Something’s Fishy In Driftwood

    It is that Fishy time of year again. Wayne Johnson is busy hand painting chocolate trout and every fisherman and woman would love one in their Easter basket.   Chocolate fish are available for $3.00 each and they also have their tradition Old Foagie Smiles for only $1.00 each.    Awesome chocolate with […]

Youth Wild Game Dinner A Huge Success

    The Youth Wild Game Dinner sponsored by Emporium Alliance Church, Cameron County Long Beards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities was a huge success.  The event was focused on providing a fun family atmosphere where both young people and adults could try a wide variety of wild […]

Registration Underway For Administrative Professional Day

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is hosting the annual Administrative Professional Day on Wednesday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   This year Cherie Miller from CDH Designs will answer questions about kitchen and bath renovations, Mary Kay McLean will teach a make-it take-it class and Aroma Café […]

Senior Center Happenings

    Emporium Senior Center has many interesting and fun activities and programs coming up during the month of March.   All are welcome.  Tuesday, March 20th – Community Nurse Day. Free Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a short program about Calcium following. Wednesday, March 21st – Bring yourself […]

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 […]

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 […]

Food Pantry

    The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, March 21,  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. Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions

Open Mic, Chili Cook Off

    Do you love to cook Chili, eat Chili, or listen to music while watching other people eat Chili?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this event may be for you!  The Emporium Senior Center is hosting an “Open Mic Chili Cook Off” on Sunday, April 15th from 1 p.m. to […]

March Classes, Seminars at the Chamber

      Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is hosting a plethora of classes and seminars during the month of March.  Details of the events can be found at the community calendar on the chamber web page www.cameroncountychamber.org.   Each Tuesday night in the month the chamber is open from 6:30 p.m. […]

Congressional Art Contest

    U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson announced the details for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece of artwork from each congressional district across the country will be displayed in a special exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. “This is a great opportunity for young artists to have their talents critiqued by an independent […]

State Police February Stats

    Emporium-based State Police Statistical Report for February: Total number of incidents, 268; criminal offenses reported, 11; founded offenses, 10; offenses cleared, 7; criminal arrests, 6.  

EVFD Aux. Meeting

    The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a meeting March 12 at 7 p.m. at the firehall.  

VFW, Legion Annual Dues Payers Dinner Saturday

    It’s time again for the annual VFW Post 6221, American Legion Post 194 and the auxiliaries to come together for the annual Dues Payers Dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, March 10 at the Emporium VFW home located on East 3rd Street. This year the menu will consist of your choice […]

Dr. Hall Joins Penn Highlands DuBois

    Penn Highlands DuBois welcomes Michael M. Hall, MD, to its medical staff, according to John Sutika, hospital president. Hall, who is board certified in family medicine and addiction medicine, specializes in addiction medicine and treats patients at Penn Highlands Integrated Recovery Care, located at 145 Hospital Ave., Suite 104, in DuBois. Working in […]

February Realty Transfers

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for February: Gary L. Clark conveyed property in Shippen Township to Clifford M. Clark for $1.00. Barbara E. Pellam; Emporium Borough; Robert James Pellam; $1.00. Anne M. Doran; Grove Township; Robert T. Doran; $1.00.

Annual Agricultural Producers’ Meeting

    The Cameron County Conservation District hosted their 15th Annual Agricultural Producers’ Meeting on February 28th at the Cameron County Recreation Center. Originally, the workshop began as a cooperative effort started by the District’s late Manager, Jan Hampton, along with the Farm Service Agency’s Dave Stratton and the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS), LouAnn […]

Vets Club Board Election

    Be advised that on March 13, two (2) seats on the Cameron County Vets Club Board are up for election. The voting is opened to all paid up members of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 6221.    

Treasures In the Garden Program

    The Emporium Garden Club will kick off its 2018 year on March 26th with a program entitled “Treasures in the Garden” by local resident, Glenn Davis.  Mr. Davis is a renowned photographer, having his work published in Audubon, National Geographic, Country Journal magazines, and Hallmark cards, among many others.  He was the photographer […]

Woodland Celebrates Read Across America

    This past week, Woodland Elementary School joined schools from across the country to celebrate Read Across America Week with a variety of activities.  At Woodland Elementary School, there were over 30 community readers from many different organizations participating. Members of Rotary, GKN employees, community volunteers, members of the Cameron County School Board and […]

Handmade 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 personalized […]

Rotary News

    Rotarian, Bob Martin and Club Rotary Foundation Chairman, updated the club on the good works of the Rotary Foundation.  Doing Good in the World –  is the motto of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The Foundation’s Annual Fund- SHARE, is the primary source of funding for a broad range of local and […]

IUP Fall Dean’s List

    The following students from Cameron County have been named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Cory Ryan Clinger, B.A. in Criminology; Skylar R. Galford, B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations; Alexys Renee Narby, B.A. in Psychology.  

