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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Elaine B. Uzdale


Elaine B. Uzdale, 77, of 569 Meadow Road, Emporium, PA passed away at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday morning (October 20, 2021) following a lengthy illness.

She was born October 28, 1943 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan a daughter of the late Edward A. and Jean A. Monikowski Uzdale.

Elaine was an avid bowler for many years. She had worked many years as a secretary at St. Mark Catholic Parish. She enjoyed puzzle books and TV game shows.

is survived by a brother, Edward L. (Carol) Uzdale, Emporium; two sisters, Janet A. Mianowski, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Marie H. (David) Green, Bradenton, FL; three nieces, one nephew, three great nieces, one great nephew, two great great nieces along with numerous cousins and a special aunt, Lorraine Monikowski.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step father, John S. Cheslock and a brother-in-law, Robert W. Mianowski.

There will be No Visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Michaels Cemetery, DuBois, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or 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

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Cameron County SPCA

 Cameron County SPCA

 Hello there, I’m Nalu. I’m around 7 months old. I am a shyer girl but with some love I will come out of my shell. I get along with other cats and kittens. I will be spayed before going to my new home. 

I live to eat canned food and I am litter trained. If interested in adopting please fill out an application. Applications can be found in the mailbox by our door or on our website. 

 Completed applications can be returned to the mailbox or mailed to us at

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

Visit our Facebook site to see all the cats & kittens available for adoption!

Emporium Country Club Restaurant Closes Oct. 30


Emporium Country Club Restaurant 

 As a reminder, the restaurant closes for the season October 30. Not all menu items may be available. There will be no Mexican night for the remainder of the season. 
Thank you all for making this a wonderful season.

Picture Retakes @ CCHS


Cameron County School District 

 Woodland Elementary picture retakes WILL NOT be this Friday, October 22nd as previously planned. Retakes will be announced at a later date. 

High School WILL have theirs taken this Friday, October 22nd.


St Mark Catholic Church 

 "Sessions About God" All are welcome 
We will be showing "The Search" video from Thursday, Oct. 21st @ 6:30 PM
 in O'Connell Hall. 
Bring a friend....refreshments will be served.

Pic of the Day

This is the 2nd or 3rd year I've seen these pumpkins & they always make me smile.


Nanette M. Szuba


Nanette M. Szuba, 66, of Crosby, PA, the sidekick of the greatest “Rawhide” singer of all time, went to be with her lord and savior on October 11th, 2021 at UPMC Cole after a short illness.

She was born October 31st, 1954 in Erie, PA. If anyone knew our mom, you knew this was the perfect birthday for her. A daughter of John A. Watson and Rosella M. Weaver Watson. On June 11th, 1974 in Emporium, PA she married the love of her life, George L. Szuba. Those who knew our parents knew that they had their own love language, bicker and nag, but they wouldn't have it any other way. Our mom loved her things, our dad not so much. He would joke while in the hospital and say that he needed to get better fast so that he could come home and clean out this house. "There is no flat surface to set anything on", he would say.

Nan never graduated from high school, but she got her GED later in life. We were all so proud of her accomplishment.

Nan had a few jobs that she loved during her life, such as a waitress at the Coffee Shop, an activity assistant at Sena Kean Manor, but as her children, we like to say that her favorite job was taking care of us.

Nan was an auxiliary member of the American Legion John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, PA. She also was a member of the Christabelle Club of Emporium, PA. She enjoyed their Friday night adventures going club to club with her sister-in-law Brenda, her #1 brother-in-law, Bill and her husband, George.

She is survived by five children. Elizabeth M. Szuba of Crosby, PA. Cheryl L. Szuba of Smethport, PA. John G. Szuba of Emporium, PA. Clinton J. (Heather) Szuba of Betula, PA. Kellie A. (Joseph) Britton of Crosby, PA.

Grandchildren - Krista, Morgan, Leah (Jeremy), Natalee, Lillian, MyKenzie, Fisher, GraceyAnnah, Laven, Tucker. Great Grandchildren - Lukas, Piper, and soon to be Rowan.

