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Friday, January 31, 2020

Rotary News ~ Ambulance Donation

Emporium Rotary donates $1,000.00 to Cameron County Ambulance at their January 28th luncheon meeting. Accepting the donation on behalf of the ambulance is Lee Oyler (left) and Carol Callahan. Also pictured, is Rotary President, Chris Andrews (right) 

 Rotary Wine & Cheese tickets currently on sale for event February 29th. 
 See any Rotarian for tickets.

Rotary News

Coudersport High School Rotary Interact Club met with students from CCHS January 28th in hopes of interesting students into forming a CCHS Interact Club. The students also attended the Emporium Rotary luncheon meeting and gave a presentation of their club’s activities. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.

 Tickets now on sale for Rotary Wine & Cheese Fundraiser February 29th. 
 See any Rotarian to purchase tickets.

17th Annual Agricultural Producers Meeting

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Join us on February 27, 2020 for the 17th Annual Ag Producers Meeting. 

The meeting will be held at the Cameron County Rec Center with registration starting at 5:00 p.m. FREE Attendance, Pesticide Credits, and Dinner!

 RSVP to Jenn Dixon at 814-486-2244 or

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Wine & Design: Design Trends for the Roaring 20’s

Wine &  Design: Design Trends for the Roaring 20’s

Hey, everyone!! We have scheduled the Roaring 20’s Design Trends seminar! I will be presenting it on Sunday, February 23rd at Rich Valley Wines from 5-7pm. I’ll be adding the event to my main (CDH Designs) page shortly. I would love it if you could all help spread the word!

I am especially excited to start these events back up and the winery is the natural venue to host them! I also helped them with their design, and there are many things I can show as examples in the space that are “on trend.”

See the event sign up here!

No Smoking @ Moose Lodge #368

Due to Moose International FORCING the decision we are now
 a TOBACCO free establishment.

Aroma Cafe has a New Website

The Aroma Cafe has a new website. Check here for upcoming events, menu changes and all the happenings at AROMA! 

The Aroma Cafe
 51 E 4th St
 Emporium,PA 15834 
 (814) 486-7662

Danny Haynes at The Sinnemahoning Tavern

Save the date - Join us on Saturday, Feb 15 at 9pm as we welcome back Danny Haynes to 
The Sinnemahoning Tavern.

Bucktail Rod& Gun Club Ice Fishing Event Cancelled For 2/1/2020

PLEASE SHARE: Bucktail Rod and Gun Club, Cameron County Family Center and CCOYA is sorry to report the Ice Fishing event that was scheduled for Saturday 2/1/20 at Bucktail Rod and Gun club has been cancelled indefinitely.

 We were really looking forward to holding this event but feel that the thickness of the ice will just not be sufficient enough to hold a group event. We appreciate everyone that let us know they were planning to attend. We also would like to thank those volunteers that were planning to help with this event. Thanks for your understanding!

1040 IRS Forms and Instruction Manuals Available @ the Library

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library now has 1040 IRS forms and instruction manuals available for the public. We anticipate also getting state Rent Rebate forms shortly, but the state will not be releasing any other tax forms to hand out this year.

 Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library
 27 W. 4th Street
Emporium, PA 15834

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

‘Home Sweet Home’ Workshop- House Cutouts'

‘Home Sweet Home’ Workshop- House Cutouts

February 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Cost is $25 per person, payable by February 1

Workshop includes: 3 Wood house cutout (2- 5”x7” 1-3.5”x5”), embellishments, and use of transfers and chalk pastes

****You must pre-register and pay by February 1 to reserve your spot!****

Call or Text Chandra at (814)335-8624 to register! Facebook messages also accepted.

Class Size is Limited to 12 guests, sign up

Cancellations must be made 7 days prior to class for refund. Cancellations made less than 7 days from event will not receive a refund, but will receive the finished project created by Chandra.

