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Chestnuthill column

Published December 08. 2010 05:00PM

Rotary guest

The West End Rotary will welcome Kevin Knoll as speaker at the club's Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting at the Western Pocono Community Library. Knoll will speak about AFLAC.

Financial aid

The Pleasant Valley High School cafeteria is where a Financial Aid Night will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8.

Tree lighting

The annual Chestnuthill Christmas Tree lighting and visit from Santa Claus will take place from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, at the Chestnuthill Township Park on Route 715.

Puppet show

Countryside Alliance Church, Route 115 and Countryside Drive, Brodheadsville across from PV Middle School) will host a Christmas puppet show with the Good News Puppets, at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11. Face painting and animal balloons will be part of this free program

Anyone with questions can call (570) 992-3315.

Regular worship services at Countryside Alliance for Sunday services are 9:15 a.m. for Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. for the worship service.

Grief seminar

"GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays" is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one's death. The seminar will be held from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12, at Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg. Child care is available upon request. There is no charge for this event.

The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one's death. Topics to be discussed include "Why the Holidays Are Tough," "What to Expect," "How to Prepare," "How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials" and "Using the Holidays to Help You Heal."

Those who attend will receive a free book with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Anyone struggling with depression, separation or divorce, or other difficulties may also benefit from the seminar.

For more information or to register, contact the church office at (570) 992-7050 or Information about the church may be found at

All Sports Club

Pleasant Valley School District's All Sports Club meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13, in the high school library.

Korean vets

The Korean War Veterans Association, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter #109 is seeking new members. Any person who has seen honorable service in any of the armed forces of the United States, within Korea (Sept. 3, 1945 - June 25, 1950), in or out of Korea (June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955), or within Korea from Feb. 1, 1955 onwards, is eligible for membership. The chapter meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #927, Route 209, Gilbert. The next meeting is on Dec. 14.

To join, attend a meeting or contact John Howard, commander, at (570) 722-3027.

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