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Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Rotary News

Rotarian, Vanessa Bidwell, introduced guest speaker, Brad Chapman (left), President and CEO of Penn Highlands Elk at the August 20th at Rotary luncheon meeting. Mr. Chapman updated the club on renovations at the hospital, Pine Crest and the medical office building. Penn Highlands Elk continues to be the largest employer in Elk County with a 2.7 million dollar operating budget and remains a fiscally sound hospital. In 2018 there were 15,000 emergency room and 24,000 Q-Care visits. They continue to focus on addressing quality, stability and wait times.

Several new physicians have been hired including Dr. Zubar a General Surgeon from Pakistan who resides in Ridgway with his family. Dr. Zubar loves the small community and wants to provide competent care in a compassionate way. 

 Rotary would like to thank everyone who purchased a picnic ticket, volunteered and donated items making this year’s fundraiser a huge success!

Cameron County Project

Hello Fellow Residents and Cam Co Enthusiasts,

It's been a crazy summer -- as project coordinator for the Cam Co Project, I had to take a huge step back to heal from surgery and we've lost some momentum.

But we're back and September brings a Huge - FINAL push to collect your stories and to give you opportunities to share your hopes, dreams, and concerns. Story gathering will end on Sept. 30th.

Looking Ahead October 1st, we'll begin taking all the stories you've shared and drafting Cameron County's Community Value Statements -- summarizing what we collectively view as the Heart and Soul of Cameron County. We’re also excited to begin really sharing the quotes and ideas, from the stories we've heard, back to residents, both the surprising and endearing.

We'll be spending November sharing the Community Value Statements, we've drafted with EVERYONE, asking, “Did we get this right?” Keep an eye out for ways to comment on what you think.

Once we're sure those Value Statements are correct, we'll be transitioning to Phase 3 of the Community Heart and Soul model: “Make Decisions”.

Beginning in December, everyone will be invited to take part in resident visioning sessions where we'll think about Cameron County's future through the eyes of each Value Statement. What we need to work on. What actions they require to thrive. What projects need to occur or cease. What ideas they inspire. Phase 3 is where our past meets our future -- and all the amazing ideas you've been sharing with us and the ideas you've yet to share, have the chance to become reality. ​​

So, please, Please, PLEASE, if you haven't shared your "My Cameron County" story, reach out to us.

The stories we gather now, each of the unique ways you view our communities and interact with them, it all matters. The rich data each story holds will help us justify the projects and initiatives of positive growth in our future. How we get them approved, funded, implemented.

We've already learned so much from the over 500 stories, both thin and thick, we've collected from our fellow residents, young and old. We want you all to be a part of this, because you all matter. Please don't miss your chance to be heard! ​

Kind Regards from your neighbor, ​ Jess Herzing

Share you story online at or by setting up a time to talk one of our amazing volunteers. Call 486-0612 ext 100 to speak to Jess or email us at

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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UPMC Cole welcomes John Dresser, DPM, to the UPMC Specialty Care team

John Dresser, DPM, recently joined our UPMC Specialty Care team. Dr. Dresser will see patients at UPMC Specialty Care, 700 South Ave., Bradford and at UPMC Cole, 1001 East Second Street, 
Suite C, Coudersport, PA. 

UPMC Cole welcomes John Dresser, DPM, to the UPMC Specialty Care team.

Dr. Dresser earned his medical degree from Kent State University of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, Ohio, and completed his surgical residency at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford, Conn. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

“I offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical services from routine podiatry care to treatment of more serious conditions and trauma of the foot and ankle,” says Dr. Dresser. “Growing up in Emporium, Pa., I know how important it is for rural communities to have easy access to health care, including specialty care. Offering these specialty services locally provides the community with big city medicine close to home and patients can stay close to their family, friends, and support network which aids in the healing process and provides for a better patient experience.”

Dr. Dresser is accepting new patients and referrals. He will see patients at UPMC Specialty Care, 700 South Ave., Bradford and at UPMC Cole, 1001 East Second Street, Suite C, Coudersport, PA

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 814-596-0010.

Prayers Needed

Two Emporium residents were is serious separate car accidents. Below are the addresses for anyone wishing to send a card. At this time I do not have Norma's room number. 

 Travis Gribble, Room 115, Encompass Health Rehab, 2005 Valley View Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602

Norma Hopwood, Encompass Health Rehab, 2005 Valley View Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602

Mass at St Mark Church

Sunday, Sept. 1st there will be Mass at the Manor @ 2:00 PM. All are welcome! 
Monday, Sept. 2nd morning Mass will be @ 9:00 AM for Labor Day. 
Please consider coming to this mass to give thanks to our God for our many blessings.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sgt. 1st Class, Matthew Hallowell

After speaking to his sister Deb, I wanted to share this wonderful article about Sgt. 1st Class, Matthew Hallowell, I3 Tactical Noncommissioned Officer. Hallowell, is native of Emporium, Pennsylvania. Thank you for your service.


