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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Sinnemahoning Tavern Takeout Special

Robert E. Stitt

Robert E. Stitt, 73, of Hawk Road, Emporium, PA, formerly of Altoona died at his residence on Tuesday morning (April 28, 2020). He was born March 16, 1947 in Altoona, PA a son of the late Clair E. and Elma Alberts Stitt.

Bob graduated from Penn State University and was a member of ROTC. He enjoyed Hunting. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by cousins, Doris Jones (Tom); Debbie Leahey (Danny); two aunts, Phillis Briggs (Bill); Faye Stitt and many special friends. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an uncle, Jack Stitt,

There will be No Visitation. 
Services will be Private at a later date

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Nearby Galeton Cancels Fourth of July Celebration

Nearby Galeton Cancels  Fourth of July celebration

 After many weeks of agonizing over this, the Goodyear Hose Company and Galeton Fireworks Committee have come to a decision about our 4th of July. First and foremost in all their minds is the HEALTH and SAFETY of our residents. 

With this being said, due to COVID-19 and "Social distancing" (which will be impossible to do in the park and in our town that weekend) our 4th of July celebration is cancelled. 

We are well aware that this is going to hurt our businesses as well as our own organizations and that is one of our biggest regrets, but the HEALTH and SAFETY has to come first. Council President Joe Petrencsik fully supports their decision and will be bringing it to the Council meeting on May 13th where it will be ratified. 

 2021 is already in the planning stage and is going to be BIGGER AND BETTER than ever!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Emporium VFD Responds to Alarm at Emporium High Rise


Residents of the Emporium High Rise were evacuated during a reported apartment fire. The Emporium Fire Department responded to the scene. The Fire Chief reported the fire was extinguished and the fire trucks returned to the station. 

Alpacas Visit Residents of Guy & Mary Felt Manor

Today, residents of Emporiums nursing home, Guy & Mary Felt Manor, were visited by two charming alpacas from Robin Kuleck's farm, the Little Red Barn.

 Activity Director, Pat Kempher, coordinated the visit to bring cheer to the quarantined residents. TallyHo and Traveler, and their handlers, Robins grandchildren Vivian and Norah, walked window to window so all the residents were able to see them. Nursing aides inside the Manor were present from room to room to assist the residents so they did not miss the visit. 

 The Little Red Barn is home to 24 alpacas, bee hives, chickens, ducks and one of Cameron County's newest AirBNB Bed & Breakfast locations.




Flowers 'N Things Update

Update: Currently we are still closed. Beginning May 4th thru May 7th we will be taking phone orders only for deliveries and pick ups on May 8th and 9th. We will not have walk-ins or internet orders as flowers will be limited. We will have gift items as well and will post some pics later this week. This is all new to us too and we appreciate your support and patience as we go thru these trying times together. Stay safe 

 Check out Flowers 'N Things Facebook page for online sale items!

Community Conversation Virtual Happy Hour by the Cameron County Project


The Cameron County Project 

We're launching a series of Community Conversations via Virtual Happy Hour Thursdays at 7pm. Grab your favorite drink, get comfy in front of your computer and join Jess via Zoom video conference and chat for a casual and friendly, open discussion about the themes that unite us and the ideas and stories they spark.

Each week we'll focus on discussing different topic pertaining to Cameron County:

April 30th - Sense of Community 
May 7th - Nature 
May 14th - Local Economy
 May 21st - Arts & Culture
 May 28th - Safety and Accessibility

We'll post the zoom link 1 hour before the start time, in each individual event, so all you have to do is click to join us.

We can't #BeTogether in person, but that doesn't mean we can't #GetTogether virtually 
and talk about all things Cam Co.

Cameron County Celebrates CCHS Seniors with Banner Program



If your driving through downtown Emporium you will notice some businesses have banners in their windows. These banners are up in celebration of the CCHS Class of 2020.
A huge thank you to those that organized this project!

This is a list of the banners and their locations. 


