Thursday, January 29, 2015


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Senior dinner

Monroe County Seniors meeting at Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Brodheadsville will have meatloaf for Friday.

Attendees are reminded to call the site manager at 570-242-6770 by 11 a.m. the day before.

Blood drive

Anyone who missed the recent American Red Cross blood drives in Brodheadsville or Kunkletown can donate at the Monroe County Career and Technical Institute on Friday.

Hours are 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Meeting tonight

The Western Pocono Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Old Mill Pizza Restaurant in Sciota.

Rotary speaker

The West End Rotary Club will have guests Rachel Ann Stalcoskie and Bruce Kolar, owners of Rachel Ann's Country Clips Pet Grooming, at the Thursday meeting.

Gwendolyn and the poodle Isolda will also be attending.

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

Little League

Friday, January 16, 2015

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. Bring a bag lunch and vacation pictures for a Show and Tell/Vacation Picture Day. They will be playing bingo.

Mrs. Bush's

The History of Monroe County Education Series by the Monroe County Historical Association is being hosted by Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes Inc., Kunkletown. The free presentation is open to the community and will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mrs. Bush's, 302 Kunkletown Road.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Band Parents

The monthly meeting of the Pleasant Valley Band Parents will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school in Brodheadsville.

OES meets

Monroe Chapter 99 Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Rimrock Drive.

Keep Sunday Holy

The ecumenical group, Keep Sunday Holy, which is a group of local churches that treasure Sunday mornings for family spiritual growth, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the cafe at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet 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, December 31, 2014

Mass time

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will celebrate Mass in honor of the Solemnity of Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, and at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Saturday worship

Effort UMC will hold a Saturday worship service at 6 p.m.

Zion Lutheran in Brodheadsville holds a Saturday service at 5 p.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated. This service will now be held every Saturday, not just the first Saturday of the month.

Senior menu

Friday, December 19, 2014

St. Matthew's

The annual Christmas cantata, "Images of Adoration" by Pepper Choplin, will be at St. Matthew's UCC at 7:30 p.m. today and then again at Effort UMC at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The children and youth of St. Matthew's UCC will present a Christmas pageant at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Christmas Eve

St. Matthew's UCC will hold two services on Christmas Eve, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The 7 p.m. service will be with the Family Table style worship with most of "The Path" band, featuring Randy Cramer and vocalists.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lioness events

On Thursday the Western Pocono Lioness Club will be meeting at Getz Personal Care Home to help Santa hand out presents and sing carols.

On Saturday the service club will be meeting at the Buck Wha Pub in Kunkletown at 1 p.m for the group's Christmas luncheon.

Rotary speaker

The West End Rotary Club will welcome Eric McWhirler of MCW Custom Woodcraft at this Thursday's breakfast meeting. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Due to the Christmas holiday, the club will not meet on Dec. 25.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Special

St. Matthew's UCC's Family Table will be hosting a very special Christmas treat Sunday, Dec. 14. The regular Alternative Worship service will be held at 12 p.m. featuring The Cramer Brothers.

St. Matthew's welcomes everyone to this upbeat service with Communion for all.

Then at 1:15 p.m. the band will perform a Christmas Special with Christmas music and sounds of the season with a visit from Santa.

New members

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas caroling

The Health Ministry Team at Zion Lutheran will be hosting a caroling event for the church's shut-ins on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments.

Carolers will leave at 6 p.m. and return at 8 p.m. The snow/ice date is Dec. 19.

St. Peter's Methodist in Saylorsburg will be caroling for its shut-ins on Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m.

Santa's coming

Santa arrives at 6 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Park in Brodheadsville. Music, hot cocoa and cookies will be available. Families may bring a camera for pictures with Santa.