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Sports Raffle To Benefit Queen Of The World Church September 1st


A Sports Raffle to benefit Queen of the World Church will be held September 1st to September 10th and will be based on the PA Lottery evening drawing. Each day a prize of a $500.00 gift certificate from Elk Count Ammo and Arms will be awarded. Get a chance for one of these ten prizes for a $10.00 donation. Tickets available at the back of the church after all masses. If you have any questions, call Carla at 814-594-9377.


First Friday Bread Sale September 3rd and 4th


The Sacred Heart Social Committee will host the First Friday Bread Sale on Thursday, September 3rd and Friday, September 4th. To order, call 834-7861, or 834-3698. Pick up will be Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart Building Fund.


Super Bingo September 4th At Sacred Heart


The next Super Bingo at Sacred Heart Parish Activity Center will be Friday, September r4th. Early Bird Golden Gate $1600 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 Sacred Heart Parish Center..

St. Marks Festival In September


The annual St. Marks Catholic Church festival begins September 4th with a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to  7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 10. Under 5 Free. Bingo will be held form 7 to 10 p.m.


On Saturday, September 5th, the festival will begin at 11 a.m. There will be food booths, beer tent, wine and cheese tasting. Two Guys Drinking Beer will perform at 7 p.m.


Chicken Barbecue September 6th In Wilcox


A Chicken Barbecue will be held on Sunday, September 6th at the Wilcox Fire Hall. The barbecue begins at 11 a.m. The Wilcox Fire Hall is located at 84 Lawrence Street in Wilcox.


Fall Class Schedule At Artisan Center Begins September 12th


Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center announces the fall line up for classes.  “We are fortunate to have talented people willing to share and have come forward with class ideas for the fall,” says executive director Tina Johns Solak.


Saturday, September 12 a Creative Writing Fiction Workshop will be held.  The three hour class (10am-1pm) will be given by Emily Wolfel Dubel who promises 3-4 writing exercises and will review publishing guidelines.  The class is open to all ages.  The fee is $5.00 and pre-registration is appreciated.


Saturday, September 19 a Paint N Sip Class featuring an elk painted on canvas will be hosted by PA Wilds Juried Artist Julie Mader.  The 2 hour class (10am-noon) is limited to 12 students.  Participants may bring their beverage of choice and the cost is $35.00.  Deadline to register is September 12.


Tuesday, September 29 Mader returns to Emporium to teach a silk scarf painting class.  The three hour class (6:00-9:00pm) is limited to 12 students.  The fee is $25.00.  The deadline to register is September 22.


Saturday October 24 Dubel returns to teach a resin medallion class. Students may incorporate the medallions into jewelry or key chains.  The fee is $15.00.  The deadline to register is October 22.


Details on all the classes can be found at the online store at www.cameroncountychamber.org or by calling 814-486-4314.  Fees can be paid by credit card.  Students seeking a specific class should contact the chamber office. 


Endless Mountain Jam September 12th


The Endless Mountain Jam will be held on Saturday, September 12th at the Sinnemahoning Sportsman's Club. The event is sponsored by A.B.A.T.E. Chapter.


Child Safety Seat Check In Emporium


Emporium State Police will sponsor a Child Safety Seat check, in conjunction with National Child Passenger Safety Week, on Monday, September 14th from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 North Broad Street in Emporium.

Sacred Heart Social Committee Booth At Bavarian Fall Fest


the Sacred Heart Parish Social Committee will have a booth at the 2015 Bavarian Fall Fest in the Gunners Parking Lot. They will be serving hot sausage sandwiches, with peppers and onions, for $5.00. Also German potato salad, $2.50 per serving. Reuben Sandwiches, $5.00 each. Proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart Social Committee.


Alumni Mass September 18th At ECCHS


The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its September Alumni Mass on Friday, September 18 at 9:05 a.m.* at ECCHS. *Please note the day and time change from last year. All graduates of Central High School and Elk County Christian/Catholic High School are invited to attend and celebrate with the students, faculty and staff. The mass intention this month will be for the classes of 1930 and 1975. Breakfast will be served immediately following in the cafeteria.

Gun Bash September 19th In Emporium


The 8th annual Gun Bash, sponsored by the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. Food and refreshments will be included. Must be 21 years of age.


Trapper Convention In Cameron County September 25th-27th


Trapper Convention will be held at the Cameron County Fairgrounds, September 25th through the 27th.


CCHS Homecoming Parade October 9th


The Cameron County High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, October 9th. Any organizations wishing to participate in the parade should contact Kathryn A. Fragale at 486-4000, ext. 2050.


Open House In Conjunction With National Fire Prevention Week


Mark your Calendars for Saturday October 10th. The Ridgway Fire Department will have an open house on Saturday October 10th from 12:00 noon until 3:00PM as a part of Fire Prevention Week. All RFD equipment will be on display, there will be Fire Prevention handouts for the kids, snacks will be provided, and of course the ever poplar fire truck rides. The open house will be held at the carnival lot unless the weather is bad, and then it will be at Central Station.


Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run In October


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)






Discover The Great Outdoors



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


Elk County Youth Field Day September 19th


The 19th annual Elk County Youth Field Day is being held at the St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club on Sept. 19 for all youths, ages 10 to 14.


