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Friday, July 28, 2017

Night Swims @ CCHS Pool Aug 11 & Aug 18

Night Swim on Friday, August 11th Friday, August 11 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Cameron County High School 601 Woodland Ave, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Created for Class of 2019

Join the Junior Class for a Night Swim on Friday, August 11th at the school pool! Starts at 7:30 and ends at 9:30. Cost is $5 per family, $2 for adults, and $1 for students. Snacks will also be sold.
 Come enjoy the fun before school is back in session!

Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

CCHS school Pool 601 Woodland Ave., Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Last night swim of the summer! $2.00 per person 
Kid Friendly

109th Annual Mason-Grugan Reunion

109th Annual Mason-Grugan Reunion 

 The 109th annual Mason-Grugan Reunion will be held August 5, 2017 at the reunion grounds on Mason Hill.

 Lunch will be at noon. Please bring a dish to share along with your place settings and drinks. There is always lots of good food so don’t be late. There will be activities and games throughout the day with the business meeting at 2:00. Hayride will follow the meeting. Hot dogs and corn cooked over the fire along with leftovers for the evening meal. Live music and dancing begins at 6:00. Please bring your lawn chairs and bug spray is always a good idea. Plan to stay and dance the night away.

 Hope to see you all there.

Margaret C. McKimm

Margaret C. McKimm, 91, of West Fifth Street, currently of the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus, on Wednesday afternoon, July 26, 2017. Born November 30, 1925 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine Miller Saxton. She was married to Asa McKimm who died in 1984.

A longtime resident of Cameron County, she was a homemaker and loved to cook & bake. Mrs. McKimm was a member of the Emporium Alliance Church.

 Survivors include: one daughter, Betsy (Stan) Mann of Sinnemahoning; two grandchildren, Tracy Hardinger and Scott Lepold, both of Sinnemahoning; two great grandchildren, Tasha Hardinger and Robert Tilburg III; and also nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four sisters, Elizabeth Johnson, Barbara McIsaac, Katherine Long, and Georgianna Buchanan, one infant brother, and one grandson, Robert Tilburg, Jr.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 29 from 10 until 11 a.m. in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Emporium. 

 Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carl Schmidt, pastor of the Tyrone Alliance Church and Rev. Mark Conklin, pastor of the Dorseyville Alliance Church, co-officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Emporium Alliance Church, 1284 Sizerville Road, Emporium. 

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fr. Paul’s Birthday and Coffeehouse

Fr. Paul’s Birthday and Coffeehouse

TIME TO PARTY! PAUL’S 60th BIRTHDAY SUNDAY, July 30th (His actual birthday is Aug. 3)

3:00PM Parish Dinner: Church will provide meat and drinks & parishioners will bring a dish to share. (Please, No gifts/cards for Fr. Paul.) 5:00PM – Fr. Paul &Friends Coffee House with Dave Foote, Feroz Brothers, the Ron Tusing Band and more!

*A basket will be available to give donations to Cortney Foote and ‘Hard as Nails Ministry’, a Catholic Evangelization for teens and young adults.*

Stream Ecology: DiscoverE Program

If you are looking for things to do next weekend join us for one of our outdoor programs. On Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 2-4:30 pm we will do “Stream Ecology: DiscoverE Program” with different age groups at 40 Maples Day Use Area.

 Then join us from 8-9:30 pm for “Dangerous Encounters” at the Campground Amphitheater and learn what to do when you encounter a bear or rattlesnake. “Discover Archery” on Sunday from 10-11:30 am at the 40 Maples Day Use Area- pre-registration for this event is required. 

Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt 2017

Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt 2017 

 William Hallman and his crew from WPSU, Penn State came to the Sinnemahoning  snake hunt in order to create an entertaining and educational segment regarding snakes for their science-based television show that airs on PBS. 
Click on the link below and see it on  YouTube.  The segment  aired on Monday, July 17.

Sinnemahoning Sportsmens Club

Saturday August 12th 2017 is the Youth Day Event held at Sinnemahoning Sportsmens. 

