Northwestern Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann sich Blose uff der Kaffi schtelle, soll mer sie graad abschaame, sell is Geld. Bubbles on a cup of coffee signify money.

Wann die Naas beisst, grickt mer’n Brief. If your nose itches, you will get a letter.

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Ferhuddled English in Reading: A hand-printed sign on a freshly painted park bench reads “Keep the Paint Off.” A New York City tourist stopped at a small Berks County hotel and asked, “Can you give me a room and a bath?” The Dutchman responded “I can give you the room but you must take your own bath.”

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WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Sunndaags schneit mer duie Neggel ab, Zaahweh zu verhiede. Cut your nails on Sundays to prevent toothache.

Wann’d dich im Busch verlore hoscht, dreh dreimol rum, no kummscht widder raus. When lost in the woods, turn around three times and you will find your way out.

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Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will sponsor “Powered Up” VBS 8:45-11:45 a.m. June 24-28.

Kids, get “Powered Up” and raise your game for life with Jesus.

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Special to The PressWann mer zu viel Eise im Feier hot, dutt’s em gern verbrenne. When one has too many irons in the fire, one is apt to get burned.

Die Lanning kann em niemand nemme. You can never be robbed of your education.

Wann alli Fehler en Hoischtock waer, waert die Welt voll. If all mistakes were haystacks, the world would be full of them.

Unne gfrogt findt mer nix aus. If you don’t ask questions, you find nothing out.

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WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Uff der Himmelfardaag darf mer net im Grund schaffe.

Never till the soil on Ascension Day.

Uff der Himmelfardaag darf mer nix duh except fische geh.

The only thing you may do on Ascension Day is go fishing.

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Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, will sponsor a yard and bake sale 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25.

Free coffee, water and balloons for the kids will be available.

Hot dogs, ham or turkey sandwiches and Italian hoagies will be available for purchase.

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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