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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

New Geologic Survey Collection

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Almost 5,000 Historical Photographs Available on New Geologic Survey Collection 

The Pennsylvania Geologic Survey’s historical photograph collection is now available in a new and updated format. The public can continue to search, view, and download photographs from the bureau’s collection -- of which there are more than 4,600.

 The Historical Photographs collection includes photographs taken by bureau geologists and staff dating as far back as the 1920s. Photographs depict a wide range of topics, including geologic features, cities and towns, and the state’s quarrying, mining, and oil and gas industries.

 Browse the collection and look back to see how Pennsylvania’s landscape has changed over the years, and to see some of the quarries, mines, and oil wells that helped to shape Pennsylvania’s economy in the 20th century.

Aroma Cafe Closed April 3 - April 10th

Aroma Cafe will be closed from April 3 till April 10 

Aroma Cafe 
51 East 4th Street
Emporium, PA 15834

CC Earth Day Clean Up


April 3 Weekend Happenings in Cameron County


Weekend Happenings in  Cameron County.

Annual Salt Run Fishing Event 
 Saturday, April 3 Registration begins @ 7 am. 
 14 years & under Andrews Farm, Nickler Rd.
Trout season opens county wide
Emporium Country Club is Open 
 229 Country Club Ln Emporium, PA 15834
Easter Bunny at Twisted Sisters Ice Cream Shop on Saturday April 3rd. 
 Bring kiddos and get pictures with the Easter Bunny 12pm-2pm 
We will be closed for Easter Sunday. 
 Saturday hours will be 12-8 
14 W 4th St Emporium, PA 15834
Easter Egg Hunt 
Sinnemahoning Ball Park 
Sinnemahoning, PA 
Saturday, April 3 @ 10 am 
Emporium Moose Lodge #368 
 524 E Allegany Ave Emporium, PA 15834 
Chicken BBQ April 3, Noon till gone! 
 $10 each 
 Stop by with the kids for a special Easter surprise.

Mack's Rhythm & Brews Sports Bar Inc.
 13285 Route 120 Emporium, PA 15834
You asked for music - here it is! 
 Covering , 3 Days Grace, Volbeat, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Toto, ACDC, Brantley Gilbert, Stone Sour and everything in between.
Live Acoustic @ Sinnemahoning Tavern 
 10426 Main St Sinnemahoning, PA 15861 
Danny Haynes will play Saturday, April 3 from   4 - 8 pm
Rich Valley Wines 
 Cameron County's only winery 
Open Thursday-Saturday 5pm to 9pm At 400 East Allegheny Ave. In Emporium 
Online ordering & delivery always available!
Visit our website at or call us @ 814-507-1120
Dining options available in Cameron County.
  Hours of operation may vary.
 Aroma Cafe,  Buttonwood Inn ,Cabin Kitchen , Charley's Friendly Tavern, Emporium Country Club,  Driftwood Saloon ,Pizza Palace,  Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's ,Club Sinnemahoning Tavern ,The Willows ,Tubby's Tavern
 Need something for Easter?
 Check out Flower's 'N Things or CDH Designs in downtown Emporium. 
Flower's 'N Things will have extended hours this weekend

Costanzo's Offroad


Costanzo's Offroad 

It’s that time of the year! Spring is here, even though we have some up and down weather. 
It’s the perfect time to get your machines prepped, serviced and ready to ride.

 Don’t wait till the sun is shinning to have your machine gone over! We offer basic and complete services on all machines. Don’t forget to be protected either, we have a vast selection of riding apparel, helmets, and protective gear! Even though the nice weather is bringing on riding the season, we are urging caution to watch out for grass trimmings on the road ways. It’s very dangerous for bikers and we want all of you guys to stay safe!

We will take care of all your off-road needs! Including but not limited to dirtbikes, sideXsides, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, jet skis, & small engine repair

Costanzo's Offroad Motorcycle Repair Shop 
 671 East Allegany Avenue 
Emporium, PA 15834

Danny Haynes @ Sinnemahoning Tavern April 3

Sinnemahoning Tavern 

 Due to expected rain - we've decided to switch things up a bit for Saturday. 
Instead of OLD SKOOL on the deck, Danny Haynes will be jamming inside from 4 to 8pm.

