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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Lois M. Wennin


Lois M. Wennin, 109, of DuBois Village, 282 S. 8th St., DuBois, PA formerly of Emporium, PA passed away at DuBois Village, DuBois, PA on Friday afternoon (April 29, 2022). She was born March 14, 1913 in Paradise, PA a daughter of the late Luther R. and Jennie Shaw Passmore. She married the late Matthew Wennin. Her first husband was Gus Coudriet who died in 1963.

She retired from Sylvania in 1971 after 33 years and 4 months of employment. She and her husband Matthew Wennin enjoyed traveling after retirement. Among her many travels included Hawaii and Alaska. She enjoyed cooking, embroidering, knitting and sewing. Until recently she continued to drive her car. Her greatest gift is her love for other people.

She is survived by a step-son, Robert (Beverly) Wennin, Emporium; step-daughter, Veronica Lyon, Emporium; six step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther R. and Jennie Shaw Passmore, first husband, Gus Coudriet who died in 1963, second husband, Matthew Wennin and a step-son, Ernie Wennin; sister, Florence Hubler; six brothers, William, Charley, Dewey, Lynn, Cecil and Reid Passmore.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (May 3, 2022) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dr. Andrew P. Spore, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM.

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

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Upper Allegheny Medical Center Accepting New Patients

Upper Allegheny Medical Center
 1 Willow St 
Port Allegany, PA 16743
 (814) 642-9531

 We are all hoping to enjoy the weather outside soon. Looking forward to getting out taking care of your yards? It also time to take care of your health as well. 

We are accepting new patients along with walk-in appointments!
 Call today 814-642-9531 

 Independent owned Medical Practice service by Dr. Mark Shelley & Mary Schimp, P-AC 
This office offers our patients same day appointments. 
We also offer walk-in appointments to the community for non-life-threatening urgent care needs.

Many of you may remember Mary Schimp, P-AC, when she worked at the Emporium QCare.
She is a wonderful practitioner!

Photo by Wes

Beautiful photo of a russed grouse taken by Wes Walters.
Thanks for allowing me to share this.


Sinnemahoning State Park! Eagles, Elk, and Extraordinary Views!

Check out this video of our beautiful Sinnemahoning State Park! 


Sinnemahoning State Park! Eagles, Elk, and Extraordinary Views! 

 Come along with Maksim Outdoors this week and enjoy a short video from a hidden gem of a state park, Sinnemahoning State Park! Learn a little history about the area while taking in some amazing views and more, as always please consider subscribing to the channel if you liked the video!

Friday, April 29, 2022

4-H Art Show Display


Cameron County Recreation Center 

Wed, May 18th from 4-6 stop by the Recreation Center to see some of the creations from 4-H on display! This will wrap up the after-school sessions (last days for each group will be the 25th, 26th, & 28th). 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Aroma Cafe Friday 4/29/22 Hours


Cameron County Fair Spotlight


Cameron County Fair Spotlight

Another spotlight to show! 
We see lots of great photos on Facebook, print them out and enter them in the fair. 
No framing necessary as we display them all in plastic sleeves. 
There are many different categories, check out Department 19.
 If you are looking for someone to help print your pics, stop and see David Woodring Photography in Emporium. 

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

CCOYA Awarded Grant from Mee Foundation


CCOYA was awarded a grant from the George A. And Margaret Mee Foundation. 
CCOYA applied for a grant to purchase a new vehicle as the old truck is no longer road worthy. 
We’d like to thank the Mee Foundation for the grant as it will help us continue to introduce youth to the outdoor lifestyle!

Opening Day of Pennsylvania’s Youth Turkey Season @ CCOYA



 Saturday April 23rd was the opening day of Pennsylvania’s Youth Turkey Season. 
This year CCOYA partnered with the Cameron County Longbeards Chapter of the NWTF to host a luncheon after all of the hunting activities ended. We had a pretty great turnout and one lucky hunter that was able to harvest a bird. We had a great cooking staff and some other amazing food that was prepared for us. Keep a sharp look out for this event next year as we are looking to grow! Congratulations to our lucky hunter and good luck to everyone that still has a tag in their pocket!

 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

North Point Contracting Job Opening


North Point Contracting 

NPC is in search of a full-time and part-time equipment operator. CDL class A preferred. May include Occasional light labor and equipment maintenance. 

