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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Shop Small Saturday!

It's small business Saturday! This is the line up I have for shopping small in Emporium but all stores will be open and welcoming you to browse today! Emporium is fortunate to have wonderful supportive business owners who support our local community throughout the year. Today is your chance to support them. Local items and gift cards are always wonderful gifts to give all those on your Christmas and birthday lists! 

 Shop Small Saturday Saturday, November 30th in Emporium Shop Cameron County! Spend $10 at a business and pick up an entry into a drawing for prizes!
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 A Christmas Time - Emporium, PA We’ll be posting a schedule of events sometime in the next few days, but our official Opening is this Saturday at 10am during Shop Small! Stop in and see the magic of A Christmas Time at Sarah Jane’s - 5 E. 4th Street, Emporium.
 Spread the word and invite your friends!
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 Santa is In! Guess who is coming to downtown Emporium in time for #shopsmall? Yes Santa will open A Christmas Time at 10am! Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa and the wonderful displays. Santa will be at 5 East Fourth Street from 10 am until 3pm! 
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 The Hygrade Inn SHOP SMALL SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE! If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in. Or if you come to see us, stop in the neighborhood! It’s very casual. All rooms will be open. We will be decorating for the holidays.
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 Flowers n Things Customer Appreciation Saturday This Saturday, November 30 @ 9 AM We will offer 15% off cash and carry items, door prizes, refreshments, and a pleasant atmosphere. Please stop and see us, the elves have been very busy.
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 Rich Valley Wines Although we won't be licensed to sell or serve our wine quite yet, we encourage everyone to stop by and purchase gift cards and Rich Valley Apiary products for everyone on your Christmas list! Rich Valley Wines 400 East Allegheny Ave, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834 This Saturday, November 30 from 8 AM – 2 PM 
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 Turkey Burn Thanksgiving Workout Public · Hosted by Rebel Strength Co. Saturday, November 30 from 6 PM – 7 PM Emporium CMA Church 1284 Sizerville Rd, Emporium, PA 15834 Join Rebel Fitness Co. and Tadasana Yoga for an hour of sweat and burn. We'll start with circuit training with weights and end with yoga for flexibility and mobility. Bring your yoga mat and water bottle! Space is limited so you must RSVP if you plan on attending. Cost: $8/person
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 Emporium Moose Lodge 368 Annual Kids Christmas Auction Sunday, December 1 @ 1 pm All Proceeds go to the kids Christmas Party Donations are being accepted at the Lodge ( no clothing please )
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Music with Matt Keiter at the Sinnemahoing Tavern Saturday, November 30 @ 8 pm.
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 Story and Cocoa Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center Bring your blanket and curl up in front of the fireplace while you hear a story! Santa may even show up to see the good girls and boys!

Rotary News


Bill Bogart (middle) was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting November 26th speaking about county consolidation. Also pictured is Rotarian, Don Olivett (right) and guest of the club also pictured (left) is newly elected County Commissioner, James Moate.

Former Cameron County star out with injury for Kentucky basketball


Former Cameron County star out with injury for Kentucky basketball: One former Central PA high school basketball star will have to sit out for a bit for Kentucky basketball. Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari announced today former Cameron County standout Nate…

Friday, November 29, 2019

It's Package Team Time!

It's Package Team time. ...please get me addresses of Cameron County military, active or reserves, new or previous member, so we can send them an awesome Christmas package from Cameron County.

Please contact me on here or by phone at 814-486-0573 or text or call 814-512-0936 or email rschatzie06@gmail.com. Even if you think I may already have an address please contact me with it. Packages will be packed the second week in December. 

Thank you and please share share share!!!! 

If you'd like to donate to this the address is 
The Package Team 
2939 Rich Valley Rd 
Emporium Pa 15834.

Building & Construction Hiring Event & Expo

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 In nearby Elk County!

Pa Passes 'Purple Paint' Law. Replaces No Trespassing Signs


Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that allows property owners to mark their property boundaries with purple paint stripes instead of posting "No Trespassing" signs.

The bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf is designed to ease a landowners' task of posting "no trespassing" signs that deteriorate over time. The law takes effect in 60 days. The purple stripes must be vertical lines at least 8 inches long and 1 inch wide. They must be 3 to 5 feet off the ground, readily visible to a person approaching the property and no more than 100 feet apart. 

 The law applies everywhere, except in Philadelphia and Allegheny County. 
 Numerous other states have adopted a purple-paint law.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Bee Seen Outdoors This Fall

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

 Sinnemahoning State Park is open to hunting so remember your orange when you're out
 in the woods! 

