Senator Mario Scavello E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • A Joyous Weekend
  • Next Thursday: College & Career Fair
  • Monday Deadline to Register to Vote in May Primary
  • Resources for Pennsylvanians Living with Autism
  • Nursing Home Inspections Posted Online
  • May 1 Deadline to Apply for Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Permits
  • Around the 40th District 

A Joyous Weekend

To everyone celebrating Easter or Passover, I want to wish you a peaceful and uplifting time with family and friends this weekend.

Next Thursday: College & Career Fair

On Thursday, April 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., I am hosting a College & Career Fair at Nazareth Area High School (501 E. Center Street, Nazareth).

This event is specifically geared toward high school students looking to further their education at college or in the skilled trades.

We have 46 exhibitors registered so far and representatives from many PA-based colleges and technical schools who will be in attendance. Please reference the flyer for more information.

The Fair includes a special Financial Aid Review session at 6 p.m. for parents and students to learn the ins and outs of paying for higher education. For a list of exhibitors and to register, please visit

Monday Deadline to Register to Vote in May Primary

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the May 21 primary election.

You can register online, by mail, in person at your county voter registration office, or at PennDOT and some other government agencies. Requirements include being a resident of the election district in which you plan to vote for at least 30 days before the primary. More information here.

Monroe County Voter Registration Information

Northampton County Voter Registration Information

Resources for Pennsylvanians Living with Autism

The Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT) provides access to information and services for the estimated 30,000 Pennsylvanians living with autism, their family and caregivers.

ASERT also hosts free training and special events. If you or a loved one could benefit from autism support, National Autism Awareness Month is a good time to check out this resource.

Nursing Home Inspections Posted Online

Inspections of 305 nursing homes across Pennsylvania in March have been posted online by the PA Health Department.

The report includes the type of inspections (or “surveys”), such as complaint investigation, re-certification, etc., whether a facility was cited, correction plans to fix the problems and more.

May 1 Deadline to Apply for Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Permits

The deadline for farmers to apply for Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program permits is May 1.

Grown mainly for fiber and seed, not as a drug, hemp has a wide range of commercial uses. It can be a profitable, sustainable, in-demand product for PA farmers. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture administers the two-year-old program, authorized in Pennsylvania statute by the Industrial Hemp Research Act.

Around the 40th District

Jack Hewlette-Bullard was honored last weekend as the newest Eagle Scout of Troop 85 in Tannersville. Jack has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Troop, including Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. For his service project, Jack designed and constructed multiple pieces of training equipment and redesigned the training course for the Search & Rescue Dogs of PA, a nonprofit organization that assists law enforcement agencies.

What an outstanding project, Jack! Congratulations on your accomplishment and thank you for your service to our community.

This past Saturday we celebrated the opening of The Scratching Post at A.W.S.O.M. (Animal Welfare Society of Monroe). This new building provides a “free roaming space” for adult cats that would otherwise be confined to cages or “kitty condos.”

Visitors are encouraged to come and observe the cats in this new environment and to spend time with them if they are interested in adopting.

A special thank you to AWSOM for their continued work and growing vision on behalf of our best friends!

Also on Saturday we celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Kids Campus Nursery and Daycare in Pen Argyl just past WEONA park. The daycare offers child care services to children ages 6 weeks to age 13. Congratulations and best of luck to the new owner Stephanie Nicholas, her husband Scott and their two beautiful children Kinley and Madison!


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