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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Estate/Porch/Garage Sale Werts Residence


Estate/Porch/Garage Sale

 325 W. 4th St., Emporium - Werts Residence

 Fri. Aug, 6th - 5pm to 8pm
 Sat. & Sun. Aug. 7th & 8th - 9am to 4pm 

Beds, dressers, like-new queen mattress and box springs, dining room table, folding chairs, end and lamp tables, sleep sofa, various chairs, desk, tv’s, tools, dishes, pots and pans, cookbooks, small appliances, home decor, deer head mount and coat racks and more! Something for everyone! 



Help Wanted @ CCHS


Cameron County School District 

CCSD is in need of game workers to assist with athletic events for the upcoming school year. Please click the link below for application information and to access a General Application for Employment. If you have questions, contact Wendy Goulding at 814-486-4000 Ext. 3951. 

Bingo @ the CC Fair


Nam Knights of America M.C. Allegheny Mountain Chapter 

Come on out to BINGO this week.
 Starting tomorrow at a little after 6 PM we will be running Bingo at the Cameron County Fair. 

 Most fun you will have with corn all week! P.S. We will have Beer & Bacon tickets ready for purchase!!!

Blueberries @ Nearby Riddles Honey Farm & Ridgway Pa


Pick your own blueberries at Riddles Honey Farm.
 Turn where you see the sign. It is just up the road from Morning Glory Hill Greenhouse.
 Drive up that road until you get to the last house. 
It is the last house on that road.

Rabies Clinic in Coudersport


Potter County Veterinary Clinic 

RABIES CLINIC this Saturday the 7th from 9-3!
 $5 per shot, benefits local 4-H groups 

The Rabies Clinic is open to anyone's animals, regardless of what county you live in.

We will be doing a drive through again, only this year it will be through our front parking lot instead of behind our building as we do not currently have the room behind our building due to construction. Please enter through our east driveway (closest to Fox's, directly across from Village Carpet) where someone will check you in, then you will be directed through the lot while we fill out your certificate and give your pet it's vaccine, and then you'll exit out our west driveway (in front of Kaytee's market right next to Kightlinger's body shop). If you came to last year's clinic, you already know how convenient and quick it is compared to having to get your pets out of the car and walk them past other animals!
 We hope to see you there!

CC Project @ the CC Fair


The Cameron County Project 

 We have 200+ Calls to Action from residents, organized by our shared community values. Stop by our table at Cameron County Fair this week to tell us your picks -- and for every value section you complete, you'll get one entry in our Chamber Bucks give away. We'll see you at the fair!

Survey Results Needed


Cameron County Commissioners/Elections 

 Share your thoughts about the future of the North Central PA Region. As we develop our new CEDS and Resiliency Plan as well as our LRTP2050, we are gathering input from residents of NC PA to share personal perspectives about the current conditions affecting life in the region! 
Tell us what you think by taking the survey: -

Director of Marketing/Outreach and Engagement


A great job opening for someone in Cameron County! Please share with your friends! 

 Director of Marketing/Outreach and Engagement 

Reports to Cameron County Commissioners-Please e-mail, mail or drop-off your letter of interest and resume: Do not use apply button 

 Degree preferred, experience in planning and/or community and economic development, enthusiastic, critical thinking and writing skills, social media skills. Benefits are available. Salary range $38,000-$41,000 commensurate on experience. This is a new position that will require self learning, self motivation and be free to show initiative. 

Please send or drop off resume/letter of interest to the Cameron County Commissioner’s Office, 20 East 5th Street, Emporium PA 15834 or email to [Email hidden. Click Apply to start your application.] by August 26, 2021. E.O.E.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Celebration of Life for Keith Nadji


To all of Keith’s Facebook friends: We realized Keith has many friends on Facebook that we do no have contact with so we want to let you know that Keith passed on July 18th. He went peacefully in his sleep, with me, his mom by his side holding his hand. 

 We are having a Celabration of Life at 465 Size Run Road, Bucktail Rod and Gun Club, August 7th at noon till 8:00. We hope to meet his online friends.

Keith E. Nadji, 32, of 6741 Route 120, Emporium, PA Passed away at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Sunday morning following a lengthy illness (July 18, 2021). He was born June 16, 1989 in St. Marys, PA a son of Stephen Nadji, Emporium, PA and Linda Carlson Bressler, Emporium, PA . Keith graduated from Cameron County High School. We worked at GKN and Brown Co.

