Horticultural expert Art Wolk, quoted on the You Bet Your Garden website, had this to say about daffodils and tulips popping up in January: “Tell everyone who has greenery up already not to worry and not to do anything to try and ‘help’ the bulbs,” he says. “They may bloom a month earlier than usual, or they may bloom pretty much on schedule if it takes the soil an especially long time to warm up in the spring, but they should bloom just fine.”
The leaves popping up above the soil now are tough, and the stems and flowers are safe inside the bulbs.
A standing-room-only crowd attended the June 16 commencement ceremonies for the first-ever graduating class of the Medical Academy Charter School, which opened in Catasauqua with a sophomore class three years ago.
As the time for the traditional procession of graduates approached, additional chairs were brought into the room at the Holiday Inn, Allentown, to accommodate the crowd of proud family members and friends.
Twenty-four members of the Class of 2015 received high school degrees and 14 of them received certified nursing assistant degrees as well.
As I write this, it's snowing. Again.
For me, that means time spent shoveling the driveway, or stepping in puddles of melted snow deposited on my kitchen floor after my husband has shoveled the driveway. It means delayed workdays, occasional white-knuckle driving and work-at-home days. Like many people in the Lehigh Valley, I long for the arrival of spring.
Other than that, the frequent snowfalls this winter have left me with little to complain about.
The Laurel Fire Company is sponsoring a breakfast buffet with the Easter bunny April 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
A meal donation will cover a patron's fill of pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage and coffee, hot chocolate, milk or orange juice.
Bring the kids to this great event. They will be able to get their pictures taken with the Easter bunny.
Peter Cottontail will hop down the bunny trail to the fire hall to entertain the crowd during breakfast. Call 610-262-2077 for information on the donation cost.
Friends of the Whitehall Township Public Library will meet Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 2:30 p.m., in the library, located at 3700 Mechanicsville Road.
New members are welcome.
Donations of gently used books for the library's ongoing book sale are appreciated and can be brought to the library during regular library hours.
Call 610-262-7598 with questions.
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Five local students from Whitehall, Northampton, Catasauqua and Lehigh Valley Christian high schools are among the 29 graduating seniors who are recipients of the 2013 Donley Awards for Excellence.
The Lehigh Valley area students were honored at a celebration held April 15 at the Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley in Hanover, Northampton County.
The awards are made in honor of Edward Donley, former chairman of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., and are presented to students selected for outstanding academic performance as well as leadership and community service.