credits needed to work in social services from Penn State and from 1971-1981 was employed by Cameron County as Director of Children’s Services. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium; VFW Post #6221 Auxiliary and the Loyal Order of Moose International. She served on the Board of Directors of Dickenson Mental Health and as Mental Health delegate for Cameron County for several years. She also served on the Mid Cameron Authority for many years, several of those as Chairperson. For 14 years she owned and operated a Personal Care Home, The Victorian Home, on North Broad St. in Emporium. She was also an EMT and served with the Cameron County Ambulance Service for 5 years. 

Surviving in addition to her husband, Al, are: one daughter, Lorie J. Walker and companion Myron R. Zwally of Ephrata, PA; three sons, David C. Lyon and wife Connie of Emporium, Daniel R. Lyon and wife Lori of Wallkill, NY, and Lieutenant Colonel Darryl W. Lyon and wife Mary of Bangor, ME; 
seven grandchildren, Nicole Lanier of Newnan, GA, Taryn Lyon of MD, Jakob Lyon of Wallkill, NY, David A. Lyon of Emporium, Brandi Lyon of Bangor, ME, Jonathan and Marin Lyon of Bangor, ME; one step grandson, Andrew Marin of Bangor, ME; one great granddaughter, Emilia Jean Lanier of Newnan, GA; 
two brothers, Gary Smith and wife and sister in Christ, Shirley of Lakeland, FL; and Samuel Smith and wife Geraldine of Emporium; and also nieces & nephews. 

A Memorial Service date is to be determined and will be announced. 
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Emporium Senior Center. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2016 Cameron County Christmas Gift Project Wraps Up

2016 Cameron County Christmas Gift Project Wraps Up

 Many thanks to all those involved in the success of this year’s Cameron County Toy Drive/Christmas Gift Program.
 As a result of the generosity of our community businesses, organizations, and individuals, 83 families were blessed with gifts; hundreds of wish list items were fulfilled for nearly 200 children in our community. What a heart- warming experience to be part of something so miraculous, made possible only by the generosity of our wonderful community.
 Keep up the great work Cameron County. Many thanks for your support. 
 God Bless and Merry Christmas!

House Decorating Contest Winner

House Decorating Contest Winner 

 L& M Lumber and Cameron County Chamber of Commerce house decorating contest winner is John &  Missy Whitcomb from 373 Carson Street. 

 This is the second year in a row that Whitcomb’s have earned the title., this year adding a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer display. Second and third place winners were newcomers this year. Scott Miglicio & Alexys Goodrow from 114 West Fourth Street finished second, while Natasha & Kasey Macro from 79 Bo Mar Road finished third. All of the finishers take home chamber bucks. 
 The contest continues to grow and chamber officials hope to see more participants next year.

Shippen Township New Years Schedule

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, January 2nd in observance of New Year’s Day. Monday’s refuse pick-up will be on Tuesday. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same.  
Have a happy and safe New Year!

Rotary News

Rotarian, Matt Wright, entertained the Emporium Rotary Club members this past Tuesday with his beautiful Christmas piano music & singing voice. 
 Matt plays every Sunday during worship service at the First Presbyterian Church here in Emporium.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

St Mark Catholic Church

St Mark Catholic Church

 Christmas Mass schedules:
 Children’s Mass, Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 5:00 PM with the Children’s Choir. Christmas Eve Mass, Saturday, Dec. 24th @ 10:00 PM with the St. Mark Choir. 
Christmas Day Mass, Sunday, Dec. 25th @ 10:30 AM with the St. Mark Folk Group.

 All are welcome! May the joy and blessing of this Christmas season be with everyone!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tire Recycling Decorating Contest Winner Announced

Tire Recycling Decorating Contest Winner Announced

Fox’s Pizza Den in Emporium received the most votes in the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Tire Recycling Decorating Contest. Two penguins playing hockey using pizza paddles can be found in the windows of the business on East Fourth Street.

“Last year the businesses competed using wreaths, this year the chamber staff stepped up the competition and gave participants 3 tires to decorate,” explains Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Solak. A dozen businesses participated this year. The prize was a 2017 chamber membership.

“The chamber board wishes t thank the participants who took the time to create a unique atmosphere this winter season,” Solak continued. Many of the decorations can stay up through the winter season.

Voting Ends Today

The annual Cameron County Chamber of Commerce House Decorating Contest ends Saturday December 17 at 4pm. The winner will be announced on Monday December 19. L&M Lumber sponsoring the contest which has grown to 9 properties.

Lights at the properties will be turned on from 6-9pm each night. Top place takes home $100.00 in chamber bucks, 2nd place $50.00 in chamber bucks and third place $25.00 in chamber bucks. Chamber bucks can be used like cash at 38 chamber members!

The properties participating include:
 540 Sizerville Road 830 Sizerville Road, 79 Bo Mar Drive ,373 Carson Street, 312 East Third Street, Emporium, 402 East Third Street, Emporium ,368 East Allegheny Avenue, Emporium, 110 West Seventh Street, Emporium 1,14 West Fourth Street, Emporium

Rotary News

Tom Hayden (left) , President of Emporium Forging, the former Pro America, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon December 13th. 

