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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Mini Book Sale @ Barbara Moscato Brown Library


In conjunction with Weekend in the Wilds, the Barbara Moscato Brown Library will be offering a Mini Book Sale this week beginning Wednesday from 10-2 p.m. and continuing Thursday and Friday from 11-5 p.m. 

Items will be outside the library under the awning and will be sold on a donations basis. 
 A donation box will be attached to one of the book carts and a box of bags will be made available to those purchasing books. Some DVDs will also be available. 

 On Friday, the library will have very special guest, Bobby Spaeth, playing guitar outside from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Pic of the Day

West Penn Power Planned Power Interruption


Continuing reliability improvement work in the area, West Penn Power customers will see a planned power interruption affecting customers in the vicinity of Driftwood, Sinnamahoning, Benezette and Westport, Pa

The interruption is schedule for Tuesday July 14, 2020 with a raindate on Wednesday, July 15. Customers will experience a service interruption between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - noon. A total of 982 customers will be impacted.

Each customer impacted will be notified via the contact information listed on their electric account. Customers needing to update their account information or want to sign-up to receive alerts by email or text can call the contact center at: 1-800-686-0021 or go online at: www.firstenergycorp.com/login; select - Text and Email Alerts.

Vote for Firefighter/EMR Danny Ball

Danny Ball Firefighter/EMR 

 Danny Ball has been a firefighter with Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department for 48 years. He served as Deputy for several years and is currently the Vice President, which he has been for the past two years. Danny drives Engine 161 and Ambulance 1621. He shows up to every call and is always willing to lend a hand. Danny’s also an EMR and has been for three years now. Our ambulance was in dire need of personnel to keep it going and Danny didn’t hesitate to sign up. He’s always there when needed and shows up with a smile. Danny is an asset to Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Service. 
Thank you for your hard work and dedication Danny! It is greatly appreciated!!!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Kayak Raffle


During the Weekend in the Wilds on Saturday July 4th, Abate Chapter 34, Endless Mountains will have a Kayak raffle. 100 tip board, $5 a tab. Stop by their canopy.

Join Samila in Drawing and Painting Landscape Scenes!


Gather your supplies and join us. Starting with a blank canvas, this in depth class focuses on the studies of observation, drawing, and painting in acrylics. Participants will start in learning the principles and techniques of drawing and progress through the steps of the painting process.

Materials Needed: 2 Canvases (20x16 or 24x18) Acrylic Paint (8 colors) Brushes (2, 4, 8, and Fan) Palette plate Paper towels, Pencil, &Eraser

For more information or to register for the class email: samilas@pitt.edu.

This class is provided by the Arts in Education Program sponsored by the PA Council on the Arts and Elk County Council on the Arts.

Through the Arts in Education program, local registered teaching artists conduct residencies in schools, in virtual classrooms, and with other community organizations. Participants in the Arts in Education courses not only learn technical skills involved in creating artwork but also benefit from improved communication, expression, and social skills. ECCOTA proudly sponsors the Arts in Education program in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, and Potter Counties.

Contact samilas@pitt.edu

Rotary News


Local business owners, Cherie Miller (left), owner of CDH Designs and Rotarian, Sarah Nolan, owner of Sarah Janes were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon meeting June 23rd. The ladies spoke about their businesses and also about the Christmas North Pole event that was held last year and plans they have for this year. 
 Both ladies are looking for other community event ideas and volunteers.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Treasure Lake Community Yard Sale


For all those that enjoy yard sales! 

Treasure Lake Community Yard Sale
 Friday June 26th and Saturday June 27th 8am to 5 pm
 Maps distributed at Guard Shack 
Over 66 homes participating

Cameron County Native Alan Ramsey - Man survives heart attack being in the right place at the right time


Man survives heart attack being in the right place at the right time: HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — It was Valentine’s Day weekend, and the Ramseys traveled from their home in Cameron County to Carlisle to pick up a new convertible. While driving on the Carlisle Pike though, Alan Ramsey went unconscious.

“I kind of, by reflex, I just jumped across the truck and had to kick his foot off of the gas,” said Cindy Ramsey, Alan’s wife.

