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Sunday, September 22, 2019

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA to have bazaar, theme baskets

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will have its annual bazaar with theme baskets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6.

The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures and theme baskets. Drawing for the baskets will be at 2 p.m.

NOVA volunteers are preparing for the Easter bread, paska, fundraiser which will offer 1- or 2-pound loaves, with or without raisins.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 by April 10 to reserve Easter bread for pickup on April 19.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP H.A.R.P. taking road trip, April 2, to Allentown preservation museum

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all retirees! Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will meet 10:15 a.m. April 2 at Heidelberg Church and car pool to the Preservation Plus and More Museum, Allentown.

This museum provides a great opportunity to see historic farm and garden equipment up close and personal.

Following the tour, this busy bunch of retirees will stop for some lunch at a nearby restaurant.

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

All are welcome to come.

LYNN TOWNSHIP Soup social at St. Peter’s Lynnville

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Happy spring! Are you ready for warmer weather and no snow?

It’s about time for some green grass and flowers.

Now that you can get out and about, why not attend an event or volunteer to help?


St. Peter’s Lynnville, United Church of Christ, is having a soup social after the 9:30 a.m. March 24 service.

There will be homemade soups to share for lunch and family games for all ages.

On April 7, the Teen Challenge Choir will sing and share their testimonies.

LOWHILL TWP: Activities offered at LV Zoo

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting National Pig Day on March 2.

Stop by the barnyard at 12:30 p.m. for a chance to meet the zoo’s pot-bellied pigs, Helga and Penelope.

World Wildlife Day will be celebrated on March 3 at the zoo.

Experience a real-life wolf feeding at the Mexican Gray Wolf exhibit at 10:30 a.m.

There will be an interactive keeper chat at the Scimitar Horned Oryx exhibit at 12:30 p.m.

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Die Esch, as es uff die Faasenacht gebt, soll mer der Eschemittwoch uff Vieh un Hinkel schtraehe, die Leis zu verdreiwe odder abzuhalde. The ashes you get on Shrove Tuesday [Fastnacht Day] should be spread on cattle and poultry on Ash Wednesday to keep lice from them.

Uff die Faasenacht kehrt mer die Scheier aus. On Fastnacht Day, sweep out the barn.


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will start the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, March 6 at noon and 7 p.m.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Area churches preparing for Lenten season

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Ziegels Church, 9990 Church Road, Breinigsville, will offer a soup meal after the noon Ash Wednesday service on March 6.

There will also be a soup meal at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. service the same day.

For more information, call the church office at 610-285-6157.


St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will have Ash Wednesday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 6.

For more information, call the church office at 610-398-1000.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Women of Faith to have movie day

Friday, February 22, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all women! Heidelberg Church’s Women of Faith group welcomes ladies of all ages to come out and join them at their next meeting 1 p.m. Feb. 25 in fellowship hall.

After a short meeting, this fun group of girls will put their feet up and enjoy an afternoon of movie watching.

Any questions, call Susan Bickert at 610-767-5782.


Spread the word! Heidelberg United Church of Christ is looking for a part-time (approximately 20 hours a week) church secretary/administration assistant.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Fastnachts available at Jacob’s Church

Friday, February 22, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

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

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

Pick up 1-4 p.m. on March 2 or 8:30-10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3.

Choose plain or brown sugar and cinnamon.


The Lynnport Fire Company, Behler Road, Lynnport, is having a gift card bingo 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10.

To purchase tickets, go to


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: L.V. Zoo offering family Valentine’s Day festivities

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting a Wild at Heart Valentine’s Day event for families Feb. 16.

Enjoy a day of music, crafts, animal encounters and raffles.

Bagged lunches will be provided.

Space is limited, so call the zoo at 610-799-4171 to reserve a space.


Members of Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, are accepting orders until March 10 for their hoagie sale.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Scheib net ab bis Mariye was dir Blessier gebt Heit. Don’t focus tomorrow on the blessings you get today.

Es muss net viel Wahret sei, der Weg as deel es schtrecke. There must not be too much truth the way some people stretch it.


Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, will sponsor a soup, salad and spuds dinner 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23.

Everyone welcome to attend.

This buffet dinner features many delicious selections of soup, salad and potatoes.

No reservations are needed and takeout will be available.