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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Emporium Senior Center


You can always count on at least two activities to be happening everyday at the center! 
We have puzzles going all the time, now that we have room to keep them up. & the card players never miss playing Skat. Rain, Snow, Sleet, Hail....doesn't stop these players!

Feel free to stop in and join in the fun! 😊

Other Weekly Activities: Tuesdays @ 9am: Wii Bowling!
 Wednesdays @ 1pm: Bingo! (Only $1/card to play the entire afternoon!) 
Thursdays @ 9:30am: Healthy Steps in Motion Exercise Sessions 
Thursdays @ 10:30am: Adult Coloring! Thursdays @ 1pm: Scrabble! 
Fridays @ 1pm: Dominoes!

We also now have a pool table and exercise equipment in our back room. 
Come on in and check it out.

It's STEM CHALLENGE time in Cameron and Elk County!

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 It's STEM CHALLENGE time in Cameron and Elk County!

The Pennsylvania State 4-H Program is running an Engineering Design Challenge for youth between the ages of 8 and 18! Elk and Cameron County 4-H Programs are looking to put together a team of 3-10 young scientists who would like to explore the realms of physics and simple machines for the 2019 design challenge...

"RAISE THE 4-H FLAG!"

Teams from across the state will compete regionally and at the state level to show off their skills in designing a machine to raise the 4-H flag. Please see the flier below for more information!

Registration deadline is September 13th...so don't delay! Call or email Natalie ( NLA11@PSU.EDU) today for information and registration materials. We are also looking for interested adults that would like to help guide a team! 

LAST CALL FOR PRE-ORDERS OF "THE GHOST WALK"

LAST CALL FOR PRE-ORDERS OF "THE GHOST WALK"

 The Legacy Behind Cameron County's Civilian Conservation Corp Camps Presented by The Cameron County Historical Society Pre-orders are being accepted for a donation of $20 +$5 if you need it shipped. Remembering .....Who were they? Where did they come from? Why did they come here? What did they do in Cameron County? 

 Roosevelt's Tree Army "The Ghost Walk" focuses on the thousands of starving young men who joined the Corp who came to Cameron County from the cities of Pennsylvania during the depression to help feed their families. Although they were known mostly for planting thousands of trees to restore our forests after the lumber barons of the past had desecrated them. Their legacy extends beyond that. They surveyed and built forestry roads, and fire towers. They created the Sizerville Park Recreation Area. They even built a ferry after the 1936 flood to perform flood relief in nearby communities. Plus installed our "first telephone lines" in opening communications for us to the world. You can actual witness their work by the extensive photos included in the book. The Corp created MEN who, gained multiple skill sets, education and most of all regained their dignity. Christmas is not that far away this book would make a great Christmas Gift.

Checks can be made out to the Cameron County Historical Society and sent to PO Box 433; Emporium, PA 15834.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hiring @ Pizza Palace

Apply at Pizza Palace !


Back to School for Cameron County Students

It's hard to believe today is the first day of school for Cameron County students grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will begin classes on Friday, August 23. Check out the school district website for schedules, sport information etc .. www.camcosd.org



Always drive safely

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pic of the day

Ending the day with a visit to one of my favorite places.



Fire at Emporium Forging Co.

At about 3 pm today, Emporium Fire Department responded to a fire at Emporium Forging Co., 221 E. 2nd street. ( former Cameron Mfg building ) No report of injuries and the fire seemed to be quickly brought under control.



St. Mark/ St. James Parish Picnic


St. Mark/ St. James Parish Picnic is THIS SUNDAY, AUG. 25th! 

Please note, 9:00 AM Mass will NOT occur due to 11:00 AM Picnic Mass 
@ The Bucktail Rod &  Gun Club. 

The picnic will begin with mass at 11:00 a.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, table service and drinks will be provided by the parish. Bring your favorite dish to share. {There’s a sign-up sheet in the back of the church}. Plan to come and have a good time. There’ll be games and prizes for the kids. 
We need YOU to make the celebration complete!

4-H After-school Program Coordinator Job Opening

Cameron County Recreation is seeking applications for a part time 4-H After-school Program Coordinator position.

