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Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Fireflies light the way back to life

Among the environmental losses that rarely make the news, our world's firefly populations are dropping like – leaves?

Fireflies aren't actually "flies," but luminous beetles. About 2,000 species of them exist globally, in the "shining" family Lampyridae.

In the mid-Atlantic, this summer, wet weather brightened prospects for the region's firefly species, which prefer damp soils. Worldwide, however, scientists report a steady plummet of firefly numbers as their woodland habitats fall.

Brief Candles

Opinion: Guest View

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Is this the kind of country we want?

As I read a report a couple weeks ago that detailed China's dismal record on food safety issues. I found myself wondering, "Is this the kind of country some politicians want for us?"

That feeling was reinforced the next day, when I read that freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is single-handedly holding up legislation that would tighten regulation and oversight of gas pipelines, because of his philosophical opposition to any government regulation.

VOTE

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Athletic Director Thomas Moll told school board members during Tuesday's workshop meeting the baseline and concussion tests performed with the assistance of ImPACT Applications Inc. software have been helpful in assessing sports-related head injuries.

The board is expected to approve a contract with ImPACT Applications Inc. at Monday's board meeting.

Students who participate in sports programs within the district are required to undergo a baseline test.

Charotin Hose Co.Fire Calls

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company recently answered the following calls.

Smoke investigation

July 12, 5:40 p.m.

Charotin firefighters responded to the area of Third and Grove street for a smoke investigation. The caller had reported seeing smoke down by the river.

Firefighters investigated and found a burn barrel in the yard at 1346 Third St. The homeowner was allowed to extinguish the fire and firefighters cleared the scene. The North Catasauqua burn ordinance does not allow any burning except for outdoor cooking.

Smoke from dwelling

July 12

Catasauqua column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

Legion to host King Henry & the Showmen

The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.

Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.

The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.

For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.

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