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Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Christmas Carol by the CCHS Drama Club

A Christmas Carol

 Join us as we present John Jakes adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol 
on December 1st and 2nd. 

 The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
 December 1 & 2 at 7 pm Cameron County High School 601 Woodland Ave, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Flowers "N Things Holiday Open House

Stop in to FLOWERS 'N THINGS, 45 E 4th St, in Emporium, 
on Friday, December 8 from 12 PM - 8 PM 
to enjoy their customer appreciation day.

 Browse their beautiful shop, enjoy refreshments and register for door prizes!

Christmas In The Wilds

Christmas in the Wilds on Saturday December 9 will feature a Yuletide Caroling Contest at 1:00pm in downtown Emporium. Individuals and groups encouraged to take the stage and sing carols. A panel of judges will select the winners. This event is just one of several additions to the holiday celebrations in Cameron County.

Starting this weekend and continuing through December 16 Santa and his elves will set up shop in downtown Emporium at the Pennsylvania North Pole location. Elves will be available each Saturday to wrap presents from 10-noon. Santa will visit the shop from 1-3

. On Friday December 8, the North Pole will be one of the stops at the Holiday House Tour which will feature Squares for Charity. The squares created by members of the Cameron County Quilters will be showcased at Guy and Mary Felt Manor. The quilts are ready to hang or used as a table topper. Proceeds from the silent bids will go to the quilters’ charity of choice.

 Paws & Claus Pet Supply is the stop for the coloring contest. Santa will select the winners and prizes will come from the North Pole.

Tickets for the Holiday House Tour on Friday December 8 are limited. They are $15 each and include a stop at Flowers N Things Open House, the North Pole, Guy and Mary Felt Manor, two homes and conclude at Aroma Café for appetizers, dessert and samples from Bearded Brewing. 

Voting on the house decorating contest sponsored by L& M Lumber begins Friday December 8 and continues through Saturday December 16. Ballots will be available in the local newspapers, Facebook and at both the chamber office and L& M Lumber.

Santa will start Saturday with breakfast at the Emporium Fire Hall with the Auxiliary. Adults can eat for $5 and children $3. Downtown vendors will set up with Santa’s reindeer. Saturday night the event continues with the Emporium Community Dance at the Cameron County Vets at 8pm. Information on any of the activities can be obtained from the chamber office at 34 East Fourth Street Emporium.

Genemare Bateman Mitchell

Genemare Bateman Mitchell, 97, formerly East Fifth Street, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium. Born February 7, 1920 in Salamanca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Grace Summerson Bateman. A lifelong resident of Emporium she was a 1938 graduate of Emporium High School.

On February 19, 1940 in Youngsville she married Harry A. “Ham” Mitchell who died June 21, 1994 in Coudersport. Mrs. Mitchell was a lifelong member and a choir member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Emporium, a member of the Wednesday Bridge Club for many years, the Birthday Club for over 30 years, and was a former member of Emporium Country Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club and its Thursday Bridge Club. Besides playing bridge, Genemare also enjoyed walking, hiking, and family parties and picnics.

Survivors include: three daughters, Sally (David) Guloien, Mary (Richard) Olivett, and Molly (Larry) Topolski all of Emporium; one son, James (Jo Ann) Mitchell of Hammondsport, NY; eight grandchildren, Heather Mitchell (Daniel Walsh), Jeanmare (Thomas) Holjencin, Eirik Guloien, Michelene Olivett, Richard Olivett, Kevin Topolski, Keith Topolski, and Lauren (Kevin) Dougherty; nine great grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Annabelle Thornton and June Leonard, a brother, Frank Bateman, and a grandson, David Guloien, Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial with committal service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Fr. Matthew Ryan, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church or Guy and Mary Felt Manor, both in Emporium.
 Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Free Parking in Downtown Emporium

Free Parking in Downtown Emporium 

 Emporium Borough Council giving Santa’s shoppers a gift with free parking starting this week through the end of the year. All meters will be covered with hand painted burlap bags.

Employers and downtown residents are asked to remind workers to keep the parking spaces 
open for shoppers. 

