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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology

I think it is so amazing we have this in our area!!  

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology 
(814) 265-1111 

BrockwayCAT offers no cost job training. Sept. 7th start date.

 Limited seats available. Pharm Tech or Clinical Medical Assistant . 
Train for a professional career!

 Call 814-265-1111 A few no cost seats remain. 
 Be productive this fall and better yourself with a $17,000. education all at no cost to you. 

 The Brockway Center for Arts and Technology is a Youth Arts and Adult Job Training center located in Brockway, Pennsylvania. The first rural replication of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation in Pittsburgh, we strive to transform lives, one at a time

APPRISE St Health Ins. @ the Driftwood Sr Center


Driftwood Senior Center         
 Apprise with Kellie Rusciolelli is available by appointment. 

 Kellie is scheduled to be at the center for open enrollment questions on Monday, October 18th. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Kellie for that date, you may call now and schedule before the day gets filled up. 

Driftwood Senior Center 
 7806 Bridge Street Driftwood, PA 15832 

Mason's Farm Fall Festival


Mason's Farm Fall Festival 

Please join us for a day of wonderful family fun at our 3rd annual Fall Festival. 
We will be having hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin painting, games, some local vendors, treats and more.

 Mason's Farm Farm 
106 Mason Run Rd Driftwood, PA 15832 

 Masons Farm is a family owned and operated farm. 
 We sell hay, shelled corn, beef cattle, manure, and pumpkins.

Pumpkins for Sale @ Mason's Farm


Mason's Farm
 Hey, all you fall lovers, our pumpkin season has officially began 🙂 
We have pumpkins ranging from $2 -$7.
 It's an "on your honor" system. Box is located at pumpkins. Selection will be added to when they are ready. Also cornstalks will be ready soon! 

 Mason's Farm Farm
106 Mason Run Rd
Driftwood, PA 15832
 Masons Farm is a family owned and operated farm.
 We sell hay, shelled corn, beef cattle, manure, and pumpkins. 

Wykoff Run Work Complete; Detour Lifted


An update has been published to District 2 News on the PennDOT website. 
Please see below for details. PennDOT - District 2 News

Wykoff Run Work Complete; Detour Lifted

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area drivers that road work on Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001) in Cameron County has been completed. The end of this work means that the daylight detour that’s been in place since mid-August has been lifted.

Wet weather had slowed work progress, extending the closure and detour more than a week. With work now finished, PennDOT has removed the 40-mile detour that used Quehanna Highway, Route 555, and Route 120.

Since August 16, crews have been placing a double seal coat along the entire 10-mile stretch of Wykoff Run Road. The sealcoat will provide a protective coating to the asphalt pavement—extending its life and improving ride quality for drivers. Closing the road during this work enhanced safety for maintenance workers and should yield better results.

PennDOT thanks area drivers for their patience during this closure and reminds drivers to use caution in work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up. Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at 
For regional updates on Twitter, follow 
MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Fannin 814-765-0423, Timothy Nebgen, 814-765-0598

CC Ambulance Bingo

CC Ambulance Bingo Oct. 24 @ the Emporium Fire Hall 

 Tickets on sale now. $25.00 presale. 30.00 at door. 
 Sorry for the increase. Cards and food costs went way up. 
 Non refundable (sorry). 
But can be used at next bingo if the hall is restricted.

Contact Carol Caldwell or stop at the ambulance building, 299 E. 2nd Str. Emporium.

Biker Photo Shoot by David Woodring


Biker Photo Shoot 
 Photos by David Woodring at 37 Wyatt Lane, Sinnemahoning, PA 15861

Reserve your spot for Sat, 9/18 here:

Reserve your spot for Sun, 9/19 here:

Rib Cookout @ Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Rib Cookout @ Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Meat Raffles @ Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club

 Meat Raffles Saturday night 9/4 @ 5pm 
Hope to see you! 

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

September School Board Meetings


The next regular meeting of the Board of School Directors will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM. This public meeting will be held in the High School Library. All CDC and State COVID-19 mitigation directives must be followed. The Tentative Agenda will be posted below.

