‘Good, Bad and Ugly’

Are you the one who kicked over the flower pots in front of the church last Saturday (19th)? What were you thinking? Apparently, you weren’t thinking of the person who took the time to plant them, or of all the townspeople who have been enjoying them. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

‘No more Flowers on Fourth Street’

On Wednesday, August 15th, my wife and I traveled to Emporium from our camp in Mix Run to attend mass at St. Mark’s. My wife, our town gardener, remarked to me how beautiful the flowers and pots were along Fourth Street and in front of St. Mark’s. We were extremely disappointed when reading in the […]

‘History of County’s Taverns’

The Driftwood Hotel was purchased from the Yahnite family by my dad, Jim Askey, who at that time also owned Jim’s Tavern in Sterling Run and the Sinnemahoning Tavern. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Take Back Your Town!’

I just got my weekly issue of the Echo and once again my blood is boiling. That Mr. Walters cannot even put out beautiful flowers on 4th Street and not have them destroyed is the last straw. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Simple Solution’

Dear Editor: It seems there is a problem with the school board meetings because the room is noisy and people can’t hear the soft spoken board members. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

James Hornung

(1934-2012) James S. Hornung, 78, of 109 W. 5th Street, died Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 22, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, after a very long, courageous fight with cancer and his family by his side.

Olive Bezik

(1918-2012) Olive Newton Bezik, 94, formerly of Oak Ridge,  TN, passed away Thursday (Aug. 23, 2012) in Olathe, Kansas

Clyde Lewis

(1941-2012) Clyde Oliver “Lew” Lewis, 70, of 26 W. Garden St., died at his residence on Wednesday evening (Aug. 22, 2012) after a brief battle with bone cancer.

Lester Vallimont

(1919-202) Lester R. Vallimont, 93, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Emporium, passed away Saturday (Aug. 11, 2012) in the Altoona Regional Health System.

Lionel Minard

(1925-2012) Lionel P. Minard Jr., 87, of Carol Ave., Seneca Falls, NY, died Saturday (Aug. 25, 2012) at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Wandering Aimlessly

  Still Wandering by Phil Burkhouse Three rebel family members toured their old homelands last week, and since they were into woods walking we did numerous morning and evening hikes.  Most of the hikes were in the heads of the Hicks Run and May Hollow drainages with occasional adventures in West Creek, and all areas […]

The Passion

  by William Crisp   This has been an interesting week. I love learning new stuff and generally I try to ingest a lot of different materials for fun. Recently, there was a class that said taking bath salt based drugs was bad for you.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

PGC To Hold Extra HTE Classes Before Fall Seasons

    Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said the agency is scheduling more basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) courses for September and October so all new hunters can complete this mandatory course to be eligible to participate in the upcoming fall hunting seasons.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this […]

PADDLING FOR MEDALS – Local youngsters did themselves proud earlier this month at the U.S. Canoe & Kayak National Championships near Warren on the Allegheny River. From left are Justin Aharrah, Paul Etchepare, Cassie Frey and Tony Olivett. Local paddler Randy Bailey and others guided the quartet of youngsters through demanding National competition format.

Cadaver Dogs Used In Fugitive Search

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A new development in the search for fugitive Thomas Smith surfaced Monday when a letter to the editor of the Cameron County Echo, allegedly written by Smith, was left at the newspaper’s South Broad Street office.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Youth Paddlers Earn National Medals

Seeds planted on Cameron County waters bore fruit recently for a group of young paddlers who competed in the U.S. Canoe & Kayak National Championships earlier this month. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Commissioners Seek Ways To Assist Driftwood Boro

    A deteriorating road condition with the potential to impact traffic on State Routes 120 and 555 in Driftwood Borough was the focus of a meeting of the Cameron County Commissioners last Wednesday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Chapman Pleads Guilty To Prison Escape

    by Bruce Whitman, Echo News Editor An Emporium man, on the run for nearly five years, entered a guilty plea to a charge of escape last week in McKean County Court. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Impact Fee Dollars In the Pipeline

    Cameron County and 36 other Pennsylvania counties where Marcellus Shale gas well drilling has taken place will soon be receiving shares of the state’s Unconventional Gas Well Impact Fee legislation. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Take A Walk, Learn About Bats at the Park

    Two programs will be offered at Sinnemahoning State Park this weekend. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Library Seeks Board Members

    The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library (Cameron County Public Library) is seeking two Emporium Borough residents to fill vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Lighting Donations Needed

