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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Happy Labor Day
  • Senator Scavello to Host “Get Outdoors PA” Event
  • Free Community Seminar on Addiction, October 3
  • Free Manufacturing Skills Training for Veterans
  • Farmer’s Markets Provide PA Preferred Produce
  • Around the 40th District

I want to wish all of the hard-working families in the 40th Senatorial District a happy Labor Day weekend. I hope you have a fun, relaxing time with your family and friends! I will be at the Pen Argyl Labor Day parade on Monday and hope to see you there. Please be sure to stop by my office beforehand for complimentary coffee and refreshments!

Senator Scavello to Host “Get Outdoors PA” Event

I am hosting my second annual Get Outdoors PA Festival on Saturday, September 30 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Brodhead Creek Park (North Fifth Street, Stroudsburg) in partnership with Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission. This family-friendly event will be held rain or shine for all ages.

The Get Outdoors PA Festival is a free event and will highlight the many outdoor experiences available throughout the region. Exhibitors will provide hands-on activities and experiences including the opportunity to meet Smokey the Bear and Woodsy the Owl. Children and parents can also practice their archery and fishing skills, take a guided nature walk, participate in a live animal presentation, learn about stream wildlife and much more.

I am very excited to host this event in partnership with the Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission and highlight numerous local and regional organizations focused on protecting our precious natural resources and providing exciting outdoor experiences through many fun activities.

The schedule of events will include a Live Animal Presentation at 1:30 p.m., a nature walk at 2 p.m. and a Stream Study led by Monroe County Conservation District at 3:00 p.m. Representatives from the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, PA Game Commission and Fish & Boat Commission will be present to answer any questions that attendees may have.

For more information about the Get Outdoors PA Festival please visit or call 610-863-1200.

Free Community Seminar on Addiction, October 3

A free community seminar on Addiction and Empowering & Restoring the Family will be held on October 3, 2017 at Innovation Church in Cresco (6048 Paradise Valley Road). The featured speaker for this program is Joel Jakubowski of Teen Challenge. I encourage all to attend this important event and hear Joel's powerful story and learn what you can do to reach those impacted by addiction.

Free Manufacturing Skills Training for Veterans

The Northeastern PA Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) has collaborated with more than 40 manufacturers, Lackawanna College, the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME), PA DCED and others to develop a NO-COST 4-Week Accelerated Manufacturing Skills Training Program specifically for area veterans. The training covers soft skills, workplace skills and technical skills that our manufacturers are looking for – all delivered in a respectful adult-learning format of classroom, simulation, application and real plant tours. The program is FREE to all veterans (class can fit up to 30) and begins at Lackawanna College on September 11th. The program, which is being taught by NEPIRC experts, Lackawanna College faculty, SME professionals and other certified trainers, graduates on October 5th. There are manufacturers lined up to interview and hire program graduates since they (the manufacturers) helped develop the training program and are bought-in to its success.

For further information, contact NEPIRC at 570-704-0018.

Farmer’s Markets Provide PA Preferred Produce

As cooler temperatures begin to yield fields full of autumn crops, Pennsylvania’s Farmer’s Markets and Roadside Stands are overflowing with PA Preferred Produce, according to the PA Department of Agriculture.

Check the Seasonal Calendar for peak freshness, whether it’s cabbage, carrots, and cauliflower or peaches, pears, and plums, or any of the other crops that contribute to the $6.1 billion in annual cash receipts from production agriculture, making it the leading economic driver in Pennsylvania.

Consult the interactive locator map or the most recent printable hard copy of the Pennsylvania Farm Market Guide. It is recommended you check the market’s website, where provided, or call ahead to confirm days and hours of operation and availability of specific products. Be sure to look for the PA Preferred logo at your grocery store and restaurants, also. Select from a number of recipes for a new twist on your favorite PA Preferred produce.

Around the 40th District

Congratulations to Aaron Lockard, the newest Eagle Scout of Troop 76 in Nazareth. For his Eagle project, Aaron renovated a nonprofit animal shelter, Pets in Need, in Upper Nazareth Township. Thank you Aaron for doing this meaningful project that will benefit animals in need of homes for years to come! Your award is well-deserved.
Congratulations to Jeb Sussenbach of Troop 98 in Brodheadsville for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Not only has Jeb earned more than 50 merit badges so far, he also completed an extensive project that installed a disc golf course in Tunkhannock Township for area residents to use and enjoy. Congratulations on this great accomplishment, Jeb!
This week I presented Nazareth Public Works Superintendent Robert Reimer with a Senate Proclamation I introduced this year honoring our many public works employees throughout the Commonwealth. These committed men and women improve the communities in which we live by providing core services that include planning, building, managing and operating public works systems. They keep our roads clear of snow at all times of day and night, maintain our streets, water systems, sewer lines and much more. Thank you, Robert, for all you do and thank you to all of our public works employees for what you do all year long.

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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
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2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-1200120000
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