Also looking for a part time (evening and weekends) shop employee to clean and maintain equipment and trucks, occasionally mow grass and trim weeds, clean up around shop. A high school age kid or college age kid would be a good fit. Work hours and scheduling will be flexible to suit. Pay is based on qualifications, knowledge and experience. Please message if interested.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Free Skin Cancer Screening


Free Skin Cancer Screening 
Monday, May 2. 9 am - 4:30 pm 

 Each year in the U.S., nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer, making it one of the most common of all cancers. +
Through preventive measures and early detection, skin cancer is the easiest to cure. 
Screenings are by appointment only. Space is limited.
 Results will be given immediately, along with recommended follow-up, if necessary.
 Call 814-274-5540 to register
 UPMC Cole 
 1001 E 2nd St
 Coudersport, PA 16915

Parade of Stars Saturday, April 30th


Parade of Stars

 Just a few more days until the Parade of Stars!
It's going to be a great show!
 Saturday, April 30th at 7:00PM at the Cameron County High School.
 Only $4.00 for a great evening of entertainment.
Benefits the 2022 Fair Scholarship and 2022 Fair.
See you there!!

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club Meat Raffle


Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club
 Meat Raffle @ 4 pm 
 15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861 
(814) 546-2835

Guy & Mary Felt Manor Job Opening


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

 We are looking for someone to join our team. This could be a full time or part time position. The kitchen is looking for a cook to prepare and serve meals for our residents. Hours do include every other weekend and some holidays. For more information, contact Courtney in the kitchen or stop at the Manor and pick up an application.

Rabies Clinic Arpil 28

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Thursday, April 28th in Emporium
This is a great savings!! 


Country Blessings Thrift Store at CCCC Update

Country Blessings 
Thrift Store at CCCC 
240 E. 4th Streeet, Emporium 

 Country Blessings is now accepting clean and gently used clothing. 
 We prefer that only clothing be donated at this time 
 Please limit drop offs to Mondays and Tuesdays. 
 Drop offs will continue being accepted at the back door of the church. 
 We are only open Wednesday through Friday when the flag is out. 
 On those days, if open, we are open from noon until 5 pm. Thank you.

Library presents “Explore your Imagination” kids program with author, John Schlimm


The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library welcomes author John Schlimm to the library on Saturday, May 14, from 1-2p.m. for a very special storytime and imagination program. Register now on Facebook of by calling the library at 814-486-8011.

Library presents “Explore your Imagination” kids program with author, John Schlimm

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is excited to welcome St. Mary’s-based author, John Schlimm, for “Explore your Imagination,” a very special story time and imagination activity.

 This event will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 1 p.m. to approx. 2 p.m. in the Library Multipurpose Room. 

The program will start with Mr. Matt Nolder, our library clerk, reading "The Star Jumped Over the Moon" by John Schlimm, followed by a discussion and imagination activity with the author, and a light snack. This program is geared towards children ages 4-9. 
 Register now on Facebook of by calling the library at 814-486-8011.

Library presents “Soil: The Key to Your Best Garden Ever”

Library presents “Soil: The Key to Your Best Garden Ever” 

 The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is excited to present “Soil: The Key to Your Best Garden Ever” in partnership with Penn State Extension. Elk County Master Gardener, Stephen Marconi, will be presenting this great seed saving class on Tuesday, May 17, from 5:30-6:30 pm in the library’s multipurpose room. Space will be limited, so register early to attend this great class.

 Attendees will learn to understand and develop soils to make their garden produce nutritious and delicious. That soil is so much more than just dirt. They will see what it takes to turn soil into super.

 We are asking for $5 or a donation for the class. Register now on Facebook or by calling the library at 814-486-8011. To learn more about the Seed Library, visit
Those interested in the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program can visit for more information.

Bernard M. "Barnie" Bauer, Jr.


Bernard M. "Barnie" Bauer, Jr., 70, of 2442 Plank Road Hollow, Emporium, PA passed away at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Monday afternoon (April 25, 2022). He was born March 20, 1952 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Bernard and Catherine (Songer) Bauer. On September 17, 1976 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Bonita Rees, who survives him.

