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Monday, December 16, 2019

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, January 18, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Wann’s maeryets newwlich is un der Newwel geht in die Heh, gebt’s ball Regge; wann er fallt, gebt’s en scheener Daag.

If morning fog rises, it will rain before the day is over; if it falls, the day will be fine.

Fer Naasblude soll mere en roder Bendel um der Hals binne. To stop nosebleed, tie a red string around the neck.


New Tripoli Fire Company, 7242 Decatur St., New Tripoli, is opening its doors Jan. 17 to Pennsylvania Dutch classes under the auspices of Don Billig.

Classes will run from 6:30-8 p.m. every Thursday until the end of April.

Attendance can start in any week.

Videos will be used, followed by discussion and songs.

Dictionaries will be available for purchase.

The class is free but a donation to support the fire company would be accepted.

For more information, call Don at 484-764-7879.


Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Company, 2500 Golden Key Road, Kutztown, is offering hoagies for sale until Jan. 29 with pickup at the fire station 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 7.

Tuna, ham and cheese, roast beef, Italian and turkey are available.

To order, call Pat at 610-285-2488.

Proceeds from the sale support the fire company.


Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, will host a Sportsmen’s Banquet 6 p.m. Jan. 26.

Game meat with all the trimmings will be available to tempt your palate.

There will be a buffet dinner with a variety of game meats and a raffle.

Speakers for the evening are Corey Baumann and Dave Ashworth, who are avid archers, videographers and bloggers.

Call Steve at 610-298-2333 for more information regarding the speakers.

For tickets, call Linda at 610-390-9214.

For other inquiries, call 610-285-6967 or go to

Mach’s gut,

Mary Bittner Henry