Three Brothers whom she loved very much - Jim Watson of South Carolina. John (Ruby) Watson of Hazen, PA and George Watson of Hazen, PA.

Everyone always loved our mother/grandmother like their own because she was a funny, tell you like it was, but also such a loving woman. With that being said there are a few extra children/grandchildren. Jessica (Paul) Platko, Scott (Jackie) Bennett and their three children Annabelle, Nolan, and Baylee.

One very special friend and part of the "date night crew", Sharon Norton.

A very special family so dear to her heart, Joe and Judy Cardaro.

One very special grandma, Carol Collins.

A very special friend whom we all called Uncle Dave

Many nieces, nephews, and cousin.

Nan was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Jackie Watson Bailey, and one brother Floyd (Kelly) Clouser.

Due to the circumstances surrounding our mother's death we will announce a memorial luncheon at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at

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

George L. Szuba


 George L. Szuba, 67 of Crosby, Pa. Greatest Rawhide singer of all time, We'd say if you don't believe us ask our mom, but...

George went to be with his lord and savior on October 14th,2021 at UPMC Cole after a short illness.

He was born September 6th, 1954 in Erie, PA a son of Gregory Szuba and Phyllis Ethel Shultz Szuba. He always made the remark that he was the baby of the family. On June 11th, 1974 in Emporium, PA he married the love of his life, Nanette M. Watson. Nan passed away October 11th, 2021. Those who knew our mom knew that she took her vows serious. When asked if she would love him until death do us part, she said nah, hold up you'll be coming with me. Who else would fix her coffee and make her toast in the afternoon as we all know she didn't do mornings!

George was a graduate of Smethport Jr./Sr. High. He was in the class of 1972.

George worked hard as a self-employed contractor most of his life. All you had to do was call George, he will fix it, is something that we heard all the time. His employer turned great friend Paul Shok would agree.

George was a Sons member of American Legion John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, PA. He also was a member of the Christabelle Club of Emporium, PA. He enjoyed their Friday night adventures going club to club with his best friend/brother Bill, his sister-in-law Brenda, and his wife Nan.

He is survived by five children Elizabeth M. Szuba of Crosby, PA. Cheryl L. Szuba of Smethport, PA. John G. Szuba of Emporium, PA. Clinton J. (Heather) Szuba of Betula, PA. Kellie A. (Joseph) Britton of Crosby, PA.

Grandchildren - Krista, Morgan, Leah (Jeremy), Natalee, Lillian, MyKenzie, Fisher, Gracey Annah, Laven, Tucker.

Great Grandchildren - Lukas, Piper, and soon to be Rowan.

Two Brothers whom he considered his best friends - Ronald (Ruth) Szuba of Erie, PA. William (Brenda) Szuba of Crosby, PA.

Everyone always loved our father/grandfather like their own because he was a compassionate, kind loving soul. With that being said there are a few extra children/grandchildren. Jessica (Paul) Platko, Scott (Jackie) Bennett and their three children Annabelle, Nolan, and Baylee.

A very special family so dear to his heart, Joe and Judy Cardaro.

One very special friend and part of the "date night crew" Sharon Norton.

A very special friend whom we all called Uncle Dave

Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

George was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Michael Szuba, whom he accidentally almost sold in our yard sale.

George attended the East Smethport United Christian Church in East Smethport, PA.

Due to the circumstances surrounding our father's death we will announce a memorial luncheon at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

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

Monday, October 18, 2021

Wanted - Hair & Makeup Artist



Angela E. Erickson


Angela E. Erickson, 50, of 71 Chatham Lane, Bradford, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Olean General Hospital.

Born February 6, 1971, in St. Mary's, she was a daughter of Margaret (Kinsler) Grimone of DuBois and the late William Grimone.

She was a 1989 graduate of Cameron County School System, and later obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business from DuBois Business College.

On February 16, 2001 in St. Michael the Archangel Church in DuBois she married Michael S. Erickson who survives.

Angela had worked as the manager at Pilot Travel Center in DuBois, she was a Regional Director for the American Cancer Society. For a period of time she was a stay at home mom, and most recently she was the manager at the University of Pittsburgh @ Bradford Panther Shop. She also owned and operated an online business called Little g's Boutique.

