In this Edition:
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar
October Episode of Legislative Report
In my October episode of Legislative Report, I interview Charlie Trapasso, Chair of the Pocono Bicentennial Committee, Linford and Jim Werkheiser of the Pocono Jackson Historical Society. The Pocono Township is celebrating its 200 year history.
Special Edition of Legislative Report
On this special edition of Legislative Report, I talk with Carol Andersen, Founder and Executive Director of Bloom Creative Studio and Jana Morris, Founder and Executive Director of Recovery Revolution about the important work they are doing for the community in Bangor, Northampton County. There will two community events this month.
On October 9th from 2 PM to 6 PM, there will be a Fall Festival Supporting Bloom Bangor, a two-year recovery program for women. The event will be held at 389 West Factoryville Road in Bangor.
On October 15th, Recovery Revolution will be collaborating with the Easton High school SADD chapter for the 8th Annual Comedy Social Fundraiser. This opportunity helps to get teenagers involved and give back to the community. The “Steps to Recovery” Comedy Social will be held at Easton Area Middle School. RRI will be hosting a Tricky Tray from 6:30-8:00 pm. As part of the evening’s festivities, they have partnered with local chefs/restaurants to provide “Classic Cuisine and Culinary Treats” Food Sampling Extravaganza. The Main Event is Comedian/Entertainer Jesse Joyce a brand new comic to our event who comes with rave reviews. For more information, please visit here.
Monroe County Reassessment is Underway
An ongoing county-wide property reassessment project is happening here in Monroe County for the first time since 1989. The county is contracted with Tyler Technologies Inc., of Dayton Ohio, to provide detailed high-resolution, street-level images of properties.
Tyler Technologies field staff will photograph properties from customized white vans that will be clearly marked with signs indicating that they are conducting an imaging project for the county.
This imaging project will continue over the next several weeks through the end of October or beginning of November.
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13th Annual Lukie’s Fall Festival
Lukie’s Festival is a fun and entertaining day, where families can come and have a great time together, treasuring those sweet everyday moments, while helping to raise money for Cure SMA to help find a cure for spinal muscular atrophy.
Lukie's Fall Festival was founded in memory of Luke Anthony Joseph Maida who passed away from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I at 5 months 26 days old. As a memorial to beloved "Lukie" and to continue his fight, his family decided to host "Lukie's Fall Festival." An annual event to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for this deadly disease, SMA.
There will be food, games, raffles, live music, entertainment, pie eating contest, kid's costume parade, face painting, hay rides, clowns, balloons, mini golf, historic carousel, pumpkins, bake sale, sand art, fire and safety program, and family fun for everyone!
More information can be found here.
Around the 40th District
Thursdays on Pocono 96.7 – Gary in the Morning
Please join me at 7 a.m. next Thursday, August 25th on Pocono 96.7 - Gary in the Morning in the car, at work, or in your home. I will be discussing the latest from Harrisburg and answering your questions at 7 AM.
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2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
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