As the classroom bell rings in the new school year, 55 million children across the United States will head back to school.
With 13 percent of those school children typically walking or biking to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians during before- and after-school hours.
The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children. Over the last decade, nearly one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sigmund Levin, 81, a longtime resident of Allentown, died peacefully Sept. 8, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Oscar and Mary (Siegal) Levin.
He and his wife Mary (Sadler) Levin were married Nov. 19, 1974.
An owner of Gentry Men's Clothing Shop, he was an avid investment banker throughout his life time.
He loved watching the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and Sixers but, most of all, he was a wonderful husband, father and friend to all who were around him.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1547 Chew St., Allentown, will be holding a penny party Sept. 22 at the church.
The drawing will start at 6:30 p.m. Kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend. There is a fee for tickets.
For more information, call Diane 610-398-0258.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is hosting its 15th annual silent auction and dinner Nov. 4 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Route 100, Fogelsville.
Doors 1 p.m. Buffet will be available 2-3:30 p.m.
Bidding will take place 1-4 p.m. with closing bids at 4 p.m. and the auction from 4-5 p.m.
Reservations need to be made by Oct. 1.
All items are new and donated by local businesses. Log onto forgottenfelines.org for a list of items available at the auction.
There are whispers and sighs
When an American dies
Does the world get a little bit colder?
There's a town or a village
Back in the "old country"
That the wind blows through
That she's just lost one of her children
Who learns that recipe now?
And the man in the moon is left wondering
Will we be back to visit him soon?
He stares into space, with that look on his face
Are there more giant steps from mankind?
Who carries our flag 'cross the heavens?
And the bombshells and bullets and craters
Carole A. Andrews, 62, of Breinigsville, died Sept. 8, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.
She and her husband, Larry L. Andrews, were married 34 years.
Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Arlene (Croll) Hawk.
She was a retired LPN, having worked at Allentown Osteopathic Hospital and Maulfair Medical Center.
She was a member of Solomons United Church of Christ, Veterans of Vietnam War Post 75 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, all of Macungie.
Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, is offering the following speaker series during September at the Osprey House.
·Sept. 16: Gene Odato, who has been a forester for 37 years and currently serves as district forester on the Tuscarora State Forest District, will be discussing "Mountain Lions and Other Seldom Seen Creatures of Pennsylvania" at 4 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13
·AARP Chapter 3115 noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Refreshments will be available and musician Shep will entertain. Flu shots will also be available. New members welcome to attend. For more information, call 610-264-4874.
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
Lehigh County is having an electronic collection day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
All types of electronics will be accepted free of charge, including computers, monitors, printers, air-conditioners, computer accessories and household appliances.
In addition to individuals and families, small businesses with less than 50 employees are also welcome to bring their obsolete electronic equipment.
The Allentown CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, is scheduled for Oct. 14 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, at the corner of Ott and Walnut sts., Allentown.
Registration begins at 1 p.m. with a brief opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
There will be two routes: the 6-mile walk through Allentown with three rest stops along the way, and the Golden Mile walk for Golden Agers, families with children or dogs, or anyone wanting a leisurely pace.