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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Open Nursing Positions @ Guy & Mary Felt Manor

Guy and Mary Felt Manor

 The Manor is actively seeking registered nurses for several part time positions that are open at this time. Positions are available 7-3 and 3-11 at this time. 
Please contact Reshawn Shipe, DON for more information or with any questions. 

 The Manor is actively seeking LPN's to fill two part time positions that are currently open. 
There is a part time 3-11 position and a part time 11-7 position. 
Qualified applicants should contact Reshawn Shipe, DON at the Manor.

The Bear Den ~ Live Music July 2


The Bear Den 
 Saturday, July 2, 7-10pm Live music by Dan Weyant 
 Stop in for dinner and drinks Kitchen is open now until 8pm

24426 CCC Memorial Hwy, 
Driftwood, PA 15832 

Creekside Sports Bar & Event Center Fish Fry Friday


Creekside Sports Bar & Event center is open Thursday - Sunday serving food & drinks! 
 Stop into this newly remodeled facility for a fish fry, appetizer or wings. 
 Watch their Facebook page for menu specials.
 Thank you to the new owners for investing in Cameron County! 

 Friday is Fish Fry Day. 
Open at 4pm. Batter dipped, or parmesan crusted haddock or tilapia Sidewinder fries and cole slaw $11.99 Stop in and give it a try. 

Creekside Sports Bar & Event center 
13285 PA-120 
Emporium, PA 15834 

Hours for the 4th of July Weekend at Rich Valley Wines


Rich Valley Wines 

Hours for the 4th of July Weekend at RVW

Last minute food truck pop up for Friday, July 1 - Kelly with GypsyWagon FoodTruck will be set up and ready to sell at 5pm! *indoor seating at Rich Valley Wines- drinks available but not required* 

Tasting Room will have extended hours on Saturday for Weekend in the Wilds in Cameron County. 
12pm to 8pm - come see us in our Tasting Room for our full Sumer Cocktail Menu. AC will be on!

The Rich Valley Wines Wine Wagon will be busy this weekend as well. 
 You can look for us, and a wine slushie, at the following locations in Emporium. 
Car Show in the Emporium Food Market parking lot on Friday, July 1st 
Saturday, July 2nd - Weekend in the Wilds, set up in the town square at 44 East 4th Street
Sunday, July 3rd - Smoker’s Insane Terrain Off-road Park for the races! 

Busy, Busy. Fun, Fun!

Cornhole Board Raffle


Cornhole board raffle....$10 per chance, 75 chances being sold. 
 Benefits Cameron County Longbeards.
Contact Mary Grace Olay @ 814-594-6118 for a chance or message Gary or her via their personal Facebook pages

Gypsy Wagon Food Truck at RVW July 1


Great News, Emporium!!! Tomorrow night (Friday, July 1) we will be visiting our friends Ryan and Brandi Graham Magaro at Rich Valley Wines. 
 The Gypsy Wagon Food Truck will be set up in the parking lot from 5-8. 
 Come on out for some delicious eats and crafty drinks. 
 Cash or Venmo only for food truck. 
 Can’t wait to see you again

ALLE-CATT Alumni Game Donations Needed

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Reach out to Mike via Facebook if need an application and cannot print it from here 

Calling all EMPO! 
 I need help in getting sponsorships/donations for this year's ALLE-CATT Alumni game. All proceeds will be donated to the Cameron County Little League, as they were last year. We raised close to $900 last year and I would like to do way better this year.
 Any help with contacts or connections, or if you want to help me out, forms are attached.
 Any questions, please let me know... Mike L. Leavitt
$100- Sign Sponsorship 
$250- Jersey Sponsorship
 $500- Big Cat Sponsorship

Pic of the Day ~ R. Moore

Photo of the day by Robert Moore 


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Memorial Service for Michael Pugh

 Michael Pugh

A memorial service for Michael Pugh will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Andrew Spore will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Emporium Borough Office Closed Monday, July 4


Emporium Borough Office Closed Monday, July 4 

 Monday's garbage will be picked up on Tuesday, July 5th

New Car Seats Available


Catholic Charities-CCCAS-St.Marys

Are you going to be needing a new car seat for your child? 
We have seats available at CCCAS.
 The seats are brand new. There is a low cost fee of $20. 
We will have a car seat group on July 12, 2022 for anyone who would like a seat. 
Trooper Morris from the Ridgway State Police, will be at our office to share safety tips. 
It's going to be great! Please call or message us for more info.
Located at 503 E. Arch Street, St Marys, PA 