April Reopening For Country Blessings

    Due to illness and harsh weather, Country Blessings will be reopening the first week of April instead of the first week of March. Your patience in this matter is appreciated. The store is currently being restocked with a huge inventory of gently used clothing (spring and summer), accessories, and household items.  

Dues Payers Dinner

  Olkosky-Jessop American Legion Post 194 in Emporium is having their annual Dues Payers Dinner on Saturday, March 10th, at the Cameron County Vets Club. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:00. All American Legion paid-up-for 2018 members are invited. Dinner will cost members and auxiliary $1.00. You can bring a guest […]

Free Tax Counseling

    Free tax counseling and preparation for Pennsylvania taxpayers with low and moderate income, with emphasis for those 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax Aide in Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties. Qualified preparers will be offering help with personal income tax returns for federal, state, local and property tax/rent rebates. Federal […]

Creating a Drug Free Workplace

    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. will hold a free program on “Creating a Drug Free Workplace.” Two sessions will be available; the first on Thursday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center, 34 East 4th Street, Emporium, and the second on […]

Rotary News

    Ryan Snyder, owner of RCS Motorsports, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting February 21st, giving the club an overview of his new business located on 327 Portage Street in Emporium (former E & G building). Ryan is a native of Emporium, attended the Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech in Port Allegany and […]

Local 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 […]

Local 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 […]

Senior Center Happenings

    Emporium Senior Center has many interesting and fun activities and programs coming up during the month of March. All are welcome to attend. Monday, March 12th – Helpmates Day. Free Blood Pressure/Sugar Screenings from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. Monday, March 12th – Club Meeting at 1 p.m. All members encouraged to attend. Tuesday, […]

Kindergarten Registration Underway

    Woodland Elementary School is holding Kindergarten registration now thru Friday, March 9th. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) may access paperwork on the Cameron County School District’s website at www.camcosd.org, select the Woodland Elementary tab, and select Kindergarten Registration from the drop down.  A checklist has also been provided to ensure all necessary paperwork has been submitted. Registration […]

Cash Bash

    Hold this date, Saturday, March 3rd, for fun and excitement, for the annual Cash Bash at the Emporium VFW on East Third Street from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with entertainment to follow provided by J.M. So, get a ticket from the VFW Auxiliary or at the VFW bar and come out and […]

North Central Manufacturing Forum

    On February 21st, North Central Staff particpated in a conversation/listening session with Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson. The theme of the session was manufacturing. The Congressman was interested in hearing from manufacturers who have successfully adapted to the evolution of the industry and those who have embraced problem solving and forward thinking in the […]

Youth Game Dinner Slated For March 10th

    The Emporium Alliance Church, The Cameron County Long Beards  NWTF, and the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities are partnering to hold a Wild Game Dinner on March 10th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00. This event is to introduce our youth to our hunting heritage and the diverse […]

Country Blessings To Re-Open First Week Of April

    Due to illness and harsh weather, Country Blessings will be reopening the first week of April instead of the first week of March. Your patience in this matter is appreciated. The store is currently being restocked with a huge inventory of gently used clothing (spring and summer), accessories, and household items.  

New on the Public Library Shelves

    Find out what’s new on the shelves of The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library. The following books have been added this month. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The complete bill, by Patricia Cohen. Memory Rescue: Supercharge your brain, reverse memory loss, and remember what matters most,        by Daniel G. Amen, […]

Dues Payers Dinner

    Olkosky-Jessop American Legion Post 194 in Emporium is having their annual Dues Payers Dinner on Saturday, March 10th, at the Cameron County Vets Club. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:00.  All American Legion paid-up-for 2018 members are invited. Dinner will cost members and auxiliary $1.00.  You can bring a […]

Job Numbers

      by Amanda Jones The Department of Labor and Industry has released Pennsylvania’s county unemployment numbers for December 2017, showing that Cameron County reported a rate of 6.4%, remaining flat from the previous month. Over the fourth quarter, the unemployment rate dropped 0.2% from its calculated October rate of 6.6%. Employment is now […]