In addition to his mother and father he is survived by his step-father Roy Bressler and his fiance Kayla Uber, Emporium; son, Kieran Nadji, Emporium; daughter, Kalli Nadji, Emporium; two brother, James (Nicole) Bennett, TSGT, McGuire AFB, NJ; Vincent (Sara) Nadji, Gibsonia.

No visitation and memorial service will be held at the at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Annual David Hutton 5K Run Two Mile Walk

David Hutton Memorial Fund 

 20 days until race day, now is a great time to register!
 This year, we have both PayPal and Venmo as options for paying for your registration online. You can go to our website and click on the "Registration" link to register:

 Registration is open for our 2021 event, which will be Saturday, August 21, 2021!

Raider Closet Ride


Hamilton Musical Tickets on Sale


Emporium Travelers 

 You asked, we made it happen..  HAMILTON Tickets are now on sale for Hamilton Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 at Sheas Theatre in Buffalo. Price is $190 for ticket and bus, NO DINNER INCLUDED. 

These seats are absolutely amazing! Since seats are VERY limited, payment is due ASAP. Only full payment can hold your reservation. 

Payment arrangements can be made by calling Kathy at 486-1521 or dropped off at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. Checks can be made out to Kathy Strycula. 

Think Christmas!! Gift certificates are available, this would make an awesome gift! 
Message us or Call Kathy with any questions.

 FYI: Bus departs Emporium at approximately 4:00 pm for this fabulous production. PLEASE SHARE

Tractor Parade to kick off the 2021 Cameron County Fair


Tractor Parade to kick off the 2021 Cameron County Fair

Come join us in this years Tractor Parade! If you or your group have a tractor, lawn mower, decorated vehicle, or float join us in a parade though town starting at the Old 4th Street School and running all the way up to the Fair! Line up starts at 4:30 and the parade kicks off at 5! Judging will take place at the fairgrounds after the parade for any entries, which can be found in Department 22 in the premium book or on our website

 Follow this link for a complete list of this weeks fair events 

Rich Valley Wines Presents Second Saturday Emporium August


Save the Date!

Rich Valley Wines Presents Second Saturday Emporium August

Join Rich Valley Wines and The Hygrade Inn in welcoming "A Strange Kind of Sunshine" band from Jamestown, NY as seen on the Southern Tier Brewing Stage. Their mix of blues and classic hits is sure to entertain. Rich Valley Wines will have wine and wine slushies available. Bring a chair, relax, and enjoy an evening of music in downtown Emporium

Friday, July 30, 2021

Cameron County SPCA Update


Cameron County SPCA 

 Hello everyone, We are currently full at this time due to kitten season, we will not be able to take in any cats or kittens at this time. We wanted to remind everyone that we do have a spay and neuter program with Elk County Vet. You will have to fill out an application. The applications can be found in the mail box by our door or on our website. You must be a resident of Cameron County to be approved for a voucher.

Guardian Angel Center in Kersey


Cameron County School District 

 In addition to the Raider Closet and BackPack Programs at CCSD, back-to-school assistance can be accessed through the Guardian Angel Center in Kersey. 
 Please click the link below for more information:

CCHS Lady Raider Volleyball Update


CCHS Lady Raider Volleyball 

 There will be a Junior High Volleyball meeting on August 10 at 4:30 p.m. We will meet in the bleachers at the football field. All athletes entering 7 & 8th grade will need to attend with at least one parent. Coach Dixon has sent e-mails to all students (school email) that signed up at the end of the 2021 school year.

Night Golf @ Emporium Country Club

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CCOYA Corn Available Soon


Cameron County Outdoor Youth  Activities 

We are anticipating that we will have CCOYA corn available early next week. As you can see we have a lot that was planted at different times. Same as last year all proceeds will go directly to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities. If any adults or responsible teenager would like to be on a list to help pick or man a corn stand at times please drop me a line. Picking times are usually early mornings or later evenings. We would like to have a few more stands set up this year.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Blueberry Picking Near Cameron County


Listing a couple of places to pick your own blueberries. If you know of any, feel free to email me so I can add to my list!

