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Monday, February 28, 2022

Hydrangeas Paint & Sip

Hydrangeas Paint & Sip
 5 E 4th St, Emporium, PA 15834 

 Gather at Sarah Jane’s Art Studio and gathering Place to paint this rendition of hydrangeas! 
Bring your favorite beverage. Please verify no later than Wednesday this week so I can have plenty of canvases prepared. $35.00 per person.
 Cash or check made out to me. 
Hope to see you there!

CCSD 2022-23 Kindergarten Registration


Cameron County School District

2022-23 Kindergarten Registration 

 Kindergarten registration begins on Monday, February 28.
Packets may be picked up at the Woodland Elementary office. Registration forms are also available online on the District website ( under the Woodland Elementary drop-down menu – Kindergarten registration. 
Please call the Woodland office with any questions – 486-4000 ext 2000.



St Mark Catholic Church 


Wed., March 2, 2022 @ 8:15 AM & 5:15 PM 

 Remember to bring your Spiritual Offering paper and CSA pledge cards.



Sheila needs a break! The shop will be closed March 6th-11th. 
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Country Blessings Thrift Store Update


Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC 

We are only open Wednesday through Friday when the flag is out. 
 On those days, if open, we are open from 2-5. 
 Have a great week everyone. We are one day closer to Spring 

Just a reminder: we are currently not accepting donations due to limited staff.

John M. "Mike" Kulick Jr.


John M. "Mike" Kulick Jr., 75, of Emporium, PA, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at UPMC Cole in Coudersport, Pa. following a brief illness. His daughter, Cheryl Rosenberg, was by his side. He was born January 4, 1947, in St. Mary's PA, the son of the late John and Dorcas Kulick.

Mike resided in Emporium, PA his entire life and graduated from Cameron County High School, Class of 1966. He enjoyed traveling, photography, painting, gaming and loved animals of all kinds. His kind and thoughtful manner will be missed by family and friends.

Mike is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Rosenberg of Myrtle Beach, SC, brother Dr. Walter K. Kulick (Kathy) of Coral Springs, FL; four grandchildren, Chelsea (Travis), Chase, Timothy (Katie) and Cheyland; niece Kelly and nephew Michael both of Florida and his dear friend Elly of Roulette, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorcas Kulick and his nephew, Patrick Kulick, earlier this year.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Charles “Chuck” Smith

Charles “Chuck” Smith of 324 W Fourth St., Emporium, PA went home to be with God on February 24, 2022 at the age of 88.

Charles was born to the late Charles E Smith and Ruth Flanigan on November 5, 1933 in Ridgway, Pa. \

Mr. Smith retired from Motor Coils many years ago. He also worked as a landscaper. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor activities.

Charles enjoyed his independence and was an amazing person in every way. He was never one to judge others but offered an understanding viewpoint. He was quick to offer a smile to others and had a generous nature.

His faith in God carried him through many trials. He will be greatly missed.

Charles is survived by his children, Edward Smith, Bradford; Paula Singer (Michael), Emporium; Penny Carter, Emporium; Kelly Pacitto, New Jersey. His grandchildren, Michael Miksich, Dustin Smith, Quinten Carter, James Smith, Stacey Smith, Timothy Smith, Cathy Wolfanger, Frank Wolfanger, David Keller and Cassandra Keller. Also survived by his brother, Dave Smith, Emporium, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Weidert Smith, son, Charles Smith, step daughter, Mary Weidert Stuckey, step daughter, Jacqueline Weidert, brother, Edward Smith, sister, Carol Smith, sister, Lillian Smith, grandchild, Richard Carter, and one great grandchild.

Services for Charles will be private and at the convenience of the family. 
There will be no visitation.

Events This Weekend in Cameron County, Feb. 26


Sharing a few events that are happening this weekend in Cameron County

For changes or updates please check the business's Facebook page

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 
15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861
 Saturday, Feb.26 
Cornless meat raffles, Door Prizes Doors open @ 11 am
Muzzleloader shoot starting at 10 am
Benefit for Kaylee Hostetlar
 Saturday, Feb.26 
From 11 am - 3 pm @ the Keating Summit Hotel 
 9839 State Route. 155 Austin, PA 16720

Benefit for the family of Dustin Earle
 Saturday, Feb. 26
 1-5 pm @ the Emporium Moose Lodge
 524 E Allegany Ave Emporium, PA 15834

Emporium Senior Center 
105 E. 4th Street, Emporium
Bingo @ 6 pm 


Lanterns for Kaylee
Saturday, Feb. 26 @ 7pm on the Rails to Trails behind CC Recreation Center
About 70 lanterns left to light. First come, first serve.


