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May 4, 2013 - Large hats, mint juleps and the Wells Fargo
Stagecoach were on display at the Kentucky Derby Party hosted by the American
Heart Association of Luzerne County. The event was held to raise money to
support cardiovascular research, professional and community education, and
advocacy efforts. Above, Cornelia Romanowski, Collette Check and Senator Baker
model their creations.
April 29, 2013 It was an honor to have Reverend Michael Lyle from the First
Presbyterian Church of Honesdale, Wayne County, serve as the guest Chaplain of
the Senate. After offering the open prayer, he joined his children, Chloe and
Jacob, for a tour of the Capitol. Both are students at Lakeside Elementary.
24, 2013 Pat Rushton, education and outreach manager for the Victims Resource
Center in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, was recently honored with the National
Sexual Violence Resource Center's Visionary Voice Award. This tribute
recognizes the creativity and hard work of people across the country who work to
end sexual violence. Above, VRC Executive Director Janet MacKay, Senator Baker
and VRC Assistant Director Mary-Clare Mullen present a Senate citation to mark
24, 2013 Senator Baker congratulated the members of the Crestwood Comets Field
Hockey team for their outstanding achievement as 2012 PIAA Class AA State
Champions. The program has a proud tradition of excellence having won four
state titles previously.
24, 2013 The Rotary Club of Mountain Top held its monthly breakfast meeting
and invited Senator Baker to provide an update on legislation being considered
in Harrisburg and issues facing the community.
April 22, 2013 Township officials from across the 20th
Senatorial District convened in Hershey for the 91st Annual Pennsylvania State
Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Education Conference and Trade
Show. Senator Baker joined House colleagues Rep. Karen Boback, Rep.
Rosemary Brown, Rep. Sandy Major, and Rep. Mike Peifer to greet them as they
prepared for four days of training, networking and information sharing. (Click on photo to view
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April 20, 2013 Senator Baker helped celebrate the reopening of
the Lake Winola Fire Hall, which was damaged by floods in 2011. The community
was invited to a dedication ceremony and open house to showcase the new 4-bay
fire station. The building also incorporated flood-proof design elements to
prevent future damage.
April 19, 2013 Senator Baker read to students at Little
Meadows Learning Center in Dallas, Luzerne County, in celebration of Week of the
Young Child, which recognizes the many early childhood programs and services
available to meet the needs of young children and their families.
April 18, 2013 The Back Mountain Regional Emergency Management Agency, Luzerne
County, recently unveiled its new trailer equipped to support fire, ambulance
and police personnel at the scenes of major incidents. Funding was secured
through a grant submitted by the Back Mountain Community Partnership. Above
from left to right are, front row: Dallas Township Supervisor and BMCP Vice
Chair Liz Martin, Dallas Township Supervisor Chairman Frank Wagner, Kingston
Township Supervisor Jim Reino, State Sen. Lisa Baker, Kingston Township
Supervisor Shirley Moyer, State Rep. Karen Boback, Back Mountain
Regional Emergency Management Coordinator Harry
Vivian, Gov. Tom Corbett's Deputy Director Bill Goldsworthy. Back row: Back
Mountain Regional EMA board president Mark Van Etten, BMCP Solicitor Jeffrey
Malak, Jackson Township Supervisor Chairman and BMCP Chairman Jay Wilkes, Back
Mountain Regional EMA Assistant Chief Barney Dobinick, Back Mountain
Regional EMA Assistant Chief James Welby, Shavertown Fire Chief Gary Beisel,
Dallas Borough Mayor Tim Carroll, Lehman Township Supervisor Ray Iwanowski,
Franklin Township Supervisor Chairman Ted Dymond, Franklin Township Supervisor
Mike Prokpchak, Joe Garland, Kingston Township Supervisor Chairman and
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance Chief Executive Officer Jeff Box,
Misericordia University President Michael MacDowell.
