4th Graders Become Bird Brainiacs

    Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) and Mark Johnson, a local birder who is very knowledgeable on the subject of birds, have started a new program at the Woodland Elementary School.  Once a month they will present a program to the 4th grade students, introducing them to birds. The primary […]

Head Start Learns About Bats

    Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program that provides education, health, and nutritional services for children between 3 and 5 years old. This service is provided by Northern Tier Community Action Corporation. Head Start gives children the opportunity to experience new adventures and to be curious and creative.  Emily Embick of Sizerville State […]

Applications Now Being Accepted For LIHEAP

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, is now open. Eligibility for this federally funded program is based on income guidelines and household size. For example, a family of four with a gross annual income of $36,900 will qualify for a grant. Monies are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional […]

Friends of the Library Kick Off Fundraiser

    The Friends of the Library have accomplished a great deal over the years. A big thank you goes to everyone who has supported the organization by becoming a member during the Membership Drive, or attending the Used Book Sale, or taking part in the holiday project; Wishing Family and Friends a Happy Holiday. […]

Rotary News

    Rotarian and Vice Chairman of the Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties, Rebecca Pasquinelli introduced Dr. Joseph Nairn, President of the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania at the Emporium Rotary luncheon meeting October 31st.   Dr. Nairn updated the club on the new affordable and accessible post-secondary education for students […]

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at Emporium Senior Center November 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can eat in, take out, or have the dinners delivered. Donations are welcome. Food donations can be left at the Senior Center.      

Christmas Luncheon

    A Christmas Luncheon is being planned for ladies who retired from or worked at Cameron County Schools, on Wednesday, December 6 at the firehall. Doors will open for the luncheon at noon and they will eat around 1:15 p.m.  Mountain Melodies will entertain at 12:35.   Please call 486-0234 or 486-0181 if you […]

Cameron County Veterans Day Events

    The Annual Veterans Day Dinner will be Saturday, November 11th, at the Cameron County Vets Club.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with social hour starting at 5:00. The dinner is open to all honorably discharged Veterans, Active Duty and Reserve Military.  To sign up for your reservation, call (814) 486-3078 or […]

Trunk or Treat a Success

    The rains did not dampen the spirits of anyone during the annual Trunk or Treat event held recently in Emporium. Over 400 children and their families walked through 26 trunks that were decorated for the event. Snacks and music were provided throughout the evening. This event is growing by leaps and bounds and […]

Ham, Turkey Raffle

    The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Ham & Turkey Raffle November 11th at the Emporium Firehall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and drawings start at 7:00. Prizes consist of meats, pop, money and other items; twenty-five individual raffles with multiple prizes. Free admission and refreshments.       

Chamber Adjusts Hours For Holidays

the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center in planning for the gift giving season has adjusted its hours. The store front is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuesday night extra hours include 6:30 to 9:00. Adjusted weekend hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. […]

ABATE Meeting

    The Endless Mountain A.B.A.T.E. Chapter 34 monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 11 a.m. at the Emporium Moose Club.       

Rotary News

    Emporium Rotary members forego a hot cooked lunch by brown bagging it at their luncheon meeting October 24th and donating their lunch money to The Rotary Foundation for World Polio Day.  Each year, the club donates a substantial amount towards the eradication of polio in the world. Robin Kuleck (shown left) spoke to […]

Conservation District Project Tour

    The Cameron County Conservation District will be holding their annual Project Tour for 2017 projects on Friday, November 3. The tour will start at the boat launch at Sinnemahoning State Park at noon, where a light luncheon will be served. Showcased on the tour will be the following projects: • G. B. Stevenson […]

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at Emporium Senior Center November 23rd from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can eat in, take out, or have the dinners delivered. Donations are welcome. Food donations can be left at the Senior Center.  

Senior Center Happenings

    Upcoming happenings at the Emporium Senior Center:   All are welcome to attend.  Tuesday, November 7th – Community Nurse Day. Free Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30 a.m. and a short program about “Saving Your Skin” at 11:30. Wednesday, November 8th – DCNR Mystery Program with Emily at 9 a.m. Monday, November 13th […]

Sinnemahoning Watershed Round 10 Application Requests

    Settlement monies from the June 30, 2006 Norfolk Southern train derailment that caused a serious fish kill in Big Fill Run, Sinnemahoning Portage Creek, and the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek are being administered by the Headwaters RC&D Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Committee to fund successful applications in the 10th round of the Sinnemahoning Watershed […]

Cameron County Veterans Day Events

    The Annual Veterans Day Dinner will be Saturday, November 11th, at the Cameron County Vets Club.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with social hour starting at 5:00. The dinner is open to all honorably discharged Veterans, Active Duty and Reserve Military.  To sign up for your reservation, call (814) 486-3078 or […]