Saturday, Feb. 26 
 Live music by Dan Weyant @ the Bear Den Smokehouse 7-10 pm
 324426 CCC Memorial Hwy, Driftwood, PA

Tubby's Tavern 
Saturday, Feb. 26
 439 E. 3rd Str. Emporium, PA
The band Six Pak. Playing from 9 pm - 1 am.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Pic of the Day

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Shown are a beautiful pair of wood ducks. 
Photo credits go to Russ Gleixner 

See more of his amazing photos and videos at 

Our Town Flag

 As I drove into town last night, I couldn't help but notice how beautiful our town flag looked. 

I took some photos and videos. I have a short video posted on my Facebook page but here are a few snapshots. 

2022 Nursing Classed @ Jeff Tech

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Jeff Tech 

 Our full-time Practical Nursing program is beginning August 28, 2022. 
 Contact us today to get started in a new career!

Find out more about the courses at Jeff Tech 

Raiders against North Clarion - Listen to the Game Live

CCHS Hoop Club 

Listen to the game live tonight


Dogs have been located - Old West Creek Road Emporium


UPDATE - Male dog has been located & is home 
UPDATE - Female dog is now home!! 


Cameron County School District


Cameron County School District

Thursday, February 24, 2022


Cameron County SPCA
 (814) 486-0101 

At this time our spay/neuter program is put on HOLD. We have pending vouchers and need to allow those to go through before we continue our program. We will let you know in the near future when our program is up and running again, we will still be accepting voucher applications but will not be sending out any vouchers until further notice. 
 Thank you for understanding

CCSD Will Operate on a 2 hour delay Feb. 25th


Cameron County School District

Tomorrow, February 25th, 2020.

Sunny Side Boutique Update

 Sunny Side Boutique Update 

The store will be CLOSED on Tues. 3/1 and open late in the afternoon on Fri.3/4 & Wed. 3/9.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Bobbi's Run Hunt Club Winter Dice Run


Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10 am.  
$10 to play 

 Bobbi's Run Hunt Club Winter Dice Run
 4725 Rich Valley Rd, 
Emporium, PA 15834

CC Courthouse 2 hour delay Feb. 25th


The Cameron County Courthouse will be on a 2-hour delay on Friday, Feb. 25th

Rotary News

DPT, Nicole Gralak, physical therapist with Penn Highlands Elk for the past 17 years, was the guest speaker at the Rotary meeting February 23rd. Nicole was born and raised in Weedville and attended high school in St. Marys. After high school, she attended college and grad school at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving a Bachelors in Rehabilitation Science in 2002 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. Nicole explained that after they receive the prescription & diagnosis from the patient’s doctor, she and her staff bring you into their facility to interview and evaluate you to determine why you have pain. After that, they specify a program with goals to get you back functioning to what you did before your injury. Nicole’s office is located on North Broad Street.

Crazy Horse Motorcycle

Lakeview Store LLC 
 You may want to mark your calendar for this event! Lots of fun for the whole family, fireworks, food, cars, bikes, artisans, and something for everyone! 
July 2022 in Emporium, PA.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Missing Person Case from 1986

Emporium Borough Police Department

This case is from 1986 and DIANNA still remains missing 
DIANNA LYNN MILLER (MORTON) between 5'4"-5'7" between 120-135lbs Blonde hair blue eyes. 
She disappeared from Emporium after dropping off her small child at a friends house in Emporium on JUNE 26, 1986 and has never been heard from since. 

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts or what happened to DIANNE, please contact the Emporium Borough Police at 814-486-3384

This Weekend in Cameron County

Sharing a few events that are happening this weekend in Cameron County

For changes or updates please check the business's Facebook page

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 
15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861
 Saturday, Feb.26 
Cornless meat raffles, Door Prizes Doors open @ 11 am
Muzzleloader shoot starting at 10 am
Benefit for Kaylee Hostetlar
 Saturday, Feb.26 
From 11 am - 3 pm @ the Keating Summit Hotel 
 9839 State Route. 155 Austin, PA 16720

Benefit for the family of Dustin Earle
 Saturday, Feb. 26
 1-5 pm @ the Emporium Moose Lodge
 524 E Allegany Ave Emporium, PA 15834

Emporium Senior Center 
105 E. 4th Street, Emporium
Bingo @ 6 pm 


Lanterns for Kaylee
Saturday, Feb. 26 @ 7pm on the Rails to Trails behind CC Recreation Center
About 70 lanterns left to light. First come, first serve.