Cole Memorial Visitor Policy Change During Flu Season

    A recent Pennsylvania Department of Health Advisory has determined that this influenza (flu) season has seen the highest number of flu cases reported per week since the 2009 pandemic. As a result, Cole Memorial Hospital is temporarily restricting visitations. The restriction will protect patients, visitors and staff from unnecessary exposure to the highly […]

Let’s Talk Business, Office Hours In Emporium

      The Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce that it now offers regular office hours in Cameron County to provide convenient, onsite business consulting assistance. Office hours are held at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, at 34 East Fourth Street, Emporium on the last Thursday of each […]

Youth Wild Game Dinner March 10

    The Emporium Alliance Church, The Cameron County Long Beards  NWTF, and the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities are partnering to hold a Wild Game Dinner on March 10th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00. This event is to introduce our youth to our hunting heritage and the diverse […]

Parade of Stars Saturday

    The talent is lined up, the sponsors are ready, the program is set, now all that is needed is your attendance. Saturday night will find the Cameron County High School stage filled with amazing talent as the Cameron County Fair Association hosts the 72nd Annual Parade of Stars to benefit the CCFA scholarship […]

Community Chest Surpasses Halfway Point Of Fund Drive Goal

    As of February 16th the Cameron County Community Chest has collected $11,391.50 toward their $20,100 goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed.  The 2018 Fund Drive will be kept open until September 30, 2018. This month’s featured organization will be the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross PA Heartland Chapter is a […]

Emporium Rotary Club News

    Jane Cotter (middle), head of the Penn Highlands Elk lab and Marsha Uhl, Service Line Director in charge of all four labs at Penn Highlands locations,  were the guest speakers at the Rotary luncheon meeting February 6th. Each hospital in the Penn Highlands network (St. Marys, DuBois, Brookville and Clearfield) has its own […]

Lasagna Dinner

    A lasagna dinner will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is adults $12 and children under 10, $6.00. Tickets  available at the church office. The dinner benefits ceiling repair.    

Class of ‘73 Reunion Meeting

    Attention Class of 1973: A meeting will be held at the Aroma Cafe on February 15th at 6 p.m. to begin planning for the 45th class reunion. Any questions call 814-486-0926 or 814-486-1436.  

Sizerville Park Looking For Pool Lifeguards

    Sizerville State Park’s swimming pool has openings for Lifeguard and Lifeguard Supervisor positions. Hiring will begin in April, but currently, the Civil Service test needed to apply is scheduled to close on February 25th. If you’re interested, visit www.scsc.pa.gov to sign up for the exam.  

Wild, Tame Game Dinner

    May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club Wild & Tame Game Dinner will be held February 17th starting at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.  

VFW Dues Payers Dinner

    It’s time again for the annual VFW Post 6221, American Legion Post 194 and the auxiliaries to come together for the annual Dues Payers Dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, March 10, at the Emporium VFW home located on East 3rd Street. This year the menu will consist of your choice […]

Bingo

      The Emporium Senior Center Sunday bingo fundraiser will be held on February 18th at 1 p.m. Food will be available and big Jackpot for final game. Come join everyone for an afternoon of fun and  try out their new games.

Readers Wanted

    Woodland Elementary School is looking for members of the community who would like to help celebrate Read Across America.  Volunteers are needed to come in and read to the elementary students. In the grades kindergarten through sixth they will be hosting readers February 26th through March 2nd.      

Bible Study

  Richard Bennett, Pastor of Down County Baptist Church, Driftwood, will be conducting an in-depth Bible Study centering on one word, “Christian.” This is a word that is being maligned with some organizations, misused and at times abused. It has become more of a household word, rather than what God says about it in His […]

Scholarship Applications Now Available

    Attention All Seniors in High School! The Elk Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies, has distributed all post-secondary or vocational school scholarship applications to the high school guidance departments. Each scholarship that is available has a different focus, so check each one out and see if it […]

Red Cross Blood Drive Comes Up Short of Goal

    The American Red Cross Blood Drive was held at Emporium American Legion Post 194 on Thursday with 29 productive donations and three deferrals.  Goal for the day was 32 so they were a little short, but they had a great day anyway. Congratulations go out to the donors who received milestone pins:  Frank […]

Outdoor Club Visits Sports Show

    CCHS Outdoor Club recently made its annual visit to the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. The Show is a nine day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. The show features nearly 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing […]

Lasagna Dinner

    A lasagna dinner will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is adults $12 and children under 10, $6.00. Tickets  available at the church office. The dinner benefits ceiling repair.  