She was a member of St. Bernard Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother, and husband Mike is one daughter, Lillian S. Erickson, two sons, Garrett M. Erickson, Luke J. Erickson, all of Bradford, four sisters, Mary Theresa (Jerry "Chub") Frank, of Bear Lake, Scarlett (David) Reigel, of Emporium, Ann Margaret (Christopher) Heglan, of Emporium, and Billie Jo (Stephen) Stoltz, of DuBois, and ten nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday October 21, 2021, from 1 to 3pm and 5 to 8pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 10:30am on Friday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor as Celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Halloween Spooky Story Hour


The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is bringing back their Halloween Spooky Story Hour, Friday, October 29, from 5-6 pm. First 1/2 hour will be a not-too-scary story for younger patrons. Then from 5:30 to 6, they will have a super spooky tale, for the braver visitors. 
 Stay for the whole hour... if you dare! 
 Masks strongly recommended for all attending. 

For questions, contact library staff at 814-486-8011.

Painting @ Sarah Jane's Art Studio

 Sarah Jane's Art Studio 

 Quick heads up! I’m offering 3 classes to wrap things up this month- the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th! 
Call, text, private message, or stop in to reserve your seat. 

 I need at least 3 people for each class (max is 16), otherwise I’ll have to cancel the classes that don’t receive enough interest. Preregistration is required, however I don’t require a deposit. I do ask that you do your best to show up if you register!!!!- because I put a lot of time and money into prepping the canvas and buying supplies. Thanks so much! Let’s paint!!!

Stuff A Plush Class


October 20 Full Moon

 Mark your calendars to see Wednesday’s Hunters Moon rise in the evening sky

David E. Zuback


David E. Zuback, 62, of Main St.,Sinnemahoning, died Sunday, October 17, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born December 2, 1958 in Sinnemahoning, PA. he was the son of the late Joseph Lyle Sr. and Lois Karlene Green Zuback. 

 Mr. Zuback graduated from Cameron County High School and was a self employed mechanic. Dave was a member of the Renovo VFD since 2018, and the Bucktail VFD in Driftwood from 2005-2007 when they merged with the Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department where he was Fire Police Captain until he took ill. He was the founder of Support for Amputees as a non-profit that provides peer counseling to newly injured amputees at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh and Harmar Rehabilitation Center in Harmarville, PA.

Dave always sought to help those with disabilities struggling to achieve their own independence. His priority was traveling to various industrial locations and presenting & highlighting how lapses in safety protocols had far reaching and catastrophic consequences. He was a player for Pittsburgh Steelwheelers wheelchair basketball team, Allegheny Mountain Rolling Thunder basketball team and a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Survivors include: his longtime girlfriend Kelly Valdez of Sinnemahoning; one daughter, Shannon (Scott) Penfield of St. Marys; grandchildren, Lashea Penfield, Sean Lathrop, Rhianna Penfield, and Dillon and Brayden Cannella all of St. Marys; one brother, Joseph (Maria) Zuback of Pittsburgh; two nieces, Victoria and Abigail Zuback of Pittsburgh; and his beloved dog, Shadow.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 22 from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium and Saturday October 23 in the Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church from 10-11 a.m. at which time Funeral Services will be held with Robert Spaeth, officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, Grove Township.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., St Marys 15857, the Renovo VFD, 230 11th St. Renovo 17764, or the Sinnemahoning VFD, 186 Railroad St., Sinnemahoning 15861.

Pic of the Day

When it wasn't raining, it was a beautiful day for a ride! 


Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities

 Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities 

 Yesterday was sight in day at the Andrews Farm for our CCOYA youth doe hunt coming up this weekend. Good luck to this group and the other two hunters that could not make sight in day. We are sure hoping for success, Youth hunters will be given two dmap tags for this hunt. If successful the first deer is donated to Hunters Sharing the Harvest. Rich Valley Meats grinds the meat into hamburger and it is donated to the Cameron County Food Pantry. Good luck to all!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Cameron Lodge

 The Cameron Lodge

 A cozy cabin that combines rustic comfort with a splash of modern convenience!
 Found in the heart of Cameron County, PA on 12 acres. 
Perfect for your next private escape! Relax, unwind, and reconnect 
 (888) 256-3431
Read more about this beautiful lodge by following the link below. 