Cindy was able to pull over safely and called 9-1-1 but knew she immediately needed help. A retired nurse driving by was able to quickly pull over and moments later, a Silver Spring ambulance drove by.

“They had driven by and saw me in the vehicle pounding and said we need to go back, that woman needs help,” said Cindy Ramsey.

“Had it not been for their efforts immediately, I don’t know if he would be here with us today,” said Dr. Kevin McHale, cardiologist at UPMC Pinnacle.

Alan was quickly taken to UPMC Pinnacle West Shore where doctors worked to get a heartbeat.

“We were kind of bracing ourselves for the worst,” said Cindy Ramsey.

Thanks to hospital staff, Alan’s heart began beating again. He was later taken to the cardiac ICU at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. Alan doesn’t remember much about what happened but doctors told him that only 10 % of people survive the kind of blockage he had in his heart.

“It does put it into a different perspective and it also shows how hard they worked and what expertise they had to bring me back to who I am right now,” said Alan Ramsey.

Alan says he’ll continue to travel to Harrisburg for his routine check-ups with Dr. McHale.

“To walk in and see him smiling and with his wife there, I mean it’s the best part,” said Dr. McHale.

Father and grandfather to seven, Alan is thankful to be alive today. “I was asked earlier if this is a new lease on life, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with my life before, so I kind of see it as just a continuation.”

https://www.abc27.com/news/local/man-survives-heart-attack

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Youth Day & Fishing Derby Update

Due to Corona Virus and the Governors regulations, Youth Day and the Kids Fishing Derby have been canceled. 

 The scheduled Fishing Derby was canceled in May and we were hopeful to be able to hold it at another time, unfortunately, that is not possible.

Virtual Summer Boot Camp


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 How to Apply: See link below for application: https://tinyurl.com/B-and-C-summer-camp 

Applications are due by July 10, 2020.

 For more information: please contact Aaron Herzing at aherzing@ncwdb.org or 814-335-8606.

Students in Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties who will be entering 9th through 12th grades in the fall have the opportunity to participate in a FREE virtual summer boot camp where they can learn basic skills related to the building and construction industry. The program is funded by Workforce Solutions for North Central PA through grants received from the PA Department of Labor and Industry including Business Education Partnership and PA SMART Next Gen Sector Partnership funding. Please find attached flyer for more details and feel free to share this information with anyone who you feel may benefit.

Line up for Weekend in the Wilds Announced

Line up for Weekend in the Wilds Announced

Organizers for the annual Weekend in the Wilds say Covid-19 has given the opportunity to involve more businesses during the vendor event on Saturday July 4. Crafters, activities for children and music will fill a three-block area in downtown Emporium instead of the one block section used in the past. “Because of social distancing it was decided to space vendors farther apart as a way to cut down on the crowded sidewalks,” according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Solak. Parking on Fourth Street in the three-block area will be off limits starting Saturday at 7am-5pm. Visitors will be encouraged to utilize Third Street and West Creek Rails Trails parking lots.

Weekend in the Wilds kicks off on Wednesday with a sidewalk sale of used books at the Barbara Moscato Memorial Library in downtown Emporium. Books will be available for purchase through Friday. Bobby Spaeth will give a free concert at the library on Friday at noon.

Friday July 3 fireworks will blast off from the Cameron County High School Football Stadium at dusk. There will be no concession stand and the bleachers will not be available for sitting. But those attending may park in the high school parking lot and bring chairs to enjoy the show.

Mountaineer Search and Rescue Big Foot Hunt begins early Saturday morning. From dawn to 1pm hunters with licenses will scour historical locations, trails, and places of interest hoping to bring home one of 12 big foots! Prizes will be awarded at 2pm from the stage in downtown Emporium.

The line up of vendors begins at Guy and Mary Felt Manor where visitors will find Bobby Nester with breakfast and lunch offerings, Blankets by Tina, Carol Lininger Crafts, Red Line Signs and Design and Randy’s Penny Pincher will offer items for sale. Across the street the Cameron County SPCA will host an indoor yard sale at the former Chateau Soleil, Deb’s All Occasion Chocolates, walking tacos and Mountaineer Search and Rescue round out the activities on the block between Walnut and Chestnut Streets.