The September Workshop Meeting will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021 and will be a Special Voting Meeting for general purposes. Please see the agenda at the below link 

Holiday Hosting to Perfection Event

Holiday Hosting to Perfection 

Ever wonder how they get those Christmas trees so beautifully decorated? 
Cherie Miller from CDH Designs, Shelia Reed from Flowers N Things and Sarah Nolan from Sarah Janes Art Studio/Gathering Place will show you and invite you to take a step back to the 1950's and explore recipes for cocktails and appetizers. 
Of course there will be sampling!
Save the date ! 


CCHS school Pool 

 Pizza at the Pool Thursday, September 2nd 3:30 -6:30 
$5.00 for pizza, drink, and snack. benefits Junior Prom

Emporium Senior Center Basket Raffle


Emporium Senior Center

There is still time to buy chances to win this beautiful Fall Basket with so many nice goodies! 2 chances for $3 or 3 chances for $5 All proceeds benefit the Emporium Senior Center. 
Ticket will be drawn at lunchtime next Tuesday (9/7.) 
To purchase tickets, stop down between 8am-1:30pm.

Sharon F. McCoole


Sharon F. McCoole, 65, of 324 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Sunday, August 29, 2021 evening. She was born May 24, 1956 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late Kenneth and Evelyn Jordan McCoole.

Sharon enjoyed reading and spoiling her cat “Blackie”. She loved spending time with her family.

Sharon is survived by a daughter, Tessa McCoole, St. Marys; Three sisters, Rexa Housler, Emporium; Sally (Steve) Purdy, Austin; Becky Andrus, Emporium; one brother, Mike McCoole, Emporium.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joseph McCoole and a sister, Kathie McCoole.

At her request there will be no service or visitation.

Online Condolences may be placed at

Richard E. Lancaster


Richard E. Lancaster, 75, Emporium, PA passed away at home with his family on Monday morning (August 30, 2021). He was born in Syracuse, New York a son of the late Edward and Marian Wood Lancaster.

He was a 1968 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Forestry. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army, serving in Vietnam during 1969. He retired from the Commonwealth of PA Bureau of Forestry where he was an Assistant District Forester on the Elk State Forest for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lynn Lancaster, his daughter Jennifer and her husband Robert Grossi of MaCungie, PA, and his son Marc Lancaster, of Pittsburgh, PA. He is also survived by his grandsons Matthew and Benjamin Grossi. He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no service or visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration ( or to the Cameron County Food Pantry, P.O. BOX 389, Attn David Malizia, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT

FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Shippen Township Labor Day Hours


Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day. 

Monday’s pick-up will be on Tuesday. 
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!

Pic of the Day

some black & white snapshots from a walk around town 


Aroma Cafe Closed Today


Aroma Cafe 

 We will be closed today. Monday, August 30th. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 
I have been dealing with some health issues and need to have a minor surgery this morning. 
We will reopen tomorrow. 
Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

PA State Rep. Martin Causer Visits Cameron County


I had the opportunity to join members of the Cameron and Potter County Conservation Districts for a tour of several of their projects. We visited an acid mine drainage treatment project at Sterling Run and a streambank stabilization project along the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek in Cameron County. In Potter County we visited several locations along South Woods Road in Sylvania and Homer Townships where streambank and roadway improvements were made with funding from the state’s dirt and gravel roads program. Thank you to our county conservation districts for all your hard work!

Maddox Baughman is Week 1 Player of the Week


WARREN, Pa. – Cameron County’s Maddox Baughman is the Week One 2021 District 9 Jim Kelly Football Player of the Week powered by the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg. 
 Baughman rallied the Red Raiders to their first win since 2018 thanks to a come-from-behind 28-27 victory at Coudersport Friday, Aug. 27. 

 The sophomore was 11 of 23 for 195 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions including a pair of touchdown passes in the final five minutes to help Cameron County overcome a late 27-14 deficit.

Read the complete article here 

  Honorable Mentions: Brayden Fox (Brockway), Jalen Kosko (Brockway), Noah Lent (Smethport), Domenic Allegretto (Ridgway), Dylan Baney (Cameron County), Oliver Billotte (Clearfield), Ben Reynolds (Elk County Catholic), Brayden Kunselman (Brookville), Charlie Krug (Brookville) 

 Article by Chris Rossetti August 29, 2021

CCHS Homecoming Parade Oct. 8th


The CCHS Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Friday, October 8th. 

