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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors to meet with fire officials, Kay Builders, to discuss water pump issue

Upper Milford Township Supervisors will hold a meeting with the two local fire departments, the borough of Emmaus and representatives of Kay Builders to discuss a problem with the water pump in a temporary construction building owned by Kay.

A representative of the Vera Cruz Fire Department told supervisors at the Aug. 15 meeting that when the fire department was doing a practice drill at the building, near the Fields at Jasper Ridge development, the pump didn’t stay running.


Thursday, August 8, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Annual Vera Cruz homecoming celebration Aug. 18

The annual Vera Cruz Homecoming, sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association and held rain or shine, is Vera Cruz’s version of a community block party and is open to everyone, residents and non-residents alike.

The annual event will be held at Mystic Chain Park on Main Road East in Vera Cruz noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 18.

The day’s events will begin 9 a.m. with a community homecoming service at the Vera Cruz E.C. Church, 5501 Vera Cruz Road. The service will feature special music.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Couple honored for volunteer service

There is a new sign in Lenape Park as of this month; it says “Parry Pavilion” and it marks a pavilion dedicated to Roselyn and Robert Parry, in recognition of more than five decades of volunteer service to the township.

The Parrys were both present at the recreation commission meeting June 17 when the sign was unveiled. Prior to the meeting, Roselyn commented that “something must be going on” because there was a larger crowd in attendance than usual.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Lower Milford Township Fall Festival seeks participants

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the Lower Milford Township Fall Festival, which will be held Sept. 28. Are you a vendor, crafter, demonstrator, nonprofit, food vendor or entertainer? If so, the festival organizers are looking for you!

Vendors can set up on Friday night or Saturday morning (setup finished by 9:45 a.m. for the safety of attendees). All vendors must remain until the 5 p.m. closing. Please call 610-967-4949 for more information, or go to the festival page on the Lower Milford Township website and click to download the registration form.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Lower Milford to hold carnival June 12-15

June – the month of graduations and weddings! And also, I hope, finally some beautiful weather. May and June are my two favorite months of the year, but May was so wet this year, I’m hoping things improve.

June also means carnival time at the Lower Milford Fire Company on Limeport Pike. The carnival this year runs 6 to 11 p.m. June 12-15. There will be fireworks Friday night about 9 p.m.

The carnival, with proceeds benefiting the fire company, will feature live music, rides, games and much more.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Remember to turn your clocks forward March 10

Happy March! Reportedly the groundhog did not see his shadow last month, so we’re hoping for spring weather soon.

One sign spring is on its way is daylight saving time. It starts March 10, so don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour.

Another calendar note: Tonight, March 6, is Ash Wednesday. This means Easter will be late this year; in fact, April 21, which is about as late as it can be.

St. Peter’s Union Church is once again joining with sister congregation Huff’s Union Church for Lenten services, which begin at Huff’s Church 7 p.m. tonight.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Next phases of 55+ development approved

Upper Milford Township Supervisors, at their Feb. 7 meeting, approved the final plan for phases IV and V of the Fields at Indian Creek, the 55 and older community being built by Kay Builders at the intersection of Cedar Crest Boulevard and Chestnut Street.

Portions of the community of 218 single family homes lie in Emmaus borough and Lower Macungie Township, but most of it is in Upper Milford.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN 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.


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! Does anyone make New Year’s resolutions anymore? Have you?

This Sunday, Jan. 6, is the Epiphany, or Twelfth Night. According to the Gospels and tradition, this is the night the Wise Men actually arrived in Bethlehem to see Jesus.

The Upper Milford Historical Society resumes its regular monthly meetings 7 p.m. Jan. 31, when Aaron Heckler will present “A Picture Postcard Tour of Upper and Lower Milford Townships.” Heckler will show scenes from his vast postcard collection. You may want to bring some of your own vintage Milford postcards.