North Pole Added to Cameron County Holiday Tour

North Pole Added to Cameron County Holiday Tour

The Holiday Tour returns to Cameron County this year! On Friday December 8, groups of ten will make six stops, enjoying decorations, architecture and food! “A stop added this year is the North Pole,” says Tina Johns Solak. The former Dr. Schott Eye Care office has been transformed into the North Pole and Mr. and Mrs. Claus will host the groups.

Tickets can be reserved at the chamber office and will be available for pickup December 8 from 5:30-6:00pm at Flowers N Things during an open house. The event ends with a get together at Aroma Café at 8:00pm. Appetizers, desserts and drinks are included in the $15 ticket price.

Tickets are limited to 40 people.

Pop Up North Pole

The North Pole is coming to Emporium! 

Santa's elves have created a temporary workshop for Santa. Located in the former Tennity Jewelers building, the whole store is set up to resemble the North Pole. We want children of all ages to experience the magic of the North Pole at Christmas time. They can sit on Santa's lap when he's there, and bring their letters to him to put in the special mailbox!

**Stay tuned for other special happenings.. Make sure your notifications are turned on if you don't want to miss any announcements!**


~Friday, December 1 Open 7-8pm: Story time with the elves 
(This event has limited space. PLEASE RSVP)

~Saturday, December 2 Open 10am - 4pm; SANTA in-store 1-3pm

~Friday, December 8 Open 6-9pm; SANTA in-store all evening

~Saturday, December 9 Open 10am - 4pm; SANTA in-store 1-3pm

~Friday, December 15: Open 6-9pm; SANTA in-store all evening

~Saturday, December 16 Open 10am - 4pm; SANTA in-store 1-3pm

Holiday Open House @ Sinnemahoning State Park

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.

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

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

Saturday, December 16 at 12 PM - 2 PM

Sinnemahoning State Park 4843 Park Rd, Austin, Pennsylvania 16720

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

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

Saturday, December 9th— Christmas Craft and Food Sale @ 9am-3pm!

Monday, December 11th— Club Meeting @ 1pm. 
 All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, December 19th —Community Nurse Day! FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am

Wednesday, December 20th— Supper Club @ the Cabin Kitchen @ 5pm! Please call the Senior Center by the week before to sign up!

CLOSED— December 25th &a 26th & January 1st

Craft and Food Sale The Emporium Senior Center is ready for their annual Craft and Food Sale, happening on December 9th from 9am-3pm! 

 Hot soup and other goodies will be available for purchase. If you are interested in selling your goods, there are still a few tables available ($5/table)—Just call the Senior Center at 814-486-3707!



 The Hygrade Inn November 26 

 Several months ago, the Hygrade asked our followers what kind of business they would open in or around Cameron County. The response that was the most liked by our followers was from Laura Reid Riggin, who won a two night stay at the Hygrade. Much has changed since then. The level of enthusiasm in our small town (and outside) has only grown, as has the number of our followers. 

Given the growing level of interest, we would like to ask this question again. There are a group of forward-thinking individuals in our community that would really like to know. It's amazing the goals that can be achieved if proper planning, support, and knowledgeable people are available as resources.

 Our questions are as follows. Each question needs to be clearly answered to participate : If you had support resources available and wanted to become an entrepreneur, what is it that you would do to help yourself and our community? How passionate are you in regards to your idea? What type of help do you feel would be needed?

 Please post your answers in the comments section of this post. If you are the type of person that would prefer to send your response directly and not post it to a public space, feel free to email it to However, please first remember that when others view these great ideas, you may get unexpected feedback that would only propel you forward. 

When thinking of your answer, don't pull the trigger too quickly. These questions should be answered completely and as if you were confident in the outcome. You never know what could happen. Where there's a will, there's a way.

 In the month of January, your responses will be reviewed and a two night stay, complete with all amenities, along with an invitation to our 2018 Christmas party, will be awarded. Our grand opening will be in October and our parties will be catered. It's a time you do not want to miss. Image may contain: text 

 Visit the Hygrade Inn at their Facebook page.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Joseph C. Hagen

Joseph C. Hagen, 76, of 69 Huckleberry Circle, Emporium, PA died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA on Thursday morning. (November 23, 2017) He was born April 15, 1941 in Renovo, PA a son of the late Francis and Margaret Casey Hagen. In St. Joseph Church, Renovo he married Elizabeth Bruno Hagen, who survives Joe graduated from Renovo High School and served in the US Army. He worked for the Cameron County School District for many years. He was a member of the St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium and the Knights of Columbus where he was a 4th degree knight. He was also a member of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one niece; two nephews and two great nieces and a sister-in-law, Pat Hagen, Avis, PA; He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Francis Hagen.