Class of ‘73 Reunion Meeting

    Attention Class of 1973: A meeting will be held at the Aroma Cafe on February 15th at 6 p.m. to begin planning for the 45th class reunion. Any questions call 814-486-0926 or 814-486-1436.  

Rotary News

      Cameron County Youth Outdoor Activities (CCYOA) Director, Don Bickford, presented a slideshow presentation along with an update on the organization’s activities at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 30th. CCOYA is a 501c3 organization based at the Andrews Farm, 174 Nickler Road, Emporium, providing area youth with the opportunity to experience the outdoors […]

Artisan Chocolate In Time For Valentines

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center is teaming up with Goblin’s Chocolates from St. Marys and Kathy’s Creations from Emporium to provide sweets for your sweetheart. For several years the John Keyes family has hand dipped strawberries for Cameron County customers.  They are sold in boxes of six or 12 and […]

Cloud Workshop

      The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold a class on Google’s G-Suite and Microsoft Office 365. Participants will learn the popular features of the competing cloud products with the best features of each suite program to be highlighted. Following the course, participants will have a new understanding of what is drawing […]

Scavenger Hunt Slated Feb. 24

  The Cameron County Recreation Center and CCOYA will sponsor a scavenger hunt on Saturday, Feb. 24. The hunt will run from 1 to 3 p.m. and is described as an outdoor family oriented activity. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather. At the […]

Upcoming Classes at CEC

    The Community Education Center (CEC) will be holding several classes and workshops throughout the month of February. Beyond the Calls: Using an iPhone Effectively will be offered on February 15th. Microsoft Excel, level 2 will take place on February 6th. Pitt Bradford is also offering Violent Workplace Emergencies: Active Shooter on February 23rd.

PA Is Under Real ID Enforcement Extension Thru Oct. 10

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds customers that Pennsylvania is under an enforcement extension from the Department of Homeland Security until October 10, 2018, which means that Pennsylvanians may use their current driver’s license or ID card to board commercial aircraft or enter federal facilities that require ID until at least that […]

Penn Highlands Elk Earns Four-Star Ratings From CMS

      Penn Highlands Elk has earned a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, placing it among the top tier of more than 4,000 hospitals throughout the United States. The star rating, based on a system of one to five stars, is available on the CMS Hospital Compare site located […]

Down County Baptist Church Bible Study

    Richard Bennett, Pastor of Down County Baptist Church, Driftwood, will be conducting an in-depth Bible Study centering on one word, “Christian.” This is a word that is being maligned with some organizations, misused and at times abused. It has become more of a household word, rather than what God says about it in […]

Clothing Give-Away

    St. Mark Church is holding a free clothing give-away for anyone in the community. The give-away will be held February 15-18 in the Religious Education Building behind the church. Gently used, clean clothes can be dropped off February 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the above location. Please, no undergarments.   […]

Fat Tuesday Dinner

      The Austin Methodist Church will hold their annual Fat Tuesday Dinner on February 13 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a smorgasbord (dine in or take-outs available). Various meats, potatoes, casseroles, vegetables, desserts and beverage included. This year all proceeds will be given to two local organizations. Those chosen are: Austin […]

Still Time To Become A Star

    There is still time to get in on the fun! The Cameron County Fair Association is still accepting acts for the 72nd annual Parade of Stars! This is a great evening of entertainment for young and old. Tickets are $4.00 each and are available at the door. The show will start at 7 […]

National Fuel Decreases Gas Supply Charges

    National  Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) has submitted to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission its quarterly adjustment to gas supply charges. This adjustment decreases the monthly bill of a typical residential customer with annual usage of 97,900 cubic feet of gas by $1.63, from $74.18 to $72.55. This 2.2 percent decrease became […]

January Real Estate Transactions

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for January: Richard M. Kamats conveyed property in Shippen Township to Ted L. Walters for $500. James D. Teats; Grove Township; James E. Teats; $1.00. Miller’s Evangelistic Association; Emporium Borough; Gregory Magaro; $1.00. Mark S. Wickett; Lumber Township; Mark S. Wickett; $1.00. Heartwood Forestland Fund II Limited […]