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Friday, August 15, 2014

Church picnic

St. Matthew's UCC church picnic will be Saturday. The food stands will open at 3 p.m. There will be games, kiddie cake walk and fishing pond for the children.

Enter your favorite pie in the pie contest. There will be a horseshoe tournament, cake walk and The Hawks will provide entertainment.

Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 17.

Bible study

St. Matthew's pastor, the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, will be starting a Bible study, "Discovering the Bible" beginning in September. Call the office at 610-381-2442 to register or if you have any questions.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Blood drive

A Miller-Keystone Blood Drive is held every Wednesday, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville. For an appointment call 1-800-223-6667. Walk-ins are welcome.

Women's club speaker

The Western Pocono Women's Club will honoring Jake Sarwar of Saylorsburg when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jake was the club's 2014 representative at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar in May and will be sharing his experiences at the meeting.

He is the son of Mohammad and Maria Sarwar of Saylorsburg.

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Family Table

The second Sunday of every month, St. Matthew's UCC holds a second worship service at noon called The Family Table featuring The Path, a live band led by Randy Cramer.

The Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, pastor, leads the alternative worship service with communion for all.

The service features country, gospel and contemporary songs to lift your spirit and soothes your soul.

The Youth group will be serving brunch at 10:30 a.m.

The regular worship service is at 9 a.m.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lions board meets

The Western Pocono Lions Club board of directors will meet at the Western Pocono Community Library at 7 o'clock tonight. All Lions are welcome.

At the club's July meeting, the speaker was from Family Promise of Monroe County. The organization helps homeless families get back into permanent housing with the help of area churches.

The club voted to give Family Promise a donation.

Lioness speakers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blood drive today

An American Red Cross blood drive is being held today, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Gilbert. Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment if any are still available.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the community room of the Western Pocono Community Library, Route 209 in Brodheadsville. This Thursday the club will hear a presentation by Dawn Daignault from the Human Resource Center in Effort.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Smith reunion

The annual Smith Reunion will be from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday in St. Matthew's UCC's picnic grove on Grove Road, Kunkletown.

There will be food, games and a cake walk. Bring a lawn chair.

Frable/Fravel Reunion

The 84th Frable/Fravel Family Reunion will be from noon until 5 p.m. Aug. 10 in St. Matthews U.C.C. picnic grove on Grove Road, Kunkletown.

There will be food, fun and games, Chinese auction, bingo, cake walk and more.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Regional meeting

The Chestnuthill-Jackson-Eldred-Ross-Polk Regional Planning Group meeting will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Chestnuthill Township Municipal Building in Brodheadsville.

New officers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friendship Picnic

The Friendship Picnic will be held at noon on July 31 at the St. Matthew's UCC picnic grove located on Grove Road. If you plan on attending, bring a covered dish and your own beverage.

The Friendship Picnic began almost 25 years ago when Virginia Smith Anthony, Sarah Smith Serfass, Iva Frable Kleintop and Mary Frantz Correll organized a little get-together for former St. Matthew's junior and senior choir members.

After a while, friends from the Kunkletown area's one-room schools started attending and they called it the Friendship Picnic.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lions meet today

The Western Pocono Lions Club will meet today at 7 o'clock at the Old Mill Pizza Restaurant in Sciota. The speaker is Lisa Day from Family Promise of Monroe County.

Gardeners for Glory

Effort UMC's Gardeners for Glory meeting and work session will be held at 7 o'clock this evening. Volunteers are asked to bring tools, gloves and lots of energy.

For more information contact Julie Foley at 570-722-1239.

PVHS School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Scholarship recipients

Friday, July 11, 2014

Intergenerational gathering

Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes, Inc. in Kunkletown is hosting another intergenerational event from 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 22.

This is a free event for all children of the community and offers an opportunity for them to mingle with the residents, building upon the common bond of music.

Hilari Stahler, a board certified music therapist from It is More Than Music LLC, will bring her music and instruments to tie the generations together.

RSVP to Carrie Shafer at 610-381-1009 or

Vacation Bible school