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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Search for Missing Tom Hughes Continues Reward Offered


Asking everyone in the Ridgway, St Marys, Johnsonburg area and any other towns up North to New York to please share this post. Tommy was living in Ridgway and worked in St Marys. He went missing when he was visiting in Pittsburgh. You never know where he may show up. If anyone has any info PLEASE CALL THIS NUMBER 14123237141 or 911 not the number on the post. This is the number of the Special Police Unit in Pittsburgh.

Library reopens with new service offered

We are so lucky to have this wonderful library in our community! 

Library reopens with new service offered 

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is excited to announce that we will be reopening to the public, and thanks to a generous grant will now be able to offer Faxing Services to the public. 

After careful consideration, the Library will reopen to the public on Monday, February 1, with a strict 1 HOUR PER PATRON policy for all activities. 
Mask wearing continues to be mandatory in the building at all times. 

Additionally, thanks to a generous grant from The George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation, the library acquired a new multifunctional copy center. This center now allows the library to offer faxing services to the general public. 

Faxing costs are $2.00 for a single page fax, and $1 for each additional page being sent. The Library will not charge patrons for a fax cover sheet or a confirmation printout. 

 We can also now offer color copies for pages up to 11x17 for the same cost as our regular copies, $.25 per page. 

 “The remaining funds acquired through The George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation will go towards more improvements and upgrades to the library in the coming year,” said Librarian Yelena Kisler. “So definitely look for lots of new great things to come in 2021. We appreciate our patrons’ continued support and cooperation, and look forward to seeing all of you again.”

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library
 27 W 4th Street 
Emporium, PA 15834

CAPSEA Volunteers Needed

This #MakeADifferenceMonday consider volunteering with a small nonprofit like CAPSEA where you can have a direct impact in the lives of crime and abuse survivors in your community. Our dedicated volunteers are crucial to our organization! Are you a captivating public speaker? Do you have a passion for fundraising? Are you great with IT and computers? We would love to hear from you! Learn more about how you can volunteer with CAPSEA -

Lucky Luke Hunting Adventure Books Donated to School & Library


Shown here is Mr. Lovetts 3rd grade class with their exciting news books. 

To encourage elementary students ages 7-12 to read more, the Cameron County Family Center, Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities are donating a set of Lucky Luke Hunting Adventure books. 

The collection of 11 books by Kevin Lovegreeen a Minnesota author, speaker and outdoor enthusiast who finds great joy inspiring kids to read, write and enjoy the outdoors. Young readers follow Lucky Luke a young fictional character on amazing hunting and fishing adventures in his award winning book series, Lucky Luke’s Hunting Adventures. 

We feel these books are a perfect fit to encourage young people to pick up a book and read. Reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children (and adults), which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.” The chapter book series include hunting for white-tailed deer, turkey, bear, elk along with other animals and fishing for different species of fish. 

The books can be found at the Woodland Elementary School and the Barbra Brown Moscato Library. Another feature of the books is students can earn Accelerated Reader (AR) points. AR is a computer-based program that schools may use to monitor reading practice and progress. Let us know what you children think of the books!

Pic of the Day

Photo taken on the Rails to Trails.
This beautiful trail runs from Emporium to St Marys.
Thanks go out to Desiree for this wintery photo


Memorial Service @ Emporium Moose #368

A memorial will be held at the Emporium Moose on February 13 at 1:00 to celebrate the lives of 
Virginia and Charlie Copp.

 Charles R. Copp, 86, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of West Creek Rd. died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Saturday (September 24, 2016) afternoon. He was born May 2, 1930 in Ansonia, Tioga County, PA a son of the late Sterry O. and Mildred Smith Copp. On December 24, 1949 in Painted Post, NY he married Virginia Matteson. 

 Virginia B. Copp, 89, formerly of Old West Creek Road in Emporium, PA, passed away on January 11, 2021 at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor. She was born May 4th, 1931 in Muncy, PA to the late Merl W. and Sarah Virginia (Heiney) Matteson. On December 24, 1949, in Painted Post NY, she married Charles R. Copp who passed away September 24, 2016.

