There will be an apple festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Lutz Franklin Schoolhouse, 4216 Country Side Lane, Hellertown.
There will be apple pies, cakes, cider and apple butter and caramel and chocolate apples. There will be a dessert contest judged by Amy Wardle of Warm Sugar Cupcake Bakery, a visit by Johnny Appleseed, Sparkles the Clown and apple crafts and games. Music will be performed by Amy Forsyth, Tom Montgomery and John Samuels.
"Operation Safe Teen" is a safety initiative instituted by the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, Bethlehem, to inform parents and guardians of traffic violations committed by 16 and 17-year-old drivers which resulted in a traffic citation, written warning or vehicle crash that was handled by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
John Brew's first attempt to establish his community bank consulting business in Historic Bethlehem ended in failure. After a lengthy hearing, zoners denied his request in a close, 2-2, vote.
But it was a different story Aug. 28, thanks to a new zoning ordinance that permits some commercial use of corner properties in residential districts, even those located at the corner of North New and East Market streets.
By a 4-0 vote, zoners agreed to allow Brew to locate his business at a Bed and Breakfast known as The Bethlehem Inn.
Their decision followed a lengthy hearing.
Wednesday, September 12
Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Lehigh County Gov. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Thursday, September 13
Bethlehem Water Authority, 3 p.m., 85 W. North St.
Monday, September 17
Bethlehem Housing Authority, 4:30 p.m., Monacacy Tower, 645 Main St.
BASD Finance and Human Resources committees, 6 p.m., Education Center dining room, 1516 Sycamore St.
Bethlehem Twp. Commissioners, 7 p.m., municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
Fountain Hill Zoning Board, 7 p.m., 941 Long St.
"44 Plays for 44 Presidents," 8 p.m. Sept. 29; 2, 8 p.m. Sept. 30; 8 p.m. Oct. 1 - 3, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre, 484-664-3333 or
"An Evening At A British Music Hall," Sept 28 - 29, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689.
"Dog Eat Dog," 8 p.m. Sept. 20 - 22, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets, Easton, lafayette.edu, 610-330-5009
In an uncharacteristic move that left this writer and others surprised, Councilman J. William Reynolds unexpectedly refused to allow public comment at the conclusion of the Aug. 29 City Council Finance Committee meeting. The Committee had approved several normal budget transfers during the two and one-half hour meeting and the 2011 city audit had been reviewed.
Whether you're maintaining an existing lawn or starting a new one, fall is the best time to do the ground work to ensure good results for next season.
For maintaining your lawn, the soil should be tested, and recommended amounts of lime and fertilizer should be applied. Fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn because the roots are actively growing and absorbing nutrients. This means a denser and healthier lawn better able to withstand the winter. In addition, the grass stores many nutrients in its roots, so that it is ready to produce a lush spring growth.