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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Members of Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1964 will meet at noon Wednesday at Penn's Peak. Reunion chairman Ed Solomon will provide an update on the 50-year reunion, which will be held Sept. 13 at Mahoning Valley Country Club. He reminds those who haven't made a commitment to attend, to do so as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Q. What is acetaminophen and why do I see it listed on so many products in my medicine cabinet?

Acetaminophen is the most widely used pain-reliever and fever-reducer in the world. It is contained in more than 100 products. Tylenol is the best known over-the-counter acetaminophen product.

It is also a component of well-known prescription drugs such as Darvocet and Percocet. Acetaminophen also is known as paracetamol and N-acetyl-p-aminophenol.

Monday, August 18, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Richard Graver, owner of Graver's Orchard in Lehighton, is shown picking apples from his farm. Graver is one of the many area farmers who grow and sell their produce locally.

Your mother always told you to eat your veggies because they were good for you.

She was right.

Vegetables and fruit are healthy choices when deciding what you eat. They are packed with nutritious goodness and can help curb cravings.

And if produce is bought locally, it not only helps you live a healthier lifestyle, it also helps local farmers make a living.

To recognize the importance of produce, especially Pennsylvania-grown produce, the state House of Representatives passed House Resolution 930 designating August as "Produce Month."

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 lehighton1965@gmail.com

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