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Poconos

Monday, March 21, 2011

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Company. Bring a bag lunch and any items you might like to donate to the Chinese auction.

Lenten service

The next Lenten service will be on Wednesday, March 23 at Jerusalem United Church of Christ in Trachsville. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Deborah Scheffey. There will be soup and sandwiches from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The church will provide the soup. You should bring your own sandwich. The service will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pleasant Valley Elementary PTO

The monthly PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.

Family Fun Night

Pleasant Valley Elementary will have a Family Fun night on Friday, March 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All students of PVE and their families are welcome to attend.

Polk PTO Meeting

Polk Elementary School will have a PTO Meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 4 p.m. Parents of Polk students are invited to come and share their ideas. Baby-sitting is available.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Women's Club

After a two-month winter hiatus the Western Pocono Women's Club will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, March 21, at the Effort Methodist Church. This will be a social evening and a chance to catch up on the club's business.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

PV Intermediate PTO

The PVI PTO will meet at 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 16 in the school library.

Safe Haven Pet Rescue

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m., at Cherry's Sunset Family Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville. All local animal lovers are welcome to attend.

Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a group of people based in the West End of the Poconos, who save highly adoptable pets from high-kill and overcrowded shelters and find them loving homes. The number one cause of death to cats and dogs is shelter killing.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday service

St. Peter's UMC, Saylorsburg, will hold its Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville, the service will also be held at 7:30 p.m. and it will include the sacrament of Holy Communion with the imposition of ashes.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary Club will host Karl Helmond, M.D. from Mahoning Valley Orthopedics, at its Thursday, March 10, breakfast meeting. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Board of education

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ash Wednesday service

St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown will hold its Ash Wednesday service, which begins the season of Lent, on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, March 10 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co.

Join them in some socializing, fun and games.

Youth Group

If you have kids from fifth grade and up, St. Matthew's UCC invites them to join the Youth Group on Saturday nights from 5-8 p.m. at the church's fellowship hall.

Dinner is included.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Historical society meeting

The Polk Township Historical Society will meet on Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Polk Township Municipal Building in Kresgeville. The evening's speaker will be society member, Joe Horn, who will present the history of the Western Union Telegraph Company and share memories from his 23-year career with the company.

Everyone is invited to attend this special presentation and new members are always welcome. For additional information, call Pat at (610) 681-8984.

Free clothing

distribution

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lioness host doctor

Dr. Patricia Rylko, MD, chief of cardiology at Pocono Medical Center, was the featured speaker at the recent meeting of the Western Pocono Lioness Club. In light of February being Heart Health Month, she addressed the topic of Women's Health and Heart Issues and referred to the newly-posted Dietary Guidelines.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Young at Heart Seniors

Young at Heart Seniors will meet at the Polk Township Fire Company meeting room on Tuesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. They will review the 2011 meeting schedule, as well as trip planning and other topics of interest to seniors. Dessert and hot drinks will be provided after the meeting. Members are reminded to bring a can or package of nonperishable food items for the food bank. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Camille DeSando at (570) 972-4424.

Polk PTO meeting

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good news

Jeff Weiss has recuperated from his accident enough to attend a meeting at the West End Firehouse. However, much healing is ahead of him according to fellow fire company members.

Tucker Irwin, formerly of Brodheadsville, where her husband Tom served as pastor of Zion Lutheran, has been moved from Good Shepherd in Bethlehem to a rehabilitation center in Reading, much closer to their home.

Volunteer meeting

An important meeting for volunteers of the free Sunday Supper at Our Lady Queen of Peace will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, in McCawley Hall.