DEP Declares Drought Watch
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced that parts of the state have below-average groundwater levels. Due to this, DEP has issued a drought watch for 27 counties across the northeastern and central portions of the state, including Schuylkill County.
Low groundwater levels can cause well-fed water supplies, both private and public, to go dry. All Pennsylvanians are advised to heed this drought watch by conserving their water use and consumption.
DEP is notifying all water suppliers in the affected areas of the need to monitor their supplies, particularly those that rely upon groundwater, and update their drought contingency plans as necessary. DEP also offers water conservation recommendations and water audit procedures online at www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: drought.
Public Invited to Showing of “Last Days in Vietnam” Documentary
Harrisburg, Pa. – The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) in partnership with WITF, will hold a community screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam,” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 in Bldg. 8-80 located at the intersection of Bearty Ave. and Service Road at Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County. Admission is free.
Produced and directed by Rory Kennedy, the 98-minute documentary is airing in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. It explores the events of April 1975, when the North Vietnamese army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. The South Vietnamese faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind, yet there was no official evacuation plan in place. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape with help from a number of heroic Americans who took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations to save as many people as possible.
No reservations are needed, but seating is limited to 600 – first come, first served. Firearms not permitted on the installation.
A preview of the documentary can be viewed online at www.lastdaysinvietnam.com.
Directors Kilcher, Jelicks and Ricciardi have been working on putting together a Resolution Book for the Association which is now up to date. They are posted here on the web site for the members. Thanks ladies for all the work.
At the February 19, 2015 BOD meeting the Board of Directors passed several resolutions. These resolutions were very important since they are guiding the board in investing the Association funds in safe, insured instruments. This is an important step in total transparency to our members. Click on the Village Information tab at the top and cursor down to the page.
Tomorrow is the first meeting of your new board. Come down to hear what they have to say and what is being planned for the year.
At 11:30 there will be a work session which all members are invited to attend. The official meeting will open at 1pm.