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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Clearfield-Jefferson Primary Care Associates to Open Practice in Emporium


Clearfield-Jefferson Primary Care Associates 

Welcome our latest provider Robin Hammersley CRNP to our practice now serving Cameron and Elk Counties at our new Emporium Office!

 Give us a call today to schedule an appointment 8145038070! 

 This Saturday July 3rd 9am to 3pm come visit Robin Hammersley at our booth at the Weekend in The Wilds event in Emporium! 
Get a free blood pressure check to make sure you're in tiptop shape for all the festivities!


Military Banner Walk in Emporium

 

Today the Sylvan Heritage Council assisted the Emporium borough crew in replacing 24 military banners throughout the Emporium borough. We are so happy the banners were in before this holiday weekend and cannot thank the borough crew enough for their assistance with this community project.

As we did earlier this year, on this beautiful 4th of July weekend, the Sylvan Heritage Council invites you to take a walk or a drive around Emporium and view our 178 military banners! This is just one of the many that memorializes a veteran who paid the ultimate price for his country. Take a look for the others and, when you find them, say a humble thank you. The banners stretch from the west to east end bridges and from Second to Sixth Streets. On this day and every day, Cameron County is military proud and strong!

The Emporium borough crew honored two of their employees today with a surprise banner . Thank you for your service Matthew J Heitzenrater and Thomas Spolski 




Our Mission: 
 The mission of the Sylvan Heritage Council is to pursue sustainable economic growth through the beautification, revitalization, and historic preservation of our community in such a way that capitalizes on our area’s abundant natural resources and maintains our proud local history.

Local Nam Knights of America Support Fireworks


Nam Knights of America M.C. Allegheny Mountain Chapter

Don’t forget fireworks at the Caldwell Corporation this Friday night!! 
 We will be setting up at about 6 PM. Fireworks go off at 9:30 PM.

Prospect Park Playground July Calendar of Events

Prospect Park Playground 348 Arch Drive, Emporium, PA 15834

 July Calendar of events No supervisor or programs week of July 5 to July 9.

 Monday, July 12th - Drug and Alcohol Abuse presentation by Sheri Larson at 10:00 am. Pizza party to follow.
 Tuesday, July 13th - Arts & Crafts - with Emily Logue at 11:00 am 

Thursday, July 15th - DCNR presentation by Toby Herzing at11:00 am. Pizza party to follow 

Tuesday, July 20th - Arts & Crafts - with Emily Logue at 11:00 am 

Thursday, July 22nd - Conservation District presented by Jenn Dixon at 11:00 am. Pizza party to follow 

Tuesday, July 27th - Arts & Crafts - with Emily Logue at 11:00 am T

hursday, July 29th - Search and Rescue presentation by Nelson Haas at 11:00. Pizza party to follow.

Openings at Jane Ullman's Daycare

Jane Ullman's Daycare
 Full-time openings available starting in August! 
If interested please message me or you can text me at 814-594-9254. Thank you!!!

100 Degrees in Emporium

Yesterday, June 29, Emporium reached 100 degrees. Some people reported a higher temp but thanks to Lisa Collins, we  have this photo.  It's  hot out there folks! 

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

FISH-FOR-FREE DAY - July 4 2021

 

FISH-FOR-FREE DAY - July 4 2021

 Sunday, July 4, 2021 (Independence Day) 
 Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED
 (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). 
All other fishing regulations still apply.

 Fish-for-Free Days are great ways for families to “catch” the fun of fishing!

Weekend in the Wilds Lineup in Cameron County

 

Weekend Activity Outline:
 Cameron County's only winery will be open - stop in and enjoy a variety of adult beverages at Rich Valley Wines. 400 East Allegheny Ave, Emporium, PA 15834.

Barbara Moscato Brown Library Book Sale Thursday & Friday 11-6 Saturday 10-2

Car Cruise Friday 7pm at Emporium Food Market with DJ Smokin Sounds, Pratt's East End Beverage and Crazy Eyes BBQ

3rd Annual Fireworks at the Caldwell Corp. parking lot
Where: Caldwell Corporation parking lot 116 W 2nd St. in Emporium. No parking in the parking lot. Please walk nearby
When: Friday, July 2nd around 9:30 pm for the smaller ones/9:45 or 10 pm for the bigger ones


Saturday Big Foot Hunt at daybreak
Saturday 9am vendors line East Fourth Street from Walnut to Broad Street.

St. Mark Annual Yard Sale 
July 3rd  9 - 1 pm  in St Mark Parking lot 
235 E. 4th Street, Emporium

Saturday 11am-3pm Old Skool performs in center of town

Saturday 7pm-9pm Cameron County High School pool hosts a night swim

Saturday 7pm CC high school gates open for fireworks
Saturday 9:45pm fireworks light the sky!

If you are in the Southern part of Cameron County, you can also enjoy nearby fireworks.
THE ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS on Wykoff Run at ELM ST. will be held on Saturday night (JULY 3RD. WEATHER PERMITTING). The rain date will be Sunday, July 4TH.
There is a second fireworks show scheduled for Sunday night at Wyckoff Run & Jerry Run Rd.

 Cameron County Echo and Endeavor News each have ads with information about the activities above except the Wyckoff Run & Jerry Run fireworks 

Don't forget Sinnemahoning State Park! One of the beautiful areas of our county.

