Serving Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties
April 24, 2017 - Employees from Victims’ Intervention Program in Wayne County were in Harrisburg and met with Sen. Baker to discuss their priorities and to give an update on the work they are doing in the community. Pictured on the floor of the state Senate, from left, are: Brittney Wolf, mental health advocate; Chelsea Rutledge, child counselor; Sen. Baker; Michele Minor Wolf, executive director; and Jessica Zaccari, shelter advocate.
April 20, 2017 – Sen. Baker and other dignitaries look on as Penney Luhrs uses a chainsaw to cut the ribbon marking the official grand opening of the hardware store Penney and her husband Doug, far left, own in Palmyra Township, Pike County.
April 4, 2017 - Sara Wolff, a Moscow resident and National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) board member, addressed those gathered in Harrisburg on Monday at the official launch of the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, savings accounts. The first one in the state was assigned to her. Among those looking on are state Sen. Lisa Baker, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and state Treasurer Joe Torsella. Wolff noted that because of ABLE, families like hers are able to take care of their children with disabilities, as ABLE allows individuals to save for their future, hold meaningful jobs and contribute to society.
April 4, 2017 - State Sen. Lisa Baker and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. chat in the state Capitol rotunda at the official kickoff announcement of the state’s Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, savings accounts to benefit families and caregivers of those with physical and developmental disabilities.
April 4, 2017 - Advocates of the state’s Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, saving accounts gathered in the state Capitol rotunda on Monday to celebrate the official launch of the program championed by Sen. Lisa Baker that will benefit families and caregivers of those with physical and developmental disabilities.
March 31, 2017 – Along with Reps. Aaron Kaufer and Eddie Day Pashinski, Sen. Baker was at the Luzerne County Courthouse to help dedicate pinwheels in honor of the 532 courageous children who came forward and sought help from the Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.
March 28, 2017 – Sen. Baker was among the legislators invited to take part in a panel discussion during the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania’s Spring Conference in Harrisburg.
March 23, 2017 – While at the ARC of Luzerne County annual awards dinner, Sen. Baker and her husband Gary met with Pittsburgh Steeler great Rocky Bleier. The four-time Super Bowl champion even let her try on his championship rings.
March 23, 2017 – Sen. Baker was among those recognized at the ARC of Luzerne County at its annual awards dinner at The Woodlands in Plains Township. Pictured standing, from left: Leah Popple, Sen. Baker, Pamela Zotynia, Gerard Durling and Gary Edwards. Seated, from left: Shawn Casey, Larry Fitzpatrick, Rocky Bleier and, Ed Ciarimboli.
March 22, 2017 - Sen. Baker and staff member Maggie Gianelli met with Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Nadine Greco and Denise Sheffield, the president of the Tri-State Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Sen. Baker’s resolution designating the week of March 12 through 18 as "Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week" in Pennsylvania was unanimously approved by the Senate.
March 22, 2017 – Penn State students met with Sen. Baker on the floor of the Senate during Penn State’s annual Capital Day visit.
March 22, 2017 – Sen. Baker received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of Dallas’ 90th Charter Night Dinner and Celebration at Appletree Terrace in Dallas.
March 22, 2017 – Sen. Baker joined with other legislators and Red Cross officials and volunteers in the Capitol Rotunda to mark Red Cross Month in Pennsylvania and to remember the organization’s founder Clara Barton.
March 22, 2017 – American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter Executive Director Bill Goldsworthy and American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region CEO Judge Renee Hughes visited Sen. Baker’s Capitol office to discuss the good work the Red Cross is doing throughout the communities it serves.
March 22, 2017 – Sen. Lisa Baker and Rep. Karen Boback presented citations to Dallas Rotary Club President Jason Jolley to recognize the club's 90 years of community service to the residents of the Back Mountain and others contributions to our country and around the world.
March 22, 2017 – Sen. Lisa Baker received a Paul Harris Fellow service award from the Rotary Club of Dallas for the many contributions she makes on behalf of the citizens she represents. Seated from left: Gary Baker, Sen. Baker and Rotarian Kerry Freeman who made the nomination. Standing from left: Sen. Baker's staff members Mary Blase, Jen Wilson, Susan Slocum and Heather Kukosky.
March 21, 2017 - Bill Jones, right, of the United Way of Wyoming Valley and Gary Drapek of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne counties visited Sen. Baker and held Informative discussions on PA 211, Pre-K funding and the delivery of human services.
March 20, 2017 – Sen. Baker welcomed members of the East Stroudsburg North High School Select Chorus to the Senate Chamber during their visit and performance at the state Capitol.
March 20, 2017 – Sen. Baker welcomed Amy Skiba of Susquehanna and representatives of the American Heart Association to her Capitol office to discuss legislative priorities.
March 17, 2017 - The senator’s district office in Dallas served as a drop off point for the Back Mountain Chamber's Spring Food Drive benefitting the Back Mountain Food Pantry.