RAMSEY’S AUTO

Sean Cunningham


REID’S AUTO
Ryan Reid

CDH DESIGNS
Logan Herpster-Settle
Ian Sarokon

CHAMBER
Eliza Farabaugh
Dino Brown
Raelle Putt
Corey Williams
Dalton Ball
Wendell O’Brien

FOOD MART
Hannah Uber
Sabnia Skillman

PIZZA PALACE
Caryn Smith
Nicholas Peters

BUTTONWOOD
Dillan Skillman
Hannah Shaffer

AROMA
Emily Richnafsky
Jacob Cook
Emmanuel Patricio

CROWN REALTY
Hunter Skillman

CABIN KITCHEN
Bryce Ellis
Ryan Chilcote

FOX’S
Nathan Clingan
Caleb Rieder

FLOWERS ‘N THINGS
Katie Hauss

GOOD REAL ESTATE
John Good
Eryn Krieg

JB SALON
Katherine Bailey

RADIO STATION
Adam Weichman
June Rose Paragat

REID’S NAPA
Chad Moyer
Joshua Lane
Ebon Jackson

SINGER’S AUTO
Timothy Hasselman
Albert Hanes

C&N BANK
Bryan Meade
Nicholas Meade
Sierra Lininger

ALLSTATE
Cameron Harrier
Lily Martin

Rich Valley Wines Charcuterie Boards Available this Weekend


Limited number of boards available for the upcoming weekend!
(Friday, May 1, Saturday May 2, & Sunday May 3rd open 3pm-5pm)

 Visit www.RichValleyWines.com to see availability and to order.

 Order a board, a bottle of wine and Enter STAYSANE at checkout to save $5

 Pick up for an afternoon snack Have it delivered for Dinner or a late night snack 
 Send to someone as a Thinking of You gift 
 Thanks so much to everyone that has supported us so far! 
You guys really do know how to show up and support local!

This is the charcuterie board I ordered last week!

De-Stress with a 4-H Webinar



De-stress with the 4 H’s! 
Join our webinar to engage in activities and conversations with other 4-H members from across the state while learning new skills in managing stress. 

We will hold two sessions, each serving a different age group: May 18 at 11am for 8 to 12 year olds: https://extension.psu.edu/4-h/unstress-8-12 and May 22 at 4pm for 13-18 year olds: https://extension.psu.edu/4-h/unstress-13-18

4-H Science Camps Cancelled


This has to be our most difficult post so far:(

With a VERY heavy heart, we are cancelling the face-to-face 4-H STEM Camps scheduled for Elk and Cameron Counties in 2020.

Please watch for information on virtual camp programs that will include science supplies sent to your home! We are doing our best to offer unique, fun, and educational programs that your kids will enjoy!

Stay safe! We are looking forward to 2021! 

 Please follow their Facebook site for continuing updates and activities

Emporium Country Club Opening May 1st


The Emporium Country Club will be opening Friday, May 1 at 8:00 am. Tee times are required. Please take time to read the following guidelines before coming to the club. We look forward to seeing everyone again:

PLEASE FOLLOW COVID-19 MITIGATION GUIDELINES WHILE AT ECC

1. TEE TIMES REQUIRED.
2. MASKS REQUIRED INSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE & AT GRILL. If you have hand sanitizer you may want to bring it since our supply at this time is limited.
3. All Players MUST fill out a “SIGN IN” slip each time they play golf at ECC.
4. No more than 4 in a group to golf.
5 One bag and one player per cart unless players share a household or came in the same vehicle.
6. All players must stay at least six feet apart at all times.
7. Do not take a cart unless you have paid for golf and a cart has been assigned to you.
8. Ball washers have been removed.
9. Water coolers have been removed from the course. Bottled water available in machines.
10. Bar will only be open to purchase beer for on course six pack specials and drinks while golfing. Bar area limited to purchases only. CANNOT sit in bar area.
11. One bag and one player per cart unless players share a household or came in the same vehicle. v 12. On-course restrooms will not be available.
13. Players must not touch the flagstick and must leave the pin in at all times.
14. Cups will have foam inserts above the green surface, and any putts that hit the foam will be considered holed.
15. All rakes will be removed from the golf course bunkers. Because of that, players may improve their lie in the bunker, no closer to the hole. Please try to smooth out footprints with your feet or club.
16. Grill will be open and Take-Out Dinners and Sandwiches will be available. Ask at grill for daily specials.
17. Cannot take showers.
18. Clubs will not be cleaned until further notice.
19. Please try to adhere to all signs in and around the clubhouse.
20. PLEASE REMOVE TRASH FROM CART WHEN FINISHED GOLFING AND RETURN CART TO WASH AREA.

Please follow their Facebook site or website for continuing updates 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lakeview Opens for Camping on May 1st

Currently the Lakeview Store is open. Beginning May 1st, the campground will open. 
To make a reservations you need to call 814 647 8657.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Driftwood Saloon & Grill


We are getting a lot of people reaching out to see if we are open. 
We are still closed and can't wait for this pandemic to be over with so we can see you all again. 
We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy.

