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West End news for April 24, 2019

Published April 24. 2019 12:34PM

Rock painting

The Western Pocono Community Library has added a second Wednesday for the adult Rock Painting Program, beginning in May.

It will now be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All supplies will be provided.

For more information, contact the library at 570-992-7934.

Lions meet

The Western Pocono Lions Club is meeting Thursday due to Holy Week changing the club’s schedule.

The club’s board of directors meets at 6 p.m. and the whole group meets at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry’s in Kresgeville.

Mission meal

The West End Mission meal will be served at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Gilbert, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Nashville stars

St. Matthew’s UCC in Kunkletown will welcome Nashville stars The O’Donnells for a country gospel concert beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The group includes Darryl O’Donnell with vocals and guitar, Julie O’Donnell with vocals, Klinton O’Donnell on keyboard and vocals, the West End’s own Randy Cramer on fiddle, Ric Carhart on bass, and Eddie Long on steel guitar.

For more information, call 610-381-2443.

School board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Administration Building in Brodheadsville.

CJERP meeting

The Chestnuthill-Jackson-Eldred-Ross-Polk Regional Comprehensive group is slated to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chestnuthill Township Municipal Building in Brodheadsville.

Trivia Night

The American Legion Post Home 927 in Gilbert has Trivia Night set for Saturday. It will run from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.

There will be food and drink specials.

For more information, call Peggy at 610-681-5838.

Spring cleanup

Ross Township will have a spring cleanup from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday for its residents at the rear of the municipal building on Anchorage Road in Saylorsburg.

Trash being accepted includes metal, tires, automobile batteries, and mattresses and appliances, including emptied freezers and refrigerators, carpet, furniture and bikes.

There will be a charge for refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, and tires.

For more details, see the township’s spring newsletter at or call the township office at 570-992-4990.

Tree planting

Monroe County Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at East Stroudsburg University Arboretum, Normal Street and Ransberry Avenue in East Stroudsburg.

Gary in the Morning from Pocono 96.7 will be broadcasting from 6-9 a.m. and state Sen. Mario Scavello, 40th District, will be present. Brodhead Watershed Association will also participate.

At 9:30 a.m. will be a walk-through of the ESU Arboretum, guided by Carol Hillestad from Brodhead Watershed Association and Weston Strubert, president of the ESU Environmental Club, and Emily Rollinson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at ESU.

Everyone interested in gardening is invited to attend. For more information, contact Afrie King or call 570- 994-3506.

Men’s breakfast

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church, Brodheadsville, is having its men’s breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Anyone with questions may call the church at 570-992-6799.

Consignment sale

The Old-Tyme Farm Equipment Association will have its annual consignment sale on Saturday. For details, call 570-402-7333 or email

Craft and gift fair

The West End Park and Open Space Commission will have a craft and gift fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Chestnuthill Park on Route 715 in Brodheadsville.

There will be crafts, gifts, art, direct sellers and door prizes.

For space and table rental information, call 570-992-9733 or go to

Effort UMC pantry

The Supplemental Food Resource Center hosted by Effort UMC will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for those in need from the communities of Effort, Gilbert, Kunkletown, Kresgeville, Brodheadsville, Saylorsburg, Sciota and Albrightsville. A valid driver’s license or state ID with address proving residency in the West End is required.

Earth Day celebration

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Monroe County campus of the Northampton Community College, organizations, businesses and local agencies throughout Monroe County have organized a countywide event to celebrate the conservation successes of the past 20-plus years in Monroe County. Admission is free.

The day includes musical entertainment featuring Renard Cohen, The SteelCreek Duo, Delwin Fiddler Jr. and Woodrow.

There will also be children’s activities, a give and take sponsored by Close the Loop, electronics recycling and tire amnesty sponsored by The Waste Authority, speakers and exhibits highlighting local environmental business, organizations and agencies.

New for 2019 are the 2018 Monroe County Conservation District Teacher of the Year at 11:45 a.m.; Pocono Arts Council Earth Speaks Exhibit from 1 to 3 p.m.; and the Pocono Township Police sponsored National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit or call the Monroe County Conservation District at 570-629-3061 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more about other programs, visit

Movie matinee

Western Pocono Community Library will show family-friendly movies in the Community Room of the library at 1 p.m. every Saturday. Popcorn and water are available for purchase. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the library at 570-992-7934.

Zion worship

Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, continues with its 5 p.m. Saturday worship as well as the 8 a.m. worship, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday.

Summer Imagination

The Pocono Family YMCA wants kids to Awaken Summer Imagination.

This Saturday, the Pocono Family YMCA will be holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day.

From 1 to 4 p.m. there will be swimming, dancing, arts and crafts, face painting, games, healthy snacks and camping information.

