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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Campaign to Elect Paul Malizia for District Attorney

My Fellow Citizens of Cameron County,

A short time ago I announced in the Echo that I am running for District Attorney.

Over the coming weeks, in print, online, and hopefully in-person, you will hear my argument about why I strongly believe that I am the best candidate to address our County's current problems in the capacity as the District Attorney.

We did it before, and we can do it again. Thank you for your continued support!


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tickets Available for the Pork & Cork Fundraiser

Tickets for the 2019 Pork and Cork Fundraiser are now available from any of the following Sylvan Heritage Council members. Tickets purchased by May 31 will include the Pork and Cork tee shirt.

 Reuben Solveson, Chrissy Slusarick ,Jessica Herzing, Lori Reed, Dick Lewis, 
Michelle Malize Clark, Dave Green, Cindy Bennett Ramsey

Please share with your friends. Thank you for continuing to support our community!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Cameron County Historical Society - Kinzua Bridge

Kinzua Bridge, once billed as the "Eight Wonder of the World" holding the record as the tallest bridge in the world! 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark 
 Join Us To Learn the History Behind This "Amazing Bridge" Saturday May 4th at 2:00 PM, Emporium VFW
 Speaker: Holly Dzemyan, Environmental Education Specialist, Kinzua Bridge State Park

 Sponsored by: Cameron County Historical Society Light Refreshments Available

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Community Chest Update - The Garden Club

As of March 15th, we had  collected $14,440 toward our $19,000 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

The Cameron County Community Chest needs additional donors to reach its community goal. The donor base has continued to shrink. New donors are needed. If you have not supported your community fund drive, please consider making a donation to help them reach their goal. The funds raised help support local community services. Make the county proud and make a generous contribution to the 2019 fund drive.

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

The theme this year for the Emporium Garden Club is: “Heads to the Sun, Hands in the Dirt”. The object of the club is to develop the knowledge and love of gardening for the mutual benefit of members and community.

The Club has many activities planned for 2019. On March 25th we will start the year by having Josh Zucal and Alex Reed from Good Things Growing enlighten us on their new business. This will be open to the public if anyone is interested. On April 29th we will have our Annual Kick-Off dinner at 5PM at the Aroma with guests Jim & Selene Machuga from Deer Springs Homestead in Bradford, PA. They will be discussing Edible Landscaping and their health benefits. April showers bring May flowers so in May we will be doing our annual plantings in the downtown areas. June will find us carpooling to State College to the Snetsinger Butterfly Gardens. In July we will be maintaining our plantings at the Library, Vets’ Park and the gardens at the elementary school followed by a picnic. In August we will enter our display at the Cameron County Fair along with participating in the Jan Hampton Conservation night and have a hands-on craft for the children. With September being a great time to harvest our gardens we will have a “Harvest Dinner” and fellow garden club member, Darlene Davis, will discuss horticulture. Fall always brings the Fall Festival at Sizerville State Park where we will have a craft table for the children. In November we will have guest speaker John Sidelinger who is on the Shade Tree Commission and also a local artist. December will find us at the new business of Sarah Nolan where we will enjoy a Christmas Party.

Watch for information on the upcoming events and ways to help in our community. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information on the Garden Club, these activities, or to participate

Manley D. Emmett

Manley D. Emmett, age 91 of DuBois, PA died Monday, April 22, 2019 at the DuBois Nursing Home. As per Mr. Emmett's wishes, there will be no visitation and services will be private. 

 The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Poetry Reading and Book signing at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library

Poetry Reading and Book signing at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library

 On Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10 am-1pm there will be a reading of poetry and book signing by local author, Bunny Mclean , to present his new poetry book, “Bunny Tales.” The book is a compilation of Bunny’s poems written over the last 25 years, many of which are written about local people, places and events that you will recognize. The book will be priced at $12.00 and all proceeds from the sale of this delightful book of poetry will go to the donor’s choice of over 40 non-profit, local (Cameron County) organizations. 

 We hope you will join us at the library on Saturday, May 4th to view the book and listen to Bunny read a few of his favorite poems. Refreshments will be provided. Each book purchased comes with a book mark designed by Bunny. 

 Thank you for supporting the community of Cameron County.

