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100 Mile Yard Sale July 17th & 18th

 

 

You won't believe your eyes!!! Yard Sales....as far as the eye can see....The 100 miles route for this event will take yard sale enthusiasts through the largest wild area in the Eastern part of the United States and into some of the most spectacular scenery!

 

The Yard sale starts, or ends, (depending on where you start at) on Route 879 in Shawville.  It snakes through the towns of Lecontes Mills, Frenchville, Keewaydin, Karthaus, Pine Glen, Sinnemahoning, Drift Wood, Benezette and Medix Run.

 

This yard sale is too big to miss, and a "must see" to believe.

For more information call (814) 263-4418, (814) 263-7321 or (814) 263-7200, email  qidc@pennswoods.net or visit http://www.visitquehannaarea.com

Paint N Sip Comes To Cameron County

 

 

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center welcomes PA Wilds Juried Artist Julie Mader for a paint n sip class during Weekend in the Wilds.  Mader will teach a patriotic themed painting on canvas while participants sip on their favorite beverage.

 

The class will be held at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center Saturday July 4 noon to 2pm.  The 11 x 14 canvas will depict the American Flag.  All materials are included in the $35.00 fee. 

 

Class is limited to 12.  Reservations can be made at the online store www.cameroncountychamber.org or by calling 814-486-4314.

 

Tennis Tournaments At Memorial Park

 

Memorial Park is once again running its two tennis tournaments this summer with the sponsorship of both McDonald's and Dave's Pro Shop of St. Marys. Both are FREE to register and play in!
The McDonald's Junior Tennis Tournament will take place the week of July 27th - 31st. Sign up on or before Monday, July 13th to make sure you receive a shirt! The final deadline to sign up is Friday, July 24th.


The Dave's Pro Shop City Tennis Tournament will take place the weekend of Friday July 24th - Sunday July 26th. Deadline to register and guarantee you receive a shirt is Friday July 10th! Final deadline to register for the tournament is Wednesday July 22nd.
To register for either tournament or get more information please call the park office at 834-9418 or stop by the office.

 

2015 McDonalds Tennis Tournament

 

The 2015 McDonald’s Junior Tennis Tournament is scheduled for the week of July 27 – July 31. Events will include boys’ and girls’ singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. There will be age groups which will be determined based upon participation in the tournament. All participants will receive a free t-shirt, however to ensure that the order is ready in time for the tournament only those participants who sign up on or before July 13 will be guaranteed the size shirt they requested. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To sign up, either call the park at 834-9418 or pick up a registration form at the park office. Please complete and return all forms to the Memorial Park office by July 24 at the latest.

 

Michael Proudfit 5k Run/Walk July 25th

 

 

The 4th annual Michael Proudfit 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, ,July 25th at the St Marys Community Pool. Registration is at 8 a.m. at the pavilion, the race begins at 9 a.m. For more information, CLICK HERE

 

Elk County Humane Society Chicken Barbecue August 2nd

 

 

Elk County Humane Society's next Chicken BBQ will be held Sunday August 2nd at the Elks Parking lot starting at 10:30 a.m.

 

Upcoming Exhibition At ECCOTA

 

Mixed Signals is a shared ceramic show by Ryan Rakhshan and Chuck Purviance Ryan and Chuck come from different backgrounds in clay. They are showcasing how they have taken the information passed on to them from their educators and how that information has been translated to their current but vastly different work. Ryan and Chuck are currently resident artist's from Brockway Center for Arts and Technology.

Show Runs: July 20th- August 8th at the ECCOTA Gallery
Opening Reception: July 31st from 7-9pm at the ECCOTA Gallery. For more information call 772-7051.

 

St. Marys Quarterback Club Family Picnic

 

The St. Marys Quarterback Club will hold their annual Family Picnic on Monday, August 8th. The picnic starts at 3 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, beans pop, water, and adult beverages will be available. There will be games, a meet the coaching staff event, along with coaches comments. RSVP by July 31st. There is no cost for the picnic.

 

Contact Marie Aul, 128 Siecker Road, St. Marys. Text 335-8981.

 

Benezette Wines At Emporium Country Club July 10th & 11th

 

Benezette Wines wil be featured at the Emporium country Club on Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th. Information of various wines will be available. Wines will be featured on the dinner menu also.

 

Camp Cadet Program Coming In July

 

Camp Cadet is a summer camp for boys and girls from Pennsylvania between the ages of twelve to fifteen. The camp is held at various locations throughout the State and staffed by Troopers, local police officers and many other volunteers. The goal of Camp Cadet is to introduce participants to the diverse criminal justice system and establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel. This years program will be held at Clarion University, July 19th-24th. For more information, call Trooper Morris at 776-6136.

 

Blast In The Burg VI

 

A Blast In The Burg VI, open Class Drum Corps Competition will be held on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m. at Memorial Field In Johnsonburg.