Penn College Practical Nursing Course in Coudersport

This full-time, clock-hour program is scheduled over one calendar year and includes classes and clinical experience. The program is divided into three levels of instruction for a total of 1,504 hours. Penn College’s Practical Nursing curriculum provides the knowledge base and experience necessary to become a safe practitioner, operating as a member of the healthcare team, sharing in the care of patients within the accepted scope of the licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Practical nursing education is a process through which a student acquires knowledge, skills, attitudes, and judgment to provide safe nursing care under the direction of a licensed professional nurse (RN), licensed physician (MD/DO), or a licensed dentist (DDS). Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure in the State of Pennsylvania as an LPN and be prepared to seek employment in multiple healthcare settings. These include nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, physician offices and clinics, and home care agencies.

This program is scheduled to start on Monday, August 31, 2020 and will end on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Most classes and clinicals will take place in Coudersport, but some travel to Wellsboro will be necessary. This program is eligible for financial aid. The application deadline is July 24, 2020. For more information or to request an application, contact Penn College in Wellsboro, at (570) 724-7703 or northcampus@pct.edu. Since they are currently working from home, leave a message, and someone will respond to you.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Jean M. Farmer


Jean M. Farmer, 67, of 32 Gobblers Knob, Emporium, PA died at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday afternoon (April 23, 2020). She was born July 18, 1952 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late John A. and Elsie A. Bellman Fields. On June 22, 1997 in Emporium, PA she married Thomas E. Farmer, who survives.

Jean graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1970. She retired from GKN where she worked for many years. She enjoyed animals, camping, riding the Harley with her loving husband Tom. She also enjoyed vacationing at her daughters home in South Carolina.

In addition to her husband Tom is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Marie Aun, South Carolina; sons, John Clyde Beldin, Emporium and Donald Earl Farmer, Texas; one brother, James Fields, Emporium; one sister, Sherrill Ehlers, Allegany, NY and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Judy Mihalek and brother-in-law, Bruce Ehlers.

There will be No Visitation and services will be Private.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Allegheny General Hospital, Cardiac Unit, 320 E. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Friday, April 24, 2020

Tammy Lynn Munson


Tammy Lynn Munson, 56, of Hughesville, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at her home. Tammy was born on Friday, March 6, 1964 in Saint Marys, PA and was the daughter of Frederick E. and the late Carol J. Lewis Smith.

Tammy liked to have fun. She was a loving person who loved living life to its fullest. She enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren, reading, writing poetry and decorating tins. Her unique laugh will not be forgotten by her family and friends and her love for living life to its fullest.

She is survived by a daughter; Brittnee L. (Kelsee) Munson of Hughesville, a son; Bradlee S. Munson of Wenonah, NJ, her father; Frederick E. Smith of Emporium, two sisters; Tracy McLaughlin of Emporium, Shelly Resch of Saint Marys, two grandsons; Adryann L. Munson and Tegan M. Munson.

Tammy was predeceased by her mother, Carol J. Lewis Smith.

There will be a celebration of life in her hometown once COVID-19 ends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty~Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Joan M. Tilburg

Joan M. Tilburg “beloved mother, grandmother, and sister”

Joan M. “Joanie” Tilburg, 67, of Costello, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Vida Glover of Austin, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on Thursday, July 17, 1952, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Thomas R. and Lula B. Eck Glover. On June 28, 1986 in Costello, she married Larry R. Tilburg, who passed away on June 16, 2018.

Joanie was a graduate of Austin High School. For many years, Joanie helped her parents run the family owned business, The Old Tannery Inn, in Costello. She was also employed by Emporium Specialties in Austin for many years and by GKN Industries in Emporium. Joanie, even in failing health, worked at the First Fork Lodge in Costello.

Joanie was an active member of the former Costello United Methodist Church. She loved to go shopping and going for car rides, but her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter Amber (Josh) Roeske of Austin; a son, Tim (Annette) Glover of Coudersport; two stepdaughters, Tammy (Matt) Muisiner of Emporium and Paula (Bill) McCoy of Trout Run; six grandchildren, Zac, Dallas, Ty, Keigan, Treigh, and Jase; a great-grandson, Cole Thomas Tucker; five brothers, Richard (Nancy) Glover, Tom (Penny) Glover, Joe (Vida) Glover, and Rick (Sheri) Glover, all of Austin, and Bruce Glover of Emporium; a sister-in-law, Cindy Glover of Austin; a brother-in-law, Hugh (Jean) Crosby of Austin; her lifelong best friend, Kathy Majot of Austin; many nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joanie was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lea Ann McCoy; two brothers, Chuck Glover and Albie Glover and his wife, Anna Glover; a nephew, Jason Glover; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

A memorial service will be held on a date, place and time to be announced. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Joanie’s family entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. To express condolences or share a fond memory of Joanie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Storm damages trees throughout Cameron County




Last Friday's snow storm damaged trees throughout the county. 

