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Thursday, March 31, 2022

William Bill Krellner Estate Online Auction


William Bill Krellner Estate Online Auction - St. Mary's, PA.

Wed Apr 27 - 07:00PM
 1536 Bucktail Road, Saint Marys, PA

 Early Automobiles, Antiques, Petroleana, Household, Books and More 

The United Country Jelliff Auction Group is happy to represent the vast collections from the estate of William “Bill” Krellner through numerous online auctions throughout the coming months. The late brothers, Bill and Paul Krellner, were well known for their passion for preserving local history and their unique abilities of collecting and restoring antique items.

The First group of auctions will include early automobiles (1909 Chase, 1908 Schacht, 1914 Model T Ford, numerous other model T’s, Fordson Tractors, Surreys and Sleighs, Petroleana, antique furniture books, household and much more.

Log in now to register and start bidding. Watch for new sessions from the estate to be added periodically.

To view photos of available items, click here

Photo property of the United Country Jelliff Auction Group LLC 

The Hazen Flea Market Opening Day


The Hazen Flea Market
 Saturday, April 30th 7:00am - Sunday, May 01st 3:00pm 
Hazen Flea Market
 6847 Route 28 North 
(814) 328-2528

Hazen Flea Market Dates

This is the link to the above schedule 

The Hazen Flea market is operated by the Warsaw Township Volunteer Fire Company. The Flea Market is the primary fund-raising event for the Warsaw Fire Company. All of the staff for the Flea Market are volunteers.

The Hazen Flea Market is one of the biggest outdoor flea markets east of the Mississippi. We have been in operation since the 1970’s.

Currently the market has just over 700 vendor spots, and a typical weekend brings over 400 vendors. Many of these vendors use multiple spots.

Estimated shoppers is over 10000 a weekend.

Shopping hours are normally 7am to 2-3pm. Be sure to give yourself ample time to walk around.

There is no fee for admittance to shop! There is ample parking around the flea market grounds. ( There is a $2-3 fee for parking. The fire company and flea market do not operate the parking lots)

Red Cross Blood Drive April 14, 2022

Upcoming opportunities to give blood near you: 

 Cameron County Vets Club
 427 East 3rd Street, 
Emporium, PA 

Thursday, April 14, 2022 1
1:30 AM to 5:30 PM 

Sponsor Code: Vets Club 

Muzzleloader Shoot - April 9

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 

 ATTENTION Sinnemahoning Sidelockers as a reminder: 
April's shoot was changed to the 9th 10 am due to Easter
New for April's shoot: will be starting fires with flint and steel. this will be a timed event and if you do not have Flint & steel, charged cloth and jute. (it will be provided for you) 

 Hope to see you there!
 15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861
 (814) 546-2835 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Cameron County ~ Events for the weekend of April 1-3


Cameron County ~ Events for the weekend of April 1-3
 Listed are some activities occurring this weekend in Cameron County. 
 If you have any you would like me to add, email me at

Trout Season 2022 
Statewide Opening Day is Saturday, April 2 @ 8 am 
 Details here 

The Annual Cameron County Outdoor Youth Fishing Event 
Saturday, April 2 @ the Andrews Farm, 174 Nickler Rd., Emporium
 Youth 14yrs of age & under will be permitted to fish starting at 8:00am 
 Contact Taylor Gillette at (814) 562-0421 to discuss details

Emporium Country Club
Opening Day- Saturday, April 2 @ 10 am. 
Men's Scramble @ 9:30 

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 
27 W 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834 
Mini book sale continues through Saturday, April 2 till 4 pm. 
All purchases by donation

Driftwood Senior Center Open for 1st Day of Trout Season
 4/2/22 Saturday we are open for Breakfast and lunch 
7806 Bridge Street Driftwood, PA 15832.  814-546-2331

Sinnemahoning State Park
Create Your Own Fish Pring 
Saturday, April 2 from 2-3 pm 
Bring your own light-colored t-shirt
Best for ages 3-12 & their families
Meet in the classroom at the wildlife center @ Sinn. St. Park 

