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Monday, August 31, 2020

Check out Mason's Farm for Pumpkins, Gourds & More!


Mason's Farm for your fall decorating. Hay, pumpkins, cornstalks, and gourds.

 Masons Farm is a family owned and operated farm.
 We sell hay, shelled corn, beef cattle, manure, and pumpkins.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Signing up for Medicare


FAFSA Completion Workshop

School has just started and it is probably hard to be planning for the next school year, but that is what high school senior students need to do! Ask your local high school guidance office if your school will be providing any workshops like this. 


 FAFSA Completion Workshop

Two sessions will be offered on Tuesday, October 7, 2020 for dependent high school senior students and their parents to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Pennsylvania State Grant form. These forms will help students to access their federal, state and college financial aid options. The sessions will start and conclude as follows: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM and 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate computer availability. 

 Marian Hargrave from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will be on hand to help families through their applications. When you register for a session, a complete list of required documents needed to bring for the student-applicant and their parent(s) will be provided. This link describes the documents: The student-applicant and their parent who is reporting on the FAFSA should create a Federal Student Aid ID at least three days in advance of attending a session. 

 Information about the FSA ID can be found at:

Friday, August 28, 2020

Lost Dog

 If anyone catches a glimpse of this little dog please reach out to Rebecca Hass Peters ( 814-594-7655), the dog catcher or his family Tonia. He slipped out of his collar on Moore Hill Wednesday night. We've been scouring the mountain, had a tracking dog come with no luck, and even walked the game lands road to Hicks Run without seeing tracks or any sign of him. Family says he is a very scared dog and doesn't come when called to. Please keep an eye out for him wherever you go and pray for a miracle

Real Estate & Flooring Store Liquidation Auction

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Free Tie Dye Masks


Pic of the Day

Last evenings storms brought much needed rain.
Several trees in the county were reported down after the storm. 


September at the Cam Co Project is for your Big Ideas!


Cam Co Vision Talks via Zoom 

Each Thursday at 7pm we're reviving our Digital Community Conversations to discuss a different Community Value and how it is a map to our future. We're also asking for your ideas for projects that will lead the way. 

We've created a ton of new content on our website and social media so you can share All. The. Ideas. and make sure your voice is heard each and every day. 

Not on Facebook or Instagram? ​Be sure to check the website weekly.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Embassy Powdered Metals is Hiring

Embassy is looking for 2nd & 3rd shift entry level operators for its powdered metal production processes. We will entertain both experienced or inexperienced persons. A good work ethic is required and attendance is top priority.
 You can apply with Facebook or on our website You can not visit the facility to apply at this time because of the Coronavirus, please use the web.

Gary W. Baker

Gary W. Baker, 73, of 2287 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Wednesday evening (August 26, 2020). He had been battling cancer for several years. 

He was born July 18, 1947 in Williamsport, PA a son of the late Harold John and Nellie Daugherty Baker. He married Louise Nelen, who survives. 

Gary served with the US Army during the Vietnam Era from 1963 to 1966 and remained in the reserves until November 1969. He was a self employed log hauler working in that capacity from 1976 until his retirement in 2013. Gary loved working and could always be on the road hauling logs. He was a member of the American Legion. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by a brother, Robert Baker (Teresa), Ripley, West Virginia; sister-in-law, Sandra Baker, Benton, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Baker and a sister, Joyce Salinger. 

Due to Covid-19, Gary's visitation will be private at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, (August 29, 2020) at 11:00 AM. 

Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin, PA 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 

Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Weekend Programs @ Elk Country Visitor Center

 Elk Country Visitor Center 
We have some fun programs lined up for next weekend. Saturday the 29th at 2pm will be a fun rock painting session with our Conservation Education team. 
Sunday the 30th at 2pm will be a program on antlers vs. horns and how to tell the difference.

Music on the Hill @ Elk Country Visitor Center

Saturday August 29th from 4:00- 6:00 featuring local band Mountain Melodies to benefit the Gladys Schultz Scholarship Fund. 
Other local artists will also provide live demonstrations of carving walking sticks and sewing furs. Food will be available at the center from the Benezette Hotel food trailer. We will also be offering a rock painting craft from 2:00-4:00. Due to covid restrictions: No seating will be offered. If you care to bring your chair to watch, you may.
 Location: Elk Country Visitor Center

St Mark Day Care is now Enrolling

                                                       Now enrolling children of all ages!! 