This week we are featuring Sgt. 1st Class, Matthew Hallowell, I3 Tactical Noncommissioned Officer. Hallowell, native of Emporium, Pennsylvania, has been here at West Point just over a year. He originally enlisted in the Army as a 15P, Aviation Operations Specialist 16 years ago.

What are your roles and responsibilities as a TAC NCO?

I am involved in all of the training for the cadets. Were with them for the majority of their day from when they wake up in the morning to ensuring they maintain standards and discipline just like in a normal operational unit. We are basically a jack of all trades, if you will. We're heavily involved in their academics and their military training. We speak to their instructors when they're not doing well in class as a liaison between the cadet and the instructor. TAC NCOs have a constant one-on-one interaction with the future lieutenants of our Army.

What do you hope cadets will take away from you while you are here?

I hope that I establish what the standard is for an NCO when they get to their operational unit and they're counseling their platoon sergeant. I've taught them what an NCO should be and what they what they can expect from us.

From your perspective, why do you feel the NCO is the backbone of the Army?

I think we're the backbone of the Army because anything that goes on in an organization, whether it is training, standards or discipline, goes through an NCO. We're that first line of common sense.

What advice would you give to a junior leader coming up in the Army?

Do your duty, lead honorably, live honorably and demonstrate excellence.

Are there any moments that stick out to you that you will remember most while you've been a TAC NCO?

The summer trainings will always stick out. It's more of the field environment. For me specifically, it was at Cadet Basic Training last summer. That was my first exposure to West Point and new cadets when I first arrived here. The camaraderie that we were able to develop as a company was great.

Is your role here different than being a platoon sergeant in the regular Army?

I would say the only major difference would be the population. In the operational Army were training junior Soldiers who will take our position one day. Here we're making better platoon leaders so when they meet their platoon, they have the knowledge of what a good NCO should be.

Why do you feel the TAC NCO is so important to mold the future leaders in the Army?

Operationally, an officer has their role, and the NCOs role is to complement that officer. We're more of the standards and disciplinarians of the Army and we instill that sense of discipline and pride in the unit. The officers can speak to career progression and what it's like to be an officer, but we are here to show future officers what our role looks like before they graduate and move on to lead Soldiers.

This month we're talking about loyalty, which is one of the Army values. What does loyalty mean to you and how do you apply it to your life?

To live it means having faith that the leadership above you is going to have your back when the time comes. The same thing goes for the cadets. I demonstrate my loyalty to them and I'm willing to stand up and fight for them. Loyalty to me would be my superiors doing the same.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Vendors for First Fork Festival

Sinnemahoning is still accepting applications for vendors at the First Fork Festival on Saturday, October 12. Vendor fee is just $20 per site for all registrations received on or before Saturday, August 31st. Post a reply here or call the park office to receive an application.

Beer & Bacon Cash Bash

Soup Sale

Join us at the Cameron Court Courthouse for a soup sale that will benefit Pink-tober.

Shippen Labor Day Schedule

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. 
 Monday’s refuse pick-up will be on Tuesday. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same. Thank you!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Benefit Night for Travis Gribble

This Saturday we will be having a benefit to help Travis Gribble! He was in a bad automobile accident. There will be donation cans set up at the bar Thursday-closing on Saturday. 
Please stop in and help Travis out!

Chinese Auction

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center: All are welcome to attend. Monday, September 2nd—Closed for Labor Day

Sunday, September 8th—Grandparent’s Day—If you are blessed to have one or more in your life, give them a call or stop by for a visit. If not, adopt a grandparent today.

Monday, September 9th—Club Meeting @ 1pm! All members encouraged to attend.

Sunday, September 15th—Bingo @ 1pm!

Tuesday, September 17th—FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am. Short Program to follow about ways to help stop the Flu!

Wednesday, September 18th—Supper Club @ 5pm! Give the Center a call to sign up or 
for more details!

Sunday, September 22nd—4th Annual Open Mic Baked Potato Bar @ 1pm-4pm! If you’d like to come sing and/or play an instrument during this time, we would love to have you! Everyone else, come on down to join the fun and to partake in the delicious Baked Potatoes with numerous delicious toppings! Only $5 for Baked Potato, toppings, Dessert, and Drink.

Monday, September 23rd—“Paint By Line” Painting Class with Anna Cass—we are trying something different this month with Anna! Call the center for more details or to sign up!

