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Civil War

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Group to meet on Feb. 5

Civil War Roundtable of Eastern Pennsylvania will meet Feb. 5, at the Day's Inn, 3400 Airport Road, Allentown.

Historian and author Bob O'Connor will discuss Union Colored Troops at Andersonville.

Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required for dinner. Program at 7:30 p.m.

For reservations and information contact Jeff Stocker at 610-867-5178 or


Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

New club seeks members

Lehigh County Cooperative Extension is forming a new 4-H Club.

Do you love to visit farms, farmers markets, corn mazes or pick-your-own?

Have you ever wondered about being your own boss? Do you enjoy working in agriculture?

Have you considered all the possibilities of direct-to-consumer farm marketing?

The club will explore how food gets from the farm to the dinner table and researching possible businesses and associated careers, enhancing life skills, as well as actually running a farm-related business.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Classes offered for new apiarists

The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association is offering a four-session introduction to beekeeping 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 20 and on March 6 and 20.

All classes, as well as planned field trips to the club apiary, will be at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

Classes will cover basic bee biology, necessary hardware, installing bees in a new hive, honey bee pests and treatment options, hive products and what to expect throughout a beekeeper's typical year.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Yahdee to arrive Feb. 2 by raft

Grundsau Lodge 16 Am Jahden is having its annual gathering at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, 7 a.m. on Feb. 2.

They will watch for the groundhog (Yahdee) to arrive by coming down the Jordan Creek on a raft.

Following Yahdee's arrival, they will sing Pa. Dutch songs, pledge to the flag (in dialect), then anxiously await to hear what Yahdee says about the coming of spring.

Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy this annual event.

For additional information, call Dave Adam at 484-547-9387.

Unsung Heroes

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Applications being accepted

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate older American's month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will recognize Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17th S. 7th St., Allentown.

AARP 5315

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Seniors to meet on Feb. 7

Allentown AARP Chapter 5315 will meet noon Feb. 7 at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

Entertainment will be provided by "The Country Jades." A business meeting will follow.

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. Guests are welcome.

For information, call 610-437-4265.