Cameron County Little League

It's time for baseball !!

2019 Cameron County Little League games will start on Monday, April the 29th.

Schedule of games for the week of April 29th to Friday, May 5th.

Monday, April 29th :
Rotary vs Austin 6:00
VFW vs Port 6:00
Practice for Hardwoods vs KofC : 5:00

Practice for Moose vs L& M : 6:30

Tuesday, April 30th : 
 Girls HS double-header vs Coudersport 4:00
 The concession stand will be run by HS parents for this game.

Wednesday, April 1st : 
Practice for Moose vs KofC : 5:00
Practice for L& M vs Hardwoods : 5:00

Please note, the stand will not be open on Wednesday, April 1st due to a meeting.

Thursday, May 2nd : 
T-Ball meeting at 6:00 Please meet at the 1st pavilion at the Little League field for a short meeting. Players will receive their shirts and hats at this time and be divided into teams. They will be able to have practice after the meeting, so please make sure your players brings their glove with them.

Please note, the stand will not be open on Thursday, May 2nd due to a meeting.

Friday, May 3rd : Foundation vs Austin : 6:00 VFW vs East Smethport : 6:00

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Community Banking Week @ Northwest Bank

It is Community Banking week!
 STOP BY the Northwest Bank in Emporium (All Week) and make a monetary donation or any items needed, to the Cameron County SPCA and you will be entered in their free prizes they will be giving away. PRIZES: Glass bird bath, basket full of different items and a bird house and much more. Friday they will be having refreshments all day! Please Share.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Welcome to Driftwood Signs

From vision to reality - sometimes all it takes is one person with an idea. Three Welcome to Driftwood signs have been installed alongside Rt 120 East & West and Rt 155 entering the Driftwood Borough area. These signs aren't there to mark the borough boundaries, but are there to provide people with a welcoming visual impression of Driftwood from all 3 directions, to let them know where they are and to welcome them. Local resident Randy Bailey has been working on this project since last spring and after almost a year, the  project is well on its way to being finished. When I asked Randy what prompted him to think of this sign project his response was " I live in a beautiful place and am proud to call Cameron County my home. Through working with Sylvan Heritage Council and being involved with a few projects that have turned out really well I wanted to turn my attention to the southern end of the county, for now Driftwood.

Funding was secured from the Driftwood Borough, the Sylvan Heritage Council, the Cameron County Commissioners and Randy Bailey. Sign design was by Action Graphics. Matt Andrews donated top soil and cut stone while J & J service helped with sign installation

Last week commissioners and some members of the Sylvan Heritage Council met with Randy and Jason Fabian ( who helped with sign installation) to see these beautiful signs.

Standing left to right Jim Thomas,Lori Reed, Michelle Clark, Chrissy Slusarick , Phil Jones, Reuben Solveson,Jason Fabian, Randy Bailey

Mother's Day Wildflower Walk

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Bunny Hop Supports Brain Aneurysm Awareness

It was a rainy day for the 9th Annual Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk held at Benzinger Park in Saint Marys. Despite the rain, there was a great turnout for the day. Shout out to Taylor Frank for her ongoing efforts to support and spread awareness of brain aneurysms. 

"Herp" Hoedown at Sinnemahoning

"Herp" Hoedown at Sinnemahoning 

Scaling mountains, slithering through meadows and swimming in wetlands; reptiles and amphibians, also known as "herps", can be found throughout Pennsylvania. On Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, join park staff and local herpetology enthusiasts for a chance to learn more about these unique and often misunderstood animals. 

This family-friendly program is FREE and registration is not required. Programs will include live reptile talks, children's activities, a "herp" search and more. All programs will meet in the Wildlife Center classroom. For more information on park programs and events, please contact Sinnemahoning State Park at (814) 647-8401 or

PA Songbirds Educator Workshop

PA Songbirds Educator Workshop 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00am to 3:30pm 
Wildlife Center Classroom

Formal and non-formal educators are invited to discover the world of Pennsylvania Songbirds! This statewide, interdisciplinary curriculum is aimed at K-12 education. Participants will explore background information of songbirds and participate in hands-on activities focused on bringing environmental education into the classroom. Act 48 credits available.