 A college degree or certificate is preferred or related experience working with children ages Kindergarten through 6th grade. Must have or be able to obtain Act 34 and Act 151 clearances. Responsibilities include supervising children ages K-6th grades, planning educational and fun activities based on the 4-H model, purchasing for planned activities, set up and clean up for after-school programs. Candidate must have valid driver’s license, good communication, leadership and organizational skills. 

To apply please send a resume with references to Holly Manginell at Cameron County Recreation, 300 S. Chestnut Street, Emporium, Pa 15834 or to camcorecreation@gmail.com. Resumes will be accepted until Friday, September 6th.

Programs at Sinnemahoning Weekend of August 24-25


Programs at Sinnemahoning Weekend of August 24-25

Summer isn't over yet! Get outdoors this weekend with a program at Sinnemahoning State Park.

Fly Fishing for Beginners, Saturday, August 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Have you ever watched a fly fisherman execute a graceful cast and wished that you could do the same? Join fly-fishing enthusiasts from the God's Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a program on the basics of this elegant sport. Learn about fly rods, reels, line, flies and the techniques used, then practice your new skills in the waters of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. Free program. Tackle provided. No license necessary. Intended for adults and older children. Group size limited. Pre-registration required by Thursday, August 22. Meet at 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Austin Dam Disaster, Saturday, August 24, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Learn the story of the Austin Dam that broke in September 1911, flooding most of the town and claiming over 70 lives. Who built it? Why did it break? And why are the ruins still there? Brief campground talk followed by 1-hour movie, "The Austin Disaster, 1911: A Chronicle of Human Character", produced by Gale Largey and narrated by Willie Nelson. Meet at Campground Amphitheater. In case of rain, program and movie will be held indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom. All are welcome to attend.

Pontoon Boat Tours, Sunday, August 25, 10:30-11:45 AM and 12:00-1:15 PM. View herons, kingfishers, turtles, eagles and other wildlife while learning about the aquatic habitats that support them, on this relaxing and informative tour of the George B. Stevenson reservoir. Program is free, but donations are requested. Group size is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Meet at the boat launch of the Lake Day Use Area.

To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the DCNR Calendar of Events http://events.dcnr.pa.gov. If you need assistance with online registration, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

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 seven days' notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs

Birds and Brunch Pontoon Boat Tour


Join us for a special Birds and Brunch Pontoon Boat Tour on Sunday, September 8 at 10 AM. 
Sit back and relax while you eat brunch and search for birds such as songbirds, herons, ducks, and eagles in the George B. Stevenson reservoir. Program is $20 per person and includes a catered brunch and choice of beverage. Pre-registeration is required by Sunday August 25th. Please register at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/…/birds_and_brunch_pontoon_boat_… or call the Park Office at
 814-647-8401 ext 0 for assistance.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Flight Night at the Cafe


Flight Night at the Cafe 
 Hosted by Earth Below Kombucha
 Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM 

 Please join us at the Aroma Cafe, in downtown Emporium, for our very first Flight Night event. Featuring our beautiful, hand made, bourbon barrel 4 place flight boards. Kombucha offerings will include some classics, several new, fresh flavors and one very special collaboration you won't want to miss! (hint: they brew happiness) #shopsmall #locallymade #emporiumpa

 Aroma Cafe 
51 E 4th St, 
 Emporium, PA 15834

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Hailstorms in Cameron County


Last evening, some severe storms swept through Cameron County. I did not notice any damage near my home, but other areas in the county reported trees down and power outages. One of the storms turned into a heavy hailstorm. This photo shows the size of some of the hail in my yard, but several Facebook posts had larger hailstone pictures.

MILITARY BANNERS


MILITARY BANNERS

As we pass the 5th Anniversary of the installation of the first round of Military Banners throughout the streets of Emporium, Sylvan Heritage Council has noticed a few banners whose pictures seem to have faded, or the banners themselves seem to have cracked a bit from the normal wear and tear of the seasons.

We would like to offer banner sponsors the chance to purchase a duplicate replacement banner to be re-hung this fall, if you feel your first banner is looking a little less than its original quality.

The replacement banners will be sold to you at cost, and you will receive the original banner back immediately, once the replacement has been hung.