We are also offering a new PRESCHOOL PROGRAM for children 3-5.
 It will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30- 11:30. Our preschool curriculum meets the PA state standards and offers a great balance of structured learning and learning through play. Please call us for more information!! 

We also work with the Early Learning Resource Center for tuition assistance
St. Mark Community Day Care Center 
235 E 4th St
 Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-2399

CC Republican Meeting

 There will be a meeting of the Cameron County Republican Committee on September 14th at 7 pm at the Cameron County Recreation Center 300 S Chestnut St. We will be reorganizing and would like your input.  Let’s gather and make sure our Repulican Candidates wins in November.

Dalton Ball Chosen for CC Long Beards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation 2020 Scholarship

 Dalton Ball, 2020 graduate of CCHS was chosen for the Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation 2020 $250.00 scholarship. 

Dalton was chosen based on his many hours of volunteerism to NWTF Cameron County Long Beards Chapter over the past several years. During this time Dalton has also dedicated many hours to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities and the Penn State Extension/4H Cameron County Air Rifle team. He is an Alumni of Wild Life Leadership Academy’s 5 day Gobblers field school. During his High school years Dalton participated in band, football, basketball, baseball, Envirothon and student council.

 He is currently attending University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, majoring in biology and geology. 
Congratulations Dalton and best of luck!

CC SPCA Animlas for Adoption

These two handsome fellas are Fishstick ( tiger) and Milo ( black/white) they’re are very sweet and friendly boys who are looking for a forever home!! They get along well with other cats! They love to play and be snuggled! They will make a great addition to any family!

 Cameron County SPCA Animals 
 678 South Mountain Rd 
Emporium, PA. 15834 
 (814) 486-0101

Causer to Hold Satellite Office Hours

Causer to Hold Satellite Office Hours 

BRADFORD – State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will resume monthly satellite office hours on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the following locations: 

Emporium Borough Office – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon. 

Services available include assisting constituents with state-related issues or concerns, assistance with driver license and vehicle registration applications, and help in filling out applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE prescription drug assistance programs. 

People who cannot make the satellite sessions may contact Causer’s offices in Bradford at 78 Main St., first floor, telephone 814-362-4400; or Coudersport, 107 S. Main St., Room 1, telephone 814-274-9769; or Kane, 55 Fraley St., telephone 814-837-0880.
 Information is also available at or on Facebook at

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pic of the Day


J. Timothy Kinsler


Friday August 28, 2020 11:00 AM 

 There will be no visitation
A service will be held Friday, August 28, 2020 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium at 11:00 AM. The church service will be limited to 25 people. 

 Burial will be in the St. Mark’s Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 
 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements. 

 Emmanuel Episcopal Church
 136 East Fourth St. Emporium, PA 15834

Rotary News - School Lunches

 Carl Mitchell, Business Manager of the Cameron County School District accepts the Emporium Rotary Club’s donation of $842.29 to pay the 2019 lunch debt of the CCSD.  Also pictured is Rotarian & Club Secretary, Rebecca Pasquinelli.

Back to School

It's hard to believe it is back to school time. 
I am enjoying all the 'back to school' photos on Facebook.
This year the students and school faculty will face a school year like no other. 
Best of luck to all the students, the school and parents for the school year 2020-21!


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Dirt Digging In Cameron County

Dirt Digging PA

 Emporium's 6th Annual Dirt Digging PA event was held at the Cameron County Fair Grounds the weekend of August 22. The event is organized by Wendy & Kent Davis. The event was well attended with participants ranging in age from children to veteran dirt diggers. 
Click on photos to enlarge view
 Photos courtesy of Brian Reid & "Squeak" Philip McDowell

Rotary News C&N Employees


Kristen Summerson (left) of C & N Bank in Emporium was the guest speaker at the Emporium Rotary luncheon meeting August 25th updating the club on C & N’s “Giving Bank, Giving Together Program”, a fundraising effort led by C & N employees to make a positive and lasting impact on our local communities. This year’s donations will go to Fighting Hunger. Past donations have been to military service members, education & literacy, children in need, volunteer emergency services and feeding our community. Contact Kristen or any C & N employee if you wish to donate.
 Also pictured is Rotarian, Amber Schwab & C & N employee.

Rotary News


Rotarian, Kim Whiting, (left) accepts Rotary Club of Emporium’s $500.00 donation on behalf of Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, a nationally and internationally acclaimed business education program for high school students throughout the state. Emporium Rotary has sponsored many local students to attend the foundation’s week long intensive program that educates high school students about American free enterprise system. 
 Also pictured is Emporium Rotary Club President, Marilyn Erickson.

