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Monday, August 25, 2014
This image released by Ace Hardware shows a wall color by Clark + Kensington, which is collaborating with OPI Products, pairing nail lacquer colors with matching interior paint. (AP Photo/ Ace Hardware)

NEW YORK (AP) – Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it's all about nails.

Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine.

"We're seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching," she said. "They're showing up across the country. Nails are an accessory now in the same way as jewelry, but a more affordable one."

Monday, August 25, 2014
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File Fashion from the Kenneth Cole Fall 2014 collection is modeled during New York Fashion Week in February. Lucky magazine style editor Laurel Pantin says trends for cooler weather include baby blue outerwear,  shearling coats, oversized sweaters, plaids,  black-and-white prints, straight trouser pants, hiking boots, blanket coats and Pendleton prints.

NEW YORK (AP) – It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look "clean and fresh for fall," according to Lucky magazine's style editor, Laurel Pantin.

The Santa Fe Look

"One of my personal favorite trends is what we're calling 'Santa Fe' around the office," Pantin said in a telephone interview. "It's a little bit Southwestern-inspired, with a Native American influence, blanket coats, Pendleton prints."

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. David W. DeLay

The Cork Factory in Lancaster was the setting for the April 12, 2014, wedding of April Leona Gosnell, daughter of Glenn and Debra Gosnell of Clarksville, Ohio, and David William DeLay, son of David J. and Linda Rae DeLay of Tamaqua.

The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Theresa Gilberti.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by maid of honor Kaitlin Brandesky of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bridesmaids included the bride's cousins, Tory Gosnell of King of Prussia and Jessica Welsh of Honey Brook, and Whitney Shindorf of Toledo, Ohio.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tracey Elizabeth Lapolte and Howard T. Brogus, both of Brockton

Lorissa E. Lazarus and Frank T. Miller, both of Tamaqua

Jessica L. Bensinger of Tamaqua and Travis J. Halabura of Orwigsburg

Tiffany Lynn Stahler and Patric Brian Kozak, both of Tamaqua

Jennifer Lynn Rucco and Robert David Nunemacher, both of Coaldale

Rachael J. Goetzke and Thomas J. Hughes, both of Tamaqua

Megan K. Phillips and Jason W. Jacobs, both of Tamaqua

Analisha Christman and Andrew G. Danko, both of Tamaqua

Malinda M. Veron and Daniel Richard Coombe, both of Tamaqua

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Drew Kohan

Erica Beth VanDusen of Annapolis, Maryland, and Drew Dominic Kohan, also of Annapolis, were united in marriage on June 6, 2014, at Anne Arundel Courthouse in Annapolis. The double ring ceremony was officiated by County Clerk Robert P. Duckworth.

The wedding was attended by the couple's parents and siblings. A wedding luncheon was held at the couple's home in Annapolis, followed by a wedding trip to Nags Head, North Carolina.

The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Beth VanDusen of Glens Falls, New York. She is a graduate of Glens Falls High School and Holy Cross College.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Eckley

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Eckley, Trachsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 29, 1964, in Palmerton.

Mrs. Eckley is the former Connie Bollinger, daughter of the late Richard and Alverta Bollinger of Palmerton. Her husband is the son of the late Adam and Lillian Eckley of Kresgeville.

The Eckleys have two children: Michelle Foster, and her husband, Steven, of Kunkletown; and Mark, and his wife, Brenda, of Palmerton.

They have two grandchildren, Emily and Aaron Foster.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hartman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hartman of Aquashicola recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

They were married Aug. 6, 1949, at the Evangelical Congregational Church in Palmerton by the Revs. Oswald and Ditterline.

The couple marked the occasion with a family picnic and pool party at their home.

Mrs. Hartman is the former Betty Graver, daughter of Clara and Howard Graver of Aquashicola.

She is retired from The First National Bank of Palmerton after 18 years of service.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Members of the 1969 graduating class of Jim Thorpe High School are invited to a get-together breakfast at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boulevard Drive-in, Lehighton.

Friday, August 22, 2014

While you may assume that you're too inexperienced to get a job that isn't waitressing or baby-sitting, it's never too early to find a job that pertains to your major.

Everyone has to start somewhere. As a college student, you shouldn't get a job just to slap something on your resume. Do something that you'll learn from, and it'll give you a taste of what you're in for after graduation.

You'll benefit from each experience in different ways.

Friday, August 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

Those costs food, housing, childcare and education rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said.

As in the past, families in the urban Northeast will spend more than families in the urban South and rural parts of the U.S., or roughly $282,480.