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Friday, April 30, 2021

Cameron County Fireworks Fundraising Kick Off

Cameron County Fireworks Fundraising Kick Off

Organizers of the Cameron County Fireworks managed to host the event in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic, however fundraising for the event was curtailed. Emporium Food Store is kicking off the fundraising effort on Saturday May 22. Lunch will be grilled up from 10-2pm. All the food and beverages are being donated by Emporium Food Store and its affiliates. Members of the Cameron County Fireworks Committee will be grilling and serving.

This year the Firequacker Duck Derby will be held along with the fireworks on Saturday July 3. Ducks will be available for adoption at the Emporium Food Store during the fundraiser kick off on May 22. Ducks are $2 each or a 6-quack for $10.

Richard D. Bauer

Richard D. Bauer, 73, of West Sixth Street, Emporium, died Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, Pa. Born March 11, 1948 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of Guy and Regina Felix Bauer. On September 21, 1968 in St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, he married Barbara A. Towner who survives.

Mr. Bauer was a lifelong resident of Emporium and for many years, with his wife, owned and operated South Park Lumber in Emporium. He also served on the Borough Council and was employed for many years as Cameron County Tax Assessor before retiring from that position in 2012. 

 He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #990 both in Emporium. Rick loved golf and was a member of Emporium Country Club. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife Barb are: one son, Daryl Bauer of Emporium; one daughter, Nicole (Paul) Abriatis of Emporium; three grandchildren, Noah and Zachary Abriatis and Ty Bauer; one brother, Gerard (Debbie) Bauer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; three sisters, Kathleen (Earl) Haberstroh of Murrysville, Pa., Toni (Dave) Dresser of Emporium, and Christine (Dave) Hickoff of Fenton, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends will be received in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Monday, May 3, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 4th at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium. 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 
 Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Pic of the Day

Nothing keeps the squirrels away.
This silly one was enjoying his meal upside down.


QCare Close May 4 - May 7

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Rotary News

Justine Palmer, Pentz Run Youth Services Coordinator for Cameron County, was the guest speaker at the April 27th Rotary luncheon meeting. Pentz Run Youth Services, Inc. Independent Living Program is an organization helping youth ages 14 to 21 make a smooth transition into adulthood. The community based program will encompasses all aspects of independent living. The program is voluntary and provided to eligible youth at no cost. A few of the services they offer are; basic housing management, learning the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, budgeting & banking support, career planning and support, assistance finding housing and referrals to other community programs as needed. Pentz Run’s main office is located at 319 Daily Street, DuBois, PA (814) 371-1522.

CCHS Alumni Banquet is Cancelled for 2021

Letting everyone know there will not be a CCHS Alumni Banquet this year. 

The Cameron County Project Call to Action Plan

The Cameron County Project

 Want a hard or digital copy of the ideas/hopes/concerns so you can read them, write out your comments, scratch off the ideas you hate and add your own? We'd love to send them your way! (Along with instructions to return your input to us) Send us a Pm or shoot us an email with your contact info

The Cameron County's Project's goal is to touch the residents of Cameron County, find their stories about the area - what they love, what they miss. Changing a community one story at a time.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Fire Department to the Rescue


How do you get a cat out of a tree? Call your local fire department! 
This is exactly what happened on April 29. For two days a cat had been in a tree and the owner was unable to coax it down. The fire department arrived and used the bucket truck to reach towards the cat. At the last minute the cat fell out of the tree. It was unharmed and the owner was there to claim it.
 Thank you Emporium Fire Department!
Photo from M.K. Mclean 

Emporium Vol Fire Dept 2021 Gun Bash


Emporium Vol Fire Dept 2021 Gun Bash 

Saturday, September 11, 2021
 $20 ticket includes 13 gun and 3 cash chances.
 Food and beverages included with purchase of ticket. 
Doors open at 11AM - 5PM 
For tickets contact, Pat: 814-389-2918 Abby: 814-335-1564
Or stop at the Fire Station on any Tuesday from 6PM - 8PM.
Tickets are available now! 

