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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rodgers Sr. recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 24, 1954.

Mrs. Rodgers is the former Marion Henning, daughter of the late Violet and Russell Henning of Palmerton.

Her husband is the son of the late Eva and Russell Binkly of Quakertown and Kenneth and Helen Rodgers of Lehighton.

They have five children: Ginger Rodgers of Palmerton; Beverly Smale of Palmerton; Charles Jr. of Palmerton; Bonnie, wife of Timmy Payonk of Palmerton; and Donna, wife of Mark Bollinger of Kunkletown.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A daughter, Ava Grace Moyer, was born at 12:22 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, to Thomas Moyer and Amy Holter of Coaldale.

She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19.5 inches long.

Maternal grandmother is Debbie Holter of Berwick.

Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Evelyn Moyer of Coaldale.

Friday, August 15, 2014

We have all felt that tinge of dread when convenience stores replace sunscreen with school supplies, and clothing stores replace bathing suits with khakis and polos.

It's enough to make any child groan, wishing for just one more week of backyard swimming, popsicle licking, bicycle riding and sleeping in until noon.

While saying goodbye to summer break is never easy, there are plenty of things to look forward to with the start of school.

To ease the transition, both parents and students can do their part.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at the 443 Beacon Restaurant, Blakeslee Boulevard, Lehighton, to plan for the 50th anniversary reunion.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Any questions can be addressed to lehighton1965@gmail.com

Men of the Class of 1965 meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Riverwalck in Parryville.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Kaycie Andrew of Lehighton shows the Australian jersey she traded for while playing for the USA Athletes International field hockey team. Team members traded jerseys and tokens with their international competitors. She is wearing the medal she earned as a member of the team.

A recent Lehighton graduate traveled to Australia this summer with the USA Athletes International field hockey team.

Kaycie Andrew, 20, spent 10 days in Australia with the invitational team. She has played field hockey for 10 years as a forward.

"I love field hockey. I like being on a team, and having that team atmosphere," she said. "I am very competitive."

Friday, August 15, 2014

Juan Enrique Acevedo Jr., Allentown, and Stephanie Marie Hunsberger, Jim Thorpe.

Kendall Tomas Hinze and Brianna Catherine Edgar, Lehighton.

Larry Arlen Nothstein Jr. and Katherine Rose Jordan, Palmerton.

Trevor Stephen Borger and Jessica Lyn Heffelfinger, Kunkletown.

Donald Glenn Kershner and Candace Mildred Stockton, Lansford.

Christopher Joel Weedman, Allentown, and Eudora Amelia Weaver, Slatedale.

Justin James Weiss and Sarah Ann Sander, Lehighton.

Chad Andrew Green and Kimberly Ann Hyska, Richmond/Henrico, Virginia.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Charles Edward Seip Jr., Easton, and Peggy Suzanne O'Shea, Coaldale.

Reginald Jones and Gail Michelle Powel, Albrightsville.

Jason Christopher Murtha and Melissa Ann Bench, Albrightsville.

Mark Anthony Amorim and Thisha Mae Nanstell, Palmerton.

Matthew James Manganelli, Hazle Township, and Teri Marie DeGregorio, Freeland.

Paul Robert Moon, Weatherly, and Joelene Marie McLean, Pittston.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

You're probably used to living in a home with a separate kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living space.

It may not seem luxurious now, but when you arrive at school, you'll find that your tiny dorm will combine all four of those rooms, and things can get pretty claustrophobic.

In other words, you'll have to pack smart in order to fit it all, along with all your roommate's belongings, assuming you'll be in a standard dorm with one or more roommates. Regardless, you're going to get pretty creative with the way you store your stuff.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
This product image released by Yoobi shows Yoobi Pretzel Erasers. The average family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up five percent from last year, according to the trade group‡-s 2014 Back-to-School Survey. (AP Photo/Yoobi)

NEW YORK (AP) It's school supply time and there's no shortage of nifty backpacks, pencil cases, erasers and more for kids young and older.

"Most people are looking for something unique," said Larina Lin, founder of the site Coolpencilcase.com, which sells supplies imported from Japan.

The sum families will spend on supplies this year is up slightly over last year, according to the National Retail Federation, based on a poll of 6,178 U.S. consumers conducted in July.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
This June 30, 2014 photo shows spicy sweet tomato jam grilled cheese in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Slice 'em and salt 'em.

That's really all a seasonally delicious tomato needs. Though if you really want to gussy it up, you could add a bit of pepper, a splash of olive oil, maybe a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar.

Just enough of each to highlight the sweetly acidic flavor of the juicy tomato flesh.

Still, summer tends to bring an abundance of tomatoes, and after a while we find ourselves hankering for something with a little more oomph. And a salad just isn't cutting it.