94— Most of us scream for it Some 94 percent of Americans eat ice cream, but the frequency rate varies widely. A CBS News poll found that 32 percent enjoy the treat about once per month, while 16 percent eat it weekly and 14 percent a couple times per week. The other 32 percent only eat ice cream on special […]

Potter County Junior Conservation School

Another Potter County Junior Conservation School wrapped up earlier this month after field visits, demonstrations, workshops and hands-on activities spread across three counties and involving some 30 educational topics. Now well into its fourth decade, the weeklong summer tradition is designed to develop knowledgeable, conscientious conservation leaders for the future. Here, Potter County Conserva­tion District manager Jason Childs conducts a […]


The month of change

September is a month of changes. Practically the whole world that we know begins the transition from full-blown living to winter dormancy. At first, changes just creep into the landscape. It starts out with a handful of red maples showing some color. Then like a wildfire, it sweeps across the land­scape, gaining momentum. Our hills begin to change out of […]

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Things always heat up in Pennsylvania’s elk country in late August. If you’re planning a visit to the region, it would be wise for you to plan ahead and make the most of your trip The hot spot, of course, is Winslow Hill near Bene­zette in Elk Country, which is home to the must-see Elk Country Visitors Center. Now that […]

News. Brief.

St. Mark Festival next weekend St. Mark Festival returns to Emporium over the Labor Day weekend. On Friday, Aug. 31, there will be free activities for all ages from 4-10 pm. Fundraisers at O’Connell Hall will feature cash, a framed original John Sidelinger painting, an Adirondack chair and many other prizes. Music will be provided by Moore Brothers from 7 […]

Townwide Yard Sale on tap September 1

Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sale is on Saturday, Sept. 1, with bargains scattered across lawns, porches, or garages on virtually every street. Sponsor Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce has also arranged for sellers to set up sale tables at the courthouse square. Most, but not all, of the sales are registered with the Chamber, which means their locations are listed on […]

Police solve burglary case

State police at Denton Hill announced the arrest of three Ulysses residents in connec­tion with multiple break-ins and burglaries. Christopher Hall, 33, Danielle Hall, 34, and 18-year-old Elliott Hunter were jailed in lieu of bail. Police allege they were involved in burglaries taking place in Hector, Bingham and Ulysses townships. Work zone mishap Brake failure is blamed for a work […]

OV Sr. Center volunteers busy

There are multiple reasons that the Oswayo Valley Senior Center was recognized as the best of its kind in Pennsylvania a few years ago. Its popularity and service to the Shinglehouse area has only grown since that honor was bestowed in 2014. To call the center a hub of constant activity would be an understate­ment While the center offers traditional […]

Programs at state park

Sinnemahoning State Park has scheduled two edu­cational programs this weekend. On Saturday, Aug. 25, there will be a presentation on Pennsylvania’s elk herd at 2 pm and a humming­bird program at 7:30. Sunday’s special feature is a kayak tour on the lake starting at 9 am and conclud­ing with a Dutch oven-prepared meal at 10:30. To register or learn more, […]

US National Jujitsu Team Member Visits Coudersport

Cutting Edge Gymnastics hosted a visit from Bryana Baer, a member of the U.S. National Jujitsu Team, as a highlight of last week’s training camp at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. Among high­lights of Baer’s five-year mar­tial arts career were two sil­ver medals she earned a the world championship match in Australia last year. He focus last week was on […]