The pricing of a replacement banner is listed below:

Single Banner (same picture and info on each side) $107.00
 Double Banner
(two separate pictures on each side) $117.00

Please view your banner and contact Cindy Ramsey (814-512-7095) by Tuesday, September 3 if you are interested in ordering a replacement.

If you live outside of the Emporium area and wish for our committee to take a look at your banner, we will be happy to view for you.

Ernest S. ‘Ernie’ Malizie


Ernest S. ‘Ernie’ Malizie, 97, of Niagara Falls, NY died Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Elderwood at Amherst, Amherst, NY. Born December 3, 1921 in Emporium, Pa., he was the son of the late Pietro and Angelina Ruberto Malizia.

Ernie was a graduate of Emporium High School Class of 1939 and attended Niagara University and University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He married the former Jennie Sesto, who is now deceased. Mr. Malizie was employed for many years at Union Carbide and retired from the Research and Development Department as a research engineer. He enlisted in the US Army Airforce in 1942, becoming a Radio Operator/Mechanic and a Turret Gunner on the B24 bomber. He was awarded the American Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal, and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1946. He was also a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Mr. Malizie is survived by a daughter, Carol (late Michael) Tomaino of Scottsdale, AZ and a son, Anthony Malizie of Niagara Falls, two grandchildren, Michelle (Gary) Levy, Pittsford, NY and Michael Tomaino, Scottsdale, AZ and two great grandchildren, Morgan Haley Levy and Jacob Levy. He is also survived by two sisters, Virginia (late Wayne) Weaver of Wilmington, NC and Edith (John) Malizia Grandits of Williamsville, NY and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by 6 brothers, John, Joseph (Pete), Willie, Nick, Carl (Beezer), and Charles (Chachi), all of Emporium, PA and two sisters, Marie (Teeney) Cygan of Butler, PA and Rita Kennedy of Danvers, MA. Also predeceased by his special friend Margaret Cappellazo.

Friends may be received on Thursday, August 22 from 2 – 6 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14304, where services will be held at 6 PM, concluding with Military Honors.

 Private interment will take place in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston, NY,
at the convenience of the family. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Malizie’s memory may be made to an organization of one’s choice, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. 

 Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.

 Uncle Ernie ..may you rest in peace and you will not be forgotten.

Edward J. Greenawalt


Edward J. Greenawalt, 70, of 152 Siecker Road, St. Marys, PA, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 17, 2019 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born July 1, 1949, in Ridgway, son of the late Bernard “Barney” and Rita Copella Greenawalt, Sr. Ed was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1967. He was a former employee of Keystone Powdered Metal Company and retired from IUE-CWA Local 502 serving as Union President.

On March 16, 1995, in St. Marys, Ed married Jennifer M. Gerg, who survives. He is also survived by the following children: Kristin (Jay) Burke, Allison Nussbaum, Tracy (Cal) Robinson, Taryn (Rhen) Greenawalt, and “His Little Guy”, W. Sean (Sophie) Bennett. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; two sisters, Carol (Robert) Lininger of Emporium and Bernadine “Dean” Spong of Kersey; and by three brothers, Robert “Joe” (Zita) Greenawalt of St. Marys, Tony (Brenda) Greenawalt of Kersey, and Bernard “Bernie” Greenawalt, Jr. of Kersey.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Eckert; and by a brother, Ronald Greenawalt.

Ed was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War, and was the recipient of two Purple Heart Awards. Ed was the President of the Vietnam Veterans Bucktail Chapter 720 and a member of the Purple Heart Foundation Chapter 519. He was also a member of the Fox Township Servicemen’s Burial Detail and the Dagus Mines American Legion.

Ed was an instructor for Bucktail Archers Youth Archery. He also taught the Hunter Safety and Bow Safety courses for the Game Commission.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen’s Burial Detail. 
Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, from 
5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Bucktail Chapter 720, PO Box 220, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Edward Theodore Main, Sr


Edward Theodore (1937-2019), also fondly known as Ed of Apache Junction, AZ., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 13, 2019. Edward was born on January 6, 1937 in Port Allegheny, PA., to Walter L. Main and Alice L. Main (Cowan). Ed served for 4 years in the U.S. Army. Ed is survived by the "Love of His Life" and wife of 54 years, Nancy L. Main (Metz). He met Nancy in 1961 where they fell in love and married in 1964.