Workshop Includes:

6.0 Act 48 hours for professional educators Overview of PA Songbirds curriculum Participation in a variety of hands-on activities Tips on using PA Songbirds curriculum to meet education standards Sharing professional information, resources, and ideas One copy of the PA Songbirds K-12 Activity Guide

Cost $10.00 per person Pre-registration and pre-payment required by April 28, 2019 Register online by clicking the green button on the top right Pay by credit card by calling the park office If you have questions, please email Kim Lott at

CC SPCA Yard Sale

We are collecting for the CC SPCA Yard Sale. JULY 13th at Frank Galfords pavilion in Rich Valley. We are taking donations now. (Please NO clothes)
Thank you !

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Emporium 1st United Methodist Church
 May 8th 2019 4PM to 7PM 
All Proceeds Benefit The Emporium Ambulance Association 
Eat In Only

Donnelli's Gift Shop

If you've never visited Donnell's Gift Shop in Benezette I suggest stopping there the next time your in the area. A beautiful gift shop and the elk are often grazing in a nearby field.

Donnell's Gift Shop
 13697 Route 555 
Benezette 15821
 (814) 787-5834

Family Fishing Day

A fun family event held in nearby Weedville

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Family Night Out Buffet Dinner

Join us for the annual Family Night Out Buffet Dinner hosted by the Cameron County Fair Association. Friday, May 10, we will be serving from 5:00-7:00 PM. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Meal will include ham, turkey, pasta, sides and dessert. Take-outs are available. All proceeds benefit the 2019 Cameron County Fair where "Fairs Feature Agriculture"

 Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM 
 Emporium Fire Hall 
419 N Broad St Emporium, PA 15834

Dorothy C. Dixon

Dorothy C. Dixon, born April 9, 1936, passed away at her residence in Freedom Village, West Brandywine, Pa., on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the age of 83.

She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Henry J. and Dorothy Witmer Dixon. At the age of 9 her parents moved to Emporium. She attended school in Emporium and was a 1954 graduate of Emporium High School where she was a cheerleader. She received her nursing diploma from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957 and later received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing, specializing in the psychiatric field, from New York University.

Beside her parents she was predeceased by her lifelong loving companion of 56 years, Kathleen C. O’Grady, who was a fellow psychiatric nurse and passed away in 2017. They spent their working career lives in the New York City area. Following their retirement they spent many years living in a seaside cottage in Oakdale, Long Island. In 1985 they moved to Philadelphia where they spent many years caring for Dorothy’s elderly parents until their passing.

During their retirement years, she and Kathy spent most of their free time collecting antiques and rare books and furnishing and decorating their residences, in addition to caring for their many beloved feline & canine pets.

Dorothy is survived by: her brother Henry P. Dixon and his wife Leah of Centre Hall; her niece Kara Dixon and nephew Daniel Dixon, both of State College; and her dear friend and faithful care giver, Janet Vart of Freedom Village, who spent the last year living with & caring for Dorothy as her health declined, for which Dorothy’s family will be forever grateful.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
 Burial will be in Newton Cemetery in Emporium.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium. Condolences, thoughts and memories may be sent to

Friday, April 19, 2019

Kentucky Derby Hat Contest

For the past 3 years the Driftwood Saloon brought a little bit of Church Hill Downs to the PA Wilds by celebrating the Kentucky Derby, while sipping on Mint Juleps and voting on who had the best Kentucky Derby Hat. This year will be no different.
 Come in and show off your best Derby hat! We hope you can make it! 

 Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM 
 Driftwood Saloon & Grill 
375 Driftwood Avenue
Driftwood, Pa 15832

Town Wide Yard Sales

The latest listing of area town wide yard sales.

 Bradford Town Wide Sales May 25, 2019
Port Allegany Town Wide Yard Sale May 11, 2019
 Ridgway Yard Sales May 18, 2019
 St Marys June 14 & 15, 2019
 Smethport May 3 & 4, 2019
 100 Mile Yard Sale July 19 & 20, 2019

Ridgway, Pa Community Yard Sales  


St Marys Area Yard Sales -   Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 Community-Wide Yard Sale Get ready to clean out your closets, make some extra cash, and find some outstanding bargains at the 2019 Community-Wide Yard sale, June 14 & 15. Watch this space for further details!