Halloween Trunk or Treat Planned

    Trunk or Treat is a safe alternative to trick or treating. This will be the fourth year joining the First Baptist and Emporium Alliance churches giving the children a safe alternative to trick or treating. Volunteers are needed to provide a trunk and hand out candy. You can decorate your own trunk or […]

Dorothy Yard To Speak at Garden Club

    The Emporium Garden Club meeting for October will be held on Monday, October 23, at 5 p.m.  Please note that the meeting time has changed to 5:00 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Hall for a light supper of soups, sandwiches and desserts.   The community is invited to attend any of the meetings and […]

Democratic Meet & Greet

    Come join the Cameron County Democrats on Wednesday, November 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall, 300 South Chestnut Street.  The local Democratic candidates will be available to talk with.   Information on the election of judges in Pennsylvania this election will also be available. Come and let the candidates […]

Historical Society Fall Dinner Meeting

    The Cameron County Historical Society will be holding its annual Fall Dinner Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW in Emporium.  In honor of Veterans Day some of our local genealogists and history buffs have come together to pay tribute to our local military heroes of the past.  Our county remains […]

Community Chest 2018 Fund Drive Underway

    The 2018 Cameron County Community Chest Fund Drive is underway.  The Fund Drive Committee has sent letters to the active businesses, clubs and individuals of the community. To be part of this worthy community event send your tax-deductible contribution today to: Cameron County Community Chest, P O Box 134, Emporium, PA  15834, Attn: […]

September Realty Transfers

  Cameron County secured real estate transactions for September: Virgie A. Frailey Johnson conveyed property in Grove Township to Robert M. Kober for $35,000. Donald I. Keller; Shippen Township; David R. Keller; $65,000. Thomas E. Keefer; Gibson Township; Thomas E. Keefer; $30,000. Federal National Mortgage Association; Shippen Township; LSF9 Master Participation Trust; $1.00.  

Fragale Named To ECC Homecoming Court

  Bobbi Fragale has been named to the Elk County Catholic Homecoming Court. Bobbi is an active member of St. Mark’s Parish. She is involved in Student Council, where she is the vice president of her class, Students for Life, Future Business Leaders of America, Yearbook, National Honor Society, and the Lady Crusader softball team. […]

Historical Society To Honor Local Veterans At Annual Dinner

  The Cameron County Historical Society will be holding its annual Fall Dinner on Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW. In honor of Veterans Day some of our local genealogists and history buffs have come together to pay tribute to our local military heroes of the past. Some will feature their family […]

Third Graders Release Pheasants

  Third grade students from Mrs. Wilson’s and Mr. Porkolab’s classes recently made their annual visit to the Andrews Farm. The field trip is sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) and is the final stage of the 2017 Pheasants in the Classroom program. Earlier this spring 12 classrooms in the Woodland Elementary school […]

Van Wagner Performance at First Fork Festival

  Special guest, singer, songwriter and former coal miner, Van Wagner, will present “Soft Coal, Hard Times” at the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park Saturday, October 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Wildlife Center. A little bit of music, a little bit of laughter, and a lot of […]

New Hours at Cole Memorial’s Express Care Clinic

  The Express Care clinic at Cole Memorial Hospital announces new hours for non-emergent medical care in response to patients’ needs for on-demand service. As of October 10, Express Care is offered from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekends. No appointments are necessary; walk-ins are accepted. […]

CCOYA Youth Pheasant Hunt A Success

  The annual Youth Pheasant Hunt was recently held at the Andrews Farm. The event is sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA). It was a beautiful fall day for 20 young hunters including six young lady hunters who participated in the hunt. Before taking the fields a Safety training program was provided by […]

Portage Twp. Cemetery Meeting

  The Fall meeting of the Portage Township Cemetery Association will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. at the Cameron County Recreation Center. All interested persons are welcome to attend.  

Soup, Sandwich Fundraiser

  The Emporium Senior Center will be selling hot, yummy soups and sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21st at the center. Eat in or take out available. Thank you for supporting your local senior center.  

Bucktail Rod & Gun Club Meeting

  A membership meeting of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse on Sizer Run Road. On the agenda will be election of officers and club news. If you would be interested in being a club officer, let Frank Armanini know ahead of […]

Trout Stocking Rescheduled

  The PA Fish and Boat Commission has informed Sinnemahoning State Park staff that the trout stocking of the Delayed Harvest Section of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek that was scheduled for October 4th, did not occur due to low water levels in the streams. Trout stocking of the George B. Stevenson Dam at Sinnemahoning […]

ABATE Meeting

  A.B.A.T.E. Endless Mountain Chapter 34 will hold a meeting Saturday, October 14th at 11 a.m. at the Emporium Moose Lodge.  

