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West End news for Sept. 12, 2018

Post 927 meetings

The American Legion Post 927 Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Post home in Gilbert.

LAMA will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday, and the PTSD Support Group gathers at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, contact Jim Grim at 516-317-0588.

WEPOSC meets

The West End Park and Open Space Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Chestnuthill Township Park Building in Brodheadsville.

PVEN board

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network’s board of directors is slated to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

Mission meal

The West End Mission Meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Gilbert.

School board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Administrative Center in the school complex in Brodheadsville.

Pocono Olde Tyme

Pocono Olde Tyme Farm Equipment Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the new museum building at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert. Newcomers are welcome.

WELL board

The West End Little League board of directors is slated to meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chestnuthill Township Park in Brodheadsville.

Next Thursday is a League meeting open to all.

Fall cleanup

Ross Township is holding its fall cleanup from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the rear of the municipal building on Anchorage Road in Saylorsburg.

Items being accepted include metal, tires, automobile batteries, mattresses and appliances, such as freezers and refrigerators, which must be empty, carpets, furniture, bikes and general trash. For costs and other information, view the township website or call 570-992-4990.

Lunch served

Monroe seniors, who meet at the Zion Lutheran site, can opt to have teriyaki cod on Friday for lunch and baked ham for next Wednesday. They must just call the site manager at 570-242-6770 by 11 a.m. the day before to place an order. There is a suggested donation for each meal.

Doors open at 9 a.m., and at 11:30 a.m. next Wednesday Bernadette Jones will speak on the ombudsman program.

Blood drive

The Kunkletown Firehouse is the site for an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday. Both regular blood and Power Red donations will be accepted.

Need another time? Donate at the Miller-Keystone unit at the Western Pocono Community Library on Sept. 19, with the hours beginning at noon.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Grand opening

Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is hosting a grand opening ceremony of its new site on Route 209 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Slater’s craft

Mike Piersa, a Pleasant Valley graduate, is a historian at the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem. He is also the coordinator of the Bangor Quarry Hoist Project, which is working on preserving a 118-year-old mining hoist built in Bangor, part of the slate industry

For more than a decade, he has directed efforts to save the hoist and preserve many other antique machines from local slate quarries.

This Saturday, there will be a hands-on demonstration of the slater’s craft at the museum at 11 a.m.

Call 610-694-6644 for more information.

WESL photo day

The West End Soccer League picture day is Sunday. A schedule has been emailed to participants.

Worship change

As of last Sunday, the Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church, Brodheadsville, went back to two services. Those services are at 9 and 11 a.m.

Classes resume

Effort UMC’s Sunday School/Body Building will begin this Sunday. Body Building is for children who will be age 3 on or before Sept. 1; Pre-teens is for children who will be age 9 on or before Sept. 1; and Teens is children who will be age 12 on or before Sept. 1. Classes are held during the 11 a.m. service.

Paw party

Pocono Pet Nanny and Friends will celebrate her 15th anniversary paw party from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Chestnuthill Township Park in Brodheadsville.

It is a pet-friendly (on leash) event and will include dog rescues, live music, vendors, refreshments, tricky trays and fun.

For more information, call Jan at 570-992-3703, email jan@poconopetnanny.com, visit www.poconopetnanny.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

It is anticipated that McMichaels UMC will be there with hot dogs and sodas for sale.

PVI book fair

The PTO book fair at the Pleasant Valley Intermediate School will run in school all week.

Phone line opens

The phone line for the Pleasant Valley School District kindergarten preregistration for the 2019-20 school year opens on Monday. That number is 570-402-1000, ext. 4010.

Shawl ministry

Effort UMC’s prayer shawl ministry will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Lioness meet

The Western Pocono Lioness Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

Mission project

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is having three mission events open to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Sept. 19. The first one will be at Chestnuthill Township hall; the second at the Sierra View Clubhouse on Allegheny Drive, and the final one at Polk Township Fire Hall in Kresgeville.

Each program begins at 7 p.m. The first one is about the Prodigal Son and will include a lesson and colored pencil drawing. A Gospel reading, a short lesson and a video and then QOP artist and parishioner Jean Perry will help visualize this parable in a hands-on colored pencil drawing. The event is limited to the first 50 people.

Call the church office at 610-681-6137 to register.

Tuesdays, at the Sierra View Clubhouse on Allegheny Drive, is about finding the truth in Halloween: Halloween, Prayer for the Dead and the Communion of Saints, and Wednesdays at the Polk Township fire hall is Hollywood vs. Faith.

Diversity Taskforce

Pleasant Valley School District’s Diversity Taskforce will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the District Office in Brodheadsville.


The Pleasant Valley Elementary School PTO will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

PVI happening

The Pleasant Valley Intermediate School’s fourth-grade open house and book fair will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Meeting canceled

The Chestnuthill Township board of supervisors meeting on Tuesday has been canceled. The next meeting of the township supervisors will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 2.


The Pleasant Valley Middle School PTO is slated to be held at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 19.

Men’s group

Effort UMC’s Men’s Group begins its new studies and activities at 9 a.m. Saturday. The group meets the third Saturday of each month in the church’s former day-care kitchen area.

For more information, contact S. Johnson at sjsa@ptd.net.

Sub vets meet

The U.S. Submarine Veterans, Pocono Base, meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at the Wilson Fisher American Legion, Post 413, Old Route 940, in Pocono Pines. They are a local chapter of the national organization U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. The purpose of the organization is to perpetuate the memory of shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. Submarine veterans from all eras are encouraged to join.

This month’s meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. For additional information and directions, visit http://poconosubvets.org or call 610-681-2606.

Bike Night

The American Legion Riders meeting at the American Legion Post 927 in Gilbert are sponsoring a Bike Night at the Legion from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20.

There will be beer, burgers, dogs, wings and a cash bar, Top 3 Best Bikes contest and more.

For more info, contact Gary Spears at 941-400-2293, gspears@epix.net.

Breakfast speaker

The Pocono Mountains Hunger Coalition will be hosting Nancy Walters, founder of the Easton Hunger Coalition at its Hunger Action Month breakfast at 9 a.m. Sept. 21. It is being held at NCC-Monroe Campus in Room 202, Keystone Hall.

For more information about the event, contact Jennifer Strauch at 570-629-5657, ext. 116 or via email at jennifer@unitedwaymonroe.org.

Flea market ahead

St. Peter’s UMC, Saylorsburg, will hold its annual outdoor flea market on Sept. 22. The church is located on Route 115 next to Dollar General.

Vendor tables are still available by calling 570-992-6930 and asking for Skip or Marie. The church kitchen will be serving lunch, beverages and home-baked treats. Flea market hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Sept. 29.


To sign up for the Monroe County Eldred/Kunkletown event, which is listed as a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger 6-Week Challenge, go to https://extension.psu.edu/strongwomen-growing-stronger-challenge.

The class, for women 45 and older, will begin in October, with the classes at the Eldred Township Community Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Community Center. There is a fee for this program, which will instruct women on nutrition and fitness as they age.

Rydell visit changed

The Western Pocono Community Library’s welcome of Bobby Rydell has been changed from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15.

Not only is he a teen idol, movie star and TV star, but he is the author of “Teen Idol on the Rocks,” a humorous, tragic, inspiring nonfiction book.

Tickets for the event must now be purchased by Nov. 9.

The cost of the ticket includes a copy of the book.

For more information call the library at 570-992-7934.

Contact Adele Argot at 717-933-4028 or arargot3@verizon.net. Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.