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Friday, May 4, 2012

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. They will be celebrating Mother's Day. They will be serving barbecue, ice cream and cake (and they're asking for donations of cakes.)

There will be prizes for mothers and they will be playing bingo.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

New Members Class will meet Sundays in May from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. with new members joining on May 27. Contact the church office at 610-681-5191 to register.

Congregational meeting

There will be a congregational meeting at Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church after church services on Sunday, May 6, at 11:40 a.m. They will review the annual reports and elect council members. Please plan to attend this important (but short) meeting.

Blood drive

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Park cleanup

The West End Park & Open Space Commission needs help with roadside clean up of the Regional Park on Saturday, May 5.

Participants are asked to meet at Chestnuthill Park at 8 a.m. Vests and gloves will be provided.

For more information, contact Bernie Kozen, executive director of the commission, at (570) 992-9733.

Free Mother's gifts

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Church directory

St. Matthew's UCC is having a photo directory done and is opening its photo sessions to anyone who would like to have a family photo taken. Everyone will receive a free 8-inch by 10-inch photo. The photo sessions will be held May 22, 23, 24 from 2:30-9 p.m. Contact Rose at (610) 381-2442 to reserve a time.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Polk Elementary PTO meeting

Polk Elementary School's monthly PTO meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 26 in the library. Parents of Polk students are welcome to attend.

Reading Fair

Wednesday, May 2, Pleasant Valley Elementary will hold its 29th annual Reading Fair from 5-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Collection site

The West End Fire Company Substation on Route 115 in Mt. Effort will again serve as a collection site for The Drug Enforcement Administration's next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Monroe County.

That collection date is set for Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This provides a great opportunity for those who missed the previous event due to the Halloween snow storm. If anyone has accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, this is an opportunity to safely dispose of these medications.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will be meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. Bring a bag lunch and your lucky rabbit's foot to play bingo.

St. Matthew's UCC

St. Matthew's UCC needs donations for some upcoming events.

First, if you are an artist, crafts person, woodworker, potter, sculptor or make anything creative, they would like you to consider making a donation of one item to "How Great Thou Art" to be held in July.

If interested contact Diane Huber for further details at (610) 681-4617.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

PV Elementary School PTO

PVE PTO will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to

attend.

Polk Elementary School PTO meeting

Polk's monthly PTO meeting will be on Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in the library. Parents of Polk students are welcome to attend

PV Intermediate School PAC meeting

PVI will hold its monthly PAC meeting on Monday, April 23 at 1:15 p.m. They will meet in the all purpose room.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lioness meeting

The Western Pocono Lioness Club meets the last Tuesday of each month at the American Legion, on Route 209 in Gilbert. The club's next meeting will be Tuesday, April 24, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. The business meeting will follow. The guest speaker will be herbalist Lori Jacobs.

For more information call Virginia at (610) 681-8306.

The club's next event will be a Holistic Fair on May 5 at the West End Fire Hall in Brodheadsville.

Becker to speak

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Polk movie night

Polk Elementary's PTO will be having a family movie night on Friday, April 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. All Polk students and their families are welcome to attend.

PVI PTO

Pleasant Valley Intermediate PTO will be having its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in the all-purpose room.

PVE PTO

Pleasant Valley Elementary PTO will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.

Birthday wishes

Celebrating her 13th birthday on April 13 is Paige Hinton.