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.

In the upcoming weeks club members will participate the in the Night of Unity from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, at Pleasant Valley High School; the Lions District Convention, April 1-3; the sponsorship of two Leos to attend the Youth Leadership seminar; the agenda for the Holistic Fair, West End Fire Hall, Brodheadsville, Saturday, April 16; the next club meeting March 22; and the need for officers and other positions for the upcoming program year.

PIC back to work

The Pride in Chestnuthill committee will hold its first spring meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in the Chestnuthill Township building on Route 715. Five or six cleanups a year, mostly in the spring and on Saturday mornings are anticipated.

Each clean up is about one to two hours long. Suggestions are welcome. The group desperately needs volunteers to help as once the snow melts, trash on the roadside will be most visible.

For more information call (570) 992-7247 or (570) 992-5258.

Lenten services

With Ash Wednesday being on Wednesday, March 9, Effort UMC will hold a service at 7 p.m. and continue to do so each Wednesday through Lent.

The services will focus on themes from Robert Schnase's book: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations.

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Gilbert, will have Mass at 8 a.m., noon, 4 and 7 p.m.

Zion Lutheran, Brodheadsville, will hold its Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m.

Rotary speaker

West End Rotary will welcome Janet Catina, candidate for Monroe County judge, when it meets at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 3, at Western Pocono Community Library.

Tax Assistance

The West End AARP Tax Assistance will be in place at Salem UCC, Thursday, March 3, from 9 -12:30 p.m.

For more information about this free program, call (570) 420-3735.

Sons of Italy

The Order Sons of Italy in America West End Pocono Lodge #2725 holds its meetings on the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Park Building. The March meeting will be on the March 6.

New members are welcome. Anyone who can claim Italian ancestry by birth or marriage is eligible to apply for membership. Anyone interested in becoming a member is invited to call Joseph Falotico (570) 242-2761. To view photographs of club activities and events, visit the club website at www.sonsofitaly.net [1].