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 Saturday (December 16, 2017) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

 Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Hyner, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Earl L. Dill

Earl L. Dill, 88, of 345 East Third St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Friday (November 24, 2017) morning. He was born March 22, 1929 in Sterling Run, PA a son of the late George L. and Alice Strawbridge Dill. Earl graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1946. He worked in the pipeline business making roads for gas wells. He served, as a sergeant with the US Army and after his time in the service he worked as a construction superintendent in many parts of the country. Earl retired in 1978 and returned to Cameron County. He was a member of the Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church.

 Earl is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Robert, George, Bertram Dill and Paul in infancy; three sisters, Florence Smith, Rita Wheeler and Norma Hickoff.

A funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Monday (November 27, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ken Bailey of the Sinnemahoning First United Methodist Church and Pastor Joseph Short of the First United Methodist Church, Emporium officiating. A Military Service provided by the Cameron County Memorial Detail will follow. Visitation will be at the Church one hour prior to the Service.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County Memorial Detail, c/o VFW, 427 E. 3rd St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Rotary News

Rotary welcomed luncheon speaker, Brian Reed (left), at their meeting November 21st. Brian grew up in Cameron County and was graduated from CCHS in 2002. He is also the grandson of John and (Rotarian) Linda Reid.

From the time he was little, Brian loved flying and so began his love of flying different types of drones. Drones come in many sizes and shapes, along with features including GPS. Brian explained how drones are constructed and operated, along with FAA regulations and laws governing the use of drones.

The group was also shown footage of his drone videos of Cameron County and surrounding counties. To view Brian’s video footage, please visit his YouTube channel at ACarsonMedia. Also pictured is Rotarian, Blair Lundberg.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Homemade Soup Sale

If you haven't stopped in for one of these sales, please do!
 The soups are delicious.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Robert E. Moore, Sr

Robert E. Moore, Sr., 72, of 1835 Clear Creek Rd., Emporium, PA died peacefully at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Saturday morning with his family at his side.(November 18, 2017)

 He was born July 30, 1945 in Emporium, PA to the late Dorman M. and Margaret K. Swoyer Moore, Sr. He married Cynthia Miglicio Moore, who survives. Robert was a retired truck driver working for several local companies in Cameron County. He later worked at Mallory Lumber as a night watchman. HIs greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was the family photographer, and was always seen with a camera always hanging around his neck. His favorite hobby was woodworking and he was known as everybody’s “Mr. fix it”

 In addition to his wife Cynthia he is survived by three daughters, Robin (John Uber) Moore, Emporium; Gina (Tracy) Roberts, Staunton, Virginia and Tracy (Mark Rogers) Erickson, Emporium; three sons, Scott (Lisa) Moore, York, PA; Robert (Jen) Moore, Emporium; Ron (Karen) Long, Douglasville, PA; fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, brother, Dorman "Rip" (Mary Grasser) Moore, Jr., Emporium and a sister Grace (Ed) LaBrozzi, Emporium; Sister-in-law Joanne Moore, Emporium, PA 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Cyril "Sonny" Moore.

 A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (November 25, 2017) at 1:00 PM with Roberts nephew Mr. DeWayne Moore, officiating. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

 A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

 Online Condolences may be placed at

Sunday, November 19, 2017

John C. Major “beloved family man”

EMPORIUM---John C. Major, 45, a lifelong resident of Emporium, passed away with his loving family by his side on Friday, November 17, 2017, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness.

Born on August 26, 1972 in Coudersport, he was a son of James L. and Sandy M. Nelson Major. On May 15, 2010 on “Top of the World” in Driftwood, he married Juneann C. Butson, who survives.

John was a graduate of Cameron County High School in Emporium. He was employed as a machinist at the former Graftech of Emporium until retiring due to ill health.

