Sassaman Earns 55 Year Forest Fire Warden Award

  Spurred by rampant wildfires following unregulated logging in the late 1800s and early 1900s, visionary leaders like Gifford Pinchot and Joseph Rothrock lobbied for laws to protect our streams and forests. These efforts led to the creation of a system of volunteer Forest Fire Wardens in Pennsylvania in 1915. On Tuesday August 8, the […]

Endless Mountains Jam This Weekend

  Endless Mountains Chapter 34 ABATE of PA will hold a fund-raiser on September 8th and 9th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds. Gates open at noon Sept. 8th. The event is open to the public and price covers both days; $25 presale, $35 at the gate, couples $40 presale only. Last day for presale is […]

VFW Aux. Meeting

  The regular monthly meeting of the VFW Auxiliary will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 6221. Guest speaker, Don Bickford, director of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities will be giving a presentation on the group’s purpose and activities.  

Moore Hill Homecoming Sunday

  The Moore Hill Homecoming will be held at the Moore Hill Methodist Church Sunday, Sept. 10th at 3 p.m. After the church service there will be a fellowship picnic in the pavilion. Coffee and meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. Those who attend […]

VFW Picnic

The VFW Club of Emporium is once again holding its annual picnic. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 10th, beginning at 1 p.m. All club members and their family are invited for this annual fun-filled day. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of good tasting food.  

Calling All Ladies – Come To ‘Treasure’

  The annual Fall Ladies’ Conference this year is entitled “Treasure” and will take place on Saturday, September 23rd, 9 a.m. to noon at the Emporium Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road (Route 155). The morning will highlight rich worship and Bible teaching from conference speakers Steph Conklin of the Dorseyville Alliance Church […]

Singing Dutchmen Beginning New Season on Sunday

  It’s that time of the year and the 2017/2018 school year is in full swing And so it is with The Singing Dutchmen. They will start their new singing season on Sunday, Sept. 10th beginning at 2 p.m. at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Marys. The Singing Dutchmen of St. Marys are interested […]

Community Chest Short of 2017 Fund Goal

  As of August 31, the Cameron County Community Chest had collected $18,731.50 toward its $20,500 goal. The Board of Directors would like to thank all who have contributed. They are $1,768.50 short of their goal. The 2017 Fund Drive will be open until September 30, 2017. No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your […]

Caldwell Cup Returns

  Cameron County residents participating in the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run Saturday, Oct. 21 can capture the Caldwell Cup. The award presented by the Caldwell Corporation in Emporium is given to the top male and female finishers from the county in the 50k, 25k and 10k events. The hand turned wooden cups are created by […]

Manor Auxiliary Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser

  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 one […]

Manor Auxiliary Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser

  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 one […]

Jr. Conservation School Visits Andrews Farm

  Potter County Junior Conservation School, sponsored by Black Forest Conservation Association in Coudersport recently held their week long camp for ages 13-15 that was established to promote awareness of our Environment and the principles of conservation. Twenty students were carefully selected by their sponsors because of their interest in learning about our environment and […]

Handgun Training Class

  The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will offer a handgun training class on September 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in classroom and September 16th at the Range. The class will cover How to Select a Pistol; Safe Handling; Storage; Your Responsibilities as a Gun Owner; Selecting Correct Ammunition; Ways to Carry Properly […]

Bus Trip To St. Anthony’s Chapel

  A day bus trip to St. Anthony’s Chapel in Pittsburgh is being scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25. The Chapel holds more than 5,000 relics (a remnant of a saint or martyr) and was featured in the July issue of Smithsonian Magazine. The article, titled: “A Pittsburgh Church holds the greatest Collection of Relics Outside […]

Labor Day Weekend at the Park

  Come to Sizerville State Park to say goodbye to summer and celebrate Labor Day! The following programs will be offered: Friday, September 1st 6:30 p.m. “Nature Craft & Story: Dancers in the Garden” Join the park naturalist at the Campground Amphitheater to read “Dancers in the Garden” by Joanne Ryder. This book explores a […]

