The Sylvan Heritage Council was proud to announce the winners of their 2019 scholarship applicants. Alyvia McKimm and Allyson Narby each received a $500 scholarship towards their college costs. We would like to thank all the students who submitted a scholarship application.
Best of luck as you begin a new chapter in your life.
Emporium will be featured in “Exploring PA Boroughs” , a TV Documentary produced by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) and the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). These documentaries are used to promote tourism and history in local boroughs. Crews will be in town Thursday, May 30 and Friday May 31 filming areas of our borough, businesses and speaking to several citizens as they highlight areas of our community.
Thank you to the Emporium Borough, the Garden Club, Chamber of Commerce, the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department and the Sylvan Heritage Council for working to promote the beauty of
Project Gifts for Elk County was the topic at the Rotary luncheon meeting May 28th. Bob Roberts from the St. Mary’s Rotary Club spoke about a project their Rotary Club has been participating in for years with all the police agencies in Elk County. Christmas gifts are collected from local businesses and industries for children in Elk County. Kids are eligible who receive a free or reduced lunch program through the schools. Each child receives a bundle of toys valued between $70.00-$80.00 delivered by Santa and a policeman sometime around Thanksgiving.
This project has been a way for the police force to gain and respect of the local youth. Also pictured is Emporium Rotarian, Denny Neal.
Bob reminded the club that the St. Mary’s Rotary Club was sponsored by the Emporium Rotary Club back in 1950.
Guests of the club were 4 CCHS students, Dalton Ball, Emily Richnafsky, Hannah Shaffer & Eliza Farabaugh who will be attending RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
June 23rd – 26th at Juniata College.
Mark L. McLean, 95, of Pioneer Road, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Saturday (May 25, 2019) evening following a brief illness.
He was born November 8, 1923 in Jamaica, Vermont a son of the late Mark F. and Florence Dibble McLean.
March 18, 1946 he married the late Mary Grimone.
Mark graduated high school from Leland and Gray Seminary in 1940 and then from the University of Vermont in 1943. He retired from Sylvania/Phillips where he worked for many years as a engineer. He was a member of Singing Dutchmen, Emporium Mens Club, Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, First Presbyterian Church and the church choir and sang in the Passion Play Choir at the Coudersport Consistory for over forty years, Cameron County Cardiac Committee, Bucktail Watershed, SME and the Emporium Senior Center. He had coached the VFW team of the Cameron County Little League and was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 52. He had many years of delivering Meals on Wheels up until 2018 and was a Red Cross Blood Donor for many years. He was the cofounder of Camco Circuits and cofounder of the Sylvania Ski Club at Cowley Hill. He enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing, tennis and watching the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He is survived by daughter, Linda L. Ostrum; son, Robert F. "Bunny" McLean; daughter, Susan "Susie" M. Gribble; son, Rick (Mary Kay) McLean all of Emporium; twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and a sister, Helen Meyer.
In addition to his parents and wife Mary he was preceded in death by a son, John M. McLean; brother, Frank McLean and a sister, Thelma in infancy.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (May 29, 2019) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Emilia Burdick, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Jonathan D. (Jake) Lewis, 64, of Sizerville Rd., Emporium, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa.
Born July 8, 1954 in St. Marys, he was the son of Gerald and Bernice Bates Lewis. On March 14, 2007 in St. Marys, he married Dawn S. Shaffer who survives.
A lifelong resident of Emporium he was a 1972 graduate of Cameron County High School and through the years was employed by several local industries including Lewis & Hockenberry, Inc. lumber mill and Motor Coils Manufacturing both in Emporium and Speer Carbon in St. Marys. For 3 years he worked out of state on oil rigs in Wyoming but soon returned to Emporium.
An avid canoer he canoed most of the West and North branches of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. Other loves included rebuilding Jeeps and most of all his family.
In addition to his wife Dawn, Mr. Lewis is survived by: two sons, Gerald Lewis of Peoria, Arizona and Eli (Alecia) Lewis of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; one daughter, Becca (Rafe Garza) Ruberto, also of Peoria; two grandsons, Isaac Surra and Parker Lewis and one granddaughter, Ilana Lewis all at home; two sisters, Geri (Ed) Kroft of Rixford, Pa., Jacqueline (David) Anderson of Washington, Pa.; sister-in-law, Kathy Lewis of Camp Hill; and also nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased his parents and two brothers, Clyde and Richard.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
The Drum & Henry fishing derby will be held Sunday, June 2nd at the Bucktail Rod & Gun club. This starts at 1:00pm and as always hot dogs, drinks and prizes are on the agenda for those that register at the event! See you there. Please share with your friends.
