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Giving Tuesday, December 1st..The River 98.9 Will Broadcast Live From ECCOTA from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.



On Dec. 2, Headwaters PA will participate in the national #GivingTuesday Celebration.


It will celebrate “a day dedicated to giving”  when charities, families, businesses, communities, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday, a movement to celebrate giving and to kick-off the holiday giving season.


#GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world is as good as it gives, according to Heather Conrad, the Headquarters director of development.


She said that last year, more than 100,000 organizations in 46 countries came to celebrate #GivingTuesday, resulting in more than $19 million in donations to nonprofits.  “We ask that you join the movement and help ‘get out the give this Dec 2,’” said Conrad.


“I’m inviting you to participate in #GivingTuesday by being a supporter of Headwaters PA.  Headwaters was founded in 1978 to educate local citizens about conservation issues, to empower community environmental leaders to spearhead projects aimed toward safeguarding our natural resources and to ultimately lead to a positive change in the areas we serve.”


She continued, “If you’ve ever enjoyed an afternoon on a rail-trail, spent a day fishing in a restored stream, hunted state game lands, wandered through the Allegheny National Forest, or stopped by to enjoy your local Farmer’s Market, you have benefited from our work.”


Headwaters, she explained, relies upon support from numerous organizations and individuals to ensure the success of environmental, agricultural and economic development projects throughout the region.  She said its impact area spans 12 counties in north-central Pennsylvania, and its work can be seen in cleaner streams, miles of hiking, biking, and all-terrain vehicle trails, environmental education programs and smarter agricultural practices.


According to Conrad, the retail industry has long benefitted from seasonal shopping that symbolically kicks off with “Black Friday,” a day that has since inspired Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.


She said that #GivingTuesday now serves as a seasonal celebration that proves the holidays can be both about giving and giving back.  “The success of this event depends upon the collective efforts of a unique group of partners and supporters like you,” she said.


Please call or e-mail Headwaters to discuss ways to work together, or visit its Web site to make a donation today.  “Help us make this the biggest #GivingTuesday year yet,” said Conrad.


St. Leo's Christmas Concert Tuesday



The annual Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway.



Make A Wish Day, Friday, December 4th



Above is Gary Mitchell and Linda Facchine, pictured at our annual Make-A-Wish Day at Farmers National Bank last year. The two will return on Friday, December 4th, for this years event. Watch Live on our website, and listen on The River 98.9


The River 98.9 is proud to team up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Farmer's National Bank, for the 2015


Make-A-Wish Day, Friday December 4th. We will be broadcasting live from Farmer's National Bank from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We'll have live entertainment throughout the day, along with visits from area high school basketball teams. Also Make-A-Wish families will join us to tell their stories.


If you have it in your heart to support the efforts of Make-A-Wish, we encourage you to stop by Farmer's National Bank to make a donation. Or, we'll have a phone number to call on that day to make a pledge. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Store Windows In Cameron County Decorated For The Holidays



Store windows in Cameron County are decked out for the holiday season. Anohter reason to "Shop Local" this Christmas.



Ridgway Cheer Tour Friday



Breakfast With Santa, Saturday In Ridgway



Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 5th at the Ridgway Fire Department. The event begins at 8:30 p.m.



Man Charged With Attempted Rape



State Police reported investigating an incident at a residence in Brandy Camp where a 55 year old male attempted to have sexual intercourse with a known 28 year old female without her consent. The incident is under investigation.


Teen Died In Accidental ATV Accident In Lumber Township


State Police in Emporium investigated an ATV accident that occurred on Saturday, November 27th at about 9:45 a.m. According to police, a 15 year old male, from New York, was traveling north on Hawk Road on an ATV when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the East Berm and into a wooded area. The operator was ejected from the ATV and sustained numerous injures from the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by Cameron County Coroner Ted Walters. Assisting at the scene was the Emporium and St. Marys Ambulance Service and the Cameron County Coroner's office.


Accident In Grove Township


State Police in Emporium reported that a Ford Raptor, operated by Joseph Rouzer, 67, of Altoona along with a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Justin Bupp, 37, of Windsor, were traveling south as Bupp slowed to make a left hand turn into a driveway. Rouzer had been looking off the east edge of the road, and then as he looked back, turned into the northbound lane to avoid striking the Bupp vehicle Rouzer struck the Bupp vehicle in the driver side door, just behind the left front. Bupp's vehicle sustained damage to the right front headlight area, and broke the radiator. The Rouzer vehicle had damage to the door area. No injuries were reported


Kersey Man Faces Charges After Traffic Stop


State Police in Ridgway reported that a 55 year old Kersey man faces charges of being under the influence of alcohol while operating a vehicle after a routine traffic stop that took place on Toby Road.


11 Things That Make People From Small Town Pennsylvania The Best



The best people in all the land. (Click Here)


Elk Haven Christmas Card Fund



Donations are being accepted for the C.D. of A. Christmas Card Fund. Donations benefit Elk Haven Residents through out the year, including every Resident receiving a Christmas present. Please send donations and how you would like your name to appear in the Christmas greeting add to: Elk Haven Christmas Card Fund, P.O. Box 853, St. Mary's, PA 15857




Kane Captures D9 Crown



The Kane Wolves captured their second consecutive D9 title with a win over the Brockway Rovers on Saturday. (D9 Sports)


Small Business Saturday In Emporium



Santa's Helpers were busy in Emporium during Shop Small Saturday


Small Business Saturday In Ridgway



From Michelle Bogaki, Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce, "As I look out of my office window today, I see our little town bustling....thank you for shopping small and supporting our local merchants!" Michelle


Santa House Now Open On Saturday's



Santa is in from 11-2 each Saturday until Christmas at the Santa House next to Elk County Real Estate. Stop in for a visit and get a treat. Don't forgot your camera! While you're out and about don't forget to do some shopping!


Check Out Our "12 Gifts Of Christmas" From Defined By Ink!




Mary Secco displays 12 Christmas Gift Ideas you'll find at Defined By Ink. Order before December 10th and receive 10% off your purchase 




Reasons Why You Should Not Dread Winter In Pennsylvania



See if you agree, CLICK HERE