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Invasive plant class on July 24

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

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

Register at

Meeting on

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

Radio club

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. July 11 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “Digital Mobile Radio and Packet Radio Roundtable” presented by Mark/W2MB.

Members and others interested always are welcome.

For more information, go to, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

Yard sale on June 15

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury In Missions will be having its indoor yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 in the Wesley Center at Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, (corner of Walbert Avenue and Springhouse Road), South Whitehall.

Proceeds benefit community and worldwide mission programs.

Possible items available for purchase include: household items, furniture, books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, toys, games, puzzles, sporting goods, garage tools, small appliances, and more.

Clothes, TVs, computers, or exercise equipment will not be for sale.

Disposal sites in Lehigh County

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, and Fountain Hill, locations.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

Bittner, Werleys

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 115th reunion of the Bittner and Werley families will be held 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Earl Adams Memorial Park Lower Pavilion, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville.

Family members are asked to bring a contribution for the potluck lunch at 1 p.m.

There will also be a short business meeting and raffle.

Descendants of the Bittner and Werley families are invited to attend.

Events planned for June

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

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events this month.

· A Bible study will be offered at 6 p.m. June 12, 19 and 26 and 11 a.m. June 10, 17 and 24 at St. Peter’s UMC, Emerald.

· An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held 5-7 p.m. June 8 at St. Peter’s UMC, Emerald. Proceeds will benefit the Mission Trip in July.

· The Redeemers Closet, a ministry of St. Peter’s UMC in Emerald, will be open for the free monthly clothing give away 9 a.m. to noon June 15 at 4019 Main St, Slatedale.

Fun Day on June 8

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


Lehigh Valley’s largest Eid celebration will return to Cover Bridge Park, Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 8.

Now in its seventh year, the festival — with an emphasis on community and family — has grown in numbers since its inception.

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday which concludes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Festivalgoers can take part in activities such as a dunk tank, 18 different rides, pony rides, food stalls, sporting events such as soccer, basketball, cricket and much more.

Applications being sought

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

Fair Queen

The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen 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 Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition that awards a $1,500 scholarship.

Food truck, car show

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


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, is hosting a food truck and car display from noon to 5 p.m. June 16.

Smokehouse Food Truck, Josie’s Fancy Funnels, Blendlife, and more will be available.

New Tripoli Bank will be giving away free ice cream.

There will also be live musicians and automobile displays.

All buildings will be available for exploration.

Call 610-395-0763 or 610-285-2693 for additional information.