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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Haley Sawyer

Haley Sawyer of Lehighton graduated cum laude from Robert Morris University in December with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a concentration in journalism.

Haley was also a member of the Patriot Scholars honors program and composed her thesis, a football documentary that spanned over two years as a program requirement; was named a dean’s scholar in the School of Communication and Information Systems; and was named to the dean’s list four semesters.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Gentlemen, the day of romance is upon us.

Whether we’re ready for it or not, Sunday is Valentine’s Day.

In more traditional circles, it’s a day when we are known to show our affection and shower our women with flowers, cards and gifts.

Or, depending on her tastes, a chance to wine and dine her in a romantic setting.

For those seriously in love who haven’t taken the next step, it’s a prime opportunity to pop the big question.

However, the day doesn’t have to be just about roses, chocolates and teddy bears.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Lauren Moyer

Lauren Marie Moyer graduated cum laude from Villanova University School of Law in May and was recently admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is the daughter of Joseph and Melanie Moyer of Hometown and the granddaughter of Adele Lech of Coaldale and Mary Moyer of Tamaqua.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
“Wenger” is this raven’s name because Theodore Wenger, from Switzerland, was responsible for changes to the Swiss army knife, including additional functional features like can openers. Because the Swiss knife could open just about anything and so can a raven’s beak, this bird became “Wenger.” JEANNIE CARL/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

You look up and notice a “black bird” soaring overhead, but what is it? It is difficult to tell sometimes. Is it a crow? A raven? How can someone tell the difference? Ravens are larger overall in appearance. Ravens are as big as red-tail hawks, and crows are a little larger than pigeons. Ravens can live for up to 30 years and crows can live up to 8 years.

The raven is all black, has a 3.5- to 4-foot wingspan and is around 24-27 inches from head to tail. The crow is also black, has a 2.5-foot wingspan and is about 17 inches long.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Forty-one graduates of Northampton Community College’s registered nursing program received their nursing pins on Jan. 30.

Those from the local area include:

Bowmanstown: Missina Hager

Effort: Leigh Burger, Jessica Clossey

Lehighton: Ashley Kline

Reeders: Laurette Seiz

Saylorsburg: Brittany Marino, Kaitlin Lees

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Jillian Farkas

Jillian C. Farkas of Palmerton recently graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering and a minor in aviation safety.

While attending ERAU, she served as a resident adviser for three years, the Society of Women Engineers Chapter vice president and SWE Conference chairman. She is also a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

She is a 2011 graduate of Palmerton Area High School.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Weiss

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Weiss of Coaldale are celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary. They were married on Feb. 3, 1962, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Lehighton by Rev. Wyatt and Rev. Diehl.

Mrs. Weiss is the former Ruth M. Wittig, daughter of the late Carl L. Wittig Sr. and Nettie (Burns) Wittig of Lehighton. Her husband is the son of the late Curtis Weiss and Helen (Kelowitz) Weiss of Lehighton.

The couple have three children: Todd Weiss of Coaldale; Tanya Kessler and her husband, James, of Coaldale; and Dawn Glantz and her husband, Henry, of Mahoning Valley.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Frohnheiser

Leon Frohnheiser and Patricia (Nalesnik Fegley) Frohnheiser are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 14, 1991, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, by the Rev. Raphael Mason.

Patricia is the daughter of the late John and Margaret “Peggy” (Bernatovich) Nalesnik. Leon is the son of the late Kenneth and Liona (Rehrig) Frohnheiser.

They have three children: Jeff Frohnheiser, Kenny Jr. and Karen Fegley.

They four grandchildren: Chelsea and Avery Frohnheiser, and Amanda and Evan Fegley.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lauren Christ has been notified of her placement on the dean’s list in the Honors College of West Chester University with a 3.8 GPA.

She is a junior majoring in communications. She is a member of the creative writing, English and forensics clubs. She is also a member of the women’s chorus.

This spring semester she will be a teacher’s assistant for the communications theory course.

Lauren is the daughter of Mark and Audrey Christ of Hometown and a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.