Senator Mario Scavello E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Looking Back at Veterans Day
  • Grants Available for Veterans’ Organizations
  • American Education Week
  • Water Quality Grants Available
  • Scam Targets Anglers & Hunters
  • Around the 40th District

Looking Back at Veterans Day

This past weekend, groups throughout our region and country gathered to honor our veterans. We joined ceremonies throughout the area at our schools, cemeteries and memorials to pay tribute to those who have served our nation. Below are pictures from some of the events across the 40th District.

We are forever grateful for your service and willingness to pay the ultimate price in defense of our freedoms. God bless you all!

The PA Veterans’ Trust Fund is accepting grant applications for programs and services benefiting Pennsylvania veterans. The deadline to apply is Dec.18.

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will award grants to nonprofits, veteran service organizations and county directors of veteran affairs. Funding priorities for this grant cycle are veterans’ initiatives focused on homelessness, behavioral health, veterans’ courts, and new and innovative programs and services.

This is American Education Week, which celebrates the collaboration between parents and educators that is crucial to making sure the schools in our communities succeed.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to take an interest and become more involved in supporting their children’s schools.

Counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, councils of government, educational institutions, watershed and other organizations have until Dec. 20 to apply for state Growing Greener Plus grants to restore and protect water quality.

Funded through the commonwealth’s Growing Greener Plus program, $30 million in grant funding is available to help communities restore and protect water quality by reducing abandoned mine drainage and urban and agricultural runoff pollution and addressing harmful algal blooms, climate resiliency, PFAS, and other emerging issues.

Anglers and hunters are advised to look out for scams when purchasing their licenses online. The warning follows recent reports of customers paying for licenses through third-party websites not affiliated with either agency, and then never receiving a license.

Fishing licenses and permits, as well as hunting and furtaking licenses and permits can be purchased safely at the PA Game Commission and PA Fish and Boat Commission online Outdoor Shop. 

Around the 40th District

This past Saturday the North Bangor and the Upper Mount Bethel Fire Companies held their first annual banquet. At the event we honored Franklin (Frank) Andersen for his 40 years of dedicated and distinguished service with the North Bangor Fire Company. Over the years, Frank has served as Assistant Chief and Chief. Thank you Frank for you continued service to the citizens of Upper Mount Bethel Township.

Also during the event, Jimmy Potter Jr was honored as the Upper Mount Bethel Fire Company Firefighter of the Year and Jeffrey Brodt was honored as North Bangor Fire Company Firefighter of the Year. Congratulations and thank you Jimmy and Jeffrey!

This weekend my chief of staff, Taylor Munoz, stopped by Pack 98 in Brodheadsville to talk about our government and how a bill becomes a law. The Scouts asked great questions and were very engaged with their responses. Thank you to the leaders of Pack 98 for your commitment to developing the character of these boys!

On Tuesday, Good Shepherd Physical Therapy held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting event for their newest location in Forks Township. The new facility is located right next to Weis markets. We were provided with a tour of the new facility and met Brian Shak the site manager. Thank you to Brian and the Good Shepherd Physical Therapy team for providing high quality, compassionate care to the Forks Township community and surrounding areas.

Last week we joined the amazing people at AWSOM for their annual Fur Ball to celebrate 10 years of AWSOM (Animal Welfare Society of Monroe)! This non-profit organization does amazing work in protecting and helping our furry friends. The event honored several of the dedicated volunteers who have given so much of their time and efforts to the organization. Please call AWSOM for more information and find out how to get involved with this organization.

I want to offer a sincere congratulations to Jessica Scott Hair on the grand opening of her new salon on Route 209 in Sciota (2331 Route 209, Suite 1). Jessica has been recognized across the region and nationally for her top-quality work. We wish you all the best at your new location and much continued success in the years ahead!

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