Saturday, Feb. 26 
 Live music by Dan Weyant @ the Bear Den Smokehouse 7-10 pm
 324426 CCC Memorial Hwy, Driftwood, PA

Tubby's Tavern 
Saturday, Feb. 26
 439 E. 3rd Str. Emporium, PA
The band Six Pak. Playing from 9 pm - 1 am.

First Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship


First Presbyterian Church
 205 E 4th St Emporium, PA 15834

 We welcome Deb Eckenroth to the pulpit on Sunday, February 27, 2022. 
Worship service starts at 10:30am. 
All are welcome. 
Music Director: Matt Wright 
No Bible Study this Sunday.

CC Storm Football Sign Ups


Cameron County Storm Football 

 Spring flag sign ups at Memorial Hall:
 Saturday 2/26 10:30-11:30
 Saturday 3/5 10:30-11:30
 $30 for first child, $10 for each additional child 
Age groups are 5-7 and 8-12

Dog Training in nearby Elk County

Elk County Humane Society 

The Elk County Humane Society is now taking sign ups for the next round of basic obedience classes with trainer Doreen Nelson. The classes will be held in the beginning of March at the Tractor Supply Co. in St. Marys for 7 weeks total. The cost of the class is $90 per dog. If you are interested in signing up or have any questions, please call the shelter at (814) 834-3247.

Ronald J. Dankesreiter


Ronald J. Dankesreiter, 80, of East Second Street, Emporium, PA formerly of Murray's Mountain Rd., Emporium passed away unexpectedly at his residence, Emporium, PA on Tuesday afternoon (February 22, 2022). He was born March 8, 1941 in Cheswick, PA a son of the late John and Leona Quirin Dankesreiter. On May 18, 1963 in St. Marys Church, Reynoldsville, PA he married Carole Bohren, who survives.

Ron graduated from Reynoldsville Winslow High School and attended Westminster and Penn State Universities. In 1965 Ron & Carole moved to Emporium where they made their home and Ron worked at Sylvania. He was a plant engineer having worked many years for Carlisle Corporation at Motion Control in Ridgway and later working for GKN from where he retired. Ron was an avid shooter, a lifelong aviator and served over a decade on the Bradford Regional Airport Authority. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium.

In addition to his wife Carole, Ron is survived by a son, Brian Dankesreiter (Alicia), Wilcox; two grandchildren, Stella and Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Dankesreiter.

There will be No Visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (March 8, 2022) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dep't 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship


PA State Rep. Martin Causer 

Time is running out for high school seniors interested in applying for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 1. 

Each year the program awards a four-year scholarship to two students preparing for post-secondary education. It is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student. To qualify, students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school. Other factors taken into consideration for the awards are a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need. 

More information is available here:




 The IUP Division of Emergency Services Training announces an Online/Hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to be held at Coudersport Ambulance/Emporium Fire Hall. This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, and others. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMT certification exams for both Pennsylvania certification and National certification as an EMT.

Location: Coudersport Ambulance Service 122 E. 2nd Street Coudersport, PA 16915

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department 419 N Broad Street Emporium, PA 15834

Dates: April 11, 2022, through July 25, 2022 
First Session: Monday, April 11, 2022, 6-10 p.m. via Zoom (MANDATORY)

Lab Sessions: Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m. TO 5 p.m. (MANDATORY) Saturday/Sunday May 14-15, 2022 Saturday/Sunday June 25-26, 2022 Saturday/Sunday July 16-17, 2022

Students shall go to Follow the directions provided to complete the initial registration. All students will register under the Coudersport class. If attending at Emporium call Robbin Cessna at 814-781-3343.

If there are any questions on registration issues, students can contact Tracy Gordish in our at 724-357-4051 or via EMail at

2021 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Clinics Start Wednesday


2021 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Clinics Start Wednesday

Free assistance with filing for your property tax or rent rebates is once again available at my offices in Bradford, Coudersport and Kane, as well as at a series of Property Tax/Rent Rebate clinics that will begin next week and continue into early March.

