In this Update:
Veterans Job Fair January 23
Pennsylvania CareerLink is hosting a Veterans Job Fair on January 23 at Northampton Community College-Monroe Campus.
The school is located at 2411 Rt. 715 in Tannersville. The Job Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pocono Hall, Room 108.
Please call 570-620-2858 with any questions.
2019 Pocono Raceway Sales Benefit Pocono Mountain Regional Police K-9 Unit
Pocono Raceway is kicking-off their 2019 season with a fundraiser to support Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department’s K-9 Unit.
Fifteen percent of each ticket sold will benefit PMRPD’s foundation supporting the Unit and their families. This fundraiser supports these these law enforcement agents and their families by providing financial support for K-9 training, protective gear and retirement. To learn more the fundraiser, please visit www.poconoraceway.com/K9.
It’s not too late to get a Flu Shot
It’s still not too late to get a flu shot, which can often diminish the severity of symptoms a person might experience.
Flu shots are available at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, local walk-in clinic or grocery store. Everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine each season. The number of influenza cases escalated statewide heading into 2019.
How Veterans can ensure they are Receiving Earned Benefits
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs encourages veterans to use the New Year to review their benefits with a professional to ensure they are receiving the benefits earned through their service.
A Veterans Service Officer can check to see if changes in a veteran’s circumstances or changes to benefit policies may have modified the programs a veteran may be eligible to receive. Find out how to safeguard paperwork and review benefits here.
Free Crop Insurance Webinars for PA Farmers and Ranchers
Pennsylvania farmers and ranchers can sign up for free webinars to help manage risk by understanding crop insurance and make informed purchase decisions.
Offered by the PA Department of Agriculture and other entities, the webinars cover which crop insurance products are available, which risks are covered, how different types of insurance work, available policy options, how to navigate the application process, and where to go for additional information and help.
Now is the Best Time to Test for Radon
Winter is the best time to test your home for radon, an odorless, naturally occurring, radioactive gas that’s the second-leading cause of lung cancer.
About 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes have radon levels above the EPA’s action guideline of 4 picocuries per liter. Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated levels of radon, and it’s easy. You can find out how here.
Around the 40th District
This week we celebrated local resident Thelma Arndt’s 100th birthday! And you can still spot her driving around in her immaculate 1977 Chevy Nova. Congratulations on this wonderful milestone, Thelma, and we wish you much happiness and good health in the years ahead!
Congratulations to Mike’s Automotive & Mechanical Repair as they celebrate their grand opening in Bath Borough. Thank you for your investment in our local community and we look forward to seeing your business continue to succeed.
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