 Sinnemahoning Tavern Pub Southern Cameron County's favorite place for a bite & brew. Overlooking the Sinnemahoning Creek in Sinnemahoning, PA - Land of the Endless Mountains. We offer several draft, bottle and canned beer options along with a full menu.

 Sinnemahoning Tavern 
 10426 Main St
 Sinnemahoning, PA 15861

Martin Causer in Emporium Tomorrow


State Representative Martin Causer
 Outreach Hours Set for April 1

To help ensure access to state government information and services, I will host monthly outreach office hours at the following locations on Thursday, April 1: 
 • Emporium Borough Office – 9-10 a.m. 
 • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon. 

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

As always, you are welcome to stop by my offices in Bradford (78 Main St., first floor), Coudersport (107 S. Main St., Room 1) or Kane (55 Fraley St.) Monday through Friday, or visit my website at or my Facebook page at for the latest news from state government.

Rotary News


Metal detecting was the topic at the Rotary luncheon meeting March 30th. With their love for history, the outdoors, and adventure, locals, Kent & Wendy Davis, metal detect lost towns, old homesteads, farm fields, and just about anywhere people may have left something behind, giving clues to who they were and how they lived. The couple displayed many of the items they have found over the years. 

 Kent started “Dirt Digging PA” in October of 2014. The group now has over 3,100 members. Ken & Wendy also host an annual “Dirt Digging PA” metal detecting hunt at the fairgrounds with folks coming from around the United States and Canada. Kent & Wendy are the son-in-law and daughter of Rotarian, Linda Reid. Also pictured is Kent & Wendy’s son, Bryan Reid.

Annual Salt Run Fishing Event April 3

 What a great event in our county! 

PLEASE SHARE: We are one step closer in preparing for our CCOYA Fish Fest this Saturday 4/3/21. Yesterday afternoon we stocked the pond and the Salt Run stream with the help of this group. We will be serv ing hot dogs, hamburgs, coffee and hot chocolate as usual. We will not be having all the other activities we normally have. Everyone is welcome but we do ask that you continue to follow social distancing. The Magaro Family will be providing worms. 
There will be a sticker on the container that reads “Cast a line for Enzo”.

We are another step closer to getting ready for Fish Fest Saturday April 3.. Thank You Cameron County Recreation Center and Cameron County Alumni allowing us to use the tables. Also a shout out to Cameron County Conservation District and Emporium Water Company for the man power to move them. Another Community that Cares example.

We are happy to announce that we will be holding a scaled down version of Fish Fest April 3 at the Andrews Farm on Sizerville Road. (174 Nickler Road Emporium, PA 15834) The pond and stream will be stocked for 14 year olds and younger. We will be serving Hamburg’s, hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate. There will not be all the other activities we have had in the past. We ask everyone to please practice current social distancing guidelines.
Registration begins at 7 am!

Guy & Mary Felt Manor Update


This year as we roll into another Easter season dealing with COVID, we pause to reflect how this pandemic has challenged not only how we live and work, but the impact it has on families and the sacrifices they have made and continue to make. We here at Felt Manor have seen the smiles as visitors entered the facility for the first time in months. Families being able to touch and see their loved one in person…..what a heartwarming sight. 

 We are all itching to get back to our existence prior to COVID taking everything away. We will rise…..but we must be cautious… as not to fall right back down. As the community starts to open back up, remember to continue taking steps to reduce your exposure: -Get the vaccine when it is your turn -wash your hands -wear a face covering when out in public -practice social distancing -stay home if you are sick Felt Manor has diligently worked to keep COVID out of the facility.

 Our last reported resident positive COVID was 12/28/2020. Last reported staff member that tested positive was 1/25/21. 

 Please be mindful and do not schedule a visit if you are sick or have been around a COVID positive person. Easter along with spring is a reminder that all things are new. In the spirit of Easter, be more empathetic, more aware of the needs of others, and ready to face the challenges as they arise. We at Felt Manor wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter. 