In the next block Ed Woods will offer hand made wood crafts, a wine tasting and selling area by Rich Valley Wines and Wagon Wheel Wines will be available to those over the age of 21 in a portion of the vacant lot, Phartn Barts will offer pulled pork and other favorites, Rose Perkins will offer hand sewn items while ADAS will have face painting and games for children. Across the street visitors will find Aroma Café, PA Made, Bailey’s Homestead Crafts, Storm Football, Mr. D’s Donuts and Elizabeth Young.

Marty’s Make & Paint will occupy the vacant lot which once held Jasper Clothing, Mitzi Austin Crafts, Whitman Maple Syrup, Terry Surra and Ron Armstrong will fill the block between Cherry and Broad Streets. Across the street, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities will feature displays, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, CDH Designs, and Kristin Thomson Candy will be located. The final block includes Tina Dixon Jewelry, Penny Joplin Jewelry, Rotary Club of Emporium, ABATE and Cameron Moate leather wallets. On Maple Street Allegany Chapter of Nam Knights will host an open house at their new facility.

Music in the center lot at the stage features Dos Hombres from 10am-1pm followed by DJ Smokin Sounds from 1:30-4. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs and sit in the stage area while enjoying the music and visiting restaurants and vendors for take-out food.

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Reopening Update

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is excited to announce that beginning Monday, July 6, the Library building will open to the public with altered service hours and limited services. 

 New hours will be: Seniors only hour from 11am-12 p.m. daily. Regular operating hours will be: Monday - Friday: 11 am to 5 pm; Wednesdays: closed to public for internal operations; Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm; and closed on Sundays.

 Library 2-Go-Go Pickup service will continue to be available after reopening and patrons are strongly encouraged to continue using this service instead of browsing.

 Library services will be added in stages. 

Initial services will include: Library access through the front door only for browsing. The building will be limited to 15 patrons at one time to maintain safe social distancing.

 Patrons are asked to wear a mask at all times while in the library building and use the guides on the floor to maintain safe social distancing. 

Hand sanitizer and tissues will be made available for patron use in a number of locations throughout the library. 

We ask that patrons do their part to keep themselves and the library staff safe and healthy. 
Patrons will be limited to a half hour of browsing time inside the library. While browsing, patrons are asked to deposit any materials they touch but choose not to check out into designated “Yuck Bins” provided throughout the library.

 Children under 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Newspapers will be available for reading, however, patrons will be asked to wear gloves (provided by library) while handling newspapers. 
The library will also provide a waste receptacle to dispose of gloves immediately after use.

 Bathroom access will be available with a key that patrons can obtain from library staff.

Multipurpose room use will be allowed by appointment only for no more than 10 adult participants.
Copying and Laminating services will be available.
At this time, the library can accept CASH ONLY AND NO CHANGE WILL BE AVAILABLE.
Services NOT resuming at this time include public computer access, children’s programs, all clubs, Interlibrary Loan, and close-contact staff assistance. The library is also currently not accepting any donations of physical items, including but not limited to books, dvds, and magazines.
For a more detailed report of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library’s COVID-19 reopening plan, visit the “Hours of Operation” page at www.barbaramoscatobrownlibary.org. For questions or more information, contact the library by email at brocampl@zitomedia.net or call at 814-486-8011.

2nd Annual Caldwell Fireworks

2nd Annual Fireworks at the Caldwell Corp. parking lot

Where: Caldwell Corp. parking lot
When: Saturday, July 4th around 9 pm for the smaller ones/9:30 pm for the bigger ones
Why: to have some fun celebrating America's birthday during this crazy year
How: enough questions

-I will be putting up some yellow tape around the area we are setting them off at because I do not want anyone near us for fear of someone getting badly hurt. If you come watch, please do so from the grass by the Rails to Trails or along the parking lot fence away from where they are being set off. The further the better.