Wednesday, September 25th—“Shingles” Program with Cynthia Frobel from UPMC Cole @ 9am!

Also Upcoming in Early October:

Tuesday, October 8th—Oil Painting Class with Susan Townsend @ 1pm. $15 per person. Call the center for more details or sign up.

Wednesday, October 9th—Flu Shot Clinic @ 11am-Noon. Walk ins welcome, but if you know you are coming, give us a call, so we can know if we need to book a longer time for the clinic. Bring all Medicare and Insurance Cards with you.

Estate Sale

100 Eddies Run Road, Emporium, Pa (Dynda residence) off Rt. 46-Rich Valley Road. 
Watch for the signs.

Saturday Aug. 31, 9-5

Sunday Sept. 1, Noon-5

Monday Sept. 2, 9-5

Downsizing, and clearing out over 50 years of living in the same house, too many items to list!! Something for everyone. Womens clothing many new unused and unworn, tools, household items, maintenance items, hunting, fishing, etc.(early birds okay)

Thursday Specials @ the Emporium Country Club

Thursday, August 29, the restaurant will be offering "all you can eat pasta with meat sauce" for $8.95.Dinner will include a salad and bread sticks. Beth will also have other Italian specials available. Drinks specials will be available also. 
Why not bring the family down for dinner and play 9 holes for $8 per cart.

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September Art Classes

The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center hosting two artists in September. Both will offer a unique opportunity for students to dabble in different forms of art. The classes are planned for Sunday afternoons.The first class will feature the use of chalk paint on a reusable surface. Chandra Reed is creating a Chalk Club. Students purchase a surface and paint a fall scene on it. Later in the year students return for a winter class and each season a new class is held. The initial cost for the class which includes the surface is $53 (depending on the surface chosen). The class is September 8 at 2pm. The second class is September 15 hosted by Catherine Snyder. A utensil basket will be made by students. The fee is $33 for the class which will be held from 1-6pm.Both classes have limited seats available. 

 Contact the chamber 814-486-4314 for more information. Registration available via or at the chamber office

Sinnemahoning Gravel Race Includes Shorter Distance

Sinnemahoning Gravel Race Includes Shorter Distance

 This week the Sinnemahone Triple Crown Committee agreed to add a shorter distance to the gravel race planned for Saturday September 28. The new distance is 14 miles and utilizes West Creek Rails Trails from Emporium to Truman. “Many people inquired about a shorter distance since they were new to biking,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce executive director Tina Solak. The Sinnemahone Triple Crown event created to encourage people of all skill levels to take advantage of the amazing natural resources found in Cameron County. This shorter distance shows off a portion of the trail linking Emporium and St Marys. The elevation is a slow increase, unlike the 55 mile gravel race.The Sinnemahone Gravel utilizes West Creek Rails Trails but heads to and through Sinnemahoning State Park covering 55 miles of trails in the Elk State Forest and returning to Emporium for the All Fired Up Kickin Ash BBQ Competition.

 More information and registration can be found at

Labor Day Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning

Labor Day Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with an outdoor adventure at Sinnemahoning State Park. Explore a stream, learn about bears, catch a butterfly, or cruise the lake on the pontoon boat. Choose just one program or try them all!

Underwater Wonders, Saturday, August 31, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Explore freshwater habitats and the animals that live there. Snorkels and life vests provided. Wear water shoes and be prepared to get wet! Ages 8-18. 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Big Bad Bears, Saturday, August 31, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Many black bear sightings have been reported this month at Sinnemahoning State Park. Learn more about bear safety with an interactive campground talk followed by a 30-minute Eyewitness video on bears. Fun for all ages. All are welcome. Campground Amphitheater.

Pontoon Boat Tours, Sunday, September 1. Two tours, 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Join park staff for a 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. Meet at the boat launch of the Lake Day Use Area.

Monarch Watch Butterfly Tagging, Sunday, September 1, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM. Learn more about the beautiful monarch butterfly while taking park in a citizen science project. Monarch butterfly presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release butterflies. Arial nets provided. All ages. Wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to walk through fields. Meet in Wildlife Center classroom.

Pontoon Boat Tours, Monday, September 2. Two tours 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM. No pre-registration needed on this extra day of these popular tours of the George B. Stevenson reservoir. Walk-ins welcome on Labor Day only. Group size limited. Donations are requested. Meet at boat launch of Lake Day Use Area.

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

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...


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 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! 



 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 ..

Always drive safely

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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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 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 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…/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.



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 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

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

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! 


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.


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.

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. 
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Driftwood Big Bass Tournemant

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 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.