Pitch Hit Run Competition


Pitch Hit Run Competition

 Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ (PHR) presented by MLB Network is a FREE, one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14* that is simple to host. PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. Participants compete in either the baseball or softball division and have the opportunity to advance through three levels of competition: Locals, Team Championships and the Finals during the World Series™
 Cameron County Little League Field
 Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11 AM EDT 

Host Contact Information 
Saul Solveson 
 (814) 594-7131

Andrews Farm - Restocked for Fishing


CameronCounty OutdoorYouth Activites

 CCOYA is pleased to announce that we have stocked the pond at the Andrews Farm again today April 28th. We stocked 150 9”– 11” rainbow. An anonymous donor has stepped forward to cover the cost of restocking the pond with some larger trout as well. The larger fish were stocked in the memory of Enzo Magaro. On top of the 150 9”–11” trout we stocked 30 trout in the 14”–15” range and 15 trout in the 16 –20” range. The Andrews Farm pond is open for young people ages 14yrs and younger. Please respectful of the property and others that may be fishing. Keep in mind we did not re-stock the Salt Run stream. 
Have Fun!
Andrews Farm is located at 174 Nickler Rd, Emporium, PA 15834

Birthday Kubb Tournament


To Celebrate my 42nd birthday we will be hosting a 2 man team Kubb Tournament in Truman next Saturday the 8th. 5 bucks a person. Must register your team name by Thursday the 6th to enter the tournament. Winning team takes the trophy King and all the cash. Double elimination 
 Steve Burlingame 
Arrowhead Rd, Emporium, PA 15834 
Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 12 AM

Wind Advisory Friday, April 30

Cameron County Fire Wire


 *WHAT...Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts around 50 mph expected.
* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.
 * WHEN...From noon Friday to midnight EDT Friday night. 
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects. 
For high wind safety information, visit

Birdhouse Decorating @ the Cameron County Chamber


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc.
Birdhouse Decorating @ the Cameron County Chamber

Emporium Wellness Center May Specials


Emporium Wellness Center May Specials

20% off all regular rates: (includes swipe card for 24/7 entry)

20%off classes: Monday, Wed and Friday 7am
Silversneakers class: Tuesday and Thursday 9am 
(Free to Silversneaker members) non-members $2.50 per class.

Please call 814-486-1321 or stop in during our staffed hours for more information
 Monday-Friday 6:30am to 2:30 pm

Richard D. Bauer


Richard D. Bauer, 74, of West Sixth Street, Emporium, died Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, Pa. 

 Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, are incomplete and will be announced with a complete obituary.



Pennsylvania CareerLink: Elk & Cameron County 
Are you newly employed in the Building and Construction Industry OR would you like to become employed within the Industry? 
This opportunity is completely FREE to residents in the Elk, Cameron, McKean, Potter, Clearfield and Jefferson areas.
click on photo to enlarge view or follow the links above for further information

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

DCNR Seeking Proposals For Skiing, Four-Season Concessionaire At Denton Hill State Park In Potter County

It would be wonderful to have this in operation again! 

 DCNR State Parks Director John Hallas today announced the agency is seeking proposals to operate a downhill ski and four-season recreation center at Denton Hill State Park in Potter County. This is great news for area residents as the park's downhill ski slope has been closed since the winter of 2014. A new master plan for the park includes infrastructure improvements to the ski area and positions a concessionaire to grow recreational opportunities in all four seasons. DCNR is committing $10 million in capital improvements to support the implementation of a master plan for the park. Read more here.

Sylvan Heritage Council & Emporium Borough Spruce Up Landscaped Areas

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Volunteers from the Sylvan Heritage Council and the Emporium Borough worked together today to freshen up several of the landscaped areas in town. 

The Welcome to Emporium signs at the east and west end of town were one of the first projects the Sylvan Heritage Council completed.  The East end triangle at the intersection of Routes 120 & 155 was  completed in November of 2012.  The Erie triangle was completed with the cooperation of the Straub insurance agency. 
The Sylvan Heritage Council has  adopted these areas and continues to maintain them. 

A big thank you to SHC members Chrissy Slusarick, Lori Reed and Karen Jiang! 
The landscaping looks great. 
Kudos to the Emporium Borough for their assistance.
By working together we continue make our town a better place! 