Endless Mountains Jam Fundraiser

  Endless Mountains Chapter 34 ABATE of PA will hold a fund-raiser on September 8th and 9th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds. Gates open at noon Sept. 8th. The event is open to the public and price covers both days; $25 presale, $35 at the gate, couples $40 presale only. Last day for presale is […]

Sizerville Pool Open For Labor Day Weekend

  Sizerville State Park’s swimming pool will open September 2nd at 11 a.m. for Labor Day weekend. The pool will close for the season at 7 p.m. on September 4th. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As always, the pool is open weather permitting; if you are not sure, call the park office […]

Chicken BBQ

  Endless Mountain A.B.A.T.E. Chapter 34, will be holding their yearly Chicken BBQ dinner on Saturday, September 2nd from 10 a.m. until sold out at the Dollar General store parking lot. All money raised goes toward new Christmas gifts for the children of Cameron County. New toys and monetary donations will be accepted.  

2nd Annual Baked Potato, Open Mic Event

  The time has finally arrived for the long awaited 2nd Annual Baked Potato and Open Mic Event at the Emporium Senior Center. All are invited to attend this fun and relaxing come and go time of fun and food on Sunday, September 10th, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. To help raise money for […]

Barbara Moscato Brown Library Memorials

  The Barabara Moscato Brown Library received the following memorials and donations during the first and second quarters of 2017. The following books were placed in memory of: James E. Baker by Scott and Brenda Mullens: Blue Book of Antique American Firearms & Values, by S.P. Fjestad, and Hunting Gear, by Annie Hemstock; James E. […]

VFW Annual Picnic

  The VFW Club of Emporium is once again holding its annual picnic. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 10th, beginning at 1 p.m. All club members and their family are invited for this annual fun-filled day. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of good tasting food.    

Japanese Knotweed Program

  The Bucktail Watershed Association, a non-profit watershed group based in Emporium, has started up their seasonal Japanese knotweed control program. Japanese knotweed is a very aggressive non-native plant that invades stream banks, but will also take over roadsides and other areas. During the month of September, contractors working for the BWA will be treating […]

Sinnemahoning Park Holiday Weekend Activities

  Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of environmental programs and activities for the Labor Day Weekend. A Monarch Butterfly Tagging program will be held Saturday, September 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Park Office and Wildlife Center. Discover the mystery of monarch butterfly migration, their unique life cycles, and what […]

Art Show at Felt Manor Friday

Art Show at Felt Manor Friday by Amanda Jones, Echo News Editor Residents and staff at the Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium are excited to welcome the public to an Open House at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 25, featuring art created by participants in a recent series of classes offered to residents. […]

Take-Back Drug Program at PSP

  The Pennsylvania State Police has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General to participate in Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program, which began Friday, Aug. 18th. A drug collection box has been placed in the lobby of the PSP Emporium Station […]

End of Summer Fun at Sizerville

  Summer Fun at Sizerville State Park! The following programs will be offered this upcoming weekend: Friday, August 25th 3 p.m “Nature Jeopardy” How much do you know about nature? Come to the Environmental Learning Building to put your knowledge to the test with Nature Jeopardy! All ages are welcome to participate in this fun-filled […]

Baptist Church To Celebrate 150 Years

  First Baptist Church, corner of Broad and 5th streets, invites you to celebrate its 150th anniversary, beginning September 1st with a Hymn Sing at 7 p.m. On September 2nd there will be an Open House and refreshments from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a Night Service with three local men who got their […]

Senior Center Bingo

  The tentative date for the Emporium Senior Center Sunday Bingo is September 17th at 1 p.m. Until then bingo will be held every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. You don’t need to be a member to play so come on out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and new games.  