Cameron County Mercantile Tote Bag For Sale


Cameron County Mercantile 

 Hey y'all - Happy Work-week Eve! (Yes, that's a thing. As of right now.) 

Feast your eyes on the Cameron County Mercantile's limited edition, grand-opening tote bag! 
It's made of recycled cotton twill - so YAYYYYY! If you LOVE the tote bag - and it's kinda hard NOT to (just look at that precious little store with the little awning!) - let us know how many bag/s you'd like to reserve in the comment section below. They are available at the low, low bargain price of ** $9.99/tote bag.** Reserve YOUR bag/s by October 31st. After that, the totes will not be available until our grand opening, during which they will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the retail price of $14.99.

Cameron County Mercantile 
 37 East 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834

David Eli Zuback


Services for David Eli Zuback will be as follows: Coppersmith Condon funeral home in Emporium. Friday 1 to 3pm and 5 to 7pm for viewing.

 Saturday at Sinnamahoning Methodist Church, doors open at 10 and funeral service at 11. 
 Burial to follow, then lunch at the church. 

If anyone is interested in helping with the luncheon please contact Dianna Ball at 814.546.2021 

 I will post the complete obituary when I receive it.

Spooky Lantern Tours

For those of you looking for something spooky to do, check out the Spooky Lantern Tours in nearby Potter County. 


Terrifying Trail at the The Austin Dam Memorial Park

Over the hill in nearby Austin!

 Terrifying Trail at the The Austin Dam Memorial Park

 The Austin PRIDE Committee is pleased to present a Dam Terrifying Trail on Friday, 10/29/21 & Saturday, 10/30/21. Beginning at 7:30 PM EST both evenings. 

Take a truly terrifying stroll through a section of the Austin Dam Memorial Park if you Dare!!!! 

There will be ghosts and ghouls lurking around each turn, in every shadow, to show you their scariest scares!!!! Do you have what it takes to keep your eyes open and make it to the end of the trail??? Fun for all ages! A Halloween themed movie will be projected on the Dam as well! Donuts, Cider, Hot Chocolate & Snacks available for purchase. 

Ticket sales will be located at the Austin Dam Pavilion the nights of the event. CDC recommendations & State Guidelines will be adhered to. Enter at your own risk

Bruce Reed


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Bruce Reed in Vancouver, Washington, born in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania, who passed away on October 8, 2021, at the age of 82, leaving to mourn family and friends. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Bruce Reed.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run

Sarah Colwell & Benjamin Kauffman 

 Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run

Despite rain and dropping temperatures 66 runners took to the Elk State Forest on Saturday. The final leg of the Sinnemahone Triple Crown included a 12k, 25k, or 50k. Nearly half of the competitors chose to run the 12k.

The first male finisher in the 12k race was 19 year old Josh Zook from Gordonville 1:18:23, the top female finisher was 49 year old Eugenia Resendiz Clark from Emporium 1:21:09.

The first male finisher in the 25k was 20 year old Raymond Esh from Lykens 2:22:05, the top female finisher 26 year old Casey Columbus from Stahlstown 2:42:31.

The first male finisher in the 50k was 17 year old Benjamin Kauffman from Alisterville 6:19:51, the top female finisher 33 year old Sarah Colwell from Westminster Maryland.

The youngest competitor was 8 year old Eldon Stoltzfus from Ronks finished the 12k in 1:35:44.

Six people completed the triple crown by competing in the Sinnemahone Canoe and Classic in April, the Sinnemahone Gravel Grinder in September and the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Saturday. They include Corrie Amick from Fairview, Angela Horst, Emporium residents: Ryan Dobson, Saul Solveson, Garrett Hornung and Valerie VanBreugel.