Emporium Moose #368
524 East Allegany Ave
Emporium, PA 15834

CCHS Winter Spirit Week - Feb. 1st - Feb. 5th


The CCHS winter spirit week is for high school students only.
 Everyday a student participates and sees Mrs. Groeger their name will go in for a drawing for prizes.

Live Music Feb 6 @ the Sinnemahoning Tavern

Please join us along with Danny Haynes (live acoustic) on Saturday, Feb 6 from 2 to 6pm! 
Raffles, auctions, drawings to benefit a local family facing tough times. 
Sinnemahoning Tavern 
10426 Main St 
Sinnemahoning, PA 15861 
(814) 546-2888

Lane Closure at Winslow Hill


Beginning on Monday February 1, 2021 there will be some temporary one lane closures on parts of Winslow Hill as a PennDot contractor will begin boring (drilling) holes in the road in preparation for the 2022 paving project. Please be extra alert of signage indicating lane closures if driving on Winslow Hill from Feb. 1st thru Feb. 3rd

Friday, January 29, 2021

Alpaca Creations - Locally made in Cameron County

 Locally made Alpaca Creations - perfect weather for them too! 

Alpaca Creations has a new creation. Headband, cozy feel for the cold morning walks or runs. Comfortably covers ears. 100% Alpaca #21126 $38.00 Credit accepted.
Special orders call Teresa Genaux at 814-601-0049

ALPACA CREATIONS has hand knit alpaca apparel located in the Chamber/Artisan Center. 
. Special orders by calling  Teresa Genaux at 814-601-0049 
 Credit Cards Accepted

Causer to Hold Satellite Office Hours


Causer to Hold Satellite Office Hours

BRADFORD – State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will hold monthly satellite office hours on Thursday, Feb. 4, 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

Causer to Host Veterans Services at Local Offices

Causer to Host Veterans Services at Local Offices

BRADFORD – In an effort to ensure area veterans receive the services and support they need, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced he will host a veterans service representative from the American Legion at his local offices in February.

Appointments by phone are encouraged; however, in-person appointments are also available. To protect the health and safety of veterans and staff, only one appointment will be scheduled per hour to allow for cleaning and social distancing. To avoid overlap with others, veterans should not arrive early for their appointments. At the request of the Legion representative, they also must wear a mask.

The schedule is as follows:

Coudersport office: Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Coudersport office is located at 107 S. Main St. Please call 814-274-9769 to schedule an appointment.
 Bradford office: Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Bradford office is located at 78 Main St., first floor. Please call 814-362-4400 to schedule an appointment.
 Kane office: Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Kane office is located at 55 Fraley St. Please call 814-837-0880 to schedule an appointment.

Assistance is available with issues such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to participate.

Valentines Day Offerings


Valentines Day Offerings 

 Cameron County Chamber of Commerce teaming up with Goblins Chocolates for the annual chocolate covered strawberry sale. Goblins from St Marys hand dips the berries in your choice of milk, dark or white chocolate. The berries are packaged in boxes of 6 ($15) or 12 ($25) and ready to give to your sweetheart.

 Goblins Chocolates offering truffles year in 4 ($7.50) or 9 ($15) count boxes. You can select milk or dark chocolate. New this year is the opportunity to purchase truffles. Orders are accepted at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. Pick up will begin Thursday February 11 through Saturday February 13.

Two Cameron County Businesses Team up for Valentines Day Celebration

Two Cameron County Businesses Team up for Valentines Day Celebration

Sarah Janes Studio and Rich Valley Wines join forces to provide unique Valentine’s Day events. Sarah Janes Studio has been decorated with roses and balloons to celebrate the sweetest day of the year. On Saturday February 13 the studio will open to both families and those under 21 to enjoy music by DJ Smokin Sounds and food from 5pm-7pm. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions the event will be limited to 24 people. Each person will receive two cones. One will be filled with Rich Valley Wines popular charcuterie items and a second cone will be filled with dessert items perfect for chocolate dipping. If you do not wish to attend in person, organizers will provide you with a to go package. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at Eventbrite or at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce.

