County Fair Tidbits

      The Board of Directors of the Cameron County Fair are busy getting ready for the upcoming fair season. The dates for this year’s event are August 5-12 with a community dinner being planned for the 13th, hosted by the Cameron County Project. Keep watching for more information about that event. The 2nd […]

Democratic Meeting

    There will be a Reorganization meeting of the Cameron County Democrats at the Cameron County Recreational Center, 300 Chestnut Street, on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m. The positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer will be filled. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend.    

Senior Center Happenings

    The Emporium Senior Center has many programs and events planned during the month of June. All are welcome to attend. Tuesday, June 5th – Free Glaucoma Screening from 10 a.m. to Noon with Carol Brocious. Sunday, June 10th – Bingo at 1 p.m. Monday, June 11th – free Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from […]

Country Blessings

    This week’s sale at Country Blessings is: Summer Shorts and Capris $1.00 per item. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from noon until 5 p.m. Look for the “OPEN” flag and watch the Echo for weekly sales. Country Blessings is located in the Cameron County Christian Center at 240 E. 4th Street in Emporium. […]

Sizerville Park Activities

    Sizerville State Park has many family friendly programs and activities planned for the coming weekend. Remarkable Racoons – June 1, 8 p.m. Have you ever seen this bandit out at night? Was it rummaging through a trash can? Come out and learn about this sly and sneaky critter. Meet at the campground amphitheater. […]

Students Participate In State Envirothon

Students Participate In State Envirothon   Sixty-five High School teams representing their counties and their schools in Pennsylvania participated at the 35th annual Pennsylvania Envirothon in central Pennsylvania for two days on May 22 and May 23. The team for Cameron County High School was sponsored by Cameron County Conservation District and consisted of Ariel […]

The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Event

    Guy and Mary Felt Manor will be taking part in The Longest Day, an event held by the Alzheimer’s Association yearly. This event will be held on June 21st to bring awareness to all that Alzheimer’s is a 24 hour a day disease. More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common […]

Sight & Sound Bus Trip

    This Fall, a group from the Emporium Senior Center is planning a bus trip to Lancaster on Tuesday, September 18th. The bus will be traveling to the amazing “Sight & Sound Theater” in Lancaster  to see the latest showing: “JESUS!” The cost for this trip will be $135 per person. Price will include […]

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

    The First Baptist Church of Emporium will host a benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, June 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Emporium Firehall. The meal will include spaghetti, meat sauce, salad and dessert. Take-out will be available. All proceeds will benefit the victims of the recent fires in our community.  

County Long Beards NWTF Hold Banquet

    The Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held their 11th annual Hunting Heritage banquet at the Cameron County Vets Club on May 19th. The event has become one that many area hunters and conservationists look forward to. The proceeds from the fund-raising efforts go to the National Wild […]

Annual Drum & Henry Kids Fishing Derby

    Get the kids’ fishing equipment ready for the Drum and Henry Fishing Derby. It is the 64th year that this event has provided youth 14 years old and younger the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of fishing. This year’s event will take place June 3rd on the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club […]

Busy Summer Planned at County Historical Society

    First things first.  There are only two days left to sign up for the “Historical Scavenger Hunt” at the Chamber of Commerce.   The deadline is Thursday, May 31st.   Hurry and stop by for all the details  of this month long event that anyone can participate in and learn some fantastic history […]

Cameron Co. Voters Now In New District

    by Amanda Jones Changes to the Congressional District map in Pennsylvania following court action puts Cameron County residents into a new district. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania contains 18 congressional districts, and residents in northcentral Pennsylvania were previously split between the 5th and 10th districts, represented by Congressmen Glenn Thompson (R-Bellefonte) and Tom Marino […]

May Hollow Kids Fishing Derby

    May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club Kids Fishing Derby will be held May 12th, with sign-ups at noon and fishing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All kids up to age 12 are welcome. There will be prizes for all kids, free hot dogs, hamburgers and soda.  

