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Thursday, August 7, 2014 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wann die Schpinne Nescher baue, gebt's Regge. Cobwebs on the grass are a sign of rain.

Mer grickt ken Zaahweh wammer immer es erscht in der recht Rockaermel schluppt. You will not get a toothache if you always put on the right coat sleeve first.


Girl Scouts in the Northwestern Lehigh area are hosting a Bridge to Daisies program for kindergarten and first-grade girls. Attend from 6:30-7:30 p.m. either Aug. 11 or 13 at Ziegels Church, Breinigsville.

Call Michele at 610-285-0352 or email to register and inquire about the fee to attend.


There will be a genealogy workshop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society, Werleys Corner, Holben Valley Road, Weisenberg Township.

Share information, access historical records, trace your family, and meet new friends. Bring a bag lunch and spend the day.

Call Deb at 610-285-2693 or Gloria at 610-395-0763 for more information.


The quarterly meeting of the historical society will be Aug. 26 at the home of Gene Allen.

A covered dish meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a tour of Allen's barn studio, which is home to his paintings of local properties. Members and non-members are invited to attend.

Call Don at 610-298-2352 for directions.


The annual Schpotyaahr Fescht will take place at the historical society's headquarters at Werleys Corner noon-6 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14.

The theme this year is "Education of Yesteryear," which will focus on students who attended one-room schoolhouses in Weisenberg and Lowhill townships.

If you attended a one-room schoolhouse in Weisenberg or Lowhill township and didn't receive a letter about this event, contact Gloria Hoffman Hausman at 610-285-6741; Renae Werley Mullin at 610-285-4027 or Sterling Werley at 610-285-6870.

Photos will be taken Sept. 14.


Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Company is having a car wash at the fire station 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 16.

Donations will be accepted.

Place orders for meat pies from Zook's in Ronks, until Aug. 19. Pickup at the station 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

Call Pat at 610-285-2488 to order 9-inch or 6-inch chicken, sausage,or beef pies. Proceeds benefit the fire company.


Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road, New Smithville, will host a Kids Fun Zone 6-9 p.m. Aug. 16 for kids ages 5 through 13.

This is a free event where they will receive dinner and have fun, fellowship, play games, do crafts, and much more.

Go to to register or call 610-285-2235 and leave a contact number for a call back.

Mach's gut,

Mary Bittner Henry