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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Low-cost Shingles Vaccine Available to Senior Citizens
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar
  • October Episode of Legislative Report
  • Special Edition of Legislative Report
  • New License Plate Honors Current U.S. Military Members
  • Performance-Based Budgeting
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Elk Cam
  • Around the 40th District
  • Upcoming in the 40th District

Low-cost Shingles Vaccine Available to Senior Citizens

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In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Shingles vaccine will be available at my office in Pen Argyl for under-insured and uninsured residents aged 50 and over. The shots will be available by appointment from 10AM to 12PM (Noon) on October 28. The cost is $5 and can be paid for by check or money order. Please call my office at (610) 863-1200 to schedule an appointment.

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 AM to 2 PM.

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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October Episode of Legislative Report

October 2016 - Pocono Bicentennial

In my October episode of Legislative Report, I interview Charlie Trapasso, Chair of the Pocono Bicentennial Committee, Linford and Jim Werkheiser of the Pocono Jackson Historical Society. The Pocono Township is celebrating its 200 year history.

Special Edition of Legislative Report

Special Edition - Bloom Creative Studio and Recovery Revolution

On this special edition of Legislative Report, I talk with Carol Andersen, Founder and Executive Director of Bloom Creative Studio and Jana Morris, Founder and Executive Director of Recovery Revolution about the important work they are doing for the community in Bangor, Northampton County.  There will two community events this month.

New License Plate Honors Current US Military Members

Legislation recently signed into law will make available a special license plate honoring current members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The law will permit current members of the U.S. Armed Forces, a reserve component of the armed forces, or the PA National Guard to display a plate designating the branch of service and including the branch’s service emblem. In order to issue the plate, PennDOT will require documentation of the person’s military service.

Performance-Based Budgeting

Legislation that would bring results-oriented, Performance-Based Budgeting to Pennsylvania state government was recently approved by the Senate and sent to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 1341 requires the Secretary of the Budget to initiate a program of performance-based budget reviews as part of the annual budget preparation and program evaluation processes beginning in fiscal year 2018-19.

Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Elk Cam

Pennsylvania is home to the largest free-roaming elk herd in northeastern United States. The Elk Cam from the Pennsylvania Game Commission allows you to see and hear elk live from state game land in Elk County. The live stream is slated to run until the end of the elk’s “bugling season,” likely sometime in mid-October. The top time to see elk on camera has been late in the afternoon.

Around the 40th District

Pink Light Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Last week was the Pink Light Walk to kick-off October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you to everyone who participated in the walk, we all made it a success!


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Senator Scavello Missing Piece in Nazareth Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A special congratulations to Missing Piece of Nazareth as they celebrate ten years of business! Thank you for your commitment to the local community and we wish you many more years of success. Pictured are owners Karen and Rick Samson, their daughter Angie, and granddaughters Paige and Ava.

Senator Scavello Speaks to Students at Nazareth School District

I was pleased to join 8th graders at Nazareth School District to discuss state government and the legislative process. All of the students were very well informed and I commend all of the teachers for their wonderful work.

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Senator Scavello Rose Mattioli Honored with the Joseph & Ann Farda Community Service Award

Dr. Rose Mattioli and her family are the recipients of this year’s Joseph and Ann Farda Community Service Award for their support of community organizations. As the ‘pace car’ of philanthropy in our area, the Mattioli family has contributed significantly to the betterment of Monroe County.

Congratulations to our Newest Eagle Scout

Jesse Wiseburn of Troop 83 is our newest Eagle Scout. Jesse’s achievement was well accepted by his friends and family, including his three brothers who are also Eagle Scouts. Congratulations Jesse on earning the rank and I hope you use the skills and experiences to guide you through your future success.

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Senator Scavello Lukie’s Fall Festival Raises Support for LMS

I stopped by Lukie’s Fall Festival supporting Cure SMA, a non-profit advancing research and creating awareness about spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Lukie's Fall Festival was founded in memory of Luke Anthony Joseph Maida who passed away from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I at 5 months 26 days old. As a memorial to beloved "Lukie" and to continue his fight, his family decided to host "Lukie's Fall Festival." An annual event to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for this deadly disease, SMA

Upcoming in the 40th District

Pocono Arts Council Accepting Artwork for ArtPop Street Gallery
Senator Scavello The second annual ArtPop competition is here to shine the spotlight on the talented local artists in Northeastern Pennsylvania by placing their work on available billboards throughout the region. Local artists in all mediums are invited to submit entries for 5 available billboards circulating the region in 2017.

ArtPop is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that works with local arts councils and media companies to promote local artists and give them a voice, create public street galleries and energize residents’ commutes. Currently, ArtPop is on the streets of eleven cities nationwide and growing quickly! Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop.

For more information, please visit here.

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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