Lehigh County will offer free "anything with a plug" recycling events at three locations 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22.
Recycling locations include: Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville; Olympus Corporate Headquarters, 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley; and Lowe's Home Improvement, 1235 Martin Court; Bethlehem.
·Miller-Keystone Blood Center, Bethlehem, is open Sundays for blood donors at the Bethlehem site and volunteers are needed to serve as canteen attendants.
Contact Naomi Pratt at 610-691-5850 or npratt@ hcsc.org.
·Downtown Bethlehem Association has volunteer opportunities for the Bethlehem Fashion Event Sept. 22.
Contact Kasara McLaughlin at 610-577-6962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russell W. Bortz, 88, of Macungie, died September 11, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Annetta A. (Stephen) Bortz and the late Evelyn E. "Betty" (Sittler) Bortz, who died in 2001. Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late George C. and Mary E. (Heller) Bortz.
He was employed at Plant 5c of Mack Trucks Inc. for 44 years.
Margaret D. Gaul, 87, of Macun-gie, formerly of Hellertown, died September 15, 2012. She was the wife of the late William F. Gaul Sr., who died in 2004. Born in Lower Saucon Township, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Secho) Kozul.
She was a seamstress for various factories in the Lehigh Valley and a member of the Garment Workers Union.
She attended St.Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown, and was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society at the former St. John Capistrano Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Marie T. Bauer, 83, of Emmaus, died September 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Rowland Bauer with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Hugo and Teresa (Kukitz) Schultz.
She ws a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus and was the head cook at Harrison-Morton Middle school for 25 years.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9264 announced the Ladies Auxiliary "Patriot's Pen Essay Competition." Middle school students in grades six through eight have the opportunity to compete.
Students are invited to write a 300 to 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. The theme for this is "What I Would Tell America's Founding Fathers."
Deadline for student entries is Nov. 1. For more information, call 610-966-4787 or visit www.wfw.org/ Community/Patriot-s-Pen.
Lehigh County is holding free "anything with a plug" recycling 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville; Olympus Corporate Headquarters, 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley; and Lowe's Home Im-provement, 1235 Martin Court, Bethlehem.
Items accepted include computers, monitors, printers, air-conditioners, computer accessories and household appliances.
The Friends of the 1803 House are looking for apple pie bakers to be part of the "A Very Merrie Halloween" event scheduled for Oct. 6.
Crust and filling must be made from scratch and apples must be the main ingredient of the pie for this contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. For additional information or a registration form, contact Laura at 610-965-5037 or Lfetzer3@ptd.net.
Robert Q.C. Bechtel Sr., 83, of Whitehall, formerly of Emmaus, died peacefully September 9, 2012 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, with his loving and dedicated family by his side. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Keller) Bechtel for over 59 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Anna (Koch) Bechtel.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay.
He was a 1947 graduate of Allentown High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Q. I'm 68-years-old and I'm tired a lot. What do you think could be causing this?
For starters, I never make a personal diagnosis. I'm not qualified. I'm a journalist, not a physician. If you have persistent fatigue, I recommend you see a doctor for a check-up.