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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Rotary News

Emporium’s newest entrepreneurs and co-owners of Good Things Growing LLC, Josh Zucal and Alex Reed were the guest speakers January 29th at the Rotary luncheon meeting. Good Things Growing is a start-up farming venture located here in Cameron County. What started as a conversation between friends, became a full-time vision for creating a micro-farm contributing local produce to our community and region. After one year of production and testing, 2019 will be the launch of something new for local consumers. By providing local raw food, grown with organic methods, Good Things Growing hopes to help create a healthier community where foodists can know where their produce is coming from as well as the farmers growing it.

To find out more and join their 2019 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program you can contact Alex Reed 814-558-7269, Josh Zucal (814) 335-8198 or email them at

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cross Country Skiing at Sinnemahoning Park

Sinnemahoning State Park, is offering a fun lesson on the popular sport of cross-country skiing through the Cross Country Skiing for Beginners program on Saturday, February 2nd, from 1 – 3 PM, at the Wildlife Center.

Experienced skier and former downhill ski instructor, Curt Weinhold, will explain the basics of cross-country skiing, equipment, and techniques and will guide beginners in practicing the "kick and glide" method.

Program will begin in the classroom with basic instruction, then head outdoors to a flat area to practice techniques. When participants are ready, Curt will lead the group on a short ski trip down the Lowlands Trail.

All equipment, including skis, poles, and boots will be provided. A limited number of adult sizes are available. Participants should dress in moisture-wicking layers and wear a waterproof outer layer. Blue jeans are not recommended.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, January 31. To pre-register for a program, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at Be sure to include your shoe size in the "Comments" section.

If you need assistance with online registration, or for more information about the program, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

The Cross Country Skiing for Beginners program will begin at 1:00 PM in the classroom of the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park.

Ronald J. "Joe" Uber

Ronald J. "Joe" Uber, 76, of 7775 Route 120, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday (January 29, 2019) night. He was born February 12, 1942 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Edith Vera Uber Ron graduated from Cameron County High School. He served in the US Army Reserve with Battery B, 4th Howitzer Br., 92nd Artillery Army Reserve Unit. He was a truck driver most of his life driving for various companies before retiring from City Transfer. Ron enjoyed being outdoors especially spending time on his John Deere Tractor and being with his pet dog Bella. He was a former member of the Emporium Fire Department. 

Ron is survived by two sons, William (Mary Lee) Uber, and Daniel Uber, both from Emporium; two daughters, Molly (Gary) Owens, Summerville, SC and Melissa (Eddie) Maxwell, Evans, CO; eight grandchildren, and his Companion, Barbara Masteller, Emporium.

 He was preceded in death by his step father and mother, Gerald Cato and Edith Vera Uber; former wife, Sally Mason; his twin brother, Donald Edward Uber and a special friend, Diane Bon.

 The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 4-7 PM. Because of his love of John Deere green, all are encouraged to wear something green. 

Memorial Service will be held at the Deeper Waters Ministries, 37 West Fifth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, officiating. 

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

Joan M. Dynda

Joan M. Dynda, 75, of 100 Eddies Run Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence on Wednesday morning. (January 30, 2019) She was born March 4, 1943 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Earl H. and Lora Marshall Edwards. On November 12, 1988 in the First United Methodist Church she married Stanley Dynda, who survives.

 Joan graduated from Cameron County High School. Years ago she worked at Sylvania. She loved her cats and dogs and took many homeless animals into her home. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Scott Green, Emporium; several step children and several step grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl H. and Lora Marshall Edwards. 

There will be No Visitation.
 Services will be Private at the Barnett Funeral Home
. Burial will be 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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Chinese Auction Items Needed

Emporium VFW
 427 East 3rd Street 
Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-3078

Cameron County Project

Mark your Calendar so you don't miss out -- We'd love to have you come hang out with us!

West Creek Rails to Trails

Despite the cold, it's great weather to enjoy the Rails to Trails in Cameron County.
 My friend Desiree makes cross country skiing look easy!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Pic of the Day

Cameron County Conservation District

Great news for our watershed! 
Two projects were funded in Cameron County County and both compliment existing projects.


HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 18) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced nearly $550,000 in grants to develop and implement projects that benefit fishing, boating and aquatic resources within Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean counties.

The funding is available through a 2007 settlement agreement with Norfolk Southern as restitution for environmental damages from a June 30, 2006 train derailment in rural Norwich Township, McKean County. Under the settlement, Norfolk Southern agreed to pay the Commonwealth $7.35 million as restitution for environmental damages. The PFBC received $3.675 million of the settlement.

The funds received through this damage settlement have been used to improve public fishing and boating access, fish habitat, water quality and stream health and to restore stream connectivity through the removal of barriers to fish movement such as dams and culverts.

The external projects funded today total approximately $550,000 and include:

Cameron County Conservation District, $99,720 – “May Hollow 49 AMD Discharge Passive Treatment System Expansion.” As part of the effort to restore the historic wild Brook Trout fishery within the Sterling Run watershed, expansion of this passive water treatment facility will remediate increased acid mine discharge flows from an abandoned coal mine to May Hollow Run, which is a major tributary to Sterling Run.

Cameron County Conservation District, $200,000 – “Restoration of the Upper Jerry Run Watershed to Benefit Native Eastern Brook Trout.” Upper Jerry Run is a tributary to the main stem of Sinnemahoning Creek. The objectives of the project are as follows: 1.) Eliminate significant erosion & sedimentation from adversely impacting the stream along six miles of dirt & gravel roadway through paving with Driving Surface Aggregate (DSA); 2) Elevate pH of the stream using DSA road paving consisting of sand-sized, compacted limestone; 3) Reconnect 1.25 miles of stream habitat by replacing a perched culvert to restore fish passage for naturally reproducing Brook and Brown Trout; 4) Stabilize eroding streambanks at three locations; 5) Improve in-stream habitat through the addition of large woody debris; 6) Work with the PA Department of Environmental Protection to upgrade the watershed to Exceptional Value for added protection; 7) Promote as a demonstration project by providing signage, publicity and training outreach.

With the addition of the current grant announcements, the PFBC has awarded over $3 million in grants to external partners from the Sinnemahoning Creek watershed settlement fund since the start of the grant program in 2008.

For more information visit the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed Restoration Grant Program page at

Russell E. Rhoads Memorial Ice Fishing Event

The Russell E. Rhoads Memorial Ice Fishing Event is scheduled for 2/9/19. the co-sponsors Bucktail Rod &  Gun Club, Cameron County Family Center and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities are the primary sponsors. Russell passed away in 2017 at the young age of 30. He was a past volunteer at this event and enjoyed introducing young people to the sport of ice fishing.
 We feel this is a great way to recognize Russell. 

See you at the Bucktail Rod &  Gun Club 2/9/19 ... 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Creekside Inn Snow Cam

A note from the Creekside Inn

 For those who don't know, we have a camera live-streaming right from the motel 24/7. You can always view the weather here year round. On Facebook, or Google, go to PA Snow Cams, then click on Cameron County, then click on camera icon.
 I hope it says 12 inches tomorrow, we want to ride our snowmobiles!!!

Link to other snowcams in the area

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Artisan Chocolate in time for Valentine’s Day

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center teaming up with Goblin’s Chocolates from St Mary’s and Kathy’s Creations from Emporium to provide sweets for your sweetheart.

For several years the John Keyes family has hand dipped strawberries for Cameron County customers. They are sold in boxes of 6 or 12 and can be covered in dark or milk chocolate. In addition boxed candy is also available ranging from the popular swamp box to handmade toffee which began the chocolate business.

Retired Cameron County teacher, Kathy Strycula has been covering peanuts for years, and now offers her treats for sale. The peanut clusters are sold in bags ranging in size from 6 count to party size.

