Northwestern Press

Monday, December 9, 2019

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Die Esch, as es uff die Faasenacht gebt, soll mer der Eschemittwoch uff Vieh un Hinkel schtraehe, die Leis zu verdreiwe odder abzuhalde. The ashes you get on Shrove Tuesday [Fastnacht Day] should be spread on cattle and poultry on Ash Wednesday to keep lice from them.

Uff die Faasenacht kehrt mer die Scheier aus. On Fastnacht Day, sweep out the barn.


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will start the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, March 6 at noon and 7 p.m.

Soup will be served after the noon service and at 6 p.m. before the evening service.

Services will be offered every Wednesday thereafter at 7 p.m. with a soup meal at 6 p.m.

Call the church office at 610-285-6157 for more information.


Weisenberg Lutheran Church, 7645 Weisenberg Church Road, New Tripoli, will have its Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. March 6. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 610-298-2437.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will open its genealogy library for research from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9. Wi-Fi is available. Bring a laptop along. Help is available for those without a computer.

For information, go to or call Deb at 285-2693.


Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Company, 2500 Golden Key Road, Kutztown, is hosting a hoagie sale. Orders will be taken from March 7 with the deadline of March 26.

Pickup is 4:30-6 p.m. April 4 at the fire station. Italian, ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef and tuna are available.

Call Pat at 610-285-2488 to order. All proceeds benefit the fire company.

Mach’s gut,

Mary Bittner Henry