John was very active in Boy Scouting. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was a proud member of the Order of the Arrow. He continued his love for scouting in his adult years as a scout leader and a volunteer at Camp Elk Lick. He was an avid hunter, hiker, and fisherman, having enjoyed tying his own flies. He enjoyed everything about the outdoors. He was an EMT serving with Cameron County Ambulance and was a volunteer with Mountaineer Search and Rescue in Emporium. John loved metal detecting, a hobby which helped him fight his battle with cancer, but his greatest love was his family.

Surviving besides his wife of Emporium, are his parents of Kersey; four children, Jaecey M. Major, Crissy J. Major, Lilli C. Major, and Brice L. Major, all of Emporium; a sister, Heather L. (Brenda) Major of Roseto; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

John was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, John and Arlene Nelson; and his paternal grandparents, LaVerne and Ruth Major.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1284 Sizerville Road, Emporium, with the Rev. Lionel Owen, pastor, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in John’s name may be made to Warren Semmel, Calumet Chairman, Boy Scouts of America, 307 South Mechanic Street, Smethport, PA 16749.

John’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of John, please visit

Friends of the Library

Forms are available at the library 

Matthew “Andy” Rodich

Matthew “Andy” Rodich, 61, of Woodland Avenue, Emporium died Monday, November 13, 2017, in his home. Born July 3, 1956 in St. Marys, he was the son of Matthew A. and Helen Schultz Rodich. A lifelong resident of Emporium, he was a 1974 graduate of Cameron County High School. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium and was employed by GKN in Emporium, formerly Pennsylvania Pressed Metals, for 40 years.

Survivors include: a brother, Michael A. (Michele) Rodich of Emporium; a sister, Margaret (Steve) Gantt of Lexington, SC; a nephew, Matthew Rodich of Emporium; and nieces, Mallory (Lewis) Young of Masontown, West Virginia, and Christina Gantt of Lexington, SC.

 The family will receive friends in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 from 11 a.m. until Noon at which time Funeral Services will follow with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor of St. Mark Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium. years.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Wellness Workshop

We are excited to once again host our nutrition workshop. We invite you to join us on January 6 for a great day filled with illuminating discussions, cooking demonstrations, food sampling and a delicious dinner! We will be presenting: "Science of Plant Based Nutrition", "What to Eat to Live a Healthy Life", "Ins and Outs of Maintaining a Healthy Weight" and "Navigating Social Situations". We will be showing you how to make some of our most popular dishes and serving you a dinner guaranteed to satisfy everyone! Cost $65 Click the flyer above for full information or visit our website at

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2 PM - 6 PM
 Cameron County Recreation Center
 300 S Chestnut St, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834 
Tickets Available

23rd Annual Benefit Dance

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Robert J. Brown

Robert J. Brown, 89, of 28 Red Pine Drive, died at his residence on Wednesday morning (Nov. 15, 2017). He was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Olean, New York, a son of the late Floyd and Gertrude Grambow Brown. On May 9, 1964, in St. Mark Catholic Church he married the late Barbara Moscato Brown. 

Mr. Brown dropped out of school at the age of 16 and joined the Merchant Marines, where he served for two years. He then went back to school and graduated at the age of 20. He was drafted into the Army in 1950 and served in Germany during the Korean War. Under the GI Bill, Mr. Brown attended several universities across the country studying economics. He then moved to Arizona, where he worked for a major grocery store chain, establishing grocery stores across that state. He moved back to Emporium and married in 1964, then started the Cameron County Echo. Over the years, he owned and operated several businesses, including the Taste-T-Freeze, Cameron County Echo, Mid Towne Market Grocery Store, Buttonwood Inn Restaurant, PSM BrownCo, and Emporium Self Storage. He was a strong supporter of many local organizations, including being a major donor to the Cameron County Library, which was named after his late wife, Barbara Moscato Brown. 

Bob is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Pete) Fragale and Julie Brown; two sons, David Brown and Steven (Staci) Brown, all of Emporium; eight grandchildren, Vincent Brown, Kacie Brown, Bobbi Fragale, Sophia Fragale, Marcus Brown, Dino Brown, Hayden Brown and Jax Brown; one great granddaughter, Ava Anne Brown; two brothers, David (Elaine) Brown of Webster, NY, and Larry (Roberta) Brown of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gertrude Brown; wife, Barbara Moscato Brown, who died March 30, 1996; and a sister, Betty Hollingsworth.