This event is sponsored by Sinnemahoning and May Hollow Sportsmens. Registration starts at 8:45am.

 Registration is held outside in the pavilion down by the club. Events start at 10am. We break for lunch which is served outside at the upper building. After lunch we finish the remaining events. Some of our event include 22 shoot, archery, Search n Rescue, trapping, muzzle loading, Keystone Reptile etc. At the end of the day we draw names for many nice prizes that will be given away. Sinnemahoning and May Hollow purchase many prizes and others are donated. 
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see you there.

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology

Get ready to transform your life with our no-cost Pharmacy Technician program! For more information regarding application info and program qualifications, call Nicole at 814.265.1111, ext. 200. Let's make those dreams come true at BCAT! Contact us today about our upcoming, no cost Pharmacy Technician Program!

BrockwayCAT is the first replication of the highly successful Manchester Bidwell Corporation in a rural setting. The primary focus is to provide people an opportunity for success. Brockway Center for Arts and Technology, BrockwayCAT, is a 501(c) 3 organization established to provide job training to unemployed and underemployed adults and to inspire youth through the arts. BrockwayCAT is an affiliate of National Center for Arts & Technology (NCAT). This is the first rural initiative by Manchester Bidwell.

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology(BCAT) opened in May 2013. An affiliate of the National Center for Arts and Technology and the Manchester-Bidwell Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA, BCAT is the first NCAT center to serve a rural community. The center serves Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, Cameron, McKean, Clarion, and Potter counties. BCAT was established to expose high school students to the arts and to provide job training to unemployed and underemployed adults for no cost to the students.

Archery Program at Sinnemahoning State Park

Archery Program at Sinnemahoning State Park

Discover your inner Robin Hood with an introductory archery program on Sunday, July 30, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at Sinnemahoning State Park.

This introductory course, led by a certified USA Archery Level 1 instructor, will cover the basics of archery including safety and use of Genesis compound bows. For adults and teens, ages 13 and up. Program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at or call Sinnemahoning State Park at 814-647-8401.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Events at the Emporium Senior Center

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center:  All are welcome to attend.

Monday, August 7th—Celebrate one of history’s greatest comedian’s with some I Love Lucy Trivia before lunch.

Aug 7th-Aug 11th— Come check out the Rockin’ Grannies & Grampies during Cameron County Fair Week! See an empty rocking chair? Have a seat and chat for a few with the Seniors!

Monday, August 14th— Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Oxygen Screenings with Helpmates from 11:30am-12:00pm.

Monday, August 14th— Club Meeting @ 1pm. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, August 15th— Community Nurse Day! FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am and a short program about how to chart family medical history at 11:30am.

Thursday, August 17th—APPRISE Day! Call the center to make an appointment with Kellie R. from the Office of Human Services if you have any Medicare related questions! She will be available, by appointment, from 8:30-3pm.

Wednesday, August 23rd—Come learn all about Protein @ 9am with Gena Rasmussen, a nutritionist from Cole Memorial. You will not be disappointed!

Palma R. Slodoski

Palma R. Slodoski, 91 years young, of 62 Wheaton Hollow Rd., Emporium, PA, passed away on July 19, 2017. Palma was born on March 1, 1926 in Sizerville, Pa, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Villella Rizzo
. On July 24, 1948, she married Joseph Slodoski, who departed this life on March 18, 1996.

 Palma graduated from Emporium High School in the Class of 1943, and worked for many years at Sylvania and as a legal secretary for late Attorney John Rydesky. Palma was a devout member and participant of the Saint Mark Catholic Church in Emporium. She is survived by a niece, Rosemarie Pruette of Philadelphia, and a 1st cousin, Normajean Villella, as well as her Catholic Church family and many friends, including her beloved Godson Michael Fragale and her devoted neighbor Margie Woods. In addition to her parents and husband, Palma's brother, Anthony Rizzo, died during combat in WWII, and her sister, Magdalene Boback also passed on. Palma was a woman of distinction best described as spunky, a real ball of positive energy. Her devotion to church, family, and friends was unwavering. Moreover, Palma's self-reliance, morality, work ethic, and willingness to help others epitomizes that "Good things come in small packages." Her greatest attribute was her humility, never wanting to take credit, but always first in line to lend a helping hand.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (July 26, 2017) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Yoga in the Wilds!!