No appointments are necessary; just be sure to bring all the necessary documents to process your claims quickly and accurately.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program benefits income-eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Call the office or click here for additional eligibility information.

The clinic schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 2 • Emporium Senior Center, 105 E. Fourth St., Emporium – 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Appointments preferred. Call 814-486-3707.)

Weather Alert

US National Weather Service State College PA 

 Details will undoubtedly change over the next 36 hours before flakes begin to fly. 

 Regardless of snow/ice totals, travel impacts are likely Thursday night through midday Friday, including the Friday morning commute. 

 Check for the latest!

Sinnemahoning State Park Update


Sinnemahoning State Park

 UPDATE - Park Road from the Lake Day Use Area to Goss Road has been reopened. 

 The Eagle Watch area at the lake is now open to the public. 

 The boat launch, mooring area, and fishing access road REMAIN CLOSED. 

 Please do NOT attempt to access these areas. 
 Due to warmer temperatures, the high water event, and receding shoreline ice, conditions are not favorable for ice fishing at this time.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Designer Purse Bingo

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Nam Knights of America M.C. Allegheny Mountain Chapter 

 Coming down to the wire. There are 9 unclaimed spots left for the Designer Purse Bingo on March 6th. Of the 9 spots, 94% are paid. So if you have a few people on the fence…push them off.

Items Needed for March 5th Cash Bash


CC Vets Club 
 427 East 3rd Street
 Emporium, PA 15834 
 (814) 486-3078

Country Blessings Thrift Store Winter Clothing "Sale"


Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC
 222 E. 4th St., Emporium 

Country Blessings will be transitioning from Winter to Spring/Summer clothing from now until the end of March. Except for the baby and children's section, all WINTER CLOTHING will be given to the community for free (although donations are always greatly appreciated). This "sale" will continue through the month of March as long as supply lasts. Please come and take advantage of this opportunity to help yourselves, as well as others you may know who are in need. 
 Thank you. Please continue to watch for the flag to be out ❤️

Lauren J. Songer


Lauren J. Songer, 91, of W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday morning, February 21, 2022. He was born December 15, 1930 in Bradford, PA a son of the late LaVerne and Anna Veroche Songer. On July 23, 1955 at St. Elizabeth Church, Smethport, PA he married Genevieve Placer.

Lauren served with the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a 1955 graduate from Penn State University and worked as an electrical engineer at Sylvania and Zippo Manufacturing. He was an active member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Cameron County Little League. Lauren enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, but his greatest enjoyment was his family.

In addition to his wife Genevieve, Lauren is survived by his 7 children, Michael (Leslie) Songer, Stephen (Angela) Songer, John (Vicky) Songer, Kathleen (Scott) Kelly, Joseph (Kathleen) Songer, Colleen (Steven) Erickson, and Matthew (Erika) Songer.

His 17 grandchildren, Kelly (Rick) Palaia, Taylor Songer, Corey Smith, Payton Bloom, Luke Songer, Erin (Justin) Schmitt, Jonathan (Mandy) Songer, Joseph (Tasha) Songer, Kevin Kelly, Stephen Kelly, Will Kelly, Jack Songer, Mary Katherine Songer, Michael Songer, Ruby Erickson, Daniel Erickson, and Greta Songer.

His great grandchildren, Lilia, Roman, Kaelee, Logan, Elsie, Madeline, Benjamin, Evra, and expected baby boy.

Also survived by his brother, George Songer and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, LaVerne and Anna Veroche Songer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, (February 26, 2022) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers, you may consider donations to the Cameron County Ambulance Service or the Community Nurses Inc., St. Mary’s PA.

Online condolences may be placed at

Monday, February 21, 2022

James E. Sinner


James E. Sinner, 70, of Medina, passed away suddenly early Saturday afternoon at his home.

James, or Jim and Jimmy to his friends and family, lived a life filled with adventure, friendships, laughter, dedication to his profession and an endless reservoir of love for his family.

Born on Aug. 29, 1951, in Perryton, Texas, Mr. Sinner moved to Syracuse as a toddler with his father, Emiel R. Sinner and mother, Theodora A. (Delaport) Sinner. He spent his childhood reading comics and also about science, hiking trails near his home, working with his father’s vending machine company and feeding his natural curiosity.

His years as a young man were filled with the markings of a life well lived. He hiked, camped, played in rock bands, owned a lumber business and a horse farm, and even went to Woodstock in 1969.

