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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Enjoy breakfast May 6 with the Western District Fire Company

Spring finally seems to have arrived and Salem United Methodist Church will celebrate by holding Springfest 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. The event will feature homemade baked goods, a light lunch, flea market items, flowers for your garden, plus hanging plants for sale. There will be some free items too. This event will be held rain or shine. For information, call 610-965-6796.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Celebrate spring with an Earth Day community cleanup April 14

Now that Easter’s over, we’re all more than ready for spring, particularly after that cold, miserable, snowy March.

Once again, the Joint Environmental Advisory Council of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township will celebrate spring by sponsoring an Earth Day community cleanup. It will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon April 14. Participants will meet at Emmaus Community Park for coffee and to get organized, then start cleaning up by 9 a.m. Instructions and directions to all the cleanup sites will be provided at the park.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

St. Peters Union Church to hold spring bazaar

It doesn’t feel like spring as I write this, but spring is in the air!

St. Peter’s Union Church, 7863 St. Peter’s Road, Macungie, will hold its spring bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24. The bazaar features raffles, barbecue, baked goods, craft and vendor tables, a light lunch and the church’s popular homemade soup.

You can pre-order quarts of chicken pot pie, beef vegetable soup or chicken corn noodle soup before March 18 by calling Ron at 610-845-2525 during the day or Deb in the evening at 610-367-8307.

Vendors are welcome. Call Janet at 610-845-8070 to rent a table.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Redistricting reform supported

At a brief meeting Feb. 15, Upper Milford Township supervisors passed a resolution supporting FairDistrictPA’s efforts to reform the redistricting process. FairDistrictsPA is a statewide group advocating for reform to make the process of redistricting less partisan. The group is supporting two bills in the state legislature, Senate Bill 22 and House Bill 722, which would create an independent commission to draw congressional and legislative district lines.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Registration is open and volunteers are needed

It may be cold outside, but the Upper Milford Youth Association reminds us it’s time to think spring! Registration for recreational spring soccer, ages five to nine, is now open. Register at www.umya.org using the “Register Online” link in the upper left hand side navigation menu. Details for the soccer programs can be found on the home page as well as the under the “Register Online” link.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Upper Milford history buffs meet Jan. 25

The first meeting of the Upper Milford Historical Society for 2018 will be 7 p.m. Jan. 25, in the Upper Milford Township building. It will be the society’s traditional discovery night, when members and guests are invited to bring in pictures, stories, items, etc. of historical interest to share.

New, however, are the changes made to the society’s room, aiming to showcase local people and historical materials more comfortably. Attendees will want to check out the room.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Santa Claus will be in Vera Cruz Dec. 16

It’s December and the Christmas holiday is upon us. I hope you will all find time for some peace and quiet with family during this hectic season. And start getting used to writing 2018!

Santa Claus will visit the Vera Cruz firehouse, 4093 Main Road West, Dec. 16, for photos and visits with children. Doors open 10:30 a.m. and the guest of honor arrives about 10:45 a.m. Photos will be taken, for a cost, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Enjoy the many holiday bazaars and craft fairs this season

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just three weeks away. I sometimes wish we celebrated Thanksgiving in October, like they do in Canada, so we would have a breather between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But knowing how things work in this country, that would just mean we’d start seeing Christmas advertising in September.

At any rate, you can find unusual and unique gifts at the bazaars and craft fairs being held by churches and community organizations during the next few weeks.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Fields at Jasper Ridge gets preliminary plan approval; Supervisors criticize Kay Builders’ procedures

Upper Milford supervisors, at a special meeting Sept. 28, granted preliminary plan approval to Kay Builders for the Fields at Jasper Ridge, a subdivision of 123 twin homes and townhomes on the 29-acre Kohler tract, but laced their discussion of the plan with criticism of the way Kay Builders operates.

Some 30 residents, many of them from neighboring Mink Estates, were on hand to voice their concerns about the development, which focused mainly on stormwater drainage and traffic.