Living Simply Nourished LLC will be hosting a workshop at Yoga in the Wilds where we will share with you the science behind the only diet proven to reverse disease. We will also be showing you what to eat to heal your body and provide a lifetime of good health. Also, we will be sharing some yummy food samples and sending you off with some of our favorite recipes! Come and enjoy a day filled with activities to heal your body, mind and spirit at Yoga in the Wilds!! 

You Can Register Online!! Only $15!!!

 Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1 PM
 Flying Dove Ranch, Inc. 743 Old Red Mill Dam Road, PO Box 127, Ridgway, Pennsylvania 15853

Book Sale & Signing @ Barbara M Brown Library

The Barbara Moscato Brown Library 

There will be a book sale and signing at the Barbara Moscato Brown Library from 11am to 1pm, Saturday, July 22, 2017. Amy Nellis Case published author of, The Journey of Lyddie Fisher. A story of love and Faith that takes readers into the world of a small Amish community, revealing the struggles of a young Amish girl. If you're any avid reader, you will not want to miss this book signing, by an Emporium raised author. 
 For those interested, there is a synopsis of this book on YouTube 

 27 West 4th St. Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834-0430 
Telephone: 814-486-8011 

Sinnemahoning State Park Programs for Weekend of July 21-23

Sinnemahoning State Park Programs for Weekend of July 21-23

Sinnemahoning – Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of free family-friendly programs to park visitors this weekend.

Bats Around the Home, Friday, July 21, 8:00-9:30 PM, Campground Amphitheater – Learn about the bats that live in PA and the benefits of having bats around your home. Get information about bat-proofing your house and plans for a simple bat house for them to use. Campground talk followed by 30 minute video.

Wild About Bats: DiscoverE Program, Saturday, July 22, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Park Office & Wildlife Center – Go batty for bats with activities and games for families with children ages 4-12. Older and younger siblings welcome. Program held indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom.

Nature at Night: Annual Bat Survey, Saturday, July 22, 7:30 PM –10:00 PM, Park Office & Wildlife Center - The bat population is declining in Pennsylvania. Find out why bats are in trouble and what you can do to help. Come prepared to observe and count bats as they emerge for the night. Bring a flashlight and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Floating the First Fork, Sunday, July 23 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, 40 Maples Day Use Area – Relax on an inner tube while learning about the water and woodlands of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. Inner tubes and life vests provided. Group size limited. Pre-registration is required. Visit the online DCNR calendar at to register.

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook or view the DCNR calendar of events at

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Rotary News

Rotary donates to the Emporium Firemen Ladies Auxiliary. Pictured is Gary Boden, Rotary President, along with Auxiliary members, Gayle Mansfield, Gen Aikens & Bev Stewart.

Amy Goode, Program Manager for the Community Education Center of Elk & Cameron counties, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon July 11th. Amy also manages the DISCOVER Partnership program where she is a liaison between the local schools, businesses and communities to educate the young people of our area about the career choices available in our region. Amy updated the club on the recent Career Fair, Rotary Career Cruise Day and Educator in the Workplace which is open for teachers.

 Some upcoming events include a College Fair, Manufacturing and Engineering Day and she hopes to organize a STEM Career Showcase & Agricultural Career day. Applications are also still being accepted for LEC (Leadership Elk & Cameron) by calling 814-781-3437 or contacting Amy at

Tickets are on sale for the annual Rotary picnic , August 16th at the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club and can be purchased from any Rotarian.

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 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.