-please no parking in the parking lot. Please park somewhere else and walk over with a chair or something so cars don't get damaged and the lights won't distract. 

-this picture isn't everything we have, but we also may not use all of it. We may save some for next year.. I don't want to overstay our welcome and upset all the neighbors. We will see how things go and how quickly we go through them.

-some people graciously helped get some this year so we potentially have 3x what we did last year. I want everyone to have a great time but also I want to annoy the fewest number of people I can.

That's all I can think of now, if I think of anything, I will add it to this post. Hope everyone stays safe so we can have a great time again! If everything goes as well as last year, I don't mind doing something like this!

Pic of the Day


Every summer I look forward to seeing what plants will be on this porch!

Ridge Road to Temporarily Close July 6

ADVISORY…Ridge Road (in Elk State Forest) is scheduled to be CLOSED to ALL traffic from Crooked Run Road south to Steam Mill Road (perhaps a little further) starting Monday, July 6th 
for a project. 
This will cut off travel between Bailey Run and Sizerville State Park. 

Travelers in this area should make other plans for the duration of the project.

 For more information please contact Elk State Forest District Office at 814-486-3353 or fd13@pa.gov.

Rich Valley Wines is Open!


We are excited to announce we will have a "Saturday Soft Opening" this Saturday 
June 13th from 5pm-9pm

We still encourage online ordering and curbside pickups but will begin having wine tastings and in person sales.

**EDITED**. We are required to follow all current applicable guidelines issued by the government. Therefore please be aware of the following: Masks are required when entering, exiting, or moving around the building. Tables have been spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart and have no more than 4 people per table Standing at the bar is prohibited (Seating at the bar in our facility has been eliminated for the time being)

We are featuring Second Saturday Sushi that is available in limited quantities for takeout or
 onsite purchase.

And of course the return of the Malbec Moscow Mule!

Tasting room hours 

Thursday, June 25th Friday, June 26th Saturday, June 27th

5 to 9 each day!

Sample our wines, order a Charcuterie Board or pick up some Rich Valley Apiary products

St Mark Day Care is Hiring

Tie Dye with Ms Audra

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Interested in a Rain Barrel?


Interested in adding a rain barrel to your home or office?
Be sure to call the District today for details on rain barrels we have available 814-486-2244.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Varsity Football Meeting June 25th

There will be a Varsity football meeting to review guidelines for off season workouts on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 pm, on the High School track.

 Any student who is planning on playing football for the 2020-2021 school year MUST attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend please contact Coach Neyman at 814-512-0307. 

Also, if you have not submitted a completed PIAA form please bring it to the meeting. Students will not be able to participate in a sport without this completed form. The forms may be found on the District website. There will also be blank forms available at the meeting.

Mandatory Meeting - 2020-2021 Marching Band and Colorguard

There will be a MANDATORY student meeting for the 2020-2021 Marching Band and Colorguard students on June 30th, 6PM, at the CCHS Football Field Bleachers. 

At this meeting, we will be discussing the guidelines we will be following to mitigate the spread of COVID_19, summer rehearsal schedules, expectations, and more. 

A mailing is being sent with more info.

Gibson Township Refuse - Clean Up and Dumpster Update

Gibson Township Refuse - Clean Up and Dumpster Update

 Gibson Township has decided to leave the Dumpster at the Township building for the summer, to help cut down on the large items being just dumped at the shop. We still ask that you do not bring TV's we have NO WAY of getting rid of them.

 Our next large item clean up day will be September 5th and we are also going to do a tire drop off that day, there will be a fee for the tires. $2.50 for small tires (car, small trailer tires, lawn mower, atv) and $5.00 per truck tire. 

NO large tractor tires or tractor trailer tires. 

Please either notify Brandie Sherry before Sept 15 with the amount of tires you are bringing so she can pre-bill you or you will need to pay by either by check or cash. 
Thank you  814-546-2315

FLOWERS 'N THINGS is Open for Business!!


