Senator Argall E-Newsletter

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In this update:

  • Meeting with Seniors in Freeland
  • Welcoming a German Leader to Our Coal Region
  • Visit Eckley Miners’ Village for Free on Sunday
  • Congrats to New Eagle Scout Joseph Campbell!
  • McAdoo Fire Company Honors Local First Responders
  • Schuylkill County Band Festival Celebrates Michael Ryan
  • Mahanoy City Elks Lodge Recognizes Local Citizens
  • 2024 Primary Election Deadlines
  • 2024 Adult Trout Stocking Schedule Available
  • Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend

Meeting with Seniors in Freeland

Rep. Mike Cabell and I visited the Freeland Senior Center today. We answered questions about the many services offered by our district offices and legislation under consideration in Harrisburg.

If you ever need assistance with any state-related issue, please do not hesitate to contact the district offices, which I share with several of our state representatives in Hazleton, Mahanoy City, Pottsville, and Weissport.

See the complete list of ways my offices can help you here.

Welcoming a German Leader to Our Coal Region

Yesterday, I welcomed Andreas Audretsch, a member of Germany’s Bundestag, their federal parliament, to the district. He’s a member of the Green Party and traveled here to learn more about Pennsylvania’s energy policies and our local efforts to breathe new life into our older towns.

We began the day at Hope and Coffee in Tamaqua, before traveling to one of Lehigh Anthracite’s active mines nearby. We then visited Jim Thorpe to tour the town and meet with local union leaders, as Herr Audretsch had requested. Our visitors were very impressed with Jim Thorpe’s successful downtown revitalization efforts!

Visit Eckley Miners’ Village for Free on Sunday

This week marked 343 years since King Charles II of England signed the Charter of Pennsylvania, granting it to William Penn and creating the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In celebration of our state’s birthday, many of Pennsylvania’s historical sites and museums will be free to visit on Sunday, March 10, including Eckley Miners’ Village Museum near Weatherly. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the men and women who built Pennsylvania.

A famous painting of this monumental event hangs in the governor’s office, serving as an important reminder that we have a governor, not a king.

Congrats to New Eagle Scout Joseph Campbell!

Congrats to Joseph Campbell IV of Troop 731, Ringtown on becoming an Eagle Scout! For his service project, Joseph improved the Ringtown Area Library front garden by constructing a bench, weeding, power washing the front siding and sidewalk, and refurbishing the Little Free Library.

Rep. Dane Watro and I were both on hand to congratulate him, his parents, and his scout leaders who guided him along the way.  

McAdoo Fire Company Honors Local First Responders

On Saturday night, I attended the McAdoo Fire Company Annual Awards Banquet. I thanked everyone there for their never-ending efforts to keep people safe in the McAdoo area in Schuylkill, Carbon, and Luzerne Counties. I was joined by Rep. Watro and Schuylkill County Commissioners Larry Padora, Boots Hetherington, and Gary Hess.

Congrats to all award winners:

John Mazur – Robert Leshko Memorial Award, Fire Company

Mike Barr – Robert Leshko Memorial Award, Ambulance

Eric Brill – Department Firefighter of the Year

Matthew Capulich – Aaron Leshko Memorial Award

Paula Leshko – Bill Riccio Memorial Award

Nick Turner – Presidents Award

Frank Zangari – Special Award for 50 years of service as a firefighter

Schuylkill County Band Festival Celebrates Michael Ryan

I greatly enjoyed last Saturday’s concert at the 48th Schuylkill County Band Festival at Pine Grove Area High School.

I congratulated Michael Ryan, who was inducted into the Schuylkill County Band Directors Hall of Fame. I was surprised to discover that he and I both played in the first county band concert in 1975 – he, obviously, possesses much more musical talent than I will ever have!

Mr. Ryan served as the Director of Instrumental Music and Band Director at Minersville Area Junior/Senior High School and D.H.H. Lengel Middle School in Pottsville. The bands he led were recognized with many awards throughout his career.

Mahanoy City Elks Lodge Recognizes Local Citizens

I joined Rep. Watro, and Schuylkill County Commissioners Larry Padora and Boots Hetherington last weekend at the Mahanoy City Elks Lodge to congratulate Citizen of the Year Jeffrey Bowers and Elk of the Year Robert McCord, Jr.

Both award winners are in very good company – Senator Jim Rhoades (R-29) and Rep. Neal Goodman (D-123) were both previous Citizen of the Year winners!

Jeffrey and Robert both demonstrate the hardworking attitude that many in Mahanoy City have brought to efforts to breathe new life into the area.

2024 Primary Election Deadlines

Pennsylvania’s 2024 primary election is approaching fast. Don’t miss these important deadlines.

To register to vote you must be a United States citizen, a Pennsylvania resident for at least 30 days before the next election, and age 18 before the next election.

Find more information about voting here.

2024 Adult Trout Stocking Schedule Available

The 2024 adult trout stocking schedule is now available. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will stock approximately 3.2 million adult trout in 695 streams and 128 lakes open to public angling. An additional 1.2 million trout will be stocked by cooperative nurseries.

The trout stocking schedule is searchable by county, lists the waterways in alphabetical order, and indicates stocking dates, meeting locations for volunteers, and the species of trout that are planned to be stocked at each location. Pennsylvania’s statewide Opening Day of Trout Season is April 6. A single, statewide Mentored Youth Trout Day will take place March 30.

Trout to be stocked will include approximately 2.3 million Rainbow Trout, 702,000 Brown Trout, 132,000 Brook Trout and 14,000 Golden Rainbow Trout. As with past practice, the average size of the trout produced for stocking is 11 inches in length.

Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. While cell phone and computer clocks usually change automatically, most people move their standard clocks and appliances ahead one hour on Saturday night.

It’s also a good time to check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. If the devices are older than 10 years, experts suggest upgrading to 10-year, sealed battery alarms. They don’t require any battery replacement throughout their lifetime. However, it’s still a good idea to press the test button on the alarms at least once every month.


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