Sylvania Retirees

    The St. Marys Sylvania Retiree  and Quarter Century Association will be meeting May 16th at 6:30 p.m. at Casali’s Itallian Grille.  Agenda is to finalize plans for 3rd annual picnic and tour scheduled for August 22nd at Camp Owners. All are welcomed to attend.    

National Skilled Nursing Care Week at Manor

    As part of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, which runs from May 13th to 19th, Guy and Mary Felt Manor will participate in a variety of different activities. The theme for this year’s national observance, “Celebrating Life’s Stories,” pays homage to the diverse set of perspectives that residents, families and staff bring to […]

Celebrate Migratory Birds at the Park

    International Migratory Bird Day is Saturday, May 12th.  Celebrate birds this weekend with a variety of programs at Sinnemahoning State Park. A Spring Morning Pontoon Tour, will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Day Use Area.  Treat yourself to a relaxing morning aboard the pontoon boat in […]

Egg-citing Times at Woodland

    Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) recently delivered 500 pheasant eggs to Cameron County School District. This year there are 11 classrooms at the Woodland School and one in the High School that are participating in the program. Each classroom is equipped with an incubator that is hoped to hatch about 40 eggs. […]

Family Buffet Dinner

    The Cameron County Fair Association will be hosting their annual Family Night Out Buffet Dinner on Friday, May 11 at the Emporium Firehall. The serving times are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12, preschool eats free. Come and join everyone for a great […]

Rabies Clinic

    The SPCA Rabies Clinic will be at the Emporium Firehall on May 19th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a vet from Elk County Veterinary Clinic administering the shot. The cost is $13 per shot.  All animals must be either on a leash or in a carrier. Please bring a prior rabies […]

Countywide Yard Sale May 19

    Residents have asked for a county wide sale for years.  On May 19 the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the event.  A map will be created including addresses of participants and distributed throughout the county at businesses and online at The fee for a listing on the map is $15.00.  […]

Rotary News

    Cathy Straub was guest speaker for her husband, Program Chairman Ken Straub. Cathy narrated a video of beautiful wildlife and nature pictures of their recent vacation to Myrtle Beach, Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, also some local pictures. Ken, just keep following the birds. In other news: The club voted to host an exchange student […]

May Programs at Sinnemahoning Park

    Spring is now in full swing in Potter and Cameron counties!  Flowers are blooming; baby birds are growing; and the pontoon boat is ready to go.  All programs listed are free of charge and open to all ages unless stated otherwise. All pontoon boat programs require pre-registration.  For registration information, please follow link […]

Lancaster Field Trip

    This Fall, a group from the Emporium Senior Center is planning a bus trip to Lancaster on Tuesday, September 18th. The bus will be traveling to the amazing “Sight & Sound Theater” in Lancaster, to see the latest showing: “JESUS!” Price will include 3 p.m. Show Ticket for “Jesus,” dinner at the Hershey […]

Third Graders Release Brook Trout

    The third grade students of Woodland Elementary recently visited Sizerville State Park. The event was coordinated by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA). The first order of business after arriving was to release several dozen brook trout fingerlings in East Cowley Run stream. This was the end of a yearlong adventure for the […]

Alzheimer’s Support

    The monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at Guy and Mary Felt Manor will be held on May 8 at 6 p.m. Please note the date change for this month. Normally meetings are held the first Tuesday night of each month. The purpose of this meeting is to provide education and discussion to anyone […]

Historical Society Hosts Ulysses S. Grant Author

    The Cameron County Historical Society is hosting an afternoon with author Dr. Paul Kahan. He will present his latest book, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War’s Legacy at the VFW Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Coming from the Philadelphia area, Dr. Kahan is a well-known and respected authority […]

Weight Restriction Removed From County Bridge

    With repairs complete, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has removed weight restrictions on a Rich Valley Road/Straight Creek Road (Route 4004) bridge in Cameron County. The 51-foot bridge spans the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek in Shippen Township, east of the Elk/Cameron County line. The bridge carries an average of less than […]

