Upper Milford Youth Association summer soccer sessions are back. UMYA will hold its second annual summer soccer session beginning July 8 and 11 and ending July 29 and Aug. 1. Rain dates will be the week of Aug. 3. Many Emmaus boys and girls soccer team members will be training the kids again.
The training and sessions will be run by Mike Gable, former Emmaus boys soccer assistant coach and Matt Skekel, current Swain School soccer head coach and UMYA soccer coordinator.
It's carnival time at the Lower Milford Fire Company, 6 to 10:30 p.m. June 10 to 13 at the fire company grounds, 1601 Limeport Pike. Live music will begin 7 p.m. each night.
The carnival also features fireworks, games, rides, food, a clam and beer pavilion, silent auction, Smokey Bear and bingo. Volunteers are needed. Call Rose Bendekovitz at 610-967-4469.
The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will visit the carnival 4 to 8 p.m. June 12.
Developer Rick Koze of Kay Builders argued vigorously before Upper Milford supervisors last week for more flexibility in the timing of construction of an emergency access road for Fields at Indian Creek, a 55 and over community of more than 200 homes and finally achieved a compromise.
The compromise language was included in the preliminary plan approved by supervisors at the May 21 meeting.
Some 30 residents from the Mink Estate area attended last week's Upper Milford supervisors meeting to voice concerns about a sketch plan for some 200 townhouses and twin homes on the Kohler tract, 4475 Mill Road.
The residents questioned what the impact of the plan, presented by Kay Builders, would have on, among other things, traffic and drainage.
Supervisors stressed the proposal is only a sketch plan and there is a long way to go before any action may be taken.
"There are a lot of unanswered questions," supervisors Chairman George DeVault said.
The Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society is holding a plant sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at the Zionsville Farmers Market, 5671 Chestnut St. in Zionsville. The proceeds will benefit the Hivel Und Dahl Restoration Fund. Call Bruce Mordaunt at 610-395-9836 for more information.
May is a busy month for St. Peter's Union Church, 7863 St. Peters Road. St. Peter's will join with Huff's Church May 9 in a walk to raise funds for hungry/homeless people. The five and 10-mile walks will begin 8 a.m. at St. Peter's. The two-mile walk will start 10 a.m. at Huff's Church.
Upper Milford supervisors, as they reviewed their April 8 meeting with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during last week's regular meeting, made clear they are not entirely satisfied with the agency's responses to their concerns.
In addition to a number of specific issues, they emphasized they are not happy with the lack of action regarding the stress placed on township roads by ever-increasing traffic as a result of continued development.
For nearly two hours last week, Upper Milford supervisors grilled Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials about a variety of issues related to the agency's performance in the township.
Upper Milford Township supervisors will hold a special meeting with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 1:30 p.m. April 8 to air some of the complaints supervisors expressed last month about the state agency.
The meeting is open to the public, but Supervisor Robert Sentner advised residents just to come and listen; if too many people want to talk, the PennDOT representatives may leave.
Easter is this Sunday, and what would Easter be without the annual Easter egg hunt in Vera Cruz sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association. This year's event will be held promptly 1 p.m. April 4 at Mystic Chain Park, Main Road East, Vera Cruz.
All children up to age 12 are invited to participate. Special prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 610-967-5432.
Upper Milford supervisor Robert Sentner delivered a blistering attack on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during supervisors' March 19 meeting.
From potholes along Route 29 to a lack of response to township officials' concerns about safety at the intersection of Cedar Crest Boulevard and Indian Creek Road, Sentner said the state agency has failed to provide adequate service to the township, not only during recent snowstorms, but long before.