This holiday weekend, the park staff at Sinnemahoning State Park are offering programs for all ages, including a Creek Critters stream program and Fish of Sinnemahoning bingo game on Saturday, July 3rd, and pontoon boat tours of the lake on both Sunday, July 4th, and Monday July 5th.

Saturday, July 3, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Creek Critters – Explore the habitat of a freshwater stream and learn about the animals that live there. Free family program. Nets and containers provided. All ages welcome. Parents will be asked to assist young children. Dress to get wet. Water shoes recommended. 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Saturday, July 3, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Fish of Sinnemahoning Bingo Game and Campground Movie – Discover interesting gacts about the fish that live in Sinnemahoning’s waters while enjoying a fun game with family and friends. Interactive campground talk followed by 30-minute Eyewitness video, “Pond and River”. All are welcome to attend, even those not camping in the park. Good for all ages. Cancelled if rain. Campground Amphitheater

Saturday, July 3, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fish Prints -
Hey kids! Create your very own print of one of Pennsylvania’s native fishes. Paints and rubber fish models provided. Bring along a t-shirt or other article, or use a piece of paper (provided) to print the image of your favorite fish. Free program. No pre-registration required. Wildlife Center Classroom.

Sunday, July 4, all day. Fish For Free Day – Take advantage of the fish-for-free day offered by the PA Fish and Boat Commission; go fishing at Sinnemahoning State Park! No fishing license is required to fish in Pennsylvania inland waters on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Free loaner gear available at the park office.

Sunday, July 4, AND Monday July 5. Pontoon Boat Tours – Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam reservoir. Program is free but donations requested. Three tours each day. 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM. Reservation recommended but not required. Meet at the boat launch area.

Sunday, July 4, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Campground Movie: An Original Duck-umentary – Ducks have life stories filled with personality and charm. Dive into the world of ducks through this PBS Nature video to meet buffleheads, pintails, shovelers, and more. Fun for all ages. Running time 60 minutes. Free program. No pre-registration required. Good for all ages. Open to everyone. Cancelled if rain. Campground Amphitheater

To register for a program or for more information, please visit online DCNR Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/calendar. For assistance with online registration information call the park office at 814-647-8401.

All weekend the Cameron County High School pool is open for swimming. Small fee per day per person. Free swimming is also available at Sizerville State Park in Cameron County.

You may also visit the CC Chamber of Commerce site for a list of events

Check back, I might be adding more activities!

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Masking Update

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library

 New library masking policy, effective immediately.

Monday, June 28, 2021

CC Fireworks July 2 & July 3

CC Fireworks July 2 & July 3 

In addition to the fireworks that will be held in Emporium at dusk on Saturday, July 3, Caldwell's will set off fireworks at their facility. 

The July 3 fireworks will take place at the CC High School. A night swim is also planned at the High School before the fireworks from 7 - 9 pm. $2.00 per person 
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3rd Annual Fireworks at the Caldwell Corp. parking lot 

Where: Caldwell Corporation parking lot 116 W 2nd St. in Emporium 

When: Friday, July 2nd around 9:30 pm for the smaller ones/9:45 or 10 pm for the bigger ones 

-As usual, I will be putting up some yellow tape around the area we are setting them off. I do not want anyone near us for fear of someone getting badly hurt. If you come watch, please do so from the grass by the Rails to Trails or along the parking lot fence away from where they are being set off. The further the better. -

Please no parking in the parking lot. Please park somewhere else and walk over with a chair or something so cars don't get damaged and the lights won't distract. -We keep adding to the firework stockpile this year and may potentially not use all of them. We may save some for next year.. I don't want to overstay our welcome and upset all the neighbors. We will see how things go and how quickly we go through them. 

This show wouldn't be nearly as spectacular without the VERY generous donations I received. I'm very thankful to the people who helped make this the best show it can be.

If you are in the Southern part of Cameron County, you can also enjoy nearby fireworks. 

 THE ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS on Wykoff Run at ELM ST. will be held on Saturday night (JULY 3RD. WEATHER PERMITTING). The rain date will be Sunday, July 4TH. 

 There is a second fireworks show scheduled for Sunday night at Wyckoff Run & Jerry Run Rd. 

 IF ATTENDING THE DISPLAY, PLEASE KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FOR YOUR SAFETY. REMEMBER THAT FIREWORKS ARE DANGEROUS AND EVERY NOW AND THEN, UNPREDICTABLE. THANKS!

Little Rd Barn Farm Air B&B

 

One of the beautiful, unique B& B's in Cameron County! 
Just shared on the  PA Great Outdoors site. 
 I will personally vouch for how nice this rental is. 

 Newly constructed with room for 6. Fully furnished, self-catering upstairs apartment with deck overlooking alpaca pastures. Guests enjoy a unique off-the-grid solar-powered farm stay experience.

 Email Robin @ Robin@LittleRedBarnFarm.com or call 814-486-2356 
Located at 7440 Route 120 Emporium, PA 15834

You can't miss the sign !


Holiday Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning

Holiday Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning

This holiday weekend, the park staff at Sinnemahoning State Park are offering interactive programs for all ages, including a Creek Critters stream program and Fish of Sinnemahoning bingo game on Saturday, July 3rd, and pontoon boat tours of the lake on both Sunday, July 4th, and Monday July 5th.