Cameron County Nutrition -Open @ New Location


Cameron County Nutrition 

We are back and we MISSED you all! 
Stop in and visit us at our NEW location (right across the street from our old place!) 
In a hurry? Call ahead! (814) 486-9936
14 E 4th St. • Emporium, Pa 
Open 6:00-4:00 M-F 10:00-3:00 Saturday & Sunday

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Natural Gas Impact Fee Delivers More than $6.3 Million to Region’s Communities


Natural Gas Impact Fee Delivers More than $6.3 Million to Region’s Communities

 Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced detailed information about this year’s distribution of impact fees on natural gas producers, totaling $234,437,575.

At this point I want to make something clear; although it is listed as a “fee” the impact fee is in fact a tax on our natural gas industry. It is defined as a “fee” in order to be able to allocate the money through legislation in a way that ensures the communities that are impacted are able to more directly receive a significant portion of the tax. This is so the local governments can maintain the infrastructure as well as improve infrastructure that will enable our region to provide more of the energy our nation needs to heat and light up homes and businesses.

County and municipal governments directly affected by drilling will receive a total of $123,217,163 for the 2021 reporting year. Additionally, $86,030,934 will be transferred to the Marcellus Legacy Fund, which provides financial support for environmental, highway, water and sewer projects, rehabilitation of greenways and other projects throughout the state. Also, $25,189,477 will be distributed to state agencies, as specified by Act 13.

In our region, the counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and Tioga will receive a combined total distributions of $6.34 million:

Cameron – $414,908.46
 Clearfield – $460,627.82 
Clinton – $367,053.53 
Elk – $777,018.34
 Jefferson – $181,326.95 
McKean – $454,728.97
 Potter – $341,800.62
 Tioga – $3,346,598.24

More information about the distributions can be found on the PUC’s Act 13 website.

Cameron County Galactic Running Festival

Cameron County Galactic Running Festival  

Take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle and come experience life in small town America in the heart of the PA Wilds. Run with us during the day while enjoying some of the most amazing night skies in the evening! With an event for everyone, this is a weekend you don't want to miss! This is the perfect weekend runcation!

 Traditional events include a 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Additionally, we are teaming up with Rich Valley Wines to bring you a beer garden that will feature local craft beer, wine, and hand crafted cocktail's from local distilleries. 

Looking for something a little different?
 We will also be having a beer/wine mile run. We are still working out the details but your experience will include drinking a cup of beer or wine during an out and back run. 

There's still more! 

A fun, non-timed 1 mile glow run/walk will also take place on the railtrail in the evening that will be a blast for all ages. After a day of races and/or adventuring through the town, join us for a fun evening with music and glow sticks as we enjoy the beautiful night sky!

 Feeling adventurous? Complete the Wanderstar Challenge! Make it a full running weekend by completing the 5k, 10k, and half marathon. 

 For more info and specific dates/times for each event, visit the website: 

 West Creek Rail Trail
 Chestnut St and East 3rd St.
Emporium, PA US 15834 

Registration will be open the morning of each race unless the event is sold out ahead of time. However, the price is higher the week before/day of and you probably will miss out on all the extra goodies, so don't wait! Register now instead! You may pick up your bib on race morning right near the Start/Finish line for all races. We will probably add an early bib pick up on Friday if needed. Specific bib pick up times will be updated once we are closer to the event and will also be in your race email that is sent out the week of the race! 

Parking is at the West Creek Rail Trail trailhead located at Chestnut St and 3rd St. Parking is free! Additional parking is available along any of the streets throughout town, close enough to walk to the trail and other local businesses! Street parking is also free!

Book Your Senior Potraits Early!

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David A Woodring Photography 

 Get your senior shoots booked early for big savings! 

 An international award-winning photographer located in Emporium, Pennsylvania. 
Willing to travel. Photographs Portraits, Engagements, Weddings, Boudoir, Seniors, Events, Real Estate, Landscapes and more 
Located at 6 West 4th Street Emporium, PA 15834

Yard Sale

Yard sale this Friday, July 1st 8a -?? 
 Lots of girls' clothing and shoes, varying sizes 3T- 10/12 
 Plus sized women's clothing 
Men's clothing 
 Household items and kid games 
 36 W. 6th Street Emporium!