After putting himself through Syracuse University, earning a bachelor’s degree in cellular biology, he worked within the health care industry, developing an interest for hospital administration, eventually earning himself a master’s degree in the field from Scranton University.

After marrying the love of his life, Katherine A. (Lewis) Sinner, in 1982, they started a family, giving birth to a daughter and son in 1984 and 1987, Ashley R. Sinner and James P. Sinner, respectively. Mr. Sinner attended countless soccer and football games, wrestling matches, track meets, birthday parties, graduations and events surrounding his children’s life, which he loved so much. There was never a summer where Mr. Sinner didn’t take his family on a journey somewhere to be together.

In 1989, he accepted administrative positions at Grover M. Hermann Hospital and Harris Hospital in Sullivan County, New York, and purchased a piece of property in scenic Callicoon, New York, where he built countless memories with his young family.

By 1999, Mr. Sinner moved to Medina with his family, accepting a position as the hospital’s chief executive officer until 2013. He was not one to retire fully. He dedicated his time to working with nursing homes and overseeing smooth operations at a number of facilities around New York state.

He will be missed endlessly by those who adored and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Sinner; daughter, Ashley Malpiedi; son, James P. Sinner; son-in-law, Justin Malpiedi; granddaughter, Macie Malpiedi and grandson, Ryan Malpiedi; and sister, Kathryn Swan. He was preceded in death by his mother, Theodora Sinner and father, Emiel Sinner.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center St., Medina. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina.

Two Lost Dogs Old West Creek Road Emporium 2/18/2022


Two Lost Dogs Old West Creek Road Emporium 2/18/2022

 1 orange/white Brittany female, 1 liver/white Brittany male. Both dogs are microchipped and were wearing orange collars with ID tags and phone numbers attached. 

Please call 814-486-0709 if found, or to report being seen in your area.

Sunny Side Boutique Closed Feb. 25


Sunny Side Boutique
 10 East 4th Street, Emporium 

The store will be CLOSED on Friday 2/25 ..sorry for any inconvenience. 
I will be open Saturday 10-2

Audrey P. "Patsy" Major


Audrey P. "Patsy" Major, 80, of Parkway Dr., Emporium, PA passed away at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Monday morning (February 21, 2022).. She was born May 22, 1941 in Nova Scotia, Canada a daughter of the late Alvin and Margaret Trott Burgess.

Patsy graduated from Port Allegany High School and went to work at the former Cameo Doll Company in Port Allegany. She was Methodist by faith. She enjoyed going for walks and shopping. She loved to write and had written two books. She was a loving mother.!

She is survived by a son, Kevin Major (Ludy), Emporium and a brother, Edward Burgess (Barb), Port Allegany.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Rodney and Oran, and a sister, Barbara,

There will be no visitation. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in the McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

CC Boys Basketball Playoff Game

Cameron County School District

 Cameron County Boys Basketball first playoff game will be held on Friday, February 25th, in Cameron County. This is the scan code to pre-purchase tickets. 
If you use this code, it is Adults $8 and Students $4. 
Tickets at the door will be Adults $10 and Students $5.

Save Denton Hill State Park - Looking for Past Photos


Save Denton Hill State Park 
 Good morning. Please see the message on the Facebook page and feel free to share your favorite photos of our favorite state park in the comment section below. 

You can also contact Sarah directly at

 "I’m working on a project to make a video of as far back as I can go of pictures or videos at Denton Hill. Could you ask people to post their photos from Denton and if they are ok if they go in a video to commemorate the amazing atmosphere Denton created for so many people. I figured this page would be the most people I could reach that love Denton Hill as much as I do." Sarah Pierson Schauder

Insect Fear Film Festival

Do you like insects? Believe it or not, I know a few people that do, so I am sharing this virtual event!

 Insect Fear Film Festival 

The 39th Annual Insect Venom Fear Film Festival (IFFF) will be held online at on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

 Links and schedule on this website are currently unavailable but will be updated in the next couple of days. Our special guest this year is none other than Justin Schmidt of the famous Schmidt sting pain index! This year’s festival will also feature a virtual insect petting zoo, bee ventriloquism, Bugscope, insect venom crafts, a virtual tour of the INHS insect collection, and a virtual gallery of the annual IFFF art contest featuring insect-themed artwork by local K-12 students. We will also be showing 100 years of insect venom films, shorts, and documentaries. Child and adult-size T-shirts with this year’s logo will be available for purchase. We will keep you posted for when we are accepting orders!

