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Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

En Linker macht nix recht, viel annere aa net. A lefthander does nothing right; many others don't either.

Aus gebackne Oier gebt's ken Hinkel. You can't hatch chickens from fried eggs or you can't have your cake and eat it, too.

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Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society will meet 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Weisenberg Township Municipal Building, 2175 Seipstown Road, Fogelsville.

David K. Bausch, antique car and toy collector, will be the speaker.

Lynn Township

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Columns

Fastnachts at Jacob's

Jacob's Church, New Tripoli, is selling plain or brown sugar and cinnamon fastnachts. Pre-order by Feb. 28.

Pick up fasnachts from 4-5 p.m. March 1 or after the church service on March 2 in the church activity center.

Half-dozen and one dozen fastnachts or one dozen and two dozen doughnut holes are available.

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Heidelberg Union Church is having a huge basket social 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 to help fund the brick restoration project.

The kitchen will be open serving lots of delicious refreshments.

For details, call Betty Krause at 610-767-6949.

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North Whitehall Township

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Columns

U.L. Lions continue Helen Keller's challenge

Many people know the story of Helen Keller through theater and film, but I learned about her in elementary school from a series of books called "Childhood of Famous Americans."

Deaf and blind at a very early age, Keller was taught to read and speak by a dedicated teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy.

Through writings and public speeches, Keller devoted her adult life to improving conditions and expanding opportunities for deaf and blind individuals.

In 1925, Keller challenged Lions Club members to become "Knights of the Blind."

Heidelberg Township

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Columns

Heidelberg Church members cooking chicken, waffles

Well worth it! Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township, is offering a scrumptious chicken and waffles dinner Feb. 15.

In addition to lots of tasty chicken and waffles, the meal also includes side dishes, such as carrot raisin salad, succotash, homemade breads, desserts and beverages.

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

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

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Spread the word! Heidelberg Church's God's Growing Garden Pre-school will have an open house 3-6 p.m. Feb. 16. The public is invited.

Lowhill Township

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Columns

Farm family dinner planned for March 15 in Hamburg

Are you a member of a club or organization that meets in Lowhill Township?

If so, email me your information for placement in my column to lindanwp@ptd.net.

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The Farm Family Appreciation Celebration will take place 8-11 p.m. March 15 at Hamburg Field House, Hamburg.

Doors open 6:15 p.m.

There will be a catered buffet meal with hoedown and line dancing to show appreciation for farm families in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuyl-kill counties and the surrounding areas.

The event will have a circus theme.

Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Was net froges waerdt is is net hovves waerdt. What is not asked for is not valuable.

Farsprecha maucht shoolda. Promises make debts.

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Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, 2500 Golden Key Road (Route 863 N), is selling 9- or 6-inch chicken, sausage or beef pies from Zook's in Ronks, Lancaster County, Feb. 12-26.

Pickup at the fire station 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 6.

Call Pat at 610-285-2488 to place an order.

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Market Day is coming up once again. Place an order for delicious food at marketday.com with account 24729 by Feb. 19.

Heidelberg

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Columns

Heidelberg Union Church to have prayer retreat on Feb. 1

Women of Faith of Heidelberg Church is presenting a spiritual prayer retreat for men and women. All are welcome to attend 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the retreat led by the Rev. Dr. F. Thomas Lichner, who has been practicing as a spiritual director since l987. Lichner has served as a Lutheran parish pastor since 1977.

He retired from full-time ministry in January 2012 and continues serving in various part-time ministries; specializing in leading spiritual retreats and teaching meditative prayer.

Lynn Township

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Columns

Ebenezer to host chili cook-off

Lynn Township residents have had their share of winter, snow and ice.

Drive carefully, be patient, watch the shoveling and look out for your neighbor.

The American Heart Association says strenuous activity can increase your chances of having a heart attack.

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Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, reminds the community Christian Education members will host a Chili Cook-Off 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 9.

Anyone interested in entering chili should call the church at 610-298-8000. Prizes will be awarded.

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Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Won ich geld hob bin ich looshtich, Won ich kens hob bin ich groosh-tich. If I have money, I am cheerful. If I have none, I am cranky.

Ware net coomed tsu rechter zeit. Dare muss nemma was ivverich bleibt. Whoever does not come at the correct time, must take and be satisfied with whatever is left.

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Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring cookies for Valentines Day.

Included are sand tarts, spritz and Russian tea cookies. All are packaged in 1-pound boxes.

Forget the weight-loss resolution for the new year or order some for your sweetheart.

Food pantry needs volunteers

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Columns

The Christ's Church at Lowhill Food Pantry volunteer email address is lowhillfoodpantry@gmail.com. Use this to schedule times to work in 2014.

The pantry is looking for volunteers.

Contact Barbara Kistler at lowhillfoodpantry@gmail.com with dates and times you are available to work.

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The Farm Family Appreciation Celebration will be from 8-11 p.m. March 16 at the Hamburg Field House, Hamburg.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m.