Harvest Celebration

  Everyone is welcome to the Harvest Celebration on October 22nd at 2 p.m. at the Sterling Run United Methodist Church for music, singing, food and fellowship.  

Outdoor Club Goes Elk Viewing

    Cameron County High School Outdoor Club recently took its first field trip of the school year. Ten students took an after school evening to go Elk viewing in the Benezette area.  They were accompanied by Advisors Mandy Miller, Lee Sines and Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA).  First stop of […]

Sharing Our Blessings With Manor Residents

    It’s that time of the year again. Time flies by so quickly and it seems that the seasons are changing and we need to prepare.  Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Blessing Tree” for the Thanksgiving season to benefit the residents of their facilities. For a minimum donation of $5.00, your loved […]

Pink-tober Baskets of Hope

    Cameron County Courthouse employees will be kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month beginning on Monday, October 2nd. Starting then, tickets will be on sale for the 2017 Pink Ribbon “Baskets Of Hope” raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each and can be purchased in the Prothonotary’s office located on the first floor. Raffle prizes for […]

Emporium Senior Center Happenings

    There are many fun, informative and entertaining happenings during October at the Emporium Senior Center. All are welcome to attend.  Monday, October 9th – Helpmates will be there, available to do blood pressure, blood sugar, and oxygen screenings from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Monday, October 9th— Club meeting at 1 p.m. All members […]

ECC Holds Stockholder Meeting

    On Saturday, Sept. 24th, the  Emporium Country Club (ECC) held their annual stockholders meeting. Dale Miller was honored for his 40 years of service to ECC. Congratulations and thank you, Dale. The following are the officers and directors for 2017-2018: Rich Cashdollar, president; Mick Fapore, vice president; Chris Thompson, treasurer; Ben Newton, secretary. […]

Blood Drive Oct. 12

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. A blood drive will be held in Emporium on October 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Vets Club, 427 East 3rd Street Some blood […]

Religious Inquiry Class

    A gathering will occur on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m., for less than one hour, for adults 18 years of age or older who are trying to find meaning in their life.   Those who have questions like the following are invited to come: Can you help me be a better person?  […]

Financial Aid Night

    Cameron County High School announces that Financial Aid Night will be held on Tuesday, October 17th, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School LGI. A financial aid representative from the University of Pittsburgh of Bradford will present how to complete the FAFSA application and answer all financial aid questions. All seniors and their […]

May Hollow 300 Club Party

    May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 300 Club Party on October 7, starting at 1 p.m.      

Fun Children’s Programs at the Public Library

    The staff of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library would like to remind parents about their three on-going children’s programs:  Free to Be Me (birth through two years) is held on Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and is a loosely structured playtime offering a variety of activities to provide engagement and socialization […]

Soup, Sandwich Fundraiser

    The Emporium Senior Center will be selling hot, yummy soups and sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21st at the center. Eat in or take out available.  Thank you for supporting your local senior center.    

Silent Prayer Service

    The Cameron County Pro-Life Committee will be sponsoring a “Life Chain” on Sunday, October 8th. “Life Chain” is a nationally recognized, peaceful demonstration against abortion. Signs will be distributed at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, and the demonstration wi    

Cole Memorial Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Mauser

    Holly Mauser, DMD, recently joined Victor Brown, DMD, PC, and Tod Twichell, DDS, and the Cole Memorial Dentistry team. Dr. Mauser received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania prior to completing her Doctorate in Dental Services at the Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. She performed […]

Painting Class

    A painting class, taught by Anna Cass, will be held at the Emporium Senior Center on Friday, October 20th, beginning at 11 a.m.  Anna will be leading everyone in painting a picture of a sunflower and a pumpkin.Cost for the class and supplies will be $16/person.  There will be a break for lunch—they […]

Breastfeeding Education Group

    The Community Education Center and Penn Highlands Elk are excited to announce a new Breastfeeding Education Group opportunity. Local Maternity Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant, Katie Pletcher, will meet with new moms and interested moms at the CEC in St. Marys on Tuesday, October 10th and Monday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. to […]

Students Help Build Fish Habitat Structures

    Five Cameron County High School students, Anthony Bryant-Zucal, Kailey Spaeth, Taylor Lamont, Chelsea Osti and Caleb Pifer, along with Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Association (CCOYA) participated in a service project at Sinnemahoning State Park.  Along with several other volunteers students helped build 50 porcupine cribs that were dropped into George […]

Live Entertainment at This Year’s Autumn Festival

    Fall is in the air! Come join everyone for the Annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park on Saturday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This historic festival celebrates the pioneers of Northern Pennsylvania through crafts, skills and foods.  Local artisans will demonstrate their skills while displaying some of their works […]