Ben, known to some as Barnie, graduated from Cameron County High School, Class of 1970. He was a self-employed dairy farmer starting at age ten and worked his entire life on his family’s century farm; something he always said he was born to do. He enjoyed spending time outdoors baling hay, planting crops and cracking jokes. He also loved spending time with his family and in the later years spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Ben had 3 loves in his life; his farm, his children, and his wife of 45 years, his Bonnie. There are many in and around Emporium who can say what a special place the farm is and what fond memories they have of spending time with Ben throughout the years. If you ever had the fortune to talk with Ben, he would always talk, at great length about how proud he was of his children and of course how much he loved his wife.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jamie (Nick) Druga, Pittsburgh; son, Scott (Leah) Bauer, Emporium; daughter, Lauren (Tom) Modafarre, Ridgway; daughter, Emily (Jon) Coleman, Emporium; and special friends Cassidy and Bryan Dempsey, Emporium; nine grandchildren: Nicholas, Abigail, Alana, Jason, Jackson, Dakota, Grant, Leona, Adelaide and Benjamin; sister, Helen Newton, Emporium; sister, Marilyn Bauer, Texas, Along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Bauer and a sister, Linda Caldwell.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 30, 2022) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Creekside Sports Bar and Event Center Update


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

 Latest update. Met with food supplier and wanted to let a little information out. Our menu will be changing. We will not be carrying your ordinary, run of the mill bar food. It will all still be delicious and reasonably priced, but we want to provide the area with a little better quality and out of the ordinary food. It's better to have a smaller menu that you can make great and quickly instead of a huge menu with lots of overhead supplies. First bit of info: we will have more than just deep-fried appetizers. Food that tastes better and looks a LOT more appetizing. 
Please keep checking our Facebook page as we will be starting to post pics and info shortly.

A Few Spring Photos

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CC Conservation District Seeks Summer Intern

Cameron County Conservation District 
 Cameron County Conservation District Seeking Summer Intern. 

Seeking motivated college bound student or a student currently enrolled in college working towards a degree in the conservation field. Work will include field work (streambank stabilization projects, water sampling, etc.), office work, educational workshops, and other various tasks assigned by the staff. 
 The term of the Internship is 12 weeks (450 hours) at $7.25 per hour. Position does not include medical benefits or retirement. Schedule is flexible to fit needs.

 Please submit your resume` to the Cameron County Conservation District via email to Todd Deluccia ( no later than close of business, 4pm May 13th.

Pic of the Day ~ Foggy Night

Airport Road, Emporium, PA.


EHS/CCHS 2022 Alumni Banquet


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EHS/CCHS 2022 Alumni Banquet 

 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. 
 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 has been posted in the Echo. 
Below is a snapshot of the form taken from the Echo. 

2021-2022 Basketball Award Recipients


Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Award Recipients: 

Brevin Lewis-Ken Dunkleberger Award 
Landon Farren - Chris Purcell JV Player Award
 Camdyn Allison - Best Free Throw Percentage 
Hayden Brown - Most Valuable Player 
Alan Erickson - Most Improved Player 
 Devin Fowler - Best Defensive Player

Cameron County Recreation Center 4/27 Update


Cameron County Recreation Center 

The Recreation Center will be closed tomorrow 4/27 for maintenance repairs. 
We will still be accessible via email and messenger! 
 We will keep you updated on tomorrow's Game Room Hours

Fredrick A. Bignell

Fredrick A. Bignell, 83, of 11177 Rt. 120, Emporium, PA passed away at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Monday afternoon (April 25, 2022). He was born May 8, 1938 in Johnstown, PA a son of the late Arthur Bignell and Mabel Coleman Bignell Dippold Toner. On June 13, 1964 in East Liverpool, Ohio he married Ann Lynn Cooper, who survives.