The Bear Den Smokehouse 
24426 CCC Memorial Highway 
Driftwood, PA
Saturday, April 2 from 7-10 pm 
Live Acoustic with Chris Lee 

Tubby's Tavern 
439 E. 3rd St., Emporium 
 DJ playing Saturday night, April 2 

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club
 Saturday, April 2.  Meat Raffles @ 4 pm 
 15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861 (814) 546-2835 

Driftwood Saloon & Grill 
Saturday, April 2 @ 7 pm Live Music with Dos Hombres 
375 Driftwood Avenue Driftwood, PA 15832. (814) 546-2447 

Sinnemahoning Tavern 
Saturday, April 2 
 Live Music Danny Haynes at The Tavern from 6-9 pm 

Cameron County Little League Clean Up Day
 Sunday, April 3 @ 9 am Little League field, 295 Sizerville Rd, Emporium, PA 1583 
Little League Schedules & more at this link 

Cameron County Recreation Center
 Volunteers Needed Sunday (April 3rd) @ 3 pm We will be removing and replacing the mulch at 3rd Street Playground. Work will begin at 3pm Sunday (April 3rd) & continue on Monday April 4th starting around 8am until we finish.

Mark your calendars & save the dates! 
 The Rich Valley Wines Summer Concert Series, presented by The Portage Room and Thing-a-majig gift shop, will be here! We have six great bands to rock your Second Saturday Summer Nights along with food and alcohol vendors! We will share more details as the events draw closer! 

Rich Valley Wines, located in Emporium, makes all wines on site in the heart of the PA Wilds.
 400 East Allegheny Ave, Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 507-1120

Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC Update


Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC

 Just a reminder that country blessings is closed this week due to switching over from Winter to Spring. Please also be in prayer for the Hockey family as the preacher of our church passed away last Thursday. Thank you and God bless

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Introducing Gini Schager Quilting and Longarming

Introducing Gini Schager Quilting and Longarming

 I'd like to introduce you to Cameron County resident Gini Schager and her Facebook site
 "Gini Schager Quilting and Longarming"
 I'm sharing several photos showcasing the beautiful quilts Gini has finished
 Currently she has none for sale, but she does take orders.
 Gini resides in Emporium, and you may reach her via email @ or by
 phone (814) 486-1385
Follow her on Facebook 

Pic of the Day

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Snowstorm heading towards Emporium 


The Rich Valley Wines Summer Concert Series


Rich Valley Wines 

 Mark your calendars!
 Soon the snow will disappear (no really it will) and The Rich Valley Wines Summer Concert Series, presented by The Portage Room and Thing-a-majig gift shop, will be here!

 We have six great bands to rock your Second Saturday Summer Nights along with food and alcohol vendors! We will share more details as the events draw closer!
 Thank you to The Portage Room and Thing-A-Majig gift shop for helping make this series possible with their financial support! 

 Six Pak 
A Strange Kind of Sunshine
 Bryan Titus 
Darkwater Duo 
Trevor Clark 
John Stevens Polka Band

 #SecondSaturdaySummerConcerts #SecondSaturdayEmporium #RichValleyWines #ThePortageRoom #CameronCountyPA #EmporiumPA #PAWilds

Part-time Storyteller Job Opening


The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is looking to hire a part-time Storyteller to join our small, vibrant staff. Storyteller will be responsible for creating 2-3 storytime sessions per week for children 0-10. Ideal candidate is creative, eloquent and has a passion for working with children. Must be comfortable reading out loud and work independently to create crafts/activities to correspond with reading.

The Storyteller will conduct storytimes and literacy programming for the Library. Each high-quality and high-energy storytime provides one hour of reading, singing, talking, playing, and crafts. The work requires that the employee have some knowledge, skill, and ability in library clerical functions.

