Parkland Press

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mushroom school

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a Shiitake Mushroom Growers School 6-9 p.m. May 14 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

This hands-on school will cover the primary information needed to grow Shiitake mushrooms on natural logs.

Topics include Mushroom 101, Tree Selection, Log Inoculation, Stacking/Fruiting, and Marketing/Business Planning.

Pensions for injured veterans

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans to receive a pension of $150 per month.

To be eligible, the applicant must have served in the military honorably; was a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military; and must have suffered an injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities as a result of performance of duties connected with the military service, with a VA rating of 40 percent or more for each extremity.

Cancer support

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, in coordination with the Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley, is exploring the launch of a new support group for those whose lives have been impacted by cancer — either as a patient, a family member or a friend.

The church will welcome its first of three quest speakers, Laura Oesterle, program coordinator of the Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley, 6:30-8 p.m. May 7.

Oesterle will help them explore “Surviving the announcement of the “C” Word.”

Winery plans

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Stony Run Winery, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville, will offer live music, cheese plates, fireworks and an abundance of great wine on May 4.

The tasting room opens at noon for tastings, glasses and bottle purchases.

Music and cheese plates will be available from 4-7 p.m.

The fireworks begin around 8 p.m., weather permitting.

Plant auction on May 6

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Garden club

Claussville Garden Club is sponsoring a plant auction May 6 at Zettlemoyer Auction Company, 820 Nursery St., Fogelsville.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. Auction starts 6:30 p.m.

There will be a wide variety of perennials, hostas, day lilies, houseplants and more available for purchase.

All plants are grown by the club members.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship fund benefiting a local high school student pursuing an education in agriculture systems, and other club activities.

For more information, call 484-857-3144.

Car show on June 1

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Area Corvette Club will host its 18th Springfest Car Show June 1 at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, across from the Promenade Shops, Center Valley.

This is a judged event featuring more than 50 awards.

Partial proceeds from this all-Corvette show go to the Angel 34 Foundation, which provides funding for pediatric cancer research.

Classes include street stock, modified and custom, as well as best-of-show and sponsor’s awards.

The first 125 preregistered cars will receive participation gifts and a commemorative dash magnet.