The chocolates must be pre-ordered by February 8 and will be available starting February 12 for pick-up.You can place an order by calling the chamber at 814-486-4314 or stopping in M-F 10am-4pm, Tuesday night 6:30-9. Saturday 8am-2pm or Sunday 1-4pm. Online strawberry orders can also be placed via Eventbrite on Facebook or at

Roger E. Long

Roger E. LONG, 65, of Galeton, PA, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 in his home. Born April 9, 1953, in Port Allegany, he was the son of Fred R. and F. Virginia Hartman Long. On August 9, 1975, in Emporium, he married the former Deborah J. Horning, who survives. A graduate of Galeton Area High School and Pittsburgh Art Institute, he owned and operated Bridge Street Marketing Group and Long Stone Company. He was a member of Galeton Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Roger loved the outdoors, working with his hands, building and creating.

 Surviving besides his wife, Deborah, are: his father, Fred Long of Galeton; three sons, Joshua E. (Carrie) Long of Knoxville, Chad E. (Heather) Long of Milford, DE, Brett A. Long of Johnson City, TN; a granddaughter, Jaley Long; four step-grandchildren; aunts, Barbara Hartman, Debbie Hartman, and June Schoonover; uncles, Art Long and David Bartholomew; and his faithful companion, Brodie.  
He was predeceased by his mother. 

 A private gathering was held at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center or Cole Hospice, c/o UPMC Cole, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915, or the Galeton Public Library, 5 Park Lane, Galeton, PA 16922. 

 Online condolences may be expressed at

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Open Interviews for Keystone Clearwater Solutions

Jeff Tech Adult Education

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Seeking Canids with Mange

The Veterinary Entomology Lab at Pen State is collecting samples from coyotes and foxes with mange in North Central PA. If you or someone you know traps a canid with mange please contact Hannah Greenberg at we will meet you to pick up samples, all you need to do s contact us.Thank you to everyone that's helped so far! Penn State Veterinary Entomology Laboratory

PA Great Outdoors

Yesterday the PA Great Outdoors blog featured a story on Sinnemahoning State Park.

 Please feel free to share it with your friends or link to it on social media.


On Saturday, January 26th, Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a program on Winter Furbearers, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the classroom of the Wildlife Center.

Presented by retired Susquehannock State Forest field forester, Paul Lilja, this program will give visitors a chance to learn more about mammals, such as beavers, otters, foxes and weasels, that have historically been trapped for their furs.

Participants will learn how these furbearers live and thrive in the winter woods of the PA Wilds and how to improve their chances of spotting these animals in their native habitats.

This conservation program will also provide participants insight into how Pennsylvania’s practice of the North American model for wildlife management has helped to maintain furbearer populations at healthy numbers while providing increased opportunities for songbirds and other non-game animals as well through wildlife habitat management.

Pic of the Day

This photo was submitted by Cindy Malize, taken yesterday in Emporium. It might look like a "snow rainbow" but the rainbow is a circumhorizontal arc caused by the refraction of light through the ice crystals in the air.

Gerald E. "Gerry" Gardner

Gerald E. "Gerry" Gardner, 69, of Emporium, PA formerly of Tonawanda, NY died at his residence on Sunday (January 20, 2019) evening. He was born January 30, 1949 in North Tonawanda, New York a son of the late Gerald and Gertrude Russell Gardner. Gerry served with the US Army during Vietnam from 1966 through 1968. He loved Cameron County so much that he resided here for the past 27 years. He worked as a machinist with several area companies. Gerry was an avid outdoorsman. He loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Kailee.

He is survived by one son, Daniel (Lynn Wark) Gardner, North Tonawanda, NY; one cherished granddaughter, Kailee M. M. Gardner, two brothers, Allan (Donna) Gardner, Tonawanda, NY; John (Tina) Gardner, North Tonawanda, NY; one sister, Carol (Milt) Nelson, Lewiston, NY and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

There will be No Visitation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be announced at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the VFW Post 6221, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Pic of the Day

Community Chest 2019 Fund Drive – Jan. Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2019 Fund Drive – Jan. Update

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. As of January 18th, we have collected $13,086.00 toward our $19,000 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far. The 2019 fund drive will stay open until September 30th.