 At his request, there will be no service or visitation. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be placed at 

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library to contribute to general maintenance.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rosary With Special Intention At St Mark Church

St Mark Church

 Rosary with special intention… There will be a special Rosary recited for Pete Fragale on Monday, November 20th at 6 pm at St. Mark Church. 

 Please join us in prayer.

Give Chamber Bucks and Give to Local Businesses

Give Chamber Bucks and Give to Local Businesses 

 Employers asked by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce to consider giving chamber buck gift certificates this season to employees. The gift certificates spend like cash and cost only the value of the chamber buck. The staff at the chamber will personalize the gift certificate and envelope.

“The program guarantees that money will be spent in the local area,” says Tina Solak, executive director. This is a way for businesses to support each other. The businesses where the gift certificates are accepted include: Aroma Café, Bears Den, Buttonwood, Cabin Kitchen, Cameron County Vets, Cameron Storage, Chateau Soleil, Cool’s Auto Repairs, Cruise Planners, Country Squirrel Outfitters, Driftwood Saloon & Grill, East End Beverage, Emporium Country Club, Endeavor News, Erickson Tree Farm, Fox’s Pizza Den, Flower-N- Things, Gary & Sons, Kuleck Financial Planning, L&M Lumber, Mark Ramsey Truck & Auto Repair, Medix Hotel, Misty Pines, Emporium Shur Fine, Pizza Palace, Pro Printing, Reid & Reed, Rich Valley Burners, Rhonda Ramsey Hair Salon, Solveson Contracting, The Creekside Inn, The Spot, The Willows, Uni- Mart Vijay Petro, Valley Meats, W&W and Sons Contracting, William Bogart Small Business Consultant and The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

Businesses or individuals seeking the gift certificates can call the chamber office with names and amounts, then stop in and pick them up. The chamber is open 10-4 Monday through Friday, Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 1-4.

2017 CC Toy Drive

Cameron County Toy Drive

Cameron County Toy Drive

 Trees filled with gingerbread cutouts appearing in Emporium this week. The annual Christmas Gift Program underway. The gingerbread cutouts include the age, and sex of a child plus suggestions on gifts for that boy or girl. You can pick the tags from the trees at the Emporium Post Office, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Citizens & Northern Bank or Northwest Bank. Unwrapped gifts are due back at those locations by Monday December 11. Questions can be text to 814-594- 3737.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Myrl C. Reed

Myrl C. Reed, 93, of Rich Valley Road, Emporium, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in her home.

 Born May 30, 1924 in Eldred she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Lillian Brown Carpenter. On January 10, 1947 in Rew, Pa. she married Howard Reed who died in 2005.

 Myrl graduated from Eldred High School and from business school in Coraopolis, PA. A resident of Emporium since 1948, she was employed for eight years by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and for several years by Emporium Hardware. At the time of her retirement in 1987 she was employed as a secretary by DCNR in Emporium.
 Mrs. Reed was a longtime member of the Rich Valley Wesleyan Church in Emporium and was a Past Matron of the Emporium Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. 

 Survivors include: three sons, Herbert Reed (Debbie) of Clarksville, Tennessee, Howard Reed (Linda) of Richland, Washington State, and Gerald Reed (Tina) of Emporium; one sister, Sara Richardson of Holly, NY; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren, and also nieces and nephews. 

 Visitations will be held in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at which time Funeral & Committal Services will follow with Rev. Christine Groeger officiating.

 Burial will be in Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium. 

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, Erie, PA.

Shippen Township November Hours

Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving Day, and Monday November 27th for the first day of buck. 

Thursday, November 23rd’s refuse collection will be on Wednesday, November 22 and Monday, November 27th’s will be on Tuesday, November 28th. 

All other collections will remain the same. 

 Thank you!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bring your phone to church!!

Bring your phone to church!! 

 On November 18 and 19 St Mark is launching our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news and updates. The app is very will designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news, prayers. There are prayer reminders and confession reminders, our bulletin will appear, and more. We hope for our new app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Mark. 

 Our Relationship Ed students will be available after the masses to help with the upload if you need it. Because they are AWESOME and know way more than we do about these things!!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

John "Jammy" Micklich

John "Jammy" Micklich, 84, of 619 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died in Emporium, PA Friday afternoon (November 10, 2017). He was born August 1, 1933 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Albert and Marie Malizia Micklich Cygan. On April 8, 2000 in Emporium, PA he married Marian VanHorn Gearhart Micklich, who survives.

