Sept. 19, 1918: Born in Campus, Ill., to Carl and Frances Zeller.
1918 - 1933: Raised in Godly, Ill.
1933: Moves with younger brother, Frank, to southern Indiana where he works on farm.
1938: Becomes apprentice electrician.
1941: Becomes journeyman electrician; works in this capacity throughout career.
1942 - 1945: Serves in Navy during World War II.
1948: Settles in Emmaus.
1951 - 1953: Serves in Navy during Korean War.
A while ago, I wrote a column about my wife, Gale, who told me she was hearing talk radio in her head. I researched this and I’m convinced that Gale is picking up radio signals through her teeth.
In the column, I invited readers to submit their experiences. The following are some accounts from my e-mailbag. I’m using only first names in case these readers would rather not have anyone else know about the radios in their heads.
Susie: I am so glad someone wrote about this,...
An “Apple Fest and Antique Car Show” is 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 22, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Johnny Appleseed will be portrayed. Apples and apple cider will be available. There will be a puppet show, storytelling, games, and crafts.
Model T Fords, courtesy of guest curators Dennis and Ron Smith of Allentown, will be displayed.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
The 1989 film “Say Anything” set the standard for teenage romance comedies for decades to come. Every high school girl wished for her crush to stand outside her window, serenading her with a boom box. Every boy wanted to be Lloyd, who gets his dream girl.
John Cusack, who played Lloyd, the “every-boy” who gets the girl in “Say Anything,” has built a respected career as an actor, film producer and screenwriter with films such as “High Fidelity” (2000) “Being John Malkovich” (1999), “...
By KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS
Special to The Press
“Brigadoon” has a special place in Rody Gilkeson’s heart.
As a child, the 1954 movie adaption of the musical was often playing on television in his house.
“My mother used to love to watch movie musicals,” he says. “When it was on TV, she would sing along with the songs.”
Gilkeson says his mother was a big fan of actor Van Johnson, who played the best friend of Gene Kelly’s Tommy Albright in “Brigadoon,” so the...
“The Meg” is a by-the-screenplay-book thriller about a prehistoric shark run amok.
Think: “Jaws” (1975) meets “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972) meets “The Abyss” (1989).
The movie’s title, “The Meg,” refers to a 75-foot-long megalodon shark, a prehistoric creature thought to be extinct. The creature resurfaces from the deep to wreak havoc on a nuclear submarine, a research vessel, and a beach resort. The movie is based on a 1997 book, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,” by Steve Alten...
Allentown Symphony Orchestra is embracing “one giant leap for mankind” as it embarks on its 2018-2019 season.
The orchestra will present three programs celebrating the exploration of space and particularly the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, including, for the first time, a lunar-themed concert performed at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
Diane Wittry, Music Director and Conductor of the orchestra, says it is part of the orchestra’s outreach to the...
Reggae rising: Ziggy Marley brings his “Rebellion Rises 2018 Tour” to Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, 8 p.m. Sept. 16. The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer is the son of Bob Marley. His seventh album, “Rebellion Rises,” was recorded primarily at his Los Angeles home studio during 2017. After eight records with The Melody Makers and three Grammy Awards, he kicked off a solo career in 2003 with “Dragonfly.” He received a Grammy Best Reggae Album in 2006 (“Love Is My...
Q. Isn’t living in the country healthier than living in the city?
I don’t think there’s a definitive answer to that question. My first reaction to this inquiry was that life in the country is much healthier. It seemed obvious because of the crime, pollution, crowding and stress of the city.
However, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), a national nonprofit organization, gave me some surprising information that made me rethink my answer.
Here are some of the...
If I speak of Zen, it won’t be Zen I’m speaking of.
That statement applies equally to Zen Buddhism and to the delightful mix of jazz, pop, classical, and world music produced by Mike Krisukas and Friends.
Krisukas, along with both old and new band-mates, reprises the music of Zen For Primates plus some new music in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Of the music, Krisukas says, “There really is not a...