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Friday, September 13, 2013

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Eldred Township municipal building.

September is back to school month so everyone is asked to share something related to school from days gone by such as a yearbook, class picture, clothing item that was in style back then.

The historical society meets the third Tuesday of the month and new members are always welcome.

Exercising seniors

Thursday, September 12, 2013

PVE open house

PVE kindergarten and first grades will have their open house on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Second and third grades will have their's on Thursday, Sept. 19. All are from 6-8 p.m.

Polk Elementary open house

There will be an open house for all grades at Polk Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rotary speaker

Stroudsburg businessman Jim Becker of Access Technologies, will be the guest speaker at the West End Rotary Club at its 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting, Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Western Pocono Community Library. His topic will be Rotary Fellow.

PAC/PTO meets

Pleasant Valley Middle School's PAC/PTO will meet at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12.

PV School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will hold its next meeting at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, in the district offices in Brodheadsville.

PIC meets

Friday, September 6, 2013

Rally Day

St. Matthew's UCC will be celebrating Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 8. It is the startups day for Sunday School and children and adults are invited to attend at 10:30 a.m. There are classes for all ages.

Confirmation

If anyone would like to be confirmed to become a member of St. Matthew's, please attend the first class on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please call the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope, pastor, at (610) 381-2442 or email her at stmatts@ptd.net.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lioness celebrate

The Western Pocono Lioness Club celebrated its three-prong August club meeting with a mini-fashion show courtesy of Dress Barn and manager Bonnie Fader. Club President Ruth Smith expressed her thanks to Fader for putting the show together, and to models Karen Heckman, Karoline Kormann, Ruth Hebron and Maryann Cloos.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Safe Haven Rescue

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry's Family Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville. Safe Haven is a small group of animal advocates who rescue dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and find them loving homes. All dogs are in foster care until their permanent homes are found.

Volunteers are needed for adoption days, dog transport to veterinary and grooming appointments, fundraising, clerical help, home visits and more. Foster homes are needed in order to save more dogs.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lions board

The Western Pocono Lions Club Board will meet at the Western Pocono Community Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4. All Lions are welcome.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary will welcome Micheal Tukeva of Pocono Alliance. He will speak about the Bridges Out of Poverty program at the club's 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting, held in the Community Room of the Eastern Pocono Community Room, Thursday, Sept. 5.

PVEN board meets

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fashion show at Mrs. Bush's

Many of the residents of Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Homes in Kunkletown remember the days of watching the fashion shows and eating a delicious slice of strawberry pie at Hess's Department Store on Hamilton Street in Allentown.

Those days are gone. But Carrie Shafer, Mrs. Bush's activity director, says they wanted to give the residents a glimpse of current fashions and another taste of strawberry pie so they're holding their first fashion show sponsored by Peebles on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at Mrs. Bush's Chestnut View home.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

100th Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 98 has met a milestone as the troop had its 100th Eagle Scout approved by the Pocono District Eagle Board. Boy Scout Dayne Coleman is the honoree. Stories of some of those 100 Eagle Scouts are part of the Troop 98's display at the West End Fair.

Prayer Shawl ministry

Effort UMC's Prayer Shawl Group will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, to weave their give-away gifts to those who are hurting, whether due to illness, varieties of loss, or whatever the need may be.

Schools begin

Thursday, August 29, 2013

School open house

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School's fourth-grade open house will be Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m.

PVI's fifth-grade open house will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m.

PVI's sixth-grade open house will be Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6-8 p.m.

Safe Haven

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville. There will be many young dogs available. A pre-adoption application with references and a home visit before adoption are required.