Main Street Emporium



The trees in downtown Emporium are in full bloom 

Emporium Water Company


Emporium water company employees were busy yesterday flushing the lines within 
the Emporium Borough

WJAC TV, Channel 6, Visits Food Pantry


Yesterday volunteers were present to help with the monthly Cameron County Food Pantry distribution. WJAC TV, Channel 6, was onsite to publicize the the distribution. 

Click on the below link to see this news. 

List of Restaurants Serving Takeout or Dining in Cameron County

This is a list of restaurants serving take out or delivery options. 
 Please call or visit their Facebook page for details.
The situation around us changes quickly,
I will keep this page updated to the best of my ability.


Aroma Cafe 
 814-486-7662
Specials and full menu available



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Buttonwood Restaurant 
814-486-0303
Full menu options

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The Bear Den
3/25/20  UpDate - 

We have decided to completely close   until we feel it is safe for our employees and customers to return to work. Thank you all for being so understanding in this time of uncertainty, we appreciate the kind words and support more than we can say!

 814-507-1208

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Cabin Kitchen and Bakery

3/21/20 UPDATE - It is with deep regret that we will be closed effective immediately.
We will resume regular hours as soon as possible and keep you updated.
 We are so sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you very soon. 

814) 486-0528

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Charley’s Friendly Tavern & Restaurant 

Please call 486-0539 to place an order.

Check their FB page for specials.
Open Wed. & Thurs. 4:30 - 8 pm
 Fri., & Saturday 4:30 - 9 pm
Credit & Debit cards not accepted and we apologize for this inconvenience


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The Driftwood Senior Center 

 UPDATE: The Driftwood Senior Center will remain closed.
 In a attempt to meet the daily nutritional needs of its' regular attendees, a hot meal is available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Driftwood Sr. Center at noon. 

To those that are a regular & registered attendee to our lunches, prior to this closing 
The meal is ordered for this individual before 11:30 am one day prior.
 Meal is picked up at the door at Noon. 
 Any questions, please call 546-2331. 814-546-2331

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Emporium Senior Center
 814) 486-3707 
Update as of 3/30 
We will remain closed until further notice.

 However, due to the senior center having been a service that has been meeting the daily nutritional needs of its' regular attendees, a daily weekday hot meal is available at this time for individuals who meet the following criteria: 
 1) Someone has been a regular & registered attendee to our lunches, prior to this closing 
2) A meal is ordered for this individual before 1pm on the day before 
3) Meal is picked up at the door at Noon.

We will post further updates as we are made aware of any changes that may arise.

There will be no takeout meal on Fri., April 10 in remembrance of Good Friday 

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Food King 

Opening 4/23 for takeout
814-486-1012

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Fox's Pizza Den of Emporium
 (814) 486-3637

Open 11 am - 10 pm (11 on Fri & Sat.)


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Lakeview Store LLC 

Opening March 28
814-647-8657
Call for store hours
https://www.facebook.com/LakeviewStorePA

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Mack's Rhythm & Brews Sports Bar Inc.
 (814) 486-0229
Please check their FB page for hours/ specials or updates
Open Tues. through Sat., 2 pm -7 pm
Sunday, noon till 6 pm
Offering delivery within 3 miles 

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My Place 
814) 507-1219
Please call or check their FB page for hours/ specials or updates 
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Pizza Palace Plus 
 814-486-1819 

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Emporium Sheetz and Fuel On are Open

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Rich Valley Wines 

After this evening Friday, March 20, we will be closed for the foreseeable future.
We will continue to evaluate our options every week.
Please check their FB site for weekend updates! 

UPDATE 3/28/2020

 We are offering curbside pickup and local delivery options using our new website. 

Visit our website https://rich-valley-wines.square.site to place an order 
Deliveries will be made after 6 pm each day

  You may also  purchase Rich Valley Wines E-Gift cards for yourself, or send via email to others, by visiting https://squareup.com/gift/PGNTCE5PMJ8NW/order 

We can be reached at 814-507-1120 (RVW Phone )
Email is richvalleywines@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/RichValleyWines

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Sinnemahoning Tavern

Beginning today, Friday 3/20- The Tavern will be open from 3 -5 pm for takeout six-packs and food.
Lottery tickets also.
It's important to note that food and beverage cannot be consumed on premises.