 Tom spoke of the history of the plant from its start up in 1939 by Erskine Enterprises, then Cameron Manufacturing to Pro America and now Emporium Forging. At one time the plant employed 130 people with 3 shifts and had 10 hammers going 7 days a week. Many of the products that were made here are now made cheaper in China. Recently the plant restructured and changed their name to Emporium Forging due to the Affordable Care Act. 
 This June, Tom will be employed at the location 29 years.
 Also pictured is Rotarian Jim Miller.

Dean R. Bender

Dean R. Bender, 72, of 100 Mark Lane., Kersey, PA formerly of Emporium died unexpectedly at Penn Highlands-Elk in St. Marys on Sunday (December 11, 2016) morning. He was born May 18, 1944 in Renovo, PA a son of the late LeRoy E. and Estelle O. Snyder Bender. On October 3, 1964 in First Presbyterian Church, Emporium he married Barbara L. Coppersmith, who survives. 

Dean graduated from Cameron County High School, attend the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from UPMC School of Respiratory Care. He worked in clinical and managerial positions at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and also at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys. Dean served as a board member of Community Nurses of Elk and Cameron Counties and the St. Mary Sportsmans Club. He also served as a past president of Elk County Golf Association. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife Barbara L. Coppersmith Bender; three sons, Brian D. (Angela) Bender, Jeanette, PA; Erik F. Bender, San Diego, CA; and Kevin E. (Mary) Bender, Laurinburg, NC; six grandchildren, Sarah, Grace, Emma, Amelia, Miranda & Delaney; two brothers, Gary L. (Jie) Bender, Huntington Beach, CA; Darrell E. (Beverly) Bender, Indiana, PA and LeRoy E. Bender, Jr., Frederick, MD; one sister, Lorna M. Stewart, South Fork, PA; 

He was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Estelle Snyder Bender; 
one sister, Alice C. Gasrow and one brother, Miles L. Bender, 

There was No Visitation
. A Private Memorial Service was held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (December 16, 2016) at 11:00 AM 
 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Shippen Township Christmas Schedule

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.

 Monday’s refuse pick-up will be on Tuesday. 

 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same. 

 Have a Merry Christmas!

Community Christmas Dance

Community Christmas Dance Sponsored by IUE Local 607 Motor Coils And the Emporium VFW 

Open to the public
 $4 / Single $6/ Couple

The Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 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, December 9, 2016

Martha A. Clark

Martha A. Clark, 84, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of 400 Spring St., died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor on Friday morning, December 9, 2016. 
She was born May 10, 1932 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Albert and Nettie Arvona Card. She married the late Herman Clark, Jr. Mrs. Clark loved cooking and playing guitar with her brother Ralph and her nephew Jack. She always enjoyed going to yard sales.

 Survived by two daughters, Debbie (Dale) Catalone and Donna Clark, both of Emporium; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nettie Arvona Card, her husband, Herman Clark, Jr., two sisters, Mabel Whitehead and Audrey Clark, four brothers, Orville, Forest, Ralph and Albert Card. 

There will be No Visitation.
 A Private Memorial Graveside Service will be held, according to her wishes, at the Newton Cemetery 

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rotary News

Rotarian, Kim Whiting (left) introduced guest speaker Cristy Solveson (middle), a certified holistic nutritionist and owner of FREERANGE Holistic Health, a nutrition counseling service with a whole foods approach for those looking for freedom of health.

Cristy became interested in a healthier lifestyle 7 years ago when her son encountered some health issues, some contributed to his diet. After researching the effect of food versus health, Cristy decided change her families diet and health through the power of nutrition with a plant based diet.

In the United States, genetically modified foods (GMOs) are 95% of the food supply and contribute to many health and gastrointestinal problems. Approximately 62 countries have banned GMOs. Accompanying Cristy, was Lindsey Zucal, Owner of Aroma Café, who has also changed her families diet to plant based food.

Starting January 5th, along with Lindsey Zucal (middle) and Jeanmare Holjencin, a certified holistic life coach, the ladies will be hosting a 5 week workshop series "Simply Nourished" for those looking to optimize health, weight, and energy using whole food nutrition. For more information and to sign up, you can register at Aroma Café, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce or

Project Cameron County Christmas Children

Project Cameron County Christmas Children

 A few gingerbread boys and girls remain on trees at various businesses in Emporium.
 The cutouts have suggested gifts from the childs Santa wish list. Unwrapped gifts must be returned with the gingerbread cut out by Friday December 9 to the following locations: Northwest Bank, Citizens & Northern Bank, Emporium post office or Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. 

 Families who registered may pick up the gifts on Thursday December 15 at the 
Presbyterian Church 8am-4pm.

Christmas in the Wilds Set for Saturday December 10

Christmas in the Wilds Set for Saturday December 10

Reindeer, breakfast with Santa, crafters, vendors, sales, open houses all set for Saturday December 10 in Emporium. The annual Christmas in the Wilds begins at 9am with vendors selling food, gifts, Christmas caroling and Santa having breakfast. The parade will step off at noon and judging for the house decorating contest in Cameron County kicks off at dusk. Doors will open at the Cameron County Vets Club for the annual Community Benefit Dance.