Phone numbers are listed - at this time of year I would recommend calling about blueberry picking before driving there. 

 Leona's Greenhouse
 Don’t forget about Leona’s Blueberry Patch! 
 Pick your own- pay by a donation.

Leon's Greenhouse 
 1102 N Hollow Rd 
Coudersport, PA 16915 (814) 274-3299 

Bozberry Farms 7/13/2021 
 Bozberry Farms 1699 Rock Run Rd
 Turtlepoint, Pa. 16750 
Blueberries are $1.25 per pound

Blueberry Hill Farm
 46 Blueberry Hill Lane 
Smethport, PA 16749
 (814) 887-2416
Please call or check their Facebook page for updates


East Fork Sportsmen’s Club Yard Sale


East Fork Sportsmen's Club is located in Wharton
2 Miles East of Wharton General Store on East Fork Road and 
13 miles West of Cherry Springs Stat Park 

Yard Sale  Friday & Saturday 
August 6 &  7 
Outside kitchen open serving breakfast and light sandwiches
Plenty of cold drinks 
Same weekend as the Woodsmen's Show

OLD SKOOL July 31 @ Sinnemahoning Tavern

Sinnemahoning Tavern
 Hours for OLD SKOOL this coming Sat, July 31 have changed to 4 - 8pm.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Nearby Calla’s Cafe Closing August 7th


Calla’s Cafe 

 With long consideration and a heavy heart, the Calla’s made a decision to close Calla’s Cafe and Fine Food on August 7th. Several factors were present and unavoidable; one being the lack of employees. Unfortunately, our country is seeing many favorite stores, restaurants, clubs, etc. shut their doors or limit their hours due to excess work and not enough help. As many people know, the Calla’s have opened a second restaurant, The Wildwoods Bar & Grill in St. Marys, and it is quite trying to fill working time slots for both places. The ideal plan would be to keep both locations open and have an abundance of employees, customers, and good times. It just cannot be done at this time.

 The Calla’s want to thank the community and surrounding communities for such amazing patronage. So many positive reviews, constructive criticism, and influential comments have been given over the years, and it’s been a pleasure serving you all. We couldn’t have established not one, but two restaurants without such great backing.

 Please understand that any Calla’s Cafe gift cards will be accepted at Wildwoods Bar & Grill, which is just a few miles into town (no expiration date ever). 

Also, the cafe has some “customer-favorite entree options”, which the Wildwoods menu will soon include. We want to please as many palates as possible! The Calla’s hope to see you in the future at The Wildwoods. A decision like this sure does make a company humble; knowing that all will work out in time. Again thank you! 

 Calla's Cafe
 1215 Million Dollar Highway, 
Kersey, PA,

CCHS Substitute Positions Available


Cameron County School District 

The Cameron County School District is seeking applicants for the following substitute positions: 
 Classroom Teacher 
 Paraprofessional 
 Classroom Aide
  Custodian
  Cafeteria 

 Visit for General Application information or call Wendy at 814-486-4000 Ext. 3951

Google Terminating Automated Email Deliveries


Good morning everyone. I am sorry to share this announcement that Google has passed along to me.

Blogger’s FollowByEmail service is going away.

The team announced that their email subscription service will be discontinued in July 2021.

 The email subscription system will no longer work and your subscribers will no longer receive email updates.

I am looking at an alternate way to deliver my Blog updates but I currently do not have one.

If you want to continue to follow my blog, simply go to this link in your browser via computer or smart phone - The content may appear different to you than the normal format you received in your email, but it is the same. Just scroll down to read the posts.

If you forget the link, simply go to Google and type in these words "" cameron county pa blog"" and you will find it in the results.

I appreciate all of you that take the time to read this blog and I appreciate your supportive comments! 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Emporium Country Club Experiencing Connectivity Issues


Emporium Country Club 

 Unfortunately our Internet service has been down since Friday, which affects our credit card machine and ATM. We also are now experiencing phone issues, just come enjoy the course it’s in beautiful shape! 

Still dealing with our internet issues, a reminder bring cash….No ATM, credit card or anything that is supported by our internet service provider. Another friendly reminder, if you are trying to get a hold of us or me (Michael) through, text, snap, messenger, Twitter , DM or other cool technologies….call (814) 486-7715 x1 and we will have an old school conversation

St. Mark Community Day Care Center is Hiring

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St. Mark Community Day Care Center 
 We will be taking applications until mid August.
 Please feel free to share!