Job Openings @ Emporium Secondaries

We are accepting applications for machine operators. Pay starts at $8.00 and up based on experience. Raises based on job performance. Hours are 7am to 3pm, M-F. Paid holidays and other benefits avail after trial period of 90 days. Stop up and get an application! We have multiple openings. Ability to read various measuring instruments a plus but not necessary. Will train.
Emporium Secondaries 
 11769 Route 120 
 Emporium, PA 
 (814) 486-1881

JUST CURE IT Basketball Game Tonight 1/29/2020

This is just a glimpse of some of the awesome baskets that will be in the auction tomorrow for the JUST CURE IT basketball game honoring Connie Garrigan. Come out and support the Lady Raiders but more important, come out and support Connie! Tickets will go on sale starting at 4:45 pm and winners will be announced during halftime of the varsity game!

St Mark Church - Thursday Morning Mass Time Change


 Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, morning mass will not take place at 8:10 AM, but at 10:30 AM for the Funeral Mass of Janet Hickoff. Please try to attend to show our parish support to her family.

Janet L. Hickoff

Janet L. Hickoff, 83, of 840 Rich Valley Road, Emporium, PA, passed peacefully at home on Saturday (January 25, 2020). She was born April 5, 1936 in Ridgway, PA, daughter of the late Amerigo and Estelle “Stella” (Letchi) Allegretto.

On September 29, 1956, in St. Leo Catholic Church she married Richard W. Hickoff of Emporium, PA, who preceded her in death. A graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Mrs. Hickoff was a telephone operator, waitress and homemaker. She was an active member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Rosary Society and Cameron County Historical Society, and taught catechism at the St. Mark Religious Education Center. 
She loved Christmas and enjoyed watching the New York Yankees.

She is survived by three sons, Stephen R. Hickoff (his wife, Elizabeth Edwards), Kittery, Maine, David C. Hickoff (his wife, Chris Hickoff), Fenton, Michigan, and Ronald J. Hickoff, Erie, PA, 7 grandchildren (Cora, Nathan, Spencer, Dylan, Ryan, Zachary, and Noah) and 3 great-grandchildren (Leonie, Ludovico, Iviana); 3 brothers, Edmund Allegretto, Sr., Ridgway; James "Bleak" (Nancy) Allegretto, Virginia; Wayne (Janet) Allegretto, Ridgway; 1 sister, Yvonne Gluck, Maine.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Maria Allegretto, Carmella Allen, Theresa Allegretto & Joan Thomas, 3 brothers, Guy, Anthony "Lefty" and Richard Allegretto,

There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (January 30, 2020) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

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

Memorial contributions: St. Mark Religious Education Center.

Online Condolences may be placed at

Monday, January 27, 2020

Bryan Titus Trio Show @ Rich Valley Wines

The Bryan Titus Trio will be playing their range of folky\bluesy music for a special Valentines Day show at Rich Valley Wines 

 Did you get your tickets.... To the Bryan Titus Trio Show? 

Join us Friday, February 14th, 2020 at Rich Valley Wines. Rich Valley Wines will have wine, PA beers, PA cocktails, and more! This is a 21 and over event and tickets are required
. Tickets include samples of our Charcuteire and Crudite boards for all!

Property Tax Rent Rebate Clinics

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 Attention seniors: The 2019 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Clinic schedule is out! 
Free assistance is available at these locations, as well as at my offices in Bradford, Coudersport and Kane. Please contact us for more information, or visit for more information about program eligibility.

Emporiums will be held at the Senior Center Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 9:30 - 11:30 am. 
Appointments are preferred. Call 814-486-3707

Pop Up Bakery - Scones @ Aroma Cafe

Cristy Solveson is  teaming up with Lindsey and Josh to offer your favorite treats, Scones! 
 Come hang out with us, stock up on scones, and grab a cup or bag of your favorite coffee!! 
Stay tuned for flavors available!

You can place a pre-order for Saturday’s Pop-Up Event so that you don’t miss out on your favorite scone flavors. The cost on Saturday will be $2 each or 4 for $7. Orders will close Thursday night.

