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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Camco SPCA

Rotary News

Kelly Benson, Plant Manager of Teutech Industries, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting November 27th. Also pictured is Rotarian, David Greene.

 Teutech was founded in 1979 by Canadian, Tony Steer. By the mid-1980’s the Canadian company had grown to 50 employees and expanded to two plants manufacturing one-third automotive, one-third commercial and one-third U. S. Government components, employing 80 people. In 2008, Teutech acquired a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility here in Emporium located at 227 Barton Street, formerly GKN Plant #3 The facility now employees 36 people and operates 3 shifts. Teutech is dedicated to machining 85% automotive and 15% non-automotive products. In March of 2017, Teutech automotive was acquired by The Hi-Tech Gears Ltd., an automotive company based in India providing global OEMS and Tier 1 customers Automotive Powertrain Solutions.

Breakfast with Santa @Emp. Fire Department

Monday, November 26, 2018

Catherine C. "Kate" Pohl

Catherine C. "Kate" Pohl, 87, of 423 W Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA Monday morning (November 26, 2018). She was born January 6, 1931 in Ridgway, PA a daughter of the late John and Anne Gallagher Quigley.

 Mrs. Pohl graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1948 and from St. Vincent School of Nursing, as a registered nurse, in 1951. She attended Edinboro University and later graduated from Clarion University with a BS in education with a major in public school nursing. She retired in 1992 from Cameron County School District where she was a school nurse for over 25 years. Before working for the school district she worked for Dr. Joseph Blackburn for 3 1/2 years, for the Visiting Nurses Association in Erie &  the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. She was a member of PASR, St. Mark Catholic Church, C.D. of A. where she served as Regent & District Deputy for Ridgway & St. Marys Courts and she was a member of the St. Marks Rosary Society. 

Survived by a daughter, Brigid Pohl, Shepherdstown, WV; a son, John M. Pohl, Sterling, VA; seven grandchildren, Matthew Heitzenrater, Shannon Pieczynski, Timothy Irwin, Megan Irwin, Noah, Joshua & Ethan Pohl, three great grandchildren, Brenna, Kaylie, Jacob, Fiona and Reece. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Irwin; son, Timothy and three sisters, Mary Anne Ronen, Jane Blackford &Margaret Kondek,

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 4-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, November 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor as Celebrant. 

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

 Online Condolences may be placed at 

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Santa @Bradford Airport

Saturday, November 24, 2018

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.

Children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa, while the young and young at heart can enjoy the eye-catching holiday displays created by park staff, 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

Castle Garden B&B Gift Certificate

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanskgiving

May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving 
but throughout the coming year.

Rotary News

Emporium Rotary Foundation Chair, Bob Martin presents Rotarian, Marilyn Erickson, with a Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International for her personal donation of $1,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation which helps people worldwide. The donation was in honor of her parents who always taught her to give back to your community and people in need.

 November is Rotary Foundation Month. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting service projects around the world.

Barbara Brown Moscato Library

Charley's Friendly Tavern & Restaurant

Lakeview Store LLC

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Annual Christmas Benefit Dance

Pets & Thanksgiving Food

My Place

Hoops for Hope Senior Project

The Package Team

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 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.

Monday, November 19, 2018

House for Sale

Large 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath beautiful home on a large double lot. This home is MOVE IN READY and features many updates including newly renovated living room with gas fireplace, New flooring and freshly painted bedrooms . The downstairs is very large with a living room, dining room, kitchen, family room with french doors leading to the deck, office, additional family room which also has french doors leading to the deck and another room which is now being used as a beauty shop. The lawn and landscape have been meticulously cared for and the lot size is .41 acres. 

Please contact 814-335-0570 or email for additional information or to make an appointment to view this spectacular home!

LPN Program in Coudersport

Penn College, in partnership with the Education Council, will be offering a Practical Nursing Program in Coudersport. This full-time clock hour program is scheduled over one calendar year with classes and clinicals held four days per week, plus every other Friday.

This program provides the knowledge base and experience necessary to become a safe practitioner, operating as a member of the healthcare team, caring for patients within the scope of the licensed practical nurse (LPN). Graduates of the program earn a certificate in practical nursing and will be eligible to take the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) and will be prepared to seek employment in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, physician offices, and home care agencies.

Classes begin February 4, 2019, and graduation will be held January 30, 2020. This course is eligible for Pell Grants and Federal Loans. The application deadline is December 15, 2018. For more information about the program, call Janine Morley at (814) 274-4877 or Marie Van Ess of Penn College at Wellsboro at (570)724-7703.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Cameron County Businesses Making Shop Small Fun

Cameron County Businesses Making Shop Small Fun

Save some of your holiday shopping for the Saturday following Thanksgiving and shop local. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce organizing Shop Small Cameron County for November 24. One dozen businesses will participate this year offering sales and chances for you to take home prizes.