Saturday, July 3, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Creek Critters – Explore the habitat of a freshwater stream and learn about the animals that live there. Free family program. Nets and containers provided. All ages welcome. Parents will be asked to assist young children. Dress to get wet. Water shoes recommended. 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Saturday, July 3, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Fish of Sinnemahoning Bingo Game and Campground Movie – Discover interesting gacts about the fish that live in Sinnemahoning’s waters while enjoying a fun game with family and friends. Interactive campground talk followed by 30-minute Eyewitness video, “Pond and River”. All are welcome to attend, even those not camping in the park. Good for all ages. Cancelled if rain. Campground Amphitheater

Sunday, July 4, AND Monday July 5. Pontoon Boat Tours – Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam reservoir as we search the shorelines for herons, ducks, turtles, and other wildlife. Program is free but donations requested. Three tours each day. 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM. Reservation recommended but not required. Meet at the boat launch area.

To register for a program or for more information, please visit online DCNR Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/calendar. For assistance with online registration information call the park office at 814-647-8401.

Amazon bringing 600+ acre solar farm to McKean County

I don't know what to think of this. I wonder what the impact will be on our PA Wilds Environment?  Currently Cameron County has resisted public use ATV trails claiming they disrupt the peaceful  environment  we have, but the construction of these solar farms are sure to have some impact. 

photo property of the Bradford Era 

More than 600 acres in a wooded area of Sergeant Township will be the future home of an Amazon solar farm.
The giant Seattle-based e-commerce company plans a similar, but smaller, project in Potter County, according to a press release issued Wednesday. A map available on the company’s website appears to indicate the solar farm would be in the area of Hebron Township.

In McKean County, planning director Jeremy Morey explained, “This solar farm will be along the Clermont-Wilcox Road in Sergeant Township. The size will be 618 acres of solar panels and construction was to begin later this year, I believe.”

All of the solar panels will not be located in a giant clump on the property, but spread out in smaller parcels.

Morey said the farm will be located “around 11 miles as the crow flies from the airport,” but it is not expected to cause issues for airplanes with glare or reflection. “We were told by the company that typically solar panels do not produce glare, since they want to capture that solar energy and not deflect it.”

These two solar farms are part of a total of 14 renewable energy projects Amazon is undertaking in the U.S., Canada, Finland and Spain “to advance its ambitious goal to power 100% of company activities with renewable energy by 2025 — five years ahead of the original target of 2030,” a press release from the company read.

A spokesperson for Amazon told The Era Thursday how much energy is expected to be produced at the local farms.

“The Potter County project is 30 (megawatts), which when enabled will produce 57,205 (megawatt hour) of energy, and it’s scheduled to come online in 2023,” said Lauren Lynch, head of global sustainability and infrastructure PR for Amazon Web Services. “The McKean County project is 90 MW, which when enabled will produce 175,575 MWh of energy, and it’s scheduled to open in 2023 also.”

One MWh is about the equivalent to the amount of electricity used by 330 homes in one hour.

“The new projects bring Amazon’s total renewable energy investments to date to 10 gigawatts (GW) of electricity production capacity — enough to power 2.5 million U.S. homes,” the press release stated. “Amazon is now the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the U.S. and the world.”

The release explained why Amazon was undertaking the projects.

“The latest utility-scale solar and wind projects will supply renewable energy for Amazon’s corporate offices, fulfillment centers, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers that support millions of customers globally,” the release read. “These projects will also help Amazon meet its commitment to produce enough renewable energy to cover the electricity used by all Echo devices in use. These new projects support hundreds of jobs while providing hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in local communities.”

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was quoted, too, speaking about the importance of renewable energy.

“We’re driving hard to fulfill The Climate Pledge—our commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Our investments in wind and solar energy in the U.S. and around the world send a signal that investing in green technologies is the right thing to do for the planet and citizens — as well as for the long-term success of businesses of all sizes across all industries everywhere,” Bezos said.

Amazon will now have a total of 232 renewable energy projects globally, including 85 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 147 solar rooftops on facilities and stores worldwide.

As for Sergeant Township, the 2000 Census reported 176 residents with a population density of 2.2 people per square mile.

Nearby Olean, N.Y., has several solar farms, including a 17-acre former brownfield site between Interstate 86 and Homer Street called Homeridae. Olean Mayor Bill Aiello said in 2019 that the 11,800 solar panels generated enough electricity to supply 652 typical New York homes with power for a year.
Article  property of and  shared from the Bradford Era 

Rainbow Family Gathering to Occur

I remember the Rainbow People visiting our area in the past, but I never met anyone. Sharing as a local update.  

Rainbow Family Gathering to Occur 
Allegheny National Forest Chosen for Regional Gathering
 
Warren, PA, June 25, 2021 – The Rainbow Family of Living Light has chosen the Allegheny National Forest for a regional gathering. The gathering is taking place in the vicinity of Forest Road 339 on the Marienville Ranger District. The event will coincide with the Fourth of July holiday, and participants have already begun arriving. The forest will experience the highest concentration of participants during the first week of July. The Rainbow Family is a loose-knit group of people from throughout the USA and other countries. Each summer they hold a national gathering to pursue social and spiritual activities and pray for world peace. Since 1972, the event has taken place on a different national forest each year.

 The Rainbow Family chose Carson National Forest in New Mexico as their 2021 national gathering location. National Crowds range from 2,000 to 10,000 visitors. This year there are also simultaneous regional gatherings occurring nationwide. Attendance could reach 1,000 or more participants at the gathering on the Allegheny National Forest. “We understand there may be impacts to our local communities and our forest visitors,” said Rob Fallon, Marienville District Ranger. “We will work with our partners to minimize the effects on our neighbors and the environment. All visitors to the national forest are expected to obey federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and we take the equitable enforcement of these laws seriously.”
 
