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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pet Adoption Fair

The Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville, is offering a pet adoption fair at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no live animals.

WPCL auditions

Storybook Theatre auditions will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13 for major productions to be performed in February 2014. Storybook Theatre is the library's Teen Drama club, open to any student in grades 7-12, in any school district, or home-schooled. They are always looking for new talent, in front of the curtain and behind.

PVEN board

Friday, November 1, 2013

St. Matthew's

St. Matthew's UCC thanks everyone who donated candy for the Trunk or Treat event.

If you are interested in becoming a new member of St. Matthew's, the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, pastor, will offer a New Members Orientation Session at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 10. Contact her at 610-381-2442.

The pastor is conducting a Bible Study class on "When Grief Breaks Your Heart" at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The study can help those through difficult times of loss, whether it be a loved one, a job, or any other kind of loss.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Crime Watch meeting

The regular Polk Township Crime Watch meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Polk Township municipal building, located on Polk Township Road.

Historical society

Polk Township Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 at the Polk Township municipal building. All are invited to attend.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Masses announced

Our Lady Queen of Peace has announced the upcoming Mass schedule for All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation, for 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 and at 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, All Souls' Day (Memorial Mass). On Saturday, Nov. 2, Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m.

Celebrating Halloween

Effort United Methodist Church Pre-School will host a Halloween parade and party Thursday.

Special visitor

Friday, October 25, 2013

PVEN's needs list

PVEN has sent out a list of needs: toddler and infant snow pants; boys' clothes sizes 4-18, especially jeans; men's sweat pants and coats; XL and XXL shirts.

They also need food items like peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, tuna, soup, cereal and anything else nonperishable.

All items can be dropped off at St. Matthew's UCC during office hours of Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Sundays from 8-11:30 a.m.

Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Trick or Treat

Polk Township's Treat or Treat will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. If you would like to participate, leave your porch light on.

PVI PAC meeting

Pleasant Valley Intermediate will hold a PAC meeting at 6 o'clock this evening in the library. Please attend to discuss issues involving the Pleasant Valley School District.

Meet Your Friends Night

From 3:45-6 p.m. Friday Pleasant Valley Intermediate PTO will host its fourth-grade Meet Your Friends Night in the school cafeteria.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Garlic planted

The garlic planting and tours of the Garden of Giving in McMichaels were a success and organizers are grateful to all who participated, as well as those who have given their support throughout the year.

This includes Charles Snyder, New Holland Tractors, and donors who helped get a new tractor, and Eric Galante, whose Eagle Scout project gave the garden eight more raised beds, bringing the number up to 32.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween parade

This Sunday is the Eldred Township Halloween Parade. It will begin at 1 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 27. (Check website for cancellation news.)

Check-in time is at St. Matthew's UCC's church grove between 11 a.m. and noon. Judging will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. Only preregistered applicants will be judged but anyone is welcome to come dressed and be a part of the parade. There will be no registrations the day of the parade.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trick or Treat

Polk Township's Treat or Treat will take place from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. If you would like to participate, leave your porch light on.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

School play

The play, One in a Million, will take place at Pleasant Valley Middle School at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, as a dress rehearsal to which Senior Citizens are invited, for free. Light refreshments will be served.

The play is being performed by the PV Drama Club, under the direction of Rollene Gougher, a PVMS math teacher.

Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Grace Marks at 570-977-4437 or at

Lions Club