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Helpmates Home Nurses


For over 25 years Helpmates, Inc. has been providing the necessary services to assist people to live safely and independently at home. Helpmates, Inc. Home Care agency and its divisions strive to bring the best of home health services to people of all ages. Visit Our website




Cameron County Food Distribution


The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution fo people determined eligible on Wednesday, December 17th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.


Open Mic Night December 18th



Elk County Council On The Arts will be hosting an open mic night at the Ridgway Area High School auditorium. It will be held on December 18, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 and it will be open to community members ages 14 and up. Performances can include poetry, comedy, singing, playing an instrument, story telling, or anything that gets you in front of the microphone. Sign ups will be held on Facebook via an ECCOTA Facebook event page. 




Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Holiday Concert December 21st



The annual Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Holiday concert will be held on Sunday, December 21st at 3 p.m. at St. Marys Area High school Auditorium. Christopher Gankosky will be the conductor. The concert is open to the public. The concert will feature a variety of holiday music.


ECCHS Alumni Wanted For "Share Your Career" Day


Attention, ECCHS Alumni! Please join us for an Alumni/Student “Share Your Career” Get-Together on Tuesday, December 23. This day will focus on sharing your positive educational and career experiences with current ECC students in an attempt to directly connect them to our alumni community.


Suggested sharing topics include the following: what you do on a day-to-day basis in your current profession; how you chose your career field/field of study; your involvement in philanthropic and/or extracurricular activities; your internships or summer jobs held in your chosen field; an experience in changing your field of study; returning to Elk County to live and work following your post-secondary education.


Please consider joining us for this annual event! All alumni are welcome! Young alumni home on Christmas break are encouraged to join us as well! If you are interested in attending, know someone who may be interested or have questions or concerns, please contact Wee J. Fernan at 814-834-7800 or fernanw@eccss.org. Hope to see you then!







Sacred Heart Parish Super Bingo will be held on Friday, January 2nd. Early bird golden gate at $8.00/January. Regular games @ $1.00. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free lunch at 5:30 p.m., Early Bird at 6:30 p.m., games at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart Parish Center. Gift Certificates available at the Parish Office.





Quarterback Club Meeting


The St. Marys Quarterback Club will meet on Wednesday, December 17th at the PFL at 8 p.m. The banquet, year end season and committee reports will be discussed.



Looking For A Home



We have some awesome kitties here waiting to go home for the holidays, and in case you've forgotten, we are also having an awesome kitty sale. All of these beautiful blues (and all of our other cats and kittens) are available for adoption for only a donation. To sweeten the deal, your donation includes not only all of their shots for a year, but also the spaying/neutering of your new best friend. Just try to resist those eyes. (Click Here)


ECCHS Alumni Mass


The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its December Alumni Mass on Tuesday, December 23 at 9:15 a.m. in the ECC Chapel. All alumni members are invited to attend and celebrate with the students and faculty and staff. Breakfast will be served immediately following in the cafeteria. Join us to celebrate the birth of our Savior and the Christmas season! Hope to see you there!


ECCHS "Little Dribblers" Program In January


The 26th   year of the Elk County Catholic “Little Dribblers” program will get underway on Saturday morning, January 3rd, 2015.  This program is sponsored by the Boys’ Basketball program at Elk County Catholic High School.


Once again this year there will be four Saturday morning sessions of “Little Dribblers” which will be followed by “Little Dribblers Night”. 


“Little Dribblers” is open to boys and girls in both the public and parochial school system.  The program is open to students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.


Time of the instruction for the five-week program is from 10:00 AM to11:00 AM.  Dates of instruction include:  January 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th .  “Little Dribblers” night will be held on Monday, January 26th, 2015.  On this night the Crusaders will take on Sheffield Area High School in a key AML League game.


Cost of the program is $25.00 if you need to purchase a “Little Dribblers” basketball or $20.00 if you will provide your own basketball.  There is a discount available for more than one participant from each family. 


You may register by picking up a “Little Dribblers” application in the main office at Elk County Catholic High School.  Registration will be accepted anytime between now and the first session.  Please note that you may register from 9:15 to 9:45AM on Saturday, January 3rd  prior to the first session.  You may also register by mail.  All participants will receive an official “Crusader Basketball” tee-shirt for participating in the program.


Registration will also be accepted at the Crusader’s home Boys’ basketball games prior to the first “Little Dribblers” sessions.  One of these home games will be “Santa Night” on Thursday, December 18th.  On this evening all pre-school, grade school, and middle school students will be admitted “free of charge” to the game.  Santa Night provides the younger children an opportunity to meet with Santa between the Junior Varsity and Varsity contest and also the night provides the older students an opportunity to win great prizes that are drawn at ½ time of the Varsity game.


If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Straub at Elk County Catholic High School.



Polar Sweet Express In February



Vendor Forms are finalized and we will be posting the latest and information soon regarding the 2015 Polar Sweet Express! Remember this year we are at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall from 10am to 3pm and the date is Saturday January 31, 2015! 





This years Annual Gala Fundraiser theme is SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR, an evening at the Moulin Rouge on February 21st at Aiello's Cafe.

There will be dueling pianos, auctions, dueling artists, a photo booth and more! 

Tickets will be available soon. They will be just $25 per person and all proceeds benefit ECCOTA Programming.


Date For 2015 Housing Expo Announced


The 2015 LHOT Housing Expo will be held on Thursday, March 15th from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Social Center. Registration is $35.00. For more information call Amy at 814-389-4440.


Ridgway Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous February 21st - 28th



This year, historic downtown Ridgway, Pennsylvania has agreed to host the Rendezvous in downtown. This event has grown into the most internationally respected and well attended chainsaw carving event in the world.


Over two hundred carvers from across the nation and around the world come to Ridgway, the “mecca” of chainsaw carving. Approximately fifteen thousand spectators flock to this historic town, to learn more about the art of chainsaw carving.  At the end of the week, visitors have the opportunity to bid on pieces created throughout the week in the auction.





Winery At Wilcox Celebrates 20th Anniversary



The Winery In Wilcox has been producing some of the most popular wines in the region now for 20 years. Here is a video featuring some of its rich history


River 98.9 Showcase -St. Marys Airport



Al McPhearson, St. Marys Airport Manager, talks about the status of the airport, about the newly formed Cival Air Patrol and the projects that are planned in the future. Also, City Manager Dave Greene along with Mayor Bob Howard, discuss the importance of the St. Marys Airport.





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