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...
Catasauqua Area School District schools will open the 2012-13 school year on Monday, Aug. 27, for all grades, K to 12.
District schools will hold a student orientation for students in fifth and ninth grades and any new students to the district for the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Kindergarten orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Catasauqua High School students must report to their homerooms by 7:40 a.m. Dismissal will be at 2:40 p.m.
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.
The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will hold a one-half price sale...
Phoebe Floral and Home Decor employee Eric Davis, left, helps Cassie Kriebel of North Catasauqua try on a necklace July 27 at the store. A new j.e.m.s. fashion, jewlery and assessories section was recently added to the Allentown flower shop.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Police were called to the 100 block of Front Street to investigate a report of a disorderly juvenile.
· Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man in the 800 block of Chapel Street.
· A report of a loose dog brought police to the 600 block of Green Street.
· Police were called to the 1100 block of Howertown Road to investigate a motor vehicle crash.
In this new series, I will be speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, a well-known, highly respected local resident who is president of the Northampton Historical Society and historian of the Zion Stone Church. He is a former employee of Miller's Department Store in Northampton, Kotsch's Market in Fullerton and member of numerous community organizations.
Mr. Smith is extremely proud of his Pennsylvania "Dutch" German heritage. The Pennsylvania Dutch were some of the early immigrants to "Penn's...
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...
An Allentown man has been charged with homicide in the July death of a 20-year-old Whitehall Township woman whose body was found in a wooded area in Salisbury Township
Jonathan Nunez, 20, of 253 E. Fairview St., Allentown, was charged Aug. 2 in the death of Kimberly Cardona, who was found the evening of July 5 near the road in the 2700 block of Lanze Lane, Salisbury Township.
Nunez was to be arraigned in Lehigh County Central Booking.
An affidavit of probable cause filed...
Creative Designs owner Eugenia Emert, left, of Catasauqua, and Lohnny Noel, of Walnutport check out the "memory quilt" Emert made at the Upper Lehigh Lions crafts show and sale event held at the Neffs Union Church grove. The quilt was designed and crafted for Noel's 8-year-old grandson who is moving to Florida.