ABATE Fundraiser

  Endless Mountains Chapter 34 ABATE of PA will hold a fundraiser, Endless Mountains Jam, on September 8th at the Cameron County Fairgrounds. The event is open to the public and is $15 per person presale, $20 per person at the gate. Tickets include admission, primitive camping, and entertainment. Gates open at 10 a.m. and […]

Vets Club Picnic

  Once again the Vets Club of Emporium will be holding its annual club picnic. All paid up members of the VFW, Vets Club, American Legion, VFW Auxiliary and social members along with family are invited. The event will be held on Sunday, September 9th on the back parking lot of the Vets Club from […]

Rotary News

  Rotarian Marilyn Erickson (right) introduced Deb Eckenroth as the guest speaker at a recent Rotary meeting. Deb gave a very compelling talk on her on-going trips to Haiti, describing the resilient and hard working people struggling to survive a corrupt government. Deb founded a 501 (c) organization, “Love Never Fails-Haiti” whose mission is to […]

Causer Satellite Hours

  State Rep. Martin Causer or one of his representatives will hold office hours on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Emporium Borough Office from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Services available include assisting constituents with state-related issues or concerns, assistance with driver license and vehicle registration applications, and help in filling out applications for various state […]

Friends of the Library Book Fundraiser

  An exciting new project is being undertaken by the Friends of the Library. Watch for a display in the Chamber of Commerce in mid September. The goal behind the project aside from raising funds for the Friends of the Library is to promote reading to and by children. A Chinese Auction will be held […]

Moore Hill Homecoming

  The Moore Hill Methodist Homecoming will be held September 9th at the church at 3 p.m. Following the service a fellowship picnic will be held in the pavilion. Please bring a dish to share and your own place setting. Coffee and meat will be provided by the church. All are welcome. Come meet old […]

First Responders Mass

  St. Mark Church will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States at a special mass to be held on Sunday, September 9 at 9 a.m. Cameron County local and state law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service personnel, mountaineer search and rescue, military veterans and members of the […]

Country Blessings

  Several volunteers are still needed in order to maintain Country Blessings at its customary level. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hours will return to normal (noon to 5 p.m.) on October 3. This week’s sale: Teen clothes 1/2 Off.

Woodland Book Fair

  Woodland Elementary Library is pleased to announce the dates for its annual Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held in the library from Monday, Sept. 17th through Thursday, Sept. 20th. Schedules will go home with students giving their class’s time to attend. Family members are encouraged to come help children shop during […]

Homecoming Parade

  CCHS Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 5th. Any organization wishing to have a spot in the parade should contact Kelly Palumbo at 486-4000, ext. 1851.

Monarch Program at Sinnemahoning Park

  Every fall thousands of Monarch butterflies migrate from Pennsylvania to their overwintering grounds in central Mexico. Join Sinnemahoning State Park staff for Marvelous Migrating Monarchs to learn about monarch butterflies, their annual migration, and what we can do to help these marvelous insects to survive. The program will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 from […]

Evening Kayak Tour at Sinnemahoning Park

  Join the Sinnemahoning State Park staff and volunteers at the George B. Stevenson boat launch for an Evening Kayak Tour at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8th, for a relaxing evening paddle on the reservoir. Learn about local plants, animals and local history while enjoying the quieter atmosphere of the lake life. Bring your kayak […]

Singing Dutchmen Mark 54th Anniversary

  The year 2018 marks the 54th anniversary of The Singing Dutchmen Men’s Chorus. The group was formed by Gloria V. Anderson and a core group of men from the Shiloh Presbyterian Church Choir. The “Dutchmen” average 12 performances per year singing for church benefits, nursing homes, civic and social functions. Members come from Emporium, […]

Young Adult Outdoor Corps Work On the Elk State Forest

  The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to young people who complete recreation and conservation projects on Pennsylvania’s public lands. In addition to hands-on job skills, the program provides learning opportunities weekly in resource management, environmental issues and topics, and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with […]

Labor Day Weekend at Sinnemahoning Park

    Wrap up your summer by attending a nature program at Sinnemahoning State Park.  Park programs on Labor Day weekend include a guest presentation on wild ginseng, a crayfish program for kids, a campground program on turtles, and two days of pontoon boat tours.  Wild Pennsylvania Ginseng – Saturday, September 1, 2 p.m. to […]

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 www.cameroncountychamber.org. 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 […]