Cameron County ~ Events for the weekend of July 1st - 3rd

Photo taken along First Fork 

Cameron County ~ Events for the weekend of July 1st - 3rd 
 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

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial library will be holding a Used Book Sale during Weekend in the Wilds on Thursday, June 30, Friday, July 1 & Saturday July 2 during regular library hours. The sale will be held in front of the library AND in the back room. 

The Cameron County SPCA Basket Raffle
 Tickets available at the Cameron County Chamber, 34 E. 4th Str.,Emporium 
It will run from June 27th, 2022 to July 2nd, 2022, with the drawing around 2 P.M. 
 There are 42 items to choose from. Tickets are $5 per strip.

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club 
Saturday, July 2 Meat Raffles @ 4 pm
 Sunday, July 3rd
 Grand Opening of the Deck 
Music by Lonnie Lee 3-6pm Meat Raffles, drink specials, food 
15 Club Rd Driftwood, PA 15861 

Driftwood Saloon & Grill 
 Sunday, July 3rd. 3pm - 6pm 
 Live Music by Billy Mac 
 375 Driftwood Avenue Driftwood, PA 15832 

Annual Yard Sale 
 July 2nd, 9 AM -1 PM in St. Mark's parking lot, 235 E 4th Street

The Bear Den 
 Saturday, July 2, 7-10pm Live music by Dan Weyant 
 Stop in for dinner and drinks Kitchen is open now until 8pm
24426 CCC Memorial Hwy, Driftwood, PA 15832 

Weekend in the Wilds - July 1- July 3
Downtown Emporium, PA.

Friday July 1
 2-4 pm. Car show registration at Emporium Food Market 
Car show is 4-8 pm.

Food truck on site, music by Dustin Burgoon

Power Wheel Demolition Derby @ Ace Hardware Store Begins @ 6 pm 

Pie and Ice Cream Social @ First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Str. 
The Pie & Ice Cream Social features Penn State Creamery Ice Cream. Friday, July 1st. 5-7 pm Music by Mountain Melodies & the CC Quilters quilt show in the sanctuary. 

Weekend in the Wilds Free Movie. - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER 
Along the West Creek Recreational Trail behind Emporium Food Mart, 441 E. Third Str. Friday, July 1st. Movie begins @ 9 pm 

Saturday July 2 
12th Annual Bigfoot Hunt 
Saturday, July 2,  5:30am-1 pm Mountaineer Search and Rescue annual Bigfoot Hunt will starts at 5:30 am July 2. Grab a license (1 per person) at: Lakeview store, Sinnemahoning Tavern, Driftwood Saloon or Cameron County Chamber . Hiking Trails, Points of interest, Historical Places are your clues. in Cameron County All are located on public land. Find a foot and Bring it in to Mountaineers Booth in Emporium by 1:30 pm. During Weekend in the Wilds. event. Prizes are on a Random draw . Top prize is $100 Cash. there are many other prizes from cash to gift certificates . 

11am - 5 pm Vendors in downtown Emporium
 11am - 2 pm Live music by Old Skool in center of town

Night Swim @ the CCHS Pool
 Saturday, July 2, 7-9 pm. $3.00 per person 

Cameron County Fireworks 
Sat. July 2 about 9:30 pm 
Fireworks in the CCHS football field.
  7pm gates at CCHS football stadium open. Phatt Grady's food truck in parking lot 

Sunday July 3

 Smokers Insane Terrain Off Road Park
 89 Sizer Run Rd, 
Emporium Barrel racing & Mega Truck Feature Event 
 Price of admission is $10 for spectators and $15 for drivers. Gates open at 9am and races begin at noon. Food vendors and drinks will be available for purchase. 