 

Tickets are available throughout the area in St. Marys at Vito's; in Ridgway at at Cliffe's and the Prescription Center; in Johnsonburg at the Johnsonburg Press Office, The Old Brickyard, and The Senior Center; at Wilcox Beverage; and at the Chambers of Commerce in Kane and DuBois. 


Those interested in having their tickets mailed to them should sent their requested number of tickets along with payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Terry Feronti, 534 Glen Hazel Rd., Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845. He may also be contacted via e-mail at terrence@windstream.net or by calling 814-965-5771 or 814-512-4795.


Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and under with a discount on advanced tickets. At the door adult tickets will cost $15. 


The 2015 show's lineup consists of the Music City of Nashville, Tenn., Blue Devils B of Concord, Calif., Legends of Kalamazoo, Mich., Spartans of Nashua, N.H., Blue Saints of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and Jubal from The Netherlands.

 

Volunteers Needed At Sinnemahone Ultra Trail

 

 

The expansion of the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run means more volunteers.  Saturday October 17 participants can select from a 10k, 25k, or 50k course through the DCNR Forestry Trails of the Elk State Forest.

 

“Volunteers man the aid stations and also mark and unmark sections of the trail”, says race director, Craig Hudson.  Those wishing to learn more about the event can coordinate the chamber of commerce office, or visit the website at www.sinnemahone.org

 

Registration is now open.  The fees are $60.00 for the 50k, and $40.00 for either the 25k or 10k.  Registration includes a t-shirt, goodie bag, adult beverages, food, and aid station supplies.  Registration is open until October 1 at www.ultrasignup.com.

 

Ride For The Elk Motorcycle Ride July 25th & 26th

 

Ride your bike through the beautiful PA Wilds to the Elk Country Visitor center. The event will be 2 days, July 25th and 26th. Vendors, entertainment, horse drawn wagon rides, 4D Story theatre and more. For more information  call 787-6167.

 

Summer Camps At ECCSS

 

Elk County Catholic School System will again hold its Summer Camp Program during the summer of 2015. Visit www.eccss.org/summercamps for a complete list of available camps. Many great sessions are being offered to the youth of our area. Please note: Unless otherwise stated, these camps are available to all students, not just those who attend ECCSS. We hope you will join us!

 

 

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)

 

Bingo At Senior Center

 

Bingo at the Emporium Senior Center will be held on Wednesday's at 12:30 p.m.

 

Arts Fest Planned For June

 

 

The Keystone Elk Country Alliance is teaming up with the PA Wilds Artisan Trail to launch a festival showcasing high-quality, locally made products form the Pennsylvania Wilds. The event will include live music,

The Arts Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Elk Country Visitors Center on Saturday, June 13th.

 

 

American Spirit Of Aviation Festival Back This Summer

 

 

The St. Marys Airport presents the "American Spirit of Aviation Festival", Saturday, August 22nd at the St Marys Airport. Automotive, Art, Craft, Jewelry and specialty food vendors welcome. For more information, call Al McPherson at 834-4671.

 

ECC Inaugural Summer Festival To Be Held In August

 

The inaugural Summer Festival at Elk County Catholic will be held on Saturday, August 22nd from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the high school. The festival will be held rain or shine

 

The festival will feature a 5k walk/run at 10 a.m., A 4 on 4 volleyball tournament at noon. Pete Winklebauer will host a "Brush and Blush" from 3 to 5 p.m. Mass will be held at 4 p.m. at the school chapel. Another "Brush and Blush", hosted by Pete Winklbauer will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Entertainment will include a DJ from 10 a.m. to noon. Rodney Brennen from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The ECCHS Band from 6 to 7 p.m. The Moore Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m. CLICK FOR MORE

 

 

 

Award Winning Fly Fisherman, Joe Humphries,  On Discover The Great Outdoors

 

 

Join Jeff Buchheit Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Jeff is joined by Joe Humphries. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

 

 

 

2015 Disability And Aging Resource Expo July 23rd

 

 

State Rep. Matt Gabler will sponsor the 2015 Disability and Aging Resource Expo in conjunction with Life And Independence For Today on Thursday, July 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Johnsonburg Fire hall, 99 Clarion Road in Johnsonburg.

 

Lunch will be served. There will also be door prizes to give away. CLICK HERE

 

Inner Park Day Coming In July

 

 

Inner Park Day is quickly approaching! Don't forget to sign up before June 26th by stopping in at the office at Memorial Park or calling the office at 834-9418. We are also accepting sign ups over Facebook.

 

Summer Events In Ridgway

 

 

Ridgway Main Street Manager, Michelle Bogaki, has details on upcoming summer events in Ridgway, including the annual Strawberry Festival, Ridgway Firemen's Carnival, Tasting in the Wilds, along with the chamber's annual Prime Rib and Seafood Picnic.

