December 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

COUNTIES FINE TUNE BUDGETS DOWN THE STRETCH

Fine-tuning continues on 2009 budgets by commissioners in both Cameron and Potter counties. Cameron County Commissioners Glen Fiebig, Phil Jones and JoAnn Smith will unveil their preliminary 2009 budget on Monday morning. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

There is no place like home and this is especially true during the holidays. Thanksgiving is one of the worst days for a diabetic, as we tend to forget what we are allowed to eat. More...

Letters to the editor

Building Peace To the editor: Political efforts to promote federal and state constitutional amendments that effectively prohibit equal civil marriage rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people signal an escalation of a polarizing More...

Community Life

Project 'Hat Tree" underway

George B. Erskine Wellness Center and Emporium Physical Therapy are sponsoring "Project Hat Tree," which benefits the needy children of Cameron County. More...

EVFD PLANS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, from 9 am until 4 pm. For more information, contact Bev Farren at 486-0936 or Gen Aikens at 486-0391. Breakfast with Santa will be held at the firehall on Saturday, Dec. More...

BLOOD DRIVE THURSDAY

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Emporium VFW Club on Thursday from 11:30 am until 5:30 pm. To be eligible, a donor be age 17 or older, be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and show a photo identification. More...

Outdoors

ANTHROPOMORPHISM PREVAILS

"Now there's Itchy, and Kisser, and Freddy and Rory, Like Comet and Cupid, they're part of a story. A song to be sung, a tradition to hold, Anthropomorphism is centuries old!"

And here I thought that some intellectual geek of our generation stayed up one night creating that five-syllable word. It's hard to pronounce and more difficult to spell. More...

DEER EXPERT FOCUSING ON REGION'S HERD FOR PROJECT

A graduate student at Penn State is conducting deer research in the region. Andrew Norton, a dedicated and passionate deer hunter from Minnesota, is interested in deer survival rates and dispersal patterns. He's working with Penn State and the Pa. More...

IT'S 'WHITETAIL OBSESSION'

Out of all the pursuits in which we sportsmen participate, nothing captivates us quite like hunting for the old, wise whitetail. Hunters spend their free time scouting and then liberally use up vacation days in pursuit of the whitetail. More...

CONCERN AIRED ABOUT DRILLING'S IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT

More than a dozen environmental groups and outdoors organizations have raised red flags over the potential impact of deep natural gas well-drilling on water resources. They expressed their concerns in a letter last week to the Pa. Dept. More...

THIRD DECADE FOR CHRISTMAS HOUSE MIRACLES

An 18-year-old girl pushed out the door by an abusive father, told never to return. A woman and her three children burned out of their home, then abandoned by an alcoholic husband. More...

News

'CHRISTMAS IN THE WILDS' ACTIVITIES NEXT WEEKEND

Countdown continues for Emporium's annual "Christmas in the Wilds" observance, scheduled for the Dec. 13-14 weekend and sponsored by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. More...

RIGASES SEEK RELEASE ON BAIL; AWAIT APPEALS COURT ACTION

John Rigas and son Tim are asking a judge to release them from federal prison on bail while they await action by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on their request for a new trial. More...

COLE OFFERING FREE FLU SHOTS

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will offer free influenza and pneumococcal vaccines from 3-6 pm on Tuesday and from 5-7 pm on Thursday at the hospital's Wellness Center in Coudersport. More...

Potter County News

BECKER RETIRES AS VETS' AIDE

Joe Becker, director of veterans affairs for Potter County, has announced his retirement. More...

DOG LICENSE SALE VISITS COMING UP

Potter County Treasurer Krista Miller will be selling dog licenses during evening hours in several Potter County communities. Her schedule is as follows: Roulette Firehall, Monday, Dec. More...

Photo

Penn State Cooperative Extension Director Don Tanner told the Potter County Commissioners Thursday that his organization is concerned about possible state funding cuts, but determined to continue delivering valuable services in Potter, Cameron and Mc More...

Sports

BASKETBALL SEASON SET TO TIP OFF

Defense may propel Falcon girls Scrappy defenders such as seniors Kayla Bohn, Stephanie Kelley and Karli Duffee will play pivotal roles for Brian Green as he returns for his fifth season as head coach of the girls' basketball team at Coudersport. More...

FALCAON WRESTLERS OPEN DEC. 13

Coudersport opens its 2008-09 scholastic wrestling season on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Harold Jarvis Memorial Duals in Sayre. This is a schedule change, as the Falcons had originally been slated to participate in the Keystone State Tournament. More...

Wrestling team opens on road

open its 2008-09 varsity wrestling season with a trio of road trips before the Dec. 19 home opener against St. Marys Public. The Red Raiders welcome the late arrival of several regulars who were until recently involved in the football playoffs. More...

Obituaries

Archie Ayres III

JUNE 29, 1949 - NOVEMBER 30, 2008

Archie "Buzzy" Ayres III, 59, of Turtlepoint, died peacefully on Sunday (Nov. 30, 2008) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, following a long illness. More...

Death Notices

Caren L. Lewis Caren L. Lewis, 75, of Bolivar, N. Y., formerly of Emporium resident, died on Nov. 24, 2008, at the Wellsville (N.Y.) Manor Health Center. Burial was in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar. More...