⭐️See the order form for the available flavors!!
I want to let everyone know, these scones are dangerously delicious!

Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary

The department has changed its hall rental process.

 If you have questions regarding an existing rental or would like to schedule an event, please call Tina at 570-337-5313 or

Buttonwood Re Opening Tuesday 1/28/2020

The Buttonwood Restaurant will be re opening Tuesday, January 28th. 
They would like to thank everyone who helped clean up the restaurant. 

Buttonwood Inn Restaurant Closed Today

Sunday evening the Buttonwood Inn Restaurant had a small electrical fire in their kitchen. They will be closed until further notice. The restaurant is hoping to reopen by Tuesday! 

Please visit their Facebook page for updates.

Sizerville Road
 Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-0303

Sunday, January 26, 2020

“Through the Seasons” Photo Contest

CC Canoe & Kayak Race at Stevensons Dam 2012

 The annual PPFF “Through the Seasons” photo contest is a great opportunity to capture the beauty of our state parks and forests and share what makes them special to you. Plus, it offers a chance to show off your photography skills—whether amateur or professional! 📸

Categories for 2020: Selfie Dogs In the Outdoors Other Wildlife Sightings Park and Forest Adventures Motion Intergenerational Moments Young Photographers (ages 12-17)

The winning photographs will be featured on PPFF’s website, Facebook page, newsletter, and other electronic and print communications, as well as a state-wide gallery tour! Watch the PPFF Calendar of Events for the official announcement of dates and places.

All photos must be taken in a Pennsylvania state park or forest. Deadline to submit photos is Sept. 8, 2020. For a complete set of contest rules and submission details, visit

Pic of the Day

120 West near Truman


The PA Game Commission gave preliminary approval to several changes today; the three Sundays for hunting (in archery deer, firearm bear season and rifle deer season–three consecutive Sunday’s in November) as well as making the entire deer rifle season antlered and antlerless the entire season. Here is the full release from the PGC on the preliminary approvals.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2020-21 license year.

Modifications proposed for the 2020-21 seasons include: expanding Sunday hunting opportunities on three days – Sunday, Nov. 15 for archery deer hunting, Sunday, Nov. 22 for bear hunting during the bear firearms season, and Sunday, Nov. 29 for deer hunting during the firearms deer season; allowing concurrent hunting of antlered and antlerless deer statewide for the duration of the 14-day firearms deer season; shifting the statewide general bear season to run from Saturday through Tuesday; bringing back a three-day Thanksgiving turkey season, running Wednesday through Friday, in many Wildlife Management Units (WMUs); adding a week to the archery bear season, creating an overlap in the first week with the muzzleloader deer and bear seasons; opening squirrel season statewide on Sept. 12; permitting either-sex pheasant hunting statewide, outside of Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas; shortening the length of the fall turkey season by one week in WMUs 4D and 4E in response to declining local turkey populations; opening bobcat hunting and trapping seasons in WMU 2B; opening river otter trapping seasons in WMUs 1A, 1B and 2F; increasing the season bag limit for beavers from 40 to 60 in WMUs 1A and 1B in response to nuisance complaints; and eliminating the extended elk season held outside the Elk Management Area given that no elk ever have been harvested in this season.

 Please read the complete article and other recent news releases from the PA. Game Commission by clicking here

Little League Season is READY for REGISTRATION

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 The 2020 Cameron County Little League Season is READY for REGISTRATION

We encourage you to visit our NEW website and REGISTER your player(s) for the upcoming season. This new website will also interact with the SportsEngine App so you will be able to easily and quickly communicate with your team, see schedules, stats, and so much more.

All of the information you need is below, but if you have any questions, please, ask! This flyer will be sent home with students at school next week.

COACHES: Please also register with the coaching application at…/777601099…

We are looking forward to making this season the Best Season yet for Cameron County Little League!