A resource design criteria for the event will address concerns about health and safety, watershed protection, natural resource protection, and rehabilitation of the event site before the group leaves. The Forest Service activated an incident management team with experience managing these types of events. The team is working in unified command with local authorities to lessen environmental impacts to the site by providing information and enforcing laws.
 
An event of this size can have significant impacts on traffic, communities, local resources, residents, and visitors. Local businesses can expect to see Rainbow Family participants visiting stores and buying food and supplies along routes to the gathering site. Roads on the Allegheny National Forest in Elk County are expected to become congested during the event. Please travel with caution, obey traffic laws, and consider recreating in less visited areas of the forest. For additional information about the Rainbow Family gathering on Allegheny National Forest please call the incident information line 814-313-4525.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hauss's One Stop "Antique's & More"

 If you haven't had a chance to stop into this interesting store in Emporium, I would like to suggest it to you.  Back in the day it was known as Coppersmiths' Furniture Store, but it now houses' a large assortment of 'treasurer's, furniture, & too many items to list. Don't be afraid to barter with owner Randy Hausss. Great deals are made! 

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Hauss's One Stop "Antique's & More" 
100 East 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834 
814-486-1610 
 Open daily 10am - 5 pm Closed Sunday


Soul Solution - Tonight at the Driftwood Saloon

 


Soul Solution - tonight at the Driftwood Saloon


 They'll be kickin the summer off right with your favorite funk, soul and R&B tunes from the 60's and 70's and much more.

CC Historical Society · 100 Sites for 100 Years Bus Tour Reminder

 

Cameron County Historical Society · 100 Sites for 100 Years Bus Tour Reminder!

We know your all super busy and there's a chance you may have forgotten for those who have signed up for the Cameron County Historical Society's Bus Tour. 

Just in case it did slip your mind it's this Saturday July 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM at the old Sylvania Parking Lot (now Caldwell Corp). 

Please be prompt in your arrival as the bus will be leaving sharply at 10:30 AM 
We've got a great deal of sites to visit!

24th Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale

 

If you like yard sales, don't forget to mark your calendar for this one! 

 24th Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale Event by Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation
 
The QIDC will be holding the 24th Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale this year on July 16 and 17, 2021. This event runs from Shawville to Medix Run and From Weedville to Sinnemahoning. 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.
 
Please visit this link where you can find the map, directions, interactive map, and the directory. This page should be able to answer all of your questions regarding the QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale for 2021


Super Saturday 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Sign Ups

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 or visit the CC Rec Page at 

https://www.facebook.com/CamCoRecreation

Cameron County Recreation Center 
 Super Saturday is August 28th! 

The Rec Center will be organizing a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. 

Gather a team and come out to play and celebrate Cameron County! You may request a sign up sheet online OR stop into the Rec Center to pick one up. Be sure to return the completed form by July 23rd.

 Winning teams will receive a prize signed by Nate Sestina!

 camcorecreation@gmail.com 
300 S Chestnut St
Emporium, PA 15834

Master Watershed Stewards of the PA Wilds - Fall 2021 Open House

Master Watershed Stewards of the PA Wilds - Fall 2021 Open House 

 Do you have a deep love for the PA Wilds? Do you want to help safeguard the outdoors for future generations? Now is your chance to learn about and get involved in protecting waterways, wildlife, woods and more through the Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program. Join us for one of the Fall 2021 Open Houses and find out what we do, who we're looking for, how the course is structured, and what YOU can do for the watersheds of the PA Wilds. 

Open houses are scheduled for July 20th and July 27th, 2021.

See this link for more details 

Lisa Elaine Tate

 

Lisa Elaine Tate, 51 of Apex, tragically passed away on June 22, 2021.

Lisa was born in Pennsylvania on May 25, 1970 to her mother, Naomi Dill. She grew up there in the township of Sterling Run, where she delighted in the mountain backdrops and playing in the creek by her family home. That's where her love of the outdoors began, and as Lisa would say "I love being out in nature, but I can't seem to make it grow!" Which wasn't entirely true; she proved to be a pretty good gardener in the long run, and she always had a few other projects going besides. Her career in information technology brought her to North Carolina, and when she wasn't hard at work on that, you might find her cooking a fabulous meal for the family just the way her mom taught her to, or taking amazing nature photos, or sewing a dress for her daughter, or working on her next do-it-yourself home-improvement project, or finding a way to help out a friend or family member in need, or planning another trip to be out in nature somewhere she'd never been before. She was never one to sit still for long; she was full of life and energy and love, with a megawatt smile that could light up your heart.

She will be severely missed and always remembered by her husband, Brian Tate; mother, Naomi Dill; son, Justin Mullen; daughter, Abigail Mullen; stepson, Joshua Tate; stepdaughter Emily Tate; siblings, Donna Hepfer, Debbie Jack, Rita Dorton, and Richard Dill; and many extended family members.

