In this Update:
A Time to Give Thanks
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and are enjoying this time with friends and family as we count our blessings.
Small Business Saturday is Tomorrow
Remember, Small Business Saturday is this Saturday, November 30th!
This holiday season be sure to shop small and shop local for your holiday gifts. Help our local business and our community prosper and grow, which in turn will help the local economy!
New Tool for Holiday Travel Periods
If you are heading home from a Thanksgiving trip this weekend, or just out and about, a new resource is available to drivers to make travel as safe and efficient as possible during this heavy traffic period.
511PA.com users can choose a region and view an hour-by-hour, color-coded representation of traffic speeds to help them decide the best times to travel. Look for the “Historic Holiday Traffic” page at www.511PA.com.
Nominate and Exceptional Local Government Leader
Do you know a local government leader who is making a difference in your community through exceptional dedication to improving public services?
If so, nominate that public servant for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence. Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 13.
Pending Law will help Landowners Mark Property as Private
Legislation is set for enactment that will give landowners more options to mark their properties as private.
Under House Bill 1772, property owners would be able to use specialized purple paint to mark their property lines and indicate that trespassing onto the land is not permitted.
Traditional “No Trespassing” signs become tattered or illegible over time, or are removed by trespassers, making it difficult for people to recognize they are entering private property. Marking trees or posts with purple paint will make it easier to delineate property lines and provide notice that no trespassing is permitted.
Around the 40th District
Last week, we celebrated two grand openings of local businesses in the Pocono Area. We joined the Pocono Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Orchid Salon & Spa (1507 Route 209, Suite 103, Brodheadsville) and Live Better Wellness Bodywork & Movement Therapy (134 Broad Street, Stroudsburg) to our community. Orchid Salon offers a full spectrum of beauty services, including hair and nails, for their clients. Live Better Wellness provides massage, yoga and a holistic health approach “to get to the root cause of your pain and dysfunction.” Make sure to frequent these area businesses and welcome them to the area!
Last week, we attended the Slate Belt Young at Heart Club’s Annual Veterans Salute to acknowledge and honor the veterans in our community. During the event, we presented with certificates to Thomas Frable and Freddie Ramirez, Jr, Director of the Northampton County Veteran Affairs Office, honoring them for their strong commitment to helping our local veterans. Thank you Freddie and Thomas for all that you do to help the veterans every day in the community!
I recently met with local representatives from the AARP Lehigh Valley Advocacy Team to discuss the cost of prescription drugs and their other legislative initiatives.
I appreciate Dr. Shawn Quinn, President Elect of the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians and Dr. Kevin Weaver for meeting with me in my Pen Argyl office this week. We discussed a wide range of issued effecting emergency medicine including multiple bills before the General Assembly.
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