The Bear Den Serving In Town 8/26/2020

 We will be in town tomorrow, 8/26, from 11:30am-3:30pm!
Here's a look at our menu! 
We will be at 214 S Broad Street in Emporium, across from Sheetz!

Follow the Bear Den's FB page for updates 

Local Corn For Sale


Tuesday 8/25 9:00am. CCOYA corn is out across from the Emporium Water Company. $4.00/dozen. Good to freeze. If you have any over abundance of veggies from the garden feel free to place on the table to share with others. Thank You! 

 All corn sold benefits the CameronCounty OutdoorYouth Activites group. 

 If you haven't had a chance to try this corn yet I highly recommend it.
 It is the best corn we have had in years!

Census Coloring Contest Deadline Extended


The Cameron County Commissioners, in conjunction with the US Census Bureau, have rolled out a children’s coloring contest in the past weeks to promote the 2020 Census. We are currently looking for prize donations from local businesses and organizations to be awarded to the winners. Aside from prize donations, we will also be looking for places to distribute the entry blanks. We would like to hold the contest over a two week period in order to allow time not only for the kids to complete their entries but also to get the word out about the contest. Tentatively, we are planning on running the contest from August 17th through the 28th. Please keep in mind that the prizes will be awarded to children 12 and under. If you would like to donate a prize or allow us to put entry blanks at your place of business, please contact James Moate. Please feel free to forward this email to any business or organization that you feel may be interested in participating in this contest in some capacity. Thank you and have a wonderful day! 

Due to a lack of initial participation and to give parents more time to turn in entries while navigating the uncertainties involved with the beginning of the school year, the Commissioners have decided to extend the deadline for the Census 2020 Coloring Contest until Friday, September, 18th! 

 Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in participating, donating prizes, or who would like to distribute entries. Thank you everyone who has already made prize donations and to those establishments where you can currently pick up a contest entry.

 At the time of this email, we currently have more prizes than we have entries. We hope this deadline extension will close that gap significantly. 

If anyone would like new entry forms with the updated deadline or if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact Commissioner James Moate at (814) 486-9325 Thanks again to everyone who has gotten involved so far! 

 James Moate ( (814) 486-9325 ) for forms

Cam Co Vision Talks - Accessibility


Cam Co Vision Talks - Accessibility
 August 27 7 PM – 8 PM 

 Each Week We'll Focus on a Different Community Value and Discuss Your Thoughts and Ideas about Cameron County's Future. This week's focus is Accessibility. Bring your concerns and ideas about roads, trails, sidewalks, safe travel and infrastructure as discuss how residents value safe travel between municipalities, walkable communities, and access to our dirt road system. 
These Events will be held via Zoom.
 Click the link to join via your computer or call in via the phone number.

Pumpkins & Gourds Ready @ Mason's Farm


Mason's Farm 
Pumpkins and gourds will be ready this weekend for your fall decorating.

 Mason's farm is located on Rt 120 East, just past the village of Sterling Run 

 106 Mason Run Road  Driftwood, PA 15832

Monday, August 24, 2020

Sinnemahoning Programs and Events August 29 - September 7


Monarch Watch Butterfly Tagging 
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to walk through fields. All participants must wear face masks. Limit 24 people. Meet in front of the Wildlife Center. 

Bark Craft 
Saturday, August 29, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Learn the history of bark peeling in the north-central PA region while picking up a new craft skill by creating your very own take-home project using birch bark. Limited number of kits. Pre-registration is recommended. All ages welcome. Face masks required. Limit 24 people. Meet at Pavilion 1 in the 40 Maples Day Use Area. 

Owls of Pennsylvania
 Saturday, August 29, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Have you ever heard an owl call and wondered what species of owl it was? Here is your chance to learn how to identify owls from the calls they make, what the different species look like, and what habitats they prefer. Following the 45-minute program, participants will have the option of taking a short walk to listen for owls or watching an educational video on owls. Face masks required. All ages welcome. Limit 24 people. Meet at the campground amphitheater. 

Kids’ Storytime and Nature Walk 
Sunday, August 30, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Join the park educator for a book reading, simple craft, and outdoor activity based on the book, “Good Trick, Walking Stick!” by Sheri Mabry Bestor. Intended for families with children ages 3-7. Older and younger siblings welcome. All participants must wear face masks. Limit 24 people. Meet in front of the Wildlife Center. 

