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Poconos

Friday, September 7, 2012

Community Day Fair

Ross Township will hold its free fourth annual Community Day Fair at the Haney/VanBuskirk Park, Anchorage Rd in Saylorsburg on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 16.

The event is designed to bring residents together and let them know of the community groups and municipal/county services available to them. It's not too late to register your group or organization, free of charge.

The day will include, food, demonstrations, entertainment and new this year will be crafters showcasing their talents.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cornerstone Community Church

Cornerstone Community Church will now have two worship services beginning Sunday, Sept. 9.

Join them for Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m.

You will find a one-hour service with nursery, toddler and preschool care provided. They invite you to stay for their Sunday School program for all ages at 9:45 a.m.

The second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. with nursery, toddler and preschool care for the younger crowd.

During this service they offer Jr. Worship for children in grades K-3 and Preteen Zone for kids in grades 4-6.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Western Pocono Lioness

Western Pocono Lioness Club held its ice cream social and meeting last week.

Various reports dealt with the upcoming fashion show the club is hosting at Hideaway Hills Golf Course in Kresgeville. The club also heard from its Monroe County Conservation camp sponsored student, Joseph Hulton, via a letter.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sunday School

Sunday School at St. Matthew's UCC will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. The kick-off will begin with a Rally Day event. There are classes for preschool to adults and everyone is welcome to attend.

Blood Drive

St. Matthew's will be holding a Blood Drive on Monday, Sept. 17 from 1-6 p.m. Please consider donating.

Items needed

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cornerstone Community Church

Sunday School for all ages from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at Cornerstone Community Church will resume on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Sunday School Program offers a complete program from nursery through adult. The mission of the program is to teach the existence and truth of God's Word, the Bible. They teach the salvation message and the personal nature of one's commitment to Jesus Christ. They also teach how to live, grow and serve in this world as a member of the family of God.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Maternity clothes drive

The TLC Moms Group at Our Lady Queen of Peace is holding its annual Maternity Clothes Drive to benefit Monroe County's Shepherd's Maternity House.

Both new and used maternity clothes are desperately needed. The drive will continue until the group's first meeting of the school year, Sept. 6.

Items may be dropped off in McCawley Hall at the specially marked TLC table.

Rotary speakers

Friday, August 24, 2012

Horseshoe winners

The St. Matthew's UCC's picnic was deemed a great success, thanks to all its volunteers and to all those who came out to support it.

The Horseshoe Tournament was an added feature this year and the winners were: Henry Krechel, singles and Bruce Pozza and Mark Bittenbender won doubles.

Confirmation signups

If you are interested in having your son or daughter be confirmed at St. Matthew's UCC, please call the church now to sign them up at (610) 381-2442. Classes will begin Sept. 9.

PVEN

Thursday, August 23, 2012

School awareness

School will be opening on Monday, Aug. 27. Be extra careful as there will be kids on the road waiting for their school buses.

Open houses

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School 4th grade will have an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 6-8 p.m. PVI 5th grade will host their open house on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. and 6th grade will have theirs on Thursday, Sept. 6, also from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Guest preacher

Filling the pulpit at Effort UMC last Sunday for the Rev. Robin Fisher, who is on vacation, was the Rev. Lee Van Rensburg.

Originally from South Africa and now retired, he last served in New Jersey.

PV School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 in the district office in Brodheadsville.

School opens

School begins in the Pleasant Valley School District Monday, Aug. 27. Drivers are reminded that traffic will be heavier mornings and afternoons.

Special program

Friday, August 17, 2012

Community clothing give-away

There will be a free community clothing give-away on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Towamensing Volunteer Fire Co. on Route 209. There will be infant, children's and men and women's clothing, shoes and coats available. You may fill a bag with clothing, free. This is Kunkletown's Hunter Diehl's senior project.

Youth Group

St. Matthew's UCC's Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.