    The account for the Sylvan Heights Street Light has enough money for six more months. The monthly charge for the light is approximately $12.70. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Scarf Class

    Get a jump on Christmas gifts, or just spend some time with friends learning something new! (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Support Your Local Blood Drive Thursday

Support your local blood supplier, the Community Blood Bank, where local donations support local hospitals and are received by local recipients. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Service Officer at VFW Today

    Roy Cowfer, VFW Department Service Officer, will be at VFW Post 6221 on Wednesday (today) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to answer any questions that veterans may have. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Italy, Greece Trip Updates

    Students planning to participate in the Italy-Greece 2013 trip will be meeting with the trip chaperones on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Brown Memorial Library to discuss upcoming fundraising activities.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cemetery Cleanup

Several local folks recently met to discuss ways to help maintain the Rich Valley Cemetery. The group has scheduled a work day on the Rich Valley Cemetery grounds.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) Essay Writers Wanted London Paying It is taken interaction reversion analyses as a solvent […]

Girl Scout Registration

    Girl Scouts of Cameron County will be having an open registration night on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m in the back room of the library.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cooking with Herbs

    The garden club will meet at the parish hall at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 25th to carpool to the Little Mill Creek Farm in Ridgway. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Indoor Yard Sale

    The Cameron County Christian Center, located in Emporium (formerly the East 4th Street School) continues to have a huge indoor yard sale. The proceeds benefit the gymnasium renovation project at the Center. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Records Broken In Hutton Memorial Race

    The 7th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk was held in Emporium on August 18th. The total number of runners was 81. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   A great sign that fall is approaching is that our annual Cameron County League fantasy football draft takes place on a Friday night followed by the first CCHS varsity football scrimmage. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Sidelinger Completes Fun Run

    Janelle Sidelinger, age 5, was inadvertently omitted from the participants in the Bob Swanson Memorial race last week. Janellle participated in the 1 Mile Fun Run and had a time of 13:15. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Support the Storm

    Come on out this Saturday and support the Storm Football teams. The concession stand will be open, so stop at the CCHS football field for lunch. The JV game begins at 11 a.m. and the Varsity starts at 1 p.m.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘No More Flowers on 4th Street’

I would like to express to everyone the pleasure I received from placing all the flower pots on East 4th Street and the joy I got from all the compliments I received for their beauty from the members of the Presbyterian and St. Mark’s Church. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

‘Echo Reaches Reader in Over 35 States’

I graduated from CCHS in 1970. I had a very successful Forestry career  in Northern Maine for 30+ years. In 2009 we decided to retire, sell our house and some “stuff”, buy an RV and go full time RVing across the country. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Shoemakers Shift Hours’

Editor: I ran across an article from the Cameron County Press newspaper of 10 May 1934 that adds some insight to the “Emporium Shoemakers” topic. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

History of County’s Taverns’

  Our Homestead Hotel in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s was owned by Stan and Julie Lawrence, then sold to Sam and Ethel Jannotti, then to Donald Coletti, and finally to Richard Merry, who was married to Marge Woolslayer. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Another Beauty Shop’

Mrs. Bateman had a beauty shop next to DeSio’s Shoe Shop, Odd Fellows building.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly Out and About

  by Phil Burkhouse   Last week I discussed our trip to the western states and included a picture of a hummingbird I took while in Colorado.  Our hummingbird is a ruby-throated hummingbird and is common throughout the entire eastern and central United States as well as southern portions of the Canadian Provinces. (Full Story […]

Marksmanship Season

  by William Crisp   I have worked for an outfitter as a guide and it was pretty fun… except for the guiding part. The outfitter would interview clients and ask them various questions about their expectations, hunting preferences and skills. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

PGC Recruiting Hunter Education Instructors

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking for experienced hunters and trappers who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors for the agency’s basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE), Successful Bowhunting, Successful Furtaking and Successful Turkey Hunting courses, as well as future courses under consideration. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas   The Social Anthropology of the Whitetailed Deer Before the arrival of the White-Man to Pennsylvania, the white-tailed deer was revered by Native Americans. It provided food, clothing, shelter, tools, weapons and ornamentation for the forest tribes. When a native hunter killed a deer he would leave tobacco as a gift […]

Charles Freer

(1924-2012) Charles H. Freer, 88, of Smethport, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday (Aug. 13, 2012) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Elner Taylor

(1932-2012) Elner Jean Taylor, 80, of 4 West Wright Avenue, died Thursday (Aug. 16, 2012) in Huntington Living Center in Waterloo.