Thank you to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities for permitting me to share
If you're looking for a home environment for your daycare needs, please give me a call. All ages accepted. Possibly able to do second or third shift as well. Private message me or text 814 -594-9254 with any questions you may have.
The country club is open to the public seven days a week, with the exception of a few days when they are closed for special tournaments.
Beginning on Tuesday, May 21st, Mike will be starting a Ladies' 9 hole tournament. The tournament will always be the front nine so ladies who work will have time to play. Ladies can play at any time during the day. The cost is $2, $1 for prizes and $1 for an end-of-year party. Payout will be in pro shop credit. There will be different formats each week and Mike pays gross and net. Interested ladies should sign up in the Pro Shop on Tuesday. Hope to see you there!
There will be a Friday night 9 hole Mixed Scramble starting at 4:30, anyone interested please call pro shop or text Mike!(814) 486-7715
2019 Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is June 6th
June 28, 29 and 30 are the dates for the Men's Member/Guest. Applications are available in the Pro Shop.
Please call the Emporium Country Club for further information on these events.
Another weekend event located outside of Coudersport at the Pa Lumber Museum.
Wood you believe the Yard Sale vendors are setting up early on Saturday?
The Community Yard Sale is taking place by the Route 6 sign. Vendors are setting up for the early birds. We will open the Museum at 9 AM, as usual. Stop up and say Hello if you're out shopping!🚂
Yard Sales can benefit you in many ways: they help you clear out the clutter from your homes, make some money, and become more sustainable by helping the environment. You reduce pressure on mining for raw materials, landfills, and energy needed for transportation, processing and dumping the garbage. If you're interested in selling call us today to reserve a space (814)435-2652.
Located in neighboring Potter County, right outside of Coudersport
The Black Forest Sportsman's Club offers youth 10 to 16 years of age an opportunity to try their hand at fly casting, archery, wildlife, and tree identification. Admission is free, but all participants including an accompanying adult must pre-register prior to the event on June 8.
Find the form on our website: http://lumbermuseum.org/events/youth-family-field-day
Northern Pennsylvania Regional College was the topic at the Rotary luncheon meeting May 21st. Rotarian, Brad Rinehart, introduced guest speakers, Jocelyn Hamilton Bash, Student Recruiter & Advisor and Dannielle Nebinski, Assistant Director of Enrollment and Student Success.
The ladies gave a brief history of the college and delivery model and their roles as specialists. Current Associate Degrees offered are Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention and Interdisciplinary Studies with affordable $185.00 a credit and low fees. Even more affordable is $60.00 a credit for eligible high school Juniors with a (3.5 GPA) and Seniors (3.25 GPA). For more information logon to www.regionalcollegepa.org or contact Jocelyn Hamilton Bash at the CEC in St. Marys at (814) 603-1229.
Emily D. Summers, 87, of 105 Elmwood Dr., Emporium, PA died at her residence, Emporium, PA Monday, May 20, 2019 afternoon. She was born August 7, 1931 in Danville, PA a daughter of the late Winchester and Catharine Koons DeVoe.
On July 20, 1957 in Danville, PA she married the late
Mrs. Summers graduated from the College of William & Mary and later received her masters from Temple University. She was a school teacher in the Cameron County School District for many years. Emily was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium.
She is survived by daughter, Susan Markum, Emporium; son, Richard Summers and his wife Karen, Emporium; daughter, Sara, Mrs. Richard Woodhead, Middletown, PA; four grandchildren: Christopher James Markum, Shelby (Bryan) Sterling and Vincent Summers, Daniel (Sara) Woodhead and two great grandchildren: Lucille and Ezekiel Woodhead;
and a sister, Jane Schwab, Hollywood Beach, Florida.
She was preceded in death by parents, Winchester and Catharine Koons DeVoe, Husband, Grant Summers who died Feb. 29, 2008, and a son-in-law James Markum on Feb. 2, 2017.
There will be No Visitation.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Burial Service at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (May 22, 2019) at 6:00 PM with
Father Matt Ryan, Rector, officiating.
Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service
299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Women in the Wilds Weekend at Sinnemahoning State Park
Ladies, grab your mom, sister, best friend or co-worker and join other aspiring woods-women for a new adventure in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds! Women in the Wilds Weekend will be held Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, at Sinnemahoning State Park.
Limited number of spaces are available. Program fee of $93 per person includes seven outdoor recreation and environmental education classes, program supplies, three catered meals, and an event t-shirt. Breakfast and overnight accommodations are not provided.