Everyone please know, I am OPEN for business. 
We have modified hours, flowers are still limited, and am working alone but we are open. 
Google has us as CLOSED, as if we don't have enough issues without their help
814-486-1469

Saturday, June 20, 2020

SHC Purse Raffle


The Sylvan Heritage Council would like to thank all those who supported our latest Facebook online purse raffle. Proceeds go to our ongoing facade improvements in downtown Emporium. 
Winner of the raffle is Brenda Munz. 

And a huge thank you to Brian Harmon for his help!!

Pa's 2020-21 Hunting Licenses are available for purchase Monday, June 22


Pennsylvania’s new 2020-21 Hunting Licenses are available for purchase Monday, June 22! We’ve had several people ask about the 2020 Antlerless Deer License Application Schedule, so here it is: 🔸July 13 – Residents; 🔸July 20 – Nonresidents; 🔸Aug. 3 – Unsold, 1st Round; 🔸Aug. 17 – Unsold, 2nd Round.

Just a reminder, to apply for an anterless deer license, you will have to purchase a new valid hunting license beforehand. All antlerless deer license applications must be mailed in the official pink envelopes; applications are accepted by mail only until over-the-counter sales begin (Aug. 24 in WMUs 2B, 5C & 5D; and Oct. 5 for all other WMUs).

More details are available on www.pgc.pa.gov as well as in the new 2020-21 Hunter-Trapper Digest, which will be available when new licenses go on sale. Thank you for being a Pennsylvania hunter!

More details available here 

Pic of the Day


I never tire of this beautiful view at the Emporium Country Club 

Turtle Crawl June 29

Questions?
Call the Family Center 

Cameron County Family Center
 603 Woodland Ave 
 Emporium (814) 486-4000 Ext 2042

Thank You to CCHS Staff


If you've ridden by the CCHS, you may not have noticed how many meals were served to the students during the school closure due to the Corona Virus.  A total of 25, 976 meals ! 
That's huge. Thank you  Marilyn  for sending in this photo. A reminder of the school district working together for the benefit of our students. 

Free Summer Snacks @ Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library


Beginning Monday, June 22 all area children 0 -18 are welcome to a free snack.
One per child per day through August. 
Call the library with further questions.  

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 
27 W 4th Street Emporium 
 (814) 486-8011 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Emporium Wellness Center Opens 24/7 In July




Beginning July 1st, the Emporium Wellness Center will be open 24/7.
Please call 486-1321 Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm




CAMERON COUNTY COMMUNITY CHEST JUNE UPDATE

GKN & GKN EMPLOYEES 

DONATION PUTS

THE

 CAMERON COUNTY COMMUNITY CHEST 

2020 FUND DRIVE OVER THE TOP


Over the past 44 years GKN Sinter Metals Emporium facilities (originally PPM) have been supporting the Cameron County Community Chest via employee contributions through payroll deduction.  An added incentive is that the company also donates to the drive.   Since the inception of this program, GKN has been a major contributor to the Cameron County Community Chest in helping it to meet the fund drive goals.  Over the years since the program started, GKN has raised between 25% and 67% of the funds needed to hit the goals of the Community Chest.  


This year the donations from GKN and its employees total $7,497.  This represents 39% of the $19,000 goal.  The CCCC commends GKN and their employees for their continued support of the Cameron County Community Chest.


With the donation from GKN, we have collected $20,764 toward our $19,000 goal.  We have reached our goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed to the 2020 Fund Drive.


We still need your support. We will keep this drive open through September 2020. 


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, go to our Face book page for the convenience of using Pay-pal.  Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, Package Team, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4-H, SPCA, and Special Community Requests.


Jettie R. Bickford


Jettie R. Bickford, 92, of Conway, SC formerly of Emporium, PA died at Pruitt Health Care, Conway, SC on Tuesday morning, June 16, 2020 She was born July 30, 1927 in Gary, Indiana a daughter of the late Roy and Martha Bair Logue. On September 20, 1947 in Coudersport, PA she married the late Kenneth Bickford.