Storyteller is paid for 2 hours of work for each 1-hour storytime (1 hour for the event and 1 hour for activity/craft prep). All prep work for story hours can be done from home. Perfect for retiree or stay-at-home parent.

For detailed job description and qualification requirements please visit and click on “Library News” in the “About” section, see our job listing on, or stop by the library to pick up a detailed description and application. For additional questions, contact librarian, Yelena Kisler, at 814-486-8011 during regular library hours

Apollo Theatre of St Mary's


Apollo Theatre of St Mary's


Morbius (PG-13) Starring Jared Leto and Michael Keaton Runtime: 108 minutes 

Friday, April 1st 7:00pm 
Saturday, April 2nd 7:00pm 
Sunday, April 3rd 7:00pm 
Monday, April 4th 7:00pm 

More showtimes will come soon!

 Synopsis: Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

Shopping @ Cameron County Mercantile


Cameron County Mercantile 
 37 East 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 916-4027 

 FISHING season is finally here!

 And we have the best t-shirts to get you out there in style!! 
Pick one up for yourself, your dad, your son, and your fishing buddy!
 S; M; L; XL; 2XL; available!! 
 Size 3XL (limited) 
 Stop by Cameron County Mercantile or shop online:

Cameron County Mercantile is a boutique for local makers, growers, artisans, and collectors to display and sell their products.

Recognizing Jean Tesauro, the PAGame Commission’s First Female Deputy Game Protector.


Pennsylvania Game Commission 
 As Women’s History Month concludes, join us in recognizing Jean Tesauro, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s first female Deputy Game Protector. 

 At age 16, Jean harvested her first deer, but she couldn’t tag it because another hunter intentionally shot and took it. After that day in the woods, Jean wanted to become a Deputy Game Protector to help enforce game laws and to protect wildlife. 

In 1976, Jean became a deputy and served in Cameron County with Game Protector Norm Erickson. “My biggest accomplishment was working to help enforce game laws, making sure everyone followed the rules and were safe,” Jean recounts. “I met many wonderful hunters. Once, I assisted with a hunter being shot in mistake for game and that image has never left me.” 

 Please join us in thanking Jean for her service to Pennsylvania residents and wildlife.
Sharing article & photo from the Pennsylvania Game Commission 

I couldn't think of a better or more deserving person than Jean!

Easter Buffet @ the Emporium Country Club Restaurant


Emporium Country Club Restaurant

 Our Easter buffet will be served Easter Sunday from noon until 5. 
It will feature ham, chicken, shrimp & scallop scampi, potatoes, veggies, soup, mac & cheese, salads, rolls & butter, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. Tax included. 
12 and up $21.00, 5 to 12 $10.00, children under 5 are free. 
Reservations preferred but not necessary. 
Call 814-486-7715 opt. 5. 
Open to the public and all are welcome.

229 Country Club Lane
Emporium, PA 1834

Winter Weather Advisory


Cameron County Fire Wire 
 Winter Weather Advisory
 Issued March 29 at 1:38PM EDT until March 30 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS State College PA Areas

 Affected: Warren; McKean; Elk; Cameron; Clearfield; Northern Centre; Cambria; Blair; Somerset; Bedford; Fulton
 * WHAT...Freezing rain and sleet. Up to one tenth of an inch of ice and a coating of sleet are expected.
 * WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.
 * WHEN...From 2 AM to noon EDT Wednesday.
 * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.
 The hazardous conditions will impact the Wednesday morning commute.

Museum Adventure Pass Program

Another wonderful program at our local library! 


Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 

Stop by the library to learn more about the Museum Adventure Pass Program brought to you by The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum located on the scenic US Route 6! 

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum prides itself on using fun and educational experiences to 
1. enlighten guests on the rich history of Pennsylvania's lumber industry and 
2. show the importance of forest conservation. 