The over 21 crowd can enjoy the same treats and music plus two glasses of wine from 8pm to 11pm. Rich Valley Wines will have bottles of wine available for purchase. Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased at Eventbrite or at the Chamber of Commerce.

Organizers say following Covid-19 restrictions is a priority and all areas will be sanitized between the two events and utilizing individual cones of food eliminate a buffet line.

Chamber Membership


Chamber Membership

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce conducting its annual membership drive. This year the board of directors held the line on the price of business/organization memberships due to the economic condition of many of the businesses due to Covid-19 mitigation requirements. The organization is now offering individual memberships for $25.00.

The chamber has not been immune from financial issues associated with Covid-19. The artisan center associated with the chamber saw its lowest revenue producing year since it opened 12 years ago, but continues to serve many organizations in the county as a location to sell fundraising items and distribute materials.

The membership campaign has been delayed due to the work load associated with Covid-19. Since March the staff has been following news conferences and keeping businesses abreast of the latest mitigation directives. The Emporium office continues to offer free cloth masks to the public and now face shields and N-95 replaceable filter masks manufactured by Caldwell Corporation.

Membership information is available online at

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Bird Songs

Do you know what each of these birds sound like?
Now there's an easy way to find out. 
Go to this link, click on each bird to here it's unique sound. 
Your cat  might enjoy this too! 


The Mysterious Monster on Gingerbread Lane Initial Release Sells Out

If you pre-ordered a book, letting you know that official order email has been sent. 
Please check your spam folder if you don't see it. 
It will be from 
All of the initial release books have been spoken for. 
More books will be coming soon.
Thanks! Barbara Williams Ryan

Northern Tier Head Start and Pre-K Counts PreSchool Registration


Northern Tier Head Start and Pre-K Counts programs are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 program year! We'll be doing things a little differently this year.

 If you are interested in an application, you should: 
1) Send a message to this Facebook page 
2) Include your name, address, phone number, and best time to reach you 
3) Your child's name and age (your child must turn 3 before their first day of school) 
4) Which center or program you are interested in (Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Home-Based Head Start, Part-Time Head Start based in St. Marys only)
 For Pre-K Counts ONLY, there are age cut-offs based upon local school districts.

 *Emporium Pre-K Counts: your child must turn 3 by July 1, 2021. 
*St. Marys Pre-K Counts: your child must turn 3 by August 15, 2021. 

All questions should be directed to this Facebook page. 

 We will be offering rolling admissions this year, so we will be making selections MUCH EARLIER this time around, so the sooner you get your application in, the better chance you have of getting accepted. 

Things to remember: both Head Start and Pre-K Counts are income-based programs, so decisions are made based upon family income. You will be expected to submit: proof of all household incomes, a copy of your child's birth certificate, a copy of your child's birth certificate, and (for Pre-K Counts only) proof you live in the county. We hope to hear from you soon!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Emergency Preparedness Drills @ CCHS


The Cameron County School District will be conducting Emergency Preparedness Drills at Woodland Elementary School and Cameron County High School over the next week.

A Drug Free Workplace Presentation

click on photo to enlarge view 


Valantine's Day Painting Class

Where: CC Chamber of Commerce 
When: February 8, 2021 
Two Sections: 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 
Space is limited. 
Please email

Job Openings @ Emporium Powdered Metal

 Full time and part-time work available 

Emporium Powdered Metal, Inc. is offering part-time work to anyone interested. 
EPM has flexible hours for anyone working around a schedule. 