 As a reminder to all outdoor enthusiasts, PA’s bear rifle season starts tomorrow (November 23) and runs Monday, November 25, to Wednesday, November 27. 

 Next Saturday, November 30, is the start of deer rifle season, instead of the traditional Monday start. If you have plans to head outdoors during these times, make sure you are seen 

Scheduled events for A Christmas Time!


Here’s a list of all the scheduled events for A Christmas Time! 🎄 Please share! 

 The elves have been working so hard getting Sarah Jane’s space transformed to A Christmas Time, and we are excited for you to see it! Stop by this weekend (or any weekend between now and Christmas) and see this incredible place!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Gov. Wolf visits Emporium lumber manufacturer

Gov. Wolf visits Emporium lumber manufacturer: EMPORIUM, Pa. (WTAJ) — Governor Tom Wolf was invited to tour Emporium Hardwoods Tuesday to get a look at the modern facility in an industry he has background in. Emporium Hardwoods turns logs…

Monday, November 25, 2019

Shop Small November 30th in Emporium

Sharing some events for this coming weekend in Emporium.

Help support local businesses in our community.

Shop Small!

 Cameron County School District Thanksgiving/Deer season break will begin on November 27th at 2:00 p.m. and school will resume on Wednesday, December 4th. 
 There will be a one hour early dismissal on Wednesday, November 27th.

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Shop Small Saturday Saturday, November 30th in Emporium Shop Cameron County! 
 Spend $10 at a business and pick up an entry into a drawing for prizes! 
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 A Christmas Time - Emporium, PA

We’ll be posting a schedule of events sometime in the next few days, but our official Opening is this Saturday at 10am during Shop Small! Stop in and see the magic of A Christmas Time at Sarah Jane’s - 5 E. 4th Street, Emporium.

Spread the word and invite your friends! 

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Santa is In!

Guess who is coming to downtown Emporium in time for #shopsmall? Yes Santa will open A Christmas Time at 10am! Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa and the wonderful displays. Santa will be at 5 East Fourth Street from 10 am until 3pm!

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The Hygrade Inn SHOP SMALL SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE! 

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in. Or if you come to see us, stop in the neighborhood!

It’s very casual. All rooms will be open. We will be decorating for the holidays.

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Flowers n Things Customer Appreciation Saturday This Saturday, November 30 @ 9 AM

We will offer 15% off cash and carry items, door prizes, refreshments, and a pleasant atmosphere. Please stop and see us, the elves have been very busy.

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Rich Valley Wines Although we won't be licensed to sell or serve our wine quite yet, we encourage everyone to stop by and purchase gift cards and Rich Valley Apiary products for everyone on your Christmas list!

Rich Valley Wines 400 East Allegheny Ave, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834

This Saturday, November 30 from 8 AM – 2 PM

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Turkey Burn Thanksgiving Workout Public · Hosted by Rebel Strength Co.

Saturday, November 30 from 6 PM – 7 PM

Emporium CMA Church 1284 Sizerville Rd, Emporium, PA 15834

Join Rebel Fitness Co. and Tadasana Yoga for an hour of sweat and burn. We'll start with circuit training with weights and end with yoga for flexibility and mobility. Bring your yoga mat and water bottle! Space is limited so you must RSVP if you plan on attending. Cost: $8/person
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Emporium Moose Lodge 368 Annual Kids Christmas Auction Sunday, December 1 @ 1 pm
All Proceeds go to the kids Christmas Party Donations are being accepted at the Lodge
 ( no clothing please )

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 Story and Cocoa Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center Bring your blanket and curl up in front of the fireplace while you hear a story! Santa may even show up to see the good girls and boys!

Holiday Stress Relief Yoga Series

Join us as we practice a gentle Hatha flow each week. All levels welcome - bring a mat, blocks and strap if you have them available. There is no charge for these events, but donations will be accepted, with proceeds benefiting the Cameron County SPCA. 

Every Wednesday, Dec 4 - Dec 18 

DEC 4  Wed 6:30 PM 
DEC 11 Wed 6:30 PM 
DEC 18 Wed 6:30 PM 

Cameron County Recreation Center 
300 S Chestnut St, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834 

Basketball Raffle Items @ CC Chamber of Commerce!


