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Monday, August 18, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Suopira, left, takes cucumbers that she purchased from Richard Graver, owner of Graver's Orchard in Lehighton, at the Panther Valley Senior Center in Nesquehoning recently.

On any given Tuesday during the summer, you can hear the women at the Panther Valley Senior Center in Nesquehoning discussing what produce they need from "the farmer."

As the ladies chatter, a man pops his head in the entrance to say hello.

It's Richard Graver, owner of Graver's Orchard in Lehighton, there to sell his wares.

Graver has been visiting the center for over 40 years.

A third generation farmer, he picked up the tradition of selling produce at the PV Senior Center after his father retired from the farm.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pennsylvania has a lot to offer in its produce.

With agriculture one of the state's largest industries, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture started the PA Preferred program to boost the local economy and educate consumers about the importance of purchasing locally grown foods.

Started in 2004, the PA Preferred program is the official branding program of agricultural products grown or made in the commonwealth. Items could be anything from eggs to beer and produce to cheescakes.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Infante

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Infante recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married Aug. 8, 1964, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Lansford by the Rev. Stanislaus Fronczyk.

Mrs. Infante is the former Mary Ann Wildermuth, daughter of the late Carl and Cecelia (Roscoe) Wildermuth of Lansford. Her husband is the son of the late Manuel and Philomena (Bonfrisco) Infante.

They have two children: Carla, wife of Fred Bartelt of Nesquehoning; and Maureen Infante of Hatfield.

They have one granddaughter, Alyssa Bartelt of Nesquehoning.

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

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.