Ellen M. (Ziegler) Strauss, 92, formerly of Macungie, died April 4, 2013, in the Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Earl C. Strauss, who died in 2004. Born in Upper Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late David and Mabel (Lorish) Ziegler. She was the youngest of 10 children.
She was a lifetime member of Solomon's U.C.C., Macungie.
She worked for Allen Organ for many years.
Salisbury High School student Chad Gleissl, 17, has announced his candidacy for school board.
Gleissl said he decided to run because he wants to work to restore school spirit.
He also will work to create and pass a balanced budget for the school district through responsible spending.
Gleissl said he wants to work to create a fair tax rate for the district as well as provide a safety net for the district employees.
The Children's Dyslexia Center of Allentown is having a book fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20, at Barnes and Noble at The Promenade Shops, Center Valley.
Events include book signings by Author Eli Kowalski, appearance by Kushka, the real-life dog from the book "Kushka, the Dog Named Cat," musical performance by Ryan Leaver 1 to 2 p.m.; special story times; crafts; face painting and a store scavenger hunt.
Lower Milford Township is welcoming spring April 27 with its annual cleanup day and inaugural "Spring Fling," with a kite building workshop/ exhibition, a Solehi lacrosse exhibition and bake sale.
Beginning at 8 a.m., volunteers gather in Lower Milford Township to collect litter from township roads helping to keep trash out of streams and waterways. The township provides trash bags and safety vests. Around noon following the cleanup, there will be free grilled hot dogs and beverages for all the cleanup volunteers.
A fundraising event for Emmaus Fire Victims will be held 8 to 11 p.m. April 20 at the Emmaus VFW, 316 Main St. Emmaus. The cover charge will benefit the Woomer Family. The band "The Acoustic Project"
will play classic rock favorites for dancing. There will be a cash bar. For additional information, call Laurie at 610-573-3800.
To the Editor:
Doctor-assisted death has been an issue dividing Americans since the days of "Dr. Death" Jack Kevorkian in the 1990s.
Doctor-assisted suicide, or euthanasia, is the voluntary termination of one's own life by the administration of a lethal substance with direct or indirect assistance of a physician. There are many supporters and opponents of this controversial issue, as seen from a poll conducted by Gallup in 2011, which shows that 45 percent of the American public believes doctor-assisted death is morally acceptable, while 48 percent believe just the opposite.
An "Entrepreneurial Communities; Increasing Regional Prosperity through Entrepreneurism" seminar will be held April 12 at the Fowler Center, South Bethlehem.
The speaker for the all day event is Dr. Michael Fortunato, research associate and lecturer at Penn State University. Four local individuals will discuss how they get input about needs from entrepreneurs and what challenges they encounter.
To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/ecd/events and scroll to April 12 where the conference details and registration are listed.
Michael Stershic from Discover Lehigh Valley will give a talk about events and attractions in the Lehigh Valley 7 to 8 p.m. at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton Street, Allentown.
The Women's 5K Classic is holding a T-shirt design contest. All entries must be camera ready, be original and include specific information found on the website www.womens5kclassic.org. All entries must be submitted by May 17. The winner will have their design and name printed on the front of the participant and volunteer T-shirts. The winner will also receive a sweatshirt with the design. The winner will be announced after judging. For additional design specifications or information, visit the website or call 610-395-2438.
I watched in disbelief a recent report on The Today Show showing 4-year-old children opening safety caps on various types of medication.
Not shocked, though, as we experienced the same thing in our own home many years ago.
When my oldest son was about 5 years old, he pulled a chair over to a kitchen cabinet, climbed up on the counter and found a bottle of vitamins, which in his mind, I suppose, looked like candy.
After a short period of time, my husband found him with the pills in his mouth and the red dye from the pills all over his mouth.