 Ed and Nancy were blessed with 2 sons, Edward Theodore Main, Jr., and John Walter (Julie) Main. He left behind 4 grandchildren Vince Edward (Eddy), Johnie Steven Alan, Brandi Alyssa and Johnna Edith Nicole (John & Julie). Ed & Nancy were also blessed with 8 great grandchildren with 1 more on the way. Riley Rinnell, Jaxon Edward, and the twins Zoe Nevaeh & Zion Noah (Vince), Landon Elias & Caleb Alan (Johnie), Lyra Love (Brandi) & Amelia Rose (Johnna) who is also expecting another child in February.

Ed is survived by 2 sisters Marge Lyon (Main) Emporium, Pa &  Helen Tronetti (Main), Jamestown, NY. He was also survived by a multitude of extended family nieces, nephews, and cousins, great and great-great nieces, nephews in Pennsylvania and New York. Ed was loved by all who knew him & will be greatly missed.

Forever in Ours Hearts! Peaceful Rest is Yours & Sweet Remembrance Ours.

If you wish to send a card:
 Nancy Main
 861 W. 5th Ave.
 Apache Junction, AZ. 85120

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Rotary News


Rotarian and local fundraising guru, Brian Harmon, spoke at the Rotary luncheon meeting August 13th on his various fundraising efforts. Brian has worked with various organizations in the community on fundraising ideas which have generated many dollars worthwhile causes.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Chalking Fine Designs with Chandra Reed

 

Which do you like best, left or right?!

Guess what?! Both are classes next month! Join me to create some fun Fall decor!

Sept. 8- Chalk Club! Purchase your chalkboard, create a fabulous fall design, enjoy for a few months....THEN bring your board BACK next time to create a new design! Starts at $53 *price depends on surface chosen*

Sept. 22- Pumpkin statuettes PLUS sign! We will be creating a set of 2 patterned pumpkins and 5”x 7” sign with added embellishments! $30

Limited to 12 guests per class, message me @ 814-335-8624 to reserve your spot today! 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Emporium police department adds K-9



Emporium police department adds K-9: EMPORIUM, CAMERON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– The Emporium Borough Police Department now has a K-9 on duty. K-9 Novak and his handler, Officer Volker Kiefer, completed training on August 2.Novak is skilled in patrol work, article finding and tracking, but the biggest reason the department wanted him in Emporium is for his drug detection skills.

“The K-9 brings us another tool in our toolbox in our fight against drugs,” Kiefer said.

When the idea came up to borough council late last year, Chief David Merritt said Kiefer immediately volunteered to take on the role.

“Officer Kiefer took that position with pride,” Merritt said. “He put up with the 10, 12, 14 hour days of the heat we had the last month every day with that dog out training.”

The department received $25,000 in grants and several community donations to purchase everything needed.

“We were able to purchase the K-9, my training, outfit the car, including the heat alarm, all with no cost to the taxpayer,” Kiefer said.

Along with his police duties, Novak will be part of outreach in schools and the community.
Article by Allison Gens   https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 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.

Cameron County School District


The first day of school for grades 1-12 is on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. 
First day for kindergarten is Friday, August 23, 2019. 
Teachers in-service will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 19th and 20th.

Math Teacher Needed


Position in the Cameron County High School.
 For more information, contact Wendy Goulding at 486-4000, ext 3951.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Emporium Hardwoods Tour


Article by Amanda Jones for the Bradford Era 
EMPORIUM — On Wednesday, officials of Lyme Timber Company offered a tour of the newly-refurbished Emporium Hardwoods operation on Route 120 south of Emporium.

The tour was the third of three events held in Cameron, Potter and McKean counties highlighting Lyme Timber Company’s recent, significant investments in north central Pennsylvania, including the purchase of more than 60,000 acres of timberland and monetary investments in related companies in the region.

The Emporium Hardwoods location currently boasts the most technologically-advanced sawmill operation in the United States. Following a devastating fire in 2017 that did millions of dollars in damages, the mill was completely renovated and reconstructed.

Mill owner Ted Rossi “chose to rebuild with state-of-the-art design and technology, creating a nationally acclaimed mill,” according to information released by Lyme Timber. During the reconstruction, employees were kept on, training as lumber graders and in other positions, and learning new skills while helping to construct the buildings and infrastructure for the new facility.

