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Diagnosing plant problems not easy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Here are some questions to ask yourself when diagnosing plant problems in the landscape.

What is the name of the plant? It is important to know the normal appearance and growth habit of a plant before diagnosing problems. The perceived "problem" may be normal for this plant. Accurate plant identification is the first step in diagnosing plant problems.

Examples: Larch is a deciduous conifer and appears "dead" in winter. White pines shed inner needles profusely in autumn. Sweetgum has corky ridges on its stems. Variegated cultivars often appear abnormal in color.

SANDS

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Free concert by The Wailers

The Wailers, Bob Marley's band, presents a free concert, 5 p.m. May 27, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, in celebration of the venue's one-year anniversary.

The festival begins at noon with Flintface and A.D.D. in the Vision Bar.

The outdoor party is in the parking lot adjacent to Vision Bar and the Event Center Box Office. There's a pig roast by The Pig Pit and beer provided by Victory Brewing.

Fiber optics firm to occupy Butz Corp. Center phase 3

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

As part of a recently solidified joint venture partnership between Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Think Loud Development and United Fiber & Data (UFD), UFD will officially call downtown Allentown "home" to its new regional sales headquarters.

UFD will occupy 10,000 square feet of a new, 10-story mixed-use building at the Butz Corporate Center (BCC Phase 3) with three levels of parking, four levels of office space and three levels of apartments-condominiums on the upper floors.

Vietnam vet guest for Crest service

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

R. Timothy Ziemer, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, is guest speaker for the annual Memorial Day Sunday Service, 9 a.m. May 26, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Cedar Crest and I-78, Salisbury Township.

Ziemer, a Vietnam War Veteran, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and raised in Asia as the son of missionary parents serving in Vietnam. Upon graduation from Wheaton College, he joined the Navy, completed flight school, and returned to Vietnam during the war.

VOLUNTEER opportunities

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in Local News

BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is seeking volunteers to serve as coaches, assistant coaches, general volunteers and management team personnel. Contact Bob Sehee at 610-419-3285 or volunteers@bethlehemsopa.org.

BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY, Bethlehem, needs help collecting, sorting and pricing items from now until May 25. Call 610-861-7555 or e-mail botiqueattherink@ gmail.com.

ElectionPolicy

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the May 21 primary election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, has halted the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials was the April 24 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.