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Thursday, December 12, 2019


Thursday, October 10, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wammer runde Lecher in die Schuhsohle laaft, waert mer reich. If you wear round holes in the soles of your shoes, it means you are rich.

Wann em die links Hand beisst, grickt mer Geld. If the left hand itches, you will receive money in it.


Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, 2500 Golden Key Road, is selling hoagies through Oct. 29 with a Nov. 7 pickup at the fire station.

Roast beef, ham and cheese, Italian, turkey, and tuna are available.

Call Pat at 610-285-2488 to order and to help support the local fire company.



Thursday, September 26, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have a blessing of the animals at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 in the church grove.

Animals must be contained or restrained. Drinking water and clean up materials will be provided. Call 610-285-6157 for information.


Claussville Garden Club will meet at Ziegels Union Church 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Susan Drabic will speak on “Plants of Murder and Mayhem” to teach about how some local plants have been used for nefarious deeds.

Call Fran at 484-857-3144 for info.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Harvest Home on Sept. 29

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will have its 250th anniversary Harvest Home service and communion 10 a.m. Sept. 29.

Some members of the congregation will be wearing Colonial attire.

Lehigh County Agricultural Society President Bev Gruber will share special remarks as they celebrate and bless God’s provisions.

All food items will benefit the food pantry.

For information, call Bev Moyer at 484-707-6591.

The church will have a fall penny party Oct. 4.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m.,

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church having pet blessing on Oct. 6

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zion’s Union Church, Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, is collecting new socks for men, women, children and infants between Oct. 6-27 to be distributed to local organizations and shelters.

For more information, call the church office at 610-683-7485.


St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville, will offer a blessing of the pets at 1 p.m. Oct. 6. This event will be held rain or shine.

Arrive by 12:30 p.m. for food, drinks and raffle ticket sales. Hot dogs, baked goods and drinks will be available for purchase.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Laurys Station celebrating Community Day on Sept. 21

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Laurys Station Community Day will kick off 3 p.m. Sept. 21 and will continue with entertainment, food, and fun-filled activities, culminating with fireworks in the evening.

Organized by St. John’s United Church of Christ, the event takes place at the Laurys Station Fire Company and the North Whitehall Township athletic fields, 5314 Egypt Road.

Music will be supplied by Woodside Avenue.

Country View Farm will be on hand with a pig roast and potatoes.

Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 144 will be present with food and an encampment.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Pioneer Apple festival on Oct. 5

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Kids are back in school. The leaves are changing and there is an ever so subtle cooling down of the temperature.

This can only mean one thing — It’s time for the Pioneer Applefest at Ontelaunee Park.

Celebrating 15 years of fun and history, the festival, sponsored by the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society will be held, rain or shine, 10 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Ontelaunee Park.

There will be pioneer and Native American demonstrations, live music, hayrides, tractor and classic car displays.

If you prefer paws to wheels, check out the dog agility demonstrations.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Road closures scheduled due to Heidelberg 5K

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Nature loving! On Sept. 21, everyone is invited to participate in the second Heidelberg 5K and Kids 1 Mile Run/Walk, held rain or shine, 9 a.m., at Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township.

According to information provided by Germansville Fire Company Deputy Chief Randy Metzger, the following roads in Heidelberg and Washington townships will be closed 8:45 a.m. Sept. 21 for the 5K:

·Church Road between Lime Kiln and Saegersville Road;

·Phillips Road at Church Road;

·Saegersville Road between Church Road and Best Station Road;

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Lynnport Fire Co. having anniversary festivities

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lynnport Fire Company, Behler Road, Lynnport will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sept. 7.

Parade begins 2 p.m. and doors open 3 p.m. Food and beverages will be available.

The formal program with speakers commences at 4 p.m.

There will be a disc jockey and dancing until 8 p.m.

For more information contact Darryl Schäfer at 610-505-2588.



Thursday, September 5, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann sich Blose uff der Kaffi schtelle, soll mer sie graad abschaame, sell is Geld. Bubbles on a cup of coffee signify money.

Wann die Naas beisst, grickt mer’n Brief. If your nose itches, you will get a letter.


Ferhuddled English in Reading: A hand-printed sign on a freshly painted park bench reads “Keep the Paint Off.” A New York City tourist stopped at a small Berks County hotel and asked, “Can you give me a room and a bath?” The Dutchman responded “I can give you the room but you must take your own bath.”


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Corn pie, ham dinner at Heidelberg Church

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Ready when you are! Heidelberg Union Church is having a family style corn pie and ham dinner Sept. 7. All are welcome to attend.

In addition to a scrumptious corn pie and ham, the meal includes bread, beverage and homemade desserts.

Limited seating times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

For tickets, call 610-767-5351 or 610-767-6557.


Time to change! Beginning Sept. 8, Heidelberg Lutheran Church worship services will take place at 8:30 a.m.

Heidelberg UCC worship and union services will start 11 a.m.

Faith Formation Sunday School will resume 9:45 a.m.