Alburtis residents are busy getting ready for their holiday festival Dec. 2.
The big day begins with breakfast at the community center 8 to 11 a.m. with Santa along with a kids' craft corner. Pets can have their photo taken with Santa noon to 1 p.m. hosted by Cold Nose Lodge.
The Fitness Academy will be open to Alburtis families at no charge 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Beer Can Show has been rescheduled due to weather conditions. It is now scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Concordia Lutheran Church on Brookside Road will be hosting a holiday bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in the church fellowship hall. There will be an assortment of crafters and vendors including a gold buyer.
The Macungie Pool and Friends of Macungie Institute will sponsor a Holiday Tea noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Macungie Memorial Park Main Building. For information, call 610-966-7830.
If it's November, it must be bazaar season.
Consider the wonderful selection of handcrafted gifts and catalog party favorites available at a holiday craft and vendor event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Citizens Fire Company, Vera Cruz, in the social hall at 4093 Main Road West. For more information, contact Emily Fair at FairfieldFarmsInc@gmail.com.
The 2012-2013 school year is certainly accelerating at an alarming rate. We are already past Homecoming week, which proved to be a fun event for students and faculty at Emmaus High School alike.
Students enjoyed the powder-puff football tournament, spirit week dress-up days, the Homecoming parade, the Homecoming game, and of course the Homecoming dance.
That being said, there are many upcoming events scheduled for EHS students.
The Ancient Oak Women's organization meeting is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at St. Paul's UCC, Trexlertown.
A fashion show will be presented by Devine Resale of Hamilton Boulevard. Ladies in the Ancient Oak development are invited to attend.
Trick or treat for Ancient Oak is 6 to 8 Oct. 31.
Doris is hosting a trip to Branson, Mo. Nov. 10 to 18. Call Doris at 610-966-3653 for more information about the trip.
Don't forget to vote on Nov. 6. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Emmaus Main Street Partners invite you to shop, dine, explore Emmaus and play bingo, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. John's UCC, 139 N. Fourth St. The tickets include 20 games. The event features a 50/50 cash raffle and a Chinese auction. Proceeds will benefit the community and economic development projects of EMSP. Call 610-965-2174 for tickets.
This week marks the beginning of events leading up to the highly anticipated homecoming game and dance at Emmaus High School.
Students will enjoy a week filled with school spirit activities, with each day having a different theme.
Monday's theme was neon/pink and Tuesday's theme was favorite sports team day. Also on Tuesday, the annual SGA sponsored powder puff tournament took place in the EHS stadium.
Macungie Minstrelaires will present "Souled on Motown" at Lower Macungie Middle School. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 2 and 3. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Part of this year's proceeds will benefit the East Penn School District Angel Network. For tickets and information, order online at www.macungie-minstrelaires.org; e-mail email@example.com; or call 610-770-6845.
There will be Mother-Son Bowling Day 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Emmaus Bowling Center for boys in kindergarten through sixth grade. For information, call the community center at 610-966-6924.
I spent last week in New England visiting my older sister. It's a long ride up from here and for the third year in a row, rained most of the way. However, coming home the Lord and sunshine were with us. Autumn had arrived in full splendor. Color was everywhere, from palest yellow bushes to deep red of tall trees along the roads and highways. Cool brisk air was a welcome change after our steamy summer. Pumpkins, a few corn stalks and seasonal decorations reminded us Halloween was on its way.
Did you know? Upper and Lower Milford Townships were originally part of Bucks County in a larger territory called Milford Township.
In 1738, they were pulled out of Milford Township to become Upper Milford Township, the first township in Lehigh County.
In December 1852, they were made separate townships.
This information and more can be found in a pictorial history book recently released by the Upper Milford Township Historical Society.