Stop into the Chamber of Commerce building starting tomorrow and get your tickets!
 Over 40 items!
 Drawing will be held after the parade during Christmas in the Wilds.
 Thank you to everyone who donated. 
This benefits the boys 4th, 5th, and 6th grade basketball team.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Emporium Wellness Center November & December Specials


Click on this link to find out the additional services that are offered at Emporium Wellness Center. 24/7 access is available and Monday through Friday.  A Exercise Leader/Wellness Coordinator is onsite to answer any questions you may have.


 Emporium Wellness Center 
 288 Sizerville Rd. 
Emporium, PA 15834

 814.486.1321

Breakfast with Santa December 14

CCHS Drama presents Miracle on 34th Street.


CCHS Drama presents Miracle on 34th Street. 

 Come out and enjoy a night of Christmas fun and miracles with high school as well as elementary students from CCSD as well as Austin HS.

 Adults $5 Students $3

Dec 20 at 7 PM – Dec 21 at 7 PM 
 Cameron County High School
 Emporium, PA 15834

CPR Training Course Offered in Emporium


Emporium First United Methodist Church is hosting a CPR class from (ASHI) American Health and Safety Institute On either Sunday December 8th 6-9:30 PM; or Monday morning December 9th 9AM-12:30 PM. Cost $20.00 per student. 

Class size is limited contact the church office 486.0849 to check availability and to register.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY..

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY... 

* WHAT...Freezing rain. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. 

* WHERE...North central Pennsylvania. 

* WHEN...Until 6 AM EST Sunday.

 * IMPACTS...Ice will accumulate mainly on colder surfaces like car roofs, trees, and power lines. Some sidewalks and roads may become icy, but the temperatures of those surfaces may stay just above freezing all night. Slippery travel is possible. 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Sleet and snow will likely mix into the rain, especially toward morning. While the accumulation of snow and sleet is expected to be only an inch or less for most locations, the snow and sleet could mask the glaze of ice which could be underneath. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission remind motorists to adjust speeds based on driving conditions as winter weather impacts Pennsylvania roadways. 

Call 5 1 1 or visit www.511pa.com for the latest travel, roadway and traffic conditions. 

To report snow or ice, post to the NWS State College Facebook page, use Twitter @NWSStateCollege, or visit weather.gov/ctp.

Get Outdoors Hike at Sinnemahoning State Park

Get Outdoors Hike at Sinnemahoning State Park

Put down the devices and reconnect with the outdoors this season at Sinnemahoning State Park. On Sunday, December 1, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., get to know the newest member of the park staff, Ranger Troy, while enjoying a brisk 3-mile hike and discussing other hiking opportunities in the area.

Recommended for adults and children over 8 years old. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water. No pre-registration required for this free program. Meet at Pavilion 1 in the 40 Maples Day Use Area.

For more information about Sinnemahoning State Park and its programs, please contact the park office at 814-647-8401, email SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov, or visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov.

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.

Upcoming Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

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

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

Saturday, December 14thAnnual Craft & Food Sale @ 9am-3pm. Stop on in to check out all the tables that the craft vendors will have set up. If you are cold or hungry, hot soup and other food items will be available for purchase.

Sunday, December 15th—Bingo @ 1pm!

Tuesday, December 17th—Christmas Holiday Meal—Call by 12/10 by 1pm to sign up.

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

Friday, December 20th—Stop on in to hear the Kindergarten students grace us with their Christmas songs @ 8:45am-9am! They always do such a terrific job!

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24th and 25th—Closed for Christmas.

 Emporium Senior Center Annual Craft and Food Sale 

The Emporium Senior Center will be holding their Annual Craft and Food Sale on Saturday, December 14th at 9am-3pm. 
Hot soup and other food will be available for purchase, while craft vendors will be manning their tables, selling their beautiful goods. If anyone would like to be a vendor, the cost is $5/table and you can sign up by stopping in or calling the Senior Center at 486-3707.

John W. Overturf, Jr


John W. Overturf, Jr., 59, of Emporium, PA died at his residence on Saturday (November 23, 2019) morning surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 21, 1960 in Ridgway, PA a son of Sheila Bedford Bullers, Ridgway and the late John W. Overturf, Sr. On May 21, 1988 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Robin Berry, who survives. John was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed riding and the time spent with the brotherhood of the Nam Knights. In addition to the Nam Knights he was a member of A.B.A.T.E. and the Loyal Order of the Moose.