April 18, 2013 Senator Baker served as a "celebrity reader" at Wyoming Valley
Children's Association as part of the United Way of Wyoming Valley's Reading
Week. Participants included everyone from chefs to firefighters - anything a
child might dream of being when they grow up. (Click on photo to view
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April 17, 2013 Senator Baker participated in "Guard Day at the Capitol" hosted
by the Pennsylvania Department of Military Affairs and the Pennsylvania National
Guard Association. Events included a breakfast briefing and legislative
update. Above, Senator Baker speaks at a special ceremony in honor of Major
General John F. Hartranft, the 17th Governor of Pennsylvania and the first
commander of what later became the 28th Infantry Division of Pennsylvnaia. (Click on photo to view
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April 16, 2013 Students from the Scranton School for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing went on a field trip to the State Capitol. Above, John Price,
Shavertown, Luzerne County, joins Senator Baker and Donald Rhoten, CEO of the
Scranton School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children on the Senate floor.
April 16, 2013 BAYADA Nursing held its 6th Annual Legislative Day in
Harrisburg. Senator Baker met with, from left to right, Tammy Richie,
Administrative Coordinator, BAYADA Home Health Care, Pittston;Jessica Linkchorst,
Associate Director, BAYADA Home Health Care, Hazleton; and Mrs. Pamela Scarano,
mother to a child receiving skilled nursing services from BAYADA Home Health
Care. Later, legislators met with BAYADA representatives at the Capitol Rotunda. (Click on photo to view an additional photo from
April 16, 2013 Students from Misericordia University, Luzerne County, were at
the state capitol as part of the Association of Independent Colleges and
Universities 2013 Student Lobby Day. Pictured Top row from left to right are:
Michael Scarnato, Jason Reeves, and Dylan Mazzo. On the bottom row from left to
right are: Professor Christopher Stevens, Chelse Martin, Maria Williamson,
Senator Baker, Ann Kaufman, Christy Elias, and Professor Brian Carso.
April 16, 2013 Students from Shippensburg Advocacy Team came
to the Capitol to talk about their education experiences and petition for
increased funding for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
Pictured from left to right are: Ethan Goldbach, Senator Rich Alloway, Senator
Pat Vance, Krista Williams, Olusegun Adegboyeg-Edun, Senator Lisa Baker
(Shippensburg Alumna), and Paul Deichman.
April 15, 2013 Fourth grade students, and their teacher
Madelyn Camasso, from Saint Jude School in Mountain Top toured the Capitol and
visited with Senator Baker and Representative Karen Boback.
April 9, 2013 Three pharmacy students from Temple University
School of Pharmacy met with Senator Baker as part of Pharmacy Legislative Day.
Pictured left to right are Anita Ramnath, a constituent from Monroe County,
Maryah Haidery, Senator Baker and Sara Picozzi.
April 9, 2013 Luzerne County Community College students and
faculty members met with Senator Baker as part of Community Colleges Lobby Day.
They later held a press conference to ask for additional funding for community
colleges in state the budget. Pictured from left to right, first row are:
Associate Professor of Journalism Edward Ackerman; Kate Hitt; Russ Hryunak;
Christopher Jespersen; LCCC President Thomas Leary; Erika Sims; Sen. Baker; Nick
Hughes; Michael Kairewich; Hotel/Restaurant Management Department Chair Sal
Shandra; and Communication Arts Chair Thomas J. McHugh. In the second row are:
Alex Green; Amanda Montigney; David Fox; Nicole Boyd; Ian Mistoshon; Peter
Bracero; and Kyle Magda.
April 8, 2013 Wayne County residents Geraldine Fiore and Judy Murphy
participated in the Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women Red Jacket Day,
and received a legislative briefing from Senators and Representatives. Pictured
from left to right are Senator Baker, Geraldine Fiore, Judy Murphy and
Representative Mike Peifer.