Providing a positive path to assist the youth of today to engage in outdoor recreation that can lead to a lifetime of enjoyment.  Through a schedule of organized events, youth ages 10-14 will actively participate in such outdoor activities such as fishing, trapping, wildlife and environmental education, and shooting sports including rifle, shotgun, and archery. All equipment needed for the day's events, as well as lunch, will be provided for the participants and their parents or guardians.

To register your child or for more information call (814) 834-4375, email smsportsmen@windstream.netor visit http://www.stmaryssportsmen.org.


First Ever PA Wilds Juried Artist Show September 26th



For the first time, only PA Wilds Juried Artist will sell artwork at an event in the PA Wilds.  The event will coincide with the All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ Contest in Cameron County on Saturday September 26 in Emporium.


PA Wilds Juried Artist live in the 12 ½ counties that make up the PA Wilds.  The artwork has been juried and deemed to be of high quality earning the right to carry the Made in PA Wilds tag.  “The idea for a show limited to juried PA Wilds artist came about during a presentation in Potter County,” explains Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak.  Seeking a way to further distinguish the work of those living in the PA Wilds is the goal of the first ever event.  “It is hoped that each county will host a PA Wilds Juried Show,” says Johns Solak.


More than 100 PA Wilds Juried Artists have been invited to the event.  Realizing the short notice given to artists, Johns Solak is not sure how many will commit to the event this year, but says the contest is a yearly event held the last Saturday of September.


PA Wilds jurying sessions are held two times a year.  The deadline for the next session is September 21.  Artists can find information at www.pawildsartisans.com.


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.


Autumn Festival October 3rd


The annual Autumn Festival will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at Sizerville State Park.


First Fork Festival October 10th


The annual First Fork Festival will be held on Saturday, October 10th at the Sinnemahoning State Park in Austin.


Benezette Bugle 5K Set For October



the Benezette Bugle 5K Race/Walk and Elk Calf Half Mile Run will be held on Saturday, October 24th.


Registration is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The 5K run begins at 9 a.m., the Elk Calf Half Mile begins at 10:30 p.m. For more information, CLICK HERE



Homecoming Dance 2015





Domino's Match Game


Mary Kay Lenze Wins Free Pizza From Domino's!


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Tractor Supply To Hold Pet Adoption Day September 19th



Tractor Supply in St. Marys will host activities for families and their pets, including a pet adoption on Saturday, September 19th as part of Pet Appreciation week. Held September 16th - 20th, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is tractor Supply's annual event to celebrate pet owners and their pets.


As part of the main event on Saturday, September 19th, Tractor Supply will feature pet adoptions, including demonstrations on pet nutrition, drawings for $200 worth of gift cards, and giveaways.


Elk County Humane Society will be on hand. There will be Doggie connections on site form 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Custom Designs Dog Tags and Leashes, Pony Rides and Equine Dentist too.


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.


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!




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.




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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Pheasants Forever Planning Mentored Youth Hunt



What a better way to introduce kids to hunting than participating in the Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt! 


‘Our youth hunt is so successful, we have grown to two weekend,’ states Tim Rowan, PF Youth Coordinator.  ‘We had 90 kids last year participate in the safety day and hunt.’  This year’s hunts will be Saturdays, October 10 and October 17.  Applications for this year’s hunt are available on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s web site.  Be sure to check for both dates on State Game Lands 44. 

October 10 hunt - http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/66275

October 17 hunt - http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/66276


The pheasant hunt is for junior hunters ages 12-16. Hunters must be hunter-trapper education certified but do not need a license.  Each child must be accompanied by a parent or by an adult with permission of the parent. The hunt is free and food and beverages will also be provided.  Safety – Safety – Safety is stressed all day long.

On Sunday, September 27, there will be a mandatory safety seminar at the Fox Township Sportsmen Club, Kersey, PA 1-4 p.m. This will be focused on gun and dog safety, various dog demonstrations, hunter ethics and trap shooting will be included in the training.  All hunters are required to attend this seminar in order to participate in the hunt.  We appreciate

For more information please contact Tim Rowan at 
ltr247@windstream.net or 814-715-2754.  Deadline for the hunt is September 20, 2014.


‘Fox Township Sportsmen Club and Pheasants Forever have worked together on youth programs for years.  We appreciate the use of their facility and the local youth hunting area they provide,’ says Jane Bryndel, Treasurer for PF #630.  Many PF members are also members of Fox Township Sportsmen.


Firequacker 2015 October 10th At First Fork Festival



The Firequacker 2015 Duck Race will explode on Saturday October 10 during the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park.  Joining the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce as a duck adoption center is L&M Lumber on Route 155 just outside of Emporium. 


The ducks can be purchased for $2.00 each or a 6-quack for $10.00. The first place duck owner will receive $100.00, while second and third place finishers will take home $75.00 and $50.00 respectively.   Seneca Resources will match the money raised dollar for dollar.  The funds will pay for the fireworks planned for July 2016.  The fireworks draw crowds from as far away as Ohio and Maryland because of their noise level.