Any individual or organization that wants to participate, please contact me, Carrie Copp, by Friday, October 1st. You can PM me, text 814-335-4645 or call 814-486-4000 ext. 1094! 
 Lets make this parade awesome Cameron County!

Tree Blocks 120 above Truman Sunday Afternoon


A total of 6 trees have fallen in this area today! 
Use caution 

This afternoons storm interrupted traffic on RT 120 right above Truman. 
A massive red oak fell across route 120 blocking both sides of traffic and hitting a truck in the windshield. It took out two other trees on the way. No injuries were reported.

Photo credits go out to Kendra & Nancy 
Thank you for allowing me to share your photos

CCHS Class of 1981 Class Reunion


Janice Swesey Schatz is with Gale Roberge and 62 others .

CCHS Class of 1981 ~ there’s still time to register for our 40th Class Reunion to be held the weekend of Sept 17th! Please pm me ( Janice Swesey) via FB  if you didn’t receive your invite and need info! 

 We did the best we could to get everyone’s addresses but in case yours didn’t make it to you, we apologize! If the cost is of concern (believe me I’ve been there many times!) please, please, please private message me and we will make sure you are able to come! And for those who already sent your RSVP’s in, please keep spreading the word as our overall response has been weak and we’re hoping to get more classmates to join in! 40 years? C’mon friends, let’s celebrate! Hope to see everyone there!

Sylvan Heritage Council’s 1st Annual Scavenger Hunt a SUCCESS!

The winners 


The Sylvan Heritage Council’s 1st Annual Scavenger Hunt was a SUCCESS! 
 17 teams competed with the three top prize winners shown below. 
 Thank you to all who participated! Come back next year and bring your friends!!
 1st Prize - $100 - Jami and Jim Kempher 
 2nd Prize - $50 - Julie Walters and Ann Losey 
3rd Prize - $25 - Ashlee and Kyle Gleissner

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.

Labor Day Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning

This Labor Day weekend, the park staff at Sinnemahoning State Park are offering a full line-up of programs with something for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, September 4 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Crayfish Crazy. 
Splash into the wild world of crayfish and explore their freshwater habitat! 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, September 4 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Monarch Butterfly Tagging.
 Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to walk through fields. All ages welcome. Please note: Presentation will be held rain or shine, but tagging will not take place in wet or rainy weather. Meet in Wildlife Center Classroom.

Saturday, September 4 7:00-7:30 PM Family Owl Craft. 
Create an owl puppet while learning about the adaptations that make owls excellent night-time hunters. Best for ages 4–10. Campground Amphitheater.

Saturday, September 4 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM Campground Movie: Magic of the Snowy Owl
Discover how the beautiful snowy owl survives and raises young in the harshest of environments. Short campground talk followed by 1-hour PBS Nature video. Campground Amphitheater.

Sunday, September 5 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM – Pontoon Tours Pontoon Boat Tours. 
Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the lake as we search the shoreline for herons, ducks, turtles, and other wildlife. Program is free but donations are requested. All ages welcome. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Lake Day Use Area.

Sunday, September 5 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Monarch Butterfly Tagging. 
Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to walk through fields. All ages welcome. Please note: Presentation will be held rain or shine, but tagging will not take place in wet or rainy weather. Meet in Wildlife Center Classroom. Sunday, September 5 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Skies of Sinnemahoning - Presentation. Learn how to read a star map and discover what constellations and other celestial objects are visible during September. PowerPoint presentation. Campground Amphitheater.

Sunday, September 5 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Skies of Sinnemahoning - Stargazing. 
Experience the wonder of the park at night through a laser-guided tour of the night sky. If weather conditions permit, telescopes will be available for an up close look at celestial objects. All ages welcome. No pre-registration required. Wildlife Viewing Area.

Monday, September 6 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM Pontoon Boat Tours
Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the lake as we search the shoreline for herons, ducks, turtles, and other wildlife. Program is free but donations are requested. All ages welcome. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Lake Day Use Area.

