Saturday, July 19, 2014

Brookville YMCA Millcreek Adventure Race

Taking 2nd place in Saturday’s Brookville YMCA Millcreek Adventure Race relay are, from left, Tony Olivett, 18, Emporium, 12-mile kayak leg; Xavier Molnar, 14, Brookville, 26-mile cycling leg; Brodie Joiner, 14, Brookville, final 9.5-mile run; Aidan Hoffman, 16, Brookville, 2-mile swim; Rory Hoffman, 14, Brookville, 11-mile orienteering leg; Jason Hoffman, parent and Brookville 8th grade science teacher, orienteering accompaniment; and Ryan Thrush, 15, Brookville, initial 8.5-mile run. This team competed against 20 other teams of various ages and abilities in the series of run, swim, bike, kayak, orienteer and run segments.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

American Pickers Want to Pick Cameron County/ Solomon's Words

American Pickers Want to Pick Cameron County

“American Pickers” on History Channel is a program which explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ The high profile show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business ‘Mike Wolfe’ and ‘Frank Fritz’ as they embark on an epic road trip across the US. In August the show will feature sites in Pennsylvania. Recently a director contacted the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office hoping to find some residents willing to be “picked”. 

The show offers a fascinating insight into what it’s like to be the men on the ground who are on the front lines of the antique industry. The show follows the pickers in their truck as they go on a mission in search of America’s most fascinating and valuable antiques - treasures that have been long forgotten in junkyards and barns across the country. The team tracks down unique and interesting items from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.

The series follows the highs and lows of the trade as our team gets their hands dirty in the search of weird and wonderful hidden treasures. The show examines how determination and amazing instincts drive the pickers to salvage the good junk from the bad junk. On the adventure our team meets fascinating characters along the way each with a story to tell about the history of their collection and their own lives. Mike and Frank bring the past to life and recycle America as they go. On the way, we explore how our pickers strike the ultimate deal and discover just what it takes to renovate and re-sell a newly found antique in a competitive market.

According to the producer, they will not visit auctions, flea markets, antique malls or museums. Items they are NOT looking for include fine furniture, agricultural or farming items, Depression glass, appliances or pottery. If you are interested in hosting the American Pickers send pictures of items