Friday, October 31, 2014


Friday, October 31, 2014

Donations needed

St. Matthew's UCC is looking for donations of Chinese auction items and homemade baked goods for its annual fall bazaar on Nov. 8 at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company.

If you have any Chinese auction items to be donated, bring them to the church during office hours of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or Sunday from 8-11:30 a.m.

If you have baked items for the Bake Sale, bring those Nov. 7 or first thing Saturday morning at the firehouse.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat is tonight from 6-8.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Genealogy topic

The West End Rotary Club will host Jeffrey Wright as speaker at its breakfast meeting Thursday. He will speak on the topic of genealogy.

The club meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Planet Learn

The Pleasant Valley Elementary School will hold Planet Learn Kindergarten Night from 5:30 to 7 Thursday.

On Friday PVE and PV Intermediate will celebrate Fall Celebrations Black and White Day.

Monroe seniors

Friday, October 24, 2014

Laymen's Fellowship

The Laymen's Fellowship of St. Matthew's UCC will be holding its Annual Bazaar on Nov. 8 at the Kunkletown Firehouse.

They are in need of donations for the basket auction and raffle items and baked goods for the bake sale. Basket donations can be dropped off at the church during office hours, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The baked items should be dropped off at the firehouse Nov. 7 or early Saturday morning, Nov. 8. Call 610-381-2442 for more information.

Trunk or Treat

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Coats and boots

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is holding a coat and boot drive for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network, both new and gently used.

The church is accepting donations in all sizes, male and female, child to adult. Donations may be put on the marked table in McCawley Hall.

Senior lunches

Friday, October 17, 2014

West End Democratic Association

The West End Democratic Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. This is open to the public.

Halloween parade

The Eldred Township Halloween Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. All preregistered participants must be in St. Matthew's UCC picnic grove between 11 a.m. and noon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Relay for Life

American Cancer Society's West End Relay for Life Kick Off will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Pleasant Valley Middle School cafeteria, Route 115, Brodheadsville.

Questions regarding this event can be referred to Sue Dudley 579-242-2626.

Library guest

Author Bill Lowenburg will be signing books at the Western Pocono Community Library today, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday the book discussion at the library will be "The Solace of Open Spaces" by Gretel Ehrlich. It will begin at 7 p.m.

Rotary speaker

Friday, October 10, 2014

New members

St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown will hold a new members orientation at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. If you are looking for a church home, consider St. Matthew's. For more information, call 610-381-2442.



The Eldred Township Historical Society will hold its basket bingo on Sunday. The doors will open at noon and bingo will begin at 1 p.m.

Halloween parade

The Eldred Township Halloween Parade's registration deadline is this Sunday for the Oct. 19 parade. The rain date Oct. 26.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Western Pocono Lioness

The Western Pocono Lioness Club will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 28, beginning with a social hour with Lioness dressing in their best 1960s-themed outfits. The business meeting begins at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the American Legion in Gilbert.

The club now has its own web site at

Rotary speaker

The West End Rotary Club will host Dr. Angelo Ortenzi at its Thursday breakfast meeting. He will speak about Hershey and Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 3, 2014

St. Matthew's

The Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, pastor, St. Matthew's UCC, will be holding a New Member's Orientation session at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12, for anyone interested in finding a church home.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will be meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. Bring a bag lunch. They will be playing bingo.

Exercising seniors

There is a low-impact exercise class for those over 55 from 9:30-10:30 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fantastic fashion show

The Western Pocono Lioness Club held its 18th annual Fashion Show Sunday, with the theme of celebrating the club's 35th birthday.

Lioness Carol Heppa said it was a wonderful afternoon and everyone had a great time. She said the fashions were beautiful and the models did a fantastic job, as did all the volunteers.

Legion meets

The American Legion Post 927 Home Association is slated to meet tonight at 7:30 at the Post Home in Gilbert.

The Legion itself will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Band parents