Yard Sale Saturday July 31


Saturday, July 31st. 9 am to 1 pm. 

2974 Rich Valley Road.

 Home decor, household items, lamps, women’s clothes, purses and shoes and more.

Dos Hombres @ the Driftwood Saloon

Live music at the Driftwood Saloon. 
 Dos Hombres will be playing Saturday, July 31 @ 3 pm

Crafts & Dunk Tank @ CC Fair


Cameron County Fair 

We are offering craft nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the fair. 
For a nominal fee, you can create a great project. 
Tuesday night will be presented by Inkspressions, 
Wednesday night will be presented by Drug and Alcohol, and Thursday night presentation will be from the Flynn's with a guord craft. 
 Please contact Pat Kempher for more information and fees! 
Sign-up now and come and enjoy the fair!! 

 The Cameron County Fair will have the dunk tank again this year! 
Any organizations wishing to have a time spot, please let me, Jami Kempher, know!
 **Youth organizations MUST have an adult present**

CC Fair Schedule of Events


CC Fair Schedule of Events
**schedule subject to change**

Saturday, July 31, 2021
12:00-7:00 p.m. Competitive Exhibits accepted at Beaver Hall

Sunday, August 1, 2021
10:00 a.m.-??? Competitive exhibit judging, Beaver Hall will be closed to the public until Monday at 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Vesper Services-music and inspiration for all-with Bob Spaeth and Friends

Monday, August 2, 2021
5:00 p.m. Tractor Parade through downtown Emporium to the fairgrounds
6:00 p.m. Official Opening and Dedication of the 2021 Cameron County Fair
6:30 p.m. Rock-N-Roll Pet Store
7:00 p.m. A New Legacy on Stage

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
A special evening to show our support for all small business and direct sales persons in our community
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
5:00 p.m.-??? Weapon throwing with Invictus, Inc.
6:30 p.m. Bwana Jim (2 shows)
8:00 p.m. Cameron County's Got Talent

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
6:00 p.m. Many events being held by CCOYA and the Turkey Federation that will educate everyone on conservation
7:00 p.m. Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment
7:00-10:00 p.m. Mike Echo on stage

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Military Appreciation Night with displays and events to honor our veterans and active military personnel.
Don't forget to get your free funnel cake or Oreos as a gift from us.
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
5:00 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament
5:30 p.m. 13th Annual Chili Cook Off
6:00 p.m. Tug-of-War Sponsored by Smoker Logging ( New ) 
6:30 p.m. Redneck Games, including Milk Chugging, Root Beer Chugging, and more
7:00 p.m. Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment
7:00 p.m. Nail Driving Contest
7:30 p.m. Pizza Eating Contest
7:00-10:00 p.m. Movie Night on the stage

Friday, August 6, 2021
5:00 p.m. Fair opens
6:30 p.m. Beautiful Baby Contest Winner to be announced
7:00 p.m. Coronation ceremonies
7:00 p.m. Howard Mincone, strolling entertainment
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Karaoke with the Royalty following coronation
Karaoke DJ: Biggie Entertainment
8:00 p.m. Basket Bonanza Winners announced

Saturday, August 7, 2021
8:30 a.m. 17th annual Harvey Gribble Memorial horseshoe tournament
9:00-noon Pick up competitive exhibits--Please be prompt
Noon- 2021 Cameron County Fair officially closed


Follow the CC Fair FB site for further updates and check out their website for full information about our CC fair 

CC Fair Raffle

Cameron County Fair 

 Raffle to benefit the fair!! 
Tickets are 5.00 each and can be purchased at the fairgrounds.

Job Openings @ Emporium Powdered Metal, Inc.


Emporium Powdered Metal, Inc.

Emporium Powdered Metal, Inc has immediate openings at both of our facilities in Emporium: Operators- all 3 shifts Die Setters-all 3 shifts Final Auditor 1st shift Quality Manager 1st shift 

Stop by our 140 West 2nd St facility for an application or email a resume to epminformation@

Cameron County Food Pantry July Schedule


For Immediate Notice 

 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 July 28, 2021, at 1:00 pm will be accomplished as follows.