The Little Museum is Open for the 2022 Season
 Scheduled museum hours will be Saturday & Sunday from 1-4 pm. Memorial Day through Mid October 
If you would like to volunteer, call 814-486-0334 and leave a message. You may send an email to 

This weekend @ Sizerville State Park
 Sizerville Stream Study
 Friday, July 1 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
 Meet at Sizerville State Park, Across from Pavilion #3

Amphitheater Show & Tell 
 Friday, July 1 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm
 A educational short film on black bears of PA. 
 Meet at Sizerville State Park, Sizerville Amphitheater

Build a Boat!
 Saturday, July 2 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm 
Meet at Sizerville State Park, Across from Pavilion #3

Amphitheater Show & Tell
 Saturday, July 2 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm
 Meet at Sizerville State Park, Sizerville Amphitheater

Questions? Call 814-486-5605. 199 East Cowley Run Road Emporium, PA 15834

Programs This Week at Sinnemahoning State Park 
Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir 
Three tours on July 3 & July 4th. 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 12:00 PM. 
Pre-registration is not required but is strongly recommended. Call the park office at 814-647-8401. 

Fish for Free 
Monday, July 4th, 
The day allows anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways. No license is required, but all other fishing regulations still apply.. Details here: 

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

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

Mark your calendars! 
Rich Valley Wines 2nd Saturday Summer Concert Series 
2nd Saturday Summer Concert Series kicked off May 14th in downtown Emporium (44 East 4th street) This concert series runs the 2nd Saturday of each month (May through Oct.) with live music, drinks & food planned! We have six great bands to rock your Second Saturday Summer Nights along with food and alcohol vendors! 
Thank you to The Portage Room &Thing-A-Majig gift shop for helping make this series possible with their financial support! Follow us on Facebook @ or
Rich Valley Wines is located at 400 East Allegheny Ave, Emporium, PA 15834 
*Open by Appointment (in addition to regularly scheduled times)*
 Rich Valley Wines, located in Emporium, makes all wines on site in the heart of the PA Wilds. 
 We also serve Cocktails, PA Beers and PA Spirits.

Save the Date
Cameron County Galactic Running Festival
Saturday, Sept 10 - Sunday, Sept 11

Take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle and come experience life in small town America in the heart of the PA Wilds. Run with us during the day while enjoying some of the most amazing night skies in the evening! With an event for everyone, this is a weekend you don't want to miss! This is the perfect weekend runcation!

Traditional events include a 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Additionally, we are teaming up with Rich Valley Wines to bring you a beer garden that will feature local craft beer, wine, and hand crafted cocktail's from local distilleries.

Looking for something a little different? We will also be having a beer/wine mile run. We are still working out the details but your experience will include drinking a cup of beer or wine during an out and back run.

A fun, non-timed 1 mile glow run/walk will also take place on the railtrail in the evening that will be a blast for all ages. After a day of races and/or adventuring through the town, join us for a fun evening with music and glow sticks as we enjoy the beautiful night sky!

Feeling adventurous? Complete the Wanderstar Challenge! Make it a full running weekend by completing the 5k, 10k, and half marathon.

For more info and specific dates/times for each event, visit the website: 

PLACE West Creek Rail Trail,Chestnut St and East 3rd St., Emporium, PA US 15834

Bingo for Books


Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start & Pre-K Counts

Make sure you RSVP to the Cameron County Family Center by July 14th by calling 486-4000 ext. 2042. 

Cameron County Farmers Market Introduces Southern Tier Gardens from Driftwood, PA


Cameron County Farmers Market
 We are getting very excited for our first market coming up in less than two weeks! We have been busy meeting up with potential vendors and would like to introduce them all to you as they sign up so you can get excited too! 

First up are Randy Bailey & Pam Baker from Southern Tier Gardens in Driftwood, PA. A fun couple of passionate gardeners that have taken a hobby to the next level! We had a great visit while we toured around their beautiful gardens. They have done an amazing job growing all sorts of vegetables and berries and their love of gardening shines through clearly in their weed-free beds, pesticide-free crops and plants bursting with vegetables this early in the season already. They have supplied Good Things Growing in past years so you might already be familiar with their delicious produce. We are very excited to have them on board and are thrilled to be able to offer Cameron County such healthy and nutritious produce! 

 Welcome to the market, Randy & Pam!!

What is the Cameron County Farmers Market? A place for our community to gather to buy and sell fresh produce, local artisan crafts, home-made baked goods and more. Opening officially in 2023 but will be popping up on select weekends this year to give you all a taste of what's to come.

Message us or email us at to find out how to be a part of this exciting new venture coming to Cameron County soon!
The date for our first pop-up Farmers Market is fast approaching (Saturday, July 9, 9am - 1pm)!