 

2015 Color For A Cause 5K Run/Walk

 

 

Will be held on Saturday, August 1 at 9:00am at Memorial Park

 

Big Foot Hunting License Now Available

 

 

Licenses now available for the annual Big Foot Hunt.  The event to be held Saturday July 4 benefits Mountaineer Search & Rescue. 

 

“This year the hairy Big Foot has been spotted on numerous trails in Cameron County and signs of overnight visits have been found at former Civilian Conservation Corp Camps,” says Steve Bajor from Mountaineer Search & Rescue.    The hunt begins at daybreak and continues until 11am, when hunters should return their prey to the Mountaineer Search & Rescue stand during Weekend in the Wilds.

 

Each hunter must have a license that is proudly displayed!   The $5.00 licenses can be purchased at Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Sinnemahoning Tavern, South Park Supply and Weebulls. 

 

Come Play And Stay In Ridgway This Summer!

 

 

 

There are many reasons to visit Ridgway, Pennsylvania! Rails-to-Trails, the Clarion River, canoeing, fishing, and more. Great places to play and stay this spring and summer. Plus, lots of events, like the Ridgway Firemen's Celebration and Tasting in the Wilds. Main Street Manager, Michelle Bogaki, invites you to visit soon!

 

 

2015 Ridgway Fireman's Celebration

 

The annual Ridgway Fireman's Celebration will be held July 13th through the 18th. Once again the annual Pet parade will be held on Tuesday night. there will be a matinee on Wednesday. Thursday will be Special Olympics day form 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday will also feature a matinee from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the annual parade will be held. For a complete list of events, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

2015 Clearfield County Fair Schedule Announced

 

 

The 2015 Clearfield County Fair will be held August 3rd through August 8th at the fairgrounds. For a list of this year's entertainment, CLICK HERE

 

Taste Of The Arts Event July 25th

 

Elk County Council on the Arts is looking for artists to display artwork for Taste of the Arts. This event is a juried Artisan Show and Market presented by the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) The show presents 10-11 regional artists for display and pieces for purchase. This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to browse and shop local talent while enjoying the tastes of the region.

Taste of the Arts is being held in conjunction with Tasting in the Wilds presented by the Ridgway Heritage Council. The Tasting in the Wilds is Wine, Beer, Food and Art Festival that features the tastes of the PA Wilds. The festival features numerous wineries, dozens of breweries, food vendors, live music and Taste of the Arts artisan show and market. The event will be held at the Ridgway Firemen's Grounds Rte 219, N. Broad St in Ridgway, from 12-7 pm, rain or shine, July 25th. For more information or to appy as an artist, visit
http://www.eccota.com/taste-of-the-arts.html

 

Elk Flyers Looking For Pilots

 

 

Elk Flyers is looking for licensed pilots who would like to get back into flying or someone who would like to learn how to fly. Elk Flyers has 2 certified flight instructors and the lowest aircraft rates in the area. For more information, call Al McPherson at 335-6139, Bill Laird at 594-0068, or Jerry Bonfardine at 781-3636.

 

St. Marys Rotary Honors Art Heary Jr.

 

 

 

St. Marys Rotary Club held a dedication ceremony at Berwind Park to honor the late Art Heary Jr. Art was a longtime member of the Rotary club and very dedicated to the youth of our community. The club donated new picnic tables and plaque at the park in memory of Art

 

Leadership Elk County Now Accepting Applications For 2015-2016

 

The Community Education Center (CEC) is now recruiting for its annual Leadership Elk County program (LEC).  Join more than 100 graduates of the county’s only leadership development programs. LEC was created in 2007 to educate its participants in the strengths and opportunities of the county in order to develop informed, civic-oriented volunteers to help direct the future of Elk County. The program fosters the development of local home-grown leaders and establishes a network of responsible individuals who can in turn, pass on the benefits to their employers and community groups. The program meets monthly and relies on support from the local employers who sponsor participants to enroll. A generous grant from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, and other businesses have also provided sponsorships for specific sessions and scholarships for participants. Topics include: Personal Leadership Style, Tourism & Environment, Communication & Media, History & Preservation, Health & Human Services, Arts & Education, Local & State Government, Economic Development, and Community Improvement Projects. The program runs from September through June. Applicants must be at least a high school graduate and live or work in Elk County. For more information, call the CEC at 781-3437 or visit www.leadershipelkcounty.com.

 

 

 

 

Elk Expo August 15th and 16th

 

 

The two day Elk Expo is being planned for August 15th and 16th at the Elk Country Visitors Center. The annual Elk license drawing will also be held. (Click Here)

 

 

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

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Town Hall Tuesday

 

 

This week we'll be joined by Joe Kugler and Kathy Dowie, talking about this weekends "Smoke On The Mountain Barbecue Cook-off. Plus, Vern Kreckel and Bob Roberts, from the St. Marys Rotary Club, talking about upcoming beef sale. Listen Tuesday at 6 p.m., presented by Straub Beer! Or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

 

 

 

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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