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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

An article I read recently concerning the Food and Drug Administration's new limits on arsenic in apple juice has only confirmed my belief we should pay closer attention to where our food and drinks originate.

According to the article published July 12 on, the FDA is changing the amount of arsenic allowed after more than a year of public pressure from consumer groups worried about the contaminant's effect on children.

In an FDA news release published the same day,...

Coplay Community Days to offer race

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

The Ironton Rail-Trail Commission and Coplay Community Days are teaming up.

The partnership is expected to benefit both the festival and the Ironton Rail-Trail.

The Emmaus Run Inn IRT Loop Run is set to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The course for the approximately 5-mile race will be the IRT loop, said race organizer Chris Schmidt of the Emmaus store.

In addition to the usual race T-shirt, runners will receive a $10 food voucher good for that day at Community Days...

Northampton column

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Food Bank asks for your support during its annual Christmas in July food/fundraiser.

Food bank volunteers will b e at Dollar General 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-21.

During the summer months, donations decrease. However, clients continue to need assistance. Volunteers will provide a list of items needed.

The food bank is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit www....

Nursery offers tours, educational programs

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Edge of the Woods, which this year is celebrating a decade of promoting native plants, offers a tour of its native plant nursery in Orefield every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

On a recent Tuesday, co-owner Louise Schaefer began the tour in the retail area by explaining what is meant by "native plants," and how they differ from the varieties commonly planted by gardeners.

"Native" refers to plants indigenous to the Northeastern United States. This means they were not brought over by...

North Catasauqua Column

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Columns

St. Andrews Young At Heart in North Catasauqua will be having a summer picnic on Wednesday, July 24.

All members are welcome.

After a short meeting, lunch will be served. All this begins at 1 p.m. in the social hall at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Third and Eugene streets. The social hall is in the basement of the church, through the side door, off the parking lot.

The Young at Heart bus trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino will be on Friday, July 26.

Also, there is...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a missing child brought officers to the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 400 block of Walnut Street.


· A report of a found dog brought police to the 1000 block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 200 block of Poplar Street.


· A report of...

Harhart to propose bill to protect gratuities from credit card fees

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

People who are employed in the service industry, especially waiters and waitresses, work hard for the small base pay and tips they rely on for income.

That is why I have authored legislation to ensure they are treated fairly when it comes to those hard-earned tips.

Currently, in Pennsylvania, when customers choose to pay their bill with a credit card, it is common practice for credit card companies to charge business owners a 3- to 4-percent fee per transaction.


Coplay column

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

A 10:30 a.m. polka Mass will kick off St. Peter's Catholic Church's 59th annual homecoming picnic Aug. 4.

The Schanta Band will perform the music at the event, to take place at the church, located between Coplay and Center streets and Fifth and Sixth streets.

The one-day festival is one of the major events held in the community each summer.


A Dip-N-Dance is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at the parkway pool.

A Christmas in July event at the pool is scheduled...