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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The carols have been sung, the gifts have been exchanged, the cookies are gone and now it's time to put Christmas away.

Before you decide to trash the used fresh evergreens, think again. There are more good uses for them.

Once the untrimmed Christmas tree is outside, consider making a bird feeding station out of it. Tether it to a small tree, preferably near some shrubs, which will serve as shelter for the birds between feedings.

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Lillian MaeGallagher

A daughter, Lillian Mae Gallagher, was born at 8:12 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, to Jeannine and Philip Gallagher of Lansford.

She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Michele and Robert Heckman of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Diane and Philip Gallagher Jr. of Lansford.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
AP Photo/Grand Central Publishing

Are you a celebrity watcher? A magazine clipper? A list maker, supplement taker, whole grains baker? No matter what kind of person you are, there's a new diet cookbook to help lay the foundation for that inevitable New Year's resolution.

The 2012 crop of healthy eating books runs the gamut from secrets of the rich and famous to levelheaded lifestyle recommendations and quick-loss programs. Here are a few that crossed our desks.

For celebrity worshippers

"One Dish at a Time" by Valerie Bertinelli (Rodale Books)

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Weatherly Community Library was the recipient of a $1,500 donation from the Carbon County Bar Association. Pictured from left are the Rev. Don Adams, library treasurer; JoAnn Garber, library

technician; Ruth Isenberg, president, library board of trustees; and attorneys Angela Stehle and Seth Miller of the Carbon County Bar Association.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its January meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

How Scrivener can help with plotting and writing will be discussed. Members are reminded to bring their laptops.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Q. What exactly is a floater that you see in your eye?

Floaters create images in your eye that look like specks, filaments, rings, dots, cobwebs or other shapes. Floaters are the most vivid when you are looking at the sky or a white surface such as a ceiling. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly.

Some biology first.

Monday, December 31, 2012
Anna Temchatin

Anna Temchatin, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Dec. 27.

She was born in 1920 in Hazleton, where she has lived her entire life. She had two sisters, Mary and Helen, and a brother, John, who passed away in recent years.

Her husband of almost 40 years, Wassil, passed away in 1989.

Anna has two sons, Basil and Jack; two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren.

She is a devout Catholic and a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hazleton.

Friday, December 28, 2012
Vienna RoseHolman

A daughter, Vienna Rose Holman, was born at 12:03 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2012 in Pottsville to Theresa and David Holman of Barnesville.

She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Joan and Mike Stine of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Champ and Christine Holman of Barnesville, and the late Rita Holman.

Friday, December 28, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Sauchinitz

Kimberly L. Kemp of Palmerton became the bride of Stephen M. Sauchinitz, also of Palmerton, on Oct. 13, 2012, at All Saints Church in Lehighton.

The Rev. Jane Bender of Bethlehem officiated the ceremony.

The daughter of Cheryl A. and Alan Sienkwicz of Lehighton and the late Brian E. Kemp, the bride was given in marriage by her brother, Kyle Kemp.

Tabetha Sterling was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Susan Powell, Deanna Mehlig, Becki Bryfogle, Amanda Sauchinitz and Kristyn Bryfogle.

Friday, December 28, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 14, at the Schuylkill Medical Center East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville. The sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.