Northwestern Press

Monday, September 23, 2019

NORTH WHITEHALL: Laurys Station celebrating Community Day on Sept. 21

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Laurys Station Community Day will kick off 3 p.m. Sept. 21 and will continue with entertainment, food, and fun-filled activities, culminating with fireworks in the evening.

Organized by St. John’s United Church of Christ, the event takes place at the Laurys Station Fire Company and the North Whitehall Township athletic fields, 5314 Egypt Road.

Music will be supplied by Woodside Avenue.

Country View Farm will be on hand with a pig roast and potatoes.

Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 144 will be present with food and an encampment.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Pioneer Apple festival on Oct. 5

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Kids are back in school. The leaves are changing and there is an ever so subtle cooling down of the temperature.

This can only mean one thing — It’s time for the Pioneer Applefest at Ontelaunee Park.

Celebrating 15 years of fun and history, the festival, sponsored by the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society will be held, rain or shine, 10 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Ontelaunee Park.

There will be pioneer and Native American demonstrations, live music, hayrides, tractor and classic car displays.

If you prefer paws to wheels, check out the dog agility demonstrations.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Road closures scheduled due to Heidelberg 5K

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Nature loving! On Sept. 21, everyone is invited to participate in the second Heidelberg 5K and Kids 1 Mile Run/Walk, held rain or shine, 9 a.m., at Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township.

According to information provided by Germansville Fire Company Deputy Chief Randy Metzger, the following roads in Heidelberg and Washington townships will be closed 8:45 a.m. Sept. 21 for the 5K:

·Church Road between Lime Kiln and Saegersville Road;

·Phillips Road at Church Road;

·Saegersville Road between Church Road and Best Station Road;

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Lynnport Fire Co. having anniversary festivities

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lynnport Fire Company, Behler Road, Lynnport will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sept. 7.

Parade begins 2 p.m. and doors open 3 p.m. Food and beverages will be available.

The formal program with speakers commences at 4 p.m.

There will be a disc jockey and dancing until 8 p.m.

For more information contact Darryl Schäfer at 610-505-2588.

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WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann sich Blose uff der Kaffi schtelle, soll mer sie graad abschaame, sell is Geld. Bubbles on a cup of coffee signify money.

Wann die Naas beisst, grickt mer’n Brief. If your nose itches, you will get a letter.

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Ferhuddled English in Reading: A hand-printed sign on a freshly painted park bench reads “Keep the Paint Off.” A New York City tourist stopped at a small Berks County hotel and asked, “Can you give me a room and a bath?” The Dutchman responded “I can give you the room but you must take your own bath.”

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HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Corn pie, ham dinner at Heidelberg Church

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Ready when you are! Heidelberg Union Church is having a family style corn pie and ham dinner Sept. 7. All are welcome to attend.

In addition to a scrumptious corn pie and ham, the meal includes bread, beverage and homemade desserts.

Limited seating times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

For tickets, call 610-767-5351 or 610-767-6557.

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Time to change! Beginning Sept. 8, Heidelberg Lutheran Church worship services will take place at 8:30 a.m.

Heidelberg UCC worship and union services will start 11 a.m.

Faith Formation Sunday School will resume 9:45 a.m.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Zoo offering ‘Swing into School Year’ event for kids Sept. 1

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting Swing into the School Year event Sept. 1.

There will be an exciting line up of crafts and activities including a story time starting at 11 a.m. followed by a meet and greet with Princess Belle 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Stop by one of the educational keeper talks to learn new animal facts and say hello to the zoo’s new ambassador Radley, the sea turtle.

Join Radley Sept. 2 for the zoo’s first ever Bubbles, Not Balloons event.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Lynnport Fire Co. celebrating 75th anniversary

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Opening day for students in the Northwestern Lehigh School District is Aug. 26.

Please be patient driving as bus drivers and students begin their new schedules.

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Lynnport Fire Company, Behler Road, Lynnport, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sept. 7. The parade begins at 2 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m.

Food and beverages will be available.

The formal program and speakers will commence at 4 p.m.

There will be a DJ and dancing until 8 p.m.

For more information, call Darryl Schäfer at 610-505-2588.

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HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church hosting corn pie ’n’ ham dinner

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

The cheer is here! On Sept. 3, Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will get together 11 a.m. in Heidelberg Church’s Fellowship Hall, 5187 Irving Road, in the Saegersville area, for an amusing afternoon of game playing.

Bring a favorite game to play, along with a covered dish to share.

Remember, you do not have to be a Heidelberg Church member to attend.

H.A.R.P. is a local nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to serving the needs of people age 50 and older

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. John’s Lutheran hosting dinner

Friday, August 16, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is hosting a free community dinner from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the fellowship hall.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy burgers, hot dogs, drinks and more.

For information, call the church office at 610-395-5535.

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Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall Township, will be showing the movie “The Petrified Forest” 1 p.m. Aug. 19.

Book Quest will meet 7-8 p.m. Aug. 20 to discuss a short story.

New members are welcome to attend.