In addition to his wife and mother he is survived by his step-mother Patricia Overturf, Grant; one son, Levi A. Overturf, St. Marys; one brother, Ken Overturf, St. Marys; four sisters, Toni Bullers, North Carolina; Lucinda Overturf Beal, Latrobe; Jackie (Jamie) Stahlman, Punxsutawney; Theresa (Rick) Beck, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Overturf, Sr., step father, Richard Bullers, Sr. and a brother, Richard Bullers, Jr.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Tuesday (November 26, 2019) from 1-3 PM followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM with Mrs. Ginger Gardner, John’s cousin, officiating. Military services will follow the funeral and will be provided by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to The Nam Knights, c/o Mr. Hollis Langley, 3107 Rich Valley Road, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Cameron County Community Chest 2020 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2020 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

We are seven weeks into the 2020 fund drive. We have had a great start. Through Nov. 22nd, we have collected $8,665 toward our $19,000 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. This drive will run through September 30, 2020.

The Cameron County Community Chest will be having a booth at Christmas in the Wilds on Saturday, December the 14th. Stop on down. We will be in front of Cameron’s Hair Salon. We will have information about the Community Chest, Christmas items for the kids and sign up to win a sleigh full of goodies. Hope to see you there.

Watch for our monthly updates. Each month we will feature a write up on one of the organizations that the Cameron County Community Chest contributes to. This month’s feature will be the Package Team.

A group of Rich Valley women started the Package Team over 20 years ago. The team currently sends out around 85 packages (a little piece of Cameron County for Christmas) each year to our local service men, women and reservists. Boxes are filled with snacks, coffee, toiletries, paper, pens, newspapers, playing cards, and letters from the kids at Woodland Elementary. Some items are donated by local businesses. Other items are purchased. Postage is the largest cost. If you would like to find out more about the Package Team, get your Service Person on the list, or make a donation to Package Team, Please contact Karin Schatz at 486-0573.

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 check out our Face Book page for the Pay Pal button. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, the Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage, SPCA and Special Community Requests.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Cameron County Community Chest 2020 Fund Drive – Nov. Update

We are seven weeks into the 2020 fund drive. We have had a great start. Through Nov. 22nd, we have collected $8,665 toward our $19,000 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. This drive will run through September 30, 2020.

The Cameron County Community Chest will be having a booth at Christmas in the Wilds on Saturday, December the 14th. Stop on down. We will be in front of Cameron’s Hair Salon. We will have information about the Community Chest, Christmas items for the kids and sign up to win a sleigh full of goodies. Hope to see you there.

Watch for our monthly updates. Each month we will feature a write up on one of the organizations that the Cameron County Community Chest contributes to. This month’s feature will be the Package Team.

A group of Rich Valley women started the Package Team over 20 years ago. The team currently sends out around 85 packages (a little piece of Cameron County for Christmas) each year to our local service men, women and reservists. Boxes are filled with snacks, coffee, toiletries, paper, pens, newspapers, playing cards, and letters from the kids at Woodland Elementary. Some items are donated by local businesses. Other items are purchased. Postage is the largest cost. If you would like to find out more about the Package Team, get your Service Person on the list, or make a donation to Package Team, Please contact Karin Schatz at 486-0573.

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 check out our Face Book page for the Pay Pal button. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, the Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage, SPCA and Special Community Requests.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Sheryl A. Surat


Sheryl A. Surat, 61, of 107 Bayberry Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

She was born on November 15, 1958, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Lee and Bessie Priest Cook.

On May 26, 1998, in Riverton. WY, she married Monte Surat, who survives of St. Marys. Together for nearly 30 years, they shared a very happy life and marriage.

Sheryl was a graduate of Cameron County High School. She was employed for many years at the Riverton High School in Riverton, WY as a secretary to the athletic director. After returning to the area, she took a job as a secretary for the St. Marys Area School District, a job she has greatly enjoyed for the last 21 years. Fitness was a passion for Sheryl, and she could often be found at the gym or working out. She also enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking and being on the water. She also enjoyed photography and most of all, spending time with her beloved family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Monte Surat, she is survived by one daughter; Tiffany (Jason Copp) Palmer and one son; DJ Palmer and his wife Jay, both of St. Marys, by five grandchildren; Dylan Palmer, Aiden Copp, and Levi, Gavin and Anthony Palmer. She is also survived by three step-children; Torrey (Rochelle) Surat of Texas, Jonathan Surat of Wyoming, and Mariah Surat of Oregon, as well as by one brother; Doug (Cindy) Cook of Emporium.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother; Lee "Joe" Cook.

