Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Here is a bit of local history. Some of the roads can be translated as follows: Grundsau Road (Groundhog Road), Fensamaus Road (Chipmunk Road) and Weissenbergh (White Castle or Fortress).

Many family names are now street addresses: Loch Valley, (Seip)stown, Werley’s Corner, (Seiberling)sville, (Hyneman)sville, Kistler Valley and Holben Valley.

There are many other examples of honoraria in the township.

The “History of Weisenberg Township (1753-1976)” has a wealth of information on the local area.

LOWHILL TWP: Pantry needs helpers

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is looking for volunteers.

The food pantry serves residents of the Northwestern School District and is managed and staffed completely by a volunteer workforce.

Whether you have a little or a lot of free time on your hands, any amount of help is greatly appreciated.

If interested, contact Barbara Kistler at 610-767-7606 or lowhillfoodpantry@gmail.com.

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Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will be celebrating penguin awareness weekend Jan. 18-20.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Soup kitchen donations are needed

Friday, January 10, 2020 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Joyful giving! Requests for baked goods for the Allentown Soup Kitchen are being made for Jan. 13.

Any kind of dessert or baked goods made with chocolate will be thankfully accepted and may be dropped off in Heidelberg Church’s Fellowship Hall 6-7 p.m.

To find out more about helping at the soup kitchen, call Linda Hausamann at 610-767-5281.

With the soup kitchen in mind, Heidelberg Church is also collecting small packages of tissues for the next three months to hand out to those in need at the soup kitchen.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Living Stone offering community meal

Friday, January 10, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Special to The Press

I no longer make grand New Year’s resolutions.

Like most Americans (80 percent) I fail miserably on my promises to get in shape, and improve my career and relationships before the end of the year.

I found that smaller manageable actions lay the foundation for bigger and better things to come.

And I’ll bet daily walking around your neighborhood is much easier and less expensive than promises to join a gym.

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LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Volunteers needed for food pantry

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is looking for volunteers.

The food pantry serves residents of the Northwestern School District and is managed and staffed completely by a volunteer workforce.

Whether you have a little or a lot of free time on your hands, any amount of help is greatly appreciated.

Those interested in volunteering, may contact Barbara Kistler at 610-767-7606 or email lowhillfoodpantry@gmail.com.

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WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Ich will Hoffa ass du feel Sege grickt alle Daag im der Yaahr 2020 wie du reese darrich des Liewe. Freihlich Neiyaahr zu alliebber.

I hope you receive many blessings every day in the year 2020 as you journey through this life. Happy New Year to all.

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Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, is sponsoring a hoagie and pretzel sandwich sale.

Orders are due no later than Jan. 9, 2020, with pickup beginning 3 p.m. Jan. 21, 2020.

Call the church at 610-285-6157 for more information and to order.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Clear toy sale at Schneck House

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Historical Society will have a sale of clear toys and cookies at the Schneck House 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Clear toys will be made by member Suzanne, using her extensive collection of molds to produce the interesting figures.

Choose homemade cookies to take home for a by-the-pound fee.

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Jazz pianist Patrick Kerssen will join the Heidelberg Handbell Ensemble to present a concert at Union Lutheran Church 3 p.m. Dec. 15.

A freewill offering will be accepted.

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LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland breakfast with Santa

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville, Orefield, is accepting orders until Dec. 15 for its Remembrance Tree Christmas Ball sale.

Choose from red, blue, green, silver, gold and gold star.

The church will be having a pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 14.

To place a ball order or for more information, call the church office at 610-395-0067.

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Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is accepting orders until Dec. 8 for its hoagies and sandwich sale made by R&K Subs.

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, December 6, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Schtille Nacht, Heiliche Nacht! Oll is ruhrich, gor ken Yacht — Hoch im Himmel blinzelt ‘n Schtarn; Weisst der Weg so dass yaeder Mann Wees wuh dass Christ-Kindli schloft, Wees wuh dass Christ-Kindli schloft.

Silent night, holy night! All is quiet, no noise at all — high in the sky the stars blink; showing the way so that every man knows where the Christ-child sleeps. Knows where the Christ-child sleeps.

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LYNN TOWNSHIP: Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society hosting Christmas open house

Saturday, November 30, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hoping your day is filled with peace, happiness and good food!

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Ebenezer’s Closet, New Tripoli, will be open 6-8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14.

Clothing is available for the entire family.

Take as much as needed. Proof of need is not required.

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New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Road, Route 737, Krumsville (across from Greenwich Elementary School) will have its annual cookie and bake sale 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 14.

For more information, call 610-756-6892.

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