Order a T-Shirt

Photos of past insect T-Shirts 

Girl Scout Cookie Delivery Delayed


Cameron County Girl Scouts

Hello Girl Scouts and Girl Scout grownups (and Girl scout supporters too!) 
Our anticipated delivery for cookies was mid February.
 Cookies have been delayed, and at this time, we do not have a delivery date.
 I will keep everyone updated as we get more news! 
 Thank you for your support!
Chandra Reed 

Sinnemahoning State Park - Lake Day Use Area Closed

Sinnemahoning State Park

HIGH WATER - Lake Day Use Area Closed. 

Due to high water levels, the boat launch and mooring area of George B. Stevenson reservoir and Park Road from the Lake to Goss Road at Sinnemahoning State Park are closed 2/18/2022 until further notice.

Friday, February 18, 2022

DCNR Internships Available

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

DCNR is offering paid summer intern opportunities in state parks and forests across the commonwealth, geologic services, and DCNR’s central office in Harrisburg. 

Find opportunities and apply online here ➡

Keep checking the website as additional opportunities are being added daily until March.

Meet the Author and Artist Author

Meet the Author and Artist Author 

James Burke follows the travels of James Harrison from his years during the depression living in Dents Run to his death in 2014. Harrison only left the area to serve in the Navy as a gunner on the USS Philadelphia. When he returned, he worked for Sylvaniain Emporium and eventually owned his own contracting business. Burke enlisted the talents of Cameron County artist Nelson Haas to create the cover for the book. Both will be at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday March 5 for a book signing and sale of the publication. The event begins at 2pm

Caldwell Corporation is Hiring a Machinist


Caldwell Corporation 

 Caldwell Corporation of Emporium, PA is seeking motivated individual(s) for a full-time machinist job. Job duties would partially include using manual milling/lathe machines and performing documented part inspections. Applicants should know how to use basic machine shop tools and how to read prints. New hires may have the possibility of upgrading to learning CNC machining at a future date if they demonstrate a good understanding of the job. Pay will be negotiated by experience. Work hours will be Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm with the possibility of optional overtime. On-time employee arrival and a strong work ethic are a must. 

 For more information, please call us at (814) 486-3493. 
To receive or deliver an application, visit our office at: 116 W. 2nd St. Emporium, PA 15834

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Live Music Feb 18@ Tubby's Tavern

Tubby's Tavern 
439 E. 3rd St. Emporium


Housekeeping Position Open


Guy and Mary Felt Manor
110 E. 4th St.,Emporium

 We are looking for a full time housekeeper to join our team!! 
Hours are 11AM-7PM during the week and every other weekend 7AM-3PM. Benefits are available following at probation period. Vaccination is required. Contact Jerica Mitchell at the Manor for more information or stop by for an application.

Causer Announces Local Fire, Ambulance Grants


Causer Announces Local Fire, Ambulance Grants

BRADFORD – Fire and emergency response organizations in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties have been awarded nearly $400,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.

“Our fire and EMS companies across the state, and especially in rural areas like ours, are struggling financially and these grants go a long way toward helping to meet their needs,” Causer said. “We owe a great debt of gratitude to the men and women who work so hard to protect our communities, and I am pleased we can continue to support them with this valuable funding.”

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC). All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not General Fund tax revenue.

Since its inception, the program has provided approximately $7.8 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area. Projects eligible for funding include construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt. This year, the funding may also be used to offset revenue loss due to limited fundraising opportunities resulting from COVID-19 restrictions.

Earlier this week, the House and Senate approved the use of $25 million in federal stimulus funding to provide additional support to EMS companies. That bill is pending the governor’s signature to become law.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards. All companies that apply and meet requirements outlined by OSFC receive funding.

Cameron County

Cameron County Ambulance Service Inc., Emporium – $8,325.05.
Emporium Fire Department Inc., Emporium – $15.000. 
Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Emporium – $5,400.

Cornhole Tournament, Purse Bingo, Eucher Tournament


Nam Knights of America M.C. Allegheny Mountain Chapter.
March is going to be a busy month for us:

 March 5th - 1st Annual Northern Tier Camp Cadet Cornhole Tournament 

March 6th - Designer Purse Nam Knights M.C.
Designer Purse Bingo (only a few tickets left) 

  March 26th - Eucher Tournament