Northwestern Press

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Rod and gun club having picnic Aug. 20

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Hoot and holler! Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, welcomes everyone to its annual club picnic starting noon Aug. 20.

This fun, family event will take place rain or shine.

All shooting ranges will be closed during this time.

In addition to entertainment provided by DJ Brian Keith, there will be loads of delicious food and games for the entire family to enjoy.

For tickets or information, contact Tom Olewine at 610-767-8919.

Tickets may also be bought at the picnic.


LYNN TOWNSHIP: Ebenezer United Church of Christ having bazaar, car show, Sept. 9

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

In the midst of vacations and pool time, take a minute to check on your neighbors.

Thunderstorms and power outages have almost been the norm this summer.

When air conditioning and appliances shut down, elderly neighbors may need some help.

Just a knock on the door can make a big difference.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will host its annual bazaar and car show on Sept. 9.

There will be a great flea market with lots of good stuff for adults and kids.


Thursday, August 10, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Er wahr dumm gebore un nix dazu gelannt. He was born dumb and learning nothing.

Gelegenheit macht Dieb. Opportunity makes the thief.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will have its genealogy library open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12. Wi-Fi is available. Bring a laptop or just come with a pad and pencil to research your family roots.

Bring a bag lunch and beverage, and enjoy the day.

Volunteers are available to assist you.

Call Deb at 610-285-2693 for more direction on the workshop.



Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is seeking volunteers to apply for two openings on its board of directors.

Kristie Wilk, director of administration, said the board meets once a month. If an individual serves on a special committee, that group also meets once a month.

Wilk reported Don Steffy has retired as a NOVA board member after 20 years of service.

NOVA offers the opportunity for car safety seat checks. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. NOVA personnel will examine the car seat to make sure it is installed properly.


Thursday, August 3, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Er wahr dumm gebore un nix dazu gelannt. He was born dumb and learning nothing.

Gelegenheit macht Dieb. Opportunity makes the thief.


Claussville Garden Club will MEET at Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, 7 p.m. Aug. 7.

Sigfried Mayr, U.S. National Parks, will be the speaker of the evening.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Call Rosa at 610-285-4476 for more information.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP Morgenland Church to have summer picnic Aug. 12

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is having a summer picnic 4-9 p.m. Aug. 12 in the church grove in Leather Corner Post, Orefield. Rain date is 1-6 p.m. Aug. 13.

Music will be provided by Country Rhythm band. 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 more information, call the church office at 610-395-6885.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP H.A.R.P. members to visit Pa. German Cultural Center

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all retirees! Heidelberg Association of Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will be traveling Aug. 1 to the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown.

Those interested in attending should meet 11 a.m. at Heidelberg Church to car pool or they may travel alone and meet there.

The Heritage Center is a restored working Pa. German farm site, complete with a one-room schoolhouse and museum depicting life in this area during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP Upper Lehigh Lions Craft Fair this weekend in Neffs grove

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Upper Lehigh Lions Club will stage its annual Roar with the Lions Festival and Craft Fair this weekend in the Union United Church of Christ grove in Neffs.

The event gets underway July 28 when the food stands open 4 p.m.

Crazy Hearts will entertain 7-10 p.m. Refreshment stands will remain open all evening.

Breakfast will be available 8-11 a.m. on July 29. Food will be served the entire day and evening till 10 p.m.

Crafts in the Grove will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

So rawr os shpeck un ma hoons-shtoll. So rare as bacon in a dog kennel.

Besser en glaener greek os schlecter freeda. Better a little war than bad freedom.


There will be an indoor community yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 21 and July 22 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Road, Krumsville.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the stained glass window restoration project. Vendors are needed.

For information, call 484-641-5253 or email


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP Zoo hosting beach blast July 22, 23

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting a Zoo Beach Blast July 22 and 23.

There will be hands-on interactive experiences and beach themed activities, keeper talks and up close encounters with some of your favorite animals during the Wonders of Wildlife encounters.

Princess Ariel, the Little Mermaid, will be at the zoo 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for photos and sing with guests courtesy of Joanna Bertalan of Professional Singing Princess.