100 Mile Yard Sale 
The 22nd Annual 100 Mile Yard Sale on July 19th and 20th of 2019. Registration for the directory will be March 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019. You can register online at the website, or contact them by sending a private message. The cost to participate is $10. 
 You can also send an email to

Jarvi Homestay Bed & Breakfast

Did you know that the Jarvi Homestay Bed & Breakfast in Anchorage Alaska is ran by Cameron County native Mary Rydesky?

Click on this link to visit her page and if Alaska is on your bucket list, check it out!

CCHS Track Team

The Cameron County High School track team has two remaining home meets. April 23 & April 30. Hope to see you there!

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Sylvan Heritage Council Scholarship Deadline

Attention all 2019 upcoming graduates of Cameron County High School.

 The deadline to apply for the Sylvan Heritage Councils two $500 scholarships is Friday, April 26, 2019. This scholarship is open to all students regardless of family income guidelines. We urge all seniors to stop in the Cameron County High School guidance office and pick up an application!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Easter Hours

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Easter Hours

 In observance of the Easter holiday the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library will be closed Good Friday and Easter Saturday, April 19th and April 20th.

 The Library will resume it's regular schedule of hours on Monday April 22nd at 11am.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pic of the Day

This flowering Dogwood tree is a welcome site!

Cameron County Family Center

Cameron County Family Center 

 Introducing the Name Your Price Event
 April 10th - May 10th 

 All current PAT families are encouraged to find friends family or neighbors to join our home visiting program. The families who sign up the most new families will win a prize of their choosing. 
 Ask your home visitor for more information or call the center @ 486-4000 x2042

Soluna Therapeutic Massage

Walter V. Knisely

Walter V. Knisely, 85, of Castle Garden Road, Driftwood PA died at his daughter’s residence in Emporium, PA on Thursday ( April 11, 2019 ) after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 2, 1933 the son of the late Thomas E. Knisely and Florence Moate Mitcheltree.

He served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956. He retired in 1990 after working at 
PennDot and GKN.

His greatest joy was his time spent in Castle Garden with his neighbors, family and friends.

He is survived by two daughters, Cindy ( Dave) Malize and Linda (Dave) Zucal, five grandchildren, Pete (Shelby) Malize, Nick and Brett Malize, Thao ( Ben) Krupnik and Anna Lewis, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Knisely, and three sisters, Bernice Beldin, Joyce Sherry and Nancy Reed.

At his request , his body was donated to Science Care and there will be no visitation or service. 
 His final resting place will be at Gilmore Cemetery, Sinnamahoning, PA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Memorial Detail, C/O Vets Club, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA or the Gilmore Cemetery Association, C/O Judy Armanni, 72 Innsbruck Drive, Emporium, PA or a charity of the donors choice.

CC Rabies Clinic

Sponsored by the Cameron County SPCA 
When: Saturday, May 18th 
Where: SPCA Kennel, 678 South Mountain Road, (Cross Broad Street Bridge, Take First Left onto South Mountain Road, SPCA is at End of the Road on Right) 
Time: 9am to 11am $13.00 PER RABIES SHOT 

 • Provider: Elk County Veterinary Clinic
 • Dogs and cats must be in good health and at least 12 weeks of age.
 • Proof of prior rabies certificate is required in order to receive a three year certificate. 
• If your pet has never received a rabies vaccine before, your pet will receive a one year rabies certificate according to PA law. 
 • All pets must remain on a leash or in a pet carrier.
 • Any questions, call 814-486-0101.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019



 It's that time of year again. Spring. Spring to summer and fall weather increases our exposure to ticks. Unfortunately, there is an abundance of ticks in our area. Listed below is an article from the CDC on tick removal. I highly recommend visiting these two links.
 Tick and Lymes disease is a real issue.

Individuals with exposure to wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter are at greatest risk of tick exposure. It is important to remind patients to reduce the likelihood of a tick bite by:

*walking in the center of trails and avoiding areas with high grass and leaf litter;

*using repellent that contains at least 20% DEET on exposed skin and use products that contain 0.5% permethrin on clothing;

*wearing light-colored clothing, which will make it easier to see crawling ticks;

*conducting full-body tick checks (also check pets) after spending time in tick habitat; and

*bathing or showering within 2 hours after coming indoors.