For more information, call the Pocono Family YMCA at 570-421-2525 or check it out on Facebook or at

Sunday deadline

Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, is holding a turkey takeout dinner on from 4 to 5:30 p.m May 4.

For costs and other information, call 570-688-5381.

The deadline for ordering and paying for dinners is April 28.

Guest speaker

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church will welcome guest speaker Jamey Paugh at its 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday.

Caring talk

Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kresgeville will have a praise service at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. There will be a Caring for Creation talk.

Community supper

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will hold its Community Sunday Supper from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Academic Fair

The Pleasant Valley Academic Fair will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

New lighthouse

The Heritage Center of the Western Pocono Community Library has a new lighthouses display. It will be available through the summer.

For more information, call the center at 570-402-1906 or the library at 570-992-7934.

Birding program

Pocono Avian Research Center holds a morning of migration Birding in the Bog beginning at 7 a.m. These morning birding programs will take place on April 29, May 8 and May 15.

There is a cost. Preregistration is required.

To preregister, call the center at 570-629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on other programs, visit

Animal League event

The Monroe Animal League will hold a spring buffet and tricky tray May 1 at VFW Post 2540, in East Stroudsburg. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. For more information, including cost, call the MAL office at 570-421-7775.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the MAL office 570-421-7775 and mailing checks to Monroe Animal League, P.O. Box 23, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

The buffet is being catered by Cook’s Corner. The drawing is at 6:30 p.m.

Day of prayer

The Southern Pocono Missions Cluster, of which St. Peter’s United Methodist, Effort United Methodist, Neola United Methodist and McMichaels United Methodist churches are a part, invite the community to The National Day of Prayer Services on May 2.

The services will be held at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. with Pastor Todd Glasmire bringing the message.

This year’s theme is “Love One Another, Just as I have Loved You, John 13:34.”

All are invited to come pray for the nation, the military, the families and personal situations and join the service.

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located at 924 Route 115, Saylorsburg, next to the Dollar General.

Benefit sale

Middlecreek Christian Church, 343 Dorshimer Road, Kresgeville, will hold its spring rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 and May 4.

A bag sale will be held between noon and 2 p.m. on May 4. Call 570-629-4066 for more information and directions. Breakfast and lunch are offered during the sale for an additional cost.

Eldred cleanup

Eldred Township is having a cleanup day for its residents from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 4.

There will be dumpsters at the Municipal Building, in the rear, for large items such as grills, mattresses, old lawn furniture, etc. and tire collection for recycling with one cost for car tires and another for truck tires.

Electronics recycling will begin on May 1 and continue until Sept. 27. Bring acceptable items to the rear of the building. There will be pallets there to leave recyclables.

In addition, the township is seeking volunteers for litter collection on township roads. Volunteers will meet at the municipal building at 8:30 a.m. and be assigned to a group and a road. Light refreshments will be provided.

Later, the road crew will pick up the bags of litter for disposal.

Volunteers are sorely needed. Call Ann at 610-381-4252 to register.

RSVP help

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at 570-420-3747 is seeking immediate volunteers for a project in the Kunkletown area that will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 4. Volunteers are needed in the following capacities: Documentarian to ensure that all procedures are performed correctly; help families design an emergency escape plan; installers of 10-year smoke detectors provided by the Red Cross; helpers to hand out refreshments or assist installers.

The RSVP office is located at 411 Main St. Suite 102B Stroudsburg.

Teams will meet in Chestnuthill.

Free yard sale

Ross Township has designated May 4 as its permit-free yard sale. It is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no rain date.

The township leadership wishes everyone a successful day.

Community services fair

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is hosting a Community Services Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at its location on Route 209 in Sciota.

Many organizations will be present to give out their respective information on services rendered and requirements needed, ranging from The Alzheimer’s Association, Family Promise, Habitat for Humanity to Monroe County Master Gardeners, Sweet Home Primary care and Women’s Resources of Monroe County.

One can talk to the U.S. Census Bureau as it is hiring in the area and gather all kinds of information while being entertained by The Notre Dame Jazz and Rock Band.

For more information, call 570-992-3136.

Chicken barbecue

Effort UMC is hosting its spring chicken barbecue dinner from 1 to 7 p.m., unless sold out before 7 p.m., on May 4.

The church is both air-conditioned and elevator accessible.

The dinner includes half a barbecued chicken, mashed potato and corn; fresh homemade coleslaw or applesauce; gravy, roll and butter; coffee, tea and cold beverages, and fresh homemade desserts.

The children’s meal, for youngsters from 5 to 12, includes ¼ barbecued chicken and costs half of the adult meal. Children 4 and under may eat for free.

The church can be reached at 570-629-1890.

Contact Adele Argot at 717-933-4028 or Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or

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