Final results for all races can be found at 

Cameron County Car Show Held Despite the Weather


Cameron County Car Show Held

Car enthusiasts did not let rain, falling temperatures and wind keep them from showing off their vehicles. The event held in conjunction with the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run featured a power wheels demolition derby which drew competitors from Oil City and unique contests to show off stereos and exhausts.

Music for the event was canceled when winds tore apart the canopy on the stage, but that was the only cancelation for the day. Organizers are ready to host the summer show during Weekend in the Wilds Friday July 1 including the power wheel demolition derby.

Winners Saturday included a husband and wife team. Mike Travis won the loud and proud stereo competition, while wife Juneann took home the trophy in the 1980-present Jeep class. The loudest exhaust which shook windows was Andy Marvin. Best of show went to Daryl Richardson.

Richardson took home the trophy in the 1955-1963 class. Other winners included: 1964-1968 Jimmy Singer 1969-1973 Bill Bailey 1974-1987 Kevin Major 1988-1999 Bunny McLean 2000-present Molly Gnan Special Interest Andy Marvin

Competitors received dash plaques and goodie bags.

Friday, October 15, 2021

DJ Smokin Sounds Update


DJ Smokin Sounds 

Exciting Announcement Ahead! 
In an effort to encourage more local businesses to give back more to their town I will now we doing events in Cameron County that benefit the community for FREE within reason of course. 
I hope that this will encourage other businesses to give back to their community in some way shape or form! 
Rock on Folks! -Forrester Smoker, Owner

Yoga @ Aroma Cafe 
51 E 4th St, Emporium 
 Thursday, November 4th 6-7pm 

Meet me on the mat for a 1 hour gentle, but engaging, 1 hour vinyasa practice.
 $8 Venmo / PayPal / Cash drop off 
Spots are limited and MUST be paid in advanced to be reserved.

Event by Wild Air Yoga
Yoga friends! I’m so excited to share that we will be rolling out our mats together once again! 
 Lindsey at the Aroma Cafe has graciously opened her back room to us.
 **Space will be limited to 7 spots.** 
Classes will be every Thursday at 6pm. 
 PLEASE message me here , on my personal FB page or text to save your spot.
Looking forward to practicing and breathing and sharing space with you all!

Time & Talent Auction


The Alliance youth group is having an auction next Saturday, October 23rd at the Emporium Alliance Church - 1284 Sizerville Road, Emporium. 

Please join us, and help spread the word! This event has been very popular in the past! Auction items include baked goods, gift baskets, and services. Donations are still being accepted. The auction is to raise money for the Sr. High trip to Orlando next July. 
The theme of the conference is "Jesus is Greater than Everything."

Bagpipes @ St Mark Catholic Church


St Mark Catholic Church 

 Come to St. James Church, Driftwood this Saturday, Oct. 16th @ 6:15 PM to hear bagpipes played by Patrick Neff, grandson of Rich Cashdollar. 

 Sunday, Oct 17th @ 9:00 am Mass, we'll be joined by Patrick Neff, grandson of Rich Cashdollar. 
Patrick will play several songs for us on his bagpipes. Please come & enjoy this special treat.

C&N Homemade Soup Sale

C& N Bank
135 E. 4th Street
Emporium, PA


George L.& Nanette M. Szuba


George L. Szuba, 67, of Crosby, PA passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport. 

 Nanette M. Szuba, 66, of Crosby, PA passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Rotary News


Susan Hoy (right), Vice President of the Cameron County Historical Society, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon October 12th speaking about the society’s 100 year anniversary. Also pictured is Rotary Club President Linda Lundberg presenting Susan with a $300.00 to the society.