Jettie was a lifelong resident of Emporium until the death of her husband in 2013 when she moved to South Carolina to be closer to her children. Jettie graduated from Emporium High School in 1945. While in school she began working at Sylvania supporting American troops in WWII by preparing much needed supply boxes. She worked at Sylvania until the birth of her first child in 1949. She devoted her life to her family and raising her children. She was an avid reader of Christian romance novels by Grace Livingston Hill, Tracy Peterson, Coleen Cobble and many others. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Emporium. 

She is survived by a son: Glenn "Bick" Bickford, Murrells Inlet, SC; daughter: Kristi (Michael) Volk, Conway, SC, five grandchildren: Mathew (Bruxanne) Bickford, Amanda (Zoli) Asztalos, John Volk, Jennifer Volk, Jeffrey (Linh) Volk. Two great grandchildren: Anna Asztalos and Evan Bickford, sister: Lois Vanwhy of Coudersport, a brother: Dick (Mary Jane) Logue of Sinnemahoning. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Martha Bair Logue, husband, Kenneth Bickford, sister Phyllis Hudson, brother Jack Logue and daughter in law Judy Bickford.

There will be no visitation or service. 
Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Job Opening @ Driftwood Saloon


**Now Hiring**

We are currently seeking an individual to join our team as a bartender and also be willing to waitress as needed. Great opportunity to earn extra money. Hourly pay plus tips and bonus. The position is part time, mostly weekends and could be some weekdays. If interested, please feel free to stop in and pick up an application or email us at driftwoodsaloon@gmail.com.

Input Needed on CCHS Survey





ATTENTION PARENTS: We want to hear from you! In an effort to create multiple plans for the reopening of school for the 2020-2021 school year, we are asking all parents to take a brief survey to obtain your thoughts and feelings about moving forward following the unprecedented school closure. To complete the survey, please click the link below:

Emporium Qcare & Family Medicine Office Updates



Call 841-486-2202 with any questions 

Line Painting in Emporium Borough




The Emporium Borough Street crew is taking advantage of the nice weather.
Today the street lines are getting repainted at the West end of town. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Red Raider Spirit Flags for Sale


The Sylvan Heritage Council has Red Raider Spirit Flags for sale. 
Flags are 30" x 48" and are double sided with a pole pocket binding to use with your own flag pole. Each flag is $45. 
If you would like one of these please contact Michelle Clark 814-486-8224 or 
message me via Facebook.

Car Wash under New Ownership


The former Grom Car wash on Rt 155 is under the new ownership of Brian Harmon & Carrie Ann. The prices remain the same. 
Sweepers .50 cents and $1.25 for the Carwash.

Ridgway Townwide Yard Sales


Nearby Ridgway’s town wide yard sale has been rescheduled 
for this Saturday, June 20.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Country Club Fundraiser for James "Meatball" Deetscreek


On Sunday June 21st starting at 9:30 am we will be having a fundraiser for our dear friend and fellow slicer James "Meatball" Deetscreek. 

This fundraiser is open to ALL GOLFERS regardless of whether a member or guest, male or female and will be in conjunction with our normal Sunday morning festivities. 
Price is $20 for the 18 hole event and I hope to see everyone there!
Come join us for Meatball Madness!!!

Community COVID -19 Walk Up Testing & Antibody Testing

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Community COVID -19 Walk Up Testing & Antibody Testing May 26 - July 17, 2020 

 Keystone Rural Health Consortia,Inc. is now offering community WALK UP COVID-19 and or antibody testing. If you are not a patient at this office, you must have a physicians order. 

 Please call the Emporium office at 814-486-1115 with any questions.

Paint-by-Numbers activity packs at the library


Beginning Monday, June 15, the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is offering Paint-by-Numbers take-home activity packs. There are two kids packs with non-toxic paints - one is a funky Llama, the other is a "Good Vibes Only" print. 

 There’s also a teen/adult option with acrylic paints and a Van Gogh's Starry Night print. 
 Just call the library at 814-486-8011 and ask for one of the three packs. 
They can even put it in with your book order!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Fireworks and Weekend in the Wilds July 3-4

Fireworks and Weekend in the Wilds July 3-4

Weekend in the Wilds kicks off Friday July 3 with the self-proclaimed loudest fireworks in the PA Wilds. The reason is the location for the blasting zone. The fireworks fill the sky nestled against the mountains at the Cameron County High School football stadium.

