Northwestern Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg 5K on Sept. 22

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Mark your calendar! On Sept. 22, everyone is invited to participate in the first Heidelberg 5K Run/Walk, held rain or shine, at Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township.

Registration and number pickup starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m.

Come out and support local charities and enjoy the fall foliage and scenery.

In addition to instant results and awards, this event will have food from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

To register or for additional details go to


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Worship times change at Union Lutheran Church

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, announces Sunday worship times are now at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A variety of music will be offered at each service.

Christian education hour is 9:30 a.m. each Sunday for all ages.

The catechetical program begins Sept. 25.

A contemporary worship service will be offered 6 p.m. Sept. 22. The service will feature the group SWIM, with Bobby Siegfried leading the music along with youth musicians.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: East Coast K-9 Trials offered on Sept. 30

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

East Coast K-9 Trials will be 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at Thunderhead Farm, 7813 Springhouse Road, Lynn Township.

This free, family event will honor those who put their lives on the line daily. Come watch the K-9s and their handlers compete against each other.

Bring a lawn chair. Please leave pets at home.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will have its annual bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22. There will be a large flea market, food and baked goods for sale, and handmade crafts.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Snow White to visit Lehigh Valley Zoo

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting a family fun walk for conservation 9-10 a.m. Sept. 15.

Learn more about the zoo’s conservation efforts while getting an up-close look at the African penguins, otters, zebras, oryx, giraffes and Mexican gray wolf during a guided tour.

At the end of the tour, all children will receive a participation medal to commemorate their experience.

There will also be a special appearance by Snow White 9-11 a.m., courtesy of Joanna Bertalan of Professional Singing Princess.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Er iss so willkumme as en Sau imme Rieweschtick. He is as welcome as a pig in a turnip patch.

Wann maeryets en Schpinn gehich em kummt, kammer Bsuch eckschpekde. If a spider comes toward you in the morning you may expect company.


Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will host a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater to see the show, “Jesus” on Nov. 3.

The bus will leave the church parking lot at 10 a.m., have lunch at Shady Maple, do some shopping, see the show, and be back at the church by 7:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Oct. 3.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Donations of baked goods needed

Friday, September 7, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Time to change! Beginning Sept. 9, Heidelberg UCC worship service will take place at 8:30 a.m. with Pastor Karen Yonney.

Heidelberg Lutheran worship service will start 11 a.m. with Pastor Ginny Goodwin.

Sunday School will resume 9:45 a.m.

All are welcome to attend.


Labor of love! Baked good donations for the Allentown Soup Kitchen are needed Sept. 10.

Baked goods made with chocolate will be thankfully accepted and may be dropped off between 6-7 p.m. in fellowship hall.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Ebenezer Rally Day breakfast

Friday, September 7, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Where is fall? Summer won’t let go, so keep cool and hydrate often.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will have its annual Rally Day breakfast 9-10 a.m. Sept. 9 in fellowship hall.

There will be a hot breakfast for all to enjoy.

Sunday School classes for all ages begin 9-10 a.m. Sept. 16.

Ebenezer’s Clothing Closet will be open 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 11.

There are clothes for the entire family and proof of need is not required.


Friedens Lutheran Church, Stony Run, is having its annual apple festival 2-8 p.m. Sept. 15.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: H.A.R.P. to tour Saylor Park

Thursday, August 23, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

More to explore! On Sept. 4, weather permitting, Heidelberg Association of Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will be taking a road trip at 11 a.m. to tour Saylor Park Industrial Museum.

There is a small per person fee payable the day of the tour.

Saylor Park Industrial Museum, also known as Coplay Cement Company Kilns, is an open-air historic site in Coplay.

The nine kilns, built from 1892-1893, were used for the production of Portland cement.

The restored and stabilized kilns now house a cement industry museum.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Mt. Zion having sausage sale

Thursday, August 23, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Summer’s heat is still upon us but we’re soon putting the kids back on the school buses

Watch for new bus stops and little ones crossing the street.

Allowing extra time for your commute is the nicest thing to do for students this school year.


Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Road, Krumsville, is accepting orders for its sausage sandwich sale 4-7 p.m. Sept. 7. Meal includes sandwich, chips and beverage. Eat in or take out is available.

Preorders are needed by Sept. 3. Walk-in customers are also welcome.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Night in the Country set for Aug. 18

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

The annual Night in the Country festival will get underway 4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park, Northwest Road and Route 309, New Tripoli. Rain date is Aug. 19.

There is a suggested donation for adults and children under 12.

Contact Kathy Hermany at 610-442-0012 or email to volunteer.

Call Janice Meyers at 610-767-9297 ext. 14 or email to donate items for the Chinese auction.