The new mill is a multi-story operation, with many workers in climate-controlled pods operating machinery through a computer system. It is quite unlike the sawmills that have been built and used in the region throughout history. It is clean, modern and efficient, with lasers measuring to make precision cuts and leaving as little waste behind as possible.

Nothing is actually wasted, as all parts of the logs are sold — boards, bark, chips and sawdust, according to mill manager Patrick Narby, who served as a tour guide during the event.

As the logs are dropped off in the log yard, each one is tagged with a barcode that is then scanned. Each log can be tracked, beginning with who dropped it off and continuing all the way through the mill until it exits the other end as a finished board.

The mill processes between 25 and 35 truckloads of wood per day, and logs are harvested within a 50-100 mile radius from Emporium Hardwoods.

The mill was built vertically, making it easier to keep areas cleaned out and eliminating buildup of sawdust and wood chips, which can be a fire hazard.

Following the completion of the new mill, Lyme Timber Company, named after the town in New Hampshire where it was founded in 1976, made a significant minority investment in the company following the purchase of approximately 65,000 acres of land in north central Pennsylvania.

The majority of the land purchased by Lyme is in Potter, Cameron and McKean counties, with smaller tracts in Venango, Elk, Erie, Warren, Clinton and Jefferson counties. The properties were formerly owned by the Hammermill Paper Company, which held over 150,000 acres of forest filled with high-quality hardwood timber, including black cherry, sugar maple, red maple, ash and red oak.

Lyme has also established Three Rivers Forest Management, based in Coudersport, to oversee the Pennsylvania acreage, and invested in Northern Appalachia Log and Forestry (NALF), a log marketing and export business based in Coudersport.

Lyme received a $50 million loan to finance the land acquisition through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), which offers lower-interest loans with favorable terms. In return, Lyme has provided a Working Forest Conservation Easement of more than 9,000 acres in the Sterling Run area of Cameron County that can be used for recreational purposes that do not damage the forestland, with an offer of an additional 50,000 acres available for easement purchase by the state. In addition, $750,000 has been pledged for remediation work on streams with acid mine drainage (AMD) contamination in the Sterling Run area. In total, Lyme Timber Company owns and manages over 750,000 acres of timberland in Pennsylvania, California, Florida, New York, Tennessee and West Virginia.

“PENNVEST’s loan secured immediate local clean water benefits and created the opportunity to realize more significant clean water benefits in the future through the purchase of working forest conservation easements,” according to Lyme representatives.

“Through its timberland ownership, and related investments in Three Rivers, Emporium Hardwoods and NALF, Lyme-related businesses are providing over 110 quality direct jobs in the forest products industry,” according to a Lyme release. “To meet our sustainable harvest objectives, we expect to grow the Three Rivers team, add logging contractors, and support the continued growth of the businesses in which we have invested.”

Emporium Hardwoods is one of Cameron County’s top employers, with nearly 100 employees currently. Pennsylvania is the largest single state producer of American hardwood lumber in the United States. Logging was one of the first major industries in north central Pennsylvania, and is an important part of regional history and culture.

Pa's New Outdoor Recreation Plan Underway


Some of you might remember a online survey about Pennsylvania's recreation activities that was given during December of 2018 and May and June of this year. Some of you may have participated in it. A total of 8,676 reportedly did respond.

Every five years states are required to come up with a new statewide recreation plan and this plan helps them remain eligible for federal grants to further recreation activities for the public.

While Pennsylvania is still within the 2014 Outdoor Recreation Plan, they are working on the 
2020 - 2024 plan.

The final document will be presented to the National Park Service early in 2020, but citizens and others interested will be able to review and comment about the drafted suggestions in
 October of 2019.

Junior Class Night Swim


Junior Class Night Swim 

 Hosted by Kaelee Bresslin 
Friday, August 23, 2019 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
 Cameron County High School 

 Our night swim will be supporting the junior prom. The cost to get in will be $2 for a student and $3 dollars for an adult. We will also have a concession stand! We will greatly appreciate snack and monetary ($) donations! 

  PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD!