Each time a shopper spends $10 on Shop Small Saturday at a participating business they will be entered to win prizes. Shoppers can register for the event on Facebook and receive an extra ticket in the drawing. The contest will run from 8am till 3pm. The drawings will take place at 4:00pm at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center.

Participating businesses include Aroma Café, Buttonwood Motel and Restaurant, CDH Designs, Cabin Kitchen, Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center, Emporium ShurFine, Floor Masters, Flowers N Things, Fox’s Pizza Den in Emporium, L& M Lumber, The Hive, and Pizza Palace Plus.

Other businesses wishing to participate can register by calling the chamber office at 814-486-4314.

Unique Christmas Gifts

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center offering unique gifts hand created by more than 60 artists from the region. Prices range from $5 to $200. “We are fortunate that so many talented people live in the area,” says chamber director Tina Solak. Jewelry, quilts, photography, reclaimed wood trays and candles are just a few of the items for sale.

In addition, the chamber offers Chamber Bucks that can be used like cash to purchase groceries, fuel, meals, hotel stays, furniture, automobile repairs and more. Chamber Bucks do not have an expiration date and are great gifts for employers to give to employees.

The Eat Drink Explore the Elk Loop passport program continues. The booklet or passport is purchased for $35. It gives the bearer access to 11 food/beverage locations in Cameron and Elk Counties. If the purchaser completes all the visits within one year of purchase, they receive a one of a kind sweat shirt.

The chamber is open 7 days a week. Gifts can be purchased over the phone by calling 814-486-4314.

Christmas in the Wilds Parade Seeking Participants

Christmas in the Wilds Parade Seeking Participants

Christmas in the Wilds parade will stop off Saturday December 8 at noon. The participants will be led by a police escort, followed by the Cameron County High School Marching Red Raiders. This year businesses are encouraged to construct a float or walk the one mile route handing out candy or even coupons to those watching.

Emporium Shur Fine, Student Transportation America (STA) and St Mark Catholic Church committed to participating. Other families, churches, or organizations can contact the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce for more information.

House Decorating Contest

Time Running Out

The deadline to register your home for the Cameron County Decked Out House Decorating Contest is Saturday November 24.

The annual Cameron County Chamber of Commerce event is growing with Student Transportation America (STA) providing a bus on Thursday December 13 to tour the homes. The bus will depart from the chamber office on East Fourth Street at 6pm and return at 8pm.

The prize amounts have been boosted by a generous donation from The Hygrade Inn. First place will be $200, second place $150 and third $100. In addition, a group of judges will award the David Karkoska Prize of $250. In addition to the decorating awards, three voters selected randomly will be given $100.

A $5.00 entry fee will qualify a home for the competition and place a home on the map. Decorations must be operational Friday December 7 through Sunday December 16 6-9pm.

Cameron County Community Chest 2019 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2019 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

We are six weeks into the 2019 fund drive. We have had a great start. Through Nov. 16th, we have collected $7,954.00 toward our $19,000 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. This drive will run through September 30, 2019.

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 or check out our Face Book page for the Pay Pal button. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, the Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage, SPCA and Special Community Requests.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a safe and 
Happy Thanksgiving.

Deadline Nears for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Deadline Nears for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities now have until Dec. 31, 2018, to apply for the state’s 2017 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. Remember, assistance through my offices is always free. You need not pay a private firm for assistance.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

The 2018 rebate applications will be available starting in February.

Eligibility information and forms are available on my website at or by contacting any of my local offices listed below: Bradford: 78 Main St., first floor, phone 814-362-4400. Coudersport: 107 S. Main St., Room 1, phone 814-274-9769. Kane: 55 Fraley St., phone 814-837-0880.

Shippen Township Thanksgiving Hours

Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Monday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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

 All other refuse collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!

Rotary News

Bradley Chapman, President & CEO, of Penn Highlands Elk was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting November 13th. Mr. Chapman spoke of the Penn Highlands Health System mergers and acquisitions and recent signed letters of intent to acquire J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntington and Jefferson Manor in Brookville. Penn Highlands Health System operates on a 63 million dollar budget and employees 600 with an additional 250 employees at Community Nurses.

 In 2015 the hospital was designated as a critical access hospital for reimbursement purposes as a way to prevent small hospitals from closing. Last year the hospital had a profit of 1.3 million and was rated by the Department of Health as deficiency free. Penn Highlands continues to work on their community perception and the recruitment of physicians and other medical talent. Also pictured is Rotarian, Georgiann Holly, who also sits on the board of Community Nurses.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christmas Benefit Dance

Come join me for my Holiday Open House!

