Thursday, July 31, 2014


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blood drive today

An American Red Cross blood drive is being held today, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Gilbert. Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment if any are still available.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the community room of the Western Pocono Community Library, Route 209 in Brodheadsville. This Thursday the club will hear a presentation by Dawn Daignault from the Human Resource Center in Effort.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Smith reunion

The annual Smith Reunion will be from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday in St. Matthew's UCC's picnic grove on Grove Road, Kunkletown.

There will be food, games and a cake walk. Bring a lawn chair.

Frable/Fravel Reunion

The 84th Frable/Fravel Family Reunion will be from noon until 5 p.m. Aug. 10 in St. Matthews U.C.C. picnic grove on Grove Road, Kunkletown.

There will be food, fun and games, Chinese auction, bingo, cake walk and more.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Regional meeting

The Chestnuthill-Jackson-Eldred-Ross-Polk Regional Planning Group meeting will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Chestnuthill Township Municipal Building in Brodheadsville.

New officers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friendship Picnic

The Friendship Picnic will be held at noon on July 31 at the St. Matthew's UCC picnic grove located on Grove Road. If you plan on attending, bring a covered dish and your own beverage.

The Friendship Picnic began almost 25 years ago when Virginia Smith Anthony, Sarah Smith Serfass, Iva Frable Kleintop and Mary Frantz Correll organized a little get-together for former St. Matthew's junior and senior choir members.

After a while, friends from the Kunkletown area's one-room schools started attending and they called it the Friendship Picnic.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lions meet today

The Western Pocono Lions Club will meet today at 7 o'clock at the Old Mill Pizza Restaurant in Sciota. The speaker is Lisa Day from Family Promise of Monroe County.

Gardeners for Glory

Effort UMC's Gardeners for Glory meeting and work session will be held at 7 o'clock this evening. Volunteers are asked to bring tools, gloves and lots of energy.

For more information contact Julie Foley at 570-722-1239.

PVHS School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Scholarship recipients

Friday, July 11, 2014

Intergenerational gathering

Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes, Inc. in Kunkletown is hosting another intergenerational event from 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 22.

This is a free event for all children of the community and offers an opportunity for them to mingle with the residents, building upon the common bond of music.

Hilari Stahler, a board certified music therapist from It is More Than Music LLC, will bring her music and instruments to tie the generations together.

RSVP to Carrie Shafer at 610-381-1009 or

Vacation Bible school

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Post home meetings

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday the 927 Riders are slated to meet at the post home on Route 209 in Gilbert.

At 6:30 p.m. Sunday the Sons of the American Legion are scheduled to gather.

For more information as to what is happening at the post home, call 610-681-5838.

Safe Haven Pet Rescue

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will meet at Cherry's Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those interested in the volunteering are invited.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vacation Bible school

St. Matthew's UCC's Vacation Bible School will be held from 9-11:30 a.m., July 14-18, for children ages 4-12. There will be games, crafts, songs and lessons about Jesus' ministry on and around the shores of Galilee. Call 610-381-2442 or VBS director Staci George at 610-951-4214.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. They will be serving hot dogs and sauerkraut and playing bingo.

Exercising seniors

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lions board

The Western Pocono Lions Club Board of Directors will meet at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville at 7 o'clock tonight. All Lions are welcome.

PVEN Board meets

The board of directors of the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is set to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

Blood drive

Getz Personal Care Home, Route 534 in Jonas, will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

Mass offered

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer worship times

Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsvile, has summer worship times at 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Sundays, with Holy Communion celebrated at every worship service.

Sunday School is in recess for the summer.

Monroe Seniors

Meetings of the Monroe County Seniors who gather at Zion Lutheran's Fellowship Hall in Brodheadsville, take place at 9 a.m. Fridays and Wednesdays.

Family Night

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God, Brodheadsville, holds Family Night each Wednesday.