March 27, 2013 Student reporters at Delaware Valley Elementary in Pike County
interviewed their state legislators for a special segment on DVE-News/TV. Now in
its 20th year, this unique program features a morning news broadcast and an
after school newspaper all done, as their motto sates, by the kids, for the kids
and of the kids! (Click on photo to view additional photos from
March 27, 2013 Senator Baker joined other federal and state officials to tour
the Procter and Gamble plant in Mehoopany, Wyoming County, to learn about new
technologies that have allowed the facility to improve energy and production
efficiency and increase hiring. Procter and Gamble is one of the regions
largest employers. (Click on photo to view additional photos from
March 19, 2013 - Nation's Top Teacher, Leslie Nicholas, Honored by General
Assembly. (Click on photo to view an additional photo from
March 17, 2013 Senator Baker congratulates Barbara Simms on
the occasion of her 80th birthday. Barbara is a resident of Lehman Township,
Luzerne County, and has been involved in municipal government for many years.
2013 - The Tri-State Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
covering Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, were presented with a Senate
citation sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker commemorating National Pulmonary
Rehabilitation Week (March 10-16, 2013). Pictured from left to right: Kent
Bradford, Ephrata Community Hospital, Joy Reardon, Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg,
Cheryl Walter, Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg, Nadine Greco, Wayne Memorial
Hospital, Senator Lisa Baker, Sandy Gates, Hanover Hospital, Ann Newman, Hanover
Hospital, Sue Acri, Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg, Bill Simpson, Lebanon Valley
March 11, 2013 - American Red Cross Month (Click on photo to view an additional photo from
February 7, 2013 - Senator Baker congratulates Jeffrey R. Dexter of Damascus
Township, Wayne County, after swearing him in as 2013 chairperson of the Upper
Delaware Council, Inc. at the UDCs monthly meeting in Narrowsburg, NY. Senator
Baker also administered the oaths of office to Vice-Chairperson Andrew Boyar of
the Town of Highland, NY; and to Secretary-Treasurer John B. Niflot of the Town
of Fremont, NY. The non-profit organization whose membership includes two
states, eight New York towns, five Pennsylvania townships, and the Delaware
River Basin Commission, works in partnership with the National Park Service to
oversee implementation of the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware
Scenic and Recreational River. The UDC is celebrating its 25th anniversary in
January 28, 2013 - Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2012 Kimberly McLendon was an
honored guest of the Pennsylvania Senate where she was introduced on the Senate
floor and presented with a congratulatory citation by Senator Baker. Above from
left to right are Sen. Baker; Gary McLendon, husband; Mrs. Pennsylvania Kimberly
McLendon; Marlene Beleski, mother; and Lt. Governor Jim Cawley. The McLendon's
were joined by their children, Madison and Gary. The family resides in
Shickshinny, Luzerne County. (Click on photo to view an additional photo from
26, 2013 Senator Baker joined Representative Karen Boback at the Franklin
Township Fire Company installation dinner in Luzerne County. Above, fire line
officers are, from left to right, seated, Harry Sweppenheiser, chief; Maureen
Oremus, first assistant chief; and Doug Farr, second assistant chief. Secord
row, are Rick Stoss, Senator Baker, Representative Boback and Josh Hilstolsky.
January 17, 2013 The American Legion Post 889, Waymart, Wayne
County, presented Senator Baker with a certificate of appreciation for her work
to support veterans. Above from left to right are Bill Gillette, American
Legion Post 889; Bruce Mackle, Senator Baker's Office; Senator Baker; and Ken
Swan, American Legion Post 889.
January 8, 2013 Senator Baker participated in the 2013 Farm
Show Annual Celebrity Draft Horse Competition. She was joined by her colleagues
Rich Alloway, Lloyd Smucker, Dominic Pileggi, Elder Vogel, Kim Ward and Mike
Waugh, who shows his own draft horses every year. The fund-raising event was
sponsored by the Friends of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Foundation, which
supports numerous agricultural and educational programs. (Click on photo to
view an additional photo from this event.)