Judges Sought For BBQ Competition

  Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is firing up for the All Fired Up & Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition set for Saturday, Sept. 23. The annual event held the fourth Saturday of September continues to draw competitors and visitors from across the United States. “The first competitor to register comes from the Clarion area,” says […]

Sizerville Pool Hours

  Sizerville State Park’s swimming pool will be closed August 23rd through September 1st. The pool will reopen September 2nd at 11 a.m. for Labor Day weekend. The pool will close for the season at 7 p.m. on September 4th. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As always, the pool is open weather […]

Off the Grill Raffle

  The Cameron County Fair Association will be hosting an Off the Grill Raffle on Saturday, August 26 at the Emporium Firehall. Doors will be open at 6 p.m. and raffles will begin at 7:00. Chinese auction and 50-50 will also be held that evening. Food will be available.  

Garden Club Meeting

  The August meeting of the Emporium Garden Club will take place at Margaret Harris’ farm on Monday, August 28, at 5 p.m. Fellow Garden Club member, Pat Martin will teach members and guests how to make a goldenrod wreath using metal clothes hangers and locally growing goldenrod. Members and guests will enjoy a picnic […]

St. Anthony’s Chapel Bus Trip

  A day bus trip to St. Anthony’s Chapel in Pittsburgh is being scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25. The Chapel holds more than 5,000 relics (a remnant of a saint or martyr) and was featured in the July issue of Smithsonian Magazine. The article, titled: “A Pittsburgh Church holds the greatest Collection of Relics Outside […]

VFW Annual Picnic

  The VFW Club of Emporium is once again holding its annual picnic. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 10th, beginning at 1 p.m. All club members and their family are invited for this annual fun-filled day. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of good tasting food. Games will be available […]

Scam Alert

  Please be advised that the Driftwood Senior Center and Emporium Senior Center will not be calling you! There is a current scam taking place where the caller says they are from the Senior Center and offer a special program taking place. These calls are scams and not being called from your local Senior Centers. […]

Levi Olivett To Appear In Times Square Video

  Levi Olivett, of Emporium, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 16, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation. The featured photographs highlight children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome, reminding the world in a very big way about the contributions and milestones of […]

Rides 4 Vets Needs Volunteer Drivers

  Elk and Cameron County Rides 4 Vets is in need of more volunteer drivers. Currently there are 15 active drivers, who routinely travel to Altoona, Bradford, DuBois, Erie, Pittsburgh, Warren, or any VA approved Health Care Provider. Rides 4 Vets serves Elk and Cameron counties and has two 2015 Ford Flex AWD vans. You […]

Rides 4 Vets Needs Volunteer Drivers

  Elk and Cameron County Rides 4 Vets is in need of more volunteer drivers. Currently there are 15 active drivers, who routinely travel to Altoona, Bradford, DuBois, Erie, Pittsburgh, Warren, or any VA approved Health Care Provider. Rides 4 Vets serves Elk and Cameron counties and has two 2015 Ford Flex AWD vans. You […]

Local Food/Shelter Program Awarded Funds

  Cameron County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Cameron County has been chosen to receive $5,500.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board […]

RRC Fall Registration Closes Aug. 21

  The Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania (RRC) is a one-of-a-kind public college being developed to provide affordable, locally accessible associate degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of students and employers in Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties. RRC was approved by the PA Department of Education […]

Fishing Derby Benefit

  A Fishing Derby to benefit the American Legion WW I Monument Restoration Project will be held Saturday, September 2nd at Lake Clear Creek from 7 a.m. until ? Entrance fee is $20, which includes two hot dogs and a drink (available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) There will be $1,000 total prize money. […]

Weekend Fun at Sizerville

  Summer Fun at Sizerville State Park! The following programs will be offered this upcoming weekend: Friday, August 18th 3 p.m. “Rad Reptiles!” What is a reptile? What reptiles live in Pennsylvania? Join the park naturalist on the pool deck to learn all about reptiles. Find out what makes these animals unique and then try […]

Food Pantry

  The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, August 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.  