The Visitor's Center includes tons of interactive exhibits both inside and outside. 
This even includes a re-created 20th Century lumber camp and a locomotive! 
Plus, there are plenty of picnic areas and even a nature trail. Now, you and your family can use the Museum Adventure Pass Program to gain access to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and it's exhibits for FREE!! 
All you need is a valid and active library card!! 
So stop on by the library to learn more about the program and museum!! 
Please see one of our library staff for more details and requirements. 

 Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 
 27 W 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834 
(814) 486-8011

3rd Street Playground Volunteers Needed


The Cameron County Recreation Center will be removing and replacing the mulch at 3rd Street Playground.
 Work will begin at 3pm Sunday (April 3rd) and continue on Monday April 4th starting around 8am until we finish.
 Any able volunteers who wish to help are welcome, and are encouraged to bring a metal rake, shovel, and/or wheelbarrow. Pizza will be provided for anyone able to help. 

Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community playgrounds safe! 

Stay tuned for South Park's Playground, as that mulch will need some TLC next!

Driftwood Senior Center Open for 1st Day of Trout Season


Driftwood Senior Center 
7806 Bridge Street 
Driftwood, PA 15832 

 This Saturday we are open for Breakfast and lunch for the first day of Trout Season. 
 Will be open at daylight - or before. Fresh Coffee, breakfast sandwiches, lots of baked goods and some homemade bean soup and more!!! 

Please stop in and support The Driftwood Sr. Center!

Parade of Stars April 30, 2022

Parade of Stars

 Come join us as we showcase local talent and watch the Parade of Stars! 
If you wish to be part of the action and share your talent, send us a message or call Pat Kempher at 486-1412.
 We can't wait to see you there!

 Saturday, April 30 @ 7 pm. 
Parade of Stars 
Held at the Cameron County School District

Cameron County Republican Committee Meeting


Cameron County Republican Committee Meeting

 The Cameron County Republican Committee invites ALL Republicans to our monthly meeting Saturday, April 2, at 9am at the Aroma Cafe,   51 East 4th Street,  Emporium PA 15834

 You may order off the menu for breakfast if you choose. 

Contact Gina Smith at 814-594-6282 or reginasmith265@


Photo is not a representation of potential trail surface 

Increased Use in 2021 Prompts DCNR to Expand Recreational Access on Property with Conservation Easement

Emporium, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is developing 20- 30 miles of new biking trails in Cameron County, Pennsylvania, of which at least 10 miles are planned on Sterling Run, the conservation and public access easement donated to the state by The Lyme Timber Company as part of a 2018 financing package with PENNVEST. Completion of approximately 15 miles of trail is expected later this year, allowing for winter fat tire biking and in time for widespread use in 2023.

The new bike trails serve to mitigate ongoing safety incidents between hikers, equestrian riders, and bicyclist on the Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail near Benezette. Marshall Farm Road, adjacent to the immediate northeast of Sterling Run, will provide year-round access to both the new biking trails and cross-country ski trails also under development for winter recreational enthusiasts. Within the Sterling Run property, trail designers are currently laying out the new trails, taking into consideration the existing topography and new infrastructure needs.

The design of outdoor recreational amenities must consider compatibility among different uses, and dedicated biking trails will improve users’ safety and enjoyment. In addition, trail designers look to maximize the use of existing trails by connecting them with new assets, creating a much larger network and options for users. The Sterling Run property presents unique opportunities to connect existing trails and provide dedicated biking amenities, while remaining a working forest with the commensurate economic benefits to the community.

The biking trails will be the latest addition to the 9,152-acre Sterling Run property. In 2018, affiliates of The Lyme Timber Company (Lyme) donated a conservation and public access easement to Pennsylvania as part of a financing transaction with PENNVEST. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) holds the conservation and public access easement and is responsible for managing access opportunities.

While the property remains in private ownership, the easement secures permanent recreational access for the public. Joe Kellert, DCNR Elk State Forest, district forester, said “The Sterling Run Easement is an example of cooperative collaboration at work for the benefit of both conservation and public enjoyment. It’s a testament of what can be accomplished when the respective strengths and disciplines of public and private entities are leveraged and put into action.” Under the conservation and public access easement, the lands are open for public recreation for uses very similar to state forests but stay in private ownership with the associated economic and taxing benefits to the local community.