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will serve breakfast from 9-11:30am. The guest of honor will be Santa and he will be available for pictures, so bring your cameras. The Emporium Senior Center will host an indoor craft show from 9am-3pm. Aroma Café and Restaurant will host the Merry Music Makers from 9am-1pm. Inside the chamber, wood artist Mahlon Davenport, Helene Norwocki with Bear Mountain Herbs plus Maggie Smith from LuLarRoe will be selling items. Outside, CMA Church will offer smores and Christmas caroling from 9am-1pm, Alpaca Creations will have yarn and hand knitted items for sale, Pap Pap’s Smokehouse will be selling hot sausage and pulled pork sandwiches, Emporium Rotary will have chili for sale, the Cameron County High School Boys Hoop Club will sell soup by the cup or bring a container and take a quart home. Saint Hilda’s Guild will have cookie trays for gift giving and the Cameron County Drama Club will sell mugs filled with mixes, salsa and jams. St Marks CD of A will have coffee and baked goods to warm you up. Crystal Earle will have oysters you can pick and open to find a pearl, Gloria McIsaac will have handmade jewelry for sale.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Solak says the biggest attraction is when Santa Claus brings his reindeer and they will be in Emporium! The parade steps off at noon with the Cameron County Girl Scouts, high school band, emergency responders and St Marks Catholic Church participating.

#DeckedOutHouse Project

Voting underway for the most decorated house in Cameron County. “The contest sponsored by L&M Lumber continues to grow,” according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Solak. This year nine properties are entered and the winner will be determined by votes. Ballots are appearing in the two Cameron County newspapers and at the chamber office in Emporium.

Lights at the properties will be turned on from 6-9pm each night through December 16. Voting ends Saturday December 17 at 4pm. The top 3 winners will be announced, Monday December 19. Top place takes home $100.00 in chamber bucks, 2nd place $50.00 in chamber bucks and third place $25.00 in chamber bucks. Chamber bucks can be used like cash at 38 chamber members!

The properties participating include: 540 Sizerville Road 
830 Sizerville Road 
79 Bo Mar Drive 
373 Carson Street 
312 East Third Street, Emporium 
402 East Third Street, Emporium 
368 East Allegheny Avenue, Emporium
 110 West Seventh Street, Emporium
 114 West Fourth Street, Emporium

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Giving Crib

Christmas Giving Crib 

 The Christmas Crib is scheduled to be set up at St. Mark the weekend after Thanksgiving. If you know anyone in need, please let us know. The names (ages, sizes, gift wish, etc.) can be submitted in an envelope in the collection, by calling the rectory (486-0569) or Louise Cooney (486-3983). 
 Gifts should be returned by December 18th.

Military Banner Program

The Sylvan Heritage Council is excited to announce that we are embarking on the third (and final) round of our military banner program!! We will be accepting photos and applications from now until our firm deadline of January 31, 2017 for banners that will hang from light poles on various side streets (East and West Fifth, East Second, Portage, Howard Circle, to name a few) of Emporium in the late spring of 2017. 

The cost is $275 to place the same image and information on both sides of the banner, or $300 for two different sides. If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring a banner for your own military hero, please contact Christine Slusarick at 814-486-0583 or by email at or Cindy Ramsey at 814-486-1870 or by 
email at 

We have been overwhelmed by the interest in, and support for, our program honoring Cameron County's veterans and active military personnel. Thank you!!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Vote for Favorite Your Favorite Decoration

Voting Underway 

 Downtown Emporium businesses turned tires into decorations this year. All the recycled decorations that were vandalized, have been rebuilt according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce officials and are available for purchase. The money raised will be used to offset the price of parking meter decorations and the purchase of surveillance cameras.

 People are invited to stop in the chamber office in Emporium and pick up a ballot and vote for their favorite. The business collecting the most votes will receive a free 2017 chamber membership. “The imagination of business owners shines through the designs,” according to chamber executive director Tina Solak. Penguins, snow scenes, pot belly stoves, chimneys, wishing wells, snowmen, ornaments, wreaths, and faces can all be found downtown. Solak also thanks Singers Auto Service and Reid and Reed for the donation of the tires. 

 Voting and bids for the decorations end Saturday December 10.

Ugly Sweater Contest

COMING SOON @ the Emporium Senior Center: (ALL WELCOME!)  

Thursday, December 22nd—Rummage through the corners of your closet and find your craziest, ugliest Christmas sweater! There will be a contest to decide which sweater is the ugliest around 11:45am, before a yummy lunch of Barbecued Pork Ribs! 

If you would like to join us for yummy ribs, while wearing your favorite crazy sweater, just give us a call by 1pm on Wed the 21st

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Demolition in Downtown Emporium

Demolition of the former Admit One video store is under way in downtown Emporium. Last week, high winds brought down a piece of the building and part of the sidewalk had been roped off for safety. Plans are also in motion to remove the old apartment building behind Admit one. 