This month’s featured organization will be the Penn Highlands Community Nurses.

Penn Highlands Community Nurses is a non-profit home care organization established in 1929 that provides comprehensive services to the residents of Cameron, Elk, McKean, Clearfield, Jefferson and Potter Counties.

Services include:

Home Health Services- provides in-home skilled medical services for those experiencing post-hospital care, or changes in a health care condition which include: Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy, Medication Management, Personal Care, Medical Social Services and Nutrition Counseling.

Hospice Services- provides comprehensive services for those with an advanced illness. Nursing, emotional and spiritual support is provided to improve quality of life for the person in their home or residence.

Home Support/Private Duty-offers non-medical supportive in-home services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help people remain independent and safe in their home. Services include, but are not limited to personal care, bathing assistance, hair care, preparing meals, laundry, shopping and respite care.

Adult Day Services-offers an activity-oriented, medically supervised day program for people 60 and older with physical or mental limitations. The Center is located in St. Marys and is open 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Penn Highlands Community Nurses can be reached for all services, in all locations at their toll-free number: 1-800-841-9397. A comprehensive overview of services is available on their website 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 support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, Package Team, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4-H, SPCA and Special Community Requests.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

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

Monday, February 4th—Club Meeting @ 1pm

Closed-February 12th and 18th—Closed for Lincoln’s Birthday and President’s Day

Sunday, February 17th— Bingo @ 1pm

Tuesday, February 19th— FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am. “Heart Smart” Program to follow!

Wednesday, February 20th— Exercise Program with Donna Thomas @9am!

Monday, February 24th— Taco Bar Fundraiser @ 1-4pm

Taco Bar Fundraiser “On Sunday February 24th, the Emporium Senior Center will be having a Taco Fundraiser @1pm-4pm. 3 Tacos for $5. Eat in or Take out available. Glenn & Norman Lucas will be providing musical entertainment for the afternoon.”

Exercise Workshop “The Emporium Senior Center will be holding an 8-Week Exercise Workshop on Monday Mornings @ 9:30am beginning in March. The center will receive some money just for holding this workshop with a minimum of 8 participants. If you are interested in joining us, just give the center call: 486-3707”

Spaghetti Dinner Rescheduled

sponsored by St. Mark Rosary Society, scheduled for this Sunday, Jan. 20th has been RESCHEDULED to take place on Sunday, Jan. 27th.


National Weather Service State College PA 445 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

Warren-McKean-Potter-Elk-Cameron-Northern Clinton-Tioga-Northern Lycoming-Sullivan-Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming 445 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 15 inches are expected.

* WHERE...North-central Pennsylvania to the north of I-80.

* WHEN...Snow starting Saturday afternoon becoming heavy at times through Saturday night. Snow ending Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Gusty winds 25-35 mph on Sunday will cause significant blowing and drifting snow. Temperatures will drop into the single digits Sunday afternoon with dangerous wind chills expected Sunday night into Monday.


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission strongly encourage motorists to heed all travel restrictions and delay unnecessary travel. Visit for the latest travel, roadway and traffic conditions.

BMP Workshop

If you looking to get a better understanding of the various environmental considerations while working in and around natural resources, this workshop is for you!

 Join the Elk & Cameron County Conservation District's for a Best Management Practices Workshop on February 14, 2019 at the Elk County Visitor Center. 

This workshop is FREE to the first 50 registrants.

 Sign-up today by calling Jenn Dixon at 814-486-2244 or e-mail at

Fire Hydrant Reminder

***PUBLIC REMINDER*** from the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department
 With the winter storm(s) coming we would like to remind all our followers about the hydrants. PLEASE do not cover, or plow them in. We may need them to save your family or your property.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Archibald “Arch” Robinson

Archibald “Arch” Robinson, Jr., 95, formerly of West Sixth Street, Emporium, Seneca Falls, New York and Lantana, Florida, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium. Born July 1, 1923 in Watertown, NY he was the son of Archibald and Emma Lione Robinson. He was a 1940 graduate of Watertown High School and St. Lawrence University in 1943. On December 29, 1945 in Williamsport he married Evelyn Marie Sullivan, his wife of 57 years, who passed away June 1, 2002.