Fred has been a resident of Cameron County since 1946. He worked at Emporium Specialties Co., in Austin, PA for 23 years then as a co-owner and president of Keystone Automatic Technology in Emporium for 22 years. Fred was a life member of the NRA, a member of the Emporium Jaycees where he served as a director, secretary, and also as state director. He was also a member of the Cameron County Planning Commission from 1968 to 1970 where he served as secretary and also as chairman. He served on the Cameron County Recreation Board from 1972 to 1978 where he had held position of president and vice president. He was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and was a senior member from 1972 to 1980. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, David (Leticia) Bignell, Spartanburg, SC; a daughter, Cynthia (Jesse) Newton, North Apollo, PA; five grandchildren; a sister, Laura Bignell Rodich, Fortville, IN; brother, Albert (Diane) Dippold, St. Marys; sister, Neila Toner Gordon, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Bignell in 1942 & Mabel Coleman Bignell Dippold Toner in 2009, step father, Albert Dippold in 1956, step father, Neil O. Toner in 2000, sisters, Anna Bignell Buchman, Mayme Bignell Good & Rose Toner Jackson.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (May 2, 2022) from 11:00 AM -12:45 PM followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Dr. Andrew P. Spore, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Valley Meats Closed Wednesday, April 27


Valley Meats 

We are sorry for the inconvenience

The Hazen Flea Market begins this Weekend

The Hazen Flea Market begins this weekend!

 April 30 & May 1st 
 6847 Route 28 N Brookville, PA 15825 

Follow this link for the 2022 schedule

Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

This weekend in nearby Ridgway, PA. 


Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous 

The Rendezvous is *FREE* admission but you can load up a car full of people and park onsite for $5/vehicle. Supports the event and the Tri-county Rails to Trails program. 

It's all happening at 260 West Main Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 
April 27 - April 30th

 Friday and Saturday have a full set of entertainers. 

Monday, April 25, 2022

PennDOT Winter Service Survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking the public’s feedback on its winter services through an online survey. 

The 17-question survey asks respondents about their timeline expectations for safe and passable roadways, how they rank snow-removal priorities, and how they rate PennDOT’s winter services. Respondents are also asked how they receive PennDOT roadway information, and whether or how they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services. 

 The survey is available through April 29 and should take about five minutes to complete. 
All responses are completely anonymous. It is available here. 

Peggy A. Mann


Peggy A. Mann, of Emporium, PA passed away at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium following a brief illness on Monday, (April 25, 2022). Peggy was born January 7, 1955 in Columbia, PA a daughter of the late George and Verna (Keller) Harbold. She was married to her late husband Michael for over 46 years. She graduated from Columbia High School in Lancaster County in 1972. Peggy worked in banking and she was the teller supervisor at Summit Bank, later working as a graphic supervisor at Houth Engineers in Lancaster. She was a member of the VFW Emporium.

Peggy loved to play the jukebox at the vets club and enjoyed making everyone laugh. She enjoyed playing bingo, gambling, and lottery and rip off tickets. She also enjoyed crafts and her animals especially her dog Cheyenne and her birds Tiki and Kody..

Peggy is survived by a son, George Michael Mann and a daughter, Heather Lynn Mann both of Columbia, PA; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren; sisters, Norma of Lancaster; Linda of York; brother, William of York and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother Richard and a sister Catherine.

At her request there will be a celebration of life held at the Emporium Vets Club at a later date to be announced.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.

Marc A. Colvin


Marc A. Colvin, 56, of Emporium, PA, died Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys.

Born October 16, 1965, in Blossburg, he was the son of Edward and Alberta Rice Colvin. A graduate of Northern Potter High School, he was employed by American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. in Emporium. Marc enjoyed working outside, remodeling, gardening, building fishponds, and digging ginseng. He collected antique Barbies and wolf memorabilia.

Surviving are: his mother, Alberta Devlin of Louisville, KY; his father, Edward Colvin of Branson, MO; seven children, Eric Larnerd, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Guam, Megan (Jason) Witter of Andover, NY, Brooke (Donald) VanCamp of Knoxville, PA, Georgia Colvin of Tioga, Jamie Colvin of Pittsburgh, Gracelynn Colvin of Emporium, and Lilliana Colvin of Emporium; nine grandchildren; five siblings, Lee (Starla) Colvin of Westfield, Gayla Anderson of Louisville, KY, Craig Colvin of Colorado Springs, CO, Thomas (Dixie) Colvin of Lancaster, and Anthony (Carrie) Colvin of Washington, UT; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 10:30 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. Rev. Marty Zdrojewski will officiate.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Emporium Senior Center Upcoming Events

 Emporium Senior Center Upcoming Events

 Come on out to the Emporium Senior Center for a Night Bingo this Friday, April 29th from 6:30-9pm! For only $5, you can play up to 5 cards for the duration of the evening. Pay $1 for additional cards, should you wish to play more. All ages welcome! 

