Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill E-Newsletter

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In this update:

  • Remembering Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca during bridge dedication ceremony
  • Congratulations to Brian Romig – York County’s newest Eagle Scout!
  • Kidspace to provide community with educational opportunities
  • Learn how to use new voting machines at upcoming public events scheduled throughout county
  • Celebrating new coffee shop in East York
  • Red Lion Lion’s Club celebrates 95 years
  • Seniors should remain vigilant in latest identity theft scam
  • Dallastown 8th grade students tour state Capitol
  • Upcoming PennDOT projects

Remembering Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca during bridge dedication ceremony

Family, friends, veterans and fellow patriots came together on Thursday as we unveiled the Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca Memorial Bridge in Dallastown.

The community support was incredible for this much-needed tribute for a local fallen Marine who embodied what it meant to be a York Countian.

You can watch the dedication ceremony below.

10/3/19 – Dedication of Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca Memorial Bridge

The bridge carrying the Iron Stone Hill Road over the East Branch Codorus Creek is now dedicated to Sgt. Wrinkle and Tosca’s honor.

You can view photos from the event here.

Congratulations to Brian Romig – York County’s newest Eagle Scout!

Congratulations to Brian Michael Romig II of Troop 27 in Stewartstown on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout! It was an honor to present him with a citation from the Senate of Pennsylvania.

Brian, the son of Brian Romig and Amy Zentz, constructed bluebird houses and installed them on the grounds of the Stewartstown Fairgrounds in partnership with Hopewell Area Recreation & Parks. Well done, Brian! 

Kidspace to provide community with educational opportunities

Last Friday, I joined local leaders to break ground on the new Keystone Kidspace, located in the former York Armory building. This new learning center will provide the community with over 13,000 square feet of playing and learning space with a focus on art, science, technology and engineering. 

Learn how to use new voting machines at upcoming public events scheduled throughout county

York County has recently purchased new voting machines ahead of the November 5, 2019 election. In order to spread awareness and make Election Day as easy as possible, the county is hosting voting system demonstrations across the county.

You can find a list of the upcoming events below:

Monday, Oct. 7 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Paul Smith Library, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury

Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Martin Memorial Library, 159 E. Market St., York

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – 8:30 a.m. to noon at Heritage Senior Center, 3700-4 Davidsburg Rd., Dover

Wednesday, Oct. 16 – 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Dover Area Community Library, 3700-3 Davidsburg Rd., Dover

Thursday, Oct. 17 – 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Jacobus Village Library, 35-C N. Main St, Jacobus

Celebrating new coffee shop in East York

I recently celebrated the grand opening of Belmont Bean Co., which cut the ribbon on their new facility in East York.

Rep. Carol Hill-Evans and I were honored to participate in the festivities, which is significant for the rehabilitation of various blighted properties throughout East York. If you’re ever in the area, please stop by for some “wicked good coffee!” Welcome to the community!

Red Lion Lion’s Club celebrates 95 years

Last weekend, I had the privilege of presenting a congratulatory citation from the Senate of Pennsylvania to the Red Lion Lions Club to celebrate their 95th anniversary.

The Red Lion Lions Club was the first civic service organization in the community, and formed back on January 2, 1924. The first meeting was held at the Red Lion Opera House and the club’s first major undertaking was to assist Chief Burgess Haines in the organization of a curb market, which still remains to this day.

It is incredible to see the contributions of nearly a century of the Red Lion Lions Club. Congratulations!

I am pictured here presenting a congratulatory citation from the Senate of Pennsylvania to Lion President Dr. Scott Deisley.

Seniors should remain vigilant in latest identity theft scam


York County seniors and caregivers should be aware of a new scam offering DNA testing and seeking personal Medicare information purportedly to cover the costs. This actually provides an opening for identity theft, fraudulent billing and more.

The United States Office of Inspector General and United States Department of Health and Human Services have some tips on what to look for in order to avoid this scam. You can read their tips here. 

Dallastown 8th grade students tour state Capitol 

In between meetings at the Capitol on Wednesday, I had the opportunity to meet several Dallastown Area Middle School 8th grade students who were in Harrisburg on a field trip.

I got to spend a few minutes with them and answer questions about my job.

It’s always a pleasure meeting students both in Harrisburg and in the district. If you are planning to visit the state Capitol, please feel free to contact my office to set up a tour. 

Upcoming PennDOT projects 

You can see PennDOT’s maintenance projects planned for next week here.

(Please be advised that this link is updated by PennDOT and may not be updated to reflect next week’s schedule until Monday.)

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