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.
The Emmaus girls tennis team split two matches last week, falling to Northampton in a matchup of unbeatens and bouncing back with a win over Nazareth at home.
The Hornets struggled against the K-Kids as the McCall triplets Darby, Madi and Avery all scored wins in the singles matches. Katrina Guido nearly pulled out a win at the second singles spot, going three sets and falling 7-1 in the third set tiebreaker.
Getting wins for the Hornets were the duos of Kristina Phelan and Amy Yang and the number one doubles team.
Dr. Geoffrey K. Sherman, 51, of Lower Mac-ungie Township, died suddenly. He was the husband of Gretchen K. (Rojas) Sherman. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Patricia (Egan) Sherman, of Allentown, and the late Dr. Robert J. Sherman.
Barbara A. White, 63, of Bethlehem, died August 28, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital-Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Richard J. White. They were married for 46 years in July. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late John F. Sr. and Mary (McQuay) Mackaravitz.
She was a production wirer for Eaton-Cutler Hammer for 20 years.
She enjoyed the company of her family and friends, camping in the mountains and listening to oldies music.
She was of the Catholic faith.
A Colonial Ball will be held 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown. The event celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.
Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. There will be live period music, colonial artifacts and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances popular in the 1770s, the time of Allentown's founding. There will be a colonial style meal.
In the Girl Scout bridging event in the Aug. 29 issue of the Press, we incorrectly noted the founder of Girl Scouts 100 years ago, Juliette Gordon Low. The Press apologizes for this error.
Barbara Jean Kline Woomer died August 27, 2012, in Wilmington, N.C. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Woomer. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Carrie (Kratzer) Kline. She lived in the Lehigh Valley area for 53 years and in Lillian, Ala. for 20 years. She had been a resident of Wilmington, N.C. for the past six years.
Alburtis Police Department's Crime Prevention Pool Party is the last of the summer season.
Students in Alburtis board the school bus Aug. 27 for the new school year.
Local students graduate
Anthony Molinari, of Allentown, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in marketing.
Tate Plangemann, of Allentown, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance.
Local student graduates
Rachel Welch, of Macungie, graduated with a Master of Education.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Local student graduates