Some residents are expressing concerns about vacant lots in the downtown area, but there are several organizations in Cameron County focusing on the positive things that can be done and are happening here. As a friend of mine pointed out there are " many old homes being purchased and restored, plants running and employing, deteriorating buildings being torn down with plans for the empty spaces in the works" 

Let all of us " Look for the good, focus on the positive and support our local business"

Give The Gift of Fishing

21st Annual Benefit Dance

Kendyl Shaffer Memorial Blood Drive

Open Enrollment At Jeff Tech

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Meeting In St Marys

Rotary presents a Service Above Self Award

Each year Emporium Rotary presents a Service Above Self Award to a member or group in the community that volunteers their time and effort helping local individuals or with community activities or service. This year's recipient was Roger Neyman who embodies the meaning of "Service Above Self". 

 Roger was recognized for his dedication, sacrifice of numerous hours and commitment to the Cameron County Ambulance Service and to our community for the past 33 years. Roger has served as a volunteer EMS, Crew Chief, Captain, PA DOHEMI Instructor, Exam Evaluator, Volunteer Liaison, Vice President and also President since 2003. 
 Rotary thanks Roger for being an upstanding member of our community.

Monday, November 28, 2016

DEP Finds Record Radon Level in Home, Encourages All Pennsylvania Residents to Test for This Radioactive Gas

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has detected a new record-high level of radon and is once again encouraging state residents to test their homes for this radioactive gas, a leading cause of lung cancer.

In October, a home in southern Lehigh County showed a radon level of 6,176 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), the highest recorded in the state. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set an action level for radon concentration in homes at 4 pCi/L. Homes testing above this level should have a radon reduction system installed.

“We encourage people to buy a radon home test kit and take the steps necessary to protect themselves and their families,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Fall and winter are an ideal time to test, because the gas becomes trapped inside when doors and windows are closed.”

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can enter a home through cracks in the foundation or other openings.

The National Toxicology Program, comprising the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration, classifies radon as a known human carcinogen. Scientists estimate that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths yearly are related to radon. It’s the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and second leading cause in smokers.

Because of its geology, Pennsylvania is prone to high radon levels. Radon has been detected in all 67 counties, and about 40 percent of homes in the state have levels above EPA’s action level. In 2014, a number of homes in the southern Lehigh County area were found to have radon levels over 1,000 pCi/L. That area is near the Reading Prong, a geological section of granite rock that historically has generated high levels of radon.

Testing is the only way to know if a home, school, workplace or other structure has elevated levels of radon. An easy home test kit can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores for about $20 to $30. People may also hire a state-certified testing company.

If a level above 4 pCi/L is found, a radon mitigation, or reduction, system should be installed. This is essentially a pipe with a fan to suction the gas from the ground and discharge it above the roofline, where the radon is dispersed. DEP recommends that home builders install radon reduction systems during construction.

DEP certifies all radon testers, mitigators and laboratories doing business in the state, to ensure reliable results.

For more information, including information on interpreting radon test results and finding a Pennsylvania-certified radon contractor, visit the DEP Radon Division website or call 800-23-RADON (800-237-2366).

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive – Dec. Update

We are seven weeks into the 2017 fund drive. We have had a great start. Through Nov. 25th, we have collected $7,165.50 toward our $20,500 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. 
 This drive will run through September 30, 2017.

Watch for our monthly updates. Each month we will feature a write up on one of the organizations that the Cameron County Community Chest contributes to. 
 This month’s feature will be the Package Team.

A group of Rich Valley women started the Package Team over 20 years ago. The team currently sends out around 85 packages (a little piece of Cameron County for Christmas) each year to our local service men, women and reservists. Boxes are filled with snacks, coffee, toiletries, paper, pens, newspapers, playing cards, Christmas ornaments made by the folks at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, letters from the kids at Woodland Elementary. Some items are donated by local businesses. Other items are purchased. Postage is the largest cost. If you would like to find out more about the Package Team, get your Service Person on the list, or make a donation to Package Team,
 Please contact Karen Schatz at 486-0573.

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. 
 Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, and the Garden Club.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Vandals Target Emporium Businesses

Vandals Target Emporium Businesses

 The spirit of Christmas ruined by a vandalism spree that began Thanksgiving night. Numerous unique holiday designs created by Emporium businesses tore apart or stolen. In addition the large flower pots adorning the two major intersections downtown had the greens torn out and thrown on the ground. A cement bench also moved and in the process two cracks now threaten the structure. 

"Disappointment does not begin to describe my feelings," says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Solak. Solak continues, "these businesses struggle to keep their doors open, due to shoppers purchasing on the internet or at big box stores, so they create an inviting atmosphere that is ruined by thugs." Solak says she will spend the next few days collecting information from the business owners and will file a police report. "The action over the last few days makes it difficult to find volunteers and business owners willing to give time to spruce up the town.
 It is sad."