 Clients from the Emporium Arms and Maple Street Apartments will receive food delivered Tuesday, July 27, at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, respectively.

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, the regular Food Pantry distribution will be at the usual 1:00 to 3:00 pm time at 135 West 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. 


Walk up Food Pantry clients will also get their food box on Fourth Street. There will be a specific walk-up location for you to be served. Please wait there and keep two arms lengths distance from others who may be in line for distribution.

You are eligible for this food distribution if you meet the household income guidelines, are unemployed, or have had a reduction in income due to the corona virus. Clients who are either sick or have health issues that prevent you from coming out can call Dave Malize at 814-486-1161, Ext 269, and we will arrange to get your food box 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.

Rotary News - Robin Hammersley & Dr. Roscoe

Dr. Brandon Roscoe and Robin Hammersley, CRNP, were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon meeting July 27th. Dr. Roscoe operates a family medical practice with offices located in Dubois, Clearfield, Port Allegany, Punxsutawney, and soon Emporium. Robin will be the primary care physician at the new Primary Care & Pediatrics office which will be located at 1 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA. The family practice focuses on the needs of children and families with a personal touch. Pictured is their staff, Amy McCartney, Office Manager, Kim Akins, Nurse & Stacy Huffman, Director of Nursing.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Recycling Bins Available for Emporium Borough Residents

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Recycling Bins Available for Emporium Borough Residents

Emporium Borough residents may stop in at the borough office and pick up a recycling bin free of charge. One bin per household is available. The bins were obtained through a grant that the Emporium Borough applied for. The recycling bins are for your use, items will need to be taken to the recycling center at Plank Road Hollow. Do not put the bins curbside. No pickup is available for them.

If you are unsure of what is accepted, send  a message on Facebook or call the Cameron County Recycling Coordinator at 814-486-3348.




 Getting ready to clean out your closets? 

 St. Mark will be having a CLOTHING DRIVE, SAT. AUG. 28TH (SUPER SATURDAY)
 in O’Connell Hall. 

 This event has proven to be very helpful in the past for those who have a need. It’s a win-win for all! 

All Clothing, Men’s, Women’s, and especially children’s clothing will be accepted. 
 (Please no undergarments)
 Clothes can be dropped off in O’Connell Hall beginning Aug. 16th through Aug. 25th, 8am to 7pm.

CCHS Survey Participants Needed


Cameron County School District 

 CCSD is seeking parent and community input pertaining to the use of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds. Please click this link to complete a brief survey:

CC School District Update

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Cameron County School District 

 School districts across the country are doing everything they can to address the increased emotional and mental health issues facing our student population as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. CCSD is no different and we are committed to supporting our students the best we can. To that end, your assistance is needed to help us find qualified individuals to provide these supports. Please review the attached flyer from our partner, Dickenson Center, Inc., to see how you can help.

Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc. Update

Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc.

 Please be aware that Cameron County Rural Health Center located in Emporium is NOT an affiliate of Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc., but Penn Highlands Healthcare.

 Cameron County Health Care Center IS an affiliate of Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc. and has been since 1976.

APG Open Interviews

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Pennsylvania CareerLink: Elk & Cameron County

Mark Your Calendars!
 APG Ridgway and Wilcox will be at the Elk County CareerLink On Tuesday July 27th from 11am-3pm.

 There are a wide variety of positions available from Machine Operators through Die Setters and Engineers. There are numerous benefits and company perks available to employees including paid time off, Allowances for purchases of safety shoes and prescription glasses, health insurance benefits and more.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Marianna's Fundraiser Delivered this Week


Cameron County Storm Football

Attention players and parents: The Marianna's fundraiser will be delivered this coming Wednesday, July 28 to the Vet's club. 

 We anticipate pick-up to begin by 4:30PM; we will post if pick-up time changes. Please pick your items up promptly as they require refrigeration. 