Family will receive friends and guests for a celebration of her life at Apex Funeral Home on Monday, June 28, 2021. A visitation will begin at 1:00 pm, then memorial service at 2:00 pm, and burial at Raleigh Memorial Park following after. 
Please use the join livestream link below to view the memorial service from home if you are not able to attend.
Condolences can be shared at apexfuneral.net

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

CASEWORKER 1 VACANCY
Cameron County Children and Youth Services has an opening for a full-time County Caseworker position. Caseworkers provide a range of case management services to children and families to ensure the safety and well-being of children.
Salary: $32,000 (with a $2,000 increase upon completion of training and promotion to Caseworker 2)
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 www.employment.pa.gov.
Clearances and a valid driver’s license will be required.
If interested, please contact Children and Youth Services at (814) 486-9351 or email camcys@cameroncountypa.com for more information.

DEPUTY SHERIFF VACANCY
The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office is/are looking for qualified applicants for Deputy Sheriffs.
*Applicants should be 18 years of age, or older.
*Possess a valid Driver’s License.
*Pass a background check.
*Be physically able to complete a 19 week training course.
Interested person(s) may apply at or contact the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office.
20 East 5th Street Emporium PA 15834 Phone: 814-486-3338

Friday, June 25, 2021

Flowers @ Emporium Food Mart



The new owner at Emporium Food Mart has add some beautiful pots of flowers out front of the store.
They look great! It's wonderful to see business owners adding to their buildings! 



 

Cameron County SPCA Thanks Community

 


Cameron County SPCA 

Hello everyone! This Saturday June 26 we will be giving out dog and cat supplies ( food, litter, etc) to help out our community. 
 Anyone in need is welcome to show up. Time: 2pm - 4pm 

 South mountain Road 
Emporium Pennsylvania 15834

Cameron County Car Cruise Revving Up

 

Cameron County Car Cruise Revving Up

Cameron County Car Cruise sponsor Reids Auto Sales and Service announcing more details about the car cruise planned for Friday July 2.

 Emporium Food Market is hosting the event starting at 7pm. Car enthusiasts are invited to enjoy food and music starting at 7pm. There is no fee to enter the cruise. Approximately 8:30pm the vehicles will cruise to Emporium Secondaries where they will turn around and head back to Emporium Food Market or the parking lot at Keystone Automatic Technologies. 

 Several local firework enthusiasts are planning to set off a display at the parking lot of Caldwell Corporation which is adjacent to Keystone Automatic Technologies .-30-

Thursday, June 24, 2021

CCHS Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach Opening

 

Cameron County School District 
 Junior High Boys Basketball Coach

 CCSD is currently seeking candidates for the positions listed above. Qualified candidates, please submit an application, cover letter, resume, Act 151 Child Abuse History, Act 34 PA Criminal Background, Act 114 FBI Clearance, and three letters of recommendation to the Office of the Superintendent. Act 168 and pre-employment drug screening requirements apply. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 29, 2021. EOE.

 Applications can be accessed on camcosd.org, applications submitted vis Facebook will NOT be considered.

CCHS School Board Vacancy

 

Cameron County School District 
 School Board Vacancy 

The Cameron County School District is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill a vacant At Large seat on the Board of School Directors. An At Large seat encompasses the entire school district. Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest to Carl Mitchell, Board Secretary, Cameron County School District, 601 Woodland Avenue, Emporium, PA 15834. The deadline to receive letters of interest is Monday, July 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM.

 Carl E. Mitchell Board Secretary

Nick Guisto Memorial Golf Tournament

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FRIENDS OF BALD EAGLE VALLEY TRAIL PLAN 5K WALK/RUN

 

FRIENDS OF BALD EAGLE VALLEY TRAIL PLAN 5K WALK/RUN

Lock Haven – John Gradel, Vice President, Friends of Bald Eagle Valley Trail, announced the public is invited to a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, July 24 th, starting 9:00 am at the Castanea Train Complex, 15 Logan Avenue, Lock Haven, PA. The event is planned to celebrate Castanea Township Community Day festivities at the Castanea Train Station Historical Complex, Fire Hall and Lock Haven Moose Lodge 100. On-site registration begins at 8:30 am. Participants who register by July 5 th receive a free t-shirt featuring the Bald Eagle Valley Trail logo. To pre-register visit RunSignUp.com, click on Races, and search Bald Eagle Valley Trail.

Gradel noted, “The Bald Eagle Valley Trail is a true gem in our county and we want walkers and runners whether local or out of town to enjoy this prime recreational opportunity. Plus, this organized walk/run is being held in conjunction with the adjacent fire company and Castanea Township.” The trail starts at the Castanea Train Station Historical Complex and ends at the Wayne Township Park, McElhattan. The extension of the trail to the Linnippi Indian Monument in McElhattan and Tiadaghton Elm Access are under construction.

Gradel added, “We want the public to enjoy the outdoors as well as support our event and the trail. The public may choose whether to walk or run in the race. We will have athletic training students from Lock Haven University on hand to assist with basic first aid, if needed. However, the trail is flat and paved.”

Friends of Bald Eagle Valley Trail is a volunteer organization that assists with maintaining and beautifying the trail. Any interested members can email bevtfriends@gmail.com to learn more.

