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.
Robert John Boletz, 69, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 25, 2013, in his home. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Helen (Scheidler) Boletz.
He was a 1961 Liberty HS graduate.
He was in the U. S. Navy and served in Viet Nam.
He was a chef at the former Bethlehem Steel Club for several years. Later, he was an executive chef for many years at the Tropicana Hotel and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. He was a taxi driver in Bethlehem before retiring in 2005. He is survived by a son, Christopher and his wife Silvija of Bensenville, Ill.; and a grandson, John.
Huong Thi Tran, 53, of Bethlehem Township, died Jan. 30, 2013, at home.
Born in Vietnam, she was a daughter of the late Tam and Nhieu Tran.
She worked as a machine operator for McLean Packaging.
She is survived by four brothers, Cang and his wife Qua Tran of Bethlehem, Sang and his wife Ngyuen Tran of Vietnam and Thom and Tho Tran, both of Bethlehem Township; and three sisters, Hoa Tran of Vietnam, Sen Tran of Allentown and Tuoi Tran of Morristown, N.J.
Arrangements were made by Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.