If an attached tick is found, it should be promptly removed using fine-tipped tweezers. The tick should be grasped as close to the skin’s surface as possible and pulled upward with steady, even pressure. CDC’s directions for tick removal can be found here:

Coudersport Comprehensive Blood Analysis

UPMC Cole and the Coudersport Rotary have teamed up to host a Comprehensive Blood Analysis on Saturday, May 11th from 7-9 a.m. at the Coudersport Wellness Center.

The screening will include over 30 commonly requested blood tests including CBC, comprehensive, coronary risk, and liver function. The cost for the screening is $45. A 12-hour fast is recommended. Optional tests include prostate-specific antigen (PSA), $25, thyroid stimulation hormone TSH, $15, A1C $35, and Hepatitis C, $40. Please note that the Hepatitis C screening is a one-time screening for individuals who were born between 1945-1965.

Appointments are required and can be made by filling out the online form at or by calling 814.274.8200. Cash or check only accepted.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Brenda L. Uplinger

Brenda L. Uplinger, 61, of E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, New York on Sunday morning (April 14, 2019).

She was born September 20, 1957 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Guy and Dorothy M. Miller Uplinger. Brenda graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1975 and then graduated with a bachelor degree from Penn State University in 1979. She worked, as a bookkeeper, at Emporium ShurFine Food Mart for over 40 years. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews, listening to music and going for rides in the car with her sister to look at wildlife. Brenda had a big heart and loved everyone.

 She is survived by four sisters, Nevelda (Robert) Henry, Renovo; and Dorothy (Chauncey) Logue, Connie Cummings, Debbie Uplinger all of Emporium; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel (Mike) Polinick.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Thursday (April 18, 2019) from 2-4 PM followed by the memorial service at 4:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministries, officiating.
 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 to the Guy &  Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, 
Emporium, PA 15834.

Online Condolences may be placed at

See THE LION KING on the big screen - FOR FREE!!

Come see THE LION KING on the big screen - FOR FREE!!
 • The Woodland LGI holds 120 people. Doors will open at 5:45 PM. Follow the marked path back to the LGI.
 • Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
 • This family event is brought to you through a partnership with the 
Woodland Elementary PTO and the Cameron County Family Center.
 Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
 Woodland Elementary School LGI

Reid's Auto Sales & Service Opening Celebration


Today kicks off the grand opening celebration of Reid's Auto Service.

Stop in Monday-Wednesday April 15-17 for the grand opening. They will have lots of activities throughout the week including: Several door prizes from free Lube, Oil & Filter changes to a grand prize of FREE INSPECTIONS FOR LIFE 

Also on tap are: Monday: River 98.9 will be here doing Facebook live remotes Tuesday: Audra Reid will be here 1:00-4:00PM representing Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services with several demonstrations available Wednesday Pa State Police will be here doing child safety seat installations. Also, ALL vehicles will be marked down to ROCK BOTTOM PRICING FOR THE DURATION There will also be free hot dogs & refreshments throughout the week
 Reid's Auto Sales &  Service
 577 Sizerville Rd
Emporium, Pa. 15834

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Pic of the day

I've been watching this goose for a few days. Double duty for this beaver lodge. 
I hope to get a better shot soon.

Beverly A. Stewart

Beverly A. Stewart, 76, of Moore Hill Road, Emporium, PA died at her residence on Saturday morning (April 13, 2019). She was born May 12, 1942 in Emporium, PA. Bev had worked at several local factories, home healthcare, and Sheetz for many years. Volunteering is what Bev enjoyed most. She volunteered for the Cameron County Little League over 20 years, Cameron County High School Band, Wrestling (BAGUBA) and Quarterback Clubs, the American Cancer Society, Daffodil Days, relay for life and most recently the Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary where she helped with many benefits. She was alway a very willing leader and participant in helping friends and family. Bev enjoyed making many kinds of crafts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church
 in Emporium.