 If you have any questions or will be unavailable to pick up your items this date and time, please contact me at 970-403-4916. 
Thank you STORM Family  Valerie

Chinese Auction Items for CC Fair

 Cameron County Fair

 Anyone wishing to donate a basket to the Chinese Auction, contact Elisabeth Chapman or any other board member. 
 Board members are Pat Kempher,  Scott Lyon,  Jami Kempher,  Susan Lyon,  Robin Kuleck

Items may be dropped off at the fair grounds this week during office hours 

The CC Fair will be August 1-7, 2021 

Family Fun at Sinnemahoning State Park Weekend of July 31 – August 1


Family Fun at Sinnemahoning State Park Weekend of July 31 – August 1

Visit Sinnemahoning State Park for a weekend of family fun! Wade into the wild world of crayfish, make a butterfly craft and watch a butterfly movie, or join park staff for a pontoon tour of the lake. All programs are free, family-friendly, and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise stated.

Crayfish Crazy, Saturday, July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM. Splash into the wild world of crayfish and explore their freshwater habitat! Free family program. Nets and containers provided All ages welcome. Parents will be asked to assist young children. Dress to get wet. Water shoes recommended. 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Butterfly Craft, Saturday, July 31, 8:00-8:30 PM. Play with colors as you create your own bright butterfly craft while learning about the parts of the butterfly. Best for ages 10 and under.

Campground Movie: Butterfly and Moth, Saturday, July 31, 8:30-9:00 PM. Family friendly video exploring the amazing world of butterflies and moths. Watch their fascinating transformations throughout their lifecycle. 30-minute nature video. All are welcome! Campground Amphitheater.

Pontoon Boat Tours, Sunday, August 1. Three tours starting at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 12:00 PM. Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the lake as we search the shoreline for herons, ducks, turtles, and other wildlife. Program is free but donations are requested. All ages welcome. Pre-registration recommended but not required. Lake Day Use Area.

To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the DCNR Calendar of Events If you need assistance with online registration, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

Author Book Reading & Signing - Betty Riegel

Pictured is a photo of the cover of “Up in the Air”. 
The author, Betty Riegel will be visiting the Barbara Moscato Brown Library for a reading and signing of her book on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

British-born author, Betty Riegel will be at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library on Saturday, August 12 from 1-3 p.m. The author of “Up in the Air: The Real Story of Life Aboard the World's Most Glamorous Airline” will be reading an excerpt from her book and signing special edition copies. 

After responding to an ad in the local newspaper, [Betty] secured herself an interview for the Pan Am training program and at just twenty-two years old was selected from thousands of eager young British women to begin a career that would change the course of her life. Betty said goodbye to everything she knew and boarded a plane to New York, a city full of noise, towering skyscrapers, and promise. Under the watchful eye of her “housemother,” Dottie, Betty mastered the art of being the perfect Pan Am stewardess—everything from faultless etiquette, geography, and safety to seamless makeup application, charming influential passengers, and preparing five-course Parisian cuisine at 37,000 feet. 

 But no amount of training could have prepared her for the roller coaster of life in the air… UP IN THE AIR charts the grueling yet fabulous life aboard the most iconic airline there has ever been and how a young woman from Essex opened her eyes to the world and lived her dream. 

 Betty will be joined by her husband, Emporium native, Kent Riegel. She will read an anecdote from her book and then be available to chat and answer questions. 

 Special edition signed copies of the book will be available for sale during the event at $20 each. The special edition includes full color photos from her time aboard PanAM. A copy of the book is also currently available for checkout at the library. 

Registration is not necessary. For more information, contact library staff at 814-486-8011 or visit

Pictured are Betty & Kent Riegel who will be at the library Thursday August 12, 2021 from 1-3 pm as Betty shares an anecdote from her recent book “Up in the Air”. Kent is an Emporium native and Betty is originally from England.

Diana M. Schuckers


Diana M. Schuckers, 74, of 128 Carson Street, Emporium, PA died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA on Saturday morning (July 24, 2021). She was born June 4, 1947 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late James S. and Adeline Caruso Cassel. In 2007 in St. Mark Catholic Church she married Franklin Schuckers. They were married over fourteen years.