 Jammy graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1951. He served with the US Army’s 708 Ordinance Division from 1956-1957. Jammy worked for over 38 years at Sylvania and retired from Keystone Automatic where he worked for several years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club. For several years, Jammy taught hunter safety courses in Emporium. 

He is survived by his wife Marian Micklich; daughter, Michele (Mike) Reed, Emporium; two sons, Albie (Gregory Leet) Micklich, DMA, Phoenix, AZ; Ryan (Randi) Micklich, Eldred, PA; step-son, Scott (Mary Ellen) Gearhart, Eldersburg, MD; step-daughter, Kim (Mike) Burlingame, Dayton, OH; step-son, Chris (Jeanne) Gearhart, South Windsor, CT; twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Albert and Marie Malizia Micklich Cygan and his step father, John Cygan. 

Funeral Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, S. Spruce St,   Emporium, PA on Tuesday (November 14, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

 A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. 

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 3-6 PM. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

 Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, Emporium, PA 15834.

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

A Christmas Carol

Join us as we present John Jakes adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on December 1st and 2nd.
 The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

 December 1 & 2 at 7 pm Cameron County High School 601 Woodland Ave, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Honoring All Our Veterans

Veterans Day, always on November 11, falls on a Saturday this year.

 A day to honor US veterans and victims of all wars among them my Uncle and cousins.

. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Unofficial Election Results for Cameron County

To view the Unofficial election results for Cameron County please go to

 and click on Elections in the left column, then the CC Unofficial Results

Beautiful Cameron County

The valley of Emporium covered by a beautiful rainbow.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry 

 The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 15, 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.

Photo Exhibit @ The Hygrade Inn

Come join us in November for an exhibit of GEORGE KEMPHER photos. 

The all day events will be held on Saturdays November 11 and 18. 

 See Emporium when it was a bustling town. George is a well known photographer in the area who has documented a long outstanding history in Cameron County. WHILE YOURE AT IT, stop by the Aroma Cafe for lunch and dinner specials offered from the future Hygrade catering menu. The Aroma will be partnering with us to create our menu and cater our events. Join us to see a wonderful array of photos of this regions history. All photos were either taken by or collected by George Kempher. We hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Christmas in the Wilds Expands

Christmas in the Wilds Expands

Christmas in the Wilds grows to a weekend event. Starting Friday night December 8th the Holiday House Tour returns. Three homes and three businesses will open their doors spreading cheer and fun while raising funds for the Cameron County Fireworks. The $15.00 ticketed event begins at Flowers N Things, and ends at Aroma Café with hors d’oeuvre, desserts and samples from Bearded Brewing. In between groups will tour homes and the Guy and Mary Felt atrium. Cameron County Quilters will display yard squares that they will auction off using silent bids. Tickets can be reserved online at, or Facebook. Phone calls and walk-in reservations can be made at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office.

On Saturday breakfast with Santa benefits the Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary. Parents and children can have their pictures taken with Santa while enjoying breakfast. Street vendors and the Emporium Senior Center craft show opens at 9. The parade steps off at noon.

New this year is the Yuletide Caroling Event. The chamber is inviting individuals, groups, students, and families to sing on the outdoor stage. May the best crooner win! Pre-registration for the free contest is now open at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office.

Those attending the event are reminded that the house and business decorating contest ends Saturday December 8. Ballots will be made available during Shop Small Saturday, November 25.

Cameron County Deck the Halls Contest

Cameron County Deck the Halls Contest 

 Cameron County Chamber of Commerce annual house decorating contest sponsored by L& M Lumber now taking registrations. Those wishing to compete, must register at the chamber office by November 18 with the $5 entrance fee. Competitors can take home $100, $75 or $50 in chamber bucks that can be spent like cash at more than 35 businesses in the region. 
 Voting begins November 29 and ends December 8.

Beautiful Cameron County

Turn Your Clock Back Tonight

It's that time of year again, time to change our clocks back one hour tonight @ 2 am.

Aroma Cafe & Hygrade Inn Partner for Photo Exhibit

Friday, November 3, 2017

Save the Date ~ New Years Eve Party

Save the date!

