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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.


Cameron County Alumni Banquet


The Cameron County Alumni Banquet will be held at the Cameron County High School on Saturday, May 23rd, beginning at 6 p.m.


Cameron County Class Of 1965


A Get together for the Cameron County Class of 1965 will be held on Friday, May 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Cameron County Vets Club.


A Golf Scramble for the Cameron County Class of 1965 will be held on Saturday, May 23rd starting at 10 a.m. at the Emporium Country Club


A dance for the Cameron County High School Class of 1965 will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at 9 p.m. at the Cameron County Vets Club. Music provided by the Backseat Boogie Band.


The Cameron County Class of 1965 Reunion will be held on Sunday, May 24th at the May Hollow Sportsmen, beginning at 2:30 p.m.


North Central PA Landlord Association Meeting


The North Central PA Landlord Association will be holding a meeting May 28th @ 6:00pm in St. Marys,  at Casali’s Rest. 32 S. St. Marys St.; featuring Rick Brown Esq.  The NCPLA is dedicated to the education of landlords in the region.  We are accepting new membership. Please call Amy Auman @ 814-389-4440 or email amy@sdhp.org with questions on this meeting or on the organization.


Drive Thru Barbecue May 31st


Sacred Heart Parish will sponsor a Drive Thru Barbecue Rib Dinner on Sunday, May 31st, form 11:15 a.m. until Sold out. A large 1/2 rack of ribs, homemade potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, and homemade rolls, just $10.00. Proceeds benefit the building fund.


Sacred Heart First Friday Bread Sale


Sacred Heart's 1st Friday Bread Sale will be held on June 4th and 5th. Fresh baked breads along with cinnamon rolls will be on sale. Pick up at the Parish Center Social Hall will be Thursday, June 4th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, June 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To order call 834-7861, or 834-3698.


Charles Cole To Present Program On Osteoporosis


In conjunction with National Osteoporosis Month, Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will present a program on Wednesday, May 27th at 11 a.m. at the Emporium Senior Center. Also at the Driftwood Senior Center at noon


Bennetts Valley Fishing Day


The annual Bennetts Valley Fishing Day will be held on Sunday, May 24th at the Bennetts Valley Senior Center, Plum Street, in Weedville. Fishing is from 1 to 6 p.m. in the stream behind the senior center. Food, refreshments and entertainment begin at 11:30 . Chicken barbecue dinners will also be available. The Down County Country Boys Band will perform at 11:30, followed by country singer Heather Olson and Elvis impersonator Scott Allegretto.


Child Safety Seat Check


State police in Emporium, in conjunction with "Click It Or Ticket", will conduct a free child safety seat check at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, on Monday, May 18th form 3 pm. to 6:30 p.m.


Picnic In The Park Set For May 30th


Picnic In The Park will be held on May 30th from noon to 3 p.m.  at the Fox Township Park. the event will vesture games, lunch, characters, Chinese Auction and lots more. Admission is $5 and will sell until sold out. tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing leadership_elkcounty@yahoo.com. The event will benefit the Elk County Recycling Center.


Sacred Heart Parish Bingo June 5th


Sacred Heart Parish Center Super Bingo will be held on June 5th . Early Bird Golden Gate @ $1,300 on Blue ONLY. 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


Swedish Smorgasbord May 31st


The Maria Lutheran Church will hold a Swedish Smorgasbord on Sunday, May 31st in celebration of their 125th anniversary. Cost is $10 per person, which includes dinner, dessert and drink. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 885-8757.


Benefit Run For Hospice June 6th


ABATE Endless Mountain and God's Country Chapters will sponsor sa benefit run for the Community Nurses Hospice on Saturday, June 6th. Registration at the Moose Club in Emporium is form 10 a.m. to noon. All street legal vehicles are welcome. Donation is $15 per rider/ $5 for passenger. The run ends at the Eagles Club in St. Marys. Food will be provided.


Community Nurses Used Book Sale In June


The Community Nurses 2015 Used Book Sale will be held at St Boniface School Cafeteria in Kersey. Collection dates are Saturday, June 6th from 9 a.m. to noon, June 7th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, June 8th, 9 a.m. until evening.


The Book Sale dates are Thursday, June 11th, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, June 12th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 13th, 9 am. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, June 14th from noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Camp Flutterbye.


Camp Flutterbye In June


A grief camp for children and teens, K-12, who have experienced a loss through death. Participants enjoy two fun-filled days of activities to help them understand that grieving the loss of a loved one is healthy and normal.


The dates are Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at "The Pines" on Windfall Road. There is no fee for the camp. Camp applications are available on line, CLICK HERE. Space is limited. Call 781-4722.


Hike Cameron County Day


National Trails Day is Saturday June 6 and this year, Hike Cameron County will focus on the West Creek Rails to Trails.  Nelson Haas will lead a group on the 12 mile excursion featuring a wildflower program.  The event which starts at 9:00am from the caboose in Emporium is free and no pre-registration is necessary.  Contact the chamber for more information.


Attention Former GTE & OSRAM Sylvania Employees


Attention GTE & OSRAM Sylvania Retirees and Quarter Century Employees – There will be a meeting on June 7th at 6:00PM at Gunners Restaurant to discuss the possibility of forming a Retiree and active Quarter Century Organization for employees who worked at the GTE Sylvania or OSRAM Sylvania, St Marys plant. Please plan on attending this important initial meeting.  If interested but unable to attend call Gary at 814-594-6171 or Cindy at 814-594-8524.