A Funeral Service for Sheryl A. Surat will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com

Saturday Night Dance @The Emporium VFW

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Channel 6 News & the Cards for Troops Program


Our Cards for Troops efforts are underway! 

Bring your young ones in now through Dec. 7 any time the library is open to create a card for a member of our Armed Forces serving abroad. The cards will be included in local boxes for troops shipments in mid-December. 

 Channel 6 (WJAC) News plan to be here Friday at 4 p.m. for our Cards for Troops efforts. 
Bring your kiddo in to decorate a card, and they might end up on the news!

Benefit Dance @ the Sinnemahoning Tavern


Tonight's the night! 

 Join us on Friday, November 22 at 8pm for live music by CROSSFIRE, raffles and Chinese auction to benefit a friend of The Tavern facing some tough health problems. All proceeds will be donated to help with his medical expenses. 

 We hope to see you there - it will be a fun night!

Holiday Helpers

Emporium Senior Center Pumpkin Pie Contest

Emporium Senior Center Pumpkin Pie Contest

 November 24 from 1-3 pm


 The Emporium Senior Center will be holding their first ever Pumpkin Pie Contest on Sunday, November 24th from 1-3pm! 

Anyone in the community is invited to enter the contest by baking 2 pies  - 1  Pumpkin Pie will be judged and 1 other pie (of any type of your choice) will be served at the
Community Thanksgiving Dinner! 

All are invited to come between 1pm and 3pm to taste all of the pies and vote for their favorite for a $3 donation. All monies raised during this event will be given to the Cameron County Ambulance Service and the winner of the pie contest will receive a special prize! 

 So, whether you like to bake pie, eat pie, like to support your community, or are just looking for something to do on this day, stop in and join the fun!

Customer Appreciation Saturday @ Flowers 'N Things



We will offer 15% off cash and carry items, door prizes, refreshments, and a pleasant atmosphere. Please stop and see us, the elves have been very busy.

Customer Appreciation Saturday
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 9 AM – 4 PM 
 FLOWERS 'N THINGS 
45 E 4th St
 Emporium, PA 15834

Create Membership Group


Don't miss being a part of my insider emails that are sent to you each Sunday through the opening of my Membership Group which starts mid January! If you Love color, design, & creating fresh ideas with support, you will want to join my Wait List! Click the link! mailchi.mp/4fefd4e87e1f/woodlandcreationsnet

The Hygrade Inn Decorating Contest

The Hygrade Inn

The Hygrade Inn will be a sponsor of the Decorating contest this year. As Christmas was the favorite holiday of David Karkoska, we were more than happy to jump at the opportunity. For the second time, we will be offering the David Karkoska award on top of the top three prizes. Recipients of that award will be judged by the carolers on Dec 21 during Caroling in the Wilds! Prize specifics will be announced by the Chamber of Commerce!

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center ·

Decorating your home? 
Sign up for $5 for a chance to win $50-$75-$100 or $150 to buy more decorations!
 Deadline to sign up is December 1. 

Those wishing to enter should contact the chamber by December 1. Voting will begin December 6 and continue through December 22. The cost to enter is $5.00.
 Last year the winners were: 830 Sizerville Road, 1007 Bucktail Highway and
 23 Thomas Ryan Road.

MASON HILL BRIDGE PROJECT Press Release

Press Release Contact: Commissioner’s Office Phone: (814) 486-2315 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4:10 P.M. EDT, November 21, 2019 MASON HILL BRIDGE PROJECT 

The Cameron County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Mason Hill Road T-302 Bridge over Sterling Run will be open to through traffic as of 4:30 PM today, November 21st, 2019. 

Thanks go out to all for their patience during the replacement process. 

 Cameron County Commissioners 
Lori J. Reed, Chair 
Phillip P. Jones 
H. James Thomas

Rich Valley Wines presents: A Very Ugly Christmas Sweater and Cocktail Party!

Rich Valley Wines presents: 

 A Very Ugly Christmas Sweater and Cocktail Party featuring the band, Colonial Seafood!!





Come join us Saturday December 7th, 2019 , at Rich Valley Wines, for a special presentation of Colonial Seafood (Band). Colonial Seafood is based out of Fredricksburg, Virginia and they bring their power Ukulele driven Americana sound to Emporium, PA for one night, that's right,
one night only!!

Wear your ugliest of Christmas Sweaters for your chance to win a MAJOR AWARD!


This event will be closed to the general public and TICKETS ARE REQUIRED!
 Let's get festive for the 2019 Christmas Season!