(814) 546-2888 
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 TwistedSistersSoftServe

 (814) 486-0402
Open 3-8 daily
Please call to confirm their hours of service

Ryan Grimm for State Representative


Facebook Friday Round 2! We are doing another Facebook Live session this Friday April 24 @ 5:00 PM! This time will be a little different. This time you will be able to send us questions before we go live via Facebook messenger. We will also be taking calls and questions during the live broadcast. 
We can not wait to hear from all of you!


Reopening PA's Economy


Gov. Wolf released some details Wednesday evening about his plans to reopen the Commonwealth’s economy. He specifically mentioned the northwest and north central regions, which have low numbers of confirmed cases, as the areas most likely to reopen first. 

Full details of the plan are available at https://www.governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania

Causer Announces Continuity of Education Grants for Area Schools

Causer Announces Continuity of Education Grants for Area Schools

HARRISBURG – Five area school districts and the intermediate unit serving students in the 67th Legislative District were awarded nearly $60,000 in Continuity of Education and Equity Grants (CEEG) by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the current academic year.

“This is a very difficult time for our school districts, students and their families,” Causer said. “These grants are designed to help ensure students have access to the resources they need to continue their education even though they can’t be in physical classrooms.”

Schools with the highest percentage of students lacking access to resources were given priority in receiving these grants, which totaled $5 million statewide. The local grants were awarded as follows:

Cameron County School District: $11,750.

Coudersport Area School District: $7,400.

Kane Area School District: $11,250.

Oswayo Valley School District: $29,300.

Smethport Area School District: $5,500.

Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9: $5,200.

According to the Department of Education, CEEG grants are designed to help provide access and inclusion for all learners by bridging the gap for students who are currently limited in their ability to participate in continuity of education.

The grants may be used to purchase computer equipment, such as laptops, tablets and internet hot spots, or used toward providing instructional materials, such as paper lessons and coursework.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Only 8 Spots left on the CSA Program through Aroma Cafe


Hello fellow quarantineers! 

 There are quite a few applications out for the CSA. I have 8 spots left! Get them back to me ASAP as I am closing registration on May 1st! Aroma is open Monday through Friday 11-4. Applications can be dropped off there with payment. Can't wait for fresh veggies!

We are selling Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares through Aroma this year. $300 for half share and $500 for a full share. Growing season is right around the corner. We have a limited amount of shares available so get in quick. Last year we filled these in 2 weeks. You can pick up/drop off applications at Aroma or print the application from the attached photo. Payments are due at the time of handing in the application. We look forward to supporting the community!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Wilcox native Bailey Pretak to appear on Dr. Oz on Friday

Wilcox native Bailey Pretak is a woman of many hats. She’s a motivational speaker, dancer, pageant queen and musician, and she wants the world to see her for who she is, not for her skin disorder. That’s one of the reasons she agreed to share her story on the Dr. Oz show, which is scheduled to air on Friday.

Dr. Oz reached out to Pretak after watching the short documentary Barcroft Media produced several years ago as a part of their “Shake My Beauty” series. In the eight minute documentary, she discussed the challenges that come along with the rare genetic skin disorder, lamellar ichthyosis, as well as how she eventually went on to excel at dancing and public speaking and even won several beauty pageants, including Miss Pennsylvania and Miss Congeniality.

The episode of Dr. Oz will air on WICU (NBC) out of Erie at 2 p.m. and WNLO (CW) out of Buffalo at 9 a.m. on Friday. For those who don’t have access to those stations, check your local television listings or visit www.doctoroz.com.

 Please read the complete article at the Bradford Era

PSP Cancel Troop C Camp Programs

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UPMC Cole Express Care Virtual Visits


Express Care is now offering virtual video visits for patients ages 3 and above. 

Through a virtual visit you can connect with our provider through technology to be seen for non-emergent issues such as cough, cold symptoms, flu, sore throat, fever, upset stomach, diarrhea, rashes or skin conditions, insect/tick bites, and minor eye problems. 
It’s quick and easy to get the treatment you need!

 Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 7:30 p.m., and weekends 
from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
To schedule your virtual visit, call 814-274-5585.

Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation Updates

The 23rd Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale is being cancelled this year due to the uncertainty of the pandemic and the large amount of people that attend this event every year. This was truly a hard decision for us because we love seeing everyone. We did get shirts for this event already. Those will also be on our website soon. This year we decided to honor our first responders by placing a small firetruck, police car, and ambulance on the shirts. The cost of these shirts is $15. The people who have already registered for this event will be getting a phone call from Chris Williams regarding your registration fee.