The Pennsylvania Bucktails
 Saturday, September 5, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Learn the fascinating history of the Pennsylvania Bucktails, the unit that was formed from the woodsmen, loggers, and rafters of the mountains and valleys of Northern Pennsylvania and became the most famous Pennsylvania regiment of the American Civil War. All ages welcome. Face masks required. Limit 24 people. Location TBD. Please call park office for location. 

Monarch Watch Butterfly Tagging
 Saturday, September 5, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Be prepared to walk through fields. All participants must wear face masks. Limit 24 people. Meet in front of the Wildlife Center. 

Austin Dam Disaster 
Saturday, September 5, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Discover the story behind the 1911 collapse of the Austin Dam. Brief campground talk followed by 90-minute movie, “The Austin Disaster, 1911”, narrated by Willie Nelson. All are welcome to attend. Face masks required. Limit 24 people. Campground amphitheater. 

Reading a Topo Map
 Sunday, September 6, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Topographic maps provide useful information to hikers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Learn how to read land features, determine distance, and access these helpful maps. Program intended for ages 10 to adult and may include travel over uneven terrain. Face masks required. Limit 24 people. Location TBD. Please call park office for location. 

Using a Compass
 Sunday, September 6, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM When exploring the woods in the PA Wilds, you can’t always rely on your GPS to work. Stay safe in the outdoors by learning how to use a compass to orient a map and to travel in a specific direction. Program includes hands-on practice through family activities. Program intended for ages 8 to adult and may include travel over uneven terrain. All participants must wear face masks. Limit 24 people. Meet at 40 Maples Day Use Area. 

Weather: Fair, Foul, and Formidable 
Sunday, September 6, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM What is most deadly, lightning, wind, or hail? If you were exploring the outdoors and a storm popped up, would you know what to do? Learn about Earth's turbulent atmosphere and the forces that make the day fair or foul. Brief campground talk followed by 35-minute Eyewitness DVD, “Weather”. Good for all ages. Face masks required. Limit 24 people. Campground amphitheater.

Changes Coming for Christmas in the Wilds in Cameron County


Changes Coming for Christmas in the Wilds

Organizers of Christmas in the Wilds planning the event amid PA Department of Health restrictions. Usually held the second Saturday of December many of the events have been moved to the first weekend. “For years we have heard from hunters that having the event on the final day of deer season created a conflict,” explained Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Solak. The PA Game Commission has allotted three Saturdays to hunt, so many of the events associated with Christmas in the Wilds will be held December 4-5.

 Many unknown factors have led to the parade moving to Friday December 4 at 6pm.. The chamber of commerce has been actively recruiting businesses, groups, and individuals to participate and light vehicles, and floats for the unique event. A tree lighting ceremony is in the early planning stages.

Saturday morning vendors will be encouraged to line Fourth Street and visitors invited inside Sarah Jane’s to visit with Santa. Breakfast with Santa may be canceled due to a restricted number of people allowed indoors at one time. 

 To keep with the second Saturday theme people will be encouraged to spend the evening looking at Christmas decorations and casting ballots for the best decorated homes. This year the contest will feature one winner from each of the five municipalities in Cameron County!Organizers say initial planning continues and more events may be added. Be sure to mark your calendars now for the date change for Christmas in the Wilds.

Country Blessings - This Weeks Sale


Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC 

This week's sale at Country Blessings : 
ALL shoes are FREE - 
Shorts and capris 50 cents a pair - 
Children's clothing sizes 7 and under - $2.00 a bag

COUNTRY BLESSINGS PLEASE NOTE: Until September 2, Country Blessings will only be open from Noon until 2:00 p.m. unless the "OPEN" flag is displayed. 

​Country Blessings is having a $3.00 bag sale this week on all summer clothing excluding long jeans. 

We will be observing social distancing with masks required (masks available). There will be a limit of seven customers in the store at one time, with a relaxing waiting area in the hallway. 

​Donations will be received on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Due to COVID19 restrictions, please limit your donations to CLEAN, gently used clothing and CLEAN household and miscellaneous items. We will not accept large furniture or electronics including computers, TV's, stereo systems, etc. 

Hours continue to be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Look for the "OPEN" flag and watch the Echo for weekly sales. 

Country Blessings is located in the Cameron County Christian Center at 240 E 4th Street in Emporium. Phone 814-486-1841.

Cameron County Food Pantry August Distribution


 Due to the corona virus outbreak, and operating with concern for the health of our clients, the Cameron County Food Pantry will be operating on the following schedule. 