Rotary News

Rotarian, Bari Poorman, and wife, Rita, presented a slide show presentation at the Rotary luncheon meeting July 18th of their recent trip to New Hampshire. Barry did some fishing and he and Rita took in some of the breathtaking scenic sites. New Hampshire “The Granite State” was ranked the second best state to live in with a population of 1.3 million. The state motto is “Live Free or Die”. Barry and Rita will be married 53 years next month. They lived in Delaware for many years and after retirement, moved back to Emporium where they reside in Sizer Run area.

 Guests attending the meeting were James Guisto, who is working at Northwest this summer and Rick Custer from Hot Springs Village, AR.

 Rotary picnic August 16th. Tickets on sale and you must be 21 to attend. 
 Tickets can be purchased from any Rotarian.

Ribbon Cutting for West Creek Recreational Trail

Ribbon Cutting for West Creek Recreational Trail

The 18.9 mile trail connecting St Marys and Emporium will be officially opened by the West Creek Recreational Trail Association on Monday August 7 at 11am. The 13 year project provides four seasons of recreational opportunities. Walking, cycling, cross country skiing and snowmobiling permitted on the trail which was funded by public and private funds.

Users obtain a glimpse of the PA Wilds through animals and plants found along the span. Recently an electronic counter installed measuring the usage. Since June 17 a daily average of 130 people has enjoyed the flat level surface. Bird houses serve as mileage posts, signs designate amenities like restaurants and shopping areas, while benches provide a respite for users.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting which will take place near the Cameron/Elk County line at the Rathburn Trailhead.

Stained Glass Classes Set for July and August

Stained Glass Classes Set for July and August

Christmas in July comes to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center. Students can create a stained-glass Christmas Ornament. Teresa Diegelman will offer a variety of patterns including a Christmas tree, Christmas bulbs, stocking, star, or poinsettia. The class will be held Monday July 31 from 6-8pm. The cost is $10 per student and includes all materials. Pre-registration and payment is required. The class is limited to 8 students.

All classes will be held at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center in Emporium. The minimum age for the stained-glass classes is 13 years old.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bicycle Registration

Bicycle registration can be done everyday from 11 am - 3 pm at the Borough Police Station 
on N Broad Street

Cameron County Community Chest July Update

Cameron County Community Chest July Update

As of July 14th, we have collected $17,762 toward our $20,500 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

The Cameron County Community Chest needs additional donors to reach its community goal. The donor base has continued to shrink. New donors are needed. If you have not supported your community fund drive please consider making a donation to help them reach their goal. The funds raised help support local community services. Make the county proud and make a generous contribution to the 2017 fund drive.

This month’s featured organization will be the Garden Club. The Garden Club uses funds raised for their projects to beautify our community. The members of this club plant and take care of the flowers & shrubs at the Library, Veterans’ Memorial Park, Northwest Savings Bank, Citizens and Northern Bank, Emporium Insurance and the containers in the Downtown area. They do the seasonal decorations inside the library. The Garden club helps with the plantings at the Derrick City Post Office and rain gardens at Sinnemahoning State Park as well as taking care of the atrium at Guy & Mary Felt Manor. They club participates in the October Festival at Sizerville State Park and has a display at the Cameron County Fair. They also do litter pick up and recycling for a two-mile stretch of Rt.120W three times a year as part of the “Adopt-A-Highway” program. In 2010 they were asked to help with the plantings at the new visitor center at Sinnemahoning State Park. Two years ago they were able to purchase and install a Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker at the Cameron County Veterans’ Park.

The theme this year for the Emporium Garden Club is: “GROW, Grow, Reap, One Garden at a Time and Wonderful Weeds”. The object of the club is to develop the knowledge and love of gardening for the mutual benefit of members and community.