He relocated to Emporium in 1943 where he was employed by Sylvania Electric until being transferred to Seneca Falls in 1970 where he was employed until retiring in 1979. Mr. Robinson was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium. He was also a member & past president of the Emporium Men’s Club, and a member of the Cameron County Grand Prix Association, Emporium Shade Tree Commission and Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F& AM

He coached & played baseball & softball in Emporium for many years. After retiring he enjoyed wintering in Florida where he played softball for the Boynton Beach Seniors until he was 80 years old. Arch played in two Senior Softball World Series, one in Greensboro, NC and one in Houston, TX. He loved sports of all kinds like hunting, fishing, tennis and skiing and he shared this love by teaching hunter safety at the Sylvania Rifle Club where he was a member of the rifle team. He was a founding member of the Sylvania Ski Club and the Cowley Hill Ski Run. He also enjoyed traveling with his family all over the United States and Europe.

Arch is survived by: one son, David Robinson of Emporium; one daughter, Beverly Dirvonas and her husband Thomas of Windsor, Colorado; two grandsons, Scott Dirvonas and his wife Heather of Edwards, Colorado and Michael Dirvonas and his wife Erin of Fort Collins, Colorado; and four great grandchildren, Lauren, Amanda, Maxwell, and Evan Dirvonas all at home.

There will be no visitation. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial donations may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W 4th Street, Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, c/o Carl Carlson, 125 E 5th Street, or Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 E 4th Street, all in Emporium, PA 15834.

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

Rotary News

Ben Porkalob, Conservation Education Coordinator for the Keystone Elk Country Alliance at the Elk Viewing Center, was the guest speaker at Emporium Rotary’s luncheon meeting January 15th. Ben grew up in Kane and has a connection to Rotary. Growing up his parents hosted a Rotary exchange student from Tokyo, Japan, and to this day they still keep in touch with his family. Ben also received a Rotary scholarship when he graduated from high school which helped with tuition while 
attending IUP.

Many of you knew Ben as a teacher at the Woodland Elementary School here in Emporium for the past19 years, but in August of 2018, Ben decided to change careers somewhat, although his job still involves teaching. The Elk Viewing Visitor Center aims to educate the public about all things wildlife, including the Pennsylvania elk herd. They offer different types of education opportunities and unique educational field trips and distance learning. Over 1500 students visit the center each year from kindergarten to college. For more information you can visit

Also pictured is Rotarian, Chris McFall. Guest attending the luncheon were John & Paige Rosenberger and Ruth Ann Phillips.

Elk County Wilds Mountain Fest

This event will be held in nearby Ridgway!

Wine & Design Seminar

Hosted by Cherie Miller, 
owner of CDH Designs located in Emporium, Pa.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Coffee with the Birds

Coffee with the Birds Saturday,
 January 19, 2019 9:00am to 10:00am 
Wildlife Center Classroom

 Participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count and learn about the winter birds who visit Sinnemahoning State Park. Refreshments provided. 

 Sinnemahoning State Park
 4843 Park Rd (14.67 mi) 
Austin, Pa 16720
 (814) 647-8401

The Winter Loaner Program @ Sinnemahoning State Park

It appears winter has decided to come at us full force❄️๐ŸŒฌ❄️ So who's ready for some winter fun?! ☃️

 The Winter Loaner Program will be available starting this Saturday January 19, 2019; Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Cross country ski and snowshoeing equipment can be signed out at the Wildlife Center by an adult 18 years and older. Sizing and equipment is limited so please call ahead for more information and availability 814-647-8401.

Sinnemahoning State Park
 4843 Park Rd 
 Austin, Pa 16720
 (814) 647-8401

Evard L. “Ed” Klock

Evard L. “Ed” Klock, 71, resided at 963 Cherry Hill Road, St. Marys, and a former resident of Emporium, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Penn Highlands DuBois, surrounded by his wife and children.