 The Emporium Senior Center has planned a Salamanca Bus Trip on Wednesday, May 18th. The cost of the bus trip is a maximum of $53/person, but with more interest, the cost will continue to be lessened! Each participant will also receive $25 in free slot play. The bus is slated to leave the Emporium Senior Center at 9am and is planned to return to the center at 4:30pm. If you would like to sign up, please call 814-486-3707 or stop in at the center.

Storm Football Sign Ups


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Storm Football Sign Ups

Cameron County Mercantile Operating Hours


Cameron County Mercantile 
Beginning April 25 (that's today!) the Cameron County Mercantile will be open from 10a - 6p, Monday - Saturday. We are still closed on Sundays. 

 Cameron County Mercantile is a boutique for local makers, growers, artisans, and collectors to display and sell their products.
 37 East 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Marc A. Colvin


Marc A. Colvin, 56, of Emporium, PA, died Thursday, April 21, 2022.
 Arrangements will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. 
 Online condolences may be expressed at

Creekside Sports Bar and Event Center Update


Creekside Sports Bar and Event Center Update 

 Just another update for everyone. We are still waiting for the state to transfer the liquor license. Once that happens, we will do a 13-day refresh on the bar area and reopen. We have some exciting changes in store, and hope everyone keeps checking back to see. When we close, we will post changes daily to keep everyone informed and maybe post a few sneak peek pictures. Thanks to everyone who has wished us well. We look forward to meeting all the locals and becoming part of the community. 

 Sharing this information as Mack's Sports Bar will be transitioning to the Creekside Sports Bar and Event Center.

 Above is the page for the NEW Creekside Sports Bar in Emporium, PA

SHC Earth Day Spring Landscaping


Left to Right 
Barb Grimone, Chrissy Slusarick, Kathy Desio, Lori Reed 
Borough Employee Bill Wiltrout, not pictured, John Uber 

Sylvan Heritage Council

 Our Earth Day 2022 spring landscaping and mulching project is in the books! 
 Volunteers from the Sylvan Heritage Council working with the Emporium Borough Street Crew, freshened up mulch at the landscaped areas the SHC maintains. 

 The hallmark of the Sylvan Heritage Council is community beautification. 
 “Making our hometown more beautiful – one lasting project at a time.”

Outdoor Movie Series Begins


Outdoor Movie Series Begins 

 Each month May-August the chamber, Cameron County Community Chest and Alcohol Drug Abuse Services will present a free movie and popcorn at various locations throughout the county. 
 The dates of the movies will coincide with other events taking place in the county.

 The first movie is set for Saturday May 14 at 8pm at the Big Flag Memorial Park. 
 National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage will be shown utilizing the bleachers and natural amphitheater. Bring your favorite non-alcoholic drink, chair/blanket or sit on the bleachers and enjoy the show! 

 June the movie Charlotte’s Web will be shown the weekend of the Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt at Masons Farm. 
 July the movie Clifford the Big Red Dog will be shown along Rails to Trails behind the Emporium Food Market following the car show which kicks off Weekend in the Wilds and the final movie is set for August during the Cameron County Fair. 

All the movies are free utilizing equipment from Alcohol Drug Abuse Services screen, speakers and popcorn machine. The chamber provides the projector and a grant from the Cameron County Community Chest covers the cost of licensing to show the movies.

Brush Fire in Hunts Run Road


Emporium Vol Fire Dept
Brush fire- 107 hunts run road 
Fire was contained to roughly 1/4 acre 
Units on scene: brush, utility, tanker, chief, deputy, assistant 14-2. 
Special thanks to trooper Whitman for assisting with hose duties.

Arbor Day Ceremony


"Emporium Shade Tree Commission is celebrating another year of qualifying the town as a “tree City.”

 Don Caton and commission members encourage community members to attend an Arbor Day ceremony at 10 am Friday, April 29, at the borough office. 

