Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Applications being sought

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Fair Queen

The search is on for The Great Allentown Fair Queen for 2019, who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for The Great Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition, which awards a $1,500 scholarship.

Rain barrel workshop offered

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton

At 10 a.m. June 22, join Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards for a rain barrel workshop at Wayne A. Grube Memorial Park, Pavilion 3, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Northampton.

Save water by installing a rain barrel. Rain barrels sit underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof during each rain event. The water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard.

By using a rain barrel, you can help save drinking water resources, decrease water and sewer bills, utilize higher quality water for plants and reduce polluted runoff from storms.

Cheesesteak dinner planned

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s

All are invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking June 19 and enjoy a cheesesteak dinner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. The event runs 5-7 p.m. in the handicapped-accessible parish hall.

There is a cost. Children 3 and under eat for free.

The menu will include coleslaw, chips and beverage, plus make-your-own ice cream sundaes.

Meeting set for June 4

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilting guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. June 4 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Quilt designer and teacher Heather Kojan will present a trunk show of her quilts, ranging from traditional to improvisational to modern.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Extension educator to discuss bugs

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

GARDEN CLUB

Amy Korman, an entomologist and retired Army major, now an educator for the Northampton County Extension Service, will share information June 5 during a meeting of Catasauqua Garden Club.

Korman is well versed in areas of integrated pest management and the Spotted Lanternfly. During the program, titled “Good Bugs and Bad Bugs,” she will attempt to help gardeners understand which bugs help and which bugs hinder.

The meeting begins 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Interested garden-friendly folks are always welcome.

Trauma blood donations needed

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

RED CROSS

The American Red Cross needs blood donations to trauma centers during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year.

One car accident victim might use as many as 100 units of blood.

Donor appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free app at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767).

Red Cross blood, platelets or plasma donors through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email (restrictions apply).

For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

St. Andrew’s plans May 16 event

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lasagna dinner

There will be a lasagna dinner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, 5-7 p.m. May 16. The event will be held in the church’s handicapped-accessible parish hall.

Salad, Italian bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.

There is a cost. Children ages 3 and under eat for free.

St. Andrew’s is on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

McNeill to host REAL ID information session

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

133RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, announced she will host a REAL ID informational event to promote and answer questions concerning Pennsylvania’s REAL ID program.

The event will take place 6 p.m. May 8 at the Han-Le-Co Fire Company, 1001 Postal Road, Allentown.

The program will feature Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials to help residents learn more about obtaining a federally compliant REAL ID. No RSVP is required to attend.

Meeting is May 7

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilting guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. May 7 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Quilt designer Melanie Tuazon will present “Incorporating Curves in Modern Quilt Design.” She will share tips on how rulers can be used for modern curvy designs, as well as information on glue basting, trimming and blending curves.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.