Baked Potato Bar @ Emporium Senior Center


Come One, Come All to our delicious potato bar. It will be held Sunday, September 22 from 1-4 at the new Senior Center located at 105 E. 4th Street. Cost will be $5. Included will be a drink and dessert. We will also have open mic for your enjoyment.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE

Monday, August 12, 2019

Unique Jamall Close

Unique Jamall Close, stillborn, of Emporium, PA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA.

 He was the beloved son of Darelle Jamall Close, Ridgway and Courtney Lynn Weaver Daniels, South Mountain Rd, Emporium, PA In addition to his parents he is survived by half brothers, JaCory and RaShawn Close and a half sister, Tina Close; maternal grandparents, Joe and Sara Weaver Winslow, Emporium; maternal grandfather, Andrew Kolash, Texas; paternal grandfather, Warren VanAlstyne Jr., Ridgway; maternal great grandfather, Tom Weaver, Sykesville; maternal great grandmother, Donna Kamats, DuBois; paternal great grandmother, Shelia VanAlstyne; paternal great grandfather, Clarence Close; maternal great great grandmother, Edna Kamats, Emporium and several aunts and uncles. 

He was preceded in death by, maternal great great grandfather, Paul Kamats; maternal great great grandparents, Tom and Marge Weaver. 

There will be no public visitation and service.

Alexander R., “Tuba” Richardson


RICHARDSON – Alexander R., “Tuba,” 24, Mount Hope (South Fork), died August 9, 2019. Born October 15, 1994, in Fallbrook, California.

Preceded in death by grandfather, Doran Richardson; and step-grandmother, Dorothy (Petroff) Lingenfelter.

Survived by mother, Angela (Josephson), wife of Chris Lingenfelter, Mount Hope; father, Daryl Richardson, married to Tracy (Szemes), Parker, Colorado; siblings, Lily Lingenfelter, Mount Hope; Maddie Mae and Cooper Richardson, Parker, Colorado; Evan Emerick, married to Shaye (Rusnak), Dunlo; and Ryan, Alex, and Cory Reed, Emporium, Pennsylvania; maternal grandparents, Robert and Cathy (Dorin) Josephson, Salix; paternal grandmother, Patricia (McCloskey) Richardson, Windber; step-grandfather, Leonard “Hank” Lingenfelter, Sidman; and numerous beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

Alex was a graduate of Forest Hills High School, class of 2013, and worked for Boscov’s Department Store. Although he lost his battle with addiction, the essence of who he truly was will carry on in our hearts. He cherished spending time with family and friends, found moments of peace and encouragement through music, and enjoyed singing and playing bass guitar with the Johnstown rock band Silver Screen.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Friday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork, the Reverend Thomas Moore presiding.

Interment, Mount Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Mount Olive UMC, 599 Fairview Ave, Sidman, PA 15955.

www.DimondFuneralHome.com

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Pic of the Day

The photo of the day deserves to be two photos! 
If you've never been to the Top of the World in Driftwood, I suggest taking a ride there. 
Click on photos to enlarge view.


Friday, August 9, 2019

Driftwood Big Bass Tournemant

click on photo to enlarge view 

 There is only 3 weeks left to sign up and only 4 weeks until the tournament! 
If you haven't already signed up get to the Driftwood Saloon & Grill or the Sinnemahoning Tavern and get registered today.

Fresh Vegetables for Sale every Friday


It's Friday ~ stop out front of the Aroma Cafe to pick up your fresh veggies from Good Things Growing. You can't miss it - love the new Aroma sign by our local Rich Valley Burners!! 
Awesome work!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

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

Sunday,August 18th—Bingo @ 1pm!

Tuesday, August 20th—FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am. Short Program to follow!

Wednesday, August 21st—Supper Club @ the Costello Inn @ 5pm!

Monday, August 26th—Fall Wooden Sign Craft Class @ 1pm—Please call ahead to sign up. Cost for this class is $15.

Tuesday, August 27th—Game Day—Bring your favorite board game or come try one of ours!

Monday, September 2nd—Closed for Labor Day

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

That Natural Store



On our ride to Kane yesterday we stopped into the Keystoned Cafe and Natural Shoppe. Erin Vassallo, store owner and Cameron County native, greeted us as we browsed her store. Erin, thanks for showing us around - we loved your products and the store!! It was great to see Rich Valley Apiary & Bearded Brewing items from Emporium for sale in your shop. Visiting with Grant was an added bonus. We will definitely be back!