The Club has many activities planned for 2017. On March 27th they held their Kick-off dinner with guest speakers Ryan and Brandi Magaro of Rich Valley Apiary who educated us on the many facets of beekeeping. On April 24th we had guest speaker Cheryl Shenckle, Master Gardener and employee of Penn State Extension, who taught us about soil testing, preparation and amendments. In May they continued our civic beautification in the downtown area. In June they learned how to make the best of container gardening with instructor being fellow member Margaret Harris. In July we will reap from our gardening crops by making Salsa with fellow members, Jill Perry and Pat English teaching us how to make vegetable salsa and fruit salsa. August 28 takes us to the Harris farm to enjoy a picnic and to learn how to make a wreath from the weeds especially goldenrod with fellow member Pat Martin teaching. In September Cheryl Shenckle will return to educate us on the “Monarchs. October brings Dot Yard to Emporium to share her knowledge of “Perennials”. Dot is the National Garden Show Schools Chairman, a member of the Waterford Garden Club, Garden Club Federation of PA and National Garden Club as well as past President for the state and a former District Director. In November we will be back downtown decorating for the Holiday season with many greens found locally. December finds us celebrating the holiday season making an evergreen arrangement and making a donation to a local charity or needy family.

Watch for information on the upcoming events and ways to help in our community. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information on the Garden Club, these activities, to participate in the activities, or if you would like to make a donation to the Garden Club, please contact Jill Perry.

The 2017 CCCC Fund Drive will stay open until September 30th. 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.

Diaper Sunday is July 30, 2017

Diaper Sunday is July 30, 2017
 St Mark Church 

 Donations of disposable diapers, gently used infant clothing (up to size 24 months), baby wash and shampoo, diaper ointment and wipes are being collected. Donations can be left at the table in the back of church. Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoptions Services provide assistance to individuals of all faiths.
 The need in our area is great, so please be generous while supporting this worthy cause.

Ernest S. "Ernie" Wennin, 94

There will be a graveside service for  Ernest S. "Ernie" Wennin, 94, of 31 Wennin Rd, Emporium, PA on Saturday, July 29th, at Gilmore Cemetery -11 AM. 

 Father Matt Ryan will officiate. 

 The Gilmore Cemetery is located on 872 just past the breast of the dam (about 12 miles) if you are travelling from 120.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ernest S. "Ernie" Wennin

Ernest S. "Ernie" Wennin, 94, of 31 Wennin Rd, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois in DuBois, PA on Tuesday (July 11, 2017) morning. He was born December 17, 1922 in Johnsonburg, PA a son of the late Matt and Hazel Gore Wennin. He married the late Leah Bell Freeman

Mr. Wennin served with the US Army Air Corp, as a staff Sergeant during WW II. He worked at Sylvania for many years from where he retired as an engineer. He enjoyed traveling for Sylvania as needed. He later worked as a custodian for the Cameron County School District and also for the late Larry Lutz as a surveyors assistant. Ernie enjoyed the outdoors and his cars, mainly corvettes

 He is survived by one daughter, Frances (Dave) Martin, Leander, TX; two sons, Mark (Cindy) Wennin, Clifton, TX and Michael Wennin, Emporium; Friend, Jacqueline Marshall, Emporium; four grandchildren: Chris, Nicole, Branden & Casie; one great grandson Colby and one sister, Veronica (Robert) Lyon, Emporium.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Hazel Gore Wennin and his wife, Leah Bell Wennin who died 2003, No visitation. 

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin, PA where a Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail at the cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Historical Society, PO Box 433, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pet Education Night - Pet Behavior

Pet Education Night - Pet Behavior 

Thursday, July 27 at 6 PM - 7 PM
 Elk County Veterinary Clinic 
1222 Million Dollar Hwy, 
Kersey, Pennsylvania 15846

Emergency Medical Responder Class

Cameron County Ambulance will be hosting an Emergency Medical Responder Class starting August 10, 2017 at 6 pm. This 68 hour course is the entry level of certification for EMS responders, and many fire departments use EMR's as part of their rescue squads. As an EMR you will assist the EMT with initial patient care. 

 If you are interested in this course please call CCAS at 486-0260.

2nd Annual Pasture Walk

2nd Annual Pasture Walk is scheduled for July 19, 2017 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the 
 Steve & Laura Zoschg Farm.