Conservation Night at County Fair Renamed In Memory Of Jan Hampton

    All families are encouraged to attend the second annual Youth Conservation Night on August 9th at this year’s Cameron County Fair. Starting this year the name of this event will be the Jan Hampton Youth Conservation Night.  Jan passed away earlier this year and was very involved in the Cameron County Fair and […]

Cameron County Fair Set To Open Sunday

    Hard to believe, but the 2017 edition of the Cameron County Fair will open on Sunday, August 6 with Vesper Services at 7 p.m. The speaker for the evening will be Pastor Daniel Lawson of the Faith Baptist Church. There are a few changes to the schedule this year. On Tuesday evening the […]

ATVs On Public Roadways Meeting Thursday

    A public meeting/forum concerning ATVs on public roads in Cameron County will be held on Thursday, August 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Cameron County High School auditorium.   Everyone who is concerned about the potential impacts of opening public roads to ATV traffic is encouraged to attend.    

Leadership Program Aims To Develop Mid-Level Managers

    A leadership program offered this fall by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology focuses on mid-level managers and those aspiring to move into those positions. Classes will be held in the Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties, 4 Erie Ave., St. Marys, and are scheduled from 9 […]

Leadership Program Aims To Develop Mid-Level Managers

Leadership Program Aims To Develop Mid-Level Managers   A leadership program offered this fall by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology focuses on mid-level managers and those aspiring to move into those positions. Classes will be held in the Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties, 4 Erie Ave., St. […]

Leadership Program Aims To Develop Mid-Level Managers

    A leadership program offered this fall by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology focuses on mid-level managers and those aspiring to move into those positions. Classes will be held in the Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties, 4 Erie Ave., St. Marys, and are scheduled from 9 […]

Rotary News

  Rotarian Bari Poorman and wife, Rita presented a slide show presentation at the Rotary luncheon meeting July 18th of their recent trip to New Hampshire.    Barry did some fishing and he and Rita took in some of the breathtaking scenic sites.  New Hampshire, “The Granite State” was ranked the second best state to […]

Summer Fun at Sizerville Park

    The following programs will be offered this upcoming weekend at Sizerville State Park: Friday, August 4th   8 p.m.   “Films in the Forest: Alone in the Wilderness” Have you ever thought about leaving civilization behind and living in the wilderness? To build a cabin, be self-sufficient and enjoy the company of your […]

Huff In Concert at Christian Center

    David Huff will perform in concert Saturday, August 12th at 7 p.m. at the Cameron County Christian Center (former 4th Street School). A free will offering will be taken. Born and raised in Pineville, Mississippi, David developed a keen appreciation for country and truly soulful music. At an early age, his life being […]

Yeti Raffle

    The Allegheny Mountain Chapter, Nam Knights of America MC is sponsoring a raffle to support the restoration of the WW I Memorial in Emporium. The raffle prize package consists of 10 Yeti items and cost is $5.00 for one or three for $10. One hundred percent of the money goes to the restoration […]

Prospect Park Playground Report

    Alyson Rotello – Supervisor Our final art classes for the summer will be held on August 9th and 10th with Michele Rodich as art teacher from 10 a.m. until noon. Also, on Thursday, August 3rd, from 10 a.m. until noon we will have the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) under the direction […]

4-H Cloverbuds Participate In Animal Week

    During the week of July 17th-20th, 4-H children and Cloverbuds participated in animal week.   The 4-H children had Mr. Don Bickford visit them on the 17th, and inform them about different species of birds.   On the 18th, the 4-H children went to Robin Kuleck’s farm, and were able to feed chickens, […]

Mason-Grugan Reunion

    The 109th annual Mason-Grugan Reunion will be held August 5th at the reunion grounds on Mason Hill. Lunch will be at noon. Please bring a dish to share along with your place settings and drinks. There is always lots of good food, so don’t be late. There will be activities and games throughout […]

Night Swim

    The Class of 2019 will be holding a Night Swim on Friday, August 11th from 7:30 p.m. to  9:30 p.m. at the school pool.  Cost is $5.00 for a family, $2.00 for individual adults, and $1.00 for individual students.   Snacks will also be sold.    