Monday, September 6 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Kayak Games.
Learn basic water safety and paddling techniques while enjoying games and activities to improve kayak skills. Ages 10 to adult, experienced kayakers only. Dress for the water (no jeans). Pre-registration required. Lake Day Use Area.

To register for a program or for more information, please visit online DCNR Calendar of Events at For assistance with online registration call the park office at 814-647-8401.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

T-Shirt Fundraiser Benefits CC Emergency Services

T-shirt Fundraiser 
All proceeds benefit the CC Ambulance
 $15 per shirt 
Call the court house at 814-486-9323 if you would like to order one
Other colors may be available 

The Bear Den Re-Opens Sept. 3

I haven't seen any other details but the Bear Den will be Re-Re-Re-Opening on Sept. 3,2021 
No time is listed, but in the past they open later in the afternoon

 The Bear Den Smokehouse and Tavern is located in the heart of Cameron Country along Route 120. 24426 CCC Memorial Highway Driftwood, PA 15832

CC Red Raiders Win First 2021 Game!


The Cameron County Red Raiders pushed past a losing streak to win over the Coudersport Falcons last night. 
The Raiders had a losing streak dating back to 2018.

 Read the complete article here. 

 Congratulations Raiders!!

Super Saturday in Emporium Aug. 28

photo from previous Super Weekend in Emporium 

 Come out today and enjoy the fun in Emporium! 

Thanks to all those that organized this weekend! 

Cameron county featured in this article

Super Saturday will be held Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

They will have various children’s activities and vendors throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Check out performances, games and more, capped off with a Glow Walk on Rails2Trails at the end of the night!


11 a.m.: Sarah Jane’s Art Studio & Embassy Powdered Metals Chalk Art Contest

11 a.m.: All State and Pizza Palace Plus Corn Hole Tourney

11:30 a.m.: Straub Insurance 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney

12 to 6 p.m.: The One Talent Show Stage for Live Music and DJ Smokin’ Sounds

2 to 4 p.m.: Sylvan Heritage Council Scavenger HUnt

4 p.m.: Members of the Prospect Playground Anything Goes Race

5 to 7 p.m.: Storm football games

7 to 11 p.m.: Cherry Rideg Forest Products & Emporium Food Mart South Chestnut Street Dance with The Ride

8:30 p.m.: Glow Walk on Rails2Trails

21st Annual Emporium CC Elk Classic

Emporium Country Club

 Don’t forget to sign up for Elk Scramble, Limited availability left !

Friday, August 27, 2021

CC Quarterback Club @ Super Weekend


Cameron County Quarterback Club


 We will be downtown during Super Saturday starting at 11am. 
We will be set up in Singer's parking lot. Please come down and support our football team. 
We will be offering pie throwing at coaches and players. $2 per pie or 3 pies for $5. 

 We also will be selling merchandise, big time 50/50 and players cards. 

 We hope to see you there!

Dan M. Slade, Sr.

Dan M. Slade, Sr., 87, of Denver, North Carolina, formerly of Cowlesville, New York went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2021 in Lincolnton, North Carolina.

Born November 21, 1933 in Smethport, Pa., he was the son of Gerald and Leila Daley Slade. He was married in 1964 to Rachel Zwald of Emporium who predeceased him. Dan was employed by the Ford Motor Company in Blasdell, New York for 36 years.

He is survived by three sons, Dan Slade, Jr. of Buffalo, New York, Gary (Faye) Slade of Denver, North Carolina and Tom Slade of Nunda, New York. He leaves behind loving sisters along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 29 from 6-8 p.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Pa. with the Rev. James Horton of the First Baptist Church in Emporium officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Pratts East End Beverage Harley Davidson Ticket Update


Pratts East End Beverage

Pratts East End Beverage would like to address all of the rumors floating around regarding the Harley Davidson that we were chancing off.

 On Friday 8/20 we were visited by the PLCB in regards to several minor issues, and one of those issues was the verbiage on the tickets for this bike. After discussing it with the PLCB and the board of the Moose Lodge. The Moose has made the decision to no longer have anything to do with chancing off this bike. 