Financial Peace University Class

Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past!
 Listen—there’s a better way! Join my Financial Peace University class, and we’ll learn how to beat debt and make a plan for the future . . . together! Interested? This class has changed our lives and it can yours as well.

 Join Ruth and I at Emporium First United Methodist Church starting Saturday, February 1, 2020. Feel free to message me your questions or sign up at ! Randall E. Metcalf

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Practical Nursing Program coming to Coudersport

Practical Nursing Program from Penn College coming to Coudersport!

Come to an Information Session on the upcoming Practical Nursing Program. Learn how becoming an LPN can help give you a great career boost! This full-time clock hour program starts August 31, 2020, and students will graduate August 29, 2021. Graduates earn a certificate in practical nursing. 

 Information sessions about the LPN Program will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29th and Wednesday, March 4th at the Coudersport office of the Education Council.

 For more information or to register for a Coudersport Information Session, contact Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

2020 Vintage Calendars for Sale

The Sylvan Heritage Council has six of our 2020 Vintage Emporium calendars remaining for sale for $10 each. If you'd like one, please send a FB message to Michelle Clark ( 814-486-8224) or me, Chrissy Slusarick. Each month features a photo of Emporium from days gone by, and there are dozens of extra photos inside as well! Calendars can be mailed out of town for an extra $5 each. Thanks to everyone for your overwhelming support of this project so far!

Goatsrue Workshops

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We have a new grant to treat an invasive plant which is also a PA listed noxious weed – Goatsrue, in the area. Landowners can attend the workshop and sign up for a free treatment program. This plant is toxic to livestock and is regulated by the PA Dept. of Agriculture. Landowners should make efforts to eliminate it from their property; our program can help them.

This plant is fairly common in the Smethport area and a threat to the rest of PA if allowed to spread.

Jody Groshek Communications & Outreach Director 
McKean County Conservation District 
17137 Route 6
 Smethport, PA 16749 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Mountain Paws Grooming

Mountain Paws Grooming has a new business sign! Even though we all know where this wonderful business is, it will be nice to see the new sign at the end of the driveway. 

Don't forget to call Becca for your pets grooming needs. 

Follow Mountain Paws Grooming on Facebook!

Annual Coyote Hunt 2020

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Feb 14 at 12:01 AM – Feb 15 at 7:01 PM 

 Each participant must be registered for this hunt. When hunting in groups, each member of the group must be registered, or the entire group will be disqualified. You can register at the Club or by mail, Write “Coyote Hunt” on the envelope when sending the application in the mail. PLEASE INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO DEFER COSTS. IF MAILING IN THE APPLICATION, IT MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 31, 2020.

• Each participant must be a 2020 member of the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association. If you are not a member now, you can apply for a membership when you register for the hunt.

• A registration fee of $ 10.00 plus a $ 2.00 administration fee for a total of $12.00 must be paid with the registration. There is a $ 5.00 additional fee to enter for the heaviest female coyote and an additional $ 5.00 for the heaviest fox.

• No registrations are taken on the days of the hunt. The last day to register may be done at the club on Thursday, February 13, 2020 until 11:59 PM. If you are registered, you can start to hunt at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020. The hunt and weigh ins will end on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3pm.

• Coyotes & Fox must be killed by legal means during the days of the hunt.

• Hunting will be permitted state wide in Pennsylvania. Participants must have the proper license and obey all of the game laws in the state of Pennsylvania while hunting.

• Calls and dogs can be used to hunt coyotes & fox. Trapping is allowed.

• The Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association reserves the right to have an autopsy performed on the animal if we feel that the animal was kept in a pen or was taken illegally. A veterinarian will be available to enforce this regulation. SSA respects your honesty as a sportsman and we hope that you respect the organization.

• Official weigh-ins will be done at the Club on Friday February 14, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday February 16, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. The deadline for weigh-in is 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020 – prizes will be awarded after weigh-ins.

• Each hunter is responsible for the disposal of his or her coyote & fox carcasses.

• Prizes will be awarded by check, accompanied by the proper tax forms.