Help Support Our Local Library

    Have you ever visited the library? Have you ever checked out a book, or a DVD? Have you ever used the computers or accessed a book on ebooks? Have you ever had a copy made? Have you ever read a magazine or a newspaper? Has a family member taken part in a program […]

4-H Air Rifle Regional Shoot

    Jefferson County 4-H Air Rifle Team recently hosted the 2018 Regional 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle event, held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds  This is an annual event that is open to all 4-H Air Rifle members in the Central Region of Pennsylvania. Youth from Cameron, Elk, Potter, Jefferson, Centre and Clearfield counties […]

Win A Stay at the Hygrade

    Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run and the owners of the The Hygrade Inn in Emporium are teaming up to offer two, 2- night stays during race weekend October 20-21.  The renovation to the property at 212 East Fourth Street is expected to be completed by August 1, but the grand opening is planned for […]

Rotary News

  Program Chair for April 17, Shirley Condon (left) had Kim Farina as her guest speaker. Kim took the group through her ordeal of going blind in her right eye and eventually having it removed. Kim had researched Ocularists and settled on one in Hamburg, N.Y. The doctor there made a prosthetic eye which worked […]

Driftwood Senior Center Teams Up With Sinnamahoning Ambulance

    The Driftwood Senior Center welcomes Monica Chilcote and LaDonna Ross from the Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service on Tuesday, May 8th.  Monica and LaDonna will be introducing “The File of Life” program to anyone in the community who is interested in making the first responders’ job easier and keeping you safe. […]

Country Blessings

    The definition of “resource” is something that is ready to use if or when it is needed. Thanks to the community and some faithful volunteers, Country Blessings now has a Resource Room that is full of household items and clothing free to those who are in need. These specifically include ones who are […]

Employer Internship Program

    Workforce Solutions for North Central PA, Inc. was awarded funding from the PA Department of Labor and Industry to support the 2018 State/Local Internship Program (PA SLIP) in our six county region of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties. This region has experienced a significant population loss over the past 18 […]

Applications Accepted For Workforce Solutions Internship Program

    Workforce Solutions for North Central PA, Inc. was awarded funding from the PA Department of Labor and Industry to support the 2018 State/Local Internship Program (PA SLIP) in our six county region of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties. This region has experienced a significant population loss over the past 18 […]

Gun Club Meeting

    A membership meeting of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse on Sizer Run Road. On the agenda will be the drawing of raffle tickets and club news. Our local game warden will be there with game commission news and to […]

Garden Club To Meet

    The April meeting of the Emporium Garden Club will be held on Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Members will submit landscape designs for the garden in front of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library.  The area is 32 feet wide by 4 feet deep.  Ideas […]

Blood Drive Exceeds Goal

    The American Red Cross Blood Drive was held at Emporium American Legion Post 194 on Thursday, April 12th, with 36 productive donations and five deferrals.  Goal for the day was 30, so they had a very good day! Congratulations go out to the donors who received milestone pins:  Robert “Bunny” McLean received a […]

New on the Shelves of the Public Library

    New on the shelves at the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library April 2018: Get Off Your Acid: 7 steps in 7 days to lose weight, fight inflammation, and reclaim your health & energy, by Dr. Daryl Gioffre The Spectrum of Hope: An optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer’s Disease & other dementias, by […]

St. Mark, St. James Parish Mission

    Sunday, April 22nd at 6 p.m.,  the St. Mark/St. James Parish Mission begins, conducted by Redemptorist, Fr. Eugene O’Reilly. Mark your calendar and come! Fr. O’Reilly will join everyone for the Saturday evening Masses and will preach at the Sunday Mass to share with you the benefits of attending a Mission. Fr. O’Reilly […]

Perfect Weather For This Year’s Fish Fest

    The annual Salt Run Youth Fish Fest was a huge success. Both the weather and fish cooperated this year with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), there were over 230 youth registered at this year’s event. The event provides children ages 12 years old and under […]

Shippen Has Illegal Dumping Problem

    by Amanda Jones The gate leading to the Shippen Township municipal building property must be locked evenings and weekends due to illegal drop-offs of refuse items. Several weeks ago, several mattresses and other large items were placed into a dumpster, filling it to overflowing, without paying the required fees. As there were no […]