 Aroma Cafe and Bearded Brewing will be throwing a casual New Year's Eve Party! 

Join us New Year's Eve to ring in 2018.

 We will be serving appetizers from 8pm through 1am It will be a relaxed smoke free environment to enjoy the evening. Jonathan Meade, and his acoustic guitar, will entertain throughout the evening. Need coffee to keep you up until midnight? We've got you covered. Feel free to BYOB. Josh and Ryan will bring home brew and homemade wine to sample. Tickets are $20.00 each and include appetizers and drinks. We are limited to 80 people so get yours today to reserve your spot.

Ham & Turkey Raffle Nove 11

Ham &Turkey Raffle Sat Nov 11th @ the fire hall

 Doors open @ 6:30 PM Drawings start @ 7:00 PM. 
  Prizes consist of Meats, Money, & Pop.
 25 Individual raffles with multiple prizes
 FREE ADMISSION and refreshments 

 The 4 wheeler drawling will also happen this night. Still time to get a chance.
 If you don't want the 4 wheeler, money prizes as well.

Emporium Resident In NYC Marathon

Emporium resident Eugenia Clark will be running in tomorrows New York City Marathon. 

 The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon in the world, with 51,394 finishers in 2016 and 98,247 applicants for the 2017 race. 

 Best wishes to Eugenia in her run tomorrow!!

Luna Johnson Benefit Dance

Aroma Cafe & Bearded Brewing Fall Dinner

Happy Friday! This is the last day to get your tickets for tomorrow's (Nov 4th) dinner at the Aroma Cafe! We are near capacity and have just a few spots left. Please contact us by 8pm tonight to secure your spot! 

Feel free to bring your favorite drink of choice or sample the homebrew of Josh and Ryan that will be available with each course. And of course Bearded Brewing will supply the Coffee! Space is limited so don't delay in reserving your spot. Proceeds from this event will help fund Bearded Brewing!

 Aroma Cafe and Bearded Brewing will be hosting a ticketed five course elegant dinner on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 6pm. Attendees must be 21 or over to participate. . Contact Josh or Lindsey at the Cafe, 814-486-7662 to reserve your tickets.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

We are five weeks into the 2018 fund drive. Over 200 letters have gone out to local individuals, businesses and organizations. We have had a great start. Through Nov. 2nd we have collected $6,352 toward our $20,100 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. This drive will run through September 30, 2018.

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 Cameron County Recreation Board.

Cameron County Recreation Center provides many different services to the local community. The main focus is to provide a safe but fun environment for area youth to enjoy. The game room is open Tuesdays through Saturday and offers a variety of table games and electronic gaming. The membership also includes use of the outdoor basketball court and pickle ball court. They have two rooms available for rent for meetings and parties. The large room is the most popular for parties and can be rented for a minimal fee. There is no charge for non-profit rentals. Tables and chairs can be rented (when available) as well as outdoor party games. Zumba classes are held Monday through Thursday at 6:30 pm, as well as some Saturday’s at 10:00 am. Please contact the Center for more information or check them out on Facebook at Cameron County Recreation Center. The Recreation Center will continue to collaborate with the 4-H program to provide out of school programs for youth ages 8-18 as well as summer 4-H programs. This summer, two local playgrounds were supervised, South Park and Third Street. The participants enjoyed wildlife presentations from Cameron County Conservation, 4-H Bird presentation, Mountaineer Search and Rescue truck tour, a painting class by Peggy Heckman and several walking trips to local offices including the historical society, the fire hall and to the caboose to learn about Cameron County history. Cameron County Recreation is also responsible for organizing and scheduling games for the girls and boys 4th through 6th grade elementary basketball program. Cameron County Recreation Center is funded partly by the County, Emporium Foundation and Community Chest. The 4-H and summer programs are funded entirely by grants from the Emporium Foundation. For questions about any of the programs that are provided please contact the Recreation Director, Holly Manginell by phone 814-486-8915 or by email at

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, Garden Club, Special Community Requests, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage and the S.P.C.A.

Shippen Township Election Hours

Shippen Township will be closed on Tuesday, November 7th for Election Day. 

 Tuesday’s refuse collection will be on Monday. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday collections will remain the same.

 Thank you!

Photo Exhibit @ The Hygrade Inn