Due to Pennsylvania Department of Health restrictions there will be no concession stand. Parking at the school is encouraged and businesses in the county have been asked to offer unique food options that can be preordered and picked up by those heading to their favorite spot to watch the display. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Solak says if the state increases the number of people who may gather at an event by July 3, the bleachers will be open. “With the 250 gathering limit, the committee felt it would be difficult to open the bleachers,” Solak says. The fireworks will blast off at dusk.

The chamber of commerce continues to accept vendors for the event Saturday July 4. Vendors will be spread over a 3-block area to comply with social distancing requirements. “By placing vendors further apart, crowded sidewalks will be kept to a minimum,” predicts Solak. Most of the restaurants in downtown Emporium will offer food to go in addition to inside dining

Mountaineer Search &  Rescue will kick the morning off with the 10th annual Big Foot Hunt. A $5.00 license is required to participate in the iconic hunt. Licenses are on sale at Sinnemahoning Tavern, Driftwood Saloon, Lakeview Store and Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office. Licenses can also be purchased by phoning the chamber office.

Keystone Elk Country Alliance, Storm Football, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, will join artists, crafters, and others located on the Fourth Street sidewalk between Maple and Walnut Streets. In the large vacant lot ADAS Prevention Services will have a unique spin on croquet for adults and children. Music will also be provided from the stage area.

Unfortunately, one of the premier events will not take place. The Firequacker 2020 Duck Derby has been canceled by the committee. Organizers say the event will return in 2021 and include an adult soap box derby.

Anyone seeking more information should contact the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce at 814-486-4314.

Flag Day


Pic of the Day




I saw this beautiful rainbow cloud above my house!

David Hutton Memorial 5K & 2 Mile Walk Update


2020 Event Update: We are still planning to hold the 5K run and 2-mile walk in August! 

We will be moving same-day registration to the football stadium and keeping all post-run activities outdoors as well. Pre-registration and other race information is on our website:

Nearby Bozberry Farms will Open for the Blueberry Season

Good morning my blueberry families. I just wanted to put a quick post out there because phone calls and messages are starting to come in. The answer is YES YES YES.
 Bozberry farms will be open this season and we look forward to seeing each and every one of you. 

The price will remain the same 1.25 a pound for you to pick. Once we open, which is usually the third week in July, we will be available 7 days a week from 9 to 7, unless its storming. 
Please feel free to share this post.

CCHS School Pool Passes On Sale Soon


Pool passes will be on sale when the pool opens in July
Please follow the Facebook page for updates

Daily passes will be available for $5 


Storm Cheerleading Sign Ups




Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM

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

While we are still working through the details of what the season will look like, we have been given permission to move forward with signups for the 2020 Storm Football season. 

Please note:
 **This will be the ONLY signup held.
 **We are limiting the squad size to 40 girls for the health and safety of our girls and coaches.
 **If you can't make it to signups, please contact a coach BEFORE June 18th.
 **Signups will be held in the downstairs ballroom at Memorial Hall. Please do not bring girls along, as we must limit the number of people present at one time. 
**The registration fee will remain $45 for this year. Anyone with any concerns about this should contact us and we will work with you to ensure that your daughter can participate. 
**You MUST bring a COPY of your daughter's birth certificate.

Please be patient with us as we navigate through a bit of chaos this year!!

Lifeguard Positions Available at Sizerville State Park

Thursday, June 11, 2020

EMPORIUM ROTARY CLUB MAKES A DIFFERENCE


EMPORIUM ROTARY CLUB MAKES A DIFFERENCE 

 As many area food banks saw an increase in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emporium Rotary Club responded to this need by applying and receiving a matching grant from the Rotary Foundation. Rotarian, Linda Lundberg, presents a check of $3000.00 to Fr. Paul Siebert and Dave Malize, Cameron County Food Bank administrators. This money is to aid the Cameron County Food Bank in providing food to the needy families of our community.