With Independence Day looming on the horizon, area residents are stocking up for backyard celebrations. Private caches of hot dogs, hamburgers and lemonade are slowly forming, while the thrill-seeking youth (and young at heart) dream of summer skies illuminated by violent bursts of color.
Fireworks are a holiday staple, but Pennsylvania law prevents everything but "safe and sane" consumer products from being used. For many, this is a major disappointment, but there is a solution.
If you have an extra $500 lying around, that is.