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hope L. Bailey

Hope L. Bailey, 27, of 1172 Moore Hill Rd., Emporium, PA died in an automobile accident, just outside of Kersey, on route 255 Thursday morning, November 24, 2016. She was born May 15, 1989 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of Kenneth and Sharon Reed Bailey, Jr., of Emporium 

Hope graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 2007 and attended Clarion University for a year. She then graduated from DuBois School of Cosmetology. After graduating she and a friend opened the Salon 405 in DuBois and worked there for a short time. Hope worked full time at Wise Eyes in DuBois and St. Marys and also part time at GNC all while taking online classes through Liberty University for Psychology. Her goal was to become a military psychologist and help veterans cope, when they come home from deployment. She grew up in the 4H program and enjoyed her horses and the fellowship of being involved. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

 Survived by her Mother and Father, Sharon and Kenneth Bailey, Emporium, Brother, Jody Bailey, Emporium; Special niece, Lilli Bailey, Emporium and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 A Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating. 

The family will receive friends before the service at church from 10:00 -11:00 AM 

Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

 Online Condolences may be placed at

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and family.

Have a wonderful day.


Ernest C. Butler

Ernest C. Butler, 77, of 896 Costello Rd., Austin, PA formerly of 150 Parkway Dr., Emporium, PA died at his daughters residence in Austin, PA on Wednesday (November 23, 2016) morning He was born May 11, 1939 in Keating Summit, PA a son of the late Leonard F. and Charlotte McIsaac Butler.

On April 10, 1995 in Bomoseen, Vermont he married Patricia A. Foley, who survives Mr. Butler retired from the PA and the Penn Central Rail Road and later was a truck driver for several years. He was a member of the Keating Summit Methodist Church, Eagles Club in Fair Haven, VT.

He is survived by his wife Patricia A. Foley; son, Timothy Scott Butler, Austin; Daughter, Denise Hope, Mrs. John Owens, Costello; step-daughter, Lori Hansen, Keating Summit; Step-son, Matt Hansen, Colorado Springs; three step-daughters, Lisa Parker and Lori Lyle, both of Vermont and Dena Foley, New York; 11 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren; two sister, Ella Mae, Mrs. Jim Price, Keating Summit and Patricia, Mrs. Leonard Bosworth, Emporium.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard F. and Charlotte McIsaac Butler; two brothers, Eugene Butler who died Feb 18, 2007 and Jesse Butler who died January 30, 2013,

There will be No Visitation. A service will be held at a time to be announced by the family. Memorials may be made to the Keating Summit United Methodist Church or to the E.O. Austin Home Historical Society in Austin

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

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Services at St Mark Church

Thanksgiving Services at St Mark Church 

At the First United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM 
Message by our own Fr. Paul Siebert 

 Mass at 9:00 AM with St. Mark children involved in the Liturgy

Cookie Jar Chinese Auction

Cookie Jar Chinese Auction 

 “The Emporium Senior Center is holding a Cookie Jar Chinese Auction until Christmas. There are 10 fun, unique cookie jars, each with pre-made
 cookie mix inside. 
Come on down to check them out and put your name in for a chance to win!
 Chances are 3 for $5 and all proceeds benefit your local senior center!”



L& M Lumber teaming up with the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and sponsoring a house decorating contest this season. The contest enters its third season according to Tina Johns Solak, executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. “We want people to use a social hashtag and take selfies in front of their favorite home.” The hashtag #CameronCountyDeckedOut will be tracked and hopefully go viral.

A $5.00 entry fee will place a home on the map. The deadline to register at the chamber office is Friday December 2. Prizes will be determined by the number of votes each property receives. Voting is limited to one per individual/family. Ballots will appear in local newspapers, or can be picked up at the chamber. No ballots can be reproduced and must be returned to the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce by 4pm Saturday December 17. The winners will be announced Monday December 19. First place will take home $100.00 chamber bucks, second place $50.00 and third place $25.00.

Participating homes must have their lights on December 9-16, 6-9pm. Maps will be available at the chamber office starting December 6. It will include the participating homes and a ballot

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dorothy Jean LaPolt

Dorothy Jean LaPolt, 77, of West Fourth Street, Emporium, died Monday, November 14, 2016 in her home. Born May 26, 1939 in Emporium, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Edna Lattin LaPolt. A lifelong resident of Emporium, she attended Emporium High School and spent her life working as a babysitter and care giver. Dorothy had attended the First Baptist Church of Emporium and very much enjoyed arts and crafts.

 Survivors include: two sisters, Etta Gee of Dunkirk, NY and Doris Brittin of Emporium; and many nieces and nephews including a favorite niece, Linda LaPolt, who was also her care giver.

 In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Albert LaPolt, William LaPolt and Sanford LaPolt, and one sister, Edith Smith.

 A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the Recreation Room of the Emporium Arms Apartments with Pastor Clair Slawson and Rev. Chris Groeger officiating. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Prayer & Share Fellowship at the Emporium Arms Apartments, 324 West Fourth St., Emporium. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Annual Emporium Moose Auction

Win a 5 minute $500 shopping spree at our Shurfine Market ! 

Craft Show at EVFD

The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be holding their annual craft show on Saturday, December 3rd. If you are interested in having a table the cost is $10 per table. Doors open at 6 pm. on Friday and 7 am on Saturday for those setting up their tables. 

 To reserve a table or for more information, please contact Bev Farren at 486-0936, Bev Stewart at 486-2039 or Gen Aikens at 486-0391 before Nov. 27th.