Full-time Diesetter
-Shifts available 1-3
Full-time General Operator
-Shifts available 1-3
Please come to 140 W Second Street in Emporium, PA for an application

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Pic of the Day

Barred owl in the Rich Valley area of Cameron County 
Photo by Desiree Cummings 


Personalized Etched Glass Cutting Boards For Sale


Red Line Signs & Designs

 Only a limited amount available!!‼️ 
Personalized etched glass cutting boards, 8”x12”, $20
 Call Kierra @ 814-512-7839 with any questions or orders.
 All items are locally handmade in Emporium, Pa. 
Most items marked as (SOLD) on our Facebook page can be duplicated. 
Message us with any questions or custom orders!

Ice Skating @ Benzinger Park in St Marys Weekend of Jan 29

WEEKEND OF JANUARY 29th: The ice skating rink at Benzinger Park in St Marys will be open this weekend! 

Friday: 4-7PM 
Saturday: 1-8PM 
Sunday: 1-6PM 

Please be patient with us as this is our first year with the new rink---there are definitely some kinks to work out, but we are super excited about this project funded by the Women Who Care! 

There will be skates available as well as some warm refreshments and popcorn. 
Bathrooms will be open as well

l. We are limiting the number of people inside the building to no more than 10 at a time (due to COVID restrictions). 
 If you have questions, please contact Dani at 814-781-1718 ext 732.

 The rink at Kaulmont is open as well---please understand that there will NOT be any supervision at this facility, nor will the building be open. 
We hope to have this facility open with supervision possibly for 2022. 
 Thank you for your support and patience! 

*We do not respond to comments or messages. *
Our rink is only supervised on CERTAIN weekends depending on the weather. 
We will post here online whether or not the rink is open.

Bait & Tackle Shop Recieves Donation

 This item was graciously donated to the Bait & Tackle Shop from another business in Cameron County, thank you Jennifer Weichman at Fuel On. 
Can’t wait to see what ideas Carrie Ann comes up with on how to use it.

So nice to see a business expanding and adding new ideas! 
Thanks Brian & Carrie Ann! 

PA. Property Tax or Rent Rebate Program 2020

 Pennsylvania Property Tax or Rent Rebate Program 2020 is now available. 
 Go to to learn about electronic services on page 18. 
 See income guidelines.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Chocolate Covered Strawberries For Sale @ Buttonwood Restaurant

I am now accepting orders for chocolate covered strawberries. 
They can be ordered for pickup anytime between 1/26/21- 2/14/21, whenever your preference is. 
You can choose between dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate or a mixture.
 I am offering plain chocolate covered strawberries, ones dipped in sprinkles, or ones with a colored white chocolate drizzle. (Coloring of your choice) you can place your orders through our Facebook page, or see Tiffany in person at the Buttonwood restaurant to place an order.
 Money is due at time of pick up.
 Prices are as follow- 1 dozen- $25 1/2 dozen- $15
 Examples of what's available above.
  (Please note this was my first test run, I will do my best to ensure they will look prettier upon arrival Supplies are limited.

PA Career Link Job Openings


Interested in learning more or applying to one of the positions above? 
*Sign into your account OR Create one 
*Verify your resume is up to date 
*Search the Job posting number attached with the position you are interested in
 *Select the position and follow the instructions to apply

January Food Distribution -Cameron County Community Food Pantry


January Food Distribution -Cameron County Community Food Pantry

 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 January 27, 2021 at 1pm will be accomplished with the following changes. 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, January 26, 2021 at 10:00 am. On Wednesday, January 27th, 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 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(es) in your car (do not get out of your car) and you can then pull out as traffic allows, 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 Monday from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Cameron County & Neighboring News


I know this blog is about Cameron County, but from time to time I do share information from our neighboring counties. I shop local and urge everyone to do so, but there are times when we do use businesses elsewhere. I share this information for the benefit of everyone in Cameron County that reads my blog. Thank You ~ Michelle 

Top Dog Training

Top dog Training, LLC 

We are very excited to announce some new changes to our business!
 As of April 5th 2021: -We will be changing our operating days/hours to Tuesday-Saturday 9-5. 

