Christopher T. Spadoni announced his candidacy for Northampton County judge last week.
A Martins Creek native, Spadoni has served county residents as an attorney since 1976, and for the last 25 years has been solicitor for Lower Mt. Bethel Township supervisors and planning commissioners.
Residents of Pennsylvania can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YWCA of Bethlehem is seeking sponsors for the annual Race Against Racism on April 27. The race will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the corner of Adler Place and Highland Ave. For information, call 610-867-4669, ext. 105 or email email@example.com.
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, 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, 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.
Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Naomi "Jimmy" A. Dreifert, 95, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 8, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Kipp) Herman. She was the wife of the late James J. Dreifert.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Terry and her husband Charles Walter of Bethlehem; two grandsons, Judd and his wife Rachel of Bethlehem and Jacob and his wife Melanie of Boston; and a niece, Molly and her husband Ron Slack of Langhorne.