Thanksgiving Break at Cameron County School District

Thanksgiving break will begin with a 2:00 dismissal on
 Wednesday, November 23rd.

School will resume on Wednesday, November 30th.

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Alice In Wonderland

The Drama Club will be presenting "Alice in Wonderland" , on Friday and Saturday, November 18th and 19th, in the high school auditorium, 
beginning at 7 p.m. 
 Cost  is $3 a student and $5 an adult.

Fundraiser For Sam Chilcote

Fundraiser For Sam Chilcote 

 Nov 27 at 3 PM to Dec 3 at 11 PM 
 The Bear Den 24426 Route 120, Sterling Run, Pennsylvania 15832

 The Bear Den will be holding a fundraising event from
November 27th to December 3rd 
for Sam Chilcote. 

A portion of the food sales for the week will go to the event. There will be live entertainment, a chinese auction and 50/50 drawings on December 3rd from 7-11. Come out and support a great guy that has done so much for the community!!! You'll also be supporting a local business and enjoying a wonderful night with your family and friends! 

 We are trying to raise funds to help Sam with travel and medical expenses. In support of Sam Chilcote Sr. Retired Gibson township supervisor. I
If you know this name he has helped you or did some picking for one of your events or parties. 
 Or even possibly the lawn upkeep on your camps! 
Give this a look or stop down and visit, he's gonna be laid up for months due to a severe leg fracture that needs surgically repaired.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CameronCounty OutdoorYouth Activites

Cameron County School District has now partnered with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Litter Free School zone program. Yesterday was our first attempt of a volunteer after school clean up. I am happy to say we had a great turn out and the students did a great job. This project was part Outdoor Club and Envirothon class students along with others that wanted to help.I want to point out that this was volunteer, after school on their own time. 
Thank You to everyone for helping keep our school grounds clean.


Donald J. Miller

Donald J. Miller, 92, of 74 South Wood Street, Emporium, PA died at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA on Tuesday (November 15, 2016) morning. He was born September 23, 1924 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Arthur and Mabel Minard Miller. On December 10, 1945 in Winchester, VA he married the late Verba Lingenfelter Miller Mr. Miller served with the US Army, Fifth Signal Company in the Fifth Infantry Division, during WWII. He retired from Cameron Manufacturing, as a tool & die maker, where he had worked for over 60 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Emporium Lodge #382, F.and A.M. where he was a 32 degree mason.

Survived by One daughter, Kathy Torrey, Coudersport; Son, Donald L. "Beatrice" Miller, Front Royal, VA; Five Grandchildren and Six Great Grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Lois Bennett Rader, her children & grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mabel Minard Miller; 
wife, Verba Lingenfelter Miller who died in 1998, 
three brothers, Lionel "Nany" Minard and Cyril "Sonny" and Arthur "Jumbo" Miller.

Funeral Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Saturday (November 19, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating followed by a Military Service to be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

 Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Friday from 1-4 PM where a masonic service will take place at 3:30 PM. Burial will be private in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin, PA Memorial 

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Driftwod Emporium Lodge # 532, c/o Kasey Macro, Secretary, 79 Bo Mar Dr., Emporium, PA 15834-4105

Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Shop Small Saturday November 26

Shop Small Saturday November 26 

 Cameron County shops opening their doors to shoppers and those without a brick and mortar store front. On Saturday morning, November 26th L& M Lumber, Aroma Café &  Restaurant, Pizza Palace Plus, Flower N Things, Floor Master, Fox’s Pizza Den and the Cameron County Chamber will offer discounts and entice shoppers with drawings for gifts. 

 Each store will be assigned a song lyric. Shoppers must ask for the lyric and decipher the Christmas song. Shoppers will then be asked to sing the song at the Chamber of Commerce and be entered to win a basket full of gifts. Inside the participating stores, representatives from various companies will be on hand t sell their wares, take orders or schedule home visits. 

 Aroma will feature Traveling Vineyard Wines with Becca Peters, Pizza Palace will feature Laura Lehman and Pampered Chef, Ryan and Brandi Magaro will be at L& M Lumber, Jamie Kempher from Initials Inc will be at Fox’s Pizza Den,Walck Portraits will be at Flowers N Things, Wild Tree Products with Jessica Herzing wil be at Floor Masters, Pat Kempher with Perfectly Posh and Cassidy Firth from LuLaRoe will be at the Cameron County Chamber.

 “The event is scheduled 9am to 1pm, but some of the participating stores may extend their hours,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce executive director, Tina Solak. Shopping local keeps more money in the community, then if people buy items out of town. Solak says Cameron County has a laundry list of items that can be purchased. “Melissa and Doug Toys, jewelry, candles, tools, car care products, bird houses and feed, pet toys, flower arrangements, puzzles, artwork, antiques, and clothing can all be found here.” Starting this week, the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce twitter and facebook feed will highlight gift ideas through December 10.

Hometown Folks Help Each Other Out

Hometown Folks Help Each Other Out

 Nearly 100 children are registered for the Christmas Gift Program.  
Starting Friday, November 18, shoppers can select a gingerbread gift tag and purchase gifts for one of the children. The tags will include the child’s, sex, age and something from their Santa list. 
Tags can be picked up at the Emporium Post Office, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Citizens & Northern Bank and Northwest Savings Bank.