Rich Valley Wines Summer Hours

Rich Valley Wines 
 Introducing Rich Valley Wines Summer Hours

 We hope that our extended hours make it more convenient for you to stop by our Tasting Room located at 400 East Allegheny Ave in Emporium, PA See what we have to offer as you spend time in the PA Wilds 
🏞️ 🥃Summer Cocktail Menu 
🍻PA Craft Beers 
🍷House Made Wines

400 East Allegheny Ave.
Emporium, PA 15834

Head Start Registration

 


Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start Emporium 
Head Start runs Monday-Thursday from 8:45-2:15 inside Woodland Elementary, and it is open to children ages 3-5 who are income-eligible. 
Have your child join Miss Lisa and Miss Amanda in the classroom this fall! 
 (814) 486-1161

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Weekend in the Wilds July 2 and 3

Weekend in the Wilds July 2 and 3

Weekend in the Wilds organizers unveiled a new logo for the event. The paw print created by Art N Ink will be featured on t-shirts sold during the event starting Friday July 2. This year the annual event brings back a car cruise sponsored by Reid’s Auto Sales & Service. The parking lots at Emporium Food Market and Emporium Ace Hardware will feature vehicles, food by Crazy Eyes BBQ, and DJ Smokin Sounds providing the music. According to organizers this is the first public car cruise and show since the Robert Lininger family organized the events more than 10 years ago.

Saturday the day begins at dawn with the Mountaineer Search & Rescue Big Foot Hunt. Licenses for the event can be purchased until 9pm Friday July 2. The $5.00 fee benefits the local organization. More than 50 vendors including artists, non-profits, and businesses open at 9am. They will be set up along East Fourth Street from Broad to Walnut Streets. Because of the increased pedestrian traffic in the vendor area, no parking will be permitted starting at 6am Saturday. North and South Chestnut and Cherry Streets will also be closed Saturday morning. Old Skool will perform at the stage from 11am-3pm. The popular Firequacker Duck Derby will be held at 1pm on Broad Street and at 2:30 pm the Big Foot Awards will be announced. 

Starting at 7pm the gates at the Cameron County High School Football Stadium will open for the fireworks and night swim at the pool complex. Visitors can sit in the bleachers or parking lot to have the best view of the fireworks which will blast off around 9:45pm.-30-logo included in email

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

2021-2022 Cameron County Human Services Plan Public Meeting

 

2021-2022 Cameron County Human Services Plan Public Meeting 

 A public hearing regarding the 2021-2022 Cameron County Human Services Plan will be held on July 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the conference room of the Cameron County Courthouse, 20 East 5th St., Emporium PA during the regularly scheduled Commissioner Meeting. 
The meeting may also be attended by telephone at 814-486-2120, passcode 121860. 
Please be prompt and announce yourself when connected.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Pic of the Day


I saw this big guy in Sterling Run, Cameron County 

 

Mattie Pauline Galford Holsinger

Mattie Pauline Galford Holsinger, 95, of Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA formerly of Emporium, PA died at Pinecrest Manor on Monday morning (June 21, 2021).

She was born January 24, 1926 in Marlinton, West Virginia a daughter of the late Reed and Mary Hamrick Gay. Mrs. Holsinger married her first husband, Dennie Galford, on April 2, 1942. He died January 26, 1976. On January 20, 1978 she married Robert Holsinger who died Nov. 25, 1987.

Mattie worked at Sylvania for 27 years and then at Olivett's Market for 27 years. Mattie was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by a son, Frank R. Galford, Emporium; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands Mattie was preceded in death by two sons, Douglas Lynn & Stephen Galford; sister, Letta Baker and brother, Sam Gay.

There will be No Visitation. Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Barnett Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tug of War Interest?

 

Smoker Logging is looking to have a tug of war at the fairgrounds during fair week.
Trucks, cars, Jeep’s, side by sides.
 It will have cash payout to each class that wins. It would be August 3rd or the 5th. 
Comment on my FB page if interested or stop by Sunny Side Boutique to leave your information. 
 Looking to see how much interest before continuing with setting it up.
Thanks, Austin Smoker 

Prospect Park Playground Donations Needed

Prospect Park Playground  

Donations needed!
 Old crayons
 Board games
 Balls- football, tennis balls, basketballs, kick balls
 Bats, not the flying kind, baseball bats Baseball Gloves 
Craft supplies Coloring books Markers, colored pencils, crayons 
 Dolls and doll clothes 
Drinks and snacks.
 Water is available by water fountain inside building. 
 We do have a refrigerator to keep items like freeze pops. 
 Volunteer manpower or woman power is always needed! 
 If you have some time you can give, please let us know.
 
If you have something you think kids will like, let us know by texting or calling Fred Burkhouse at
 814-594-2771 or Robert "Bunny" McLean at 814-486-1695. 
You may also use  these numbers for donations

 Join in the Facebook group for updates on the playground and activates held there.

Selfie Scavenger Hunt in Cameron County

 

PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau 
Enjoy the fun of a Selfie Scavenger Hunt in Cameron County. Just take a selfie at these 10 locations and enter them in our Summer Selfie Scavenger Hunt Photo Contest at https://visitpago.com/summer-selfie-scavenger-hunt
 
