In this Update:
Tomorrow is Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Tomorrow, April 27, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This is a safe, convenient, and responsible opportunity to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. prescription drugs can be safely disposed of at many locations in Monroe and Northampton counties. During the last take back day in October of 2018 over 450 tons of prescription drugs were collected and safely disposed!
Visit here and enter your zip code or select your county to find a location near you. Many of the drop off locations are available throughout the year.
For more info on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day visit the DEA’s website.
Wednesday Deadline for FAFSA College Aid Submissions
Wednesday, May 1 is the submission deadline for the 2019-20 PA State Grant college aid applications.
The deadline applies to renewing and first-time applicants. Students must first complete the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications, tips & more.
Warning Signs for Stroke
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death & leading cause of disability in the U.S. By learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you can prevent a death from stroke. There are also simple steps to take to avoid a second stroke.
Tell PennDOT about its Winter Services
PennDOT winter services is the subject of an online survey that is taking feedback through May 7.
The 10-question survey asks how often you travel during poor weather, how you rate service, how you rank snow-removal priorities, 511PA and more.
Trout Stockings Coming Up
Another round of trout stockings will be taking place over the next few weeks.
The PA Fish & Boat Commission stocks about 3.2 million adult trout in 707 streams and 127 lakes each year. The average size of the trout produced for stocking is 11 inches. You can search local stocking dates and locations.
Around the 40th District
Thursday night at Nazareth Area High School I held our annual College and Career Fair. Many students from across the 40th Senate District took advantage of the over 45 exhibitors that were in attendance. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) were also there to offer advice to students and parents on how to make college affordable through their student financial aid services.
Also on Thursday Northampton County Conservation District held its annual Envirothon for area high school students in grades 9th through 12th. The winner of the local envirothon moves on to the State competition, with the State winner going to the annual North American Envirothon. Seven schools competed with a total of thirteen teams from Bangor Area High School, Freedom High School, Nazareth Area High School, Northampton Area High School, Moravian Academy, Pen Argyl Area High School, and Saucon Valley High School. The students were tested in five areas: Wildlife, Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology and a current environmental issue (this year’s topic was Agriculture & the Environment: Knowledge & Technology to Feed the World).
The winners this year were Bangor High School (pictured above). Congratulations to the Bangor team and all the teams that participated! Bangor now moves on to the state competition that will be held at the University of Pittsburgh on in May. Best of luck Slaters!
Congratulations to John Casella on his retirement and his many years of public service for the people of Monroe County. His work ethic and dedication to the thousands of people he served at CareerLink Director as well as all of the organizations he served as a Board Member. John will truly be missed. John enjoy your retirement!!
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