Events are listed free of charge for not-for-profit groups (churches, organizations, service clubs, etc.), or if the primary purpose of the event is to promote a worthy community project (fundraisers, etc.). 

If you are a business, brief announcements may be considered for seasonal events (Easter Egg hunts, etc.), or promotional/fundraising events for community service organizations, for providing the event is open to the general public, free of charge, and no promotion of products or services is contained in the announcement. 

Please e-mail announcements to: news@pocononews.net, at least two weeks in advance.



Ann Street School open house

Wednesday, March 20, 5 – 7 pm
206 E. Ann Street, Milford

The Ann Street School will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Ann Street School is located in the education wing of the Milford United Methodist Church, 206 East Ann Street, Milford, PA.

Open House is an opportunity to meet the teachers and tour our school.  Staff will address questions concerning our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs, curriculum, daily schedules, classroom activities, etc. 

For more information or to register your child for fall classes, please call the office at 570-296-6124


Purim service and celebration

Thursday, March 21, 5pm
Milford Community House, at the traffic light

Reading from a special scroll about Queen Esther and fun activities for children.


Friends of Pike Library meeting

Monday, April 8, 10 a.m.
Pike County Library, East Harford Street, Milford

The Friends of the Pike County Public Library will hold their second quarterly meeting for the year 2019.  

All Friends of the Library and the General Public are invited to join us in the Community room, lower level, of the main Library building. in Milford. We will be discussing current activities and ways to support our Pike County Library system.  

We always need new members and volunteers.  If you are interested, please mark your calendar, and plan to join us!  For additional information, please contact Pat Corcoran at 570 409 9089.



Tuesday, April 16 10 – 3
Best Western Inn at Hunts Landing, near Matamoras

Calling All Employers! An innovative alliance of organizations has partnered once again to host the largest job fair. The alliance, known as WORKING PIKE, is a collaboration of Pike County government, employment and economic development agencies, the Pike County Commissioners, faith-based assemblies, and private organizations.

The mission of WORKING PIKE is to build a stronger community through partnerships. The annual WORKING PIKE Job Fair will connect unemployed or underemployed individuals with major employers from the Tristate Area. Event sponsors include The Pike County Dispatch, Lackawanna College Lake Region Center, and Bold Gold Media Group.

If you are like most employers struggling to find qualified workers, you won’t want to miss this productive day. Job seekers will be recruited from Pike, Monroe, Wayne, Sullivan, Orange, and Sussex counties. They will receive free admission to the event as well as an employer directory that highlights your company and employment opportunities. Last year’s event drew more than 400 job seekers to this single event.

Tables are going fast and space is limited. The cost per table is $55. Participating employers will also receive an event directory.

Please contact the Pike County Economic Development Authority, (570) 296-7332 or the Pike County Workforce Development Agency, (570) 296-2909 as soon as possible to guarantee your reservation.