Agriculture has taken center stage
in Harrisburg over the past week as hundreds of thousands of people from
across the state visited the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Two of our region’s maple producers
earned awards at the show, including Hamilton’s Maple Products and Sons
of Dunn Family Farm. Congratulations to them on a job well done! We also
had a number of winners in the Family Living categories. You can check out all the Farm Show results here.
I was happy to visit the Farm Show
on Monday and took the opportunity to talk with representatives of
several agriculture organizations.
Click on the links below to watch each individual interview.
Reminder: Veteran Resource Fair Wednesday in Mount Jewett
Veterans and their families are
invited to a free event to learn more about VA services and community
resources during a Veteran Resource Fair and Town Hall on Wednesday,
Jan. 18, at the Mount Jewett VFW and American Legion, 61 E. Main St.,
From 5:30-7:30 p.m., veterans and
their families will have the opportunity to learn more about VA
eligibility (bring your DD-214), benefits and claims; readjustment
counseling; mental health services; employment information; and more.
The Erie VA Medical Center will hold a town hall meeting from 5:30-6:30
p.m. to answer questions and provide information.
The event is sponsored by the McKean
County Veterans Services Office, the Erie VA Medical Center, the Erie
Vet Center, Careerlink and the Mount Jewett VFW and American Legion.
LIHEAP Can Help with Home Energy Bills
Residents who are struggling with
their home heating bills can apply for assistance from the Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) this winter.
LIHEAP is a federally funded program
that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through
home heating energy assistance grants. It also provides crisis grants to
help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of
losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or
termination of utility service.
The income eligibility guidelines
for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty level income.
For an individual, the income limit is $17,820; for a couple, the limit
is $24,030; and for a family of four, it is $36,450.
Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the County Assistance Office in your county of residence:
PennDOT Services Closed in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All PennDOT driver license and photo
centers will be closed from Saturday, Jan. 14, through Monday, Jan. 16,
in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A variety of driver and
vehicle products and services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week at PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website.
Services include license and photo ID renewals, vehicle registration
renewals, driver history services, changes of address and exam
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