We hope and pray that everyone is staying safe and we hope to be back with our events next year. In the meantime, feel free to check out our website, www.visitquehannaarea.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at qidckarthaus2017@gmail.com.

The 19th Annual Fawn Sensenig West Branch of the Susquehanna River Canoe/Kayak/Paddleboard River Run for 2020 is being cancelled due to the stay at home order. We do have t-shirts that were purchased before the pandemic. If anyone would like one, they will be on our website for $15. For those that have already registered for the event, Chris Williams will be contacting you about the event.

The 6th Annual Elk/Deer Antler Shed Hunt Scoring Event is going to still take place. We are just going to do things a little different this year. We will be having one person at the scoring table at a time. We will be asking you to please get your antlers scored, then get your picture taken, and if you want raffle tickets or shirts, please purchase them and then we would like to ask that you return to your vehicle and leave the premises. This way we can still hold the event and award a winner since several of you that registered have been out in the woods looking for those antlers during this pandemic. While you are there, we ask that you please wear a mask and practice the social distancing. The winner and other participants that bring in antlers will have their checks mailed to them.

Smethport's Annual Town Wide Yard Sales are Cancelled


Smethport's Annual Town Wide Yard Sales are cancelled for this year. 
 The sales were scheduled for May 1-2. 
 This is due to Governor Wolf's order to avoid public gatherings, unnecessary travel and businesses. The Smethport Area Chamber of Commerce is sorry for any inconvenience.

Sheetz Expands Free Meal Program for Children in Need

Altoona, PA (April 17, 2020) — Today Sheetz, a major restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic, announced the expansion of the Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal Bagz are now be available at all 600 Sheetz locations and will be available all day, while supplies last. The Meal Bagz include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink.

Families interested in taking advantage of the free Kidz Meal Bagz program can go to any Sheetz location and ask an employee for a meal at the register or through the drive-through. Meals will be available daily while supplies last. Families will be offered one bag per child.

“The response from the launch of this program has been huge,” said Travis Sheetz, President/COO of Sheetz, Inc. “As we expand this program, we are staying connected to our communities to try and understand the need, as meals are available while supplies last on a daily basis. It is our hope that these meals will provide nourishment to those who need it most during these challenging times.”

“With this expansion, we will be giving away roughly 80,000 meals per week across the communities we serve,” Sheetz continued.

The program will be available for the next two weeks at which time it will be reevaluated based on community need.

Public Notice-Commissioner Meeting -Tele-Meeting 4/23

Public Notice-Commissioner Meeting 04-15-2020 

 Attn: 4/16 Commissioner's Meeting Rescheduled for 4/23 Tele-meeting

 UPDATE: WE HAVE SET UP A WEBEX MEETING FOR OUR MEETING ON THURSDAY. 

If you would like to attend this meeting, please e-mail your request (with your e-mail) to camcocomm@cameroncountypa.com or call 814-486-9322 to be added.

 The Commissioner/Retirement Meetings originally scheduled for Thursday, April 16th at 10:00AM/10:30AM have been rescheduled for Thursday, April 23rd at 10:00AM/10:30AM.

 We are working on creating a virtual meeting so that the press and public can attend/participate. Please check back for updates.

Rich Valley Wine Order Includes TOGO Charcuterie Board

Join us as we Stay Home, Stay Safe and try to Stay Sane.

This weekend we are offering a TOGO Charcuterie Board with all the trimmings you could expect to receive in house, as well as the handmade (by RVW) board, yours to keep! 
*items on the board will vary*

Each board comes engraved with our logo!

We are offering a special, purchase a Charcuterie Board and at least 1 bottle of wine, use promo code STAYSANE and receive $5 off your total.

But wait, there's more!! The STAY SANE part gets even better- we have reached out to our good friend, Bryan Titus, with the BT3o from our grand opening, and we are sponsoring a live stream concert Sunday Evening at 8pm. We will post the link closer to the event. 

As always visit www.RichValleyWines.com to order!

Anticipated Elementary Positions @ CCHS


ELEMENTARY POSITIONS (anticipated)

 The Cameron County School District is accepting applications for Elementary Art and Elementary Classroom Positions (anticipated). Dual certifications and previous experience preferred. Send cover letter, resume, Standard PA application, certification, transcripts, current Acts 31, 34, 151, 168, and three current letters of reference to: Dr. Keith Wolfe, Superintendent, Cameron County School District, 601 Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA 15834. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment drug testing. EOE

The Cameron County School District is accepting applications for Elementary Instructional Aide (anticipated). Send cover letter, resume, General Application for Employment, current Acts 31, 34, 151, 168, and three current letters of reference to: Dr. Keith Wolfe, Superintendent, Cameron County School District, 601 Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA 15834. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment drug testing. EOE

Voting by Mail in Cameron County

April 20, 2020

Dear Voter; Due to the uncertainty of the times related to the COVID-19 Virus, the Cameron County Board of Elections has decided to offer every Registered Voter the opportunity to VOTE BY MAIL IN BALLOT. 