To register for the Women in the Wilds Weekend, visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park. If you need assistance with online registration or if you would like more information about the programs offered, please contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov.
Memorial Day Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning State Park
Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of free family-friendly programs to park visitors over the Memorial Day Weekend
Guided Kayak Tours, Saturday, May 25, two tours: 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Paddle the lake with park staff to learn about the wildlife of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. Limit 18 people. Swimmers only. Boats, paddles, and life vests provided. Pre-registration required.
Campground Program: Terrific Turtles, Saturday, May 25, 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM, Campground Amphitheater. Discover the many species of turtles that live in PA, and how you can help scientists learn more about these likeable reptiles. Interactive campground program followed by 30-minute video.
Pontoon Boat Tours, Sunday, May 26, two tours: 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. Program is free, but donations are requested. Pre-registration required.
History of the First Fork Pontoon Tours, Monday, May 27, two tours: 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Enjoy a 1-hour tour of the lake while learning about the history of the valley, from Native Americans through lumbering and conservation, up to modern day. Pre-registration required.
To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov. If you need assistance with online registration, please call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.
On Thursday, May 16, the newly renovated Emporium Hardwoods held an open house.Tours of the renovated facility ran throughout the afternoon. At last count over 80 people had registered to walk through the state of the art facility. I was at the facility on Thursday and was amazed at the changes that have been made. It doesn't resemble the old mill at all. Increased production, efficiency, and safety for the workers is apparent. The Rossi website describes what machines are utilized. Everyone I spoke to was impressed with the changes and happy that the Rossi Group chose to re-invest
Beginning on Tuesday, May 21st, Mike will be starting a Ladies' 9 hole tournament. The tournament will always be the front nine so ladies who work will have time to play. Ladies can play at any time during the day. The cost is $2, $1 for prizes and $1 for an end-of-year party. Payout will be in pro shop credit. There will be different formats each week and Mike pays gross and net. Interested ladies should sign up in the Pro Shop on Tuesday.
Rick & Betsy Zeigler, Johnsonburg residents and friends of Rotarian, Ron Luckenbill, were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon meeting May 14th. The Zeiglers are world travelers and presented a slid show presentation and narration of their recent Viking Cruise around Italy.
I am pleased to announce that the Firearms Owners Against Crime (F.O.A.C.), a non-partisan Second Amendment Rights Group based in Pennsylvania, has announced that I am only candidate running for the position of the Cameron County District Attorney that has received a rating as a "Pro Second Amendment Candidate" in its county-by-county Voter Guide found here: https://foac-pac.org/Voter-Guide (access the Voter Guide by clicking on Cameron County in the map provided).
As an avid hunter and firearms enthusiast my entire life, I have always maintained a strong pro-Second Amendment position, but my position has also always been tempered with the preeminent concern of public safety, as well as fundamental fairness for those accused of an unlawful possession of firearms offense.
To be clear, those who have knowingly violated any law dealing with the unlawful possession or use must be held accountable for their actions - out of a concern for both the safety of the individual and, most importantly, the safety of the general public.
On the other hand, the Commonwealth's law pertaining to unlawful possession (18 Pa.C.S.A. Section 6105) is complex enough that it often confuses even some of the most seasoned attorneys, let alone the citizens of the Commonwealth.
To illustrate, virtually all citizens know that a felony conviction means an individual cannot possess a firearm. What many citizens unfortunately do not know is that they may be unable to possess firearms because they sought medical treatment previously and subject to an involuntary commitment. Accordingly, a medical doctor - not a judge in the course of a legal proceeding - indefinitely deprived them of their fundamental right to bear arms, as provided by the Second Amendment and associated provision under the Pennsylvania Constitution.
In the course of my decades of practicing law, I have encountered many individuals who were prohibited from possessing firearms but who were also completely unaware of this fact. The issue is therefore keeping the public educated so that these kinds of individuals are not dragged into the criminal justice system. If elected, I promise to host public meetings to explain the laws pertaining to who may and who may not possess firearms so that those who should be held accountable in the criminal justice system will be, while also taking measures to ensure that otherwise law-abiding citizens do not face criminal charges in the first place.
Thank you for your continued support, and hope to see you at the polls on May 21st!
On May 15, 2019, I received an endorsement from the Narcotics Agents Regional Committee, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 74 (Pennsylvania).
Special thanks to Lodge No. 74 and you for your continued support!
My name is Michelle Malize Clark & I am a native of Emporium, Pa, a beautiful town in N Western PA. I serve on the board of the Sylvan Heritage Council. I enjoy activities w/ my children, my husband Rick, photography, genealogy & visiting friends & family.