Tickets Available at Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

These are snake hunt tickets to be drawn on that weekend. We typically only send them out with the spring newsletter, which we will also do, but we decided to start selling them early this year. All members will receive them with their newsletter end of March. Any questions about these tickets, please call the club. (814) 546-2835

Band at the Driftwood Saloon Feb. 14th

Driftwood Saloon 
 375 Driftwood Avenue
 Driftwood, PA
 (814) 546-2447

Cameron County Native Recognized for his Volunteer Service

I really enjoy sharing stories about Cameron County, and there's only one that tops that, sharing stories about people from Cameron County! 

 Hats off to Pete Petty for his volunteer work in the McKenzie River community area.

 Here's the well deserved shout out to Pete- "BIG SHOUT OUT to congratulate Pete Petty recently honored by McKenzie River Trust for his more than 100 hours of volunteer service caring for Finn Rock Reach. Pete is likely single-handedly responsible for the removal of thousands of pounds of garbage from conservation and public lands along the McKenzie River. Pete collaborated to build a strong volunteer corps while volunteering in many, many other capacities including the McKenzie Track, community centers, school, and most likely more than we can mention. We are continuously inspired by his generosity of spirit. Pete and Monty raised more than $3000.00 collecting bottles, donating the funds to local charities. Thank you Pete for your dedication to the McKenzie River communities! McKenzie River Trust celebrated their 30th anniversary this year. From a dream of a few to preserve the McKenzie River, the MRT has grown to protect over 5,500 acres in 8 different watersheds with the power of thousands of fans, members, volunteers, partners, and staff."

Thanks goes out to his daughter Missy for permitting me to share this story.

Football Fellowship Sunday

On Sunday, February 2nd, come on down to the center during the big football game for some food and fellowship! Doors open at 5:30pm!
This is a public community event, so anyone is welcome to join in on the fun! Just bring a snack to share and a drink. 😊

**& if you don't fancy football, we have plenty of board games to play.

Mark your calendars for Football Fellowship Sunday! 😁

Taco Sunday! @the Emporium Senior Center

This Sunday, January 26th @ Noon-3pm, come on down to the center for yummy Taco goodness!

Taco + Dessert + Drink = $5
Eat-in or Take-out 😊
All proceeds help pay the bills at the center. 
We thank you for your support!

FREE Teen Paint & Sip Class

The Library will be hosting a FREE Teen Paint & Sip class with a "Love Trees" theme on Saturday, February 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can create a beautiful, personal gift for just in time for Valentine's Day. Only 15 spots are available for the event and those interested should sign up through this Facebook event, or by calling the library at 814-486-8011. The event is open to all youth 14-18. Local artist Sarah Nolan will be leading the class and the painting being created will be inspired by the one pictured here. Participants will be able to personalize their creation. The library will provide all of the supplies, as well as snacks and hot cocoa with all the fixings.

Ariel Farren Represents CC in 2020 Fair Competition

Wishing Ariel Farren the best of luck during her competition at the 2020 Fair Convention in Hershey, PA.  Ariel represents Cameron County in the Fair Queen Competition. 

Recycling Updates Cameron & Elk County

Elk County Update 

A reminder that we have discontinued our monthly Saturday collections, so please help us spread the word. We've had a number of folks ask us about when we take electronics. That would be any day we are open to the public. The hours are posted here on Facebook. We take all recycling three days a week, including electronics.

REGULAR HOURS: (Closed Holidays)
Monday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Along with dropping off your regular paper, plastic bottles, etc., we also accept the following items during the week. Electronics, a/c units, dehumidifiers, fluorescent lamps, batteries, oil based paint and pesticides.

Cameron County Update 

We want to remind you that only the following materials listed under the accepted materials are taken at the Cameron County Recycling Center.
If you have any questions regarding drop offs,  contact Tara at 814-486-3176.

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 The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the return of the Great Outdoors Getaway Giveaway contest. This contest features the chance to win one of four $250 gift certificates redeemable at any Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau lodging member through May 31st, 2021. 

