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Senator Killion Recognized Chester Upland Students for Art Work
On Friday, October 14, 2016, I was able to recognize a number of young students of Chester Upland School District for their art work at a gallery open house held in the City of Chester.
There were 100 art projects on display in the Art on Avenue of the States gallery, including a wide-array of two-dimensional multi-media projects from each of the three elementary schools representing the Chester Upland School District.
I was pleased to host this event in collaboration with the Art on Avenue of the States, who has a impactful presence in the city and well-represents aspiring artists in our community.
Art on Avenue of the States’ home art gallery located at 504 Avenue of the States in Chester, PA. In addition to open group shows held each month; they also have a “Back Avenue Gallery” space to interested artists desiring a solo show space; and an alternative gallery space at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, PA.
Students were invited to learn more about history, industry and government in Pennsylvania by submitting an art project. This allows them the opportunity to explore what they already know and love about our state and it was really great to see all the different projects, and all the hard-work the kids put into it.
Senator Killion Supports Legislation to Help Prevent Animal Abuse
I was proud to join my colleagues on Tuesday attending a news conference at the State Capitol to outline plans for continued legislative efforts to combat animal cruelty in Pennsylvania.
I am a co-sponsor and I support SR 459, a resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an Animal Abuse Prevention Task Force, which would include a number of professional experts and organizations charged with the responsibility of analyzing current laws throughout the nation that seek to reduce instances of animal cruelty and abuse and report its findings and recommendations to the Senate.
I am also a co-sponsor of and I support SB 1372, legislation that would change the existing statute pertaining to animal cruelty to bring Pennsylvania in line with the majority of other states in the country by increasing penalties for certain crimes against animals. It also adds a new classification for offenders who cause the death or serious bodily injury of an animal. Violators could be found guilty of a third-degree felony.
I believe both of these important pieces of legislation are a major step forward in our efforts in addressing the issue of animal cruelty. The abuse of animals will not and cannot be tolerated.
4 tips for a healthier Halloween
Follow these tips to keep kids cavity-free.
1. Limit chewy and sticky sweets. Sticky candies, like caramel and taffy, cling to teeth, giving cavity-causing bacteria time to set up shop.
2. Chocolate is a better option. Compared to other candies, chocolate dissolves and washes away quickly, so it’s less likely to cause decay.
3. Moderate the candy haul. Instead of letting kids have free rein, dale out a few pieces with meals.
4. Sell your sweets. Check if your dental office offers a buy-back program. You can look up your ZIP code at halloweencandybuyback.com
Pediatric Kidney Disease Awareness Week
Everything You Need to Know About Higher Education Financial Assistance
The online 2016 PA Student Aid Guide enables students and families to chart a course for higher education unencumbered by unnecessary student loan debt, according to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Hard copies are also available through local high schools and libraries.
This complete student aid publication helps students and their families make informed decisions through its tools and resources, including:
Students and families can now complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid rather than waiting to apply after January 1 for admission during the 2017-18 school year.
Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Ceremony
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