Ruth K. Piper, 101, of Macungie, died March 31, 2013, at The Village at Willow Lane Senior Living, Macungie. She was the wife of the late John F. Piper Sr. Born in Rose Point, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John G. and Anna (Boggs) Kelland.
She was a member of Bala Cynwyd United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of Slippery Rock University, Class of 1931 and had taught school for Sunnyside School, a one room schoolhouse in Lawrence County.
With the honey flow season about to begin with nectar sources now in early bloom and bees beginning to perform collection flights on warmer days, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will display and discuss the equipment and methods available throughout the year for the supplemental feeding of honeybees and to promote early egg laying by queens.
This roundtable discussion will be 7 p.m. April 18 at Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whtiehall.
This event is free and open to the public.
PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
Due to a federal mandate, PPL was forced to remove mature trees and other invasive vegetation along the Wescosville-Trexlertown transmission line. Residents of the affected properties are concerned about the aesthetics and safety of the area. The trees were a buffer for accidents and a buffer from noise, dust and traffic. Residents from the affected neighborhoods say they are forming an alliance and will appear at the next commissioners meeting to ask for assistance.
PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.
The cleanup event is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, state Department of Environmental Protection and other partners.
Groups involved in PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.
The Sanctuary at Haafsville will be having a fundraiser breakfast to benefit the Sanctuary 8 to 10 a.m. April 20 at Applebee's, 1510 Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.
Limited tickets will be available at the door.
RSVP to Sherry at email@example.com or call 610-433-3891.
Verna A. Cosmos, 79, of Wescosville, died April 7, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Donald J. Cosmos for 50 years last June. Born in Upper Macungie Township, she was a daughter of the late Welton W. and Alma V. (Reinert) Haas.
She worked for Day-Timers in Lower Macungie Twp. for 25 years, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, Cetronia.
The annual Robert Lasso Memorial Fund 5K run will be held 8:30 a.m. April 20 at the Bethlehem YMCA, 430 E. Broad St. Registration begins 7 a.m.; packets are available noon to 8 p.m. April 19 at the YMCA. Non-runner donations are accepted; checks payable to Bethlehem Police Department Wish Fund, c/o BPD Runner's Club (BPDRC), 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem 18018.
Applications received after April 1 are not eligible for race shirts.
Anna S. Rogers, 103, formerly of Emmaus, died April 2, 2013, in the DevonHouse Senior Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Stanley T. Rogers, who died March 11, 1992. Born in Nazareth, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Annuciata (Secce) Raimondi.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was a seamer for the former Fleetwood Hosiery Mill where she worked for 20 years, retiring in 1956.
She is survived by nieces; nephews; wonderful neighbors who were always helpful to Anna.
Anything with a plug is a free recycling day sponsored by Lehigh County, 9 a.m. to noon at Lowe's Home Improvement, Bethlehem, Olympus, Center Valley and Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville. Accepted items include televisions, computers, small appliances, air conditioners, telephones, fax machines and much more. For more information, contact Tim Bollinger at 610-782-3073.
The April meeting of the Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club will be held 1:30 p.m. April 14 at ArtsQuest at StealStacks, Bethlehem.
They will be performing a free concert with open auditions for the music club.
For more information, contact Emily Reyes at 610-398-0781.