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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Healthy Living Series: A1C-Diabetes Screening
  • Upcoming Tele-Townhall Hosted by Senator Scavello
  • A Commonwealth Crisis Tele-Townhall in Northeast Pennsylvania
  • Get Outdoors PA Festival
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar
  • Senator Scavello to Host Veterans Assistance Day
  • Senator Scavello’s Booth at the West End Fair
  • August Episode of Legislative Report
  • Around the 40th District

Healthy Living Series: A1C-Diabetes Screening

In partnership with Pocono Medical Center, free A1C diabetes screenings will be provided at our Pen Argyl District Office on Tuesday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past three months. Sometimes called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test, the A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes management and diabetes research.

Appointments are necessary. Please call 610-863-1200 to make an appointment.

Upcoming Tele-Townhall Hosted by Senator Scavello

Please join me on Tuesday, August 30th for my next Tele-Townhall providing residents in Monroe and Northampton counties with updates from Harrisburg and around the 40th Senate District. To sign up on your mobile device, please visit and click on "Let's Talk" to submit your information.

I look forward to answering your questions and comments.

A Commonwealth Crisis Tele-Townhall in Northeast Pennsylvania

Tele-Town Hall on the Heroin Crisis - September 21

Senator Gene Yaw and I recently discussed an upcoming Tele-Town Hall meeting on the heroin crisis in Pennsylvania. Tele-Townhall meetings will be held around the Commonwealth, with the first serving the northeast region on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. Please join me on this important call to further educate people and bring awareness to the opioid epidemic. To sign up, visit or text TALKHEROIN to 828282. There will be a live audio stream at the time of the event on the website as well.

Get Outdoors PA Festival

I am joining the DCNR Bureau of State Parks, and Lehigh Valley Greenways Partnership in hosting the Get Outdoors PA Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from noon – 4:00 p.m., rain or shine, at the Jacobsburg Environmental Educational Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth, PA . This is an exciting day as it is also National Public Lands Day, National Bike to Park Day, and National Hunting & Fishing Day – the perfect day for family outdoor fun!

The FREE outdoor expo is designed to highlight the Lehigh Valley Greenways Partnership’s outdoor experiences. Exhibitors from the Partnership will have hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy. Children and parents can meet Smokey the Bear, Della the Mule and Woodsy the Owl and, practice archery and fishing. Light refreshments and many other activities will be available to enjoy; all free and fun!

An elective scheduled of events include; 12:30 p.m., Live Animal Presentation (indoor) by Wildlands Conservancy; 2:00 p.m., Nature Walk led by Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center; 2:30, Stream Study led by Bushkill Stream Conservancy and; Get Your Tail on the Trail led by Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and St. Luke’s Health Network.

All activities are outdoor except two scheduled events; 12:30 p.m., Live Animal Presentation by Wildlands Conservancy and; 1:p.m. to 2 p.m., A panel composed of myself, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Dunn; Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Matthew Hough; and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director, John Arway will present an update and receive questions and comments from the audience.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar

My annual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar will be held at Northampton Community College - Monroe Campus on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jason Snyder, Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Program, will be the Keynote Speaker and there will be an open dialogue forum with Tina Clymer; MHMR Acting Administrator, Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services and Jamie Drake; Administrator, Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. 

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Senator Scavello to Host Veterans Assistance Day

On the second Tuesday of each month, the American Legion holds a Veterans Assistance Day at our Tannersville district office.

The next Veterans Assistance Day is September 13th. The district office is located at 2989 Route 611, Suite 103 in Tannersville.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a service officer with the American Legion Pennsylvania Department will be on site to assist veterans with issues including: compensation and pension claims, education benefits, enrollment in the VA health care system, burial and survivor benefits, state benefits, and obtaining military personnel and medical records.

Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services. Please contact the Tannersville office to schedule an appointment at 570-620-4326.

Senator Scavello’s Booth at the West End Fair

Healthy Living Series: Shingles Vaccine at the West End Fair

This week I will be at the West End Fair providing you with information on state agencies and programs and answering your questions. I was pleased to meet Hunter who stopped by my booth. Thank you for highlighting my day. The fair continues until Saturday!

August Episode of Legislative Report Show with PennDOT

August 2016 - Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation

In my August episode of Legislative Report, I interview Ron Young of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 5 to discuss current and future road and bridge projects in Monroe and Northampton Counties.

Around the 40th District

Senate and House Committees Hold Hearing in Monroe County

This week the Senate and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees visited the Tobyhanna Army Depot and hosted a joint hearing at the Monroe County Safety Center. To view the hearing click here.

The hearing served the purpose of gathering input on an upcoming study on Fire and EMS issues. It was a privilege to host the Committees in our area and I look forward to continuing to evaluate how best to equip our Fire and EMS agencies with the resources they need.

Senator Scavello and Representative Hahn Host ID Theft Seminar

This week, State Representative Marcia Hahn and I held an ID Theft Seminar for residents that provided useful information to help keep area residents protected from identity theft. I would like to thank everyone who attended the event and the speakers who graciously helped make this event a success.

Game Commission Employee Served Community for Nearly Four Decades

Congratulations to Randy Conley on a successful career at the Pennsylvania Game Commission with almost four decades serving the community. I wish you a full and healthy retirement.

Joe Battisto and Jim Cadue Honored Atop Big Pocono

Last week I joined many fellow community leaders in honoring former State Rep. Joe Battisto and County Commissioner Jim Cadue atop Big Pocono. The memorial benches were opened during a ceremony in their honor. I was pleased to see many attend their honoring ceremony.

Pioneer Diner Celebrates Forty-Five Years in Business

This week I had the opportunity to honor Constantine Korovesis, owner of the Pioneer Diner in Mt. Pocono, as he and his family celebrate 45 years in business. Congratulations to all of you on a legacy of superior food and service!

Newest Eagle Scout Andrew Thornton

Congratulations to new Eagle Scout Andrew Thornton on his achievement. An Eagle Scout later in life does not say “I was an Eagle Scout”, but rather he says “I am an Eagle Scout.” I hope you will continue to use the lessons learned and the experiences to guide your future leadership. I truly wish you the best!

Thursdays on Pocono 96.7 – Gary in the Morning

Please join me at 7 a.m. next Thursday, August 25th on Pocono 96.7 - Gary in the Morning in the car, at work, or in your home. I will be discussing the latest from Harrisburg and answering your questions at 7 AM.

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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
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