Make a Tote Bag @ the CC Fair!


Please come out to the Cameron County Fair on Wednesday evening for the Jan Hampton Conservation Night. The Emporium Garden Club members will be sponsoring a craft booth where you will be able to complete a canvas tote bag with a design similar to this one. See you all there!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Programs For the Week of August 8-11 at Sinnemahoning State Park

Programs For the Week of August 8-11 at Sinnemahoning State Park

This week Sinnemahoning State Park is offering three different ways to enjoy the George B. Stevenson reservoir, with fishing, kayaking, and pontoon boat tours, plus a Saturday evening program featuring rattlesnakes.

Fishing Skills on the Lake, Thursday, August 8, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM. Brush up on your fishing skills aboard the pontoon boat while learning about the various fish habitats of the lake. No license required. Tackle and bait provided. Group size limited. Pre-registration required by Wednesday, August 7. Lake Day Use Area.

Kayak Games, Saturday, August 10, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Learn basic water safety and paddling techniques while enjoying games and activities to improve kayak skills. All equipment provided. Ages 12 through adult, swimmers only. Group size limited. Pre-registration required by Friday, August 9. Lake Day Use Area

The Secret Behind the Rattle, Saturday, August 10, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Join guest speaker Stacy Foster to discover the secret life of the timber rattlesnake and its important role in the PA forest ecosystem. All are welcome to attend. Wildlife Center classroom.

Pontoon Boat Tours, Sunday, August 11, 10:30-11:45 AM and 12:00-1:15 PM. Relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the Stevenson reservoir. Free program. Donations requested. Reservations recommended. Lake Day Use Area.

A complete list of August programs is attached to this email. To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the DCNR Calendar of Events http://events.dcnr.pa.gov. If you need assistance with online registration, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

Emporium Graduate Designing Triple Crown Logos


Emporium Graduate Designing Triple Crown Logos

Sinnemahone Triple Crown has new logos thanks to the design work by Catalpha Design from Baltimore Maryland. “Don Keller was introduced to the chamber through Alan Ramsey at Embassy Powdered Metals,” says Tina Solak, executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. Keller’s team not only designed the Triple Crown logo, but also logos for each of the races plus a rack card highlighting only the gravel road race.

The Sinnemahone Triple Crown includes paddling, biking and trail running, but participants do not have to compete in each event. The next event sponsored by Embassy Powdered Metal is the 55 mile gravel road bike race set for Saturday September 28. Competitors will leave from Emporium and return to Emporium after traveling to Sinnemahoning State Park utilizing trails and gravel roads through the Elk State Forest. Competitors will then be treated to food at the All Fired Up Kickin Ash BBQ Competition taking place on the same day in downtown Emporium.

Those wishing to enter can do so online at https://www.bikereg.com/sinnemahone-gravel. The chamber office has paper applications. The deadline to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt is Saturday September 13.

Looking for Groups to Utilize Stage in Emporium


Looking for Groups to Utilize Stage in Emporium

A portable stage located this summer in downtown Emporium continues to sit empty. The owner of the vacant lot, Karl Gecci has allowed the stage to remain in its present location since Weekend in the Wilds. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce officials had hoped church groups, musicians, performers would take advantage and offer free events this summer.

The stage donated by the borough of Emporium can be pulled to different locations in the county. “It is hoped that organizers in Driftwood or Sinnemahoning will utilize the stage and host an event or two,” says Tina Solak, executive director of the chamber. The stage will remain available through the end of September when it will host entertainment for the All Fired Up Kickin Ash BBQ Contest.

Anyone wishing to utilize the stage for free is asked to contact the chamber office.

Andrews Farm Family Picnic 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Cameron County Fair Week


It's fair week!!! Make plans to join us.

 Here is the entertainment schedule for the week: 

Monday--A New Legacy on stage from 7-10. 2019 Tractor Parade begins at 5 pm in Emporium.

