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'Bodies Revealed' comes to the Lehigh Valley

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center's new exhibit "Bodies Revealed" shows complexities of the human body Leonardo himself could only imagine.

The tour through the various systems of the human anatomy uses real anatomical specimens to display unabated functionality in an educational and tasteful way.

The delicate displays look and feel like plastic but offer a true view into the human body through polymer injection, a process that includes removing all of the water from an organ or system while replacing it with a polymer, and preserving it indefinitely.

Lehigh Township discusses draft budget

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The new Lehigh Township proposed budget increases taxes by 10 percent.

However, during discussions the possibility of bringing that down to no increase was mentioned.

There was also a concern that no increase would eventually require a huge increase as happened once previously.

The budget would raise the current millage by .52 to 5.2 mills.

A contingency fund has been established.

Pavilion rental fees are being considered.

Civil Air Patrol teaches high school students leadership skills

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

"Boy Scouts with airplanes" is how Lt. Bob Sacco describes the cadets of the Lehigh Valley Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.

The Cadets, aged 12-20 years old, are part of a U.S. Air Force auxiliary. They hosted an open house Oct. 16 at their headquarters at the Egypt Fire Company.

Molony, McNeill vie in the 133rd

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Candidates were asked to answer this question: What is the most pressing issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?

David Molony

Republican

Pennsylvania must change the way we pay for schools.

Property taxes devastate our communities, remove people on fixed income from their homes and kill small family farms. School taxes continue to rise even when people are vulnerable in economically stressful times.

Harrisburg promises "relief" and "reform" without a substance, but the changes are swamped by adjustments and new increases.

Danielsville post office to cut hours

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Danielsville post office will soon transition to a six- hour work day.

During a community meeting held Oct. 23 at Bethany Weslyan Church in Cherryville, Acting Post Office Operations Manager of Central Pennsylvania Renee Rusyn announced the changes to an audience of four people who attended the public meeting.

Rusyn said the changes are the result of decreased demand and the U.S. Postal Services' post plan that looks at cutting costs. Customers, she said, are using different means of communication, such as email, which has led to lower revenues.

Resident questions farmland preservation referendum

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Allen Township resident Merritt Snyder wants answers.

And he wants this year's 2012 farmland preservation referendum removed from the Nov. 6 ballot.

As of last year's general election, Snyder sought to understand the underlining reasons why the residents of Allen Township were presented with a referendum vote on the issue of open space.

The 2011 referendum asked residents if they would support a 0.25-percent increase in the earned income tax for purposes of land conservation and preservation.

Batten down the hatches

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in Local News

As Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast Mmonday, area residents prepared for the worst. The wine and spirits shop located in Northampton posted this sign announcing it was closing early Monday afternoon. Schools and area colleges also closed in preparation. The storm left many in the area without power and downed trees closed roads. For more on the storm, see next week's Northampton Press.