ABATE Meeting

    Endless Mountains ABATE chapter meeting will be held Saturday, April 14th at 11 a.m. at the Emporium Moose Club. Riding season is here so why not come out and see what they are doing.  Rides and events are being planned now and they encourage current and new members to join them at their […]

Safe Driving Course

    The Emporium Senior Center will be holding a Seniors for Safe Driving Course on Thursday, April 19th. The cost for the class is $15/AARP Members or $20/Non-Members. The class enables you to receive up to 5% off of your insurance payments for three years. Check with your insurance company to see if there […]

March Realty Transfers

    Following are the Cameron County secured real estate transactions for March. Edward P. Bailey conveyed property in Shippen Township to Ronald Barker for $141,000. Albert A. Hallman; Gibson Township; Richard G. Carl; $1.00. Joan E. Sarokon; Shippen Township; Charles N. Sarokon; $1.00. Raymond A. Housler; Shippen Township; Steven F. Manginell; $120,000. Steven F. […]

Driftwood Sr. Center Open For Fishing Season Kick-Off

    Remember to stop at the Driftwood Senior Center on Saturday, April 14th – First day of fishing season. Breakfast sandwiches, homemade cream of potato soup, goodies and much more for breakfast and lunch. Your support is apprecia  

Newton Cemetery Notice

    Please remove all Fall and Winter floral arrangements, Chirstmas wreaths, etc. from Newton Cemetery. Spring cleaning at the cemetery is now in progress and your cooperation will be appreciated.    

Senior Center April Happenings

    Upcoming happenings at the Emporium Senior Center. All are welcome to attend. Wednesday, April 11th – Water Program at 9 a.m. with Donna Thomas from Cole. Friday, April 13th – National Scrabble Day, Mini Tournament after lunch. If you have never played, it’s a great time to come and try it out. Sunday, […]

Historical Society Kicks Off Spring Season

    Cameron County Historical Society kicks off its spring season by hosting author Dr. Paul Kahan. He will present his latest book, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War’s Legacy at the VFW Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Coming from the Philadelphia area, Dr. Kahan is a well-known and respected […]

Country Blessings Open For Business

    Country Blessings wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those in the community who joined them at their grand reopening. It was great to have so many of their friends turn out. Prom is May 5 and Country Blessings has a good selection of Prom-appropriate dresses reasonably priced from $10 to $20. […]

Sinnemahoning St. Park Welcomes Spring’s Arrival

    Spring has finally sprung at Sinnemahoning State Park!  The peepers are peeping, baby eagles are hatching, and the songbirds are calling.  Soon fishing and camping seasons will begin!  Welcome, dear spring, we have missed you! To celebrate the return of spring, Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of programs this month. Opening […]

Chili Cook Off Sunday

    The Emporium Senior Center is hosting an “Open Mic Chili Cook Off” on Sunday, April 15th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For only $3.00, come try all of the chili varieties and vote for your favorite. There is still time to sign up. If you would like to enter the competition with […]

Historical Book on First Fork Available

    A new book is available from the Cameron County Historical Society. First Fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek was researched by Glenda (Neenan) Card and was written by Dianne (Connelly) DeShong. This book is packed full of the earliest history of the First Fork, primarily Cameron County; although, when history and families connected to […]

DCNR Appoints New Manager at Sinnemahoning State Park

    Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the appointment of Tracy Zupich as manager of Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties. “Tracy brings a rich mix of enthusiam, qualifications and professional background to her Sinnemahoning assignment,” Dunn said. “Her public relations skills can only enhance visitor experience […]

Woodland Honors List

    Following is the 3rd Nine Weeks Awards List for Woodland Elementary School: Grade 5 Mrs. Rose Tompkins Honors (All A’s and B’s) Landon Farren, Nicholas Streich Mrs. Ream High Honors (All A’s) Emma Bennett, Janelle Sidelinger Honors Nicole Hockey, Kaylee Hostetlar, Kelsie Kearney, Jakob Narby, Taylor Small, Lauryn Uber, Benjamin Williams Mr. Wennin […]

