Here are some questions to ask yourself when diagnosing plant problems in the landscape.
What is the name of the plant? It is important to know the normal appearance and growth habit of a plant before diagnosing problems. The perceived "problem" may be normal for this plant. Accurate plant identification is the first step in diagnosing plant problems.
Examples: Larch is a deciduous conifer and appears "dead" in winter. White pines shed inner needles profusely in autumn. Sweetgum has corky ridges on its stems. Variegated cultivars often appear abnormal in color.
The Wailers, Bob Marley's band, presents a free concert, 5 p.m. May 27, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, in celebration of the venue's one-year anniversary.
The festival begins at noon with Flintface and A.D.D. in the Vision Bar.
The outdoor party is in the parking lot adjacent to Vision Bar and the Event Center Box Office. There's a pig roast by The Pig Pit and beer provided by Victory Brewing.
As part of a recently solidified joint venture partnership between Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Think Loud Development and United Fiber & Data (UFD), UFD will officially call downtown Allentown "home" to its new regional sales headquarters.
UFD will occupy 10,000 square feet of a new, 10-story mixed-use building at the Butz Corporate Center (BCC Phase 3) with three levels of parking, four levels of office space and three levels of apartments-condominiums on the upper floors.
R. Timothy Ziemer, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, is guest speaker for the annual Memorial Day Sunday Service, 9 a.m. May 26, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Cedar Crest and I-78, Salisbury Township.
Ziemer, a Vietnam War Veteran, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and raised in Asia as the son of missionary parents serving in Vietnam. Upon graduation from Wheaton College, he joined the Navy, completed flight school, and returned to Vietnam during the war.
The Catasauqua softball team captured the Colonial League title with a 6-0 win over Pen Argyl on Thursday night at Patriots Park.
The Roughies scored early with three in the top of the first, and then Alexis Ayache took over from there allowing only four hits and no runs. She added three strikeouts while walking two.
Erika Lebron, Shea O'Brien and Janae Matos all drove in two runs each. Hannah Edwards scored two runs and had three hits and two steals. Lebron and O'Brien each had two hits and Paige Kogelman scored twice in the victory.
PRESS PHOTO BY DON WENNER
Lehigh Valley Baptist Church members entertain the Emmaus Senior Citizens at their meeting May 10 at St. Matthew's E.C. Church in Emmaus. Chris Gable is conductor for the group, Nina Hall is pianist and Benjamin Hall is handbell director.
The following students at Catasauqua Middle School earned honor roll status during the third marking period of the 2012-13 academic year.
Grade 8: Brandon Adams, Alexis Bernard, Jade Biviano, Samantha Creyer, Rose Dietrich, Britni Elekes, Colin Hawk, Kayla Hein, Samantha Henning, Nicholas Hertzog, Morgan Martin, Tyler Newhart, Danielle Pluchinsky, Kaylyn Simpson, Hannah Smith, John Stires, Andrew Verenna, Cody Walker, Colin Weaver
Democrat Bill Leiner Jr. of Coplay and incumbent Republican Tom Creighton of Lynn Township are candidates for the District 3 seat on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners. The District 1 commissioner represents voters in the boroughs of Coplay and Slatington and in Heidelberg, Lowhill, Lynn, North Whitehall, Washington, Weisenberg and Whitehall townships.
Bill Leiner Jr.
Joseph Horoschak, 87, of Bethlehem, died May 11, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Mary (Prima) Horoschak for 55 years.
Born in Atlas-Mt. Carmel, he was the son of the late Julian and Alexandra (Herbert) Horoschak.
He graduated in 1950 from St. Joseph's University with a degree in accounting.
He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a licensed public accountant until he was 83 years old. He was a self-employed licensed public accountant, working from his home for the last 35 of those years, until he retired.
Catasauqua High School SADD members treated Sheckler students to some fun.