Three Rivers Forest Management, a division of Lyme, manages the Sterling Run property, part of Lyme Timber’s 160,000- acre timberland holdings in northwest PA and western New York.

The Sterling Run lands have enjoyed widespread public use. Lyme has been working cooperatively with The Keystone Elk County Alliance to plant high quality forage plots, including clover, timothy, and bromegrass, that elk, deer, and turkey prefer. While several main access roads are open year-round subject to road conditions, many gates were opened for deer season last fall to help hunters access the entire property. This tract is also enrolled in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) through the Pennsylvania Game Commission with a total of 167 tags available each year. Maps and additional information are available at

DCNR has been actively working to improve conditions for public access on the Sterling Run Parcel. In the past year, three miles of road have been resurfaced with Driving Surface Aggregate. Planning has begun for a parking area along May Hollow Road at the intersection of Bender and Bobolink Lanes. Preliminary designs are also underway to replace two large culverts which carry Bender Run and Portable Run.

Ben Porkolab , Conservation Education Coordinator, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, said “Being an avid outdoorsman, and enjoying hunting, fishing, trapping, and hiking with my family, I am overjoyed that this property that has been private in the past is now open to the public to enjoy. This immense wild area has many diverse habitats and is teaming with a variety of wildlife species.”

About Lyme Timber

Founded in 1976, The Lyme Timber Company is a private timberland investment management company that focuses on forestry-related investments in the US and Canada. The Company’s current portfolio includes approximately 1.5 million acres in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Alongside its timberlands, the Company invests in and supports locally-managed forest management companies, sawmills, logging businesses, and log distribution yards.

Lyme owns approximately 160,000 acres of forestland in the North-Central Pennsylvania region. The Company has invested in several local forest products businesses, including Three Rivers Forest Management in Coudersport, PA, Northern Appalachian Log and Forestry in Coudersport, PA, Emporium Hardwoods in Emporium, PA, and Bradford Forest in Bradford, PA. These businesses employ over 240 people in the region and support many additional jobs in logging, trucking, and related businesses.

Costanzo's Offroad Business Update


Costanzo's Offroad 

All of us at Costanzo's Offroad wanted to give you a heads up on some dates that we will be closed for this summer. As a lot of you may know Louis and his fiancĂ© Emily are getting married in June. 
With that brings along some other plans they have going on before and after the big day. 
Here is a list of all the dates we will closed.

 Costanzo’s Offroad will be closed the following dates:
 - April 2nd
 - April 28th through May 2nd 
- May 30th 
 - June 17th, June 18th
 - July 2nd through July 10th 

We appreciate any patience and understand through these dates. 
 This summer is a busy one for the Costanzo family. Thank you!!!

 Also, Louis wants to give a huge shout out to all of our customers throughout these past years. 
 We are approaching year five in business at the beginning of July, and it wouldn't have been possible without all of your support! 

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

Used Book Sale March 30-April 2


Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 
27 W 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-8011 

Another mini book sale coming this week! 
We will have some carts out front if weather permits, but most books will be in the multipurpose room.

CC Longbeards NWTF Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet


Cameron County Longbeards NWTF 

We are just 12 DAYS away from our Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet! This is a fun filled event for the whole family, every kid gets a prize! Register online now at to get in on our early bird special and receive extra sportsman's raffle tickets!

Monday, March 28, 2022

Easter Egg Hunt 2022


Cameron County 4-H Air Rifle Team



 This past Saturday the Cameron County 4-H Air Rifle team traveled to Jefferson County Fairgrounds to compete in the regional shoot. Our team took 22 kids which was the most shooters out of any other county. Our kids shot very well, and I am super excited to see the results on Thursday!

