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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Bronwyn Green and Austin Cseh

The engagement of Bronwyn Green to Austin Cseh has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Shawn and Nina Green of Palmerton. She is a graduate of Lock Haven University, where she studied health and physical education. She is employed as a health and physical education teacher at St. John Neumann Regional School.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Steven and Kim Cseh of Palmerton. He is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and is currently employed by the International Union of Bricklayers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Jenna Ferraraccio and Brett Diehl

John and Debbie Ferraraccio of DuBois have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Marie, to Brett Galen Diehl, son of Gerald and Cynthia Diehl of Lehighton.

The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of DuBois Area High School and a 2011 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in visual arts.

She is currently completing a master's degree in fine arts at Pennsylvania State University and will graduate in May 2015.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ellis of Penn Forest Township are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 21, 1959, at the Huguenot Reform Church in Staten Island, New York, by Dr. Winfield Burggraaff and the Rev. Charles Little, pastor.

Mrs. Ellis is the daughter of the late Ed and Gudron Hadden. Her husband is the son of the late Norman and Doris Ellis.

They have three children: Roger Ellis, Holly Ellis and Rick Ellis.

They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan N. Vavro

Ashley Marie Sabol, daughter of Donna and Thomas Sabol of Beaver Meadows, was united in marriage to Jonathan Neal Vavro, son of Anne and Frank Vavro of Andreas on May 31, 2014, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Tamaqua. The Rev. William Linkhorst officiated the double ring ceremony.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Aimee Sabol of Beaver Meadows to be her maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Stephanie White of Rochester, New York; Brianne Moyer of Tamaqua; and Chelsea Hoffman of Beaver Meadows.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost here which means family, food, football, and for many of us, long road trips.

While family travel can give us the chance to bond, the long car-time can also create lots of inactive time and boredom for our kids.

Here are a few tips to make that venture over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house a walk in the park.

1. Stop at quirky and fun roadside attractions, like the Peachoid water tower in Gaffney, South Carolina; the world's tallest thermometer in Baker, California; or "Carhenge" near Alliance, Nebraska.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Edward Rummel of Tamaqua will observe his 88th birthday on Wednesday.

He is married to the former Dorothy Herring. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 21.

Ed is a son of the late Edward G. and Jennette Rummel and graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1944.

In 1945, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a radio operator on a tank assigned to the 67th Tank Battalion, 2nd Armored Division.

He spent more than two years in the European Theater of Operations and was awaiting transport to the Pacific theater when World War II ended.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Photos by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sabrina Soto sets a beautiful Thanksgiving table with

Sabrina Soto, popular HGTV star and lifestyle expert, is sharing her tips and tricks for the perfect Thanksgiving, which includes a mix of new and old recipes for a unique holiday meal and do-it-yourself entertaining tips.

Soto's top five Thanksgiving essentials include:

1. The Perfect Turkey

A turkey will always cook much better if it's not completely stuffed. You can always add flavor by filling the cavity with lots of fresh vegetables and cook the stuffing separately.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The typical Thanksgiving dinner weighs in at 4,500 calories.

That's a lot of stuffing.

According to Coach Up, this is what you'll need to do to burn off all that gravy and pumpkin pie.

Ÿ 15 hours of skiing

Ÿ 7.7 hours of running

Ÿ 10.6 hours of swimming

Ÿ 7.7 hours of basketball

Ÿ 12.3 hours of lifting

Ÿ 15 hours of cycling

For more information about Coach Up, visit www.coachup.com.

Friday, November 21, 2014

For many of us, spending time with certain family members can reopen old emotional wounds, even if we thought the scar tissues had healed for good. The holidays seem to be a particularly vulnerable time for old scars and delicate hearts. It is during these times of joy and giving that we need to also be generous when it comes to forgiving.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
SUBMITTED PHOTO Donna Reed and daughter, Mary Owen.

Mary Owen, the daughter of film star Donna Reed, will speak on her mother's role in the 1946 classic "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Originally a box office failure, the movie has evolved into one of the most enduring films of all time. The museum will host a special showing of the film at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a presentation by Owen.