Annual Strawberry Festival June 19th


The Elk County Historical Society will sponsor the annual Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 19th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., or until sold out. The event will be held at 109 Center Street in Ridgway. There will be strawberry treats and goodies, live music, vendors, games for the kids. Food and refreshments will be available.



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.



Fundamental Skills Basketball Camp At ECCHS


The 34th annual Elk County Catholic High School Boys’ Fundamental Skills Basketball Clinic will be held at Elk County Catholic High School from Monday June 8th to Friday June 12th .  The camp is open to boys entering grades 1 to 9 as of next August.


 Also this year, the 3rd annual Girls Camp will be held at Elk Catholic from Monday, June 8th  to Thursday, June 11th.  This is the third year for a girl’s basketball camp which is held in conjunction with the boy’s camp.  The girl’s camp is also open to girls entering grades 1 to 9 as of next August.


Although the camps will run concurrently, two gyms will be utilized which will allow for individual instruction for the boys camp and for the girls camp.


The summer camps are under the direction of the boy’s basketball staff at Elk Catholic.  Staff members will include both current and former members of the Elk County Catholic boys and girls basketball teams. 


The camp is open to boys and girls in both the Parochial and Public Grade Schools.  Cost of the camp is $20.00 for single camper families; $30.00 for two camper families; and $35.00 for three or more camper families.  The time schedule for the camps are as follows:




            On Monday thru Thursday the boys will report as follows:


            Grades 1,2,3 will report from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

            Grades 4,5,6 will report from 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

            Grades 7,8,9 will report from 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM


            On Friday, June 7th all boys will report for a one hour session from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


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.




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


Women In The Wilds Weekend



Registration is now open for the Women In The Wilds Weekend at Sinnemahoning State Park.

Ladies, are you tired of your typical weekend? Do you find yourself sitting in front of the television watching other people have fun? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to break out of your routine and try something new! 

Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2015, Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a weekend filled with opportunities for women to learn new outdoor skills. 

Programs will include biking, archery, kayaking, bird-banding, geo-caching, fly-fishing, camp cooking, outdoor survival, and many others. Participants may choose up to eight different sessions over the three days of the event, and all meals are included. 

Pre-registration is required by Sunday, June 7th. The program fee of $100.00 per person includes eight classes, all meals, and an event t-shirt. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register early. 

Lodging is not included in the program fee. Participants will need to arrange their own overnight accommodations. Information on the park campground and other local lodging will be provided upon request.

Grab your mom, sister, best friend or co-worker and join other aspiring woods-women for a new adventure in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds! We can’t wait to meet you! 

For more information on 2015 classes, event registration, and nearby lodging, please contact the Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 or SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov



Planning For 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


Headwaters Charitable Trust Sponsoring "Fly Fishing Challenge"



Hooked on Headwaters first annual Fly Fishing Challenge will be held on Friday, May 29th at the University of Pittsburgh Bradford campus on the west Branch of the Tunungwant Stream. Registration and check-in for the event will take place in Blaisdale Hall. You're invited to join us for a unique day of fishing, education and fun.


Featured speaker will be Joe Humphreys, well know fly fisherman.


Morning sessions begin at 7:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the afternoon session starts at 2 p.m.


For sponsorship information, registration along with printable brochures, 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




Coming to Cameron County



Sing the songs sang at Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Cameron County, and hear the stories that helped shape the county!  Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program at the Cameron County Historical Society at the Emporium Firehall on Saturday, May 9 at 4 pm. Jamerson has written and filmed documentaries for PBS about the CCC and performed at reunions and dedications of state and national parks.   The program co-sponsored by the Lumber Heritage Region is an entertaining look at the people, with stories of strength, wit and charm. (Read More)


Dates For Elk Expo Set



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)


American Spirit Of Aviation Festival



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.



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

Treasure Hunt May 2nd



A Dirt Diggin' Treasure Hunt will be held on Saturday, May 2nd beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Cameron County Fairgrounds in emporium.


Smoke On The Mountain BBQ Cook-off


The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring the 2015 Smoke On The Mountain Barbecue Cook-off June 19th & 20th.


CLICK HERE - Entry Form



Vacation Bible School Planned At Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Shiloh Vacation Bible School will be stepping out into the unknown and trusting God in all things! The exciting jungle theme will keep kids of all ages captivated as we study the book of Daniel. Join us for bible study, games, crafts, and music. Light supper provided nightly. Classes for toddler through students exiting 5th grade. Sunday, June 7 - Thursday, June 11, 4:30pm - 8:00pm



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High School Baseball This Week


Friday, April 24th - ECCHS vs SMAHS, at 4:15 p.m.


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Bill Boylan On Discover The Great Outdoors



Join Jeff Buchheit Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Jeff is joined by Bill Boylan, to talk about fishing trip in Costa Rica. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


Town Hall Tuesday



This week we'll be joined by District Attorney Shawn McMahon and Billie Jo Weyant, talking about Crime Victim Awareness week. Kris Kronenwetter, from teh St. Marys United Way, will have an update onthe Stackpole Hall Foundations "Ideascale" website. Plus, Vern Kreckel and Dave Greene, from St. Marys Rotary Club on this Saturday's Clock Dedication. 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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