Senior Division Baseball Wins Home Game Tonight

Senior division Baseball won their home opener against Port Allegany tonight. 

With spring comes baseball. 
It's always good to see the teams playing on the field. 
Follow their schedule by clicking on this link 


Emporium First United Methodist Church Weekly Announcements


Emporium First United Methodist Church 

 This weeks announcements!! 
Wednesday April 28
Bible Study at 6pm Both in person and online by Zoom If you want to join online, ask Pastor Joe for a Zoom invite Kingdom Kids at 6pm 
Sunday May 2
Offering this Sunday will be going towards the Campership Fund to get kids to Wesley Woods this summer 
Tuesday May 4 
Children's Choir at 6pm at the church 
All kiddos are welcome!

Pic of the Day

I'm not sure when a picture is almost too cute, but these are! 
Thank you Gage Moore for allowing me to share these photos.


Searching for lost Black Cat in Emporium UPDATE CAT is Home

UPDATE - Cat is safely home ! 

Looking for a lost black cat. Last seen near the eastern end of Old West Creek Road. 
Maybe he’s ventured up to Tannery Heights.

 His name is Midnight. Friendly. Loves people.
 Anne and Don Olivett are missing this cat.
 He is extra friendly. 
 Reward offered for info on his whereabouts.
 Please call 814-486-5261
 We are afraid he might have gotten hit by a car.

Watershed Technician Vacancy In Nearby Elk County

We're hiring!
 Last night was bittersweet at the District's monthly meeting. Watershed Technician, Evan DeLong, submitted his resignation to the board. While we're certainly going to miss having him around, we're happy for the new opportunities being offered to him in Jefferson Co.

 Applications for the Watershed Technician vacancy are due by May 21st at 4pm. If you know of a passionate, hard working individual with a background in the freshwater ecology, biology, or other related field, please send this job announcement their way.

 Elk County (PA) Conservation District
 (814) 776-5373

Benefit for Danny Ball @ the Emporium Moose Lodge


Location change! 

Benefit for Danny Ball

 We are organizing a benefit for Danny to offset medical costs for his cancer treatments. 
We will have multiple auctions including kayaks, a gun raffle along with 50/50 and a chicken dinner plus Chinese auction 

This event will be held at the Emporium Moose Lodge 
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at noon 
Please share with your friends! 

Elk State Forest will be conducting a Prescribed burn in the McNuff area

Elk State Forest 
Elk State Forest will be conducting a Prescribed burn in the McNuff area : 
Burn Plan Name: McNuff 
Prescribed Burn County: Cameron 
 Township: Portage
 Acres: 303
 Lat/Long: 41° 31’ 50.2” N 78° 7’ 58.3” W 
Fuel Model: TL2, TL6, SH9
 Expected Ignition Start Time: 1000

Monday, April 26, 2021

Pic of the Day

The moon was beautiful last night! It was called the Pink Moon, the Super Moon but whatever you called it, it was huge. I had no camera to use so just snapped this with my cell phone. 


West Creek Recreational Trail in Cameron County Closed for Spraying


West Creek Recreational Trail in Cameron County Closed for Spraying

McKean Environmental Solutions will be spraying a portion of the West Creek Recreational Trail on Wednesday, April 28. The trail will be closed from the caboose in Emporium to Moore Hill Road during the spraying and four hours following. 

 The firm will spray the trail surface and up to 2 feet on both sides. Various invasive species have been identified along the trail which connects Emporium to St Marys

Kentucky Derby @ the Driftwood Saloon


Driftwood Saloon & Grill 

 What are you doing for the Kentucky Derby? Stop by the Saloon this Saturday and grab a Mint Julep or try one of our other Derby drink specials. Live music by Melissa Sauers starts at 3:00 and ladies don't forget to bring your Kentucky Derby Hat! Best hat will be awarded at 6:00pm.

Michael D. Rogers

Michael D. Rogers, 56, of Beacon Light Behavioral Health System, 800 E. Main, Bradford, PA died at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, New York on Thursday (April 22, 2021). He was born October 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois a son of John and Barbara Dolan Rogers, Emporium, PA.