You could win a $250 Lodging Voucher. Cameron County Selfie Scavenger Hunt
 
1. Bucktail Overlook: Also called “Top of the World” and the Mason Hill Overlook offers commanding 360-degree panoramic views of Sinnemahoning watershed and dark skies that are perfect for star gazing. 
2. Bucktail Monument: A memorial to the Bucktail Regiment, known for their marksmanship, who answered President Lincoln’s call for volunteers during the Civil War.
 3. George B. Stevenson Dam: 145 acres popular for kayaking, canoeing, boating, and fishing, with an ADA-accessible fishing pier.
 4. Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park: Educational state-of-the-art interpretive exhibits, opportunities to view eagles, elk, and other wildlife. 
 5. Little Museum: One of PA’s Top 10 seasonal museums. More than 15,000 items including tools and photos from lumbering and dynamite industries, personal effects from Tom Mix and General Joseph McNarney. 
6. Cameron County Canvas: Beautiful murals throughout Emporium that depict county residents and military personnel.
 7. West Creek Trail: 19-mile rail-trail from Emporium to St. Marys for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
 8. Sizerville State Park: 386 acres surrounded by nearly a half-million acres of state forests with hiking, horseback riding, and snowmobile trails.
 9. Wykoff Run Natural Area: 1,215-acre natural area in the Elk State Forest with 4.8-mile hiking loop, Quehanna cross-country ski trail, and two stunning waterfalls along Wykoff Run Road. 
10. Cameron County Courthouse: Built July 4, 1890. Original courtroom still has seats used by the Bucktails, alongside the rare “unblindfolded” Lady Justice who sees all. 

#pagreatgoutdoors #visitpago #scavengerhunt #selfie #selfietime

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Joan Beaton Scott

 Joan Scott; beloved wife of Peter Scott; devoted mother of Bethany (Michael) LeMoyne; Jillian (Sean) Tylenda, and Peter (Karen) Scott; loving grandmother of Tommy, Dylan, Gavin, Camden, Peter, and Nicholas. Also survived by brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Joan is from Emporium, the Class of 1964.

  Visitation will be at the Buszka Funeral Home Inc. 
 2085 Union Rd West Seneca, NY 14224 
June 22 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Mass of Christian Burial
 June 23. 10:00 AM (EST) 
S. Columba-Brigid Church 
 4718 North Division St.
 Buffalo, NY 

There will be a short service at St. Mark's cemetery in Emporium on Friday, June 25th at 1 pm. for those that would like to attend. 

 Memorials in Joan's name may be made to Jacquie Hirsch for A.L.L. Foundation a@ Jacquieforall.org

Friday, June 18, 2021

Robert E. "Speedy" Lininger

 

Robert E. "Speedy" Lininger, Sr., 73, of 30 Jupiter Road, Emporium, PA went to God at Geisinger Medical Center on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

He was born January 6, 1948 in Renovo, PA, a son of the late Harold G. Lininger and Dessie Scrimshaw Lininger. On July 22, 1972 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey, PA, he married Carol Greenawalt, who survives. Carol and Speedy were happily married for 49 years and were approaching their Golden Anniversary.

Speedy graduated from Cameron County High School. He retired from the railroad as a welder in 1999, which had been his career for many years. He also consulted for the law firm Keller & Goggin out of Philadelphia for several years. He was a member of the Cameron County School Board on which he served several terms. He was an avid car enthusiast (thus “Speedy”). He most enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by a son, Robert “Rob” Lininger, Williamsport, daughter Loretta Lininger, Coudersport; and a son Paul (Amy) Lininger, Emporium; and five grandchildren: Ian, Brooke, Sierra, Jaston and Caroline.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as two brothers Richard and Harold Lininger (infancy).

There will be No Visitation. A Celebration-of-Life Gathering and “cruise-in” will be held at the Woodland Elementary School parking lot - Woodland Ave., Emporium, PA on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 11:00AM-1:00 PM, with a memorial service at noon. Anyone owning a show automobile is encouraged to bring it, but it’s not necessary.

Burial will be at Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Pic of the Day ~ Bears



These bears were seen near the Cameron County / McKean County line 
Photo credit to Desiree 



 

Patriotic Jewelry Craft Kits

 

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library


Starting tomorrow (Friday, June 18), the library will have these two adorable earring craft kits available for pick up! There is a very limited number of these available, so get yours early. Kits will be made available until we run out. Not recommended for children under 13. Please limit one kit per person.

Storm Cheerleading Signups Open

 

Storm Cheerleading Signups 

Deadline to sign up is July 9th,2021!


Sign up form here 
Follow their FB page for updates

Emporium Senior Center Opens in July

 

Emporium Senior Center To Re Open 

The Emporium Senior Center will be opening for dining in beginning on Monday, July 12th from 12-12:45pm Monday-Friday. 

This is the first step towards a fully open and operational center. It is the hope that if issues arise, they can be quickly remedied, so that activities can be accommodated soon after. Per State Recommendations, masks will still be required in the center while in motion and moderate distancing should be kept. Take outs will still be available until further notice. There will be a short informational meeting on Monday, June 28th at 11:30am with the purpose of going over details. This will also be a time that people can ask clarifying questions and they will be answered to the best of our ability. Those who order a lunch for that day will be able to pick up their lunch directly following the meeting. 

 If you are willing to give 1 hour per week to volunteer, give the center a call with availability or questions. 814-486-3707
Together Everyone Achieves More.

Father's Day Weekend Programs @ Sinnemahoning State Park

 

Hello Sinnemahoning Friends! With the official start of summer comes summer park programming. Check out the list of programs offered over the next two weekends!

Father's Day Weekend programs at the park include Skull Identification, Skull Craft, Bear Movie, and Pontoon Tours. For a complete listing of programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please visit the online DCNR Calendar of Events at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park. Facemasks are required for unvaccinated participants, but are optional for those who are vaccinated.

Saturday, June 19 10:00am to 11:00am - Skulls: It's Inside That Counts Learn how to identify animal skulls by looking at the teeth, eyes, and other features. Interactive indoor presentation with lots of hands-on practice with real animal skulls. For all ages. No pre-registration necessary. Meet in Wildlife Center classroom.