Diana graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1966. She then graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, NY where she earned a business degree. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church where she had taught Sunday school. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Diana is is survived by her husband Franklin Shuckers; daughter, Robynne (Michael) Jordan, Wilcox; son, Adam (Rebecca) Kopp, Pasedena, MD; step-daughter, Shannon Milkovich; step-son, Earl Shuckers; four grandchildren: Deryk Lunger, Patrick Edner, Rebecca Jordan and Adell Detwiler; a brother, James S. (Mary Ann) Cassel, II, Boston, MA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Pamelyn Kopp; brother, Richard in infancy.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Wednesday from 9:00 -9:45 AM followed by a Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th St., Emporium with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

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

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Louis James Slyder


Louis James Slyder, 77, of 2195 Steam Mill Rd., Emporium, PA passed away unexpectedly at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Thursday, evening (July 22, 2021). He was born June 9, 1944 in Chambersburg, PA a son of the late Solomon Brake and Stella Nell Slyder. He married Tami Lee Dunlap, who survives.

Louis graduated from the Peddie School. He had a great love of flying and loved flying ultra light aircraft. He landed in many weird places including the creek and a tree top. But, as a pilots say, any landing you walk away from is a good landing. He traveled all over the world, he especially liked going to South America. Despite his love for other areas of the world, Cameron County was home. He loved wood, sawing logs and building. He was a supporting member of PBS and was an advocate of Nature Conservancy. Louis was also a master gardener. He was a wonderful husband.

In addition to his wife Tami he is survived by daughter, Leah (Gyorgy) Slyder-Voss, Oakland, CA; son, Anthony Boyce, Windsor, CA; daughter, Annabelle (Tom) Coote, Great Darrington, MA; daughter, Allegra (Ric) Haupt, Amherst, NY; son, Eli Slyder, New York, NY; son, Isaac (Bridget) Slyder, Pittsburgh; son, Jacob (Brooke) Slyder, Wheat Ridge, CO; nine grandchildren; sister, Barbara Rice, Huntsville, AL.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Slyder.

There will be no visitation. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Special Blessings @ St Mark Church this Weekend


St Mark Catholic Church

  Special blessings for grandparents and grandchildren at parish masses...4:15 pm Sat. , 6:15 pm @ St. James, Driftwood & Sunday @ 9:00 am

Friday, July 23, 2021

Yard Sale July 24


Saturday 7/24 (tomorrow) in
front of Sunny Side Boutique in Emporium!! 8am-2pm 
Lots of women's and some men's clothing. Purses, etc.

Robin Hammersley Temporary Office Opening August 2


Robin Hammersley 

 Just to update everyone...I will be starting to see patients at my temporary location at 28 North Main Street in Port Allegany on AUGUST 2nd!!

 If you need transfer forms, please PM me. Call (814) 503-8070 to set up an appointment and to get established!! 

Thank you all for the overwhelming love and support!! 
Emporium office coming soon...stay tuned for more updates!!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Friends & Family Yard Sale

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LouAnn Nellis


LouAnn Nellis, 67, of 11837 Route 120, Emporium, PA passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 19, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk.

She was born October 4, 1953, in Austin, daughter of the late Nicholas and Lillian Aiello Botera. LouAnn spent most of her life in Emporium and was a graduate of Cameron County High School, Class of 1971.

On October 30, 1971, in Emporium, LouAnn married Thomas C. Nellis, who survives. She is also survived by three daughters: Tammy Pearsall (Lee), Fantasia Dourado (Frank), and Brittany McKelvey (Chris); and by two sons: Thomas C. Nellis, Jr. (Amy) and Nicholas Nellis (Heather). LouAnn was the loving grandmother of Alyssa Hanes (Richard), Brock Pearsall (Natalie), Alex Pearsall (Kylie), Jasmine Johnson (Jordan), Devin Nellis, Darien Nellis (Brandon), Dominic Nellis (Cassie), Freya Nellis, Joanna Dourado, Christopher Dourado, Jonathan Dourado, Sophia Dourado, Anisha Dourado, Anthony Dourado, Melania Dourado, Maddison Dourado, Evelyn Dourado, Katie McKelvey, Annabelle McKelvey, and Dakota McKelvey; as well as great-grandmother of Nico, Emmie, Brently, and Moxson. Also surviving are her sisters: Nancy Young (Wayne), Norma Major (Steve), Janie Burlingame (Les), Bonita Smith (Harry), and Paula Copenhauer; and by her brother, Nicholas Botera (Sherri).

In addition to her parents, LouAnn was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Accristo. LouAnn was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was very devoted to the Blessed Mother.
She was also a member of the Blue Army.