She is survived by two daughters, Rhonda (Norman) Reed and Rita (Bruce) Stuckey; two sons, Craig (Kelly) Doud and Glenn (Kari) Doud, all of Emporium; thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; sister, Gloria (Dan) Woods, Castle Garden; Brother, Al (Celine) Jewart, Keating Summit; and several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her loving grandparents, George and Esther Andrus, a son, Leslie Doud and a brother, Bernard (Sam) Kriner.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 20, 2019) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor and 
Rev. Russell J. Horning, officiating. 
The family will receive friends at the Church from 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Pic of the Day

One of my favorite photos.
 Fitting for the 1st day of fishing season.

Marian F. Micklich

Marian F. Micklich, 83, of 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd.,Timonium, Maryland formerly of Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at Stella Maris Nursing Home, Timonium, Maryland on Thursday (April 11, 2019) following a lengthy illness.

She was born January 15, 1936 in Penfield, PA a daughter of the late Emery and Frances Benton Van Horn. She was married to the late John "Jammy" Micklich of Emporium.

Mrs. Micklich graduated from the former Houston Township High School in Penfield and from the Clearfield School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse working at several area hospitals, private duty and at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor from where she retired in 2000. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Scott (Mary Ellen) Gearhart, Eldersburg, MD; Chris (Jeanne) Gearhart, South Windsor, CT; and one daughter, Kim (Mike) Burlingame, Dayton, OH by former husband Charles Gearhart, Clearfield; one step-daughter, Michele (Mike) Reed, Emporium, PA; two step-sons, Albie (Gregory Leet) Micklich, DMA, Phoenix, AZ; Ryan (Randy) Micklich, Eldred, PA; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren; three brothers, Vern (Dorothy) Van Horn, DuBois; Les (Donna) Van Horn, Florida; Mike (Ellen) Van Horn, St. Marys; and one sister, Carol Parziale, Weedville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Emery (Joan) Van Horn.

Visitation will be at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce St., Emporium, PA on Wednesday (April 17, 2019) from 10:00 -11:00 AM followed by the funeral Service at 11:00 with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

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

Online Condolences may be placed at

Friday, April 12, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Alumni Association Announces Banquet Changes

Alumni Association Announces Banquet Changes 

 Recently, the EHS-CCHS Alumni Association has made substantial changes to their rules regarding attendance at the annual banquet. The changes have been brought about due to declining participation over the past several years.

In 2018, the Association granted membership status to any person who had attended Emporium or Cameron County High Schools and did not graduate due to extenuating circumstances, but subsequently received a GED or the PA Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma. Also, the Association permitted any member of the 50-year reunion class to bring a non-alumnus guest to 
the banquet.

 For 2019, further changes have been enacted. Now, any alumnus, regardless of graduation year, may bring a guest to the banquet. Furthermore, non-alumni parents or guardians (limit of 2) may attend the banquet along with their graduating senior child.

The 2019 banquet will be held on Saturday, May 25 beginning at 6:00 PM. A social gathering time has been scheduled for 5:30. The cost for each attendee is $20.00. Reservation forms will be published soon. 

The Association leadership anticipates these changes will help spark interest, not only in banquet attendance, but also in planning committee participation. For questions, please contact the Association by email: or phone: 814-486-1921.

Job Openings @ Guy & Mary Felt Manor

Guy and Mary Felt Manor is actively seeking an LPN for a full time position. Job does require working some holidays and weekends. Please stop in the Manor and contact Amy Shelly, DON.

The Manor is accepting applications for RN's, LPN's, CNA's and Housekeeping/Laundry
 Come and join our team

 Guy and Mary Felt Manor 
110 E 4th St Emporium, PA 15834

CCOYA Salt Run Youth Fish Fest

Update from Bick on the CCOYA Salt Run Youth Fish Fest!

As you can imagine there is a ton of things to do getting ready for our CCOYA Salt Run Youth Fish Fest this Saturday 4/13. However we can scratch stocking fish off the list. Big shout out to my Neighborhood friend Hunter for helping us stock. I am so grateful for all our volunteers….young and old (older) All are welcome to this event and 12 yrs and younger are eligible to fish. Lots to eat, see and do, so please bring your family out and enjoy the day with us. Trout season starts at 8:00am.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pork & Cork Fundraiser

Ticket Sales will begin soon!
 If you've joined us at any of the last three events, you know what I'm talking about. If not, join us this year for a evening of good times while supporting our latest fundraising event!

