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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church cancels pig stomach supper

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Columns


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The Kempton Lions Club, the Albany Township Environmental Advisory Council, along with the Kempton Hotel, have established an ongoing roadside cleanup program for the township. The first cleanup will be 8:30 a.m. to noon March 28.

Rain date is April 4. If weather is a factor, check the Kempton Lions Club Facebook page,, that morning. If there is sufficient participation, the I-78 interchange in Lenhartsville will be tackled, too.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Some events still planned

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

At this point in time, despite coronavirus concerns, it is expected the Miller-Keystone Blood Mobile will be set up at The Neffs National Bank 1-5 p.m. April 3.

Sign up ahead of time by calling a bank representative at 610-224-4264.


The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is planning on having an Easter bread (Paska) fundraiser. Loaves will be available with or without raisins, in small or large sizes.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 by April 3 to order for pickup on April 10.


UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Various community Easter events offered April 4 for kids

Friday, March 13, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township is offering a free Easter Bunny Scramble (egg hunt) for children ages 12 and younger 10:30 a.m. on April 4 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Children must be registered to receive prizes and giveaways.

There will be music, light concession foods, giveaways and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

To register or for more information, go to or call 610-395-4892.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Zoo celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with events on March 14 and 15

Friday, March 13, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will celebrate all things green at its St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 14 and 15.

There will be a special reptile and amphibian keeper chat 12:30 p.m. in the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Center.

Joanna Bertalan of Professional Singing Princess will perform at the zoo as Merida. She will give two story times.

The first at 11 a.m. and the second at noon. There will be a meet-and-greet after each session on March 15.


Friday, March 13, 2020 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann em die Naas beisst, grickt mere en Boss. If your nose itches, you will be kissed.

Wammer die Grummbiere uff der Saint Patricksdaag blanzt, gebt’s grosse un sie gewwe gut aus. If you plant potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day, potatoes will be large and the crop big.


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have Lenten services at 7 p.m. March 18 and 25. A soup meal will be provided at 6 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are offered 7:30 p.m. Mondays.

For information, call 610-285-6157.


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Area churches offering Lenten events throughout the season

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, announces “All Are Welcome!” to Lenten soup and bread dinner on March 11, 18, 25, and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on April 1 in the Family Life Center.

Worship will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Pastor Gordon Camp will use the Holden Village Evening Prayer service along with stories of temptation for these weekly worship times.

The Journeymen group of Union Lutheran will have a chili cook-off 11:30 a.m. March 15.

Prizes will be awarded for the favorite chili recipes entered in the contest.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church selling fastnachts

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

While it looks like we’ve been spared a nasty winter, spring is still five weeks away.

In the meantime, make sure you’re prepared, check in on your neighbors and no more excuses for not getting out to enjoy community events.


Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli is having its annual fastnacht sale.

Choose from either a half-dozen or dozen plain or brown sugar/cinnamon.

Pick up fastnachts from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22 or 8:30-10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Wing and cheesesteaks at Germansville Fire Co.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Family fun! On Feb. 22, Germansville Fire Company is having a wing and cheesesteak night. The public is invited.

Food service will begin 5:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

Meals include one cheesesteak or 10 wings, plus fries and a drink. Chicken nuggets and pierogies will also be available.

For your listening pleasure, the band “Nick of Time” will provide live entertainment 6-9 p.m.

Cash only. No credit cards accepted. Takeout orders are available but no call ahead orders will be accepted.

There will be no baked goods for sale.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Churches prepare for Lent

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

On Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 25, Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will host a free pancake supper with the menu including not only pancakes, but sausage, applesauce and fastnachts as well.

Youth of the church will help serve the meal which begins at 6 p.m.

Shrove Tuesday is traditionally a time for merry making and eating before the penitential season of Lent.

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, all are welcome to stop by the church office during the day for ashes and a blessing from the pastors.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church accepting baked goods for Allentown Soup Kitchen

Friday, February 7, 2020 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Spread a smile! Requests for baked good donations for the Allentown Soup Kitchen are being made for Feb. 10.

Baked goods decorated for Valentine’s Day will be cheerfully accepted and may be dropped off in Heidelberg Church’s fellowship hall 6-7 p.m.

The collection of small tissue package donations to hand out to those in need at the soup kitchen is still ongoing as well. Those wishing to donate tissues, may place them in the box in the narthex.

If you would like to contribute but don’t have the time to shop for tissues, contact Robin Koch at 610-767-6859.