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Pheasants Forever Of North Central PA At Medix Run Rendezvous


The Annual Medix Run Rendezvous will be held on August 1st and 2nd in Medix Run, Pa. Over 30 vendors will be participating both days form 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be Outhouse races, sponsored by Pheasants Forever Youth Outdoor Fund. Also there will be a gun raffle, basket raffle and more.


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.


Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club Youth Day


The annual Youth Field Day will be held at Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club and May Hollow Sportsman Club on Saturday, August 8th


Sacred Heart Parish Super Bingo August 7th


Sacred Heart Parish Super Bingo will be held on Friday, Auugst 7th. Early Bird Golden Gate at $1500 on Blue only. 16 regular games at $100, 4 specials at $250 and Myster # $100.

Jackpot @ $2,700/in 52 #'s. Guaranteed $1,000. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free lunch served at 5:30 p.m. Early Bird at 6:30 p.m., games at 6:45 p.m.


Elk County Boulder Dash August 8th


The Elk County Boulder Dash, a 20 mile run, walk and climb, will be held on Saturday, August 8th. Start time is 8 a.m. Each participant will receive coupons for one free Chicken Dinner and two drinks to be used at the St. Leo's Summer Festival. For more information, CLICK HERE

Cameron County Longbeards Banquet August 9th


Cameron County Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its first Hunting Heritage Banquet at the VFW in Emporium on Saturday, Aug. 9. It's open to the public. Doors open at 5 pm. Buffet dinner begins at 6:30, with a live auction to follow.


Auction items include rare art works by Thomas Kinkade, Dave Barnhouse and Terry Redlin; limited edition bronze sculptures by Terrell O'Brien; a moose antler glass top coffee table, canoe bookshelf, rocking chair, cuckoo clock, guns, bows and more.


The Longbeards are also selling chances on a 12-gauge Mossberg 535 shotgun and a 20-gauge Mossberg 500 Bantam Youth. Winners will be selected at the dinner. For more information or tickets, contact Ray Kratz at 546-2687, Ralph Grovanz at 486-2189 or Ryan Magaro at 512-2150.


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.


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.


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.





Unique Housing Opportunity For Seniors



Shared Housing, Shared Care. Helpmates Inc., offers a unique living alternative for seniors in need of nursing home care without the nursing home. Senior housing features 1:3 ratio of care giving at all times, 24/7 supervision and oversight in the comfort of an actual home.


Openings are available now in our Elk County Houses. For more information call 772-6850.


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


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


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.


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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All Fired Up And Kicking Ash BBQ Competition


Applications available for the All Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition Saturday September 26 in downtown Emporium.   “The event coincides with the District 4 Trapping Convention,” said executive director Tina Johns Solak.  New this year will be the sale of beer and two new divisions:  side dishes and deserts.


Individuals or teams are invited to enter.  The price is $50.00.  Cookers will set up in the vacant lot in downtown Emporium and offer their wings, pork, ribs, turkey, sides, deserts or brisket for sale.  A team of 5 judges will decide the winners in each category.  Visitors will then select a People’s Choice winner. 


The competition is open to restaurants, non-profits who would like to put together a team, or individuals.  “It is for bragging rights of the county!” Johns Solak explained


Entry forms and rules can be found at www.cameroncountychamber.org or by calling the chamber office at 814-486-4314.  The deadline to apply is September 18.


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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