Blood Drive Today April 11

Hummingbird Tips

I love seeing these around my house!

Create with Sally Azzato

I love Sally's Creations!

Friends!! These are the cutest!! Every home needs one. 3 inch peat pots painted and filled with all natural 🌼🌼🌼! Just $9 each and will be that price at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center and Chicken Hill Distillery! In Kersey tomorrow & Emporium early next week! Thank You for visiting and supporting these Small Local businesses! (if you need 4 or more, contact me for a bulk price) they would be sooo cute lined up for your Spring/Summer table centerpiece! #createwithsallyazzato

Rotary News

George Salter, Plant Manager, of Keystone Automatic Technologies, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting, April 9th. Keystone, a secondary operation, was started in 1978 by owners Dr. Charles Blumle, Fred Bignell, Ray Housler and Joe Newton. In 1985, the company relocated to the current location at 1 South Maple Street, a former Sylvania building. In 1986, Al Barry joined as a salesman and in 1988 Charles Blumle and Al Barry became the sole owners and started updating equipment. July of 2014, MetalKraft Industries out of Wellsboro purchased the company which runs 1 shift with 21 employees.

The company is a manufacturer of high quality, precision parts made from most metals. Processes include cold heading, wire forming with four-sides, press stamping, nail making and thread rolling. Most of us can find something we own in our homes made at Keystone. Some of the parts are in cardiac catheterization pumps, staple gun rods, nails in garden equipment, tips for spanner wrenches just to name a few.

They are very proud of the CCHS students participating for the first time with 16 different schools and winning an award in the Northern Central’s “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” video
 at their plant.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pic of the Day

The first fire. They are all good, but I always enjoy this one so much. The spring air, starry nights, sounds of the "peepers", warmth from the fire, family. Leaving the winter behind and anticipation of enjoying the spring weather and all this season holds.

GKN & Employees Support CC Community Chest


 Over the past 43 years GKN Sinter Metals Emporium facilities (originally PPM) have been supporting the Cameron County Community Chest via employee contributions through payroll deduction. An added incentive is that the company also donates to the drive. Since the inception of this program, GKN has been a major contributor to the Cameron County Community Chest in helping it to meet the fund drive goals. Over the years since the program started, GKN has raised between 25% and 67% of the funds needed to hit the goals of the Community Chest.

This year the donations from GKN and its employees total $7,434. This represents 39% of the $19,000 goal. The CCCC commends GKN and their employees for their continued support of the Cameron County Community Chest.

With the donation from GKN, we have collected $21,886 toward our $19,000 goal. We have reached our goal. Thanks to all who have contributed to the 2019 Fund Drive.

We still need your support. We will keep this drive open through September 2019.

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, go to our Face book page for the convenience of using Pay-pal. Help to 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.

Monday, April 8, 2019

County Wide Electronic Collection

Warmer weather means spring cleaning. Don't just toss those old electronics in the garbage, drop them off on April 20th between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 221 East 2nd Street in Emporium, at the Electronics Collection. 

All drop offs are welcome for all Cameron County residents and its FREE!

 Questions call or e-mail Jenn Dixon at 814-486-2244 or
 Registration is not required, but is helpful!

Shippen Township Spring Cleanup

Shippen Township will be holding its annual spring clean-up on Saturday, April 27th from 8:00 am through 12:00 pm at the Township building. 

 The cost will be $15.00 per truckload. Tires will be extra. 

 We will NOT be accepting TV’s and computers this year. 

 All refuse accounts must be current.

History of Cameron County Program at Sinnemahoning

Discover the history of Cameron County, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, April 11, 10:00 am - 11:45 am, at Sinnemahoning State Park.

Susan Hoy of Cameron County Historical Society Little Museum will discuss Cameron County’s unique history, including past industries like lumbering, tanneries, iron works, dynamite and Sylvania electric, plus famous locals like the Pennsylvania Bucktails, movie star Tom Mix, and 4-Star General Joseph McNarney.

If you have historical pictures or stories of Cameron County, bring them along to share. Coffee and other hot beverages will be provided. No pre-registration is required for this free program.

For more information about the programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email

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.


April 6, 2019 60 DEGREES AND SUNNY 
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