Monday, October 8, 2012
The Upper Milford Youth Association hosted a Columbus Day Weekend Soccer Tournament at Lenape and Jasper parks for boys and girls in the U8, U10 and U12 divisions.
Editor's Note: The photos here primarily follow Coach Rob Mutchler's Upper Milford Youth Association U10 boys team through the Columbus Day Tournament on Sunday in Jasper Park. The Emmaus Patch editor's son is a player on the team, and, the team also won the U10 division. The boys played a total of four games between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Were you at the Upper Milford Youth Association Columbus Day Weekend Soccer Tournament? Share your photos from the day here.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Playground fun doesn’t have to be reserved for kids. Adults can enjoy these outdoor play spaces too—and get a great workout at the same time.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Getting a good workout doesn’t require being stuck in a gym during the deliciously crisp days of autumn. To change things up a bit in your workout routine, consider making use of a free and easily accessible resource: one of the many wonderful playgrounds in Emmaus Patch. While playgrounds themselves are nothing new, in recent years, adults are returning to them in greater numbers—and not just to entertain their kids. Thanks to the rise in popularity of outdoor boot camps, which often make use of equipment available in parks and playgrounds, many adults are taking a second look at playgrounds as an affordable way to exercise their inner child and outer adult—and make exercising seem less like a chore and more (dare we say it?) fun. Lindsay…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Element of carved statue in Upper Milford recreation area is reported stolen, police say.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Since 1992, Chief Lappawinze has watched over visitors to Jasper Park in Vera Cruz. Now it seems it would have been helpful if someone had been watching over him, at least at the right moment. Sometime within the last month, someone made off with the peace pipe of the 10-foot carved wooden statue of the Native American leader that graces the recreational park. According to state police at Fogelsville, the wooden pipe that the chief held in his left hand was taken between Aug. 1 and Sept. 1. No value was placed on the item, which was taken from 4960 Vera Cruz Road N. Chief Lappawinze was the leader of the Lenni Lenape tribe of the Delaware Indians, who inhabited the Vera Cruz area, according to a 2011 article by Peggy Heminitz of Emmaus …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Afternoon of soccer instruction is free to all Upper Milford Youth Association players and coaches in the U8 through U16 programs.
Upper Milford Youth Association (UMYA) is holding its first soccer clinic on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Jasper Park. The clinic will focus on dribbling, ball control and possession. The trainer for the clinic will be Andrzej Pilacik, who is currently a trainer for Lehigh Valley United Soccer. Pilacik is a former NCAA Division I soccer player and a former professional soccer player. He also has trained with the national soccer team of Poland. The clinic is being offered at no cost to all UMYA coaches and players and in the U8, U10, U12 and U16 soccer programs. Instruction for U8 players will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. UMYA coaches and players should contact UMYA soccer coordinator Matt Skekel at email@example.com to sign up for the…
Friday, September 9, 2011
Tournament is designed for recreational players.
Matt Skekel, coordinator of Upper Milford Youth Association’s soccer program, wanted to give UMYA players the opportunity to play in a tournament and develop more on the field. So he’s put together the first ever UMYA Columbus Day Fall Soccer Tournament on October 8 and 9. Skekel says, "There are very few recreational soccer tournaments in the area. They’re all for travel and premier teams and can be very competitive. Our tournament will be competitive, and scores and standing kept, but we will be considered a recreational tournament." By recreational, Skekel means, "a developmental program to help kids learn the fundamentals of soccer while enjoying the game played with friends and neighbors." No Travel or Premier teams will be permitted …
Friday, September 2, 2011
This photograph shows the entrance sign at Jasper Park in Upper Milford Township.
Apparently this week’s mystery photograph was just too easy – judging by the number of correct guesses we had on both the Emmaus Patch site and the Emmaus Patch Facebook page. And, the fact that at least one of you actually told us that it was too easy! Congratulations to the following Patch users who correctly provided the details on this week’s mystery photograph: Thanks those of you who guessed on Facebook. You guys nailed it too: And, we even had a correct email answer this week. Every Wednesday morning Emmaus Patch will post a picture taken somewhere in Emmaus/Upper Milford Township and ask you to guess where you've seen the image in and around town. Answers will be revealed on Friday mornings.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Many observant Emmaus Patch readers recognized it as the new wooden Indian statue in Jasper Park.
This week's What is it? Wednesday photograph was taken in Jasper Park and features the new wooden Indian statue installed in the park earlier this summer. Congratulations to the following Patch users who correctly provided the details on this week’s mystery photograph: Thanks to everyone who guessed on this week’s photo. Every Wednesday morning Emmaus Patch will post a picture taken somewhere in Emmaus/Upper Milford Township and ask you to guess where you've seen the image in and around town. Answers will be revealed on Friday mornings.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
He was the last remaining chief in the area.
Imagine being in Vera Cruz some 270 years ago…back to 1737…before the United States was even a country. You might have been greeted by Chief Lappawinze and the Lenni Lenape tribe of Delaware Indians as they gathered jasper to use for tools and trading. Chief Lappawinze, or Lapowinsa, which means “getting provisions,” was part of the original tribe that once settled in the Vera Cruz area. He was also one of the four chiefs who signed the Walking Purchase Treaty of 1737 in Philadelphia with the sons of William Penn, Pennsylvania’s founder. The treaty granted to the white man land extending from Neshaming creek as far as a man could walk in a day and a half. The governor of Pennsylvania, at that time, had a road built inland and employed a …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wooden figure replaced by Vera Cruz Community Association.
It's back! The Indian guarding Jasper Park was placed on a pedestal at the park’s entrance June 16 to greet all who enter. Terry Schmeltzle, member of the Upper Milford Parks and Recreation Committee, took charge of replacing the original Indian at Jasper Park when he noticed it was deteriorating from the weather. He approached the Vera Cruz Community Association, of which he is also a member, since they originally purchased it for the township. The association located a wood carver in the state of Washington who made a statue of Chief Lappawinze of the Leni-Lenape tribe from pictures sent to him by the group. Schmeltzle had this to say: The "NEW" Indian has been placed back in Jasper Park in Vera Cruz. On behalf of the Vera Cruz …