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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Columns

Upper Milford Township blood drive Feb. 11

The Miller Keystone Blood Drive, scheduled to be held in Upper Milford Township Jan. 21, had to be rescheduled due to the extremely cold weather. The drive will now be held 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11, at the township building. Considering how cold it was last week, we hope it warms up by Feb. 11. To schedule your appointment, visit www.GIVEaPINT.org and use sponsor code #8195.

There is lots of activity going on with the Upper Milford Youth Association this year. UMYA will have its first travel softball team. The 12U girls team will compete in the Lehigh Valley Girls Softball League this spring. UMYA is excited after all these years to get this program up and running and is looking forward to seeing this team in action in the spring.

UMYA will soon be launching a new website powered by Stack Sports. This website will give UMYA and its families easier access to see schedules, rosters, import league schedules and give parents and UMYA a more streamlined registration process. It will have a much nicer (and current) look and feel and have better communication tools and options for teams and players. UMYA is running a ‘development’ site now with the travel softball program, but plans on fully rolling out the site in time for fall sports registrations June 1.

UMYA spring sports registrations are open and athletes can register online at www.umya.org. These sports include baseball, softball, T-Ball, soccer and micro soccer. For more information on each of these programs check out the T-ball and baseball pages at www.umya.org.

The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet Feb. 28 for Discovery Night in the Upper Milford Township building. Refreshments are served and everyone is welcome. Bring your family treasures, unusual gadgets, nostalgic photos and memories of historical interest to share during an evening of fun and friendship, which perhaps should be named “Historical Show and Tell.” For information, call 610-966-4376.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Citizens Fire Company of Vera Cruz will meet 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Vera Cruz Fire Department Social Hall.

The Western District Fire Company, Route 100, will serve breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 3. For information on the breakfasts, call the fire company at 610-966-3541 or Carol Shade at 610-966-3902.

The Upper Milford Fire Company’s ladies auxiliary meets 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month. New members are always welcome.

Vera Cruz senior citizens meet 1 p.m. Feb. 7 and 21 at the Vera Cruz Fire Company. All are welcome.

Lower Milford Township supervisors will meet for a workshop 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and the regular meeting 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

Other Lower Milford meetings are as follows; unless otherwise noted, they will begin 7:30 p.m.: 2019 fall festival committee, 5-6 p.m. Feb. 13; recreation and open space board, Feb. 13; historical commission, Feb. 12.

Upper Milford supervisors will meet Feb. 7 and 21. As always, there is a workshop meeting 7 p.m. followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m.

The recreation commission meets 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. The Joint Environmental Advisory Council will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Emmaus.

The open space committee meets 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, only if it is required to conduct business. Check with the township office to find out if it will meet this month. The emergency services committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 20, also only if required to conduct business.

If you have news or information for this column, which runs the first Wednesday of every month, please call me at 610-838-8923 or email me at bruce.swan@rcn.com.