 The Board of Elections feels this is the most proactive step we can take to afford every registered voter the chance to cast their vote while still maintaining Governor Wolf's "Stay at Home" order.

 It is unknown when this pandemic will pass and we can all return to "business as usual". In taking action now, we believe we are alleviating the stress of the unknown of how this election process will flow in the state of Pennsylvania.

 Ways to apply for a Mail In ballot:
  • Print from County Website (www.cameroncountypa.com) and return to our office via mail or place in Drop Box at the Courthouse
  • Contact our office and an application will be mailed to you for returning
  • Apply online via www.votespa.com
  • Some candidates and/or political parties have sent out applications to registered voters. You may use those applications also and return to our office.

Due to the extended processing time for each ballot application, please apply for the ballot as soon as possible.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR A MAIL IN OR ABSENTEE BALLOT, PLEASE DO NOT REAPPLY.
 Please stay safe.


Thank you, Cameron County Board of Elections
 Lori J. Reed
 James D. Moate
Ann M. Losey

Monday, April 20, 2020

Snake Hunt, Kids Fishing Derby, Golf Outing Cancelled - Cash Drawings Ongoing

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Updates


KIDS FISHING DERBY POSTPONED: MAY 23, 2020 KIDS FISHING DERBY POSTPONED--FUTURE DATE YET TO BE DETERMINED.

ATTENTION: 2020 GOLF OUTING CANCELED

DUE TO THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS IN REGARDS TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE UNCERTAINITY OF BUSINESS OPENING TIMELINES, THE B.O.D. VOTED TO CANCEL THE MAY 16, 2020 GOLF OUTING.

ATTENTION: SNAKE HUNT CANCELED: DUE TO THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS IN REGARDS TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE UNCERTAINTY OF BUSINESS OPENING TIMELINES, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTED TO CANCEL THE 2020 SNAKE HUNT.

THE GUN AND CASH DRAWINGS WILL STILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020 @ 3PM. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MAIL YOUR TICKET STUBS TO THE CLUB @ SSA, PO BOX 9, DRIFTWOOD, PA 15832

THANK YOU--STAY SAFE

Please follow their Facebook page for current updates
https://www.facebook.com/Sinnemahoning-Sportsmens-Club

CCHS Google Classroom


The CCHS district has received feedback that some folks are still having a difficult time logging into their child's Google Classroom.

Below is a link to a video made by Mrs. Johnson to assist you with this process.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Lewis C. "Barney" Dobson

Lewis C. "Barney" Dobson, 80, of Rich Valley Road, Emporium, PA died at his residence on Friday (April 17, 2020) night following a lengthy illness.

He was born May 29, 1939 in Grange, Jefferson County, PA a son of the late Clair and Minnie I. Craft Dobson. Barney’s first wife and the mother of his children was the late Eleanor Grace Hamil Dobson. He later married Mary Long, who survives. Barney was a farmer for over 35 years. After moving to Emporium he worked at RaCoh from which he retired after many years of employment. He loved fishing, hunting, music, food (especially sweets), spending time with his friends and family and telling tall tale stories with a sense of humor.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, William C. Dobson (Cyndi), Marion Center, PA and Jeffrey Dobson, Emporium; one daughter, Jennie Buynak (Steve), New Kensington; six grandchildren, including Elijah whom Barney and Mary are raising, and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Merry Frye (Merte), Ashville, NY and Dortha Dobson (Jim Hall), Jamestown, NY; brother-in-law, Rick Long (Donna K.), Emporium 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by A sister, Hazel and two brothers, Howard and Daniel.

Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be announced. There will be No Visitation.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Joseph M. Blackburn, MD


Joseph M. Blackburn, MD, 90, of 25 Blackburn Rd. (PO Box 28), Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA on Friday evening (April 17, 2020). He was born May 24, 1929 in Danville, PA a son of the late Joseph and Ethel Morgan Blackburn. On September 10, 1955 in Schuylkill Haven he married the late Shirley Brown Blackburn.