11:00am to 11:30am - Skull Activity and Craft

Get more hands-on practice with skull ID while creating movable skull models and works of art from skull stencils. Art materials provided. Good for all ages. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Wildlife Center classroom.

8:30pm to 9:30pm - Campground Movie: Season of the Bear

This well-written video follows bears throughout the year, as they eat, sleep, play, and interact with their environment. Includes segment on understanding bear behavior and signs of aggression. 1-hour nature documentary by Kate Marshall Graphics. Everyone is welcome to attend - even folks not staying in the campground. No pre-registration necessary. Meet at Campground Amphitheater.

Sunday, June 20 9:00am-10:00am, 10:30am-11:30am, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Dam Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size limited. PRE-REGISTRATION is recommended. There is no fee for regular Sunday interpretive pontoon boat tours, but DONATIONS ARE REQUESTED.

Ladies, registration is still open for Women in the Wilds classes
 Choose your own adventure – pick just one class or sign up for a full weekend of outdoor recreation and environmental education. This program is being offered for FREE for this year only. Register for classes online at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park. Facemasks are required for unvaccinated participants, but are optional for those who are vaccinated.

Friday, June 25, classes include:
6:30pm-8:30pm: Campfire Social and WITW Program Overview
9:00pm-10:00pm: Full Moon Yoga

Saturday, June 26, classes include:
8:00am-9:30am Cast Iron Cooking
8:00am-9:30am Explore Archery
8:00am-9:30am Outdoor Yoga
8:00am-9:30am Morning Bird Walk
10:00am-11:30am Cast Iron Cooking
10:00am-11:30am Explore Archery
10:00am-11:30am Kayaking Tour of the Lake
10:00am-11:30am Leather Craft
12:00pm-2:30pm Make-Your-Own Seed Bombs
12:30pm-2:30pm Survival Skills
1:00pm-2:30pm Bluebirds and Nest Boxes
1:00pm-2:30pm Kayaking Basics
3:00pm-4:30pm Bluebirds and Nest Boxes
3:00pm-4:30pm Back Country First Aid
4:00pm-5:00pm Freshwater Snorkeling

Sunday, June 27, classes include:
8:00am-9:30am Intro to Fly Fishing
8:00am-9:30am Leather Craft
8:00am-9:30am Outdoor Yoga
8:00am-9:30am Edible Wild Plants
10:00am-11:30am Make-Your-Own Seed Bombs
10:00am-11:30am Back Country First Aid
10:00am-11:30am Intro to Fly Fishing
10:00am-11:30am Kayaking Tour of the Lake
10:00am-11:30am Edible Wild Plants
11:00am-12:00pm Pontoon Tour – Local History
12:30pm-1:30pm Pontoon Tour – Local History

For more information about programs at Sinnemahoning State Park, please call the park office at 814-647-8401.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Activities at the Prospect Park Playground

 

Prospect Park Playground 
348 Arch Drive, Emporium, PA 15834 

The following is the calendar events for June 2021. Please check back for any additional events.
 
Tuesday, June 22 - at 11:00 arts and crafts presented by Emily Logue
Thursday, June 24 - at.11:00 am a presentation by Jenn Dixon from the Conservation District pizza party at noon
Monday, June 28 - at 10:00 am Don Bickford from the CCOYA will be the presenter pizza party at noon
 
Next week Miss Logue will be at the Playground Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Monday and Wednesday the kids will be giving our picnic tables a multi color paint job, and Tuesday will be our regular Arts & Craft Day.
 Hope to see you there !
 
We are looking for old broken crayons. They will be used in our crayon maker. The machine heats the old broken crayons and melts them in a mold. Children can make multi colored crayon molds and use them to color with. You can drop any you have off at the playground between 10 am to 2 pm with the supervisor. Or contact Bunny McLean or Fred Burkhouse
Follow this FB page for updates on all the events at this playground! 

Celebration of Life for Denise Osti

 

Denise L. Osti, 57, of Emporium, PA, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 in UPMC Hamot, Erie.

Born March 5, 1964, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Anne Korbel. Denise attended Cameron County High School, Class of 1982. She cherished spending time with her daughters and grandsons. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Denise would agree that she was one of a kind and her compassion for others had no bounds. She loved all animals, but most of all her dogs, Huck and Willow.

Left to cherish her memory are: two daughters, Jennifer Osti (Matt Nichols) of Austin and Michele Osti (Martin Lyon) of Emporium; four grandchildren, Tymber Nichols, Gavyn Catalone, Maddox, and Jaxson Osti; and a sister, Nikki (Ed) Dynda of Emporium. Denise was predeceased by her mother, Anne Korbel; her maternal grandmother, Genevieve "Chickie" Neefe; and her beloved dog, Keisha.

A Celebration of Denise’s life will be held on a later date. Memorials may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Road, Emporium, PA 15834.

Arrangements are under direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Condolences may be sent to: Jennifer Osti, 230 Summit Street, Austin, PA 16720.

Scotty Wennerstrom Moto School

Scotty Wennerstrom Moto School 
Pennsylvania Riders! School coming to you July 24th!
 Come join me for a day of riding, learning, improving and some sweet discounts from my sponsors 👏🏼 Dm or Text message me to reserve your spot! 
 20 riders max $150 per rider 
 Deposit required