Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blood drive today

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Gilbert is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive today from 1 to 6 p.m. Both blood and double cells can be donated.

The next local Red Cross drive will be at Cornerstone Community Church on Polk Township Road in Kresgeville from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19.

Whole blood or blood platelets can be donated every Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. through Miller-Keystone Blood Center at Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

For questions or to make an appointment, call 800-223-6667. Walk-ins are also welcome

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Regional planning group meets

The Chestnuthill-Jackson-Eldred-Ross-Polk Regional Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chestnuthill Township municipal building in Brodheadsville.

Filling shoeboxes

McMichaels UMC has begun collecting items for Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child.

In July and August girls' shirts, sizes small and medium in children's sizes, are being sought. Also needed are children's sunglasses, winter gloves and winter hats.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Altar & Rosary

Our Lady Queen of Peace Altar & Rosary Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in McCawley Hall. The evening is anticipated to include meeting new members and hearing about future activities as well as getting updates on the group's lottery calendar.

PVE visitor

Local author Karen Wormack visited the Summer Reading and Math Camp at Pleasant Valley Elementary School last Thursday.

Smart driver course

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Zion VBS

Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville is holding a two-day event for Vacation Bible School Friday and Saturday. Each day begins at 9:30 a.m.

The outreach project for this time is school kits for Nepal.

There will be a wrap-up VBS program at the 10:30 worship service on Sunday.

The church can be reached at 570-992-6988 for more information.

Fill the can

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Eldred supervisors

Eldred Township supervisors will meet at 7:30 tonight at the municipal building in Kunkletown.

Legion meets

The West End American Legion is slated to meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Post home in Gilbert.

The West End Home Association has its meeting on the calendar for 7:30 tonight.

Center closed

The Chestnuthill Senior center will be closed this Friday. The menu for next week Wednesday and Friday is Swiss steak on July 8 and grilled chicken Cobb salad on July 10.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dems meet

The West End Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the West End Firehouse on 715 in Brodheadsville. Enter through the doors on the first floor.

President Julia Carter invites candidates for the election in November to come to share their vision for the West End and Monroe County.

School board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Administrative Office Building in Brodheadsville.

Monroe Seniors

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Generous donation

The West End Fire Company of Brodheadsville thanks Girl Scout Troop 50394 Juniors for gathering stuffed animals for around the community as part of the Scouts Bronze award.

Approximately 1,500 were donated to the West End Fire Company to be distributed to children involved in accidents, fires or other types of emergencies.

A huge thank you to the Girl Scouts for completing this project, company member Ray Achey said.

Free chalk talk

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Burn ban lifted

Eldred Township leadership has decided the burn ban can be lifted in light of the rainfall and wet conditions.

Residents may resume outdoor burning. However, since conditions can rapidly turn hot and dry at this time of year, residents should use caution if and when they do burn.

Victorian tea

Effort UMC's Methodist Church Women are hosting their Victorian tea from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. However, RSVPs are due today. Call the church at 570-629-1890 to make that reservation.

Burger lecture

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

All Stars tryouts

West End Little League All Stars tryouts will be held for 11- and 12-year-olds at 5:30 p.m. today at the Gilbert Field.

The 9- and 10-year-old tryouts will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Saylorsburg Playground.

Those trying out are reminded to come dressed in baseball pants and cleats. No shorts.

Sixth grade band

The Pleasant Valley Intermediate School Sixth Grade Band will present its concert at 7:30 tonight.

Band Parents

Pleasant Valley Band Parents will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school band room.

PVI band

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Contemporary worship

Pastor Ken Edwards leads a contemporary service Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Effort UMC.

Contact him at or the church office at 570-629-1890 for more information.

Dress is informal.

Dinner benefit

An event organized and financed by Thrivent Financial will benefit Veterans Assisted Living Out Reach in Jonas.

The benefit dinner will take place at the Light House Building of Christ Hamilton Lutheran Church, 419 Bossardsville Road, Stroudsburg, at 6 p.m. today.