Night Sky Event Planned

Have you ever looked into the night sky and wondered about planets or constellations? Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) and other local night sky enthusiasts are offering an introductory night sky program for all ages. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Time Running Out To Adopt A Duck

    Fundraising for the July 2013 fireworks is underway this week in Cameron County.  A duck derby will be held in conjunction with the Cameron County Fair on Friday, August 10. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

July Realty Transfers

Following are the Cameron County secured real estate transactions for July. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

National Fuel Ups Prices 4.7%

    The Pennsylvania division of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) has announced its annual adjustment to Gas Supply Charges to become effective August 1, 2012. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Night Swim

The Class of 2014 will be having a night swim to raise money for their Junior Prom. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

7th Grade Orientation

    The Cameron County High School 7th grade orientation will be held on Thursday, August 23 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Local Author Releases Fourth Book

    Local woman Tiffany Simar has released her fourth book entitled “My True Heart.” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Library Summer Reading Program

    On August 6, the 21 Cameron County youngsters who had met their 2012 Summer Reading Club goals were invited, along with the Library Story Hour and Free to Be Three youngsters to a great afternoon of fun at the library. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo So, […]

Vascular Screening

    Cole Memorial Hospital has teamed up with UPMC Hamot on a Vascular Screening event at Cole Memorial’s Central Potter Health Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 14. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Decrease Your Stroke Risk

    Decrease your risk of heart attack or stroke now! (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Thank You For The Senior Center Donations

The Emporium Senior Center has recently been blessed with generous donations, joyfully performed services, and several acts of thoughtful kindness.  Sometimes a simple “thank you” doesn’t feel like enough, so we wanted to publicly let everyone know how wonderful you all are and that you are truly appreciated. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

Haunted House Plans Already Underway

    Plans are underway for another scary Haunted House in downtown Emporium this October. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) Fiscal Aid Tools Calculators It seems ilk everybody has a unlike persuasion approximately how to do swell on the SAT essay. essay writer site usa Whether you’re through […]

Rec. Office Closed

    The Cameron County Recreation Center office will be closed August 9th through August 17th.  It will reopen on August 20th. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Free Cancer Screenings

    Dr. David Moylan will provide free colorectal and prostate cancer screenings on August 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at The Patterson Cancer Care Center at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Weekend Activities at Sizerville Park

    The following programs will be offered this weekend at Sizerville State Park: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cemetery Meeting

    There is a reorganization meeting for the Rich Valley Cemetery scheduled for August 9th at 10 a.m. at the Cabin Kitchen. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Give Blood, Go To Disney

    The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is holding its biggest promotion in years during the hardest month of the year for the blood supply. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Free Mammograms

    Free mammograms for women 40 and over are offered at the Women’s Health Center at Cole Memorial Hospital on August 15. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bradford Holds Off Emporium For Alle-Catt League Championship

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Bradford entry in the Allegheny Cattaraugus baseball league defeated Emporium twice this week to capture the 2012 league title. Bradford defeated the Cats last Monday in the finals of the winner’s bracket of the double elimination event and then after an Emporium victory over Mt. Jewett, […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   I got up this Sunday morning with sports overload on tap for today. The USA Olympic basketball team is playing Spain for the gold medal but low and behold poor weather in South Carolina has caused TNT to broadcast the completion of the third round of the PGA golf championship […]

4th, 5th, 6th Grade B-ball Sign-Ups

    Sign-ups for 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls basketball will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21st from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rec Center. Please bring  $20 registration fee. Must be signed up by a parent or guardian. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bowling Meetings

    There will be an Emporium USBC Association meeting on August 20th at 7 p.m. at Mountain View.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) by Sydney Nelson – Thither, low puffiness pathetic sept women. taking notes for research paper high school No subject how unlike an introduction […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Water, Topsoil & Mixed Northern Hardwoods by Phil Burkhouse   Mary and I inherited some wandering blood from our ancestors, and this summer our restless feet ended up in western portions of the United States—again.  We traveled with fellow Cameron County wanderers Rick and Pam Means from Driftmahoning and covered 7,643 miles in twenty-two […]

Moments

  by William Crisp   To be, or not to be? That is the question. What do we live for? There are as many answers as there are people I’m sure.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Elk Applications Deadline Aug. 26

    Hunters looking to participate in this year’s Pennsylvania elk season have until Aug. 26 to submit an application through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS).  This can be done at any issuing agent or through the “Enter Elk Drawing” icon in the center of the agency’s homepage (www.pgc.state.pa.us). (Full Story […]