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Thursday, May 25, 2017


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.



Thursday, May 25, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Fogelsville churches having community Memorial Day service

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are hosting their annual joint community Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. May 29 in Fogelsville Union Cemetery.

The service will be led by the Rev. Nelson Quinones and the Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.

The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will assist at the service.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


LYNN TOWNSHIP Lynnport Fire Company hosting community appreciation day

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lynnport Fire Company, Behler Street, Lynnport will host an adult bingo on May 19.

Doors and the kitchen open 6 p.m. Games begin 7:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets, call 610-217-2397 or 610-972-0381.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

The fire company will host its first Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20.

There will be a Miller-Keystone blood drive, games, crafts, door prizes and music by DJ Shawn.

There will also be free hot dogs, chips and beverages.


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Union Lutheran Church having multifamily yard sale May 20

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host a multifamily yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20.

Come and shop for baby items, toys, household things, books and more. The kitchen will be open.

Call 610-767-6884 for more information.

On May 29, Lutheran leaders will conduct a Memorial Day service 9:30 a.m. in Union Cemetery.


Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will recognize individuals who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military during the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on May 28 .



Thursday, May 11, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Hallich Mudder’s Daag zu all die Mudders dattdraus. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Fogelsville, will be serving a shrimp boil from 4-6 p.m. May 21.

Children’s meals will be available as well.

Meal includes salad, meat, vegetables, beverage and dessert

Call Lori at 610-573-9764 by May 17 to place reservations. Eat in or take out will be available.

Proceeds will go toward disaster relief recovery work.



Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zoo celebrating moms, May 13 and 14

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13 and 14.

Mothers will pay half-price admission.

The zoo will be offering hands-on interactive experiences and cute crafts for kids to make for their moms.

There will also be daily keeper talks and up-close visits with some of the animals during the Wonders of Wildlife Encounters.

Endangered Species Day at the zoo will be May 20.

LYNN TOWNSHIP Farm Fest at Ontelaunee Park, May 6

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lehigh Valley Farm Fest will take place noon to 6 p.m. May 6 at Ontelaunee Park, New Tripoli.

The fest is a community-building event to showcase local agriculture and sustainable living through educational opportunities, local foods, lively entertainment and fun family activities.

While admission is free, a small donation per car for parking would be greatly appreciated.

Tour the Zeisloff Log Cabin, Fort Everett and the Pennsylvania Bank Barn.

Farm Fest T-shirts will be available for purchase.


Thursday, May 4, 2017 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Church women to have Mother’s Day tea

Mark your calendar! On May 6, Heidelberg Church’s Women of Faith group will have a Mother’s Day Tea Party at noon in fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend.

For tickets to the tea party or additional information, call Susan Bickert at 610-767-5782.


The public is invited! Heidelberg Concert Handbell Choir will share its glorious music at the spring handbell union worship service 11 a.m. May 7 at Heidelberg Church.

Following the service, there will be a bake sale and hot dog lunch to benefit the church’s Faith Formation Sunday School.


Thursday, April 27, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind

Saag mir, mit wem du gehscht un ich saag dir wer du bischt.

Tell me with whom you travel and I’ll tell you who you are.

Mer kamme Mensch net in’s Hatz sehen.

You can’t look into a man’s heart.


Weisenberg Fire Department Station 51, 2500 Golden Key Road, Weisenberg Township, will have an open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 6.

Come and meet the firefighters, see Cetronia’s Andy the Ambulance, watch a fire demo at 1 p.m., see a fire extinguisher demo, view an apparatus display, and much more.