 CCOYA provides Cameron County and area youth the opportunity and education to become aware of and comfortable with an outdoor lifestyle, focusing on the benefits this will provide to their everyday lives and personal growth.

Cameron County Fair Spotlight


Cameron County Fair
 From now until fair week, we will be spotlighting some exhibits that can be entered into the Fair.

 Are you planning your garden while waiting for spring to actually appear? Check out all of the things you can enter in the fair by going to fair web site and looking at the premium guide. Vegetables is Department 13! Happy Growing Season!

The 2022 fair theme is Working Together To Keep The Tradition Alive! 
Join us August 7th-13th.

Cameron Co. Fair History

Keystone Park was the first known location of the Cameron County Fair. Keystone Park is where GKN Sinter Metals and Embassy Sintered Metals are located on Airport Road and where the West Creek branch now flows. According to History of Cameron County (1991edition), the first fair was held around 1901. The fair was under the sponsorship of the Cameron County Agricultural Association. The fair was held each September until 1917. The start of the world War I and a severe flu epidemic put a halt to the fair that year.

The Cameron County Fair formed an association in 1967 as a committee of the Emporium Jaycees. The fair was held at the Pine Street Field. This fair worked in close partnership with the 4H program. After the field was sold in 1970 to Motor Coils a new location was pursued.

Mr. Henry Zimmer, a jaysee, made an offer to allow the fair to use a piece of land that had been the previous location of the Smokeless Powder and Picric Acid Plant. Paul Abriatis, another jaysee, loaned the fair committee bulldozers to prepare the land.

After many years of work the fair has grown into a lush green area with a concession stand, 4H building, exhibition hall, stage, animal display barn, and a 160 foot open front exhibit area. The largest exhibit hall(Beaver Hall) was named after fair director, Beaver Williams. The Beaver Hall has been begun renovation projects in the past few years by first updating the kitchen, adding a large new window and soon replacing the ceiling tiles in the main floor area. Beaver Hall is frequently rented out for wedding receptions and family reunions.

The fair has been a good source a family entertainment and a place to exhibit great works of skillful craft and the fruits of agricultural labors.

Much of the Information compiled from History of Cameron County -1991; # T115 written by Don Williams

Guy and Mary Felt Manor Job Opening


Guy and Mary Felt Manor Job Opening 

 Must be able to perform a variety of tasks to keep resident rooms and common areas clean and disinfected. Must be at least 18 years of age and have high school diploma or GED. Must be able to follow instructions. Onsite training provided. Must be able to work in healthcare environment and conduct themselves appropriately. 

 Guy and Mary Felt Manor 
110 E 4th St Emporium, PA 15834
 (814) 486-3736

Super Saturday Update


Greetings Community Members,

Last year, the Cameron County Project hosted a “Super Saturday” event in response to interviews with residents who fondly reminisced on the county’s famous “Super Weekend” and longed for some kind of revival. Due to the positive feedback and success of the 2021 event, planning for 2022 has begun.

We welcome the participation and/or contribution from merchants, restaurants, clubs, and other organizations. We will be making space and doing advertising for all involved, again this year. There are plenty of ways to get involved in this community-wide celebration, so if you have something in mind, let us know by May 27th!

Rowan Crisp 
 300 S Chestnut St
 Emporium, PA 15834 
 Phone: 814-486-9378 

We will be advertising information as more details are finalized. 
2021 had events from 11am-11pm and we expect to run the same or similarly this year. 
Looking forward to seeing you all out there!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Creekside Sports Bar and Event Center Business Update

Creekside Sports Bar and Event Center
13285 PA-120
Emporium, PA. 15834

 Just an update. We are still in the process of transferring the liquor license and scheduling a closing on the building. Once that is complete, we will shut down for no more than 14 days to clean, rearrange and refresh the place. 
We will keep everyone informed so you know when our Grand Opening is. 

 As for the bowling alley, we will be working this summer on transforming it into an event center for parties, wedding receptions, family reunions, funeral dinners and any other event you can think of. It will have a stage area for performances like bands, dancers, bridal party, etc.

