Bethlehem Press

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PRESS PHOTO BY RUTH GRADY #0955 & 0956 - Diane Repasch of Fountain Hill and Linda Fuise of Bethlehem don't seem to mind the 93º heat in the hot sun as they play a game of bean bags. PRESS PHOTO BY RUTH GRADY #0955 & 0956 - Diane Repasch of Fountain Hill and Linda Fuise of Bethlehem don't seem to mind the 93º heat in the hot sun as they play a game of bean bags.
#0953 - Kate Kellengren of Easton is taking herself out of Bethlehem to a tropical paradise. #0953 - Kate Kellengren of Easton is taking herself out of Bethlehem to a tropical paradise.
#0954 - Kate Guerriere of Bethlehem and Laura Jensen of Allentown are chillin' in the shade. Who said you have to be in the sun to enjoy a rooftop beach party? #0954 - Kate Guerriere of Bethlehem and Laura Jensen of Allentown are chillin' in the shade. Who said you have to be in the sun to enjoy a rooftop beach party?
#0957 - Jessica Devlin of Nazareth and Amy Reills of Allentown and are having fun showing off their #0957 - Jessica Devlin of Nazareth and Amy Reills of Allentown and are having fun showing off their "new bodies."
Officer John Buskirk and Pharaoh, an American Quarter Horse of the Bethlehem Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit, also get in the mood for the beach party. George, a Percheron-Morgan cross, and Raven, a Friesian-Quarter Horse cross, joined Pharaoh in watching over the party-goers. Officer John Buskirk and Pharaoh, an American Quarter Horse of the Bethlehem Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit, also get in the mood for the beach party. George, a Percheron-Morgan cross, and Raven, a Friesian-Quarter Horse cross, joined Pharaoh in watching over the party-goers.

Up on the roof

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Where do people really want to be during a heat wave?

Some folks chose to celebrate the rising temperatures atop the North Street Parking Garage at the corner of North and Walnut streets for Bethlehem's third annual Rooftop Beach Party recently.

The party, with its tropical beach theme, was created by the Downtown Business Association Historic District merchants in an effort to reach local Bethlehem residents with an awareness about parking downtown. The recognition that there is a need to isprove the ever so popular phrase, "there is no parking downtown," spurred the group to create an event on the roof of the new parking garage.

Any profit made from this party goes directly into DBA's advertising budget and will help merchants promote their Park and Shop parking campaign, the result of a partnership with The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Bethlehem Parking Authority and the DBA.