September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This is a time to forget the stigma surrounding suicide and to share our stories and resources as a lifeline to others.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists suicide as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The World Health Organization recognizes suicide as a public health priority and reports approximately 800,000 people die from suicide every year.
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
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.
1954: Establishes Emmaus Taxpayers League.
1961: Elected Emmaus councilman.
1965: Elected Emmaus mayor.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, September 19: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.
Thursday, September 20: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.
Friday, September 21: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.
Monday, September 24: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.
Tuesday, September 25: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.
Wednesday, September 26: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, September 19: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread w/margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.
Thursday, September 20: Apricot juice, Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread w/margarine, chilled pears.
Friday, September 21: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey- salami and provolone on bun / mustard, pasta salad, tropical fruit.
Say Cusack: Movie star John Cusack presents a screening of his 1989 hit film, “Say Anything,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, followed by a conversation and audience question and answer session. With four decades’ worth of roles in more than 70 films, Cusack will share stories from his career, answer audience questions, and give a behind-the-scenes look into his breakout role as Lloyd Dobler. Cusack went on to star in “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank” and “Being John Malkovich.” A limited number of VIP seats include a post-show photo opportunity with Cusack, but no autographs.
Mary Nicholson, 88, of Allentown, died peacefully Sept. 12, 2018, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Langhorne. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Nicholson, of Hazleton, who died in 1970. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was the youngest daughter of the late Harry Joseph and Kathryn (McLaughlin) Carroll.
She was a 1947 graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School where she played on the women’s basketball team; making her a lifetime sports fan.
Frank J. Scheck, 78, of Bethlehem, died peacefully Sept. 2, 1028, after a courageous battle. He was the husband of Judith A. (Warnke) Scheck. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in August. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Datetski) Scheck.
He graduated from Liberty High School in 1958, where he remained active on the reunion committee.
Stephen “Pip” A. Kollar, 71, of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2018, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen J. and Sophie A. (Billie) Kollar.
He was a master plumber until his retirement.
He is survived by children, Christina, Shawn, Christopher and Stephanie and Ashley Durfey; sisters, Patricia Druckenmiller and Eleanor; brothers, Edward, Daniel and Gregory; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
Gary L. Steckel, 77, of Macungie, died Sept. 8, 2018, in his residence. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert Steckel and Edna (Fenstermacher) Rooney.
He was a retired HVAC technician and an avid gardener with a witty sense of humor.
He is survived by a son, Timothy and his wife Betty, of Allentown; daughter, Jana, of Emmaus; half-brothers, Randall Rooney, Jeffery Rooney and Duane Rooney; half-sisters, Maieve Hartman, Eileen Kupcha, Colleen Nechetsky, Kathleen Wiragh. He was predeceased by a brother, Kerry.