 Click on this link to enter!

PAGO Winter Wonderland Photo Contest

Be sure to submit your photos into the PAGO Winter Wonderland Photo Contest for a chance to win cash prizes. Photos must be submitted December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020. Please remember, all photos submitted must be taken in the PA Great Outdoors' 5-county region to be eligible. 

 Visit this link for complete details

PA. Voting Law Updated - Vote by Mail

Governor Wolf has signed Act 77 of 2019, a significant improvement to PA.'s election in more than half a century. This legislative change takes effect for the April 2020 primary election.

 The law creates a new option to vote by mail up to 50 days before an election. Other updates in the law include no excuse mail-in voting, 50-day mail-in voting period, permanent mail-in and absentee ballot list, 15 more days to register to vote, extends mail-in and absentee submission deadlines, and the changes do not impact the November 5, 2019 election.

 Read the detailed article by following this link

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner Tonight

Artisan Chocolate in time for Valentine’s Day

Artisan Chocolate in time for Valentine’s Day

 Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center teaming up with Goblin’s Chocolates from St Mary’s and Kathy’s Creations from Emporium to provide sweets for your sweetheart. For several years the John Keyes family has hand dipped strawberries for Cameron County customers. They are sold in boxes of 6 or 12 and can be covered in dark, white or milk chocolate. In addition, boxed candy is also available ranging from the popular swamp box to handmade toffee which began the chocolate business. 

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

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

Basket Classes Planned for 2020

Basket Classes Planned for 2020 

Basket artist Catherine Snyder from Potter County encouraging people to antler and shed hunt this spring. In August she will teach a basket class using those found items! The antler basket is just one of three classes planned at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan center by Snyder. Snyder uses no patterns, creating the usable works of art as she weaves.

On March 14 Snyder will teach an Easter Basket. Students will select their choice of shape and colors for the class. The price is $33.00 and class will be held 9am-2pm. Seating is limited to 10.

On June 20 the focus will be on creating a market basket or casserole carrier. Students may select the handle type and learn shaping techniques. The price is $45.00 and the class will be held from 9am-2pm. Only 10 students will be accepted in the class.

The antler basket class will be held August 15 from 9am-5pm. The cost is $60.00. Students asked to bring their antlers to the chamber prior to the class, so they may be prepared for use in a basket. The class is limited to 8 students.

The baskets are on display at the chamber office. Students may register online at Eventbrite, by phoning the office at 814-486-4314, or in person.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hours Change at My Place

New CCOYA Website

If you haven't already noticed it, please take a moment and add CCOYA's new website to your favorite pages to visit. We are fortunate to have this group in Cameron County.

 What is CCOYA? 
 "CCOYA provides Cameron County and area youth the opportunity and education to become aware of and comfortable with an outdoor lifestyle, focusing on the benefits this will provide to their everyday lives and personal growth."

 Click on this link to visit their website and visit their Facebook page for frequent updates.

16th Wine & Cheese Tasting Social

The 2020 Emporium Rotary Club Wine & Cheese Scholarship Fundraiser tickets are now available from any Rotary member. 

This is the 16th Wine & Cheese tasting social and it will be held Saturday, February 29 from 7-10 pm at O'Connell Hall social room. 

 Raffles this year will be a 50/50, a dessert basket, a coffee basket, a booze basket and a 
lottery ticket board. 

Must be 21 years old to attend.

Pic of the Day

Looking Westward over Emporium 

Rich Valley Wines "Soft Opening" this Saturday

Join us this Saturday, January 25th, from 3:00pm-7:00pm for a "soft opening".

 Rich Valley Wines will have Wine for purchase, by the glass, a rotating selection of PA made Craft Beers, and Cocktails made from PA Spirits! 

