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Friday, June 23, 2017


Thursday, June 22, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns


Wann du viel Radde hoscht, duh en Sent in en Bexli un draag’s uff en Greizweg, no warre sie vergeh. If you have a lot of rats, put a cent into a small box and lay it in a crossroad, then they will leave.

Mer soll nie net epper en Nodel odder Schpell mit em spitziche End gewwe, schunscht verschtecht’s die Lieb. We should not give a needle or pin to someone with the pointy end toward someone, because it will stick them and you will lose a friendship.



Thursday, June 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland to picnic in the grove

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is having a summer picnic 4-9 p.m. June 24 in the church grove, Leather Corner Post, Orefield. Rain date is 1-6 p.m. June 25.

Music will be performed by The Main Street Cruisers. There will be cakewalks, raffles and children activities.

There will also be hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue red beet eggs, french fries, soft drinks, ice cream and penny candy for sale.

For information, call the church at 610-395-6885.


LYNN TOWNSHIP: Fire company having barbecue, June 18

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

New Tripoli Fire Company is having a Father’s Day chicken barbecue 11 a.m. June 18. Eat-in or take out.

The meal includes half a chicken, baked potato or filling, pickled cabbage, dinner roll and beverage.

There will also be a bake sale with a variety of sweets from which to choose.

Give dad a break, mow the lawn and buy him dinner.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will host Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m. June 25-29.

VBS is open to children age 3 to those currently in fifth grade. VBS is free to attend.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: H.A.R.P. to picnic July 5

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Save the date! If you, your son or daughter will be graduating from high school, college or technical school this year, call the Heidelberg Church parish secretary at 610-767-4740 (UCC) or 610-767-1526 (Lutheran) and leave the name of the graduate and school from which he or she will be graduating.

Heidelberg UCC Graduate Recognition Sunday is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 18.

The Lutheran Graduate Recognition Sunday will be 10:15 a.m. June 18. All are welcome to attend.


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union Lutheran Church VBS to begin June 25

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will offer “Maker Fun Factory” for Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 25-30 for children ages 3 through fifth grade.

The evening begins with a free meal 5:45 p.m. for participants, their families and any interested adults.

While the children are attending their fun and learning sessions, adults are invited to a Bible study at the same time.

In order to have sufficient materials, preregister by June 19.

Call 610-767-6884 for more information.



Thursday, June 8, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann der Himmel dick voll Schtarne is, gebt’s der naegscht Daag Regge. When the sky is full of stars, there will be rain the next day.

Mer grickt ken weher Finger wammer Schpinneneschder mut en Finger losmacht. You will not get sore fingers if you remove a spider web using your fingers.


Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, will host its monthly genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10.

Bring a bag lunch and beverage as well as your laptop. Wi-Fi is available. No computer? Come anyway. Help is available.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP ‘Pete’s Dragon’ on screen June 9

Upper Macungie Township will be showing the movie “Pete’s Dragon” June 9 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane. Activities start at 7 p.m.

Junior golf will be offered by The First Tee of Lehigh Valley for children 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Independent Park, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.

Session 1 runs from June 19 to July 12. Session 2 will run July 17 to Aug. 9.


Thursday, June 1, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union UCC having barbecue bash

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, is launching the summer season June 10 with a Backyard BBQ Bash.

Chicken and pork dinners will be available from Lorah’s, starting at 3:30 p.m. Meals include french fries, coleslaw and beverage.

Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway, winner of 12 Lehigh Valley Music awards, will entertain 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Come, enjoy the music and fellowship free of charge. Food tickets may be purchased that day or in advance.

For information, call 610-767-6961.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

LV Zoo hosting first Food Truck Festival

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is partnering with several local food trucks to offer the Zoo’s first Food Truck Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27.

Tasty treats from OMG Smoothies, Rollin Dough, Kona Ice of Allentown, BlendLife, Grumpy’s Bar-B-Que Roadhouse, Zippy’s Roaster and more will be featured.

Proceeds will go toward the zoo’s conservation efforts.

On Fox Fun Day, May 28, the zoo will be offering an exciting line up of hands on interactive experiences and fox-themed activities.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Mer kann lewe uff wennich, awwer net uff nix. We may live upon little, but not upon nothing.


Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, is having its annual yard and bake sale 8 a.m. May 27.

The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will be present 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All are invited to give the gift of life and then enjoy finding a special treasure to purchase at one of the vendor’s tables.

Call 484-518-4673 for more information.