 This event is FREE! If you are interested in attending please call the district at 814-486-2244 or send us an e-mail at to RSVP.
 **1 core credit will be available**

Orvis F. "Skip" Gardner

Orvis F. "Skip" Gardner, 69, of 7079 Third St., Driftwood, PA died unexpectedly at his camp in Driftwood, PA Friday (June 30, 2017) morning. He was born October 14, 1947 in Bellefonte, PA a son of the late Orvis P. and Dorothy I. Pepperman Gardner. He married Patricia Houtz Gardner, who survives.

Mr. Gardner graduated from Bellefonte Area High School. He served with the US Marines during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired self employed contractor. Skip was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Sinnamahoning Sportsman Club.

 Surviving in addition to his wife Patricia Houtz Gardner are a daughter, Sheila Gardner, Ocala, FL; son, Michael Gardner, Coudersport; several Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren, two brothers, Robert Gardner, NC and Jim Gardner, Coalville, PA; one sister, Barbara Hopkins, Coalville, PA;

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orvis P. and Dorothy I. Pepperman Gardner and several, brothers and sisters.

No Visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (July 8, 2017) at 10:00 AM with VFW Chaplain, officiating followed by a Military Service by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Burial will be in the Mix Run Camp Property, Driftwood, PA

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

Monday, July 3, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bearded Brewing LLC

Make sure, while visiting Emporium's Weekend in the Wilds today, to stop in front of the Aroma Cafe today for a cup of Bearded Brewing Coffee brewed from our fresh roasted (yep we roast them !) coffee beans.

Bearded Brewing is a joint venture between Josh & Lindsey Zucal of the Aroma Cafe and Ryan & Brandi Magaro of Rich Valley Apiary

 Aroma Cafe 51 E 4th St Emporium, Pennsylvania Call (814) 486-7662

Hygrade Inn Open House

Last evening was the open house for The Hygrade Inn, once a residence for the president of Hygrade Sylvania. Three business partners, Jim Wendel, a native of Emporium, and friends Sharon Robinson-Taylor and David Karkoska, purchased the former Erskine residence and plan to begin renovations to open the four bedroom home for guest rentals, as well as hosting small events such as weddings, receptions, and small parties. Many turned out to tour this beautiful home and the owners were on site to welcome visitors throughout the evening.

 Here are a few photos from the open house.
 To follow this wonderful venture, find the Hygrade Inn on Facebook @

Weekend in the Wilds - Real-time Views Available !

Fireworks, Big Foot hunt, vendors lining the streets, food, artists selling their goods, used book sale at the library and much more - its all going on this weekend in Emporium, Cameron County PA. 

Come out and enjoy a stroll through our beautiful streets. If your unable to attend, you can view some of the activities through our webcams, check out the live views today!

Happy 4th of July to everyone!!

Gretta Jean (Shafer) Sitnik

Gretta Jean (Shafer) Sitnik, etter known as Jean or Topsy to friends and family; wife of Paul Sitnik for 63 years. Mrs. Sitnik was called by our Lord on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. She was born September 6, 1925 and reared at her family homestead at Sinnamahoning; the youngest daughter of the late George P. and Zazel M. (Kepler) Shafer.

She is survived by her loving children; Gloria Kenney, Hooksett, NH; G. Stephen Sitnik, Warrensville, WV; John P. Sitnik, Falls Church, VA; Mary Sitnik, McLean, VA; Carolyn Meana, Kill Devil Hills, NC; 6 loving grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren.

Sibling of the late brothers: Ira Mason Shafer; George William (Bill) Shafer; sisters: Ellen Shafer, Julia (Peg) Lawson and Sarah Kessler and an infant brother Harry Shafer.

No visitation.
 A graveside service will be held at Newton Cemetery, Emporium on Thursday (July 6, 2017) at 11:00 AM

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Cameron County ESPA or Cameron County Historical Society

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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