Prospect Park Playground Report

  Alyson Rotello – Supervisor Our art classes will be this week, July 18, 19, 20, with Michele Rodich as art teacher from 10 a.m. until noon and also on August 9 and 10 at the same time. We are having our 3rd Annual Dice Run on August 26, which will be supported by ABATE […]

Reunion Reservation Deadline

  Attention Class of 1977: Reservation deadline for the August 12th reunion is July 22. Send reservations to LuAnn Reed, 128 E. 5th St., Emporium, PA 15834.  

Garden Club Meeting

  The July meeting of the Emporium Garden Club will be held on Monday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Hall. Jill Perry and Pat English, fellow Garden Club members, will be making several kinds of salsa with produce from their gardens. Recipes will be available as well as small jars to […]

Elk County Catholic Yard Sale

  Elk County Catholic High School will hold a Garage Sale to benefit the Class of 2018 on Thursday, July 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elk County Catholic High School Cafeteria.  

Coffee House

  Father Paul & Friends are hosting a coffee house Sunday, July 30. The free event at St. Mark Church features Father Paul, Dave Foote, Feroz Brothers, and Ron Tusing Band. Music begins at 5 p.m.  

Rotary News

  Amy Goode, Program Manager for the Community Education Center of Elk & Cameron counties, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon July 11th. Amy also manages the DISCOVER Partnership program where she is a liaison between the local schools, businesses and communities to educate the young people of our area about the career […]

Simar Pens 12th Book

Naked (Raw) is the 12th book written by local author, Tiffany Simar. Her writings span from 2014 through 2017. Release date is set for August 1, 2017. Naked (Raw) is a book of poetry/lyrics/written pieces, some pieces accompanied by pictures. Simar states, “I believe this book has something for everyone. I believe these are some […]

Sinnemahoning Park Activities

  Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of free family-friendly programs to park visitors this weekend. Bats Around the Home, Friday, July 21, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Campground Amphitheater – Learn about the bats that live in PA and the benefits of having bats around your home. Get information about bat-proofing your house […]

Weekend Fun at Sizerville

  Environmental Education Programs for the Upcoming Weekend at Sizerville State Park. Friday, July 21st 7 p.m. – “Mountaineer Search and Rescue” Join us at the Campground Amphitheater to meet our local search and rescue team. They will discuss who they are, what they do, and what you can do should you find yourself lost […]

Boro Police Warn Of Facebook Military Scam The Emporium Borough Police have received several reports of borough residences being scammed. The latest scams have gone as follows. The person will impersonate a military member overseas. Often times they hack a Facebook page, stealing photos and personal information of the person. The scammer will then message the victim either by Facebook messenger or via text message. They will use the pictures of service members and pose as them and have several techniques they use from there. Victims said they have used the lonely trick and get the victim to either fall for them or feel bad for them. One scammer actually told the victim he is a service member overseas and that due to his/her bank account being hacked they need you to send them money.

Boro Police Warn Of Facebook Military Scam The Emporium Borough Police have received several reports of borough residences being scammed. The latest scams have gone as follows. The person will impersonate a military member overseas. Often times they hack a Facebook page, stealing photos and personal information of the person. The scammer will then message […]

Fund Drive Still Short of Goal

  As of July 14th, the Cameron County Community Chest has collected $17,762 toward its $20,500 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far. The Cameron County Community Chest needs additional donors to reach its community goal. The donor base has continued to shrink. New donors are needed. If you have not supported your […]

Something New Is Brewing

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor A new business has started in Emporium to provide high-quality, fair trade coffee roasted and blended right here in Cameron County. Bearded Brewing, LLC came to fruition approximately two months ago, and now offers blends made up of four different types of roasted coffee beans. The company is […]

ATV/UTV Assoc. Continues To Seek Support For Trail System

  Members of the Cameron County ATV/UTV Association held an Open House on Saturday evening at the Emporium Fire Hall to hear citizens’ concerns and dispense information on the group’s ambitions within the county. The association is led by resident Jeff Snell, current owner of the Bear Den in Sterling Run, who has been going […]