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Weisenberg

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wammer zwische Grischtdaag un Neiyaahr wescht, waert mer grank.

If you wash between Christmas Day and New Year's, you will get sick.

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Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society will host its annual Grischtdaag (Christmas) at its Werleys Corner headquarters along Holbens Valley Road, between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14.

Santa will be available for pictures 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (pets welcome). Children's holiday crafts and ornament making will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Weisenberg

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Uff die Grischtdaag soll mer Brot nauslege, so as es gfriert. Wammer sell esst, grickt mer ken Fiewer.

On Christmas Day, we should lay bread out to get frozen. If we eat it, we will not get a fever.

Zwische Grischtdaag un Neiyaahr soll mer sich net wesche odder rumschtrippe, odder mer hot ken Glick.

Between Christmas Day and New Year Day we should not wash or change clothing or we will have no luck.

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With Christmas just around the corner, the Claussville Garden Club will host Denise Sanner, who will speak about "Design Your Own Holiday Card."

Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Hallich Betdaag! Mir hen fiehl dinge ass mir bedanke kenne, un "uns Amerikanner" sutt gross Gewinn ab unser Freiheit nemme ass mir ken zum Karrich geh mittaus Angscht.

Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for, and we Americans (we, the people) should take full advantage of our freedom to be able to attend worship services without fear.

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Weisenberg Lutheran Church will have its Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m.

Exercise classes are offered 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Bring a mat and water to drink.

Weisenberg

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wammer 'n Grott schlucke muss, guckt meer sie's bescht net lang aa.

If you have to swallow a toad, don't look at it too long. The longer you postpone something, the more disagreeable it becomes.

Er heert gut, awwer folgt schlecht. He hears well but obeys poorly.

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Weisenberg Lutheran Church, 7645 Weisenberg Church Road, New Tripoli, will host a Pa. Dutch worship service 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

The Rev. Guy Grube will deliver the message in the dialect. Special music, a children's choir and hand bells will be featured.

Weisenberg

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Mer kann denke was mer will, awwer mer daerf net zu laut denke. We can think what we want to, but we should not think too loud.

En Vadder kann besser zehe Kinner uffziehe as zehe Kinner ee Vadder ernaehre kenne. A father can raise 10 children easier than 10 children can support their father.

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Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department is having a hoagie sale fundraiser.

Choices, which include Italian, ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef or tuna salad, may be ordered until Oct. 29.

Pickup is 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the fire station.

Weisenberg

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Besser zu frieh as ze schpot. Better too early than too late.

Du kannscht ken Blut aus me Schtee griege. You can't get blood out of a stone.

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Food for the Weisenberg Elementary School Market Day sale must be ordered by Oct. 16. Pick up will be 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the cafeteria.

Order food online at marketday.com and enter code 24729.

Proceeds benefit the school for playground and kitchen equipment, and other school needs.

Call Charlene at 610-751-2475 or email silvamcsilva@aol.com for more information.

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Weisenberg

Thursday, September 19, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

De alde Leit ihr Rot sott mer nemme. You should take old folks' advice.

Wann der Wind iwwer die Hawwerschtopple geht, no waerre die Owed lenger. When the wind blows over the oats stubble, the evenings get longer.

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A car cruise will take place 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road (Route 863, New Smithville.

There also will be a bake sale and a community flea market. Bring items and set up a table free to display your treasures. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Weisenberg

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wammer Dreck in en Aag grickt, soll mer's anner Aag reiwe. If you get dirt in one eye, rub the other eye.

En Waarz kammer mit me seidne Faadem abbinee. Get rid of a wart by tying it with a silken thread.

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Schpotyaahr Fescht (Fall Festival) will be presented by the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society Sept. 14 and 15 at the former Zimmerman's Hotel, 4590 Werleys Corner Road. Musical entertainment begins at 2 p.m. each day with Nicole Donatone and the Hawks on Saturday, and The Majestics on Sunday.

Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will be there Sunday.

Weisenberg

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wammer liege will, sott mer en gut Gedechtnis hawwe. If you want to lie, you should have a good memory.

Wann der Pohnaahne sich uff die Fiess guckt, fallt ihm der Schwanz. When the peacock looks at its feet, its tail will droop. This is because their feet are ugly.

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"Facing the Giants," a movie about an underdog football team facing giants of fear on and off the field, will be shown at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road, New Smith-ville.

Call 610-285-2235 for more information.

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Weisenberg

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wann en Iemens Grund rausschmeisst, gebt's Regge. When ants build their hills, it is a sign of rain.

Wammer Mundaags eppes faertichmacht, kammer selli Woch viel schaffe. If you finish a piece of work on Monday, you will accomplish much that week.

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Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville, will present the children's dramatic musical, "That's So Daniel!" 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9.

The children who attended the drama and music camp will be acting in the feature.