 Click on this link to purchase your tickets
https://www.facebook.com/events/880500362364651/

***** 21 AND OVER EVENT ***** VALID ID REQUIRED *****

Christmas House Tour

 

 The yearly fundraiser for the Cameron County Fireworks will blast off Friday December 13.
 It is the Cameron County Holiday House Tour. This year A Christmas Time at Sarah Jane’s Studio, a home in a converted church with a retro theme, a Victorian home and The Hygrade included as well as a final stop at the The Hive. 

 Tina Solak, executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce says the diverse styles of decorating has created a stir in the community. Only 70 tickets are available and already one session has sold out from the word of mouth. Everyone will gather at The Hive following the tour to enjoy refreshments and get a tour of the newest business to open in the county. 

 Tickets are available online at Eventbrite or from the chamber office. They are $20 each.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

CCHS Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving/Deer season break will begin on November 27th at 2:00 p.m. and school will resume on Wednesday, December 4th. 

There will be a one hour early dismissal on Wednesday, November 27th.

Cameron County Christmas Gift Program


The Cameron County Christmas Gift Program is officially underway!! 

This program provides gifts to children of families in need in Cameron County. Anyone interested in supporting this program can pick up a gingerbread gift tag at one of the following locations: Emporium Post Office, C & N Bank, Northwest Savings Bank, Emporium Food Store, Cameron County Courthouse. Gifts are due back to these locations no later than December 11th.

Shippen Township Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Shippen Township will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Monday December 2nd for Thanksgiving. 

 Thursday’s refuse pick-up will be on Wednesday and Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday. 

 All other refuse collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!

A Wykoff Run Bear Hunt In The Early Days "Tall Tale"

A Wykoff Run Bear Hunt In The Early Days "Tall Tale"

Dear Editor, Recently at the Cameron County Historical Society we uncovered this amazing tale from the late 1800's that resurfaced in the 1960's and we couldn't resist sharing during the current hunting season.

At the turn of the century there was a Club of "tall tales," that was flourishing in Sinnamahoning and was held forth at Blodget's Store in the Wyside section of Sinnamahoning. Contestants were chosen weekly and it was Sinnamahoning against Wyside. One of the famous contestants was George Washington Gore, a Civil War veteran. Comrade Gore's tale is listed below remains as one of his best.

"I had been out hunting with a muzzle loading rifle and was reloading and had rammed the wadding home over the powder when I realized that I was out of bail for the rifle. I put the rifle over my shoulder and started home on this a bitterly cold day. As I came down Wykoff Run I was going around a cliff above the run on a very narrow path. Out on the bow of the path I came face to face with a big bear and the path was too narrow for either one of us to turn. I always had an accurate eye and I just reached up and picked off an icicle that was the exact bore of the rifle. I thrust this into the bore and rammed a wadding down over it. It tool very careful aim and shot the bear right between the eyes. To my amazement I found that the heat of the powder coming through the wadding had melted the icicle which emerged from the muzzle in water form but, it was such a cold day that, before it got to the bear, it had frozen into a hard round ball and entered the bear's skull and the bear died of water on the brain."

Needless to say Wyside won that Saturday night long, long ago and the win was duly chalked up on the board. Mr. Blodgett the keeper of the little store was the judge.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as we did. 
 Cameron County Historical Society

"Vintage Emporium - Images from the Past" Calendars for Sale


The Sylvan Heritage Council proudly presents - "Vintage Emporium - Images from the Past", a 12 month 2020 calendar brimming with vintage photos from Jim Kempher's extensive collection of historic photos of our beloved town from days gone by.

A perfect Christmas gift, the calendars will go on sale soon for $15 (pre-order now, if you wish) by contacting Chrissy Slusarick or Michelle Clark via Facebook messenger, or by emailing us at shc@sylvanheritagecouncil.org. We will also have the calendars available during Emporium's Christmas in the Wilds on Dec. 14th - stop by and see us in front of 8 East Fourth!

All profits will be put directly to work on various beautification projects in our community. As always, thank you so much for your generous support of our organization.

Pennsylvania CareerLink: Elk & Cameron County

Pennsylvania CareerLink: Elk & Cameron County
 245 Depot Street
 Saint Marys, PA 15857 
 (814) 834-2857

Cancer Support Meeting


First Presbyterian Church 
205 E 4th St
 Emporium, PA 15834 
 (814) 486-3061

Holiday Spice Coffee @ Aroma Cafe!