Tuesday--Bwana Jim--two shows at 6:30 and 7:45, Taste table sponsored by Cameron County Music Boosters, Mountain Melodies on stage at 7:00 and ending the evening with Cameron County's Got Talent. Small Business Appreciation Night at 6 pm.

Wednesday--3rd Annual Jan Hampton Conservation Night, Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment, and Mike Echo on stage from 7-10

Thursday is Military Appreciation Night. 11th Annual Chili Cook-off contest, Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment and Old Skool on stage from 7-10.

Friday-- Coronation Night, Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment and Karaoke with DJ:Biggie Entertainment!

Saturday--15th Annual Harvey Gribble Horseshoe Tournament 

 And don't forget Bingo with the Nam Knights each evening this week. 
Help support this great organization!

David Hutton Memorial 5k Run and 2-Mile Walk

I saw this on my Facebook this morning so I wanted to share it as a reminder that it's time to register for this event!


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 The 3rd Saturday in August is the 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk to benefit the David Hutton Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is awarded annually to local scholar athletes in Cameron, Elk, Potter, and McKean Counties. Register on our website: https://sites.google.com/view/davidhuttonmemorial/registration
Registration is from 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM 
 The race begins at 9:00 AM on the corner of 5th street & Woodland Avenue.

This year, we are selling raffle tickets to win a gorgeous locally-handmade quilt! More information about the quilt and buying tickets is available at www.davidhuttonmemorial.org, and then click on the "2019 Quilt Raffle" page at the top.
 You can also comment here or send us a message if you have any questions!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Project Wingspan


Private landowners with at least one-acre of land who are interested in long-term conservation of pollinators are encouraged to be part of Project Wingspan. 

If your land is chosen, a pollinator habitat coordinator will visit your site, free of charge, to evaluate your habitat landscape and offer habitat development guidance. Plant material awards will be given to selected sites for habitat enhancement. 

 To be considered, you must complete a preliminary online survey by Thursday, August 15. Learn more ➡️ http://bit.ly/2Ztui1G #iConservePA

Summer Road Adventure: Cameron County Recap

Cameron county was featured in yesterdays WTAJ Summer Road Adventure - click on the link below to watch the video!

Summer Road Adventure: Cameron County Recap: CAMERON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Today’s Summer Road Adventure stop was in Cameron County. Here is the recap of our day in Emporium.






Friday, August 2, 2019

Career Fair


Hiring event happening at the PA CareerLink McKean County on August 13, 2019.

Harry Joseph Fromell

Harry Joseph Fromell, 91, resident of the Woods at Cedar Run, Camp Hill, PA, and formerly of Altoona, PA, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Encompass Health, Mechanicsburg.

He retired as an electrical engineer for Sylvania Electronics, Emporium and Altoona; a graduate of La Salle Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, both of Troy, NY; attended St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland; former tax preparer volunteer for seniors; a catechism teacher at his former church in Emporium; loved to bowl, golf, go on cruises and fish at the lake house. Born in Colonie, NY, on June 25, 1928, he was the son of the late Harry H. and Anna (Barno) Fromell. Harry was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl A. Fromell.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Margaret (Davis) Fromell; two sons and their wives, David J. and Laurie T. Fromell of Lemoyne, and Gregg J. Fromell and Beth Rezet of Havertown; a daughter, Kathy J. Fromell of Cincinnati, OH; five grandchildren, Jamie and Karen Nesbitt, Maddie and Nick Fromell, Hope Soulier; a great grandson, Charles Gittleman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30AM Friday, July 26, in St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, with the Rev. Samuel Dubois as celebrant. Private entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. There will not be a public viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (www.stjude.org), 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.parthemore.com.

Emporium Senior Center’s Grand Opening!


Emporium Senior Center’s Grand Opening!

Emporium Senior Center will be holding their official Grand Opening at their new location on Friday, August 2nd from 3pm-5pm. The Grand Opening provides a fun and festive occasion to come see the new building, to celebrate this opportunity for our community, and to help thank the people that made all of this possible! The Grand Opening plans to include light refreshments, giveaway drawings, and a Chinese Auction and should be a fun time for all.

This is open to anyone in the community, but we ask that you please R.S.V.P by calling the center at 486-3707 by Monday, July 22nd, so that we can plan accordingly.
 Come celebrate with us!