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 […]

Commissioners Closely Watching Efforts To Pass State Budget

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners discussed ongoing efforts by the state legislature to ready a budget and associated bills for the new fiscal yea that began on July 1st. The legislature had yet to pass a budget as of Thursday’s meeting, but the Senate passed a slightly-tweaked version of House […]

50+ Heroin Overdoses In Nearby Counties

  Last week, statements were released by government officials across Pennsylvania’s northern tier warning of a deadly batch of heroin causing overdoses in Lycoming and Tioga counties and the surrounding area. Over a 48-hour period, at least 51 individuals were treated following suspected overdoses to heroin likely laced with fentanyl or carfentanyl, powerful synthetic opioids […]

ABATE Meeting

  Endless Mt. Chapter 34 A.B.AT.E. monthly meeting will be held Saturday, July 8th at Emporium Moose at 11 a.m. Also, a reminder of Bike Night next Wednesday, July 12th at Driftwood Saloon from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., open jukebox and pool table, food and drink specials. A custom made Triumph Bike, made for […]

Playground Report

  Prospect Park – Alyson Rotello Prospect Park Playground had a turnout of 52 kids on the second week of its opening. Michele Rodich, an art teacher, had three days of arts and crafts for the kids to participate in. We had a tennis ball tournament on Friday, which climaxed the record setting week. Our […]

First Baptist To Host VBS

  The First Baptist Church of Emporium will be hosting Maker Fun Factory VBS from July 16-20 with a special closing program on July 21. Bring the kids each evening from 6:00 to 8:30. Children from ages three to sixth grade are welcome to join in the fun. Each evening will begin with Sound Wave […]

Chicken, Rib BBQ Fundraiser

  A fund-raiser to benefit the children of Ryan Zoschg (all proceeds go towards their college fund) will be held July 22nd at the Emporium Moose. Chicken and Rib BBQ will be available until sold out, followed by Moonshine Outlaws at 9 p.m. with a $5.00 cover charge.  

Weekend Fun at Sizerville Park

  Come join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the outdoors and the critters that call the park home! The following programs will be offered this weekend: Saturday, July 8th 2 p.m. “Amazing Animal Adaptations!” Do you know what an adaptation is or how animals use them? If you answered no, then you […]

Vacation Bible School

  Are the kids already whining that they’re bored and there’s nothing fun to do? Wanna put “s’more” Family Fun in your summer? Have we got an idea for you…. Vacation Bible School is coming to the First United Methodist Church of Emporium Monday, July 10th and Tuesday, July 11th. Registration will begin at 5 […]

Pasture Walk

  The Cameron County Conservation District will be holding the 2nd Annual Pasture Walk on July 19th at the Steve and Laura Zoschg Farm, located on Britton Hill, in Emporium. This event is free with eligible participants receiving one core pesticide credit. A picnic will start off the event at 5:30 p.m. with guest speakers […]

STEM Backpacks Available at Library

  The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library is offering backpacks from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries to provide STEM materials and books for young children (preschool) and their adults to enjoy. The funds that provided the backpacks were made available through the Cruise into Kindergarten initiative. Each backpack focuses on a […]

Playground in the Wilds

  Partnering with three other organizations Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) recently coordinated a Playground in the Wilds program for the Cameron County Recreation Center. The young people who attended the program at South Park Playground were introduced to four interesting programs. Cameron County Conservation District’s Administrative Assistant, Jenn Dixon discussed bears. The students […]

Hygrade Inn, Restoring a Piece of Local History

by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor An Open House has been planned to give community members an opportunity to see the new Hygrade Inn Bed & Breakfast prior to restoration efforts. “We are holding an Open House because we want people to see the house before we start. Most people have never seen the inside […]

Richardson Resigns as School Board President

The Cameron County School District (CCSD) Board of Directors held an unscheduled meeting on Thursday evening to make additional personnel changes. Member Robert Lininger addressed assembled “anybody who thinks the decisions made last week were made lightly. Sadly, it had to be done,” he said, referring to the firing of two teachers and the move […]

Programs To Benefit Veterans Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Regional Veterans Career Employment Representative Byron Sutton presented information on programs to benefit veterans and businesses where veterans are employed during the Cameron County Commissioners meeting held Thursday in Emporium. Sutton is currently working with county Veterans Affairs’ (VA) directors from the four-county region made up of Cameron, Elk, […]

Woman Charged With Endangering Children

A Cameron County resident has been charged in Clearfield County after being found unconscious with two children in her care. Nicole Marie Whitmore, age 30, of Emporium, has been charged with two misdemeanors each of charges of endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person following an incident that occurred last week in […]

Smoker Receives Outstanding Chemistry Major Award

Serena Smoker, a senior with a major in Chemistry from Emporium, was recently presented with the American Chemical Society Outstanding Chemistry Major Award at Lycoming College’s annual Honors Convocation in April.

Sizerville Park Programs Come join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the outdoors and the critters that call the park home!  The following programs will be offered this weekend: Friday, June 23rd 2 p.m.   “Amazing Animal Adaptations!” Do you know what an adaptation is or how animals use them? If you answered […]

Rotary News

Rotarian Phil Jones introduced Janice Tata, VP of Development of BriMark Builders, LLC as the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting June 13th.  When a community is interested in building a hotel, she facilitates the land, investors and financing. BriMark Builders, LLC is the preferred hotel general contractor partner of Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, […]

Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, June 28, 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.

Motorcycle Dice Run Benefits Juvenile Diabetes

The Allegheny Mountain Chapter Nam Knights of America is sponsoring a Dice Run June 24th, which will benefit Juvenile Diabetes. Entry fee for the ride is a donation; there is no set price. Please make a difference in a child’s life and donate. The ride will start at the Emporium Moose Lodge #368. Registration will […]

Community Chest $2,785 Short of Goal

As of June 12th, the Community Chest has collected $17,715 toward their $20,500 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed.  The 2017 Fund Drive will be kept open until September 30. This month’s featured organization will be the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library helps to maintain the many important services of […]

Used Book Sale Now Going On

The Friends of the Library annual Used Book Sale will be held from Wednesday, June 28 through Saturday, July 1 . The sale will be held during library hours at the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library. The sale is held in conjunction with Weekend in the Wilds in the community. Along with used hard back […]

Driftwood Senior Center Helps Out Hikers

One year ago at the Annual QIDC 100 Mile Yard Sale a very friendly couple visited the Driftwood Senior Center and introduced themselves and became our friends. One year later they knew they could count on The Driftwood Seniors for assistance. Jane Huston and Ernie Werstler from Reamstown, Lancaster County needed a ride from Sinnemahoning […]

Public Library News

Parents/Guardians, don’t forget that the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Summer Reading Program registration week is coming up the week of June 26th at the library. Youngsters who have just completed Kindergarten through and including sixth grade are eligible to participate in the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Build A Better World.” The […]

Garden Club To Meet

The Emporium Garden Club will meet on Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Hall. The program for the June meeting will be presented by Margaret Harris about container gardening. Margaret will demonstrate container and plant selections as well as soil preparation and after-care. Come and join everyone for an informative meeting. […]