Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be having a Poetry and Open Mic Night 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 24.
This will be a platform for poets, storytellers and musicians to share their works and the inspiration behind them in an intimate setting. Those interested in performing are asked to sign up first-come, first-served, at the event.
Members in good standing of a Masonic Lodge, who work second or third shift, have difficulty driving at night, have a physical challenge or just want an afternoon out once a month for friendship and brotherhood are invited to join Lehigh Valley Day Lodge No. 813 as a plural member.
Lodge members meet 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
For information, call Robert Hoffman at 610-398-2274.
Bessie L. Pearsall, 79, of Macungie, died April 8, 2013, in her residence. She was the wife of William Pearsall, with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage in June 2012. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Paul C. Long Sr. and Martha (Charles) Long.
She was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie, active member of the Macungie Minstrelaires, volunteer at Macungie Memorial Park, active member of rabbit clubs with her husband and an active community volunteer.
To the Editor:
The media bombards young girls with images of the ideal body.
The problem is these images negatively affect the teens that view them. Society tells girls to have extremely thin figures and look like fashion models. However, the models that portray the perfect physique are unrealistically thin.
Janet Hornick, 77, of Macungie, died suddenly March 20, 2012, while in Florida. She was the wife of Kenneth Hornick. They were married for 58 years. She was born in Detroit, Mich.
She worked for AT&T for 35 years before retiring, beginning as a clerk and finishing as an HR manager.
She enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends, playing cards and shopping.
To the Editor:
After nearly three years, litigation involving my proposed mixed-use development known as Spring Creek Properties in Lower Macungie Township has been resolved.
I initiated this settlement for two reasons – out of respect for the good faith efforts of the current township commissioners and in response to the input of several of the project's neighbors.
PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANT
Lee C. Yeakel, 60, of Emmaus, died April 2, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Wanda M. (Engleman) Yeakel of Emmaus and the late Marvin A. Yeakel.
He is survived by his mother; son, Timothy L.; two granddaughters; sister, Kay Hopko; brothers, Jeffrey and Jack.
Contributions may be made to Old Zionsville UCC, 5981 Fountain Rd., and Kings Highway, P.O. Box 215, Old Zionsville, 18068.
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.