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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Easter Greetings to You and Your Family
  • Senator Scavello to Host Tele Town Hall April 24
  • Free Fall Prevention and Balance Screening
  • College and Career Fair on April 27
  • April Legislative Report: Teen Challenge
  • Gypsy Moth Spraying: Ross, Hamilton and Eldred Twp
  • Around the 40th District

Easter Greetings to You and Your Family

From my family to yours, I want to wish you a blessed and peaceful Easter and, to my Jewish friends, a peaceful Passover. May your families find great meaning and renewal in this time of reflection and togetherness.


Senator Scavello to Host Tele Town Hall April 24

I will be hosting my next Tele Town Hall on Monday evening, April 24 at 6 PM. 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.


Free Fall Prevention and Balance Screening

I will continue my Healthy Living Series in partnership with Good Shepherd Physical Therapy - Slate Belt to offer a free Fall Prevention and Balance Screening at my Pen Argyl District Office on Tuesday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to noon (2 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl).

A physical therapist will be present to perform a Balance and Fall Risk Assessment by conducting a timed sitting and walking exercise. Tips and information will also be provided to help individuals complete a fall prevention self-assessment, which is a checklist of items to check around the house to prevent falls.

This balance screening will help provide constituents with the information they need to safely navigate their homes. Injuries due to falls can be prevented and it is important that individuals know how to identify the risks and respond proactively.

To schedule a free appointment, please my office at 610-863-1200.


Free College and Career Fair on April 27

On Thursday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., I will be hosting a free College & Career Fair at Nazareth Area High School. The fair includes exhibitors for people of all ages looking for a career change or to further their education. Special informational sessions for parents with children heading to college will detail how to navigate the financial aid process.


April Legislative Report: Teen Challenge

April 2017 - Teen Challenge

In the April edition of my Legislative Report, I join Senator David Argall for an interview with Kris McFadden of Teen Challenge Training Center. Teen Challenge is a faith-based, adult, residential, state-licensed rehabilitation program for men and women struggling with chemical addiction. Many lives have been restored through the programs offered by Teen Challenge, including many within the 40th Senate District. As the Commonwealth continues to address the drug epidemic, Teen Challenge is providing invaluable help to those struggling with addiction and facilitating their long-term recovery.


Gypsy Moth Spraying: Ross, Hamilton and Eldred Twp

The Supervisors of Ross, Hamilton and Eldred Townships have agreed to support and cooperate with their residents in providing a gypsy moth spray program. The goal is to help alleviate the devastation and suffering created by the caterpillars.

Residents who wish to participate should contact their respective supervisors’ office to discuss details of this program. The cost of spraying has been quoted at $40 per acre, with half payable prior to spraying and the balance due upon completion. Residents should be prepared to provide the township with their tax number/parcel identification number.

Properties must meet the minimum of 25 contiguous acres to qualify for the spraying program. Residents are encouraged to share this information with any and all neighbors, including friends beyond your neighborhood, and can join in together to meet the 25-acre requirement. The deadline for applying is May 1, 2017.

Ross Township Supervisors – 570-992-4990
Hamilton Township Supervisors – 570-992-7020
Eldred Township Supervisors – 610-381-4252


Around the 40th District

Congratulations to the Maida Family

Senator Scavello

Congratulations to the Maida family who were honored by Lookout Fire Company in Pen Argyl for their continued dedication to finding a cure for spinal muscular atrophy. They faithfully raise funds at the annual Lukie's Fall Festival in memory of Luke Anthony Joseph Maida. The community thanks you for your work on behalf of all families fighting this disease.

Lookout Fire Company Honors Kevin Hower

Senator Scavello

Congratulations to Kevin Hower, recipient of Lookout Fire Company’s James G. Dietrich Firefighter of the Year Award. Thank you for your outstanding service to the community!
 

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Offices

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
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