March 4, 2017 - Supporting the preservation of wild turkey at the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Red Rock Chapter Hunting Heritage Banquet at Appletree Terrace in Dallas.
March 4, 2017 – At the “Books and Brew" event at Stone Hedge County Club featuring craft beer from Nimble Hill Brewing Company and raising money for the Tunkhannock Public Library.
March 3, 2017 – Sen. Baker joined Sen. Gene Yaw, State Reps. Jonathan Fritz and Tina Pickett at Susquehanna County Ag Day at Elk Lake High School in Dimock. Plenty of great vendors, informative workshops and, of course, delicious food and milk.
February 24, 2017 - Applauding community-based senior care at the grand opening of the Wayne County Adult Day Services Center in Hawley along with Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, Rep. Mike Peifer and officials and residents from Pike and Wayne counties.
February 24, 2017 – Department of Aging Secretary Theresa Osborne visited Hawley to announce grants being awarded for parking lot paving at the Hamlin and Hawley senior centers. Our Pennsylvania Lottery dollars at work.
February 23, 2017 – At J&J Deli in Dallas at the Leadership Wilkes-Barre Pints for Pauly fundraising event to aid Misericordia University’s Women and Children’s Program kitchen renovation project.
February 15, 2017 – Sen. Baker visited Jimmy and others at St. Joseph’s Center at the Adult Day Services Center in Wilkes-Barre to listen to concerns about funding and workforce challenges.
February 14, 2017 – Sen. Baker made some new friends while touring Geisinger Health System’s LIFE Program in Wilkes-Barre, which offers support services to help seniors live independently.
February 14, 2017 – Sen. Baker visited Professor Dave Hage's Social Welfare Policy class at Misericordia University to hold a cconstructive health policy discussion and to discuss the legislative process with students.
February 8, 2017 – Sen. Baker joined Sen. Mario Scavello to learn more about his efforts to support spinal cord research.
February 7, 2017 – On the floor of the House of Representatives, along with Sen. Gene Yaw, just before the governor gave his 2017-18 budget speech.
February 4, 2017 – Sen. Baker was in Greentown to help induct David Guccini and Thomas Haser into the Legion of Honor Chapel of Four Chaplains. The men are members of Phillips-Zacharias-Phillips American Legion Post 859 in Newfoundland.
February 1, 2017 – Sen. Baker and Sen. Mario Scavello got an early start in supporting the annual Go Red For Women Day, celebrated on Feb. 3 this year.
January 26, 2017 – Sen. Baker met with a group of Girl Scouts from Troop 256 at Evergreen Elementary School in Lake Ariel as part of the girls’ effort to attain their leadership badge.
January 26, 2017 – Sen. Baker, Sen. John Yudichak and Rep. Gerald Mullery met to address the media regarding their efforts to successfully keep SCI Retreat, Waymart and Frackville open during a get together in Nanticoke. Joining them, were, Newport Township Supervisor Paul Czapracki, left, and Mark Truszkowski, right, the local representative of the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association.
January 21, 2017 – Sen. Baker and Wayne Memorial Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator Nadine Greco at Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's annual Mistletoe Ball at Silver Birches Resort on Lake Wallenpaupack.
January 19, 2017 – Sen. Baker offered a legislative update at the Chamber of the Northern Poconos’ annual legislative lunch and membership meeting. She also attended a pre-lunch meet-and-greet and discussed issues with, from left, Keith Williams, Juliann Doyle and Gina Ehrhardt.
January 19, 2017 – Sen. Baker met with officials from The Hideout and Roamingwood Sewer and Water Authority in Lake Ariel. Standing, from left, Hideout POA President Richard Straczynski, Roamingwood Sewer and Water Vice Chairman John Schesny, POA General Manager Joe Acla and Roamingwood Sewer and Water General Manager Jack Lennox. Sitting, from left, POA Chairperson Kellyn Nolan, Senator Baker and Roamingwood Sewer and Water Chairperson Elizabeth Sullivan.
January 18, 2017 – Sen. Baker joined Rep. Karen Boback at the Wyoming County 9-1-1 Center for Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Wyoming Government Day program.
January 13, 2017 – Sen. Baker stopped in to meet with some friendly folks at the Great Bend Senior Center in Susquehanna County.
January 9, 2017 – Along with Pike County Commissioner Matt Osterberg, Sen. Baker stands next to the newly installed drug drop off box inside Lords Valley Pharmacy, in Blooming Grove Township. The drop box marks the first private-public partnership in the state where unwanted prescriptions can be safely and securely dropped off in a pharmacy.
January 5, 2017 – Sen. Baker attended the swearing-in ceremony for Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Adams at the courthouse in Honesdale. Wayne County President Judge Raymond Hamill, who presided over the ceremony, stands between the senator and Adams.
January 3, 2017 – Sen. Baker nominated fellow Shippensburg University alum Donetta D'Innocenzo to continue serving as Senate Chief Clerk for the 2017-18 legislative session. She then spent some time with the chief clerk and her husband Jim.