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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Senator Scavello to Host Tele Town Hall August 15
  • Community Papers Recognized
  • Largest Outdoor Agriculture Expo in PA Takes Place Next Week
  • PA’S First Human Case of West Nile Virus in 2017 Detected
  • Does an Investment Idea Sound too Good to be True?
  • Upcoming Events

Senator Scavello to Host Tele Town Hall August 15

I will be hosting my next Tele Town Hall on Tuesday evening, August 15 at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents of the 40th Senate District to voice their opinions and concerns regarding a host of different issues.

To ensure that you receive a call, particularly if you would like to participate via a cell phone, please visit the link below to register for the event. I look forward to speaking with all of you!

Click here to register to receive a call on your cell phone or land line.

Community Papers Recognized

This past month I introduced a Senate Proclamation recognizing free community papers throughout the Commonwealth for their continued commitment to providing local news, events and advertising to our citizens. The 40th Senate District is privileged to have many weekly community newspaper publications that service thousands of area residents and I presented a number of the committed individuals who keep these papers circulating with copies of the Senate Proclamation recognizing their critical work.

Slate Belt Town Topics Daily and
The Belt & Beyond

Blue Valley Times and The Press


The Nazareth Key

Journal of the Pocono Plateau


The Northampton Press and Home News


West End Happenings

Largest Outdoor Agriculture Expo in PA Takes Place Next Week 

Ag Progress Days, held August 15-17 at the Russel E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County, is Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural expo.  

The event showcases the latest agricultural technology, techniques and trends for more than 40,000 visitors each year. It includes more than 400 commercial exhibitors, dozens of hands-on educational exhibits, guided tours and workshops. 

At the Family Room building, families and children can play mini-games, watch food demonstrations, taste healthy food and drink, participate in a scavenger hunt and learn first aid and firearm safety tips. Hands-on exhibits and demonstrations will cover topics such as diabetes and diet, home food preservation, consumer food safety, the importance of drinking water for proper health and nutrition and avoiding insect bites.

PA’S First Human Case of West Nile Virus in 2017 Detected

Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2017 has been detected in a Montgomery County resident.  

The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. Although mosquitoes can bite at any time of the day or night, the mosquitoes that transmit WNV are most active at dawn and dusk. You can find a map of “Hot Zones” and prevention information here.

Does an Investment Idea Sound too Good to be True? 

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation provides a four-question “Scam Meter” to help you tell if an investment you are thinking about might be a scam. 

It covers promissory notes, stocks, high-yield investments, and more.  

The Financial Interest Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect American investors by making sure the broker-dealer industry operates honestly.

Upcoming Events

Blue Valley Farm Show, August 15-19
707 American Bangor Road, Bangor, PA
Come out to this annual event and enjoy rides, live entertainment, food, bingo, competitive exhibits, contests, a flea market, arts, crafts and much more! 

West End Fair, August 20-26
The region’s largest fair event will feature rides, exhibits, food, derbies, live music and more. Plan to come out to this event with fun for the whole family!

As part of my ongoing Healthy Living Series, I am hosting a Tdap Vaccine Clinic in partnership with the PA Department of Health on August 8 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at my Pen Argyl district office (2 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl).

Tdap is a combination booster vaccine that inoculates against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).

The Tdap vaccine shots are available to individuals of all ages who are uninsured or underinsured. This service is not available to anyone with Medicare Part D or insurance that already covers the vaccination.

Contact the PA Department of Health at 610-250-1825 to schedule your FREE appointment.

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If you have a public event benefiting our community in Monroe or Northampton Counties, please feel free to contact my office at (570) 620-4326 or by email to include the event in my E-Newsletter at no charge. Requests should include details about the community event such as the time, location and the public purpose.



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
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-1200120000
FAX (610) 863-1214
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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