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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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Democrats rally

The West End Democrats will hold a rally at 7 p.m. May 28 at the West End Fire Company on Route 715 in Brodheadsville.

Smart Driver course

A 4-hour Smart Driver course, as presented by an AARP volunteer, will be given at the Polk Firehouse in Kresgeville beginning at 9 a.m. June 8 for those who can provide proof that they took the 8-hour driver refresher course within the past 36 months.

For more information contact the instructor at 570-722-1781.

Free camp

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Academic Awards

Pleasant Valley High School will give out its academic awards at the school tonight at 7.

Lions meet

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

The club raised over $900 with its recent bowl-a-thon. The Stroudsburg Lions team won a trophy.

Chestnuthill historical society

The Chestnuthill Township Historical Society will meet at 7 tonight at the park building on Route 715 in Brodheadsville.

Park work day

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chestnuthill burn ban

A burning ban was put in place in Chestnuthill Township on April 13. Please adhere to it for safety's sake.

PV School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet in public session at 8 p.m. today in the Administrative Office in the Brodheadsville school complex.

Polk Historical

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Legion gatherings

The American Legion, Post 927, is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Post home in Gilbert.

The 927 Riders will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday while the Sons of the American Legion are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

On Monday, the Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m.

The Korean War Vets meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

UMW meets

Effort United Methodist Women will meet for a mother/child banquet at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

For more information, call the church office at 570-629-1890.

Eldred Supervisors

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Home Association

The West End Home Association is slated to meet tonight at 7:30 at the Legion Post home on Route 209 in Gilbert.

ID safety forum

Sen. Mario Scavello, with co-hosts Reps. Jack Rader, David Parker and Rosemary Brown, will hold an Identity Theft and Cyber Safety forum from 6 to 8 tonight at the Chestnuthill Park Building in Brodheadsville.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Distracted driving

Pleasant Valley High School students will experience the Distracted Driving/DUI Simulator, a computerized driving program that gives students the experience of driving under the influence of alcohol or unexpected distractions. It has been made available by the Pocono Medical Center, the Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Monroe County Community Safety Program.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lions meet

The Western Pocono Lions Club will meet at the Old Mill Pizza Restaurant in Sciota at tonight. Gathering time is 6:30 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

Altar and Rosary

The Altar and Rosary Society of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in McCawley Hall. The new vice president and treasurer will be elected. Women of the parish 18 years and older are welcome to join the group, meet and make new friends and share devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Planning commission

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Eagle fundraiser

Max Gemmell of Saylorsburg is doing his Eagle Scout project for the American Legion Post 927 in Gilbert.

A member of Boy Scout Troop 102, he will be repairing the pavilion behind the Legion with help from other Scouts. The project will include painting, patching holes on the roof, and replacing glass windows, as well as other improvements.

He is having a pasta dinner fundraiser at the Legion in Gilbert from 4 to 8 p.m. April 25 to aid the financial needs of the project. The Western Pocono Lions Clubs has already given him a helping hand.