Northwestern Press

Thursday, April 18, 2019

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, April 12, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Hallich Oschdre! Happy Easter!

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Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road, Breinigsville, will host a Maundy Thursday service with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. April 18.

The Easter sunrise service will be at 6 a.m. April 21 followed by breakfast and then an Easter service.

For information, call 610-285-2235 or go to LighthouseBaptistlv.org.

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Weisenberg Lutheran Church, 7645 Weisenberg Church Road, New Tripoli, will have a Maundy Thursday service including Holy Communion 7:30 p.m. April 18.

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY 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.

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

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Scheib net ab bis Mariye was dir Blessier gebt Heit. Don’t focus tomorrow on the blessings you get today.

Es muss net viel Wahret sei, der Weg as deel es schtrecke. There must not be too much truth the way some people stretch it.

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Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, will sponsor a soup, salad and spuds dinner 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23.

Everyone welcome to attend.

This buffet dinner features many delicious selections of soup, salad and potatoes.

No reservations are needed and takeout will be available.

WEISENBERG TOWMNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Some Pennsylvania Dutchisms: My pie didn’t get. My mister works at Macks. Ach, I never liked her so as it was. I’d better broom out the house, once. They think they’re much. It’s nasty out today.

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Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will have its genealogy workshop open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Wi-Fi is available. If you do not have a laptop, there is assistance at the site.

Call Deb at 610-285-2693 or go to weisenberglowhill.org for more information.

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WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, January 18, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY 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.

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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.

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Hallich Grischtdaag un en Hallich Nei Yaahr! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“Schtille Nacht! Heiliche Nacht! All is ruhich, gaar ken Yacht. Hoch im Himmel blinselt ’n Schtann, Weist der Weg so das yeder Mann. Wees wu des Grisht-Kindle schloft. Wees wu des Grisht-Kindle schloft.

Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, with no noise. High in Heaven blinks the star, showing the way to everyone. Do you know where the Christ-Child sleeps. Do you know where the Christ-Child sleeps.

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WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, December 7, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wer die Grischtdaagnacht gebore is, sehnt Gschpucker un kann’s Vieh heere schwetze.

A person born on Christmas night can hear cattle talk and can see ghosts.

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Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road, Breinigsville, will host the gospel group, The Jacobs Brothers, from Dillsburg, 6 p.m. Dec. 8.

The group, which has been singing together since 1962, will offer great harmony and testimony. A love offering will be taken.

Call 610-285-2235 or go to lighthousebaptistlv.org for information.

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WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, November 23, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Hallich Betdaag! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wann die Waerm schpotyaahrs noch haus sin, gebt’s en leicher Winder. When earth worms lie near the surface late in fall, the winter will be mild.

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Claussville Garden Club will host its annual family and friends dinner 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville.

Bring some Christmas cookies to exchange and a covered dish to share.

There also will be a gift exchange.

For information, call Sabrina at 484-506-1309.

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WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wie der finft Daag im Munet, so is der ganz Munet. As is the weather on the fifth day of the month, so it will be the rest of the month.

Fer Naasblude kau Babier un drick’s unnich die ewwerscht Lefz. For nosebleed, chew paper and put it between the gums and the upper lip.

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Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will open its genealogy library 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.

Wi-Fi is available, so bring a laptop. Help is available for those who do not have a laptop.

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Friend,

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Dei Deifelzeit is glei ferbei an Nowember 4 un Gottszeit iss nau do.

The devil’s time — daylight saving time — is soon over Nov. 4 and God’s time — standard time — is now here.

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Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, 2500 Golden Key Road, Kutztown, is hosting a flea market, rain or shine, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Food, baked goods and soup will be available for purchase.

Many “treasures” will be displayed to buy.

Come out and support the fire company and do some early Christmas shopping.

For information, call Pat at 610-285-2488.

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