 We will have out Grand Opening February 14th - 16th! Tickets available now for the Bryan Titus Trio Opening Night at

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Cali Housler Joins Elk Co. Conservation Education Staff

It's great to see local Cameron County resident, Cali Housler,(left in photo) as part of the Elk Country Visitor Center Conservation Education Staff! Cali is pictured with Ben and Haley as they prepare for a Distance Learning course that reaches out to Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
 Congratulations Cali! 

 Check out the Elk Country Visitor Center by visiting their Facebook page or clicking on this link

Taylor V. Lewis

Taylor V. Lewis “beloved son, brother, grandson, and uncle” 

 COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Taylor V. Lewis, 13, of Coudersport, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2020, after tragically experimenting with a horrible fad of aerosol propellant inhaling.

He was son of Thomas L. and Valerie E. (Gerbec-Lewis) Werstler.

Born on Thursday, November 30, 2006, in Coudersport, to birth parents Vaughn Lewis, and Katherine Thompson of Emporium, Pa.

Taylor was a seventh grade student in the enrichment program at the Austin Area High School. He attended the Austin Free Methodist Church. Taylor was a very intelligent boy who loved working on everything mechanical, including riding mowers, mini-bikes, electric fans, and even creating his own battery fed lights. He loved fishing; hunting; working on cars with his Dad; spending time with, and helping his family; collecting leaves and studying geography; and collecting rocks with his nieces, Nadia and Irissa. He also liked playing video games; building forts with “Sissy”, Jessica; swimming; camping; and KFC, Nashville Hot chicken was his favorite. He knew most all cars by make, model, engine, etc., and always watched Counting Cars and Top Gear. His greatest loves were his family and being outdoors.

Surviving in addition to his Mom and Dad of Coudersport, are his biological parents, Vaughn Lewis and Katherine Thompson of Emporium; six sisters, Jessica Lewis and Sylvia Lewis, both of Emporium, Skylar Werstler, Tanjee Werstler, both of Coudersport, Trinity Werstler and Mikenzi (David) Sabatino, both of Clearfield; his “Grammy”, Sarah Lanphere of Emporium; Grandpa, Larry Werstler of Green Cove Springs, FL; two very special nieces, Nadia and Irissa Sabatino; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, including special cousin, Adam Lukaschunis.

Taylor was predeceased by his biological grandfather, David Thompson; grandmother, Arlene Walker; and grandfather, Edward Gerbec. Also Sebastian and Leonardo Sabatino, both in infancy.

Family and friends may call from 9am to noon on Friday, January 17, 2020, at God’s Country Ministries, 1237 East Second Street, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at noon with Taylor’s pastor, Roger Laktash, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

Memorials in Taylor’s name may be made to the Austin Free Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Roger Laktash, 44 East Vine Street, Port Allegany, PA 16743.

Taylor’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Taylor, please visit

Taylor’s family’s prayer is that no other family should ever have to experience this kind of loss. Please talk to your children and grandchildren about the consequences of experimenting with this horrible fad of huffing.

PennDOT Job Fair in Coudersport

Clearfield, PA – Prospective employees are invited to attend and apply at a job fair that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 2 is hosting soon in Coudersport. During the job fair, applicants can learn about job opportunities that PennDOT offers. PennDOT staff will be on hand to help with on-line applications and attendees are encouraged to bring their resume.

Available positions include: Construction Inspectors, Highway Maintenance Workers, College Student Summer Workers, Equipment Operators, and Semi-skilled Laborers, Engineering Technicians, Civil Engineer Trainee, Engineering Internships, and College student summer workers.

“We’re always looking for reliable people who take pride in a job well done”, said District Executive Karen L. Michael, P.E. “Come visit us to learn how these jobs can offer permanent employment with benefits and retirement, advancement opportunities, and the potential to work close to home.”

The Job Fair will be held from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the PennDOT Potter County Maintenance Office as noted below.

• PennDOT Potter County Maintenance Office Date: January 30, 2020 Location: 7 W. Locust Street, Coudersport

Computers will be available, and staff will be on hand to help interested participants navigate the electronic application system for both civil and non-civil service opportunities. Not all jobs will be based in Coudersport, so applicants from outside the area are encouraged to attend.