LouAnn was a homemaker and of all her accomplishments, her family was her greatest joy. She had a big heart and her greatest passion was children, including the many children who entered her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning, from 9:00 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be offered at

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Meat Raffles @ the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Join in the  fun at the Sinnemahoning Tavern! 


Music @ the Sinnemahoning Tavern


 Music @  the Sinnemahoning Tavern

Stop in to listen to Danny Haynes Saturday, July 24 from 2-5 pm 

Job Opening @ CCHS Cafeteria

Message Kari via FB if you are interested in this job 


CC Quarterback Fundraiser

Cameron County Quarterback Club

Attention all junior high and varsity football players and parents 
 We will be starting our first fundraiser on July 26th. We will again be selling fancloth clothing for the upcoming season. Please share the link when it is provided as much as you can. This was a really great fundraiser last year. The link will be available on the fakebook page the morning of July 26th. 

 The fundraiser will run from July 26th thru August 9. The company will ship the items directly to the customer after the end date. This takes 2 to 3 weeks. When ordering please be sure to tell your friends and family to enter your player's first and last name. Your player will earn free incentives based on how many item they sell. The more they sell the cooler their prize.

The Cameron County Quarterback Club is a parent run club, organized to help support the JH and Varsity Football program in Cameron County, Pennsylvania.

Country Blessings Accepting Drop Offs

Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC

 Country Blessings will be accepting drop offs again on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month only.
 Please keep drop offs to Mondays and Tuesdays Only. 

 We accept most things with these exceptions (trash, rags, hangers, furniture). 

 Please be blessed as we continue to bless the community.

Public Hearing to discuss the Reenactment of the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act


Cameron County Commissioners/Elections

Public Hearing to discuss the Reenactment of the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act (LERTA) 

The Cameron County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00am at the Cameron County Courthouse immediately prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commissioners for the purpose of determining the boundaries for the areas of certain real property tax exemptions under the LERTA program. 

Local taxing authorities, the Cameron County Planning Commission, and interested individuals are invited to present their recommendations concerning the location of the boundaries. Those interested but who cannot attend may submit their recommendations to the Cameron County Commissioners, 20 East 5th Street, Emporium, PA until 9:30am on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Cameron County Longbeards NWTF Banquet


Cameron County Longbeards

 NWTF It's that time of year again... banquet time!!!

 Please join us for our annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH from 3PM-7PM at the Cameron County Fair Grounds. 

This is an event that is for the whole family. EVERY CHILD LEAVES WITH A PRIZE!!

 There will be lots of firearms raffled along with many other fantastic items. 

Please purchase your tickets online: by AUGUST 4th to get our early bird special and receive extra sportsman's raffle tickets.
 We can't wait to see you all there!!

 Please contact Cali Housler with any questions at 814-335-0899 or by email 

Storm Cheerleading Update

Storm Cheerleading 

 The first practice is ONE WEEK from today! 
There will be a brief Parent Meeting at the beginning of practice! 
 We can't wait to see you all there!
Follow their FB page for updates! 

Night Swim Scheduled for August 7th

August 7th 7 to 9 pm $3.00 

 Brennan Bure will be having a night swim at the school pool on Saturday August 7th from 7 till 9 with all proceeds going to the Cameron County SPCA.
 Admission will be $3.00, and we will also have food and drinks!! 

Hope to see everyone!

Donations for the Raider Closet

Cameron County School District 

 The start of the 2021-2022 school year is just around the corner. While many folks will begin shopping for back-to-school clothes, shoes, backpacks, etc., we have some students who won’t have that opportunity. This is one way the RAIDER CLOSET can be of assistance. One of the most frequently requested items from our students is NEW SHOES. To that end, if you are so inclined to help our students in this way, new shoes can be donated by simply dropping them off at the Main Office of your child’s school.

 If you would prefer to make a financial donation to support this effort, checks can be made out to Cameron County School District and mailed to: Carl Mitchell, Business Manager at 601 Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA 15834. Please note that the donation is for the RAIDER CLOSET. These funds will be used to purchase shoes and other requested items to help support our students.

Rich Valley Wines Closed July 22 - July 25


Rich Valley Wines
 Rich Valley Wines will be closed this coming weekend (July 22- July 25) 

We will reopen Thursday, July 29th at 3pm with our normal summer hours 
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday 3pm - 9pm Sunday 1pm - 4pm)