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
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.
October Episode of Legislative Report
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
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
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!
||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.
||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.
||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
Arts Council Accepting Artwork for ArtPop Street Gallery
||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
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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2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
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