Holiday Spice is back in action for the season! Grab some at Aroma. We also have one pot preground sample packs prepared for the beans you haven't tried yet!  Stop in at Aroma. 
Aroma Cafe 
1 E 4th St 
Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-7662

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Rotary News - Service Above Self Award


Sam Olivett was the recipient of the Emporium Rotary Club’s annual Service Above Self Award this year. Sam was recognized by the club for his years of dedication, sacrifice & commitment to the community as a volunteer in all capacities and as an instructor with the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department and the Cameron County Ambulance Service.
 Also, Sam has been a former Cameron County Incident Team, serving as a Cameron County deputy coroner and now a Little League coach as well.

Concert in nearby Coudersport


Tickets will be available through the day of the concert (or until supplies last) beginning on November 22nd at Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy, Zito Media (Coudersport and Port Allegany), Wending Creek Farms Tree Store, Coudersport Theatre, Kaytee's in Coudersport; at The Corner Café in Ulysses; and at Perry’s in Austin.

Northern PA Regional College Information Sessions

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CC Community Chest @ Christmas In The Wilds


The Cameron County Community Chest will be having a booth at Christmas in the Wilds on Saturday, December the 14th. Stop on down. We will be in front of Cameron's Hair Salon. We will have information on the Community Chest, Christmas items for the kids and sign up to win a sleigh full of goodies. Hope to see you there.

Sue Ann Beveridge


Sue Ann Beveridge, 79, of 345 Main Street, Kersey, died Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness. She was born February 18, 1940, in Kersey, daughter of the late Thomas E. and Ursella J. Brown Beveridge.

 Sue Ann was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of Kersey High School, and received her Bachelor of Arts in music from Westminster College. She was a retired music teacher for the Cameron County School District.

 Sue Ann is survived by her son, Thomas R. Beveridge, of Kersey; and by her granddaughter, Brinley Beveridge, of Elizabethtown, PA.

 In addition to her parents, Sue Ann was preceded in death by her sisters, Phylis Fagley, Mary Beth Beveridge, Ruthe Tami; and also by her brothers, Thomas "Bud" Beveridge, Richard "Dick" Beveridge, and John "Jack" Beveridge. She was the last member of her immediate family.

 Family was at the center of Sue Ann's life. She always kept special attention on the kids and their activities. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Kersey. She loved to play Bingo with the ladies at the American Legion and was the 2013 Hometown Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for the Cameron County School District. Her talent and passion for music benefitted many, specifically Shiloh Presbyterian Church where she was the former Choir Director and the Elkton Presbyterian Church where she was the pianist. 

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, November 22, 2019 
from 5-8 p.m. 

Funeral and Committal Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Township Lioness Club, PO Box 317, 
Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846. 

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

Christmas Ornament Workshop

Sunday, November 17, 2019

School Board Meeting November 21


The Board of School Directors will hold a Special Meeting for general purposes and to act upon any matters presented on November 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the high school library and is open to the public.

Create has Great Gift Exchange Ideas!


I've got a great gift exchange idea that's inexpensive and can be enjoyed all year! 
Join me tonight at 6 est to learn how to DIY or order one. Perfect for yourself, teacher gifts, office gifts, and gift exchanges!! 

Join Sally at 6 tonight by clicking on this link to her Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/create.and.paint1 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Public Invited to A Listening Session @ CC Chamber of Commerce


The Cameron County Project will be hosting A Listening Session and sharing the raw stories collected for public listening on Nov 21 from 530-730 at the Cam Co Chamber. The Public is invited and refreshments will be provided. We encourage our fellow residents to come read and listen to some of the over 400 stories, comments, hopes, concerns, and ideas we’ve collected and tell us what they hear others saying. Everyone is invited to help us find the values that unite us in our community as we work towards drafting Cameron County’s Community Value Statements.

 Questions can be directed to Jess Herzing @ 814-486-0612 or via email: camcoproud@gmail.com

Thursday, November 14, 2019

New Horizons Healthy Foods and Fitness Fun Fundraisers


Is your group or non-profit looking to raise some 💲💲? 😃
New Horizons Healthy Foods and Fitness Fun has some great fundraising opportunities! 🙌 
 We would ❤️ to help your group succeed!
 Message us for more details! 
New Horizons Healthy Foods 
233 Brusselles St
 Saint Marys, Pennsylvania 15857
 (814) 389-1874

Chaga Hot Chocolate at Shop Small Saturday


FREE Cup of Chaga Hot Chocolate at Shop Small Saturday November 30 at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. ⭐️⭐️ Stop by to grab a FREE cup of hot chocolate and check out the treats I will have for sale. Or maybe take a bag of Chaga Hot Chocolate home with you!

