May is finally here!
Remember that even though temperatures are on the rise, it is still a little too early to plant annual flowers such as impatiens, petunias and begonias.
The rule of thumb is to wait until May 15 when the threat of frost is behind us.
Have fun enjoying the warmer weather and preparing your yard for pretty flowers.
With the milder weather comes creepy and crawly ticks.
Be sure to check yourself and your pets after spending time outdoors. Wearing light clothing will help to identify the critters, too.
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events for May:
Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 a.m. – Board of directors meeting in the chamber conference room. Network, problem solve and discuss business issues with fellow members.
Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 a.m. – Business forum: new time in the chamber conference room.
Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m. – 2013 WACC Annual Event: Raising The Bar at The Barristers' Club, 1114 W. Walnut St., Allentown. Awards presented for 2012 Business of the Year and 2012 Person of the Year.
St. Elizabeth's School, located on Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, Whitehall, is now accepting preschool registrations for the new school year.
The classes for 3-year-olds run on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and the classes for 4-year-olds will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m.
For more information, call 610-266-0450.
The Woman's Club of Whitehall Township will meet Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, MacArthur Road.
Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., will be hosting a Women's New Life Banquet and Tea Social on May 4.
A catered meal with beverages and dessert will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The event will include door prizes and butterfly favors.
The guest speaker will be Miriam Rodriquez.
To purchase tickets in advance, call the church office at 610-262-4961 for cost information and to make your reservation. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Enjoy an evening of good food and a wonderful guest speaker.
AARP Chapter 3115 will meet at noon on Thursday, May 2, at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Refreshments will be available during the social hour.
Glenn Miller will entertain with his one-man band. Tickets will be available for the annual picnic. New members are welcome.
For information, call 610-395-2820.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, will be holding a basket bingo on Friday, April 26. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
The Whitehall Zephyr Football Team is hosting its second annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday, April 27.
Attendees can have dinner either 4:30-6 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Fullerton Memorial Playground Athletic Association, located at 901 Jefferson St., Whitehall.
The menu for this event includes spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, salad, Italian bread, beverages, fresh baked desserts and coffee. You can also take a chance at a basket raffle and a 50/50 drawing. The football players themselves will be your servers.
Egypt Community Church, will be hosting an all-you-can-eat roast pork dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
The cost of the meal will include beverages and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout orders will also be available.
Proceeds from the fundraising dinner will benefit the church's missions.
Call 610-262-4961 for ticket costs and more information. The church is located at 4129 S. Church St., Whitehall.
The Shepherd of the Hills Youth Group will be having its annual roast beef lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 14.
An indoor flea market/yard sale will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St.
There will be lots of treasures for everyone, as well as a bake sale.
The church will also be sponsoring a chili cook-off and pie contest 1-3 p.m. the same day.
Contact the church at 610-264-9693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the contest.
The Shepherd of the Hills Youth Group will be having their annual roast beef lunch on April 14 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Lunch includes roast beef, homemade mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert and beverages.
Call Lisa at 610-262-4053 or the church office at 610-262-1600 to order tickets or for more information.
The temperatures have been on the rise lately.
We may safely be able to say that spring has finally sprung in Stiles!
As a result of the milder temperatures, the Ironton Rail Trail has been seeing a lot of pedestrian and bike traffic. Hopefully, the harsh cold and windy days of winter are behind us.
Whatever you decide to do in the more seasonal spring weather, enjoy yourself.
April 15 is tax day and its just around the corner.
If you still have work to do on your taxes, there is time left. However, you should get started soon.