Remembering Our Heroes
5/25/2018
Updating the 85th District
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Remembering Our Heroes

This Monday is Memorial Day – a day to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Without their willingness to sacrifice their own lives for the protection of their fellow citizens, our nation and the world, we would not enjoy the freedoms we do today.

Please take a moment to remember them this weekend and consider these words from President Ronald Reagan: “Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we—in a less final, less heroic way—be willing to give of ourselves.”

If your weekend plans include travel, be sure to check out www.511PA.com for all of the latest information, including traffic delays, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras. To help plan your trip to best avoid traffic, you can also visit the “Historic Holiday Traffic” page to see when and where traffic tends to be the heaviest.

For more information on Memorial Day and its history, click here.
                
         
Ritz-Craft Custom Homes Hiring

Great news for our region! Ritz-Craft Custom Homes is opening a third manufacturing facility in Mifflinburg and is looking to fill over 100 open positions. Apply online  or in person at the company’s offices at 15 Industrial Park Road, Mifflinburg. For more details, you may also call 570-966-1053.
                  
         
Fish for Free on Sunday

Introduce someone you know to the great sport of fishing on Sunday, May 27 – the first of two annual Fish-for-Free days offered by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission!

Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone – residents and non-residents – to legally fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license on Pennsylvania’s waterways. All other fishing regulations apply. A second Fish-for-Free Day is planned on Wednesday, July 4.

Learn more here.
                  
         
Check Out These Upcoming Events!

Mifflinburg Hose Company’s Annual Chicken BBQ: Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mazeppa Station. Chicken halves ($5) and dinners ($9) available. Dinner includes baked potato, applesauce, roll and brownie. Pre-ordering is recommended. Click here for additional information.

Heart of Lewisburg Summer Kick Off Craft Fair: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hufnagle Park. More than 80 vendors, crafters and artisans will be on hand. Click here for additional information.

Wildlife Gardening Volunteer Day: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Raymond B. Winter State Park Environmental Learning Center, 17215 Buffalo Road in Mifflinburg. Attendees will help mulch, dig and plant flowers and shrubs in the park’s butterfly and native wildflower gardens. Contact the park office at 570-966-1455 for details and to let them know if you plan to attend. Click here for additional information.

Rescue Hose Company #20 Drive-Thru Ham and Beef Pot Pie Sale: Saturday, June 2, 4 p.m., Beavertown Rescue Hose Company, 222 S. Sassafras St. All pot pie will be sold by the quart and for take-out only. Proceeds benefit the fire company.

Fremont Fire Department Strawberry Festival: Tuesday to Saturday, June 5-9. Enjoy rides, games, food, cake wheel, raffle tickets, crocks, 50/50 nightly, rip tickets, soup specials, etc. FREE RIDES on Tuesday, daily entertainment, parade on Thursday at 7 p.m., and cornhole tournament on Saturday at 1 p.m. Click here for additional information.

Reliance Hose Co. # 1 Third Annual Wine Festival: Saturday, June 9, noon to 5 p.m., Reliance Hose Co. Firemens’ Carnival Field, 196 S. Charles St., Middleburg. Entertainment will be provided by Runaway Stroller. Food, cheese and craft vendors will be on site. Cost is $20. Click here for additional information.

Kratzerville Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ and Pork Sandwich Sale: Saturday, June 16, 11:30 a.m. Chicken halves, pork sandwiches, chicken platters and pork sandwich platters available. Platters include baked beans, baked potato, applesauce and a roll. PRE-ORDERS are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling the fire company to place your order after 3 p.m. daily at 570-374-8771. Pre-orders must be made by Sunday, June 10. Click here for additional information.
                  
         
Tire Care Improves Safety, Fuel Efficiency

National Tire Safety Week is coming up Monday, May 28, through Sunday, June 3. How well do you take care of your tires, and why does it matter?

PennDOT offers the following advice:
  • Stay safe by taking care of your tires: Poor tire maintenance, such as not having enough air in your tires and failing to rotate your tires, can lead to a flat tire, blowout or the tread coming off your tire. An estimated 700 people die on the road every year as a result of tire-related crashes.
  • Save money by taking care of your tires: Properly inflating your tires can save you as much as 11 cents per gallon on fuel. Yet only 19 percent of consumers properly inflate their tires. That means four out of five consumers are wasting money because of underinflated tires! Additional proper tire maintenance, such as rotation, balance and alignment, can help your tires last longer, which will in turn save you money. In fact, properly inflated tires can extend the average life of a tire by 4,700 miles.
                  
         
What’s Happening in the PA General Assembly?

If you want to know more about what’s happening in your state government, look no further than the Pennsylvania General Assembly website. You will find information about upcoming committee meetings, specific bills, roll call votes, House and Senate calendars, existing state statutes and more. You can even watch session live through the site. Check it out here
                  
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