 Sincerely, Kimberly Jones Administrator

Charley’s Friendly Tavern & Restaurant Closed Tonight


Charley’s Friendly Tavern & Restaurant 

 We will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday, March 31st) due to an illness in the family. 
We're sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. 
We will re-open on Thursday, April 1st. 

 534 E Allegany Ave 
Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-0539

Bingo @ the Emporium Fire Hall

Another event to note on your calendar! 


COVID-19 Aaccine Availability Update

Keystone Rural Health Consortia,Inc. 

Effective today the following list of people are now approved to receive any COVID-19 vaccine.

 We have the Moderna available. 

 Please call 814-245-2119 to speak to a scheduler for any of the following locations: Ridgway Medical Center, Cameron County Health Center, and Mountaintop Area Medical Center.

 • Law enforcement. Defined as police, sheriffs and deputies, constables, corrections officers and staff, as well as probation and parole staff.

 • Firefighters. Defined as both career and volunteer firefighters

. • Grocery Store workers. Defined as all workers in supermarkets and grocery stores. 
This does not include workers from super centers, convenience stores, general retail with some smaller footprint for food sales, beverage stores, and farmer's markets.

 • Food and Agriculture workers. Defined as all food processing company employees, including meat, poultry, and dairy processing, fresh fruit and vegetable packing operations, and food manufacturing. Also includes all farmworkers, farm operators, and farm managers, including at urban agriculture operations.

The Hygrade Inn & The Thing-a-majig Update


The Hygrade Inn and Thing-a-majig Gift Shop have purchased a 43” digital signage display for the entry room of the hotel and the entrance to the shop. The signage will display videos of things to do, places to eat and drink, and places to shop in our area and surrounding communities. It will display 18 out of 24 hours per day. We will also be producing a multi page brochure/catalog which will provide winery, shopping, and eating maps (still in design phase). The objective is to drive our guests to service oriented businesses in our region. If your tourism and service oriented business would like to be considered for free advertising on both the digital signage and printed brochure, please message me via FB.

 The Hygrade Inn is a luxury boutique hotel in Emporium, PA with four rooms, each with its own full en-suite bathroom!

 The Thing-a-majig is a upmarket hotel gift shop located within the Hygrade Inn offering unique gifts, antiques, oddities, whatchamacallits, and Doohickies to guests and the general public.

 The Hygrade Inn
 212 E 4th Street 
 Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 335-5968

Monday, March 29, 2021

Pic of the Day

A couple of photos taken by Randy Frey
I always think of deer as such pretty, nice animals.
I guess they have a spunky side! 
Thanks to Randy for letting me share some of his photos


Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Closed Easter Sunday


Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 
 15 Club Rd 
Driftwood, PA 15861

Snake Hunt Tickets Available

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 

 Snake Hunt ticket. If you want to receive any, private message here on Facebook or 
stop in at the club to purchase. 

 Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club
 15 Club Rd 
Driftwood, PA 15861 
 (814) 546-2835

Emporium Country Club Restaurant Opening Update


Emporium Country Club Restaurant Opening Update 

 We are really getting excited to open Thursday! As per the mandates, mask are required while walking through the building, but can be taken off at the table. Bar service is available and you no longer have to order food to have a drink. Our feature dinner will be hamburger steak topped with grilled peppers, onions, and mushrooms served with two sides for $9.95. Friday will be our Fish Fry (battered or breaded)and our variety of Baked Fish. Saturday we will have our slow roasted Prime Rib.

 Will be having our Easter buffet Sunday from 12 to 5 featuring ham, chicken, shrimp & scallop scampi, vegetables, potatoes, soup, salads, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. 
Adults $19.00 Children 5-12 $9.00 Children under 5 are free

. Call 486-7715 press option 5 to make reservations. 

We look forward to seeing you all this season!

Buttonwood Restaurant Easter Hours


Buttonwood Restaurant 

We will be closing at 1PM on Sunday April 4th to allow our employees to celebrate Easter
 with their families. 

