Northwestern Press

Sunday, March 18, 2018

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: LV Zoo celebrating spring equinox

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will celebrate the spring equinox, the time of year when the sun crosses the celestial equator March 17 and 18.

The zoo will be offering an exciting line up of hands on interactive experiences including tours of interactive exhibits, special zoo keeper talks and educational crafts.

The zoo’s next Corks and Canvas painting party, featuring North American River Otters, will be on March 28.

Gates open 5:30 p.m. Painting will be 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of painting at the zoo, while sipping on wine.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Buwe uffziehe is so leicht as Eise verdaue. Raising boys is as easy as digesting iron.


Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will continue with the Lenten soup meal gatherings at 6 p.m. followed by the Lenten service on March 21.

On March 28, the Way of the Cross and soup meal will begin 5:30 p.m. and include scripture readings that follow Jesus through His mission.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church to have blood drive

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Fun and faith! Heidelberg Church’s Women of Faith group welcomes ladies of all ages to come out and join them at their next meeting 1 p.m. on Feb. 26 in fellowship hall.

Following a brief meeting, this fun and active group of girls will kick back together and enjoy an afternoon of movie watching.

For further information, call Susan Bickert at 610-767-5782.


Plan ahead! On March 18, the Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will be ready to accept donations in the parking lot at Heidelberg Union Church from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: St. Peter’s UCC having family fun night Feb. 24

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Winter weather is never predictable. First snow, then a warm melt, then back to cold temps.

You would do well to weather it all and hope for spring!


St. Peter’s UCC, Lynn-ville, will be having a family fun night with games and fun for all ages 6-8 p.m. Feb. 24.

Bring a snack to share.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, is having a having a homemade Easter candy sale.

Peanut butter or coconut creme eggs, cottontails; peanut or raisin clusters; sweet and salty chocolate; and nonpareils are available in either milk or dark chocolate.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann die Alde die Yunge net ziehe, ziehe die Yunge die Alde.

If parents don’t train their children, the children will train the parents.

Wann die Felder en ganzer Winder mit Schnee zu sin, gebt’s en gudi Aern.

If the fields are covered with snow all winter, there will be good crops next year.


Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, will host a Soup, Salad and Spuds dinner 5-7 p.m. Feb. 24. The community is invited to enjoy delicious homemade food and great fellowship.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church selling fastnachts

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lynn is not a “cold” community. Yes, it’s freezing. Yes, we’re destined for six more weeks of winter, if you believe a certain rodent’s prognostications.

Keep your heart and hands warm by volunteering.


Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli, is having its annual Fastnacht sale on Feb. 10.

Supplies are limited so, consider preordering by calling Ruth at 610-562-7406 or Faye at 610-298-2271.


St. Peter’s UCC, Lynn ville, will be having an ice cream social and potluck meal after the 9:30 a.m. service Feb. 11.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Area churches having events for Lent

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, notes Lent starts on Valentine’s Day this year and ends with the Easter celebration on April Fool’s Day, April 1.

Before that spiritual journey begins, Union UCC will have a pancake, sausage, applesauce and fastnacht supper 6 p.m. Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The mealis free but donations will be accepted.

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, worship services will be in the sanctuary with a quiet time for prayer, communion and ashes, noon to 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Church accepting baked goods donations

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Big hearted! Requests for baked good donations for the Allentown Soup Kitchen are being made for Feb. 12.

Baked goods decorated for Valentine’s Day and cherry pies will be thoughtfully accepted and may be dropped off in Heidelberg Church’s Fellowship Hall 6-7 p.m.

According to Heidelberg Church soup kitchen Coordinator Linda Hausamann, 125 hot meals were served recently to the hungry and homeless at the soup kitchen.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP Zoo offering guests a meal with giraffes Murphy and Tatu

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is offering a unique giraffe experience for two at various times during February.

Guests will get to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner inside the St. Luke’s Giraffe Barn with the zoo’s very own Murphy and Tatu at select times Feb. 1-28.

They will have a private setting with just the giraffes and a member of the zoo keeper team.

Breakfast will include a yogurt parfait, bagels, muffins and fresh cut fruit.


Thursday, February 1, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Ei! Yi! Yi! Sis schunt zeit fer Grundsau Daag un zu raus finne wan Frieyaahr kummt. Ich denk ass mir Acht gewwe mus zum Herr Grundsau mariyefrieh. Ei! Yi! Yi!

It is already time for Groundhog Day and to find out when spring is coming. I think we will need to pay attention to Mr. Groundhog tomorrow morning.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will be open for genealogical research 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Wi-Fi is available.