Established in 1950, the Shade Tree Commission is responsible for the planting of trees in public areas, ensuring tree growth and maintenance, as well as educating the public. More than 720 trees representing 40 different varieties have been planted by the organization over the years. National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Emporium as a Tree City for 34 years. “We should be proud community should be proud to live in a place that makes the planting and care of trees a priority,” said Borough Manager Don Reed."
Shared from the Endeavor News FB page

Mother’s Day @ the Emporium Country Club Restaurant


Emporium Country Club Restaurant 

Don’t forget Mom on Mother’s Day.
 Let us do the cooking for you so you can enjoy the day together.

CC Recreation Center Cleans Up Rails to Trails


Cameron County Recreation Center 
 Thank you SO much to those who came out to help us clean up the Rails to Trails! 
(I forgot to get a group picture) 
We had a great crew. 
These two were my partners! 
Happy Earth Day!

CC Historical Society Hosting Historical Writer Guy Graybill April 30


Don't Miss!!!!!
Cameron County Historical Societies"Lunch Box Social" and meet keynote speaker PA Historical Writer, Guy Graybill
When: Saturday April 30, 2022
Place: VFW - EmporiumTime: 1:00 PM
Cost: $12.00
Anyone can attend!

Graybill is an author of six books many involving history that can be found on and other outlets.
 Months ago Guy contacted us seeking information on a book he is currently completing entitled "The Rake of Restless Oaks." This is a book that debunks the phony claim of "folklore" for the writing of Pennsylvania author Henry W. Shoemaker (1880-1958), of Clinton County. 

 Many of us who are history buffs are familiar with Mr. Shoemaker's published over 200 books and pamphlets on Pennsylvania folklore, legends, manners customs, wildlife, and a variety of other topics.

 Until Graybill, contacted us we never knew that Shoemaker actually had a connection to Cameron County. We discovered his first wife was Beatrice Genevieve Barclay born in Sinnemahoning PA the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Shafer) Barclay. Henry and Beatrice married in 1907 when she was 18 years old and together they had one son, Henry Francis Shoemaker II. 

 Discovering this connection, we requested he come for a visit Mr. Graybill.

This is a "Social" you don't want to miss red checked tablecloths and all. 
 Spring has sprung time to get out. 

Come join us Saturday April 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM Emporium VFW for an old fashioned "Lunch Box Social" , The cost is $12 per person. 
 Everyone is welcome!

Glow Crazy Night


We’ve been waiting for this event for the past couple months and it’s finally here!
 Friday night is our youth late-nighter & we’re going to glow crazy!! 
 If you’re a student in 6th-12th grades, you are welcome to join us!
 We’re having dinner together and then playing games all night. It’s going to be fun!
 Happening 5:30-11 @ Emporium CMA Church. Message one of us if you have any questions. 
Cherie Miller or Kelly Spencer 

Emporium CMA Church 
 1284 Sizerville Rd Emporium, PA 15834

Hygrade Inn Offers Discounts to First Responders, veterans, Active military & National guard

 The Hygrade Inn 

 Offering our country's first responders, veterans, and active military and national guard a reduced rate for their stays is the least we could do. Simply enter one of the following codes when reserving a room and bring the appropriate ID with you when you stay. 
 FIRSTRESPONDER the first responder promotion provides a 10% discount for current in-service police, fire department and EMT Services. 
 VETERANS the veteran promotion provides a 10% discount for Americans Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Veterans. 
 ACTIVEDUTY the active-duty military promotion provides a 10% discount for current active-duty military and national guard. proof required. 
Thank you for your service. 

 The Hygrade Inn 
 212 E 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834 
 (814) 335-5968 
A luxury boutique hotel in Emporium, PA with four comfortable rooms, each with its own full en-suite bathroom!

Phyllis L. Moscato


Phyllis L. Moscato, 69, of 16 New Street, Emporium, PA passed away at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA on Sunday morning (April 24, 2022) following 25 years of battling multiple strokes. She was born November 8, 1952 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late George S. and Faye Jewart Agliardo. On August 3, 1969 in DuBois, PA she married William Moscato, who survives and together they shared 52 years together.

Phyllis enjoyed yard sales, was an avid reader and loved working at the haunted house on Halloween. She was employed at the Old Candy Factory, Keystone Automatic and Dollar General.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Michael Moscato, and Paul Moscato a daughter, Lori Moscato, all of Emporium; half-brother, Christopher Stuckey, Austin.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Leona "Kaye" Jones and a brother, James Agliardo.

