Northwestern Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Schnecksville Fire Company cooking breakfast in pavilion

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Schnecksville Fire Company will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the pavilion from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5.

Menu includes any style eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, homemade chipped beef, applesauce, toast and beverages.

The fire company is working to restore the building since the roof collapsed earlier this year and damaged much of what was inside.

The fire hall will need new trusses and roof, new heating and air-conditioning, new kitchen appliances and a handicapped accessible bathroom.

Election Day voting on Nov. 7 will take place in the pavilion.


Pastor Moore to be honored at Union Lutheran Church

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Rev. Dennis W. Moore will be recognized as pastor emeritus of Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, during the 9 a.m. Oct. 29 worship service.

The event will be a celebration of Moore’s 20 years of service to the church, as well as a special occasion commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Interim pastor, the Rev. Mark Swanson, will officiate at the service and Moore will preach the sermon. A huge chocolate party celebration will follow.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: St. John’s UCC, Laurys Station, having craft fair, quilt show

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, will have a craft fair and quilt show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14.

The event features crafters set up in rooms throughout the church and quilts displayed over the pews in the sanctuary.

Refreshments and homemade baked goods will be available, in addition to a Chinese auction and raffle.

The crafts are great for gifts and provide a chance to do some holiday shopping.

The quilts are not only beautiful to look at but also are available for purchase.

Call 610-262-8061 for more information.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Laurys Station having Community Day on Sept. 16

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The seventh annual Laurys Station Community Day begins 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and culminate with fireworks in the evening.

Festivities take place at the Laurys Station Fire Company and North Whitehall Township athletic fields, 5314 Egypt Road.

Features include a variety of food, vendors, games, car show, bake sale, historical displays, Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 144 encampment, MS Walking Warriors team basket raffle, chili cook off, and photo contest.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will accept blood donations 3-7 p.m.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Blues Nite Out in Neffs Grove

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

There is still another chance to enjoy two summer evenings of food, music and fellowship at Union United Church of Christ grove, Neffs.

Blues Nite Out begins Aug. 25 with the Bryant Brothers on stage at 7 p.m.

On Aug. 26, Bev Conklin and BC’s Combo Band begins entertaining at 4 p.m.

Headliner and local favorite The Sarah Ayers Band starts its program at 7 p.m.

James Supra, an award-winning blues harmonica player, will join the Sarah Ayers group.

Organizer Phil Wehr reports the talented musicians may also include some surprise guests.


Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is seeking volunteers to apply for two openings on its board of directors.

Kristie Wilk, director of administration, said the board meets once a month. If an individual serves on a special committee, that group also meets once a month.

Wilk reported Don Steffy has retired as a NOVA board member after 20 years of service.

NOVA offers the opportunity for car safety seat checks. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. NOVA personnel will examine the car seat to make sure it is installed properly.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP Upper Lehigh Lions Craft Fair this weekend in Neffs grove

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Upper Lehigh Lions Club will stage its annual Roar with the Lions Festival and Craft Fair this weekend in the Union United Church of Christ grove in Neffs.

The event gets underway July 28 when the food stands open 4 p.m.

Crazy Hearts will entertain 7-10 p.m. Refreshment stands will remain open all evening.

Breakfast will be available 8-11 a.m. on July 29. Food will be served the entire day and evening till 10 p.m.

Crafts in the Grove will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Little pantry at church offers free foodstuffs

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has set up a small pantry at its main entrance this spring as a way to reach out to people who need food and other basic supplies in an emergency.

Interim Pastor Mark Swanson commented on the pantry.

“This is something to sustain life until they can get something more substantial,” Swanson said.

Built by The Journeymen with help from some Eagle Scouts, the pantry consists of a small cabinet with a door which is always unlocked.


Thursday, June 29, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

NORTH WHITEHALL: Agape Church to have flea market

Agape New Testament Fellowship Church, 5229 Route 873, Schnecksville, is having a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30, and from 8 a.m.-noon July 1.

There will be an assortment of items for sale, including clothing and refreshments.

Proceeds will benefit youth ministries.

Agape Church invites young people ages 11-19 to a VBS camp out 6 p.m. July 14 to 10 a.m. July 15.

Attendees will share time together for breakfast.

The theme, “God is Not Dead,” includes teaching, games, crafts, snacks, a rock-a-thon, and a movie.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

World War II in the Pacific:

Don Rumble departed his Schnecksville home in March and journeyed thousands of miles westward to view World War II historical sites on islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Rumble has a particular interest in sites where Marines played a prominent role.

His visit to Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima was described in Part I of this story.

On the island of Saipan, Rumble learned about the massive banzai attack directed against the Marines by the Japanese and their slave laborers from Korea and Okinawa.