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Saturday, March 28, 2020


Friday, March 27, 2020 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Grank waerre is nix awwer’s gut harde waerre. Getting sick is easy but getting well is harder.

Seen on Facebook: Also highly contagious is: kindness, patience, love, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude. Don’t wait to catch it from others be the carrier of these.


Claussville Garden Club has canceled its April 6 meeting as well as the plant auction on May 4.

For information, call Fran at 484-857-3144.


Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department has canceled its April 2 hoagie sale.


UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHP: Churches cancel programs, services due to COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, has canceled its Lenten evening prayer services through March 31.

Morning Lenten confession and prayer is scheduled until April 1 and the youth egg coloring and community Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 3 and 4 is also canceled.

Pastor Nelson Quinones may still be reached in case of any emergencies by calling the church office.

For any type of assistance (groceries, errands, etc.), do not hesitate to call the office.

There are several church members willing to help. For information, call 610-395-5535.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Zoo, churches cancel programs

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

The Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, in accordance with Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent statement, will close to the public until March 31.

According to the zoo’s website, they will continue to keep the public updated about the animals and fill their social media with positivity through posts featuring everyone’s favorite species.

For more information or updates, visit or call 610-799-4171.


Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, has canceled its free community breakfast and egg hunt scheduled for April 4.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church cancels pig stomach supper

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Columns


Special to The Press

The Kempton Lions Club, the Albany Township Environmental Advisory Council, along with the Kempton Hotel, have established an ongoing roadside cleanup program for the township. The first cleanup will be 8:30 a.m. to noon March 28.

Rain date is April 4. If weather is a factor, check the Kempton Lions Club Facebook page,, that morning. If there is sufficient participation, the I-78 interchange in Lenhartsville will be tackled, too.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Some events still planned

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

At this point in time, despite coronavirus concerns, it is expected the Miller-Keystone Blood Mobile will be set up at The Neffs National Bank 1-5 p.m. April 3.

Sign up ahead of time by calling a bank representative at 610-224-4264.


The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is planning on having an Easter bread (Paska) fundraiser. Loaves will be available with or without raisins, in small or large sizes.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 by April 3 to order for pickup on April 10.


UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Various community Easter events offered April 4 for kids

Friday, March 13, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township is offering a free Easter Bunny Scramble (egg hunt) for children ages 12 and younger 10:30 a.m. on April 4 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Children must be registered to receive prizes and giveaways.

There will be music, light concession foods, giveaways and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

To register or for more information, go to or call 610-395-4892.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Zoo celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with events on March 14 and 15

Friday, March 13, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will celebrate all things green at its St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 14 and 15.

There will be a special reptile and amphibian keeper chat 12:30 p.m. in the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Center.

Joanna Bertalan of Professional Singing Princess will perform at the zoo as Merida. She will give two story times.

The first at 11 a.m. and the second at noon. There will be a meet-and-greet after each session on March 15.


Friday, March 13, 2020 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann em die Naas beisst, grickt mere en Boss. If your nose itches, you will be kissed.

Wammer die Grummbiere uff der Saint Patricksdaag blanzt, gebt’s grosse un sie gewwe gut aus. If you plant potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day, potatoes will be large and the crop big.


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have Lenten services at 7 p.m. March 18 and 25. A soup meal will be provided at 6 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are offered 7:30 p.m. Mondays.

For information, call 610-285-6157.


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Area churches offering Lenten events throughout the season

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, announces “All Are Welcome!” to Lenten soup and bread dinner on March 11, 18, 25, and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on April 1 in the Family Life Center.

Worship will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Pastor Gordon Camp will use the Holden Village Evening Prayer service along with stories of temptation for these weekly worship times.

The Journeymen group of Union Lutheran will have a chili cook-off 11:30 a.m. March 15.

Prizes will be awarded for the favorite chili recipes entered in the contest.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church selling fastnachts

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

While it looks like we’ve been spared a nasty winter, spring is still five weeks away.

In the meantime, make sure you’re prepared, check in on your neighbors and no more excuses for not getting out to enjoy community events.


Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli is having its annual fastnacht sale.

Choose from either a half-dozen or dozen plain or brown sugar/cinnamon.

Pick up fastnachts from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22 or 8:30-10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23.