Elk State Forest Proposed Road Projects

    Listed below are the proposed state forest road projects for 2018.  Ridge Road pipe replacement and drainage work Montour Road pipe replacement and drainage work Short Bend pipe replacement and drainage work Lower Lick Island pipe replacement and drainage work Red Run Road DSA paver placement Dents Run Road pipe replacement West Hicks […]

Vets Club Elects Officers

    On March 13th at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Cameron County Vets Club, the annual vote of new board members and election of officers was held. Elected to the board for the 2018-2019 year were Fred Housler, Barry Sarick, Joe Jones, Jim Pellam, Steve Summerson and Thomas Richards. The following were elected […]

Sinnemahoning Egg Hunt

    The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on March 31st at the Sinnemahoning Recreation Park, with registration beginning at 9:30. The hunt starts at 10:00. There will be plenty of eggs to find, and the Easter Bunny will be there to have your picture taken with. A hot dog, chips and drink […]

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

  The annual Cameron County Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 at the Cameron County Little League Complex on Sizerville Road. The egg hunt will begin at 1 p.m. sharp; don’t be late! Typically, it only takes the kids a few minutes to clear out a ballfield full of candy. Children […]

Ham, Turkey Raffle

    The Nam Knights Allegheny Mountain Chapter will hold a Ham and Turkey Raffle March 24th at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds from this event will go to the Chapter’s Scholarship Fund. Past years the Chapter has sponsored a $1,000 scholarship; their goal is to sponsor a second scholarship for a Tech […]

National Fuel Employees Carry Identification

National Fuel reminds its customers that company representatives always carry photo identification. When visiting your home, if the representative’s identification card is not visibly noticeable, you should ask to see it. If you are suspicious of the reason given for visiting your home or you have questions, please contact National Fuel at 1-800-365-3234 to verify […]

River, Road Clean-Up

    Several local organizations will be coming together for our Annual River and roadside clean-up on Sunday, March 25th, and volunteers are needed.  This is a great opportunity to help make our area even more beautiful. You can choose to help clean the Driftwood Branch Stream or clean the roadway along Rt. 120.  To […]

Bake Sale

    As part of this year’s Giving Back, Giving Together initiative to support libraries and literacy, Citizens & Northern Emporium branch will hold a baked goods sale on Friday, March 23rd in their lobby (135 E. 4th St.) starting at 10 a.m. until sold out. Any monetary donations collected will stay within OUR community, […]

Alliance Church Easter Egg Hunt

    Children of the community are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Emporium. All children ages infant through grade 6 are invited to come and join the fun. The egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at the Alliance Church […]

Ladies’ Conference

    A morning of worship, teaching, testimony, and special music will center around the theme “Redemption” at the Spring Ladies’ Conference on Saturday, March 24th, from 9 a.m. to noon.  The annual event will take place at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road, and all women are warmly invited.   Speakers […]

Bridge Replacement Underway On Moore Hill

    Work to replace a bridge on Moore Hill Road (Route 3001) in Cameron County got underway March 12, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The bridge spans West Creek about five miles west of Emporium in the village of Howard. Replacing the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Cameron […]

Community Chest Needs Your Help To Reach Fund Goal

    As of March 12th, the Cameron County Community Chest has collected $11,486 toward its $20,100 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 […]

Easter Eggs For Sale

    The Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church once again is selling their traditional Chocolate  Easter Eggs.  They are quarter pound eggs in the flavors of Vanilla, Peanut Butter and Coconut.   The eggs are priced at $3.00 each. To place an order please call Linda Burrows 546-2312 or Diane Ball 546-2021.  The eggs can be […]

Sunday Bingo

    Mark your calendar for March 18 at 1 p.m. for a relaxing afternoon of Bingo at the Emporium Senior Center.  Food will be available.Come out and have a try at some of their new games including a Big Jackpot.