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

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430 or to the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Driftwood Saloon will be closed Monday, April 25th.


Driftwood Saloon & Grill 

 The Saloon will be closed Monday, April 25th. 
We apologize for any inconvenience.
 375 Driftwood Avenue Driftwood, PA 15832 (814) 546-2447

The Bear Den Will Re Open Next Week


The Bear Den 
 We will remain closed this weekend, the 23rd and 24th, and reopen this following week. 
If anyone is interested in a bartending or serving job, send us a message here or stop in next week! 
We apologize for any inconvenience!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Pic of the Day ~ Eagle

Beautiful photo taken by Leanne Cooney in Cameron County 


Rite Aid Building for Sale

I haven't spoken to anyone at Rite Aid, but the local building that they are in is listed for sale. 
Some employees are stating it is just the building for sale, and not the business. 


This Weekend in Cameron County April 22-23


This Weekend in Cameron County April 22-23
Listed are some activities occurring this weekend in Cameron County. If you have any you would like me to add, email me at 
 Updates may be added closer to the weekend

 As part of the Sylvan Heritage Council's town-wide clean up initiative and in honor of Earth Day, the Recreation Center will be holding a clean up of the rails to trails from the Caboose to the end of town on Thursday, April 21st starting at 4pm! 🌎 
Trash bags and rubber gloves will be provided to participants who will meet at the Recreation Center. Afterwards, please join us for some refreshments! 

 Sinnemahoning State Park
 Come help us clean up the shore of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir on Earth Day.
 Clean-up will be this Friday, April 22, 2022 from 1 PM to 3 PM. Gloves and bags provided. Walk will be about 2 miles on uneven, muddy terrain. Sturdy, waterproof shoes recommended. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Lake Day Use Area. All ages welcome. No pre-registration required.

Youth Turkey Luncheon 
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 Come join us Saturday April 23rd for some fun after an exciting morning Turkey hunting! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Taylor Gillette at (814) 562-0421 or via email at

Tubby's Tavern 
Tubbys welcomes Eleven 75 Friday, April 22, 
Live Music 10pm - 1 am 
 Tubby's Tavern 439 E. 3rd St., Emporium 

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 
In support of the PA Roadside Beautification Program, SSA will hold it’s annual sponsorship to clean up the highway (route 120) between the Driftwood post office and Club Road in Sinnemahoning on April 23th. All are welcome to help keep our communities beautiful and scenic. Report to SSA at 8 a.m. for the bags and safety vest.

Shippen Township Clean up Day
 Saturday, April 23rd from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Shippen Township building. The cost is $15.00 per truck or trailer load, tires are extra. Televisions & computers will NOT be accepted, by law the must be recycled. Residents & camp owners must stop in the office first. Refuse accounts must be paid up to date. Portage Township residents may participate in the Shippen Township Clean Up Day.

Driveway Sale 
Saturday April 23 
 All proceeds donated to the CC Ambulance 
 70 Mountview Rd, Sylvan Heights 8 am - 11 am

Porch Sale 
 102 East 5th Street, Emporium, PA
 Saturday, April 23 from 10am to 2pm 
Sunday, April 25 from 12pm to 2pm

Program @Sinnemahoning State Park 
April Skies of Sinnemahoning Presentation, Saturday, April 23, 2022, 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM. Meet in the Wildlife Center Classroom. 
April Skies of Sinnemahoning Stargazing Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area, north of the Park Office. 

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club
 Meat Raffle @ 4 pm 
Saturday, April 23
 15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861 (814) 546-2835 

 Sinnemahoning Tavern 
 Saturday, April 23 MUSIC IS CANCELLED 
 Sinnemahoning Tavern 10426 Main St Sinnemahoning, PA 15861 
The Tavern will be closed Sunday

Driftwood Saloon & Grill
 Join us this Saturday, April 23rd for some great food and great music! Central PA Music Hall of Fame 2021 Winners for Best R&B/Soul Band/Artists Soul Solution - Starting at 8pm 
375 Driftwood Avenue Driftwood, PA 15832 (814) 546-2447

Rich Valley Wines 
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. 
Open weekly Thurs, Fri., Sat. & Sun. 
Check website for hours
 400 East Allegheny Ave, Emporium, PA 15834 (814) 507-1120