Cameron County Nutrition Update 6/28/22


Cameron County Nutrition 

 Unfortunately, we will be still closed Tuesday June 29th. 

 We will be up and back to normal Wednesday, June 30th. 
 We apologize for the inconvenience, we are just as anxious as you all to be back and slinging teas and shakes!
NEW location ~ 14 E. 4th Street, Emporium

Monday, June 27, 2022

Robert J. Williams


Robert J. Williams, 86, formerly of Emporium, PA passed away at the Kane Lutheran Home on Saturday morning, June 18, 2022. He was born October 17, 1935 in Clearfield, PA, a son of Robert F. and Jeanne Virginia Demi Williams.

Bob graduated from the Emporium High School in the class of 1954. He served in the US Marines for three years, during the Korean Conflict from which he was honorably discharged. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and being outdoors. He collected Indian arrowheads which he found throughout Cameron County and had acquired a huge collection. He loved his many nieces and nephews and was often seen riding his bicycle in downtown Emporium.

He is survived by sister, Virginia (Ginger) Horning, Emporium; sister-in-law, Leah Williams, Emporium; nieces and nephews: Bob, Vicki (Platt), Scott, Kenny and Donald Horning, Barbara Ryan, Susan Delucia, Sandy Williams and Andy Williams

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Donald F. Williams.

There will be no visitation, Private graveside services and burial will be held at Saint Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium PA.

Online condolences may be placed at

Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Emporium Rotary Annual Fundraiser Picnic


Rotary Club of Emporium 

 ‼️𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙨!‼️ 
Annual fundraiser picnic will be held August 17th at the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club.
 Excellent food, cold drinks & great company. 
Contact a Rotarian or Emily Vislay for your tickets!

Cameron County SPCA Basket Raffle in Progress

Basket donated by Roots to Ends  

Cameron County SPCA 

The Cameron County SPCA Basket Raffle starts TODAY at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center! 
 It will run from June 27th, 2022, to July 2nd, 2022, with the drawing around 2 P.M. 
during Weekend in the Wilds!
There are 42 items to choose from. Tickets are $5 per strip.
 As always, a HUGE thank you to the community members and business owners who made this raffle possible!

Emporium Senior Center Upcoming Activities and Events


Emporium Senior Center Upcoming Activities and Events

 Wednesday, July 6th at 1pm: Bingo
Tuesday, July 12th from 11am-Noon: Blood Pressure Screenings with Amanda
Wednesday, July 13th at 10:30am: Suncatcher Craft with Rae (donations accepted to offset the cost of supplies) Stop in the center for more details or to sign up
Wednesday, July 20th at 1pm: Bingo
Wednesday, July 20th at 5pm: Supper Club at the Driftwood Saloon

Saturday, July 23rd at 5-9pm: Smokin’ Sounds Dance, 
Food available for purchase from 5-6pm, Dance from 6-9! 
Cost is $3/person or $5/couple. Meal deal available for $5. 
We will also have 50/50.

105 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Celebration of Life for Louie Slyder


Celebration of Life for Louie Slyder 
 Come have a Straub Beer and tell us your favorite Louie story.
Monday, July 11, 2022, 2-4 pm
 2195 Steam Mill Road Emporium, Pa 

Google maps will bring you to the right place.

Vote for J. Schatz - Photo Entry #6

#6 is local resident John Schatz! 
Cast your vote! 

 My photo was one of ten chosen to move onto the voting stage to be featured on a Straub Beer Octoberfest can label. 
Your votes and donation to KECA would be greatly appreciated!
 (If there was ever a contest, I would love to win it would be this one. I try very hard to bring everyone the best possible experience of being one with the wildlife I photograph, giving many a chance to see nature as they may never get the chance to.) 
Thank you in advance for your votes I greatly appreciate your support! 
John Schatz 

Voting is now open for KECA's 2022 Straub Beer Oktoberfest Can Label Contest! 

 We received so many amazing Elk Country images and it was so difficult to narrow it down to just ten but these are our finalists! 

 Voting is open NOW through Thursday July 7th at 9PM and you can cast your votes to decide what image will appear on the 2022 Limited Edition Straub Oktoberfest bier can! 