Rotary Gun Raffle

 Rotary Club of Emporium 

 Raffle tickets on sale for Henry .22 Rifle proceeds benefit Cameron County Ambulance Service. 
 Can be purchased from any Rotarian. Drawing December 20th

The Bear Den is Hiring


The Bear Den
 24426 CCC Memorial Highway 
Driftwood, PA 15832
 Now hiring! Please give us a call to schedule an interview 
(814) 507-1208

Sunny Side Boutique Celebrates One Year in Business

 Sunny Side Boutique 

 Sunny Side Boutique in downtown Emporium celebrating its first year in business at a brick and mortar location in downtown Emporium on Tuesday October 19. The store operated by a mother daughter duo, selling new clothes on social media. Serena and Julie Smoker soon realized the business was outgrowing their homes and found a location at 10 East Fourth Street in downtown Emporium to lease. Light refreshments will be available from 10am-5pm on Tuesday October 19.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Weekend Events in Cameron County Oct 16 & 17

Listing some events for this weekend.

If I have missed yours, email me @ & I can add your event to the list! 

The Red Raider Varsity Football Game against Union High School originally scheduled for Friday, October 15, has now been moved to tonight, Thursday, October 14. 
The game will held at CCHS.

 Cameron County Fall Car Show Cruise Competition 
Saturday, October 16 from 9am– 4pm 
Held at Caldwell Corporation 116 W.2nd Street, Emporium 
Show off your cars, trucks, jeeps, motorcycles! First 25 registered receive dash plaque and goodie bag. Enter the optional loud and proud competitions: Loudest stereo,Loudest exhaust 

 Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run
 Saturday, October 16 from 7:30am– 5pm 
Explore the Elk State Forest while challenging yourself on either the 12k, 25k, or 50k course. 

Emporium Food Market presenting the Power Wheel Demo Derby Saturday! 
 Saturday October 16 2:00 PM Former Sylvania Complex 
This is a FREE Event 
There will be two classes: Ages 3-5 and 6-10 Read all rules here 

Sinnemahoning Tavern 
10426 Main St Sinnemahoning, PA 
 Saturday, October 16 from 6-9 pm 
Acoustic Country with Danny Haynes 

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club
 Saturday, October 16 Starts at 2 pm 
 Meat Raffles

Counterfeit Band at Tubby's Tavern 
Saturday, October 16 from 9pm - 1am 
Counterfeit in Emporium, taking the shenanigans down the road, bring your friends and let's make it a party! 

Mack's Rhythm & Brews Sports Bar Inc.
 Saturday, October 16 Crossfire playing at the bar
 Call 814-486-0299 for more information
13285 Route 120 Emporium, PA

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club First Woodsmen's Walk Course 
Sunday, October 17 12pm - 5pm 
*Shoot starts at Noon *
Pre-register at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s club or in person by noon the day of the shoot. 
*Entry fee $10 *(Flintlock or Percussion, Open Iron Sights, Round Ball ONLY) NO PEEP SIGHTS *This is an OFF-HAND shooting event for ALL levels of shooting experience. 
*For Questions call: Walt Bowden 814-661-2418 Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club 15 Club Rd, Driftwood PA 15861

Sinnemahoning State Park

Weekend Programs at the Park: Saturday, Oct. 16, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM. Measuring and Scoring Antlers. Discover how deer and elk antlers grow, and how to measure elk and deer antlers. Program includes hands-on practice of measuring elk antlers and take-home references. Intended for adults and older children. Wildlife Center Classroom. 

 Sunday, Oct. 17, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Waterfowl Watch. Get familiar with the waterfowl migrating through north-central Pennsylvania by looking for ducks, geese, and other water birds on the reservoir. Dress for the weather. All ages & experience levels welcome. Binoculars available to borrow. Eagle Watch Pavilion at the Lake Day Use Area 

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Kids’ Storytime – Join the park naturalist for a book reading, simple craft, and outdoor activity based on the book, The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle. Intended for families with children ages 3-7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Discovery Area near the Wildlife Center

Beer & Bacon Cash Bash

Tickets still available for the Beer & Bacon Cash Bash!
 Please comment or message the FB page. 