Come join me for my Holiday Open House!🎄

 If you’ve never been to the Kitchen & Bath Studio before, I hope you’ll come check it out! If you haven’t been in for a little while, I think you’ll be blown away by how much it has changed in the past 6 months. Join me for some snacks, shopping, and conversation about all the projects we’ve been working on in Emporium. I can’t wait to get everyone inspired to decorate their homes for the holidays!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Margaret A. Horning, 80, of 105 S. Broad St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday morning. (November 13, 2018)

She was born September 16, 1938 in Reynoldsville, PA a daughter of the late Edward and Blanche Baun Huntington. On December 22, 1962 she married the late George E. Horning who died Jan. 15, 1978. Margaret was especially fond of animals and enjoyed volunteering at the local SPCA.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Doud and her late husband James, Emporium and Lisa (Clifton) Collins, Emporium; one grandson, David Matthew Horning; three brothers, Bill (Jane) Huntington, Big Run, PA; Henry (Carol) Schwab, Reynoldsville; Harry Schwab, Reynoldsville; two sisters, Joyce (Larry) Miller, Brookville and Mary Lou McAulay, Emporium. 

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son-in-law James Doud; a sister, Elsie M. Heagy and three brothers, Ron and George Huntington and Charles in infancy. 

At her request there will be No Service or Visitation.

 Burial was in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 

 Online Condolences may be placed at

Thursday, November 8, 2018

George M. Yahnite

George M. Yahnite of Guy and Mary Felt Manor passed away Thursday morning (Nov. 8, 2018) at Penn Highlands Elk. He was born in St. Marys, PA on July 8, 1943 the son of the late Margaret Donlin Palamarchuck and George B. Yahnite. He is survived by and will be missed by brother, Jim Yahnite (Peg) of Canisteo, NY, a sister Mary M. Kolock (Bob) of Fort Mill, SC., nephews and nieces, Matt Yahnite, Bridget Y. Huszar, Kasi Y. Staffen, Christina K. Gratrix, Steven Kolock, several grand nieces and nephews, and many close friends and co-workers.

After graduating from CCHS in 1962, he enlisted in the Navy and served for four years aboard the USS Albany. Following his discharge he attended Penn State DuBois and eventually became employed with GE in Erie. He returned to Emporium following a very serious car accident and began his decades long position as chief hoagie sauce maker and George of all trades at Luigi's. A very humble, optimistic, caring, and sharing person, he enjoyed year round fishing in the local streams, visiting with friends and staying close to home. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, the VFW, Legion, and Moose clubs.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon to be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA where a Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Craft & Food Sale

Rotary News

Zak Breniman, owner of Dream Float, located at 934 South St. Marys Street in St. Marys, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting November 6th. Zak, a St. Marys native, and is also the grandson of former Rotary member, Sam Breniman. Also pictured is Rotarian Marsha Hendrickson who has been one of Zak’s clients.

After visiting his uncle, Ken Breniman, in California last August, Zak was introduced to floatation therapy. Zak has spent over a year floating and researching float therapy to bring the best experience to his customers. Floatation experience involves lying on your back in an enclosed float pod, which is filled with 200 gallons of water heated to skin temperature, infused with 1,200 lbs. of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt. Benefits of floating include, anxiety and stress relief, pain management, calms the mind allows mind, body & spirit to unite. This type of therapy may be used to complement other body work and healing methods.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Geocaching Event at Sinnemahoning State Park

Geocaching Event at Sinnemahoning State Park

The staff of Sinnemahoning State Park would like to invite geocachers for an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun on Saturday, November 10, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This park has had a great relationship with the caching community over the years, and as the Thanksgiving season approaches, park staff wanted to take the time to say "Thanks" by hosting an event.

Event includes luncheon, a program, and prizes. The event will officially start at 12:00 pm, indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom, with a covered dish luncheon at 12:00 pm. Please bring a covered dish to share, along with stories of your favorite caching adventures this season. Lunch will be followed by a special nature presentation. The event will wrap up at 2:00 pm with the conclusion of the game and awarding of geocaching prizes.

To keep the fun alive for all cachers attending, we have created a short and simple game for the day of the event. In addition, the park will release four new caches on the morning of the event. Special swag inside for the First-To-Find. Please check for the details of the game and the new caches.

Don’t keep the fun to yourself – bring a “newbie”. All cachers are encouraged to bring a person (or two, or three) that has never cached before. This park has very family-friendly caches that would be well suited for introducing newbies to this great activity called geocaching. Most of the 24 caches located in the park are located just a few feet off well groomed trails. The park also has loaner GPS receivers (pre-loaded with waypoints) that newbies can use for finding their first geocache!

This event is a great opportunity to meet the local caching community and share geocaching adventures!

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018

TIME: 12:00-2:00pm

LOCATION: Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center (inside!)


PLEASE BRING: Covered dish to share

Pre-registration is requested for this free event. Please let us know if you will be attending, indicate how many in your party will attend, as well as what food item you will be bringing so that we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit the event website at or call Sinnemahoning State Park at 814-647-8401.

Friday, November 2, 2018

A simple reminder regarding the rules that apply to  stopping for a school bus.