I hope everyone has a safe happy holiday, and just remember we will be open for breakfast that day! 
 (814) 486-0303

April Family Reading Challenge


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Starting April 1st, join us for our April Family Reading Challenge. 

 We had so many awesome volunteers read their favorite stories for this event, so make sure you join us! This is a wonderful opportunity to get your family together each evening for a fun book, and it is perfect for all you children (babies, preschoolers, elementary age). 
And you get a free book just for finishing the challenge! Calendars needed to participate in the challenge will be available to pick up at the library. If you cannot make it to pick one up, please just let us know and we can email a copy to you. 

 Story Hour will be integrated into the videos. Each week, Miss Alex will continue to read two stories, and craft materials will be available at the library. If you do not normally participate in Story Hour but would like to get the craft, please just let us know ahead of time to make sure we have enough materials prepared!

Easter Bunny at Twisted Sisters Ice Cream Shop Saturday April 3rd

 Soft Serve Emporium 

Easter Bunny at Twisted Sisters Ice Cream Shop on Saturday April 3rd.
 Bring kiddos and get pictures with the Easter Bunny 12pm-2pm 
Saturday hours will be 12 - 8 

We will be closed for Easter Sunday. 

CCHS Baseball Games Postponed


The Boy's baseball game at Oswayo Valley scheduled for Tuesday, March 30th, has been postponed until Monday, May 17th. 

The boy's home baseball game scheduled for Thursday, April 1st, has been postponed until a later date to be determined.

Country Blessings Thrift Store Reopens

Country Blessings Thrift Store 

 Country Blessings is happy to announce it is reopening on Wednesday, March 31.

 We will be socially distancing and masks are required. Country Blessings will be open for the months of April and May - possibly longer - depending on Covid 19 numbers.

 We will be accepting CLEAN, RESELLABLE items beginning Monday, April 5.
 Please limit drop offs to Mondays and Tuesdays as there are very few volunteers available to process donations. 

This week's sale: All adult WINTER long sleeved shirts, sweaters, jackets, and coats are $1.00 each. Hours will continue to be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon until 5 pm.

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

 Country Blessings is located at 240 E. 4th Street in Emporium. 
Phone 814-486-1841.

Road Cleanup a Success


CameronCounty OutdoorYouth Activites 

 The road clean-up organized by Bucktail Watershed, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities and Mountaineer Search and Rescue was a success. Several people braved the wet day to participate in this year’s event. This is a wonderful community event and the clean-up helps showcase our area for the many people that will visit Cameron County for the Canoe and Kayak Race event on April 10. Thanks to Penn DOT for providing the bags, gloves, and vests and for hauling away trash that was collected. Thanks also to the CCHS students that came out to help as well.

So thankful to these groups that continue to work together to make Cameron County a better place! 

Cameron County SPCA Donations


Cameron County SPCA Animals

 Hello everyone, with kitten season coming up very fast we are in need of the following items. 
 Monetary donations are also welcomed, these will help us pay for vet bills.
 Any donations are greatly appreciated and without all of our supporters we wouldn’t be able to
 do what we do.
 Our address is 678 South Mountain Road, Emporium, PA  15834
 Thank you

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Baitshop in Emporium Will Not Open


C&B Carwash 

 Due to new circumstances we will not be opening the bait shop at the Carwash.

 We appreciate all the positive feedback we received when we announced the idea.
 We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we recommend Ireland’s Bait Shop at the top of Byrnedale Hill or Peno’s Bait Shop in Sinnamahoning.

 C&B Carwash
 Sizerville Rd
 Emporium, PA 15834

Friday, March 26, 2021

Annual Salt Run Fishing Event


PLEASE SHARE: We are happy to announce that we will be holding a scaled down version of Fish Fest April 3 at the Andrews Farm. 

The pond and stream will be stocked for 14 year olds and younger. 
We will be serving Hamburg’s, hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate. 

Registration begins at 7 am. 

