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.
Talented 4-H'ers win at the fair.
Lehigh Carbon Community College's Career Development Center and Student Life office will host a volunteer fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 in the Student Union and lower level Alcove area of the Administration Building, main campus, Schnecksville.
The event, which will feature a remembrance of 9/11 and celebrate National Day of Service, is designed to provide students with an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with organizations in the Valley.
Organizations and companies interested in participating may register for free.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
Clark K. Hamm, 88, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 30, 2012, at home.
He and his wife, Ethel L. (Reppert) Hamm, were married 63 years in March.
Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late Frank and Viola (Kistler) Hamm.
A 1940 graduate of the former Slatington High School, he was a self-employed farmer and excavating contractor in New Tripoli since 1963.
From 1950-63, he worked for his father-in-law, Clayton P. Reppert, as an excavator in Edenburg and drove tractor-trailer freight for Ralph Weaver, Inc. along the Eastern Seaboard until 1950.
Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon Sept. 6, at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.
The program will feature David Kalinoski, associate state director of AARP, Harrisburg, who will present a game named Fraud Bingo.
A business meeting will follow the program.
Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. Guests are always welcome.
For more information, call 610-437-4265.
William Allen High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50th reunion on Sept. 22.
All classmates interested in attending should contact Gloria Hanby or Mary Anne Fink at email@example.com for more information.
Am Haskalah, the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation of the Lehigh Valley, invites the community to join them for meaningful, spiritual, musical and creative Rosh Hash-anah and Yom Kippur services.
This year, the congregation is participating in the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement's Open Seats Program, which enables them to offer High Holiday Services to anyone in the Lehigh Valley who wishes to attend.
To ensure a seat, go to amhaskalah.org or call 610-435-3775.
The following services will take place at the Jewish Community Center:
Students make music at band camp.
Forrest A. "Bushy" Hunsicker, 80, of Kempton, formerly of Fleetwood, died Sept. 3, 2012, in his home.
Born in Lenhartsville, he was a son of the late Homer S. and Anne (Guildner) Hunsicker.
He was a meat cutter for Peter's Brothers Meat Market, Lenhartsville, from 1945-67 and later briefly for the former Armor and Co., Reading.
From 1967-69, he worked for the Thriftway Meat Markets.
He later owned and operated his own painting business, specializing in barns with hex signs and also new home construction, from 1969 until retiring in 2009.