Michael had been a resident of Beacon Light Behavioral Health System for many years. Over the years he participated in the many various activities there. He enjoyed dining out with his family and many friends.

In addition to his parents he is survived by two sisters, Leslie (Gordon) Schenk, Wilmington, NC; and Jennifer (Jason) Reed, DuBois; two brothers, Daniel Rogers, St. Marys; and Theodore "Mark" Rogers, Emporium; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be No Visitation. Mass of Resurection will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 144 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM with Father Matthew Ryan, Rector, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made to Beacon Light Behavioral Health System, 800 E. Main St., Bradford, PA 16701

Online Condolences may be placed at

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Aroma Cafe Closed on April 26


Aroma Cafe 

We will be closed Monday April 26th and reopen Tuesday the 27th at 8am!

 Aroma Cafe Restaurant 
 51 E 4th St Emporium, PA 15834

Pic of the Day

Almost a full moon rising over Cameron County 


Mother's Day @ the Emporium Country Club Restaurant


Emporium Country Club Restaurant 
 Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Treat Mom to a special dinner.
 Please call 814-486-7715 opt. 5 for reservation and dinner choice. 

 Emporium Country Club Restaurant 
 229 Country Club Lane
 Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 486-7715 Option 5

New Facebook Page for The Willows Bar and Restaurant


We would like to welcome all of you to check out the new official Facebook page of The Willows Bar and Restaurant. We would like to transition everyone from this group over to the new page. So please come on over and like our new page feel free to post away. We will be able to keep you up to date on what is happening at the Willows a little better with the new page. Here is the link to the new page. 

 The Willows Bar and Restaurant 
 The Willows Bar and Restaurant Cold Beer, Good Food, and Great Service 
10905 Main Street 
Sinnemahoning, PA 15861
 (814) 546-2383

Bartender Job Opening @ Driftwood Saloon & Grill

Driftwood Saloon & Grill 

 We are currently seeking an individual to join our team as a part time Bartender. Duties include serving food and drinks, maintaining a clean restaurant/bar area, assist with take out orders and additional duties as needed. Experience preferred but will train. $7.25/hr plus tips and bonus. Applications can be picked up at the Saloon or you can email 

 Driftwood Saloon & Grill
 375 Driftwood Avenue
 Driftwood, PA 15832 
(814) 546-2447

Marlene Sue Smith


Marlene Sue Smith, 53, of 310 Old Portage Road, Emporium, PA formerly of Keating Summit passed away Friday (April 23, 2021) in Olean, NY. She was born September 30, 1967 in Port Allegany, PA a daughter of Mary McLeod McLaughlin, Keating Summit and the late Donavan McLaughlin. On April 29, 1989 she married David Smith, II, who survives.

Marlene graduated from Austin Area High School. She and her husband David own and operated the Pizza Palace Plus in Emporium. Marlene loved spending time with her grandchildren, liked flowers and cooking for her kids on "family night". Marlene was a wonderful wife, mom and grandma.

In addition to her mother and husband she is survived by son, Alexander, Middleton, OH; son, Caleb, Coudersport; daughter, Anna, Emporium; daughter, Cassidy (Brian) Dempsey, Emporium; daughter, Caryn, Emporium; son, Gabriel, Emporium; numerous grandchildren; a brother, Duane McLaughlin, Ridgway; sister, Brenda Mack.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donavan McLaughlin.

There will be No Visitation and services will be private.

Online Condolences may be placed at

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Pic of the Day

I saw these deer on my drive down the Old West Creek Road 


Nearby Morning Glory Greenhouse Opens for the Season

Morning Glory Greenhouse is open for the season!

Morning Glory Hill Greenhouse 
 32 Morning Glory Hill, 
St. Marys, PA 15857
 (814) 781-3707

Friday, April 23, 2021

Caseworker I -Children & Youth Services Job Opening

Caseworker I -Children & Youth Services Job Opening

 Caseworkers provide a range of case management services to children and families to ensure the safety and well-being of children. Please do not use the apply now button. Requirements: A bachelor's degree which includes, or is supplemented by 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences OR a combination of experience and training which includes 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences, and one year of experience performing paraprofessional case management functions.