Since we would still like to see this bike won by someone who truly wants it, the owner of Pratt's, a member of Abate, contacted the local chapter of Abate regarding them taking over the chances on this bike and they have agreed to do this. 

 We have gone around and picked up all of the tickets that were at different locations to be sold and as of this date we have sold 400 tickets on the bike which leave 600 left to be sold. There will be a reprinting of all of the tickets and of the 400 that have been sold we will be transferring the names onto the same ticket number so that the stub that you currently have will match the new ticket. This will take some time to get done but an ETA is currently by the middle of next week. We will have the new stubs down at the beverage so if you would like your portion of the stub just stop down and we can provide that to you. We will make a post once they are available to pick up.

 For the new tickets the bike will be the only prize on the new ticket. At another date to be determined we will be using the old ticket stubs along with allowing other people to fill out a stub and will draw tickets to allow someone to win the cornhole boards and the $100 gift certificate for Pratt's East End Beverage that were the other prizes that were listed on the original ticket.

 Also, we have been asked by several people where the proceeds of this bike will be going and once all the tickets are sold donations will be made to the following locations, SPCA, Cameron County Ambulance, Volunteer Fire Department, Cameron County Food Bank, Storm Cheerleaders, Storm Football and the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities. There are several other non-profits that we are also considering. 

 We have tried to handle this the best way that we can and if you are not comfortable with these arrangements and would like to have your money refunded just let us know and we will happy to do that also. 

 We will need to know by 8/28 at the latest if you would like your money refunded as transferring names to new tickets will begin to occur the next day. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact anyone at the beverage and we would be more then happy to answer any and all questions.

Last Night Swim @ CCHS Pool Benefits Jr Prom


The Junior class will be holding a night swim fundraiser this weekend on Saturday August 28 at the Cameron county high school pool from 7 pm - 9 pm!

 Entry fee is 3 dollars and all support goes to prom!

Raiders Travel to Coudersport for First Varsity Game

 The first Red Raider Varsity football game is tonight @ 7 pm

The Raiders will travel to Coudersport to kick off the season. 

Follow all the games and sport information by clicking on the below link. Scroll towards the bottom of the page for all the sport schedules.

This link is for the football schedule

Cameron County School Pictures.

School pictures will be on Friday, September 17th for both Woodland and the High School. 

Picture Retakes will be held on Friday, October 22nd.

CCHS Welcomes Back Students

I'm a few days late sharing this post, but here it is. 


Cameron County School District 

 Cameron County School District personnel are excited to be back for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 It is with great hope and anticipation that this year will enable everyone to "return to normal" after the many challenges we faced in 2020-2021. While things are sure to change throughout the year, we will do our best to keep everyone updated as quickly as possible. 

 You are asked to continue to be patient and understanding if and when changes do occur and to monitor your child(ren) with regard to any COVID symptoms they may display. If symptoms are evident, please keep your child home and notify the school so we can do our very best to keep everyone safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's building principal. 

 Here's to a wonderful 2021-2022 school year!!!

The Bear Den Smokehouse Update

The Bear Den Smokehouse Update 

click on photo to enlarge view 

Renovations are complete at the Bear Den in Sterling Run!  

Job openings include a bartender and kitchen staff.  Direct message the Bear Den if you are interested. 

The Bear Den Smokehouse and Tavern is located in the heart of Cameron Country along Route 120. 24426 CCC Memorial Highway Driftwood, PA 15832

CC Conservation District Open House


Cameron County Conservation District

 The District will be holding an open house during the August 28, 2021 Super Saturday event in Emporium. Stop by the office and meet the staff while the kids check out the animal furs and skulls on hand. A slideshow of projects and programs will be on hand to see as well.

Grove Township has a New Website!


Grove Township Update

I have designed a new website for Grove Township where you will find the minutes and the agendas for each meeting, some additional links for information, if anyone can think of something that should be added please let me know. A huge thank you to Holly Cook and Ann Marie for the use of some of their photos, if anyone else is interested in sharing some photos of the Grove Township area please let me know, I would love to add another page show casing our beautiful region. Thank you Brandie

Unfortunately I am having trouble adding this website to the list of links I have on my blog. 
As soon as I can add it, it will be there. 