 -We will be switching to Board and Train Programs only (aside from private lessons), and eliminating our Day Training options. We believe that our Board and Train option is far more effective in accomplishing our clients goals. We will be doing drop offs on Tuesdays and pick ups on Saturdays. If you choose to do a board and train program longer than 5 days, your dog will go home with you Saturday and be dropped of the following Tuesday to finish the program. We will be doing this to maximize the effectiveness of the training, ensuring the owners have time in between trainings to work on what was taught. All Board and Train Programs will still come with private lessons (1, 2, 4, 5, or 6 lessons depending on program choice).

 -We are going to begin Group Classes! The Group Classes will be offered to all of our clients who have previously went through training with us. The classes will focus on obedience around distractions, socialization, and overall control in public settings.

 -Top Dog Training is also looking to rent out a space in our training facility to an experienced groomer! It is our goal to provide as many helpful services to our clients as possible, and we feel that adding a grooming option will provide an opportunity of growth to another business in the dog industry as well! If you know of someone who would be interested in that have them message us or call/text us at 814-594-7994! We are located in St Mary's, PA

 -We still have limited openings in late February and March for Day Trainings before our changes take effect! If you would like to meet with us for a Free Evaluation so we can get you scheduled message us or call/text us at 814-594-7994!

Weather Stations in Emporium


North Broad Street now has a Weather Station. Bookmark the link below if you want to see live and historical Weather Data by Brian Reid.

There are a few located in town and the surrounding areas 

Another located in Sterling Run & May Hollow 

This one is in Sylvan Heights 

Emporium Rotary Collecting Used Eyeglasses

 Emporium Rotary is collecting used prescription eyeglasses (adult & children), reading glasses, and sunglasses (prescription & non prescription) for the DuBois Lions Club. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses to support Lions Recycle for Sight Program, which provides usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world. 

Collection boxes are located at the Cameron County Chamber and Emporium Wellness Center on Sizerville Rd. or you may contact any Rotary member or call 486-3282, if you wish to donate eyeglasses. Glasses should be in good condition and no broken frames or missing lenses. 

Shown in the picture is Rotarian Corrie Amick and Carol Gibbs, Emporium Wellness Supervisor. Tina Johns from the Chamber.

Guy & Mary Felt Manor Update

Guy & Mary Felt Manor Update January 22, 2021

 Everyone has been celebrating that 2020 is over, but some of the lingering problems we have been dealing with remain. We have been doing our best here at the facility to combat COVID-19, but more remains to be done. We have to maintain Infection Control measures without letting up and without showing any signs of pandemic fatigue. 

 Here are a few items we would like to share:
 1. Rooms 1-16 are now in our green zone. No COVID signs/symptoms.

 2. Rooms 17-21 are yellow zone. They will be used for any new admissions that need to quarantine for 14 days and any resident that is a readmitted from a hospital stay.

 3. Our second COVID vaccine will be given 2/1/21. There will also be another clinic held on 2/22/21 for anyone that receives there first vaccine 2/1. 

4. 95 % of residents have received their first COVID vaccine. 

5. We are potentially opening up our dining room early next week. We will accommodate those residents requiring meal assistance.
 As well as others who wish to eat in the dining room, placed 6 feet apart. 

6. Activities will resume with small groups only.
7. Zoom, Facetime, or phone calls are available. 
 Please call Pat Kempher to schedule a Zoom or Facetime visit
8 Compassionate care visits are available under special circumstances. 

9 Please refrain from walking up to residents windows. At this time, it continues to be a facility liability issue and invades resident privacy. Once the weather breaks, we can start to schedule window visits back at our dining room window.

Felt Manor has learned from 2020….adapt quickly, safeguard our residents, changes in technology, and working together as a team. If anything, we have learned to remain positive….after all, the hardest part appears to be behind us. 
Kimberly Jones, NHA

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Jan. 23 Raffles


Easter Mini Photography Sessions Available

click on photo to enlarge view 


To book an Easter mini session click on the following link

Ice Skating in St Mary's


The ice skating rink at Benzinger Park will be open this weekend!
 Friday: 4-8PM Saturday: 1-8PM Sunday: 1-8PM 

Please be patient with us as this is our first year with the new rink---there are definitely some kinks to work out, but we are super excited about this project funded by the Women Who Care! 

