The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education is asking for the public's support for House Resolution 139, which would require a comprehensive study of educational programs available to gifted students in Pennsylvania school districts. (See Guest View, this page.)
Charlotte J. Antler, 70, of Zionsville, died March 29, 2013, at Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the wife of Charles A. Antler. Born in Vera Cruz, she was the daughter of the late Earl Sr. and Anna (Kline) Arndt.
She was last employed by Benson Greenhouses for 44 years until retiring. She was previously employed at Rodale Manufacturing.
She loved working with flowers and associating with customers and friends.
She was a member of Chestnut Hill Church, Coopersburg.
Local author Bryan Svencer will visit the Emmaus Public Library to talk about his new book, EDUTAINMENT 1:30 p.m. April 6. It includes 17 dynamic teaching strategies and incentives for the 21st century.
"This is not your mother's classroom anymore," Svencer said.
Svencer teaches fourth grade at Lincoln School in Emmaus and has been incorporating this philosophy in his classroom for years. After his talk he will autograph copies of the book, for sale at the library at that time.
R. David Stewart, 70, of Emmaus, died suddenly March 26, 2013. He was the husband of Wilma A. Stewart, with whom he would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August. Born in Morgantown, W. Va., he was the son of the late Robert and Helen (McQuay) Stewart.
He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and worked for PP&L, VAST, and Mt. Trexler Home before retiring.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit.
He enjoyed doing sudoku and spending time with his grandchildren and their dog Buddy.
The Emmaus Historical Society museum needs additional time for renovations and is now scheduled to reopen April 13. Orders are being taken until April 5 for Shoo Fly pies to be picked up at the April 17 meeting or picked up at the museum April 20. Call 610-966-6591 to order. For additional information, visit their website at emmaushistoric-pa.org.
The Allentown Music Club is offering a $1,000 Past President's Assembly scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties.
The student must be accepted at an accredited institution and be pursuing music performance. Application deadline is April 10.
Call Paula Evans at 610-261-4072 or Jane Gambone at 610-435-0120 for information.
To the Editor:
On March 23, Garrett Rhoads and the Eastern Pa. Business Owners sponsored an electronics recycling event at Willow Lane Elementary School.
At a meeting of the Angel Networks of the East Penn schools, Mr. Rhoads offered to collect donations on their behalf at the recycling event, which he presented solely as a service to the community.
However, Mr. Rhoads used the event to campaign, both verbally and with literature distribution, for the East Penn school board. He permitted two other candidates to campaign as well.
An Emmaus Main Street Partners "Bags & White Ice Bingo" will be held 1 to 4 p.m. April 14 at St. John's UCC, 139 N. 4th Street. Doors open noon.
The event is sponsored by Lafayette Ambassador Bank.
Proceeds benefit the community projects of the Emmaus Main Street Partners. There is a discount for tickets purchased in advance, although tickets can be purchased at the door. Extra games, special games, raffle and chinese auction are just some of the added fun.
For tickets and complete details, call Donna at 610-965-2174.
Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp.
The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20 to 25 students in grades 10 to 12 to conservation and environmental careers.
This year's camp will begin July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel, Mountain Top, Luzerne County.
The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and about 10 miles south of Wilkes-Barre.
Samuel J. Zaro, 93, of Alliance, Neb., formerly of Macungie, died March 27, 2013. He was the husband of the late Amelia (Marino) Zaro.
A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Pennsburg. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements were made by the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pennsburg.