Just a quick reminder to senior
citizens and their family members and caregivers – the Bradford Senior
Citizens Expo takes place tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 12) from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sports and Fitness
Gymnasium. In addition to information about a variety of programs and
services, we will offer health screenings, door prizes and a free lunch!
For information about upcoming expos in Kane and Roulette, visit my website.
Please note: Due to the expo, my
offices in Bradford and Kane will be closed all day. The offices in
Harrisburg and Coudersport will remain open and may be reached by
calling 717-787-5075 or 814-274-9769, respectively.
Committees to Discuss Dairy Industry Issues at Ag Progress Days
The House Agriculture and Rural
Affairs Committee, which I chair, will host a joint informational
meeting with the Senate Ag Committee to examine a variety of issues
impacting the state’s dairy industry during Penn State’s Ag Progress
Days next week.
Members will hear from Agriculture
Secretary Russell Redding, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and PennAg
Industries, a Penn State business professor and people working in the
dairy industry. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17,
at the Russell E. Larson Ag Research Center, 2710 West Pine Grove Road
in Pennsylvania Furnace.
Ag Progress Days is designed to
highlight the latest trends, research and technology in agriculture. The
event attracts more than 45,000 attendees and nearly 500 exhibitors
from 34 states and Canada. In addition to the exhibits, attendees can
participate in research tours, watch machinery demonstrations, receive
free health screenings and more.
No admission fee is charged, and parking is free. For more information, click here.
Hunter-Trapper Education Classes Available
Just a reminder that all first-time
hunters and trappers must participate in the Pennsylvania Game
Commission’s Hunter-Trapper Education Course. You now have the option of
taking the course entirely online, or you may sign up for any of the
following upcoming sessions in our area. Please note, if two dates are
listed, you must attend on both dates:
Keating Sportsman Association, Smethport – Aug. 23-24, 6-9 p.m.
Kane Fish and Game Sportsman’s Club, Kane – Sept. 12 and 19, 5:30-9 p.m.
Bradford Gun Club, Lewis Run – Sept. 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PA Lumber Museum, Ulysses – Nov. 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To register or search for additional course locations, click here.
Wine Privatization Law Gives Consumers Greater Choices
This week, changes are being
implemented in the way consumers buy their beer, wine and spirits in
Pennsylvania, as Act 39 of 2016 took effect. This new law is considered
the first step to privatizing the state’s liquor sales system.
The new law allows grocery stores
with restaurant licenses to apply for permits to sell up to four bottles
of wine, consumers to ship wine directly to their homes, and the
purchase of to-go wine from restaurants and hotels. Approved grocery
stores may have wine on their shelves as early as October, with direct
shipment available much sooner. Convenience stores, which must have
restaurant licenses with seating areas, will be able to sell six-packs
of beer, and state stores will be allowed to be open longer and on
holidays and Sundays.
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