There will be skates available as well as some warm refreshments and popcorn. 
Bathrooms will be open as well. We are limiting the number of people inside the building to no more than 10 at a time (due to COVID restrictions). 
If you have questions, please contact Dani at 814-781-1718 ext 732. 

The rink at Kaulmont is open as well---please understand that there will NOT be any supervision at this facility, nor will the building be open. 
We hope to have this facility open with supervision possibly for 2022. 

Thank you for your support and patience! 
We do not respond to comments or messages on FB
Our rink is only supervised on CERTAIN weekends depending on the weather.
 We will post here online whether or not the rink is open.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Memorializing the life of Charmaine Burgett


Memorializing the life of Charmaine Burgett
 For those who knew Charmaine, there will be an online service this Saturday, January 23 at 3pm. 

Fellow friends and family members of my mother, Charmaine, please join us Saturday January 23rd for a memorial service celebrating her life. The service will be done by a close friend and elder of the Kingdom Hall Kersey congregation (previously the Emporium congregation) Mr. Bob Sulade. The event will take place cross-platform on Zoom and Facebook live. only Family members and Congregation members have the Zoom link, so please join this group so we can add additional capacity to her service. 

This is a public event open for anyone to attend, I encourage as many people to join and leave comments and enjoy her memorial. Please share this event to help get the word out we look forward to seeing everyone there Thank you. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Keystone Rural Health Consortia & Vaccine Requests

Keystone Rural Health Consortia & Vaccine Requests

Please be patient. If you have already submitted your vaccine request form, you do not need to take any further action. We are doing our best to meet the needs of our patients and the communities we serve based on guidance from the Dept. of Health. Please know that although we would like to accommodate every request for a vaccine that we receive, we are not able to do so at this point. We are diligently working our lists and scheduling vaccines. Please stay safe and continue to follow social distancing and wear your mask! As you can imagine we are being inundated with hundreds of requests, please do not reach out directly to staff, we are unable to take personal requests. Please continue to complete the Vaccine Request Form on our website.

The PA Dept. of Health updated category 1A to include the following:
 Please DO NOT call our offices to schedule a vaccine, please complete the online vaccine request form with the needed information. Please note that completion of this form does not guarantee a vaccine. 

Persons ages 65 and older 
• Persons aged 16-64 with high risk conditions causing increased risk for severe disease: 
 • Cancer 
 • Chronic kidney disease
 • COPD 
 • Down Syndrome
 • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies 
 • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines 
• Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2) 
 • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2) 
 • Pregnancy 
 • Sickle cell disease 
 • Smoking 
 • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

February Red Cross Blood Drive


There's new FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination. But good news, there's no deferral time if you receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. If you receive a vaccine, knowing the name of the manufacturer is critical in determining your eligibility. 

All donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Results available within one to two weeks via your donor account on both and the Blood Donor App. 

The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control. In accordance with CDC guidelines, all donors are required to wear a face covering or mask. Valve face masks are not permitted. Face shields can be worn in addition to face masks but not as a substitute.
Schedule your February blood donation by clicking on the below link 

Cameron County Community Chest 2021 Fund Drive – Jan. Update

 Cameron County Community Chest 2021 Fund Drive – Jan. Update 

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. As of January 20th, we have collected $9,833 toward our $19,000 goal. We are just over half way there. Thanks to all who have contributed so far. The 2021 fund drive will stay open until September 30th. 

This month’s featured organization will be the Penn Highlands Community Nurses. 

Penn Highlands Community Nurses is a non-profit home care organization established in 1929 that provides comprehensive services to the residents of Cameron, Elk, McKean, Clearfield, Jefferson and Potter Counties. 

Services include: 

Home Health Services- provides in-home skilled medical services for those experiencing post-hospital care, or changes in a health care condition which include: Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy, Medication Management, Personal Care, Medical Social Services and Nutrition Counseling. 

