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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • 2016 Annual Farm Show
  • 2015 Senate Accomplishments
  • 2016 Calendars – Helpful and Beautiful
  • Health Department Providing Shingles Vaccine to 50 Years and Older
  • 2015 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Forms Available in Coming Month
  • East Bangor Church Celebrates 150 Years

2016 Annual Farm Show

Senator Scavello interviews Sec.Greig

The Centennial Shake is one of the many highlights waiting to greet visitors to the 100th PA Farm Show beginning at noon on Friday, January 8, 2016 and running through January 16, 2016. The closely guarded mystery flavor is created by the PA Dairymen’s Association. The Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. Please be sure to check out my interview with former Agriculture Secretary George Greig. For information regarding the upcoming event, please visit

2015 Senate Accomplishments

This past year, the Senate of Pennsylvania had many legislative accomplishments. Among them, a historic vote on property tax elimination. Many other important issues still need to be addressed, however, the Senate certainly has had several pieces of legislation become law. Please be sure to check out 2015 in Review at

2016 Calendars – Helpful and Beautiful

Treat yourself to a copy of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s beautiful 2016 Pennsylvania Wildlife Calendar or the Birds of Pennsylvania Calendar both full of helpful information and striking photographs.

Season stickers, wildlife tidbits, and major fishing season details accompany an overview of the PA Game Commission and its six regional offices in the Wildlife Calendar. Enjoy agency biologist’s introductions for each bird profiled, timely nature notes, special birding event listings, holiday schedules, and moon phases in the Birds of PA Calendar.

Proceeds from each calendar support wildlife in Pennsylvania, focusing on preservation, conservation, and management of the state’s wildlife resources and habitats.

Health Department Providing Shingles Vaccine to 50 Years and Older

Last year, more than 3 million cases of Shingles were reported in the United States, according to the Mayo Clinic. As part of a public effort to promote healthy living, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will provide shingles vaccines on Thursday, Jan. 14th and 28th:

Monroe County State Health Center

1972 West Main Street, Suite 102

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

If you are underinsured or uninsured may be eligible for low or no cost to you.

2015 Property Tax and Rent Rebate Forms Available in Coming Month

The Department of Revenue’s annual Property Tax Rent Rebate Program provides school property tax relief for many citizens across this Commonwealth. For 2015 taxes, the Department of Revenue will be releasing the PA-1000 in January, which will be available here.

My office is always here to help residents complete the form. If you need assistance be please sure to stop by my office. We will have copies of the PA-1000 at the end of February.

In addition to the state rebate, several school districts also provide relief to eligible residents. To find out if you qualify, please contact your respective school district. Several districts have already released the 2015 rebate form and others will have them soon.

East Bangor Church Celebrates 150 Years

Last week, I awarded the East Bangor United Methodist Community Church a citation of recognition for celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Throughout its glorious history, the church has been blessed with a succession of pastors whose guidance and leadership have helped it to grow and flourish. Congratulations to Rev. Dave Goss, I wish you the best over the many upcoming years!

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Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
FAX (570) 620-4379
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-12001200
FAX (610) 863-1214
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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