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Celebrating Coffee, Hope and Recovery

On July 19, Sen. Dave Argall and I attended the first anniversary celebration for Hope and Coffee.

Pictured in the front row are Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage; Lisa Scheller, president and chairman of Siberline Manufacturing Co., Inc. and founder of Hope and Coffee; Chris Thomas from Congressman Dan Meuser’s office; and Tamaqua Mayor Nate Gerace, who is also a staffer for Congressman Meuser.

The mission of Hope and Coffee is to normalize the addiction recovery process by serving the very best coffee and treats in a safe, recovery-friendly coffee shop that prioritizes hiring people, vendors and contractors in recovery.

Since opening a year ago, Hope and Coffee has helped more than a dozen people by creating a meaningful place for them to work while serving more than 2,500 customers!

For more information, visit www.HopeandCoffee.org.
Recycling Matters

Last week, Sen. Argall and I toured Cougles Recycling, Inc. in Hamburg.

Recycling is one of the simplest steps we can all take to better care for our environment. In 2017, Cougles recycled over 50,031 tons of paper products, which in turn saved 347 million gallons of water, 850,000 trees, 23 million gallons of oil and prevented over 29 million pounds of air pollution.

In addition to paper, the plant also recycled over 16,500 tons of plastic, over 4,000 tons of metals and over 12,000 tons of glass bottles.

For more helpful tips on recycling, visit www.couglesrecycling.com/.
Visiting Clearly Clean, LLC

My next Legislative Report video program will feature a tour of Clearly Clean’s manufacturing facility in Orwigsburg. Pictured with me are Clearly Clean executives Jeff Maguire and Millard Wallace.

Clearly Clean, which is known for its crystal clear, recyclable food trays, is an award-winning, innovative manufacturer that creates eco-friendly products with features that surpass their non-sustainable alternatives. The company is committed to protecting its patented manufacturing process and developing other sustainable products.

Visit www.ClearlyClean.com for more information.
Tamaqua Area School District Offers New Program to Support Stronger Families

Building and maintaining a strong family unit is one of the most important factors in helping children develop into happy and successful adults. To help support that goal, an innovative new program focused on building stronger families is coming to the Tamaqua Area School District next month, free of charge.

The nationally acclaimed Strengthening Families program was developed by Iowa State University for parents, grandparents and caregivers raising young people from age 10 to 14.

The goal is to recruit approximately 96 families to participate. The program is funded by the Tamaqua Area School District and the Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc. of Pottsville at no cost to participating families.

The program consists of seven two-hour sessions to give families the tools and skills they need to be successful. Free meals, weekly incentives and free childcare for younger children will be provided for participating families.

The sessions are on Thursdays starting on August 15 and running through September 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free meals will be provided from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sen. Dave Argall and I encourage local families to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

A copy of the registration form is available below.

More information about the program is available here.

Click here for printable version of this form.
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