There will not be all the other activities we have had in the past. We ask everyone to please practice current social distancing guidelines. 
The Magaro Family is supply worms that will be given out at the registration table.
 The container will have a sticker on it that says “Cast a line for Enzo”.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cole E. Labrozzi


Cole E. Labrozzi, 29, of Rock Hill, SC, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 as a result of an automobile accident. Born October 1, 1991, he was the son of Chet A. Labrozzi of Rock Hill, SC and Betty A. Grimone of Emporium, PA. Cole was raised in Emporium and was a graduate of Cameron County High School, class of 2010. He will always be remembered for his smile and how great he was with children. Cole enjoyed many sports including football and basketball, but his true passion was fishing.

In addition to his parents, Cole is survived by his stepmom Cindy Ferraro Labrozzi of Rock Hill, SC; his brother Richard A. Thwing (and wife Meg) of Crozet, VA; two step-sisters, Melissa Terrel (and husband Dustin) and Jordan Frangione (and husband Steve) all of Rock Hill, SC; his maternal grandfather Leo J. Grimone Jr. and paternal grandparents Edward R. Jr. and Grace Labrozzi of Emporium. Cole is also survived by nephews Caden, Eli, Gray and Cohen. He leaves behind many others including his aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom loved him dearly and will miss him.

Cole was preceded in death by two grandmothers, Frances Grimone and Elaine Grimone.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 10, 2021) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. The family will receive friends at the VFW, 427 E. Third Street following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, c/o: Don Bickford, 174 Nickler Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

Full Moon March 28


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Is the upcoming Worm Moon a supermoon? 
There are no official rules as to how close or far the moon must be to qualify as a supermoon, so different definitions get used. Some say it is. Take a look and see if this moon appears bigger and brighter than others, and decide for yourself

Rotary News

Rotary News  

Jackie Rosenberger (middle), daughter of Rotarians, John & Paige Rosenberger, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting March 23rd. Jackie is a 2014 Chambersburg PA High School graduate, completed her undergraduate studies at Shippensburg and was awarded her master’s degree in 2020 from the University of Georgia. 

 The subject of her program was Deer Study in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Northern Georgia. The National Forest covers 3 times the land of Cameron County. The study was conduced due to a recent 64% decline in the deer population. Only buck licenses are issued and zero buck were taken in this national forest in 2020. The study looked at predators, natural selection and competition for food. The known predators are coyote, bear and bobcats with the feral hog population competing for food. The results of this extensive study indicted that the coyote ranks #1 in the killing of the deer, particularly the fawn population. The bear rank #2 and the bobcat had only 1 confirmed fawn kill, ranking #3,. The results are supported by DNA sampling of the saliva of species that was left on collected killed deer carcasses.

Emporium Powdered Metals is Hiring Flex Hours Available

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Emporium Powdered Metals Is Hiring Full Time And Part Time Workers

Emporium Powdered Metals is now offering Flex Hours

You pick your working hours. You pick your working days

Part & full time available, all shifts, all hours

Emporium Powdered Metal, Inc. 
PO box 342
 Emporium, PA 15834

For questions or to email your completed application, please use 
 First round hiring applications will be accepted until April 6

Fishing Season Opens April 3


Fishing season is right around the corner! 

 A single Statewide Mentored Youth Trout Day will occur on Saturday, March 27, and a single Statewide Opening Day of trout season will take place on Saturday, April 3. 

 As a result of this consolidation, separate regional mentored youth and opening days will not occur. Anglers are also reminded that because the mentored youth days were cancelled in 2020, all Voluntary Youth Fishing Licenses purchased last season remain valid and will be honored during the 2021 season.

Follow this link for more fishing information 

Emporium Legion Baseball Season Sign Ups


Please sign-up using this google form for the 2021 Emporium Legion Baseball Season 

 Cost $25/player

Eligibility: ages 13-19

Practices will begin in May, games are June-July with the possibility of post-season play into August.

Players can participate in Senior Division Little League as well as Senior Legion Baseball.

