Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church kids going on river rampage

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all kids! Heidelberg Union Church’s Vacation Bible School will be offered 6-8 p.m. July 16-20.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to come and learn about the love of Jesus through this year’s program, “Rolling River Rampage.”

There will be Bible story time, games, crafts and snacks.

To register or for those interested in helping or have any questions, call 610-767-4740 or email


LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacobs church holding Vacation Bible School July 9-13

Thursday, July 5, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Summer is here.

With some serious heat and humidity.

You’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating—please hydrate with nonalcoholic cool beverages (about 2 cups of water per hour).

Avoid strenuous outdoor work at the peak of the day and make sure your vehicle has the proper amount of coolant.

Check on your neighbor and make sure they have enough water and decent air conditioning.


Jacobs Church, New Tripoli, is hosting their annual Vacation Bible School 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church having Shipwrecked VBS July 23-27

Thursday, July 5, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will have Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. July 23-27.

Stories, games, crafts and music relate to the theme “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.” Dinner will be provided.

To register, call Corin at 610-504-4902.

The church is having a Wixon Bakery shoofly pie sale.

Deadline to order is July 29. Pick up 3-6 p.m. Aug. 8 in the social hall.

To order, call Sue at 610-395-0723 or Wanda at 610-842-4781.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: H.A.R.P. to picnic at church July 3

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all retirees! Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will meet 11 a.m. July 3 in fellowship hall for its annual indoor picnic.

In addition to a friend or two, bring along a favorite picnic food to share. Hot dogs and trimmings will be provided.

Following a tasty lunch, entertainment will be provided by local singer Jack Snyder.

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

For additional information, call Katherine Blose at 610-336-0555 or Eleanor Klevenhagen at 610-841-9803.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland Church picnicking in the grove

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will picnic in the grove 4-9 p.m. on June 23. Rain date is from 1-6 p.m. June 24.

Main Street Cruisers will perform.

There will be hamburgers, cheeseburger, hot dogs, barbecues, red beet eggs, french fries, soft drinks, homemade desserts, ice cream and candy available for sale.

As usual they will have the cake walk and a raffle.

They are also looking for volunteers to help with set up at 8:30 a.m., the food stand, cake walk.

For more information or to volunteer call 610-395-0067.



Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Ferhuddled English: A father tells his young son to feed the chickens by saying, “Yonnie, go throw the chickens over the fence some feed.”

A waitress attempting to explain to a customer that there were no more potatoes but turnips were still available, said, “The potatoes are all but the turnips are yet.”

In giving instructions to a tourist to mean for him to continue down the road for two miles, the Dutchman said, “Go straight on this crooked road for two miles.”


LYNN TOWNSHIP: New Tripoli Fire Co. having Father’s Day barbecue

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in Lynn Township.

We are grateful for the love and guidance of good fathers.

Thanks for all your hard work bringing up the kids and making sure they knew how much they are loved.


New Tripoli Fire Company, New Tripoli, Father’s Day chicken barbecue is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or whenever the barbecued chickens are sold out) June 17.

Menu includes half a barbecued chicken, choice of filling or sweet potato with gravy, cole-slaw or applesauce and roll with butter.

Drinks and dessert available for purchase.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile at Heidelberg Church, June 17

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Great expectations! On June 16, the Heidelberg Game Protective Association is having a Sportsmen’s Flea Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 8886 Reservoir Road, Germansville. The public is invited

Vendors will be selling items related to hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear.

There will also be a Chinese auction, food and lots of great deals.

For information, contact Dan Staub at 610-509-8903 or email



Thursday, June 7, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Deel Leit hen ken Hann. Wammer ihne paar Droppe Oxeblut uff die Schtann dropse daed, greechde sie Hanner. Some people have no brains. If you dropped some ox blood on their foreheads, they’d get horns.

Wammer me Mensch eppes aanaeht wanner’s aahot, naeht mer’m Druwwel aa. You will sew on trouble if you mend any garment while it is being worn.


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, is offering Family Friendly Services 6 p.m. Saturdays beginning June 16.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church celebrating summer with Lowhill Live

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is having a hoagie sale.

Choose from Italian, ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef, tuna and veggie hoagies made by Thomson’s Meat Market, Walnutport.

Orders are due by June 10. Pick up is from 5-7 p.m. June 20 in the social hall.

To order, call Karla at 484-357-3426.

Unplug this summer at Lowhill Live, a faith, family and fun weekly gathering led by Pastor Chris Cocca for children and families, from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday starting June 13.