He was born July 19, 1947, in St. Marys, son of the late Alvin O. and Adaline Fenton Klock of Emporium. Ed was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of Cameron County High School, Class of 1965, and a 1969 graduate of the University of Akron. Evard was a former employee of Keystone Carbon Company and a retired employee of Eastern Sintered Metals.

On December 15, 1973, in the Queen of the World Church, Ed married his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth A. Ritter, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Kristie Catalano and her husband Christopher of York; a son, Kevin Klock and his fiancรฉe Madison Williams of St. Marys; grandsons, Nathan, Noah, Idris, and Rowan; a brother, John Klock and his wife Carol of Florida; and by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by a nephew and his wife, John Alan and
 Roberta Kay Klock.

Evard had a loving devotion to his family and enjoyed being with them. He had a great work ethic and he enjoyed spending time walking in the park and supporting all of the local sports teams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeff Noble, Pastor, officiating.
 Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation was at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, 2019, 
from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Nate Sestina on CBS Sports

Cameron County graduate Nate Sestina on CBS Sports.
 Love listening to this young man and watching him play for Bucknell.
 We're all so proud of you Nate!!

Hiring @ St Mark Community Day Care Center

SMCDCC is a loving day care center open to the community. We accept all children ages 6 weeks to school age. Our caring staff are well trained and passionate about their jobs. Please contact us for rates and any questions.

 St. Mark Community Day Care Center
 235 E 4th 
St Emporium, Pa 15834
 (814) 486-2399

Career Advisement Sessions

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 3 PM – 7 PM 

 The Community Education Center will be offering evening Individual Career Advisement Sessions. Contact the CEC at 781-3437 to schedule an appointment. Let our staff help guide you on your career path exploration by answering your questions and offering advice and tips to hot jobs, training and college choices, and finding ways to pay for it. This is a great opportunity for adults looking for a career change or students needing help with the following
 • Narrowing down career options that fit your interests and skills
 • Searching for the right college for your career choice and budget
 • Schedule a job shadow with a local company 
• Writing a resume or preparing for a job interview

Community Education Center 
 4 Erie Ave, 
Saint Marys, PA 15857

Monday, January 14, 2019

Pearl E Vought

Pearl E Vought, 92, of 534 W. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Sunday (January 13, 2019) night following a lengthy illness. She was born February 8, 1926 in Erie, PA a daughter of the late Gustave and Ruth DePew Hagman. On June 12, 1950 in Wesleyville, PA she married the late Charles E. Vought who preceded her in death in 1999.

Pearl and her husband Charley owned and operated Charley's Friendly Tavern in Emporium 
for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Stephen) Ostrum, Emporium; two grandchildren: Philip Vought and Rhonda Vought; three great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Paul Vought who died in 1975 and a sister, Beulah Stevens.

There will be No Visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (January 21, 2019) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Rotary News

Program Chair, Linda Lundberg, introduced the guest speaker, Brian Reid, at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 9th. Brian was born and raised in Emporium, graduating from CCHS in 2002. He studied Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh and has worked at SGL Carbon as a Software Developer for 11 years.

Brian spoke to the group about one of his passions, photography which he has been doing since 2010. In 2015, he started focusing on a specialized type of photography for recording images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky. Brian presented a slide show of night photographs and spoke of the basics of photography, along with the effects of atmosphere and the earth's rotation on photos.

Guests attending the meeting were Grant Reid, nephew of Rotarian, Linda Reid and John & Paige Rosenberger, friends of Gary & Diana Boden.

College Scholarship Workshop

Friday, January 11, 2019

Timothy L. Palumbo

Timothy L. Palumbo, 59, of 213 W. 4th St., Apt. 7, Emporium, PA formerly of Glen Burnie, Maryland died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Thursday afternoon. (January 10, 2019)

He was born June 21, 1959 in Annapolis, Maryland a son of the late Nunzio J. and Jerry A. Scruggs Palumbo. Tim moved to Emporium four years ago from Glen Burnie, Maryland. He enjoyed fishing and being in the outdoors. Most of all he loved spending time with his many nieces and nephews and attending their activities.