 Qualified applicants must apply for the County Caseworker Civil Service test online at Clearances and a valid driver’s license will be required. If interested, please contact Children and Youth Services at (814) 486-9351 

Rotary News

Jim Wendel & Matt Kowalchik, owners of the Hygrade Inn, spoke at the April 21st luncheon meeting about their newest venture, the opening of Thing-A-Majig, a gift store located at the Inn. The new gift store will be a destination for people in the area to find unusual gifts & Christmas d├ęcor. Grand opening is scheduled for May 8th. Check their FB page for updates on gift items & hours of operation.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Richard E. "Dick" Harrier


Richard E. "Dick" Harrier, 73, of 321 Carson St., Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA on Wednesday morning (April 21, 2021). He was born on September 16, 1947 in Westfield, NY a son of the late Elijah Harrier and Dorla Mina Williams. On July 11, 1970, in the First United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA he married Teri (Osti) Harrier, who survives.

Dick graduated from Ellicottville High School, Ellicottville, NY. He retired from GKN, as a supervisor, where he had worked for over 30 years. He was the head baseball coach for Cameron County High School for over 20 years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Tammy L. Park (Harry), Virginia Beach, VA; son, Richard Harrier (Amanda), Emporium, PA; four grandchildren: Courtney and Jordan Park, Cameron and Madison Harrier; two great grandchildren: Aubrey Austin and Dylan Campbell; and a brother, George Harrier, Emporium, PA.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Susan Freeman, two brothers, Edward Mina, and Dorian Harrier.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM followed by a private graveside service. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

If desired, Memorials may be made in his memory to the Cameron County High School, Baseball Program, 601 Woodland Ave., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


 We are so fortunate to have this wonderful store in our town. If you haven't been in lately, stop by the shop. So many nice items and greeting cards too!

 We've been a little busy at the shop. Check out some of the New and older product. 
Thanks for your patience as we have had the store in disarray, it is coming along though. 

 45 E 4th St 
 Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 486-1469

Pic of the Day

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Rain moving in towards Emporium.
I am standing on 6th street extension looking West


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Townwide, 100 Mile Yard Sales & Hazen Flea Market


Mark your calendar for these yard sales!

Wilcox Community Yard Sale This Weekend 

 Yard Sale will be held Saturday April 24, from 9am to 3 pm. And Sunday April 25 from 9am to noon! It will benefit the Holiday Lighting! All donations welcome. No drops offs at Community center will be allowed. arrangements can be made by calling Deb at 814-594-5483.               


2021 Smethport Area Town-wide Yard Sales

 Friday and Saturday, April 30th and May 1st


Port Allegany Town Wide Yard Sale 
Saturday, May 22, 2021 8 am until ?


24th Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale 
16 at 8 AM EDT – Jul 17 at 5 PM EDT 
This event runs from Shawville to Medix Run and From Weedville to Sinnemahoning.

 The Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation (QIDC) will be holding the 24th Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale this year on July 16 and 17, 2021. There are several small towns along the route. The QIDC will be set up again at Big M's garage in Karthaus. Stop by and say hello. Registration is $10 and begins March 1st. We will end registration for the directory on May 1st. We hope to have the directories printed and distributed by June 1st. Members of the QIDC will be set up at the Quehanna Lodge on April 11th, 18th, and the 25th if you would like to register in person. 
We will be there from 1 to 3 pm.


2021 Hazen Flea Market Schedule

May 1st & 2nd 
June 5th & 6th 
 July 3rd & 4th
 July 31st & August 1st 
Sept 4th & 5th 
 Oct. 2nd & 3rd

On Saturdays vendors are open after 7am and usually stay open until mid afternoon. On Sunday the vendors begin to open around 7 and will begin packing up by 3pm. If you are walking around to look at items, plan on it taking a few hours to get through the whole market!

The Flea Market office is open both Saturday and Sunday by 7am and remains open until 4:30. Social Distancing plan will be in effect and guidance will be dictated by the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health. You can check their web sites for information.