Hospice Services- provides comprehensive services for those with an advanced illness. Nursing, emotional and spiritual support is provided to improve quality of life for the person in their home or residence. 

Home Support/Private Duty-offers non-medical supportive in-home services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help people remain independent and safe in their home. Services include, but are not limited to personal care, bathing assistance, hair care, preparing meals, laundry, shopping and respite care. 

Adult Day Services-offers an activity-oriented, medically supervised day program for people 60 and older with physical or mental limitations. The Center is located in St. Marys and is open 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Center is temporarily closed due to DOH restrictions regarding COVID-19. It will reopen once state regulations permit. 

Penn Highlands Community Nurses can be reached for all services, in all locations at their toll-free number: 1-800-841-9397. A comprehensive overview of services is available on their website at 

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. Help support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, Package Team, Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sylvan Heritage, 4-H, SPCA and Special Community Requests.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Bait & Tackle Shop Opening @ C&B Car Wash


Carrie and I wanted to let everyone know that if you enjoy fishing in the Pa Wilds we will be opening a bait and tackle shop at the Carwash facility. It will be located in the old embroidery shop. 
 Stay tuned for future updates. Thanks Brian.

Job Opening @ CCHS


The Cameron County School District is accepting applications for SUPERVISOR OF BUILDING AND GROUNDS (ANTICIPATED). Associates degree or certification preferred. Maintenance supervision experience preferred. Visit the District website at for application details. Application materials are due by February 1, 2021, no later than 3:00 p.m. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment drug testing. EOE

Playgroup @ the Cameron County Family Center


Playgroup is happening this week! On Thursday 1/21 from 11:30-12:30, we will have lunch, conversation, and a presentation from Miss Audra with ADAS. You MUST sign up so we know how much pizza to order and our space is very limited, so call soon! 486-4000 x2042

It's Time to Snowmobile!


There's plenty of snow on the mountaintops for snowmobiling this year. 

In Emporium you may start on the Rails to Trails and head towards St Mary's, PA. 

 Click on the links I am including to look up other trails and trail conditions. 

Thanks to Scott @ the Creekside Inn for allowing me to use his photos.

Click on the link below and scroll down to the section labeled Cameron County

Snow Cam in nearby Potter County - the Snow Cam should be up and running at the Creekside Inn soon.

Gary W. Regelman


Gary W. Regelman, 68, Milton, son of the late LaRue and Margaret “Peg” Regelman of Emporium, passed away on January 16, 2021. He was born February 24, 1952 in Seneca Falls, NY. 

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jane Schager Regelman, and three children Philip Regelman (Molly Warnick) of Somerset, PA; Stacie Regelman (Josh Criswell) of Boston, MA; and Nicholas Regelman of Williamsport, PA., and his five grandchildren Elijah, Levi, Sally, Natalie and Reagan. He is also survived by his twin sister, Mary Hardie, of Huntingdon, PA and one brother, Stephen Regelman (Rose) of Johnsonburg, PA along with many nieces and nephews. 

Gary was a dedicated employee of ACF Industries where he worked as a draftsman, inspector and engineer for over 30 years. He retired in 2011. Gary was an avid fisherman and enjoyed sharing his skills with his children and others. 

A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Maria Hall Hospice, 190 Maria Hall Road, Danville, PA 17821.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Additional Signs for Emporium Senior Center


Finishing touches on the Senior Center bright and early this morning. 
Thank you to Cousins Designs of Duke Center.

Former Palace of Sweets, Apartment Building Demolished Today

Over two years after the fire, the burnt building located at 448 East Allegany Ave. is coming down.   I am not sure what has been in this building over the years but it was once the Palace of Sweets. I know my Uncle John Malizia & wife Anne owned it in the mid 1940's.The last photo listed is my mother with her uncle, Jim Murphy, in front of the Palace of Sweets in 1943.

  Photo by Penny Cherry 

Photo by Lisa Collins 

Palace of Sweets 
Photo by George Kempher, donated by Jim Kempher