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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lioness celebrate

The Western Pocono Lioness Club celebrated its three-prong August club meeting with a mini-fashion show courtesy of Dress Barn and manager Bonnie Fader. Club President Ruth Smith expressed her thanks to Fader for putting the show together, and to models Karen Heckman, Karoline Kormann, Ruth Hebron and Maryann Cloos.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Safe Haven Rescue

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry's Family Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville. Safe Haven is a small group of animal advocates who rescue dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and find them loving homes. All dogs are in foster care until their permanent homes are found.

Volunteers are needed for adoption days, dog transport to veterinary and grooming appointments, fundraising, clerical help, home visits and more. Foster homes are needed in order to save more dogs.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lions board

The Western Pocono Lions Club Board will meet at the Western Pocono Community Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4. All Lions are welcome.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary will welcome Micheal Tukeva of Pocono Alliance. He will speak about the Bridges Out of Poverty program at the club's 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting, held in the Community Room of the Eastern Pocono Community Room, Thursday, Sept. 5.

PVEN board meets

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fashion show at Mrs. Bush's

Many of the residents of Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes in Kunkletown remember the days of watching the fashion shows and eating a delicious slice of strawberry pie at Hess's Department Store on Hamilton Street in Allentown.

Those days are gone. But Carrie Shafer, Mrs. Bush's activity director, says they wanted to give the residents a glimpse of current fashions and another taste of strawberry pie so they're holding their first fashion show sponsored by Peebles on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at Mrs. Bush's Chestnut View home.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

100th Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 98 has met a milestone as the troop had its 100th Eagle Scout approved by the Pocono District Eagle Board. Boy Scout Dayne Coleman is the honoree. Stories of some of those 100 Eagle Scouts are part of the Troop 98's display at the West End Fair.

Prayer Shawl ministry

Effort UMC's Prayer Shawl Group will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, to weave their give-away gifts to those who are hurting, whether due to illness, varieties of loss, or whatever the need may be.

Schools begin

Thursday, August 29, 2013

School open house

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School's fourth-grade open house will be Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m.

PVI's fifth-grade open house will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m.

PVI's sixth-grade open house will be Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6-8 p.m.

Safe Haven

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville. There will be many young dogs available. A pre-adoption application with references and a home visit before adoption are required.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Vesper service

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network will hold a Vesper Service at the West End Fair on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. St. Matthew's UCC's Wanda Murphy Smith is this year's coordinator and several of its members will be participating in the service, which will include a skit "Sunday Dinner," and it will feature a blue grass band and a gospel singing group.

PVEN needs

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Township meeting

The Polk Township supervisors' meeting that was scheduled for Monday, Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. has been rescheduled to Thursday, Aug. 29 at 8 a.m. at the township municipal building.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Helping Community

In response to the recent Ross Township tragedy, a special West End Community health event will focus on helping the community. The event, organized by PMC Community Health Connections, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville. Speakers will be from Pocono Medical Center and the community.

For more information or to reserve a spot at the event, email Deadline to RSVP is Sept. 12.

Vets group begins

Friday, August 16, 2013

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. Bring a bag lunch. There will be either entertainment or bingo.

Pies needed

The Kunkletown Picnic needs pies for the contest on Saturday, Aug. 17. Be sure to have pies at the picnic grove by 4:30 p.m.

They also need cakes, baked goods and other items for the Cake Walk before 6:30 p.m.

If you could donate items for the Kiddie Cake Walk and Fishing Pond, please see that they are there before 4 p.m.