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Chestnuthill column

Published March 28. 2012 05:01PM

Healing service

Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville will hold a healing service at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28

Guest speaker

West End Rotary will host Arthur Piccione as the club's speaker on Thursday, March 29. His topic will be: Building Bridges.

Monroe CWU

Church Women United of Monroe County will hold a business meeting at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stroudsburg.

For more information contact Betty at (570) 629-0649.

Egg hunt

An Easter egg hunt will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the Haney/VanBuskirk Park on Anchorage Road in Saylorsburg. Rain date is Saturday, April 7.

Anyone interested in helping set up for the hunt is asked to call Bernie Kozen, executive director, West End Park & Open Space Commission at (570) 992-9733 or e-mail him at

Helpful 4-H club

The Harvest for Health Garden Club seeks boys and girls, ages 8-18, who are interested in gardening. Youth will learn about plants, soil nutrients, garden planning, planting and more.

The community service component of the club will be to plan, plant, and harvest vegetables for the Garden of Giving in McMichaels, Chestnuthill Township, a non-profit organization that grows and donates fresh produce to local food banks.

The club will start meeting in April. For more information or to enroll call the 4-H office at (570) 421-6430.

Free fishing permits

Free fly fishing permits on the McMichaels Creek are available for Chestnuthill and Jackson township residents. One must prove residency and have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license.

For more information contact Chestnuthill Township, (570) 992-9733,; or Jackson Township, (570) 629-0966,

The program is possible through an agreement with the Pohoqualine Fish Association allowing day permits.

Touch of Home

Operation:Touch of Home will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, at the American Legion Post Home in Gilbert.

Kindergarten registration

Pleasant Valley School District Kindergarten registration is under way through April 13.

Chestnuthill PTO

The PTO for Chestnuthill School is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 3.

Palm Sunday services

Effort UMC will host Palm Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., Sunday, April 1. A banner procession will be part of the services.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will hold a Vigil at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31, and Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon on Palm Sunday.

Hunger Famine

A 30-hour famine, beginning at 9 a.m. on Good Friday at Our Lady Queen of Peace, is an opportunity for students in grades 7-12 to become aware of hunger throughout the world. It will also benefit the parish's free community Sunday Supper.

The famine will end with a full breakfast on Holy Saturday. Registration is due today, March 28.

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