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Saturday, January 21, 2017
Dan Thomas and Katie Dunnick

The engagement of Katie Dunnick, of La Center, Washington, daughter of Bob and Pam Dunnick of La Center, to Dan Thomas, of Lake Hauto, son of Gar and Kim Thomas, has been announced by his parents.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of La Center High School, Lebanon Valley College and West Virginia University.

She is employed at ScitoVation LLC.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, Lebanon Valley College and West Virginia University.

He is employed by Health Fitness.

The couple is planning a wedding for May 28 of this year.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A lot of people have the wrong opinion about the poor. Some mistakenly believe it’s only those who don’t try hard enough or work hard enough who end up in poverty.

In other words, if you’re poor, it’s your own fault.

Anyone who believes that fallacy should come with me to a class called “How to Get Ahead in a Just Getting By World.”

The class is for people who are living in poverty and want to make their lives better. Attendance is voluntary and nothing is given to participants — nothing except knowledge about how to make their lives better.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
A bald eagle tends to its chicks at the Washington nest last year.

Let the eagle watching begin.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam is back online.

The Game Commission launched the latest rendition of its Eagle Cam, which enables viewers worldwide round-the-clock access to live video and audio captured at a bald-eagle nest in Hanover and streamed in real time via the Internet.

The Eagle Cam is provided through a partnership among the Game Commission, HDOnTap, Comcast Business and Codorus State Park.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

You got a problem? Let’s talk about it.

From childhood through adulthood, we are taught that the best way to fix something that’s wrong between us is to sit down and talk about it. According to American writer and keynote speaker, Rita Schiano, “talking about our problems has become our greatest addiction.”

She claims that there are consequences. We can hurt ourselves twice: once when the problem occurred and when we talk about it, the problem hurts again.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Bruce A. Herman, of Lehighton, attained dean’s list at Penn State University, Schuylkill campus, for the summer and fall semesters.

He earned a 4.0 GPA for the summer semester and a 3.70 for the fall semester. He is a sophomore in the College of Engineering.

Bruce is a 2015 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

He is the son of Sherri Zimmerman and David Herman, both of Lehighton, and the grandson of Charles and Marie Zimmerman, also of Lehighton.

He will transfer to Main Campus in the fall, where he will major in aerospace engineering.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Erika Cruver, senior “The first testing of the atomic bomb leading up to the bombing of Hiroshima.”

If you could go back in time and witness one historical event in person, what would it be?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Kaitlin Maloney has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware in a ceremony held in Dover, Delaware, on Dec. 14.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Farrow & Ball’s Key Colors for spring are, from bottom to top, radicchio, studio green, hay and all white. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

If you’re blue now that the holidays are over, you may be able pick up your spirits by adding some new color to your home.

So says Debbie Zimmer, color expert for the Paint Quality Institute, who advises that interior painting can be a panacea for much of what ails you after the holidays.

“It’s normal to have a letdown this time of year, but jumping right into a project that freshens your surroundings with some attractive new color can recharge your batteries and even brighten your outlook,” says Zimmer.

Friday, January 20, 2017
We’ve just been through a rather contentious political season, but there are ways to graciously handle political questions and conversations. METROGRAPHICS

Politics and the 2017 inauguration are an especially touchy subject. Political partisanship has been on the rise, along with public incivility. So, what is the best way to navigate those post-inauguration thorny political discussions?

Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these tips to graciously handle political questions and conversations:

Friday, January 20, 2017
Throwing a Super Bowl Party? Tell us about it

Super Bowl 51 kicks off on Feb. 5. Will you host a party? If so, what will you serve your guests? Do you make a football-shaped cake or arrange your guacamole to resemble the gridiron? Any special decorations?

We’d love to hear how you enjoy the biggest game of the year.

Email with your plans and contact information for an upcoming story.