Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday services

Effort UMC will hold its worship service at 7 p.m., with the message being The Everlasting Supper, based on Luke 22:14-20.

McMichaels UMC will host an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Gilbert, will have services and Mass: 7 a.m.-Service/Ashes; 12:10 p.m. Mass/Ashes; 4 p.m. Service/Ashes; 7 p.m. Mass/Ashes.

Pleasant Valley Presbyterian, Brodheadsville, will be having an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. after a light supper at 6.

St. John's Lutheran, Effort, will have an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Consolidation news

The Growing Place Child Care Centers have consolidated its programs into two of the local elementary schools within the Pleasant Valley School District that have been closed due to low enrollment. Staff is thrilled to have infants through school age children together in one building.

The families enjoy the school setting where each age group has its own classroom. The older children are thrilled to see the infants and toddlers each day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

AARP Tax Assistance

The AARP Tax Assistance Group from Lehighton will be responsible for the site in the West End. This site is in Gilbert at the Salem United Church of Christ on Monday and Thursday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon.

If Pleasant Valley School District has a two-hour delay, the hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call 610-381-3821.

The church is handicap accessible.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Lions board meets

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.