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EXEC. WOMEN : 30th anniversary set for March 7

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The 30th anniversary celebration of the Lehigh Valley Chapter, Executive Women International, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at the Tompkins College Center Dining Hall, Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

The local chapter donates two annual scholarships as part of its assist program to help students who have had to interrupt their education for personal or financial reasons. The chapter also conducts reading rallies at Northeast Ministries, Bethlehem, and donates Christmas gifts to under privileged families. For information, email jniffer20@yahoo.com.

GOV. WOLF: Antique show opens March 2,3

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Governor Wolf Historical Society's fifth annual benefit antique show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 at 6600 Jacksonville Road. The 18th century Ralston McKeen House, the Governor Wolf Academy and the Monocacy School will house 35 plus exhibitors featuring local primitives, furniture, textiles, folk art and more.

There will be ongoing demonstrations and tastings of open hearth cooking, and food provided by The Daily Grind of Bath.

FREEDOM HS: Softball booster event Feb. 28

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be a Dine 2 Donate from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and a Celebrity Bartender Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Starter's Clubhouse Grille, 400 Illicks Mill Road. The event will benefit the Freedom HS softball booster club.

For information, and for a flyer which must be presented at the event on order for the school to receive credit, email nborger@beth.k12.pa.us.

Dent: Care device repeal sought

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Congressman Charlie Dent joined Pennsylvania colleagues Paulsen, Kind and Gerlach in introducing legislation H.R. 523 to repeal the Jan. 1, 2013 medical device act contained in the Affordable Care Act. Companies have already laid-off employees because of it.

The $30 billion tax is applied to the revenues (not profits) of affected companies. Some of Dent's 15th District biomedical companies including Aesculap, BBraun, Boas Surgical, Biomed, Olympus, Orasure and Precision Medical Instruments, whose growth and profitability are threatened by the tax.

Helen A. Rohal, Sacred Heart Catholic Church member

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen A. Rohal, 88, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 7, 2013, at the Old Orchard Health Center. Born in Berlinsville, she was a daughter of the late Constantine and Catherine (Volvo) Gerkovich. She was the wife of Francis A. Rohal for 68 years.

.During World War II, she was a shell inspector at the Bethlehem Steel.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society.During WWII, she was a shell inspector at the Bethlehem Steel.

Walter Lata, electric furnace operator

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Walter Lata, 98, of Bethlehem Township, died Feb.18, 2013, at Country Meadows Nursing Home.He was a son of the late George and Bertha (Kadtka) Lata. He was the husband of the late Katherine (Szuter) Lata.

He was an electric furnace operator at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bethlehem Township.

He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Horwath, Irene Gawell and Amelia Tadayesky.

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