Contact Saul or  Cristy Solveson with any questions 
814-594-7131 or 814-594-5835

High Wind Watch Friday March 26



 *WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible.
 *WHERE...Potter, Cameron, Northern Clinton, Northern Centre, Southern Centre, Blair, Huntingdon, Bedford, Fulton and Southern Clinton Counties.
 *WHEN...From Friday morning through Friday afternoon. 
 *IMPACTS...Wind gusts could blow down tree limbs and power lines, causing scattered power outages. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds. For high wind safety and preparedness information, visit 

The latest forecast information can be found on the NWS State College Facebook page and Twitter @NWSStateCollege, or on the web at

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Easter Egg Hunt @ Sinnamahoning Ball Park April 3


Easter Egg Hunt


Sinnemahoning Ball Park
Sinnemahoning Pa 

Costanzo’s Offroad Motorcycle Repair Shop is Hiring


Hello everyone! Costanzo’s Offroad is going to be looking to hire a full time employee. Pay is determined on experience and qualifications. If anyone is interested or knows anyone please have them drop a resume off to Louis down at the shop. Thank you!

 Costanzo's Offroad Motorcycle Repair Shop 
 671 East Allegany Avenue
 Emporium, PA 15834 
 (814) 486-2086 

 We will take care of all your off-road needs! Including but not limited to dirtbikes, sideXsides, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, jet skis, & small engine repair

May Painting Class @ CC Chamber


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Sponsoring Painting Class 

Our May 18th, painting class will be doing this project. This class is for adults and teens 14 and older. Locations are as follows: Cameron County Chamber, Ridgway Udarbe Building, Mt. Jewett Library, Port Allegany and Bradford location TBA. Locations may be added later.
 Please email or inbox our Facebook page to register.

Emporium Golf Course Opening March 25

Emporium Country Club

The golf course is opening tomorrow March 25th @ 10am. 
Hours of operation are 10am-6pm and course will only be open as conditions allow. 
Grill food will be available, restaurant will be opening on April 1st.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Chick BBQ @ Emporium Moose

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


Decorate a Flower Pot with Ms. Audra!

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Email Audra at to sign up for this class! 


Emporium Water Company Holiday Hours


Emporium Water Company 
 Updated holiday office hours. 

 Holiday Hours
 Monday March 29th 8am-4pm
 Wednesday March 31st 8am-4pm 
Thursday April 1st 8am-4pm 

**Office will be closed Tuesday March 30th and Friday April 2nd**


March Food Distribution -Cameron County Community Food Pantry


March 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 March 24, 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, March 23, 2021 at 10:00 am. On Wednesday, March 24, 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.

Thing-a-Majig Gift Shop Will Offer Children's Toys


BeginAgain is one of the brands we chose for our gift shop. Their wooden puzzles and toys are educational, fun, and somewhat fabulously retro. These are toys that every young child will love. Smart toys for growing children! 

 Stop by during our grand opening on May 8 or after and check them out for yourself.

 OPENING JUNE 1, 2021 

An upmarket hotel gift shop located within the Hygrade Inn offering unique gifts, antiques, oddities, whatchamacallits, and Doohickies to guests and the general public. 

 212 E 4th Street
 Emporium, PA 15834

Gypsy Food Wagon Will Return to Cameron County

GypsyWagon FoodTruck

  Well big news for the summer. 
 The Gypsy Wagon food truck is hitting the road. Here’s a peak ahead of where we will be.

 Looking like a fun summer is coming up. We will also be joining our friends at Rich Valley Winery every other Thursdays - dates to be announced. 

 Opening day is May 8 at the St Mary’s Plaza for the arts and crafts festival. 
May 15, we will be looking forward to seeing everyone at the Relay for Life fantastic event in downtown St. Marys 
May 18 and 25th, we will be spending lunch at UPMC hospital in Seneca to feed our frontline healthcare workers who we greatly appreciate!!
 June 5, we will be joining our friends in Ridgway for the St. Leo’s Block party.
 June 12, Elk County Fairground for Family Day Festival.
 We have partnered up with Wilcox Winery June 19 and 26 for a day of live music and food truck.
 July 10 and 11th weekend, you can find us at the Ludlow Sesquicentennial Celebration. 