PennDOT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting workforce diversity. To learn more about additional jobs, please visit:

Basic Sign Language Class to be Offered in Coudersport

How many times do we encounter hearing impaired people and wish that we could communicate with them? As we age, we gradually lose some of our hearing. Sign language can help. Also, mothers of pre-lingual children can use sign language as a tool with their little ones. Here is your opportunity to learn basic sign language that could help you or someone you care about.

This course will cover beginning sign language, the alphabet, conversational phrases and a variety of commonly used signs. In addition, basic facts essential to the correct use of the language will be addressed. A dedicated student could learn as many as 800 signs, and understand signing and interpreting rules, basic deaf culture, and medical situations that cause deafness and loss of hearing. An intermediate course may be offered depending on interest.

This course will be taught by Sheri Greene and is scheduled for Tuesdays, January 28 – April 7, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. The cost is $160/person. To register, call (814) 274-4877 or visit .

Emporium Senior Center Football Fellowship Sunday

The Emporium Senior Center invites you to join them for Football Fellowship Sunday on Sunday, February 2nd. Bring yourself, a snack to share, and a drink. Doors open at 5:30pm. The football game will be available to view, as we fellowship together. If football is not your cup of tea, there are board games available for some fun times as well. This is a public event and anyone is invited to join in the fun! Come one, come all!”

 **Also, the date of the Taco event got changed to this Sunday, January 26th from Noon until 3pm. Taco, drink, and dessert= $5

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Themed Lunch at CCHS

Donut Grams at CCHS

Russell E. Rhoades Memorial Youth Ice Fishing Event Cancelled

PLEASE SHARE: Bucktail Rod and Gun Club, Cameron County Family Center and CCOYA is sorry to report the Ice Fishing event that was scheduled for Saturday 2/1/20 at Bucktail Rod and Gun club has been cancelled indefinitely.

 We were really looking forward to holding this event but feel that the thickness of the ice will just not be sufficient enough to hold a group event. We appreciate everyone that let us know they were planning to attend. We also would like to thank those volunteers that were planning to help with this event. Thanks for your understanding!

The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club, Cameron County Family Center and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) are co-sponsoring a 2nd annual Russell E. Rhoads Memorial youth ice fishing event scheduled for February 1 2020 at Bucktail Rod and Gun Club in Sizer Run. 

 Youth under 16 yrs of age don’t need a license. The event may be cancelled due to rain or unsafe ice conditions. Please pre-register for the event by 1/30/20. To register a youth or volunteer your time and talents please contact Don Bickford at 814 486 3363 or Frank Armanini at 814 486 0941.

Lynn A. " Mac" McCombie

Lynn A. “Mac” McCombie, 77, of 1397 Cameron Road, Driftwood, PA
died at his residence, Driftwood, PA on Tuesday evening (January 21, 2020).
He was born November 3, 1942 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Leonard "Red" and Kathryn Gontero McCombie.
In 1972 he married Linda Wykoff who survives.

Lynn served with the US Navy during Vietnam. He worked for local union 66, operating engineers, for over 50 years. He was a member of the Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club and the VFW in Emporium.

In addition to his wife he is survived a daughter, Michele(Luis) Lopez, Carrboro, NC; step-son, Joe Winslow, Emporium; brother, Carl (Nancy) McCombie, Lewistown, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard "Red" and Kathryn Gontero McCombie

At his request there will be No Service or visitation.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

2020 Vintage Emporium Calendars

We have six of our 2020 Vintage Emporium calendars remaining for sale for $10 each. If you'd like one (or more), please send a FB message to Michelle Clark ( 814-486-8224 ) or me,
Chrissy Slusarick.

Each month features a photo of Emporium from days gone by, and there are dozens of extra photos inside as well! Calendars can be mailed out of town for an extra $5 each.

Thanks to everyone for your overwhelming support of this project so far!