Chaga Hot Chocolate contains no sugar, but is sweet and super creamy and loaded with ANTIOXIDANTS! Your favorite winter drink just became a health food!!

Rich Valley Wines Hosting A Ugly Christmas Sweater and Cocktail Party


Rich Valley Wines presents: A Very Ugly Christmas Sweater and Cocktail Party feat. the band, Colonial Seafood!!

Come join us Saturday December 7th, 2019 , at Rich Valley Wines, for a special presentation of Colonial Seafood (Band). 
Colonial Seafood is based out of Fredricksburg, Virginia and they bring their power Ukulele driven Americana sound to Emporium, PA for one night, that's right, one night only!!

Wear your ugliest of Christmas Sweaters for your chance to win a MAJOR AWARD!

This event will be closed to the general public and TICKETS ARE REQUIRED!
 Let's get festive for the 2019 Christmas Season!

***** 21 AND OVER EVENT ***** VALID ID REQUIRED *****

To purchase tickets, click here - https://www.facebook.com/events/880500362364651

ANTICIPATED POSITION Head Baseball Coach @ CCSD


ANTICIPATED POSITION
 Head Baseball Coach 

 The Cameron County School District is currently seeking candidates for the position listed above. Qualified candidates, please submit an application, cover letter, resume, Act 151 Child Abuse History, Act 34 Pennsylvania Criminal Background, Act 114 FBI Clearance, and three letters of recommendation to the Office of the Superintendent. Act 168 requirements apply. Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2019. EOE

Paint and Sip at the Castle Garden B&B!


Paint and Sip at the Castle Garden B&B!

 Come and enjoy an evening of creativity and fun! $35 per person. Sip on a glass of wine🍷,while the sweet and talented Marcy Manning will share her gift of painting🎨, to make our own creations to share with others!  All painting supplies will be provided, a selection of wine and appetizers will be available... and all participants will be entered to win the door prize! Any questions, please contact Donna Mae @ 814-762-1111 

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4 PM – 6 PM
 Castle Garden Bed & Breakfast LLC 
749 Castle Garden Rd
 Driftwood, PA 15832

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Emporium Garden Club News - John Sidelinger Guest Speaker

The Emporium Garden Club will meet on Monday, November 25, at 6:30 pm at the Episcopal Church Hall. There will be a business meeting and a guest speaker at this meeting. The guest speaker will be John Sidelinger whose topic will be Painting: Start to Finish. 

John is a retired Forester from the PA Bureau of Forestry and a local artist and photographer. John will display many of his wildlife paintings as he shares his love of art which has been published in many publications. These publications include Pennsylvania Magazine, Pennsylvania Game News as well as the following books: The Seventh Symposium of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Wildlife of Southern Forests and The Wild Turkey. His pen and ink drawings have been used by Penn State Ag Extension and The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 

 Emporium Garden Club members look forward to John’s presentation and hearing about and seeing his beautiful paintings. They welcome others in the community to join them at this interesting meeting. Refreshments are served by member hostesses. 

 The Thought of the Month for November was written by Marjolein Bastin: Those who look with their eyes and heart discover there is so much natural beauty around us to enjoy and admire.

Simply Nourished BAKERY-Pop-Ups, Wholesale, Pick-up/Delivery


If you haven't seen or followed Cristy Solvesnon's Facebook page " Simply Nourished BAKERY-Pop-Ups, Wholesale, Pick-up/Delivery" I strongly suggest you do! Cristy offers delicious baked goods, with healthy dairy free ingredients. All orders list the ingredients for the items shown. 

 The muffins pictured contain these ingredients - Organic Flour, Sweet Potato, Almond Milk, Erythritol, Organic Maple Syrup, Dark Cocoa Powder, Chocolate Chips, Sunflower Oil, Organic Flaxseed, Baking Powder, Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt Chocolate Chips Ingredients: Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Cane Sugar

Rotary News - Hicks Run Outfitters


Jeff & Janet Colwell, owners of Hicks Run Outfitters, a family owned and operated business since 2001, located in Driftwood, PA, were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon meeting November 12th. Colwell’s are experienced professional guides offering personal and group guided photo tours of Pennsylvania’s watchable wildlife and offering personal one-on-one guided hunts. Also pictured is Rotarian, Marsha Hendrickson (right).