Third Annual Elk Shed Hunt

The Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation is holding their third annual Elk Shed Hunt. 
 Visit their site for more information and to print an application.

Supermoon November 13, 2016

This month's full moon came the closest to Earth that it's been since 1948. The full moon won't come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to a statement from NASA. 

My camera wasn't able to capture the full beauty of the moon, but one Cameron County resident, Holly Cook, took this beautiful photo from 'the top of the world' in Driftwood, Pa.
 Holly, thanks for sharing your photo!

Dinner Returns to the Buttonwood Inn

Today starts our return to serving our customers 7 Days a Week, open 6am - 8pm.

 We thank all our customers for your patience and look forward to seeing you for dinner again!

 In a hurry for lunch? Call ahead to have your lunch ready for you or for take-outs. 486-0303

 Buttonwood Inn, 368 Sizerville Rd Emporium, Pennsylvania Call (814) 486-0303

Sunday, November 13, 2016

It's Package Team Time

It's Package Team time. ... 

 please get me addresses of Cameron County military, active or reserves, new or previous member, so we can send them an awesome Christmas package from Cameron County. Please contact me, Karen Schatz, on here or by phone at 814-486-0573 or text or call 814-512-0936 or email Even if you think I may already have an address please contact me with it. 
Packages will be packed the second week in December. Thank you and please share share share!!!! 

If you'd like to donate to this the address is 
 The Package Team 2939 Rich Valley Rd Emporium Pa 15834.

Remember our troops this Christmas

Remember our troops this Christmas 
St Mark Church

 We are collecting items for our young men & women serving in the military. Boxes will be sent so they will be received around Christmas. 90 items of each are needed. We are in need of the following: Snacks: peanuts, beef jerky, hard candy, gum, Pringles (not in cans or hard containers), etc.
 No chocolate (it melts). Band-Aids, Razors, Neosporin or Bacitracin, Hand Sanitizer, Chapstick, Q-tips, Gallon size plastic Zip-lock bags.

 Please no big or hard containers as space is limited. Please place the items on the table set up in the back of the church labeled “Military Boxes”. Dead line is December 4th.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Veterans Day in Cameron County

EMPORIUM — Services were held on Wednesday to commemorate veterans in Cameron County and honor those who served the country in wartime.

Early in the day, Veterans Day program was performed at Cameron County High School, with students, veterans and community members participating.

The ceremony has been held every year at the high school since the 1960s, and the community is welcome to attend each year. Students in grades seven through 12 are dismissed from classes in order to attend the event.

During the program, roll calls of veterans who were killed serving their country during each major conflict and a list of veterans who passed away over the past year are read by students and the commanders of the Cameron County Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion clubs.

The high school band participates in the ceremony, opening the program with the Star Spangled Banner and playing another musical selection. This year, the band performed “Officer of the Day,” written by Robert Browne Hall.

The laying of wreaths in honor of the fallen is performed by members of the Ladies Auxiliaries of the VFW and American Legion organizations, along with a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.” “Taps” was performed this year by high school band members Cerise Ramsey and Kaitlyn Burgett.

The Veterans’ Day Address this year was given by former U.S. Marine Thomas Richards, a graduate of the high school who now serves as a member of the Cameron County Memorial Detail Honor Guard. Richards spoke of the courage and sacrifice of veterans and of the difficulties they face when returning to their civilian lives. “America’s men and women risk life and limb every day so we can live free,” Richards said. “We should continually endeavor to serve veterans as well as they’ve served our country.”

Richards said veterans make America stronger, and are likely to volunteer in the community, as firefighters, EMTs, search and rescue and in other service-type organizations, but they often face hardships at home finding jobs and stable housing. Richards said one in four homeless people in the United States is a veteran, and nine out of 10 of those on the streets were honorably discharged. Many of them served in Vietnam, but have had difficulties due to PTSD and other illnesses or injuries resulting from their service in wartime. “When someone mentions the high cost of veterans’ benefits, remind them of the high cost of being a veteran,” said Richards.

Richards also read a piece written by author C.S. Lewis, which stated, “All that we fear from all kinds of adversity, severally, is collected together in the life of a soldier on active service. Like sickness, it threatens pain and death. Like poverty, it threatens ill lodging, cold, heat, thirst and hunger. Like slavery, it threatens toil, humiliation, injustice and arbitrary rule. Like exile, it separates you from all you love.”

Following ceremonies at the high school, a memorial service is held at the Big Flag Memorial on Emporium’s West End and in front of the Cameron County Courthouse at the World War I Memorial.

During both ceremonies, wreaths are laid, prayers are read, the honor guard fires a salute and “Taps” is played in honor of the men and women who died during various wars. At the Big Flag Memorial, monuments to soldiers who fell in World War II, Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War and in Iraq and Afghanistan are kept. At the courthouse, a Soldiers and Sailors monument and the World War I monument are maintained on the front lawn.

Throughout the day, Emporium’s Main Street is lined with American flags, and the wreaths laid during morning ceremonies are left up throughout the day in honor of veterans.