Emporium Senior Center Update


The Emporium Senior Center Board met recently to discuss concerns and possible solutions for beginning more events and activities. By unanimous vote, they made the decision to continue to pause activities at this time. They will meet again to discuss in September. Know that these decisions are not made lightly and the board is doing the best they can to make decisions for the center.

 Lunches are still being served daily, with both takeout and eat in options available.

 If you are interested in reserving a meal, call the center at 814-486-3707.

Aroma Cafe will be closed today, August 26.


Aroma Cafe will be closed today, August 26. 
They will reopen Friday, August 29th

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

St. Mark Clothing Drive Starting Saturday, Aug. 28th in O'Connell Hall.


St Mark Catholic Church 

St. Mark Clothing Drive Starting Saturday, Aug. 28th in O'Connell Hall.


Stop down and take a look! 

Spread the word...Lots of children's, men's and ladies clothes of all sizes.

Pinktober Shirt Orders Available


T-Shirts and sweatshirts/hoodies are being sold again to benefit Pinktober.
 If you are interested in purchasing one get ahold of Mary Grace Olay. 
Orders and money due September 9th

CCYOA Donates Corn @ Food Pantry


Cameron County Outdoor Youth  Activities

 Thanks You Brian, Taylor, Rodger and Phil for helping us pick CCOYA Corn. 

CCOYA delivered approximately 70 dozen ears of CCOYA corn this morning to the Cameron County Community Food Pantry for their distribution this afternoon. 

CCOYA is happy to make this donation for those more in need. 

We are thankful we live in Cameron County-----a Community that cares!

Benjamin L. Hauber


Benjamin L. HAUBER, 40, of Cary, NC, formerly of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, August 14, 2021.

Born February 16, 1981, in Coudersport, he was the son of David W. and Evelyn Kenyon Hauber. On March 18, 2006, in Emporium, he married the former Theresa Aikens, who survives.

A 1999 graduate of PA Home School Association, he was employed by Adelphia in Coudersport and as a systems administrator by Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Durham, NC.

Ben was a member of Southbridge Fellowship in Raleigh, NC, where he served as a member of the worship team. He loved music, singing with Headwaters Chapter, BHS and he was a gifted guitar player.

Surviving besides his wife, Theresa, are: four children, Alexandra Hauber serving with the US Army, Finian Hauber, Emerson Hauber, and Josephine Hauber; a grandson due in November; his father and step-mother, David and Fay Hauber of Coudersport; a brother, Allen D. Hauber of Bradford, PA; an uncle, John (Charlotte) Hauber of Lima, NY; and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother; and his maternal grandmother, Rachel Carey Kenyon.

Friends called at the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hebron, 13 East Carley Hill Road, Coudersport, PA on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM. Rev. Steven W. Hinton will officiated. A coffee hour followed the service. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heart’s Cry Children’s Ministry at,Women at Risk International at, or the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hebron, 13 East Carley Hill Road, Coudersport, PA 16915. Arran

gements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

A Go Fund Me account has been created to help the family during this difficult time. 

This weekend is Super Saturday in Emporium!


This weekend is Super Saturday
 All of us that have planned activities hope to see you in town having a great time!

click on photo to enlarge view

We're excited to bring back Super Saturday – Let’s Celebrate Cameron County. 
Saturday, August 28th from 11 AM until 11 PM. 
We are planning on: • Music all day and a Street Dance from 7 PM to 11 PM that evening. 
• Community wide activities for children, teens, and adults.


And Darkwater Duo & Company will be @ Tubby's Tavern 9pm (Emporium, PA)


OLD SꓘOOL at the Driftwood Saloon 
 Driftwood Saloon & Grill 
 375 Driftwood Avenue Driftwood, PA 15832

Free Narcan Distribution Aug. 31

Emporium - 34 E. 4th Street  

9 am - 3 pm 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an opioid overdose can occur in many ways:
 • Overdose of an illicit opioid drug such as heroin or morphine. 

• Accidentally taking an extra dose, or deliberately misusing a prescription opioid as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

 • Mixing opioids and other medications (including over-the-counter) with alcohol; or mixing opioids with anxiety treatment medications, including derivatives of benzodiazepines, such as Xanax or Valium. 