 The food distribution scheduled for August 26, 2020 at 1pm will be accomplished as follows. 

If you are unemployed or have had a reduction in work hours due to the corona virus, you are eligible for this food distribution. Please call Dave Malize at 814-486-1161 Ext 269 and pre-register. 

Clients from the Emporium Arms and Maple Street Apartments will receive food delivered Tuesday, AUGUST 25 at 10:00 am.

 On Wednesday, AUGUST 26, the regular Food Pantry distribution will be at the usual 1:00 pm time on Fourth Street in front of Northern Tier Community Action.

 South Poplar Street will be closed to Food Pantry vehicular traffic. Clients with cars are asked to stage on Fourth Street in the spaces available between Vine Street and Poplar Street. You will be directed when to pull forward to the space in designated front of Northern Tier to receive your box. Please be patient while we try to get everyone through as quickly as possible. A volunteer will take your name and another will place your box(S) in your car (do not get out of your car) and you can then pull out when you can do so safely, allowing the next vehicle to move up. If you are not able to get in line with your car, please just drive around the block and come back. 


If you normally walk to the Food Pantry, you will also get your food box on Fourth Street. We will have a specific walk-up location for you to be served. Please wait there to be served and keep two arms lengths distance from others who may be in line for distribution. 

 If you are sick or have a health issue that prevents you from coming out, or if you have questions, please call Dave Malize at 814-486-1161 Ext 269 and we will arrange to get your food to you. Please do not come out if you are sick. Your cooperation is expected. Please be patient during this process. 
 We will get through this by working together. 

PLEASE NOTE: Esther’s Place behind the Emporium First United Methodist Church continues to do a weekly distribution each Tuesday from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Barbara A. Smith


Barbara A. Smith, 71, of Rainbows End, Emporium, PA died suddenly, but peacefully at her residence early Friday morning (August 21, 2020). She was born February 15, 1949 in St. Marys, PA. She was a daughter of the late Mark J. and Regina Ann Kuntz Smith. 
She was married to the late Dr. John Hipps, MD. 

Barbie, as she like to be called was a graduate of Wilson High School of Wilson, NY. At an early age she was interested in the outdoors and animals of all types. She went on to study Biology at Rosary Hill College in Amherst, NY earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. Shortly after graduation she took her first job at the Sizerville State Park as a Park Ranger, which further solidified her love of nature. She continued this love throughout her life, educating herself on all forms of trees, flowers and wildlife across the Pennsylvania Wilds. Barbie was always willing to share her knowledge and gave talks and walks with anyone wanting to share the grandeur of nature. Barbie was also an adventurous spirit in the business world, where she embarked on a number of entrepreneur ventures, most of which were dedicated to the preservation and conservancy of the wilderness. 

She was a resident of Galeton, PA for some years, but gravitated to the Emporium area for much of her adult life embracing the plentiful green spaces. She and her husband John partnered in their mutual love of the outdoors, culminating in 1987 with the start of Rainbow’s End Nature Sanctuary and Wildflower Reserve. This sanctuary and reserve has been promoting the care of all creatures small and great as well as educating visitors for over 30 years. Barbie was the Princess of the Mountain as her husband lovingly called her. 

Barbie had a passion for many forms of music, was skilled at the organ and enjoyed singing. She was always willing to accompany or join in a sing-a-long. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining guests “up on the mountain”. In addition to promoting her love for nature in a personable setting, Barbie authored many articles for news print and composed poetry and stories of the wild. She was a welcomed guest speaker on wildflowers and the holistic control of invasive plants and animals. She was an avid hiker and loved to cross country ski and snow shoe. 

Barbie was a member of the Emporium Garden Club and the Emporium Chamber of Commerce. She took part in many community activities that were in or of the outdoors. 

She is survived by a sister, Mary Smith (Stephen Morse) of Virginia, six brothers, Stephen Smith of Oregon, George Smith (Seine) of Louisiana, Michael Smith (Bonnie) of Emporium, Richard Smith (Wendy) of York, David Smith (Tracy) of Maryland, James Smith (Elba) of Connecticut and 14 nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

At her request there will be no visitation and a service will be arranged at a future date by the family. 

If desired, Memorials may be made to the North Country Trail Associations at

 Online Condolences may be placed at

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Cameron County Included in Drought Watch


A drought watch declaration has been issued for several counties in PA. It calls for a voluntary 5% reduction in non-essential water use and puts large water consumers on notice to begin planning for the possibility of reduced water supplies.
Cameron County is included in the above counties. 