You can PayPal or Venmo the money to us & we will give you your ticket number & hold it at the door. Venmo: @NamKnightsAMC 

Only 200 tickets sold. $25 / ticket 

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CC Recreation Center Renovation


The Cameron County Recreation Center is ready for Freddy (pending the arrival his office furniture)! 😊 We are very pleased to welcome Fred (Freddy) Vincenti as the Cameron County Director of Marketing/Outreach and Engagement. His office will be located here in the Cameron County Recreation Center and we are very excited for all that Freddy and this new position has to offer to our communities here in Cameron County. Pictures are during and after renovations were made to the office space in the Rec Center which will now be the Marketing Director’s office. Thank you to the Cameron County Commissioners, Jack Wilson, and everyone else involved in this project.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Emporium Food Market presenting the Power Wheel Demo Derby Saturday


Emporium Food Market presenting the Power Wheel Demo Derby Saturday! 

 Here is the registration form and rules. 
 Rev up those engines! 
Saturday October 16 2:00 PM 
 Former Sylvania Complex Event Rules: This is a FREE Event
 There will be two classes: Ages 3-5 and 6-10 
All children must be signed in with one parent
 All children must wear bicycle helmets 
If a child gets out of the power wheel during the event, the child is disqualified 

Power Wheel Build: All power wheels must remain stock with no added reinforcements. 
 No 4-wheeler type vehicles allowed 
Child’s legs must be in compartment. 
 Must use factory battery only. Doors and tailgates must be strapped shut with zip ties or duct tape. Tires may be covered in duct tape to prevent them from breaking. 

Power Wheel Decorations: Power wheels may be decorated to look like a demo derby car 
 Decoration can only be made out of the following: cardboard, tape, paper etc. 
Each power wheel must have a number on one side for scoring. 

Power Wheel Event: Each age group will be given a 15 minute time limit. One parent will be allowed in the pit area with their child. All power wheels will be checked at the gate and impounded until time for the event. After time has expired, the winner will be decided by the child that performed the best during the event. Judges will be randomly chosen from the crowd.


🎃 Saturday October 23. Noon until 4. 
(You may come late, just as long as your pumpkin is done by 3, for judging) 
Prizes, food, drinks and a DJ!! 
 Age groups 0-6, 7-12 and 13-18. 
Come on out teenagers and have some fun!

Pratts East End Beverage
201 Hemlock St., Emporium

Monday, October 11, 2021

Nancy Jean (Mock) Nagrant


Nancy Jean (Mock) Nagrant, 62 of Driftwood, PA passed away peacefully at Penn Highlands-DuBois on Friday, October 8, 2021 from complications of COVID-19. She was born May 27, 1959 in Johnstown, PA a daughter of the late James A. Mock and Jean Wonders Mock of Johnstown.

Besides her mother she is survived by her partner Charles (Jim) Burtner, of Driftwood; daughter, Ashley Grace and son Arden John (Mikki) Nagrant; two sisters, Mary (Mark) Rager, Johnstown; Laura (Steve) Lukac, Uniontown, PA; brother, David (Heidi) Mock, Charleroi, PA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Nancy graduated from CVMH School of Nursing and from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with degrees in nursing and business. She worked many years as a registered nurse before becoming a pharmaceutical representative. Nancy loved her family and friends passionately, adored her dogs, her house on the river (that she filled with all her pretty things), the Steelers, the Penguins, the Pirates and shoes.

Those of us who knew her would say she was like the moon with perfect imperfections and we loved her in all her phases.

At Nancy‘s request, a memorial service will be held privately at a future date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary for Members


Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary 

 We are looking for ambitious people that are looking for something to join here in Emporium why not the E.V.F.D. Auxiliary?
 We’d love to have new perspectives and fresh ideas! We are also looking for Junior members, ages 14 to 18. They will be able to help us at fundraising events and whatever else we may need them for! 


Cameron County Strengthening Families Program


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc.

 Just some of the cool prizes for the Cameron County Strengthening Families program starting November 2. If you have a child between 10-14 make sure you sign up. It’s completely free and open to any family in Cameron County. Watch for news on Elk, McKean and Potter’s programs coming soon as well.

Pic of the Day

Photo from the Rails to Trails
Thank you Lisa for allowing me to share your photo!


