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Friday, January 7, 2011

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. Bring a bag lunch.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pleasant Valley Elementary PTO

The monthly PVE PTO meeting will be held on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.

Safe Haven Pet Rescue

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at Cherry's Sunset Family Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville. Local animal lovers are invited to come and have a bite to eat and get to learn more about the organization.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rehearsals begin

The Pleasant Valley Choral Society will begin rehearsals this Friday. The rehearsals for the community chorus are held at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

Anyone interested in joining the group can attend an informal audition at 6 p.m. this Friday or on Friday, Jan. 14,

For more information call Mark at (570) 402-2026.

PV Chem-Free meets

It is time gear up for The Pleasant Valley Chemical Free Graduation Party and volunteers are needed.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

The Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.

The 2011 church envelopes are available and on the table in the narthex. Please take yours, your family and your neighbors.

Altar Guild members are asked to sign up to serve on the guild for 2011. If at all possible please sign up for two months during the year. The schedule is posted on the wall in the sacristy. New members are needed and are welcomed. A job description and training is provided.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celebrating

the holidays

The Western Pocono Lioness Club held its December meeting/holiday party at the American Legion Post home in Gilbert, Dec. 21.

Among the activities was a gift exchange game some call: "Now you have it, now you don't," and charades dealing with holiday songs and movies. Refreshments included a variety of treats.

The group will not meet again until Feb. 22, weather permitting.

An upcoming event in which the club will participate is Pleasant Valley School District's A Night of Unity, set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Salem United Church of Christ

On Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Services will be held at Salem UCC, located behind the Turkey Hill in Gilbert, with a traditional service at 6:30 p.m. and a contemporary service at 8 p.m. All are welcome.

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

SSP will be holding Christmas Eve services on Friday, Dec. 24 at 4:30, 7 and 10 p.m. Join them for communion, carols, and candlelight. SSP is handicap accessible and is located on Trach Drive in Kresgeville.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday to Virginia Anglemyer on Dec. 24.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Special guest

Members of the Western Pocono Lions Club had a holiday party as their meeting for December. A special guest was Jorge Rivas who spoke about his camp experience at Beacon Lodge. The club had sponsored Rivas' attendance.

Citing the friends he made, the activities that were available, and how good it was to be with others who are also visually impaired, Rivas volunteered to go back any time the club wanted. He also played his trumpet for the group.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sounds of the Season

This weekend marked the annual holiday production of the Pleasant Valley Choral Society in the Pleasant Valley High School auditorium.

The group of over 30 voices, under the direction of Dorothy Mohr, remembered deceased member George W. Prosser Jr. of Appenzell as they dedicated the program to him. They were accompanied by Tom Salmon and junior accompanist, Amanda Breidenbach.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chorus concert

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School's fifth grade will have its chorus concert on Monday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

SSP will be hanging the greens for Christmas on Saturday, Dec 18 at 12:30 p.m.

If you would like to decorate the church for Christmas, bring a dish for the potluck dinner which will be held at noon in the church's dining room downstairs.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Claus visits Eldred

Santa Claus is coming to Eldred Township on Saturday, Dec. 18. from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Bring a camera for pictures with Santa.

Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Ecumenical Network.

Christmas cantata

Dan Smale has put together a Christmas cantata with the help of almost 70 singers from St. Matthew's, Effort UMC and Our Lady Queen of Peace. Enjoy the music of the season on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew's, Saturday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Effort UMC and Our Lady Queen of Peace Sunday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m.