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Girls and their dolls

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley (JLLV) hosted the American Girl Fashion Show recently at Lehigh University's Iacocca Hall. This fashion show demonstrates historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls. Proceeds from the event benefit the JLLV's children's programs including Kids in the Kitchen, aimed at providing education and tools encouraging healthy lifestyles.

LEGO workshop more than just fun

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Twenty-one enthusiastic kids arrived for a Lego building workshop at the Bethlehem Area Public Library recently for youngsters in grades three and up. The free program was sponsored by Bricks4Kidz® and the class for the day was building a motorized snowplow.

Bricks4Kidz® was founded in 2008 by an architect looking to combine the fun of building with LEGO® bricks with strong educational lessons in engineering, science, architecture and technology.

Bethlehem: Aaron Street home dedicated

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

After nearly a two-year process and 250 hours of sweat equity, a Bethlehem family has had a dream come true.

Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley dedicated a home recently on Aaron Street for Damaris Torres and her son, Alex.

Andrew Scott, Habitat Lehigh Valley Board chair, welcomed and thanked the many volunteers, donors and the City of Bethlehem for their dedication.

Ruth Henriquez, elder at the Koinonia House of Worship, offered the blessing in Spanish and her son Pastor Eliseo Rivera offered a blessing in English.

BETHLEHEM ROTARY: Tastes & Tunes benefit

Thursday, December 5, 2013 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The Bethlehem Rotary Club hosted a Tastes & Tunes fundraiser recently at the Hotel Bethlehem. Proceeds from this event benefit the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley.

Different food vendors from the region's restaurants offered delicious varieties of cuisine as well as a live and silent auctions and music by Freddy Frederick Entertainment.

The Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley offers a wide variety of programs.

Via Marathon a record setter

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The temperature was just right, the sun was shining brightly as the Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via took place in early September at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. It was a perfect day for a 5K run and walk.

Jonathon Kroc, originally of Bethlehem and now living in Wilmington, Del., was the winner overall with a time of 17.38. Jenna Horowski of Zionsville, was the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 19.28.

Bike event promotes skills

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative, the bicycling education hub of CAR-FREE CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transport held a bike education day at Calypso Elementary School on May 25. Students and their families were able to enjoy helmet/bike fittings, mechanical checks and a basic skills obstacle course to test students' awareness and bike handling skills.

2012 reflections: The Hitcho murder trial

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

I received notice for jury duty recently. I've never had the privilege of going through the juror selection process yet alone serve as a juror.

But I met up with Kathleen Thierer, a juror who participated in the George Hitcho Jr. trial, the man found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Freemansburg officer Robert A. Lasso, and I got a better appreciation of serving on a jury.

What was it like going through the juror selection?

Broughal MS party spreads holiday cheer

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in School

Women of Excellence Bethlehem in partnership with Broughal Community MS hosted the fifth annual Children's Christmas Party Dec. 8 at the school.

Families from Broughal, Donegan ES and Fountain Hill ES were invited for a free holiday meal and gifts for the children.

The Broughal Southside Steppers, as well as the Youth Choir from St. John's AME Zion Church performed and opportunities for family photographs, provided by Christmas City Studio, were scattered throughout the evening. Each family received a free photo.

Remembering Officer Lasso

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Under cool breezes, low humidity and sunny skies, the Robert A. Lasso 5K Memorial Run was held Aug. 12 in Freemansburg. The run was held one day after the first anniversary of Robert Lasso's death. It began at the intersection of Cambria and Kossuth streets and ended at the Robert A. Lasso Police Center on Monroe Street.

Officer Robert A. Lasso left behind his wife Jennifer and two children, Rose and Frankie.