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 

 Meat Raffles, Saturday August 22nd, starting at 4 p.m.!!!!

Memorial Service for Quentin Carter

Memorial Service for Quentin Carter

Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 3:30 PM 
 Caldwell Corporation
 116 W 2nd St, Emporium, PA 15834 

Please join family and friends to celebrate the life of Quentin Carter on September 5th at 3:30 pm. Friends and family will gather to honor Quentin with one last ride through Emporium. 
Bring your classic, muscle or whatever car you have to join this cruise.

Cameron County Community Chest 2020 Fund Drive August Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2020 Fund Drive August Update 

As of August 21st, we have collected $20,940 toward our $19,000 fund drive goal and $945.00 in memorials. Thanks to all who have contributed. It is really appreciated in these uncertain times. We will keep the 2020 Fund Drive open until September 30, 2020. 

This month’s featured organization will be the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library helps to maintain the many important services of The Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library. 

To generate funds, they usually have an annual Membership Drive in the spring; Used Book Sale during the summer; and the ‘Donate and Say Merry Christmas’ project in November and December. 

However, this year, the Membership Drive is being done in the summer, and the Used Book Sale has been canceled. The Christmas project will remain during the holidays. 

The funds generated help the library to: Continue free services such as the public computer stations offering free internet service Provide the latest materials for reading, listening, and viewing Present public programs for children and adults Support the Emporium Garden Club which decorates the library throughout the year and also maintains the exterior plantings. Add needed shelving and other furnishings. Maintain the library building including exterior, interior, and the multi-purpose room which is used by many community organizations. Provide children’s programs, including Story Hour and Summer Reading Program, Lego Club for kids and more The library has eBooks available. For more information, stop at the circulation desk. 

Watch for new library events. 

The Friends of the Library, annual Membership Drive has begun and is ongoing. If you would like to find out more about the Friends of the Library, join the group or to make a donation, stop in at the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library or contact Nancy Zoschg. 

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 where there is a PayPal button. Help support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, the Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4H, SPCA and special community requests.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Guy and Mary Felt Manor CNA Class


Want to join our team?
Guy and Mary Felt Manor will be holding a CNA class beginning on October 5. 
For more information, please contact Reshawn at the Manor.

13th Annual Turkey Festival & Gun Bash


It's that time of year again folks! The Cameron County Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be having their 13th annual Wild Turkey Festival & Gun Bash. 

It will be held on September 19th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds. 

Things will kickoff at 3PM and go until approximately 7PM. This is a great family event that you can get out to do together that also supports a great cause. We have so many fantastic sponsors that are paying for kids meals and JAKES memberships, so bring all the kids with you that you can. No child will leave this event without a prize. 

If you register early by September 9th then you will be eligible for our early bird special which is $100 extra in sportsman raffle tickets, which is 5 extra strips. You can purchase your tickets online at or contact Cali Housler by phone 814-335-0899 or email 

This is an outside event and will be held rain or shine! We encourage our guests to social distance and wear masks while at the event. If you would like to bring your own chairs and tent to help further your social distance, you are more than welcome to and we encourage you to do so. We want everyone to feel as safe as possible, while also still having fun. We look forward to seeing you soon at our Turkey Festival & Gun Bash!

Guy & Mary Felt Manor Re-Opening Plan


We are moving into Step 2 of our re-opening plan. Beginning August 24, we will allow children over 12 to be a part of the visit, as well as extended family members.

 Visits continue to be 30 minutes. Three family members may visit at a time. We will continue to screen visitors and follow all protocols, which include social distancing and wearing of masks. It is important to remember that these visits will happen weather permitting. Also, no residents may leave the patio area at this time. 

Visits should be scheduled with Pat at 486-3736, ext 242 during regular office hours, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. We would ask that weekend visits be scheduled by 3:00 on Friday to assure proper staffing to allow the visit. Thank you for your continued support.

Childcare Openings @ Jane Ullman's Daycare

Jane Ullman's Daycare

 If anyone is in need of childcare, I will have some full time openings in August! 
Please PM me via Facebook or text 814-594-9254. Thanks!! 

 Registered home daycare with affordable prices, convenient hours, CCIS accepted, all ages welcome. Safe, loving home environment.

Pic of the Day

Fresh veggies! 

Caldwell's @ the Nearby Potter County Farmers Market


The Potter County Farmer's Market will be meeting this Friday, August 21st, from 1 pm to 5 pm! 
Here's a list of who plans on being there and what they plan on doing! 