 As of now, but not set in stone yet, we will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 2am. Once we get opened, we will look at other days based on need, and we can always open for special events.

 For those who couldn't attend the meet n greet, the new owners and Roger and Barbara Hull. 
They live in the Dubois area, have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. 
They have owned multiple businesses to include restaurants and currently have an even center in Clearfield. The event center will seat approx 250-300 people. 
We will start a waiting list for those who want to be the first to look at it and reserve their date. 
It should be fully operational by the end of this year. 
Keep checking back here for more updates and pics of the changes. 
Thank you all and hope to see you.

Note: The Creekside Sports Bar & Even Center is at the location of the former bowling alley and most recently Mack's Rhythm & Blues Sports Bar

Pic of the Day ~ Elk in First Fork Creek


click on photos to enlarge view 

Photo credits go out to Janie May.
These awesome photos were taken 3/27/22 of the elk walking in the creek
First Fork, Sinnemahoning, PA 

What an amazing area we live in! 


Use Caution - West End Traffic Light Not Working

UPDATE 3/28/22
Traffic light is now working 

Use caution, the traffic light at the West end of town is not working in either direction. 


Meet and Greet “Outdoor TV Greats”

In nearby Bradford, PA. 


Meet and Greet “Outdoor TV Greats” 
Zippo/Case Museum & Flagship Store 

 We invite you to join us at the Zippo/Case Museum Monday, March 28th from 3pm - 5pm for a meet and greet event with “Outdoor TV Greats” Roland Welker, Laramy Miller and Hal Shaffer! 
Giveaways and refreshments will be offered, while supplies last!

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Northern Tier Community Action Weatherization Program is Hiring



The Northern Tier Community Action Weatherization Program currently has an opening for a Weatherization Materials Installer/ Laborer.

This position requires applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and requires participation and successful completion of all mandatory trainings programs and certifications as required by the program and the state.

Position provides on-site installation of weatherization and air sealing measures to client homes and buildings. Working Hours: Weekdays, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

This is a fulltime position with benefits and competitive wages.

If you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply, you must submit a signed cover letter addressed to Mr. David J. Greene, a resume and three references with contact information, to Mr. David J. Greene, Executive Director, Northern Tier Community Action Corp., P.O. Box 389, Emporium, PA 15834.

Driftwood Saloon & Grill Saturday's Specials

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

Saturday's Specials 
Filet and two sides $25.50
 Delmonico and two sides $25.50
 Muck O'Luck - Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, onion and Fries $7.95 
Soup Chili 
Kitchen open noon - 9pm

Rich Valley Wines Presents - Paint and Sip with Sarah Jane


Rich Valley Wines Presents - Paint and Sip with Sarah Jane 

Join us Sunday April 10th at 2:00pm as Sarah Daley, from Sarah Jane's Art Studio here in Emporium, guides you through the steps of making your own piece of art. 

The theme is near and dear to our passions at Rich Valley Wines. Create this bee themed masterpiece while enjoying a glass of our wine, a PA craft beer, or cocktail crafted with PA Spirits. We also have non-alcoholic mocktails, pop, and water. 
 Tickets are required! Your ticket includes all the materials and guidance to create your work of art!
 Your ticket also includes a drink token good for your first drink or even as a souvenir.
 Cost of event is $40. This event is limited to 26 tickets. 

 Date and time Sun, Apr 10, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT 
 Location Rich Valley Wines 400 East Allegany Avenue Emporium, PA 15834

Friday, March 25, 2022

Pic of the Day ~ Emporium

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Beautiful photo of the Cameron County courthouse & part of Emporium. 

Photo credits go to Gary J. Hennen. 
Thanks for allowing me to share your photo! 


“Raiders Teaching Raiders” Career Day.


