Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Upper Milford Youth Association is looking for volunteers to fill several coordinator positions.
The Upper Milford Youth Association is looking for a few good men -- and women -- to help fill open volunteer positions in the youth sports association. Open volunteer opportunities include: Volleyball Coordinator - UMYA hopes to revive its volleyball program this summer, according to the UMYA website. Volleyball plays twice a week for 5 or 6 weeks at Lenape Park. Volleyball is an instructional/recreational program, with no inter-club games. Kinder Soccer (Micro) Coordinator - The coordinator puts together teams, rosters and games for eight weeks in September and October. Kinder Soccer typically plays Wednesday evening only. This is an in-house program only. Basketball Coordinator - Runs the basketball program for grades 1-9 throughout …
Friday, May 10, 2013
This is the first baseball season there's an outfield fence on the lower field in Lenape Park, which Upper Milford Youth Association baseball teams use for their games.
Of course there was a lot of “news” in the spring edition of the Upper Milford Youth Association President’s Newsletter. After all, "news" is part of its name. But one announcement in UMYA President Matt Skekel’s May 5 newsletter mailing stands out among the rest – the first-ever home run was hit recently in Lenape Park. The lower baseball field in Lenape is UMYA’s home field, and new this season is an outfield fence, installed with the help of dedicated UMYA volunteers. (T-ball games are played on the upper field at Lenape.) The home run, Skekel writes in his newsletter, “hit to right center field which measures about 200 feet…pretty impressive for an 11 or 12 year old. Even the umpire of the game was excited to give the automatic ‘Home …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Upper Milford Youth Association and Cub Scouts Pack 31 joined forces on Saturday morning to help prepare Lenape Park for spring.
Oh what a difference a day (or two) makes. There was surely a chill in the air on Saturday morning when players, coaches, parents and board members from Upper Milford Youth Association joined forces with Cub Scouts Pack 31, Old Zionsville, to do a bit of spring cleaning at Lenape Park. A chill yes. A couple of inches of frozen white stuff on the ground? Not so much. That being said, a variety of shovels were put to use -- perhaps even a snow shovel -- as an energetic corps of volunteers moved mountains of mulch via wheelbarrow to the playground areas within Lenape, where it was raked to an even layer under monkey bars, swings and the like. Those rakes also got a workout on the park's sand volleyball court, evening out a winter's worth of …
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, May 17, 2012
Online registration is now open for youngsters who want to play summer kickball with the Upper Milford Youth Association.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Upper Milford Youth Association announced yesterday that online registration for 2012 summer kickball is now open. Do you have fond memories of playing summer kickball at Lenape Park? Share your thoughts in the comments. Youngsters who live in the East Penn School District and will be ages five through 11 at the time of registration are eligible to play. The UMYA summer kickball program is held in Lenape Park and for 2012 it is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. from July 9 to August 15. For 2012, the cost to play kickball has been dropped to $25 per child, in recognition of the fact that in today’s economy cash is tighter for many families, according to the Upper Milford Youth Association. And, as with all UMYA sports…
Monday, April 23, 2012
We want to see your pictures and hear your stories.
Hey Emmaus Patchers! We know a lot of you participated in Earth Day activities this weekend, so let’s hear from you! The Emmaus and Upper Milford Joint Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) sponsored an Earth Day Clean-up on Saturday in Emmaus Community Park. But that was only one of the many ways people “celebrated” Earth Day in Emmaus Patch. You can email your Earth Day photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload your pics right to this article. Curious about the photo you see here? That’s an Earth Day bag made by students in the pre-K class at St. Margaret’s Nursery School. This one was used to pick up trash in Lenape Park.
Upper Milford Township is working with neighboring property owner to solve the septic system issues that are causing sewage to surface in Lenape Park.
Upper Milford Township Manager Dan DeLong reported to the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors at Thursday night’s Supervisors meeting that the urgent cause of the sewage surfacing in Lenape Park has been fixed. Park-goers may have noticed orange safety fencing in the park near the basketball courts, a precautionary measure intended to keep them out of the area where the sewage was found, DeLong explained. The source of the problem, DeLong said, is actually a nearby property on Fountain Road, not the property adjacent to the park. “We’ve remedied the immediate surfacing and we’re heading toward a solution,” DeLong said. “The immediate malfunction has been remediated.” The sewage in the park was discovered by members of the Upper …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Upper Milford Youth Association Baseball Coordinator thanks supervisors for helping to get a new flagpole installed in Lenape Park.
Before the umpire shouts “play ball” at Lenape Park in Upper Milford Township next month, Upper Milford Township Youth Association baseball and softball teams will be able to doff their caps to an American flag flying on a newly installed flagpole. Located between the snackbar and the restrooms, the flagpole is visible to teams playing on both the upper and lower ball fields in the park. Barry Williams, the Upper Milford Youth Association’s baseball coordinator, thanked the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors at last week’s supervisors’ meeting for their role in getting the flagpole put in place in time for the start of spring sports. “I appreciate the township’s due diligence in getting it up before baseball season,” Williams said. “It …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Emmaus Community Park edges out Lenape Park in this week's Reader's Choice poll.
The first official day of spring is right around the corner and that's why Emmaus Patch asked everyone to start thinking about their favorite parks this week. The votes have been tallied and Emmaus Community Park has officially won the title of Best Park in Emmaus Patch. Lenape Park in Upper Milford Township was a close second in this week's Readers Choice poll. Review Emmaus Community Park yourself on Patch Places. Check back Monday for our next poll, the best places to celebrate St. Patrick's day.