 He is survived by two brothers, Joe (Barb) Palumbo, Emporium; Danny (Sharon) Palumbo, Glen Burnie, MD; a sister, Tina A. O'Donnel, Pittsville, MD; two nieces, five nephews along with eleven great nieces and seven great nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Nunzio J. and Jerry A. Scruggs Palumbo.

There will be No Visitation. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Online Condolences may be placed at

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Hygrade Inn

Planning a trip to Cameron county? 
Don't forget to check out the recently renovated Hygrade Inn. 
Check out their website for more information or to make your reservation!

The Cameron County Project

We've enjoyed the Holidays and now we're holding volunteer meetings, again!!! I can't wait to see all your awesome faces and what this year holds for the project! New Volunteers and Inquisitive Residents are always welcome -- this is a Phase 2 training session so we will be training on Story Listening and getting all the data from the stories residents are sharing with us. #Icantwait #Imsoexcited #Ihopeyoucanmakeit #CamCoProud

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Country Blessings

Country Blessings is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 3 pm.

Tax Form Changes

CDH Designs Tops Facebook Contest

CDH Designs Tops Facebook Contest

 CDH Designs received the most “likes” in the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Facebook contest. The chamber asked Facebook users to vote by liking the windows decorated for Christmas. Nearly one dozen businesses participated.
 The storefront with the most votes received a free chamber membership.

Classes coming to Emporium in January

Classes coming to Emporium in January

CDH Designs will ring in 2019 by offering a workshop on what trends you can expect in 2019. Cherie Miller owner of CDH Designs in Emporium will talk color, accessories and what styles are in and those that are out. Wine and snacks will be served. The workshop will be held at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center Sunday January 20 from 4-6pm. The fee is $15.

Stained glass artist Stephen Winston will offer two classes. Both feature snowflake designs which can be seen at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center. The classes are divided by skill level and will be held simultaneously Sunday January 27, February 3 and 10 from 1:30-4pm at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center. Students will select glass, cut, grind, foil and solder the snowflakes. The price is $35 and seating is limited to 10. Payment is required to reserve your seat. Reservations are accepted at the chamber, or online at www.cameroncountychamber.og.

Bessie L. Cook

Bessie L. Cook, 84, of 107 Bayberry Road, St. Marys, PA formerly of Clear Creek Rd., Emporium died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday (January 8, 2019) evening following a lengthy illness. She was born November 21, 1934 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Myrle and Ellen Heidrich Priest. On December 22, 1951 in Emporium she married the late Lee C. Cook. Mrs. Cook graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, as a registered Nurse in the class of 1984. She was a charge nurse in the CCU at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport until her retirement in 2007 and then worked several years as a supervisor and charge nurse at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys. 

She is survived by a daughter, Sheryl (Monte) Surat, St. Marys; son, Douglas (Cindy) Cook, Emporium; nine grandchildren: Tiffany, DJ, Lauren, Douglas, Jonathan, Jacob, Torrey, Jonathan and Mariah; eight great grandchildren: Dylan, Aiden, Karen, Payton, Madelyn, Anthony, Gwyn and Levi.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrle and Ellen Heidrich Priest; husband, Lee C. Cook who died March 16, 1997; son, Lee Joseph Cook who died Feb. 28, 2011; two sisters, Velma Earley and Myrle Thomas; and a brother, Leonard "Butch" Priest.

 There will be No Visitation and services will be private.

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

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elk Haven, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., 
St. Marys, PA 15857.
 Online Condolences may be placed at

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Military Banners

53 degrees today, January 8. It was a nice to walk down the streets of Emporium admiring the military banners. Dennis and 'Mick" Fapore. Both gentleman are still residents of Cameron County. They always have a smile,a wave and a hug if they can reach you!