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Visitors cross ocean to see Atlas Museum

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Chinese delegation impressed with landmark

The Atlas Cement Memorial Museum is no longer the best kept secret in the Lehigh Valley.

Last week, a group of visitors came all the way from China to the Northampton museum, which celebrates the area's history of cement making. They found out about the museum via the Internet and decided they had to see it for themselves.

Farmland preservation to be back on Allen ballot

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Allen Township residents going to the polls in November will decide if they are willing to pay more in earned income taxes to preserve farmland.

At a recent meeting of the Allen Township Board of Supervisors, the three members present voted to place a referendum on the ballot asking residents if they are willing designate a portion of their earned income taxes for farmland preservation.

Opinion: Life lessons learned on the Loch Ness Monster

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by DAVID AMERMAN in Local News

Hi! I'm David. I'm a rising senior at Penn State studying journalism, English and theater and I'vebeen interning with the Parkland Press and Northwestern Press newspapers this summer.

I can also tell you with utmost sincerity that, for most of my life, I have been a wimp.

I've taken stock of my fears and inhibitions and diligently made a point to avoid any path containing such spooky obstacles under the impression there was nothing wrong with taking the safe route.

Family tree

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Descendants of Joseph and Peter Laubach gather at the Siegfried Station open house, where photographs and memorabilia highlight the Laubach Brothers. Pictured from left are Connie Laubach Nagy, Elizabeth Laubach, Richard Laubach, Pat Close, Petie Close, Andrew Close, Jendy Sell and Aiden Sell. Peter Laubach operated a lumber yard, saw mill, distillery, general store, coal and grist mills and was a blacksmith. Joseph Laubach became a state senator, a Northampton County judge and founded a local church. Laubach Avenue bears the family name.

Amateur radio: FCC test prep class offered

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will help operators prepare for the FCC test to earn an amateur radio license and begin talking on the radio with other amateur radio operators locally and around the world.

Free classes will start Sept. 4 and run for nine consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m., at Gracedale, near Nazareth.

For more information, call 610-432-8286 or email KE3AW@ARRL.net.

Liederkranz to mark its 100th

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A century has come and gone at the North-ampton Liederkranz.

To celebrate, on Aug. 18 the Liederkranz will host an evening of music, ethnic food and talk about what life was like in the villages of Burgenland, Austria, with which it has close ties.

The Joe Weber Orchestra will entertain the crowd with polka favorites. Rock and roll music, a deejay and ethnic food such as bratwurst will also be offered.

"We wanted to get it right in our planning," said club Secretary Matt Fodor.

Recycle electronics Aug. 18

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton is hosting its first ever electronic recycling event.

It will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in front of the municipal building at Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane.

According to Borough Manager Gene Zarayko, any electronic item with a cord will be accepted. The public is invited to bring used laptops, computers, television sets and any other equipment they want to discard.

Zarayko added the event is "completely free."

Volunteers will be on hand to assist.

Opinion

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.

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