All proceeds go to support the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and it's mission to conserve and enhance Pennsylvania's Elk Country for future generations. 
 Thank you for your continued support!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Cameron County SPCA - Kittens for Adoption


Cameron County SPCA 
 We are now taking applications for these two sweet babies who love to play and purr! 


They will come with: First round of shots, Spayed/neutered,  Microchipped,  Up to date flea meds,  Up to date worm meds 
 If interested in adopting, please fill out an application. Applications can be found in the mailbox by our door or on our website. 
 Completed applications can be returned to the mailbox or mailed to us at 678 South Mountain Road, Emporium, Pa.


St. Mark Rosary Society Annual Yard Sale

 Last week to donate to the St. Mark Rosary Society Annual Yard Sale !

CC Longbeards 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament a Success!

Thanks to all who came out and supported the Cameron County Longbeards 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament! 
The weather and the competition were hot 🔥
 Shown are our winners....
 1st place - Dan Huey and Mason Huey 
2nd place - Jim Brem and Travis Young
 3rd place - Jim Smith and Rich Harrier 
 Also, Ed Pieczynski won the prize for most 4 baggers 
Thank you to Honkie's FoodTrailer and Rich Valley Wines for providing great food and drink. 
Thanks to all of our Chapter Members and Cornhole League friends who helped with the planning and execution of a fantastic event. 
Hope to see ya'll next year!

Teen Cupcake Craft

Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library 

Great teen craft program coming in July! 
Space is very limited, so register early! 
Register now by clicking this link:

Lost Dog - Beagle


Elk County Lost & Found Pets 

 6/26/22 - Marty is still missing. I wish I had better news to share, but I don't. 
 It was 4 weeks ago today that he ran off. Even if it feels unlikely at times, we still believe he will come back home, and we know that he deserves our continued hope and efforts. 
 My parents have thought of nothing else in the past 4 weeks but getting their beloved Marty back. 
Thanks again, so much, to everyone who has shared our posts, spread the word, and offered help, encouragement, and prayers. It really has meant so much to my family. 

 Please continue to call in any sightings. 814-929-5453 or 814-512-2195 

*Lost male Beagle *5 years old *Microchipped 
*Wearing chain collar and tags when lost *
Missing from Wilcox, PA (Elk County) since 5/29/22

Kristin Joy

Pic of the Day

Moore Hill area 


Kira Aikens New Family Service Worker in Port Allegany

Congrats to Cameron County Resident Kira Aikens!
I love seeing young people returning to this area

Northern Tier Community Action Corporation Head Start & Pre-K Counts 

 Join us in welcoming our new family service worker for Port Allegany: Kira Aikens!

Bozberry Farms Blueberry Update


Bozberry Farms 

The blueberries are still in the green stage. 
I have been getting numerous calls and messages as to if we are open. 
It is to soon to tell but from previous years experience we usually open the third weekend in July. . 
Please share and check back for updates as we get closer to fresh blueberries.

Blueberry pie, a favorite of mine 

I'm including two previous posts listing blueberry availability in our area. 
Since these were posted in 2021, please call the numbers or visit the Facebook sites for updated information. 

Helen M. Petruzzi


Helen M. Petruzzi, 103, of Emporium, formerly of Smethport, PA passed away, Thursday (June 23, 2022) at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.

She was born January 27, 1919 in Dagus Mines, the daughter of Eric and Charlotte (McCool) Gustafson. On May 11, 1942 in Bradford, PA, she married Theodore L. Petruzzi, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1992.

She attended Toby Valley Elementary School and Weedville High School class of 1935.

Along with her husband she owned and operated Petruzzi Tavern in East Smethport. She later worked for Jaguar Manufacturing where she became their first retiree. She also worked for the McKean County Election Board.

Mrs. Petruzzi was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungry Church in Smethport, was an avid reader and most often the Scrabble champion. She had a passion for the recitation of the Rosary.

She is survived by; one sone Michael (Kathy) Petruzzi of Smethport

Seven grandchildren; Chris (Mike) Lawson, Jan Trussell, Lori (Sam) Hunsburger, Magen (Shannon) Yeager, Josh (Erica) Petruzzi, Bonnie (Dan) Burgess and Katie (Jason) Ledwith.

13 Great grandchildren; Jenna, Ryan, Justin, Eli, Rylie, Thea, Ellie, Alex, Lukas, Miles, Iziah, Zoey, and Mya.

One Great Grandchild many nieces and nephews

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:00 am in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport with the Rev. Vincent Cieslewicz officiating.