• Using an opioid-based pain medication either not as prescribed or prescribed for someone else (an especially dangerous situation for children).

CC Food Pantry August Distribution

August Food Distribution -Cameron County Community Food Pantry

Free diapers also available today!! 

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. 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.

 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  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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Super Saturday Food and Craft Sale

Super Saturday Food and Craft Sale 

“The Emporium Senior Center is excited for this Saturday’s events in Cameron County! 

If you haven’t heard yet, we will be having a food and craft sale in our parking lot from 11am-4pm!
 If you are a crafter or vendor who wishes to reserve a table, we still have tables available!

 Call the senior center at 814-486-3707. Cost to reserve will be $10/table. 

For lunch, we have sloppy joes on the menu! 
$5 for Sloppy Joe, Dessert, and a Drink! 

All proceeds from the sloppy joes and table reservations goes directly to support the senior center.”

Wayne D. Johnson


Wayne D. Johnson, 64, of Driftwood, Pa died in Weedville, Pa on Monday (August 23, 2021) morning following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born March 17, 1957 in McKeesport, Pa a son of the late Donald L. and Elveria Blamick Johnson. He married Debra Ellenberger on July 30, 1977, she survives.

Wayne had worked in the lumber industry many years. He was an avid fisherman and was always happy when he and his wife were fishing. He enjoyed spending time socializing with family and friends at the Driftwood Senior Center.

In addition to his wife Debra, Wayne is survived by a daughter, Missy (Tim) Moore, Emporium; their dog, Fritz and the late dog Chico; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry (Hazel) Ellenberger and their son, Doug and his children, Cameron and Aaron; brother and sister-in-law, Gary (Darlene) Ellenberger and their children, Shawn (Rebecca) and Jessica (Mike); and close friends, Phil (Kathy) Brogan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother and father -in-law, Rod and Betty Ellenberger.

Wayne had always wished to be cremated so that when his ashes are spread, he can come back as part of nature. At his request there will be no public service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Driftwood Senior Center, PO Box 99, Driftwood, PA 15832

Online Condolences may be placed at

Super Saturday Event Shirts Are In!


Cameron County Recreation Center

 Super Saturday Event Shirts Are In! 

They will be available to pick up (and tie dye if you wish) at the tie dye booth, which will be located on Chestnut Street. If you do not pick up the shirt you pre ordered we will use the contact information listed on your form to arrange retrieval of them at your earliest convenience.
 Only a few days away!🤩

Monday, August 23, 2021

Musician Van Wagner @ the First Fork Festival


Another Date to save!

Sinnemahoning State Park 

We have great news! Musician Van Wagner will be performing at the First Fork Festival here at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, October 9th.

 Well known locally for his folk music and love of Pennsylvania history, Van Wagner of Danville, PA, recently released his 28th album "Family Guitar". 

 Van Wagner, who teaches Environmental Science at Lewisburg High School was selected as Conservation Educator of the Year in 2005 from Schuylkill County and in 2007 and 2009 in Union County. In 2012 he was awarded the Sandy Cochran award for natural resource education from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association. In 2015 the Red Cross presented Van with the Robert N. Pursel Distinguished Service Award. Outside of the classroom he educates audiences with his music and programs on Pennsylvania History. He received an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018 from the Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest. His music has been featured on the History Channel, WVIA tv, as well as Country Music Television (CMT). He has released 28 original albums and published a book entitle "Coal Dust Rust and Saw Dust." His music and programs not only entertain but inspire audiences to become involved in learning more. 

Please join Sinnemahoning in welcoming Van to the park on Saturday, October 9th.

Mud Run Returns to CC @ the CC Fair Grounds


Austin Smoker is at Cameron County Fair Grounds

Emporium · Get your trucks fired up and ready to sling some mud!

After many years the mud run is back, on a new course at the Cameron County Fair Grounds. 

The first event will be Saturday October 9th and the concession stand will be open during the event.
 Gates for participants will open at 9am, gates for spectators will open at noon. 
The mud run will begin at 2pm. 
If you have any questions please message me via FB.  Thank you.