In the evening, veterans were treated to a free dinner in honor of Veterans Day by the Cameron County Vets Club. All food is prepared and served by members of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary. Last year, nearly 100 veterans attended the meal and social hour. Numbers were expected to be comparable again this year.

While Veterans Day is set aside specifically to remember the sacrifices made by veterans to maintain the safety and prosperity of the nation, local veterans’ organizations urge the public to remember veterans every day for their hard work, dedication and service.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank You to All Veterans For Your Service!

Thank you to all our Veterans, both living and no longer with us, for your service to our country! 

 This photo shows my two Uncles and cousin Rich Malizia.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christmas Giving Crib

Christmas Giving Crib

 The Christmas Crib is scheduled to be set up at St. Mark the weekend after Thanksgiving. 
 If you know anyone in need, please let us know. The names (ages, sizes, gift wish, etc.) can be submitted in an envelope in the collection, by calling the rectory (486-0569) or Louise Cooney (486-3983).

 Gifts should be returned by December 18th.

Rotary News November 8, 2016

Rotarian, Marsha Hendrickson, introduced guest speaker, Erin Solveson, owner & operator of Wild Air Yoga Studio located here in Emporium on Cherry Street. Erin was a runner for years before practicing yoga, but stated "at 32 her body felt much older". 

 Three years ago she started practicing yoga. Yoga not only benefits the mind, but improves the bodies flexibility, muscle strength, tone, respiration, cardio and circulatory health, energy and vitality. Yoga helps in every area of your life and you will feel better all over.  After 200 hours of yoga training, Erin obtained her teaching certification in Pittsburgh.

 She teaches both a gentle and power class for both men and women of all ages. The cost is $6.00 per class or 10 classes for $50.00 and classes are held various times during the week If interested in classes, Erin can be contacted at or 814-331-6965.

Shippen Township Closed Thanksgiving Day

ShippenTownship will be closed on Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Day. 

 Thursday’s refuse pick-up will be on Wednesday. 

 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday’s refuse collectionswill remain the same.

 Thank you!

Stephen W. Galford

Stephen W. Galford, 67, of 551 Sizerville Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Wednesday evening, November 9, 2016. He was born June 13, 1949 in Marlinton, West Virginia a son of Mattie Gay Galford Holsinger, St. Marys, PA and the late Dennie Galford. On January 11, 1979 in Emporium he married Rosemary Young, who survives.

Mr. Galford worked with his father in the logging business years ago. He then worked for Shippen Township for many years including three terms as the townships supervisor. He owned and operated the former Steve Galford Contracting Company and currently worked for Duffy, Inc., in Smethport. He was a member of the Emporium Lodge #382, F.and A.M., and the First Baptist Church in Emporium. He had a love of the outdoors and always carried a camera on his outdoor adventures photographing various animals.

Surviving in addition to his mother, is his wife Rosemary Young Galford, and a brother, 
Frank R. Galford, Emporium.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennie Galford and a step father, Robert Holsinger and a brother, Douglas Galford. 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (November 12, 2016) at 6:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Saturday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM where his masonic lodge will hold a Masonic Funeral Ritual at 4:30 PM. 

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

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

Monday, November 7, 2016

November 8, 2016 VOTE!!

Everyone knows what today is.
 A day like no other.

 Please take the time to vote in this historic election. November 8, 2016 

Voting locations are open 7 AM–8 PM. 

If you’re in line at your voting location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 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.

Northwest Savings Bank

Northwest Savings Bank

 Rebecca Pasquinelli, Branch Manager of Northwest Savings Bank is presenting a check for $2420 to Jill Carlson, 2017 Fund Drive Chairman for the Cameron County Community Chest. This is a yearly donation that comes from the Northwest Charitable Foundation. 
 Northwest Savings Bank appreciates the effort of the Cameron County Community Chest and wishes them success in reaching the 2017 campaign goal.



 Emporium Rotary held a dinner November 5th honoring Rotarians, Patricia Martin & Barry Brown with a Paul Harris Fellow Award, one of Rotary's most prestigious awards, for their many contributions to Rotary. Also honored was Mayor Bruno Carnovale (center), a non-Rotarian, for his 47 years of unselfish commitment to public service which has impacted and benefited the Emporium Borough. The club donates $1,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation in the recipient's name and the benefactors receive a certificate and pin to honor them for their extraordinary service.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Holiday Open House

The Holiday Open House presents an opportunity for the community to view the Park Office and Wildlife Center all decked out in its winter splendor. Visitors can enjoy the eye-catching holiday displays created by local volunteers, Grandpa Hank’s winter village donated by Debbie Calkins of Mansfield, and of course, the state-of-the art wildlife exhibits.

Listen to the sounds of the season as you make a holiday themed craft. Enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or mulled cider while chatting with friends by the cozy fire. Light refreshments will be offered throughout the afternoon. The gift shop will be open for your holiday gift buying needs.

All ages are welcome to attend this free event. Please join us for the festivities!

Saturday, December 17 at 12 PM - 2 PM 

 Sinnemahoning State Park 4843 Park Rd, Austin, Pennsylvania 16720

For more information about programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 
814-647-8401 or by email at