Memorials if desired can be made to St. Elizabeth Church, 307 Franklin St., Smethport, PA or to the American Cancer Society, 1198 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

CC & Area Fireworks!

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Great list of area fireworks


Elk County Riders ATV Ride

ATV riding is extremely limited in Cameron County
This ride is in nearby Elk County & sounds like a great day of fun & raffles! 

Elk County Riders On/Off Road Recreation Club 

 ‼️ECR's MAIN EVENT OF 2022!!

 This event is mainly all trails! Largest amount of business sponsors of raffle items! 
 Please help spread the word and see you there!! 

 Our BEST RIDE OF THE YEAR and our best collection of raffle items...Courtesy of our local businesses that support the "Trail of Dreams" mission

Fire in Wharton township, Potter County, North of Sinnemahoning State Park

Photo by John Schatz

Photo by Cameron County Fire Wire 

Photo by Austin Fire Dept. 

The Austin Fire Department's report of yesterday's fire in Wharton township, Potter County. 
About a mile North of the Sinnemahoning State Park. 
 Shared from their FB page 

 Last evening at 18:04 Station 44 was dispatched for a Wildfire in Wharton Township.

 Chief 44-10 (J.Burgett), Captain 44 (A.Bothell), Patrol 44-4 / 44-14 with Chief 44-30 (S.Hostetlar), Tanker 44-5 with Lt.44 (S.Foringer), Ambulance 44-6 with Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) and Chief 44-70 (S.Orlowski), Rescue 44-8, and Patrol 44-24 responded.

 Responding units were soon met by large amounts of smoke covering the area. Chief 44-10 (J.Burgett) was first on scene reporting large wildfire on the opposite side of the river moving quickly uphill, establishing Austin Command.

 Command requested DCNR, and Brush Trucks from Station 48 (Coudersport), Company 14 (Emporium) and Company 16 (Sinnamahoning). 

 Patrol 44-4 / 44-14 with manpower deployed to the right flank and worked to establish a fire line and extinguish fire. Tanker 44-5 staged. Ambulance 44-6 set up rehab and accountability. Rescue Crew provided traffic control. Patrol 44-24 with manpower deployed to Pine Island Drive to get ahead of the fire, and worked to establish fire lines and extinguish fire.

 A short time later Command requested availability of an air drop, an additional brush truck from McKean 3 (Port) and notified National Fuel as Fire was nearing their well area. 

 At 19:53 Ambulance 44-6 diverted from the scene and responded to a reported UTV Accident in the Driftwood Boro. Command requested an Ambulance from 49 (Coudersport) to cover the fire scene. Ambulance 44-6 was advised of accident with 2 patient one possibly in need of land rescue. A utility unit from Emporium also cleared the fire scene to assist. Ambulance 44-6 was the first arriving unit to the UTV accident, with Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) immediately requesting 2 helicopters airborne. Stat 6 & Stat 11 responded. Land Rescue was unnecessary. Ambulance 44-6 and Ambulance 7-21 (Emporium) both transported to a landing zone in the Driftwood Boro secured by Engine 20 (Karthaus), Engine 1 (St.Mary’s), Utility 14 (Emporium) and personnel from Company 16 (Sinnamahoning). Stat 6 & 11 landed and departed safely. Ambulance 44-6 then cleared the scene and responded back to the fire scene. 

 Command was notified that air drop was unavailable to this fire, but a dozer and additional rangers were en route. Command also requested brush truck and manpower from 46 (Roulette). Additional Fire Police responded from Emporium.

 Crews worked the fire in high temperatures and steep incline for over 4 hours. Exact size of the fire is unknown at this time but estimated at well over 20 acres. At 22:59 Command reported scene turned over to DCNR all units returning. 

 At 23:44 Ambulance 44-6 with Chief 44-60 (T.Orlowski) and Lt.44 (S.Foringer) responded to a 3rd call, a Medical Emergency in Keating Township. 

 A huge thank you all our mutual aid companies who assisted, and those moved up to cover other stations. Also a big thank you goes out to the Local community members, Austin Baseball Association, Perry’s Store & Austin VFW for donating food and ice for our responders! And to all our members who cooked and brought drinks to the scene.