Blood Drive @ CC Vets Club



 Schedule Now Donors needed on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at: 
 Vets Club 
427 East 3rd Street 

 You can help make this blood drive a success by filling one of the vacant spots.
 Make your appointment today! 
Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or download the Blood Donor App or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

CCOYA Annual Youth Pheasant Hunt


Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities 

 We held our annual Youth pheasant hunt Oct. 9th. Little smaller than usual group for a few reasons, but the 16 youth that attended had a blast. All were successful in harvesting at least one bird and most limited out at two. Thank you to the hunters, parents, guardians, dog handlers, volunteers and anyone that helped in any way to make this a successful day. This is a special event and could be the only time these young people have the opportunity to hunt with trained bird dogs. This was a great group of young people and just an awesome event enjoying the day with friends and families. Not to mention with the amount of food we had, we may just have gained a few pounds.

Library Closing due to COVID Exposure


The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library will be closed beginning today, October 11, until at least Saturday, October 16, per our COVID Reopening plan, due to recent COVID exposure. We will continue checking messages, emails, social media and will automatically renew all overdue materials. We hope to resume services Monday, October 18 provided no staff members show signs of infection before then.

Pic of the Day


Bear photo by Russ Gleixner 
Follow more of his amazing wildlife shots by clicking on this link 

Red Raider Varsity Game Changed to Thurs. Oct. 14


The Red Raider Varsity Football Game against Union High School originally scheduled for Friday, October 15, has now been moved to Thursday, October 14.

This is the link to the schedule 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Harry L. Haynes


Harry L. Haynes, 92, of 610 W. Whitehall Rd., State College, PA formerly of Sizerville Rd., Emporium died at Juniper Village at Brookline Wellspring Memory Care, State College, PA on Saturday morning (October 9, 2021). He was born November 4, 1928 in Keating Summit, PA a son of the late Chester A. and Ethel E. Pelchy Haynes. On November 8, 1947 in First Baptist Church, Emporium he married the late Ethel L. LaPolt, who shared his life for 67 years.

Mr. Haynes was a 20-year Air Force veteran, traveling the United States and world during military service. However, his heart never left the green hills of Pennsylvania and was happiest upon returning to the Emporium-area. He became a letter carrier, his "best job ever." His caring, outgoing personality endeared him to the people on his postal route. He loved exploring the outdoors, and hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was known for tending his massive garden and freely sharing the abundant produce.

For many years, he taught Sunday School and led Bible Study as a member of the First Baptist Church. He held office in the Odin Grange. He served on the board of the Portage Township Cemetery Association for many years.

Harry is survived by two daughters, Jane (Michael) Pierzga, Pennsylvania Furnace and Judy (Edward) Langsdale, Bedford, TX; four grandchildren: Nikki Foxx, Bryan Pierzga, Lindsay Langsdale & Jordan Lansdale; two sisters, Florence Rossman, Coudersport and Eleanor Sebring, Colorado Springs, CO.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Lester & Norman Haynes; five sisters, Rachael Boyer, Fannie Weaver, Jennie Ludwig, Vernice Berton and Dorothy Shunk.

A Private Family Service will be held with the family at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest


Do you know a high school senior looking for scholarship money? 
Voice of Democracy essay contest is in full swing. Someone could win as much as $30,000 for college. 
To apply see Cameron County High School guidance office (Kacie Brown) or go to for rules and entrance form. 

 Any problems, email me at and I can put you in contact with someone that will help!

Pink October Raffle Tickets

 Driftwood Senor Center 

 Pink October Raffle tickets are now at the center. $1.00 each.  
If you are out of town and can't make it to the center. Please mail your money and what items you would like your tickets and we will be happy to put in for you. 

 Please make checks payable to
 Mary Grace Olay. Driftwood Sr. Center PO BOX 92 Driftwood, PA 15832

Cameron County Mud Run Draws a Large Crowd

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Today's Cameron County Mud Run was a success!
A large crowd was on hand to see various vehicles try to make it through the mud run held on the old Portage Rd on Rt 155 a few miles outside of Emporium. 
Sharing a few photos for those that were unable to be there.
A huge thank you to the Smoker family for hosting this event!


Pic of the Day

Amazing elk photo by Gary J. Hennen
As always, thank you for allowing me to share your photos!