Joel and June Caldwell will be bringing plenty of this year’s new crop honey which is especially delicious. Floral sources are a combination of autumn olive, clover, blackberry, possibly basswood and others, all found around the Kenyon Farm in Hebron. We also have goldenrod honey from last fall. We are currently sold out of creamed honey. It was a huge hit! 

 Joanie’s Apiary will be there in Joel and June Caldwell's stand. Along with their honey, they make several products using their beeswax, such as candles, sunscreen, hand cream, and wood polish. What you do not see at our display checkout our items online at 

 The Caldwell's, along with several other vendors, will have produce, breads, and crafts for sale.

Joel & June are both native Cameron County residents. 

Thomas George Weaver


Thomas George Weaver, 68, of Sykesville passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at his son’s home in Brookville. 

He was born on January 31, 1952 in St Marys, PA, a son of the late Thomas James Weaver and Dorothy (Visniskey) Weaver. He was later blessed with a stepmother Margie. 

Mr. Weaver was a United States Marine Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. Following his discharge he served in the United States Army Reserve until 1999. 

Tom worked and retired from Equimeter/Sensus in DuBois. Following his retirement, he became a parts man for Napa Auto Parts in DuBois. 

He enjoyed being around people, whether he was working or stopping by one of the many clubs he belonged to which included the American Legion in Sykesville, all the local VFW’s, the Eagles, IPS Club, the Pulaski, the Big O, or St. Joe’s Polish Club. 

He really enjoyed grilling, organizing the family reunions, gardening, fishing, and birdwatching. Tom enjoyed the company of his faithful companion “Charlie”, his cat, which he had for many years. He loved to spend time with his family and particularly enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Tom’s heart was big and kind, he had a special love of supporting “Toys For Tots” every year, he never wanted to see a child go without a Christmas present. He often recruited his family to lend a helping hand for the cause, which created memories that will never be forgotten. 

He is survived by three children, Sara Weaver and Joseph Winslow of Emporium, Thomas Paul (Lori) Weaver of Brookville, and Shawn (Bridget) Weaver of DuBois; stepdaughter, Susie Marie of Benezette; eight grandchildren, Kevin Jones, Courtney Daniels, Dylan Weaver, TJ Weaver, Lorinda, Donovan and Johnathan Uplinger and Shayna; one brother, Mike (Helen) Weaver of Luthersburg; one sister, Terri (Perry) Caruso of Emporium. 

Preceded in death by his parents, brother, John Weaver and sister, Charlotte Thomas. 

In accordance to Tom’s wishes there will be no visitation. 
 Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney. 

Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s memory to “Toys For Tots”

Road Closed - Winslow Hill


Day number 2 in the books with the Winslow Hill project. Winslow Hill will be closed tomorrow, Friday from 7:00 am until late afternoon as paving is scheduled to begin. 

 The road will be closed from Summerson Road to Devils Elbow. 

 Again, residents and camp owners will have access to get in and out, but there could be some slight delays. We appreciate everyone avoiding this area at this time. No work will be scheduled Saturday or Sunday and the roadways will be open. 

 Please use caution as the berms will not be finished until next week!
 Thanks again.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Get Screened - Emporium Rotary Club Blood Analysis

October 03, 2020 

6:30 AM to 9:30 AM 

Location: Emporium Fire Hall 421 Broad Street Emporium, PA 15834 

A complete blood analysis for only $40. Optional tests include Hemoglobin A1C - $15 , a Thyroid test - $10, PSA Test - $15 and an iFOB Colon-Rectal Cancer At Home Kit - $15. 

Please call to make an appointment at 1-800-370-9640. The deadline to register is September 30, 2020. 

Walk-ins will be accepted.

Dinner and Music on the Deck @ the Driftwood Saloon


Dinner and Music on the Deck  

Come and enjoy your meal while listening to OLD SꓘOOL on the deck. 

 The special for the evening will be Bone-in Ribeye with 2 sides.

Country Blessings is Open


PLEASE NOTE: Until September 2, Country Blessings will only be open from Noon until 2:00 p.m. unless the "OPEN" flag is displayed. 

​Country Blessings is having a $3.00 bag sale this week on all summer clothing  excluding long jeans. 

We will be observing social distancing with masks required (masks available). There will be a limit of seven customers in the store at one time, with a relaxing waiting area in the hallway. 

​Donations will be received on Mondays and Tuesdays only. 

