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Monday, January 19, 2015

MIAMI – A few dozen pieces of personal correspondence by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, along with photographs of the former first lady in Palm Beach, sold at a Florida auction Saturday for a total of $28,400.

The items up for bidding at Palm Beach Modern Auctions included Onassis' handwritten notes to interior designer Richard Keith Langham and Bill Hamilton, then the design director at Carolina Herrera.

Onassis corresponded with both men about clothes and furnishings she was buying from the mid-1980s through her death in 1994.

Monday, January 19, 2015
Agnes Limberg

Agnes Limberg, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating her 93rd birthday.

Born in Easton on Jan. 22, 1922, Agnes was married to Laird Limberg for 32 years until his death in 1972.

Agnes has eight children: Michael Limberg of Hazleton; Dorothy Moser of Wayne; Karen Wright of Neschanic Station, New Jersey; Mary Thompson of New Tripoli; Patricia Limberg of Colleyville, Texas; Diane Piparata of Easton; Laird Limberg of San Diego, California; and Jeffrey Limberg of Mesa, Arizona.

She has 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Anna Marie Glaush

A daughter, Anna Marie Glaush, was born at 11:10 p.m. Nov. 12, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown to Sara and Jeremy Glaush of Lehighton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long.

She was welcomed home by her older brother, Noah, who is 5.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Alex Robert Benninger and Avery Rose  Benninger

BENNINGER Alex Robert Benninger and Avery Rose Benninger were born on Dec. 31, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown to Jennifer and William Benninger of Lehighton.

Alex was born at 9:55 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long.

Avery was born at 9:57 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long.

The twins were welcomed home by their older sister, Sarah, who is 5 years old.

Maternal grandparents are Willard and Sophie Laury of Lehighton.

Paternal grandmother is Connie Benninger of Allentown.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Mace

The Genetti Inn, Hazleton, was the setting for the Sept. 20 wedding of Catie Santore, daughter of Christine Santore of Tamaqua and the late James Santore, to Eric Mace, son of Thomas Mace of Tamaqua and Karen Mace.

Given in marriage by her mother, the bride was attended by her sister, Sharon Santore-Fayash, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessica Roddick and Erica Holton.

Best man honors were performed by the bridegroom's brother, Thomas Mace. Ushers were Michael Herring and Gary Nothstein.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Jenna Stokes and Jeremy Jenkins

The engagement of Jenna Christine Stokes of Duncansville, and Jeremy Jenkins, also of Duncansville, has been announced by her father.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert Stokes of Coaldale, and the late Christine Stokes.

She is a graduate of Panther Valley High School. She is a graduate of Gettysburg College, where she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and did her residency at Altoona Family Physicians in Altoona.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Increase your chances of having your book published by learning what publishers really want.

Kathy Ruff, freelance writer, will share tips on creating a synopsis or book proposal.

Learn what components publishers want and discover ways to show potential publishers that you know the industry and will do your part as the creative professional you are.

Find out how you can gain an edge to get your book published with an effective query letter and proposal.

Friday, January 16, 2015
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Jane Heckman, co-owner of The Quilted Crow, far left, stands with winners of the  "Viewer's Choice Award," which was conducted at the Carbon County Fair in August.  Winners are, from left, Madeline Tonkin, first place; Kathy Long, second place; and  Barbara Herman, third place. At far right is Kristin Simmons, the Still Exhibits coordinator for the fair.

Visitors to the Carbon County Fair in August were heartily encouraged to "stuff the jars."

Not only did they get the opportunity to view plenty of terrific exhibits, fairgoers were also able to support Breast Cancer Awareness and donate to the American Cancer Society.

As part of the quilt exhibit, the fair conducted a Quilt Block Contest with the theme: Breast Cancer Awareness Treasure the Memories.

In addition to the regular judging, fair coordinators collaborated with the owners of The Quilted Crow, and added a "Viewer's Choice Award."

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Bach and Handel Chorale will be hosting a Wine and Chocolate Valentine Celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Mauch Chunk Museum Ballroom, 41 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

There will be wine tasting, a chocolate fountain, hors d'oeuvres, a basket raffle, DJ dancing and Valentine photos.

Tickets are $15 per person at the door.

For more information, visit www.bhchorale.org.

Friday, January 16, 2015

YONKERS, NY With so many organizers on the market, deciding which ones to splurge or skimp on, or those to skip entirely, can be more challenging than actually organizing. The March 2015 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights 21 essentials to help declutter every room and identifies organizing items worth spending on, when to save, and six money-wasting products to avoid.