Wild About Nature at the Park

    Cameron County Conservation District recently coordinated the 10th Annual Wild About Nature Field Day trip where the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students get the chance to get outdoors and learn. This year it was held at Sinnemahoning State Park.  The weather was great and the kids all had a great day full […]

Students Prepare For Envirothon

    School is back in session and that means preparing for the Pa. Envirothon State competition that will take place next spring.   At the State Envirothon, high school students made up of teams of five, one team from all 67 counties compete in field testing using their knowledge in five topic areas – […]

CCOYA Youth Pheasant Hunt

    The annual Andrews Farm Youth Pheasant Hunt is scheduled for October 7th. The hunt is for youth ages 12-16 who have a current Jr. Hunting license.  The event will take place 1 ¼ miles north of Emporium just off Rt. 155 at the Andrews farm at the bottom of Salt Run. Registration will […]

Upcoming Programs at Sinnemahoning Park

    Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of family-friendly programs to park visitors this weekend and in the coming weeks.  “Fido and Me” Fall Hike is set for Saturday, September 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy the colors of fall with your family and 4-legged best friend(s) on this easy 2.5-mile hike. […]

EVFD Open House

    The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) is holding its 2017 Fire Prevention Open House on Tuesday, October 10th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the firehall. Due to the very positive feedback that was received from last year’s program, this year’s program will again offer several interactive activities for public participation.   […]

Breastfeeding Education Group

    The Community Education Center and Penn Highlands Elk is excited to announce a new Breastfeeding Education Group opportunity.  Local Maternity Nurse, Katie Pletcher, will meet with new moms and interested moms at the CEC in St. Marys on Tuesday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 24th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants will […]

Rotary News

    STEM was the topic at the Rotary luncheon September 20th.  STEM stands for the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Rotarian Jessica Herzing introduced District Principal Amy Schwab (right), and Bonnie Burgess (left), current biology and STEM class teacher, who spoke about the journey of researching STEM curriculums and implementing a […]

Reading Under the Lights

    A little rain did not keep the families in Emporium from Reading Under the Lights Friday night.  Approximately 75 people gathered on the football field for a night of reading and family fun. Joy Hampton Coffey was the guest reader of the book Stellaluna. Every child received a copy of Stellaluna  provided by […]

Former Resident Opens Eye Care Practice In St. Marys

    Housler Family Eye Care opened their doors June 5 in St. Marys and are welcoming new patients to the practice located along the Million Dollar Highway. Optometrist Brandan Hou- sler fulfilled a lifelong dream after purchasing the former Maranatha Optical business roughly one month ago. “I have always wanted to be in private […]

Rotary News

    Mary Kay McLean, Emporium Rocks On,  was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon September 12th.   Emporium Rocks On was created for the painting and hiding of rocks in Emporium.  The aim of this project is to create unity within our community by having residents  paint rocks to hide around town for […]

Fall Ladies’ Conference

    All women are warmly invited to the Fall Ladies’ Conference, “Treasure”, at the Emporium Alliance Church on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9 a.m. to noon.    In addition to rich worship and deep Bible teaching with testimony, there will be special music, refreshments and luncheon.  There is no cost for the conference.  This […]

October Art Classes

    The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center will kick off October with classes in quilting, painting, repurposing and faux finishes.  The events can be viewed on the chamber Facebook page or online at www.cameroncountychamber.org. Answering a request by residents, the artisan center is hosting three Sunday afternoon classes

Child Safety Seat Check

  PSP Emporium will conduct a free Child Passenger Seat Check Event at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department on September 17 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Please contact Trooper John Whitcomb or Trooper Seth Fragale at PSP Emporium, 486-3321, with any questions.  

Homecoming Parade

  The Cameron County High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 6. Organizations wishing to have a spot in the parade should contact Kerry Cummings at 486-4000 ext. 2096.  

ABATE Meeting

  A.B.A.T.E. Endless Mountain Chapter 34 monthly meeting will be held Sunday, September 10th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds at 11 a.m. Nominations for 2018 officers will be held.  

Homecoming Parade

  The Cameron County High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 6. Organizations wishing to have a spot in the parade should contact Kerry Cummings at 486-4000 ext. 2096.  

Pain Management Specialist Added To Penn Highlands Elk Staff

  Penn Highlands Elk welcomes Timothy W. Vollmer, DO, to its medical staff, according to Bradley Chapman, president of PH Elk. Vollmer is a board certified anesthesiologist who will treat patients in the Penn Highlands Interventional Pain Center. His major focus will be to evaluate and treat patients with chronic neck and back pain. “I […]