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LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Otter Bowl Feb. 2 at L.V. Zoo

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting its eighth annual Otter Bowl 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2.

Visit the North American River Otter exhibit and cheer on the zoo’s otters, Naya and Luani, as they make their prediction for which team will win the big game.

The zoo will be offering additional conservation crafts and activities such as tours of the kangaroo exhibit and the giraffe vestibule.

There will be penguin bracelet and sand art making, and specialty zoo keeper chats.

For information, call the zoo at 610-799-4171.


LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church accepting fastnacht orders

Friday, February 1, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

In the movie, “Groundhog’s Day,” the main character has the chance to redo Feb. 2 until he becomes the best version of himself.

Why not give yourself a redo by making a call to a neighbor to check on him or her or by volunteering to help a local organization? It’s never too late for a do-over.


Jacob’s Church, Route 143, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, is having its annual fastnacht sale on March 2.

Order by Feb. 22 by calling Ruth Kaley at 610-562-7406 or Faye Billig at 610-298-2271.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Bingo, games and fellowship to warm the soul this frigid January

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Mark your calendars! Heidelberg Church’s Women of Faith group will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 28 in fellowship hall. Women of all ages are welcome.

Bring along a friend or two, and a favorite game for an entertaining afternoon of playing games.

For further information, call Susan Bickert at 610-767-5782.


The cheer is here! Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will meet 11 a.m. Feb. 5 in fellowship hall at Heidelberg Union Church.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union UCC to have tailgate party fundraiser to fight hunger

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Welcoming Committee of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will be hosting a tailgate party from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3, the day of the big football game.

Enjoy a free lunch of subs, pizza, wings, chili, salads, snacks, birch beer and dessert. The occasion is a welcome party not only for new church members but also for anyone who would like to have some food, fun and fellowship.

Union UCC joins thousands of churches across the country on Super Souper Sunday to collect food and funds to fight hunger.

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, January 18, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann’s maeryets newwlich is un der Newwel geht in die Heh, gebt’s ball Regge; wann er fallt, gebt’s en scheener Daag.

If morning fog rises, it will rain before the day is over; if it falls, the day will be fine.

Fer Naasblude soll mere en roder Bendel um der Hals binne. To stop nosebleed, tie a red string around the neck.


New Tripoli Fire Company, 7242 Decatur St., New Tripoli, is opening its doors Jan. 17 to Pennsylvania Dutch classes under the auspices of Don Billig.

Classes will run from 6:30-8 p.m. every Thursday until the end of April.

LOWHILL TWP: Zoo celebrating Penguin Awareness Day

Friday, January 18, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting Penguin Awareness Day with feedings of the African black-footed penguins 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 20.

There will also be a fun assortment of conversation, crafts and activities.

Stop by the Bison Room and make a penguin bracelet, then see if it matches any of the penguin’s identification bands at the zoo.

For more information, call the zoo at 610-799-4171.


Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will have a bake sale 9 a.m. Jan. 20.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Living Stone Fellowship offering community meal

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

January is typically a slow month as everyone is recovering from the holidays. Not so in Lynn Township.

There is plenty to do with free events and monthly bingo.



Living Stone Fellowship, New Tripoli, will have its monthly Family and Community Get-Together on Jan. 12.

The free meal features pizza and salad, followed by the movie “Same Kind of Different As Me.”

Everyone is invited to attend.

Call 610-298-3020 to RSVP for the meal.


NORTH WHITEHALL: Union Lutheran kids buy chicks and piglets

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Children at Union Lutheran Sunday School are collecting pennies as their contribution to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger program.

They showed up at the God’s Work, Our Hands event last fall with piggy banks, pots, coffee cans and plastic bags all filled with pennies.

At that time, the group had amassed $120 for the ELCA World Hunger piglet campaign.

The amount enabled needy families to receive piglets.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Happy New Year, Lynn Township!

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

With these last remaining days in 2018, it is always good to reflect upon the year.

Are you making New Year’s resolutions? Why not volunteer in the community? You are needed.


Ebenezer Church UCC, New Tripoli, is offering after-school homework help.

The program provides tutoring, homework help, materials and resources for projects.

Contact Tammy Rex at to register for this program.

Ebenezer’s Closet will be open 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, and 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 12, 2019.

Clothing is available for the entire family.

NORTH WHITEHALL: U.L. Lions Club celebrates 71 years

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club is celebrating its 71st year with 62 members dedicated to serving the local community and some national and worldwide endeavors.

Recently, the club presented a check for $3,000 to the Center for Vision Loss to help screen children for eye issues and to assist with expenses of the organization.

The club donated $200 to Family Promise to help families who are homeless, decorated the township Christmas tree and sponsored a spaghetti supper to benefit the Schnecksville Fire Company kitchen rebuilding fund.