 Anyone have any events looking for a food truck, please feel free to contact me.
 Looking forward to seeing y’all soon!!!

Please Join in the Road Clean Up Day


PLEASE SHARE: Join the Bucktail Watershed Association, Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities and Mountaineer Search and Rescue Sunday March 28th for a road clean up along Rt. 120. 

The organizers hope to have enough help to clean roadway from Emporium to Driftwood. 
Please meet at 12:00 (noon) at the Railroad Bridge in Cameron. 
There you will be assigned a section of road, garbage bags, gloves and safety vests.

 Our community is always supportive of projects that make our County look better. Please do your part in helping with this clean up prior to our visitors coming for Canoe and Kayak Classic on April 10th. This is a great Family project or for any students looking for more community service hours. As always there will be coffee, hot chocolate and hot dogs available. See you then!

First Baptist Church of Emporium Resuming Services

First Baptist Church  

We are excited to announce, we will be open for in-person services,
 beginning Sunday, March 28 at 10:45!! See you there!!!

 First Baptist Church of Emporium 
Religious Organization Sunday School held at 9:15 a.m
 . Worship Service held at 10:45 a.m. 
424 N Broad St 
Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-5691

C&N Homemade Soup Sale

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C&N Bank 
 135 E 4th St
, Emporium, PA 15834

814 Area Code Dialing Begins April 3


Mandatory 10-digit dialing for all telephone calls in the current 814 area code begins Saturday, April 3. If you forget and try to make a call using only seven digits, you'll get a recording asking you to hang up and to make the call again using the phone number plus area code. 

 This is in preparation for the arrival of a new “overlay” area code – 582 – which will eventually serve side-by-side with the current 814 area code. The 582 area code will be assigned to new telephone numbers once the available supply of numbers in the current 814 area code is exhausted.

 Devices that should be checked to verify they are configured for 10-digit dialing, include: 

πŸ‘‰ Mobile phones, landline phones & tablets and fax machines that can save/store phone numbers.
 πŸ‘‰ Life-safety & medical alert systems. 
πŸ‘‰ Alarm/security systems and security gates.
 πŸ‘‰ Call-forwarding settings & voicemail services. 
πŸ‘‰ Internet dial-up systems. 
πŸ‘‰ Automatic dialing equipment & software.
 πŸ‘‰ Speed-dialers.
 πŸ‘‰ Any other device that can save, store and automatically dial phone numbers.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Barbara Moscato Brown Library Launches a “Create with Our Card Catalog Contest”

Barbara Moscato Brown Library Launches a 
“Create with Our Card Catalog Contest” Friday, March 19, 2021

 The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is excited to announce the “Create with Our Card Catalog Contest” beginning Monday, March 22, 2021 and running through May 31, 2021. 

The contest is open to all ages and 1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd place prizes will be awarded in Adult, Teen, and Youth categories. Prizes include hundreds of dollars in gift certificates to Thing-a-majig, Sheetz and the Chamber, along with prize baskets containing local crafts, books, and lots of other goodies.

 “This is by far our biggest contest ever,” said Librarian Yelena Kisler. 

Participants will use the library’s discarded Card Catalog cards to create any type of art they like, this includes, but is not limited to, painting on the cards, using them for collages, paper folding, macramΓ©, or anything else participants decide to come up with. The only requirement is that the cards are the primary medium for the art.

Those interested in participating can pick up a bag with a stack of Library Catalog Cards along with a submission form (inside the bag of cards) at the library and use them as a medium to create art of any type. Juvenile entries must have form signed by a parent. There is no limit to the number of cards participants can use, and there are no restrictions on what can be done with the cards, however, lewd or racist imagery will not be considered. Individuals may submit as many entries as desired.

Entries received after Monday, May 31, 2021 will not be eligible for prizes, but may still be displayed by library. Art submitted without entry form below will not be considered. All entries must be the entrant’s original work.

Artwork will not be returned. By submitting, you are giving the Library permission to sell and redistribute your artwork as desired. Artist credit will always be given. The library will be posting ideas for card crafts throughout the length of the contest on social media. 