Community Education Center

 DISCOVER Partnership was at the Cameron County High School this week for the “Raiders Teaching Raiders” Career Day. On March 23rd, Raider alumni and community members met with students to share their career path, highlight careers in their industry, and offer advice to the students who are planning their own career paths. 

 Special thanks to the following Guest Speakers for participating: Josh Kuleck, Community Care Behavioral Health; Tracy McClaughlin and Brooke Forsythe, Northwest Bank; Mary Delucia, Women, Infant and Children (WIC); Anthony Moscato, PA Parole Board; Taylor Gillette, CCOYA; Sarah Gourd, UPMC; Jess Herzing, Judd Schager, CPA; and Pete Zoschg, Ralph Grovanz and Jerry, DCNR Elk State Forestry.  Students had the opportunity to pick two speakers to meet with and completed a student reflection for their career portfolio. 

 CCHS Alumni and community members interested in being a guest speaker for future programs are encouraged to contact Amy Goode at (814) 781-3437 or

David A. Hockey


David A. Hockey, 60, of West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA formerly of Rochester and Watertown, NY and Conneaut, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday evening at his residence with his family by his side (March 24, 2022). He was born July 29, 1961 in Rochester, New York a son of Betty Wilson Hockey, Emporium and the late Harold Hockey. On June 2, 1984 in Rochester, NY he married Mary Ann F. DeFilippo Hockey, who survives him.

Dave was a graduate of Spencerport High School, in NY, class of 1979.

Dave was a lifelong follower of Jesus, having accepted Him into his heart at age four. He was an accomplished musician, having taught himself guitar, he played his entire life. He used his musical talents to minister to others, through Stand Strong Worship Band and Teen Challenge. He ministered at many family camps as a youth pastor and worship leader.

Dave was a man of many talents. His first job was with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department garage. He also worked for V.J. Stanley, Key Bank, Buckpitt and Co., Lifetime Assistance, Contact Technologies, Northwest Bank and Northern Tier.

Dave’s true calling was as a pastor, and he was ordained through Calvary Ministries Inc., International in 2003. He went on to Pastor at Watertown Free Methodist Church, Watertown, NY, Conneaut FMC, Conneaut, Ohio, Girard FMC, Girard, PA, Beacon of Light Ministry Center, Watertown NY, Grace Covenant Church, Rochester, NY, Stand Strong Christian Ministry Center, Rochester, NY, and finally at Cameron County Christian Center, in Emporium.

In addition to his mother and wife David is survived by two daughters, Ada D. Hockey, and Nicole J. Hockey, Emporium; two sisters, Karen Schultz (William), Zion, IL; Linda Salatino, Rochester, NY.and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Hockey.

Dave felt he and MaryAnn’s greatest accomplishment was the completing of their family, by adopting his two daughters, after faithfully praying for children for the first 28 years of their marriage. He truly loved being a father.

Through his ministry, Dave also gained an incredibly large group of youths, who are now adults, that viewed him as a brother and father figure. He was responsible for leading many of them to Christ.

Visitation will be at the Free Methodist Church, 240 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday from 5-8 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the church on Friday (April 1, 2022) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Evangelist with the Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

In lieu of flowers, you may consider donations to assist the family with final expenses. Mail checks to Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

EHS/CCHS Alumni Banquet is on for May 28th.


There is no charge for members of the Classes of 2022, 2021 and 2020 to attend the banquet this year. They are our guests. 

 EHS/CCHS Alumni Banquet is on for May 28th. 

 I know a lot of you are on FB but you don’t get the Echo. The banquet will start at 600 pm.
 The cost is $25 for each person and/or your guest. 
 This covers the cost of the dinner and association dues, as well as supports the $1,000 scholarship we give to a graduating senior. 

An application will soon be posted in the Echo. 

 We are in need of expanding our committee in order to continue holding this event. 
 I know some of you have offered to help. The problem is a lot of don’t live in Emporium.
 We need MORE locals to come forward in order for this banquet to continue in the years ahead. 
Bari Poorman Class of 1956