Due to COVID19 restrictions, please limit your donations to CLEAN, gently used clothing and CLEAN household and miscellaneous items. We will not accept large furniture or electronics including computers, TV's, stereo systems, etc. 

Hours continue to be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 5 p.m. 

Look for the "OPEN" flag and watch the Echo for weekly sales. 

Country Blessings is located in the Cameron County Christian Center at 240 E 4th Street in Emporium. Phone 814-486-1841.

Yard - Garage Sales this Weekend August 22


Yard Sale : Saturday, August 22 9am-? 
52 Greenwood Street (the red garage in the alley behind the Midtown )
 We have a little bit of everything! 

Garage Sale: Saturday, August 22. 
 59 huckleberry Circle. 8am to 3Pm. 


Make sure you stop down Saturday! 
We will also have cornhole set up!
This is an open event all are welcome!


And for those of you that might be driving towards Kane - 
 Kane’s Town Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday. 
We have an event page, but you can also click on this google map to see all the addresses. 
Just click on the red bubbles to see what they have listed for sale. 

A map should also be posted on this site by Friday morning.
Maps can also be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce, Country Fair, University Korner, 
Sparkle Car Wash, or Country Pines Ice Cream Shop.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Rotary News


Rotary District Governor, Irvin Wright, visits the Emporium Rotary Club August 18th.

 The Club also donated $1,000.00 to Polio Now in Mr. Wright’s honor.
 Also pictured is Club President, Marilyn Erickson, and Assistant District Governor – 
Area 2, Blair Lundberg.

2020 Sylvan Heritage Council Scholarship Winners


The Sylvan Heritage Council would like to wish our 2020 scholarship winners all the best as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Hannah Shaffer and Dalton Ball each received a $500 scholarship towards their college expenses. 

We would like to thank all the CCHS students who submitted an application for our scholarship.

Openings for 4-H After-School Program

 Cameron County Recreation Center 

4-H After-school Program has some openings available starting this new school year. 3 openings on Tuesday’s and 1 on Thursday’s. 

This program is for 1st through 4th grades. 

If your child is interested please contact Allison Rettger by email at

CCRC  814-486-8915

Porch Worship ! First United Methodist Church


1st Annual Dam Pow-Wow @ Austin Dam Memorial Park

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The Bear Den is serving lunch in Emporium Today !


We’re serving lunch in town today! 
 From 11am-3:30pm at 214 S Broad Street in Emporium! 

 On the menu:
 -Sausage sandwich w/ crispy fried onions and chimichurri
 -Brisket steak & cheese hoagie 
-Pulled pork topped w/ coleslaw -Ribs 

 Sides are coleslaw, macaroni salad, or watermelon tomato cucumber salad.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Jeff Eric Bennett

 Jeff Eric Bennett, 49, of Cyclone, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday (August 15, 2020).
 He was born April 19, 1971 in Bradford, a son of Rex L. Bennett and Evelyn J. Morgan. Mr. Bennett was a graduate of Bradford High School and was employed by Danzer Lumber of Bradford, PA. 
 Jeff enjoyed spending time outdoors camping and boating. 

 He is survived by: His Father: Rex L. (Jane) Bennett of Eldred His mother: Evelyn J. Morgan of Bradford His girlfriend and love of his life: Frances L. Carner of Lewis Run One daughter: Anissa E. (Tim Knechtel) Bennett of Emporium One son: Brandon R. (Brenita Yentzer) Bowser of Roulette Three grandchildren: Haiden Bowser, Jayden and Paisleigh Knechtel One brother: Rex G. (Patricia Akins) Bennett of Cyclone Three step-siblings: Beth (Brandon) Freer of Eldred, A.J. (Ashli Langworthy) Lockwood of Roulette, and Michelle (John) Tate of Coudersport. 
 A true friend, Darlene M. Baxter of Lewis Run, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews 

 Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, memorial services will be held privately with the family.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lafayette Twp. Fire Dept.

 Online condolences may be made at

 Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Fresh Produce @ 1341 Rosely Road

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 Fresh local Vegetables 1341 Rosely rd SAINT MARYS 

Sweet corn,peppers-green hot, sweet,zucchini green and yellow,peaches, egg plant, jalapeno, cucumbers big and small, canalop,red beets,oh did I say sweet corn,  roma tomatoes, big canner tomatoes......and a bit more. 
Stop by n grab your fish vegetables for dinner. Stay away from the big box store. 
Have a great day!!!