For questions or if you are interested in donating a prize, email the library at, or call 814-486-8011 during the library’s regular business hours.

Adult Trout Stocking by County


2021 Trout Stocking Events
 Adult Trout Stocking by County
 To check the trout stocking for Cameron County, follow this link 

 Select Cameron County on #1 , then on #4 click "Go" to see the trout stocking schedule

Additional fishing information may be found at this link 

Mentored Youth Trout Day March 27


Mentored Youth Day is Sat., March 27, from 8A-7:30P. 

Mentors must have a 2021 fishing license and trout permit. 
Youth under 16 must have a VOLUNTARY Youth Fishing License or Mentored Youth Permit in order to participate in this special one-day fishing opportunity. 

All 2020 Mentored Youth Licenses will be honored in 2021.

 Learn more, here:

Palm Sunday Soup Luncheon

Emporium First United Methodist Church
  Palm Sunday Soup Luncheon

 After 11 am church service (12 -2 unless Pastor is long winded.) 
Dine in and take out options available. Social distancing will be practiced. If you are unable to come join us, let us know and we will bring soup to you. Meal includes: soup, bread, desert, and drink
 Join us for some soup and fellowship! 

 Emporium First United Methodist Church 
306 Spruce Street
 Emporium, PA 15834 

Cameron County Storm Football Update


Cameron County Storm Football 

 The next storm board meeting will be held on Wednesday March 24th at 7 PM. This is held at the Vets Club for anyone who wishes to attend. 

 Flag football practice will be Tues(March 30) and Thursday (April 1)from 5:30-6:30 there was a conflict with another high school sport. Sorry for the inconveniences.

 Flag football practice will be held March 30 April 1, and 8.
 Practice time is 5-6. 
Bring a mask and your own water bottle! 
 Games start April 11 at 2 pm.

Lakeview Store, Cabins & RV Camping Opening March 27th


Lakeview Store LLC 
8279 1st For Rd
Austin, PA 16720

Spring is just around the corner.  The store will be opening March 27th at 8:30 AM. Stop by and see what's new. As always, free coffee will be waiting for you. 
For those of you that have been asking where to find the book Lost/Found. It will be on our shelves for $12.95 when we open the store March 27th.

Victor Cooks Construction is Accepting Work Applications

Victor Cooks Construction 
 Accepting applications for skilled carpenters, and laborers. 
Willing to train the right candidates. 
Call 814-546-2363 for more information, or to stop in for an application!

 Victor Cooks Construction
 (814) 546-2363

Emporium Country Club Restaurant Opening Soon

Emporium Country Club Restaurant

 The restaurant will open for the season Thursday, April 1. 
The hours of operation are, Thursday and Saturday 4 to 8, Friday 4 to 8:30. Weekly specials as well as the full menu are available.

 We will be holding an Easter buffet Easter Sunday from 12 to 5 featuring ham, chicken, shrimp and scallop scampi, vegetables, potatoes, soup, salads, and dessert.
 Reservations can be made by calling 486-7715 option 5. 
Please leave a message if there is no answer. 

 Emporium Country Club 
 229 Country Club Ln 
Emporium, PA 15834

John F. Mack

John F. Mack, 95, of Lakeview Senior Care, Smethport, PA formerly of East Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York on Thursday morning (March 11, 2021). He was born July 30, 1925 in Renovo, PA a son of the late Adam H. and Susan Agnes Gutt Mack. On July 19, 1980 in Carmel, NY he married the late Helen Zawacki Mack.

John served during WW II with the US Navy Sea Bees in the construction Battalion. He retired in 1990 from Sylvania where he worked for over 35 years. He was a member of the St. Mark Catholic Church, K. of C., VFW Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, NRA and the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Sue Mack, Williamsport; several step-children; several step grandchildren a sister, Catherine McCartney, Emporium and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Mack who died in 1995; three brothers, Joseph, George and Albert Mack; two sisters, Anna Keppler and Mary Tulley.

There will be No Visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (March 25, 2021) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA followed by a Military Service accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

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

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.