Dr. Blackburn graduated from Bucknell University and then from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He is survived by two daughters, Leslie Blackburn, Berryville, VA and Sharon Blackburn, Wilton NH; and one son, Joseph Blackburn, Ambler, PA; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Blackburn, Emporium. 

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by A brother, Allen Blackburn, DDS,

There will be No Visitation.

 A Meeting for Worship will be held at a later date to be announced by the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA 

Burial will be in the Sanford Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Dunnings Creek Quaker Meeting House, c/o Marcia Rogish, 800 Preston St., Apt. #1, Bedford, PA 15522 or to Emporium Rotary Club, c/o Northwest Savings Bank, 2 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA 15834 or a charity of the donors choice

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Curbside Pickup Available at Local Liquor Store Beginning April 20


All Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores are closed to the public until further notice. 

However, the PLCB is accepting limited numbers of online orders at https://www.finewineandgoodspirits.com

 The PLCB  has introduced a curbside pickup program beginning Monday, April 20.

Cameron County is on this list.
814-486-0433

Curbside pickup is available at the following stores, listed by county.

Each store will take a limited number of orders by phone from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the store reaches the maximum number of orders it can fulfill that day, Monday through Saturday, starting on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Curbside pickup orders will be limited to one order of no more than six bottles. Only one order will be accepted per caller, per store, per day.

Callers will be guided by store staff through products available to purchase at each location. Payment by credit card will be required by phone, and all curbside pickup sales are final (no returns).

For answers to commonly asked questions regarding site access, ordering limitations and product selection, please refer to our list of Frequently Asked Questions About Limited Sales at https://www.lcb.pa.gov/Consumers/Documents/FWGS_FAQ.pdf

Tommajean Young

Tommajean Young, 71, of West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA on Wednesday evening (April 15, 2020).

She was born December 25, 1948 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Daniel and Mercedes Fodge Bunn. On May 12, 1978 in Emporium she married the late Thomas L. Young.

Tommajean was raised in St. Marys and graduated from Elk County Catholic High School. She retired from Sheetz where she worked as beverage hostess for many years. Tommajean also had a home based business and made numerous birthday and wedding cakes for members of the community. She enjoyed reading, collecting cookbooks, genealogy and social media, her three dogs and loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Christine Young Pifer (David), Emporium; one step-daughter, Lisa Evans (George), Coronado, CA; three step-sons, Robert Young (Kelly), Seaford, VA; Brian Young (Lee), Leechburg, PA; Dennis Young (Samantha), Springfield, VA; nine grandchildren: Chelsea, Shey, Shayla, Rochelle, Matthew, Steven( Carla), Samantha, Michael and Chrissy two great grandchildren, Beau and Liam; one step-sister, Joyce Herzing Gerg, Abbeville, SC; one step-brother, David Herzing, Emporium; and several nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, 
John and Richard Bunn

There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Food Distribution at Esther's

Please share! 
Food distribution at Esthers is now on Tuesdays 1 to 4 pm open to anyone in need all financial requirements are waved. However,
Masks are Required, or if you don't have one we will pack food for you and bring it to your car. Please remember hand washing and social distancing are important and all safety guidelines will be enforced with Christian grace.

Cellular Coverage Determination


The library has been asked to help determine the level of cellular coverage in our area to, possibly, expand broadband coverage. If you’re aware of gaps within our county, we ask that you share with us the service provider (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) and location of the gaps.

 Respond on Facebook  or email us at brocampl@zitomedia.net. 
Your participation could make a big difference!

Eugene Orville Card


Eugene Orville Card, 85, of Sterling Run Rd., Driftwood, PA died at his residence on Friday (April 17, 2020) morning following a lengthy illness. He was born July 28, 1934 in Sterling Run, PA a son of the late Orville and Dorothy Berry Card. On November 9, 1954 in Sinnamahoning United Methodist Church he married Glenda Mae Neenan, who survives. Gene served with the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired pipeline welder for various companies and helped with the clean up of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant after the accident. He was a member of the Driftwood Emporium Lodge #532, F. and A.M. He had served as the Lumber Township Supervisor for 18 years. He enjoyed playing guitar and singing at church.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Glenn Card (Renee), Tempe, AZ; daughter, Marcia Card, Milwaukee, WI; one grandson Lee Aaron Card, Maricopa, AZ; brother, Stephen Card (Patricia), Beverly, MA; three sisters, Phyllis Eskew (Charles), DeLand, FL; Esther Sprung (William), DeLand, FL; and Dot Lewis, Emporium.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David and Charles "Joe" Card; two sisters, Peggy Samick and Shirley Reed.

There will be no visitation. Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Burial was in the Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net