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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Longtime crossword constructor Bernice Gordon born on Jan. 11, 1914, poses for a portrait with her dictionaries at her home, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Philadelphia. The New York Times is scheduled publish one of her puzzles, making her the first centenarian ever to have a grid printed in the paper. Gordon‡-s feat comes not long after the centennial of the puzzle itself. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – What's a nine-letter word for a significant event? Try MILESTONE.

Longtime crossword constructor Bernice Gordon is marking two big ones: She turned 100 on Saturday, and The New York Times will publish another one of her puzzles on Wednesday – making her the first centenarian to have a grid printed in the newspaper.

"They make my life," Gordon said. "I couldn't live without them."

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Lansford High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion on Friday, May 23 at the Inn at Jim Thorpe in the Switchback Room.

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Reservation deadline is March 1.

For cost and additional details, please contact Lorraine Karnish Taylor at 610-866-1790.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Walter George Haas Jr., 135 Gap Road, Palmerton, and Victoria Joan Carden, 403 Fourth St., Palmerton.

Patrick John Michael McLaughlin and Lateisha Sierra Thomas-Roane, 725 White St., Box 61, Bowmanstown.

David Rolon Fernandez and Dorine Uliano, 417 W. Broad St., Apt. E, Hazleton.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will host a luncheon at Sapore's Italian Family Restaurant, 99 Bridge St. Lehighton, at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System bariatric surgeon, Vitaly Sawyna, MD, will offer a free educational seminar on weight loss surgery at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, in the third floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.

The bariatric (weight loss) surgery program at Blue Mountain Health System can help individuals with severe obesity lose weight they have been unable to lose using other methods. Bariatric surgery is an option for people whose health and quality of life are being affected by severe obesity.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Adult Day Services at Blue Mountain Health System will hold its Family Caregiver Support Group from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Adult Day Center, 6th and Iron streets in Lehighton.

Attendees are invited to share comments, suggestions and ideas to help support each other and nurture friendships while learning to cope with the 24 hour-a-day job that can be physically and emotionally exhausting to the caregiver.

The support group centers on caregivers tending to family members with Alzheimer's, stroke, dementia, Parkinson's, or other physical or mental disabilities.

Monday, January 13, 2014
AP FILE PHOTO In this Aug. 12, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Billie Jean King, known for winning the famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, and championing gender equality issues, during ceremonies at the White House in Washington. King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it. She will help lead the U.S. delegation in the opening ceremonies at the Sochi Olympics in Russia, which recently passed an anti-gay law.

Billie Jean King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it, so she had no hesitation joining the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics.

King will help lead the delegation in the opening ceremony Feb. 7 at the Sochi Games, which has been overshadowed by a recent anti-gay law in Russia, amid calls for a boycott and criticism from human rights groups.

Friday, January 10, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Jayne Myers of Tamaqua is celebrating a century of living.

When Jayne Myers was born on Jan. 8, 1914, Woodrow Wilson was president, Babe Ruth had played his first game for the Red Sox, and Charlie Chaplin had starred in his first film, "Making a Living."

A century later, Meyers' eyes are a steady and impish blue. She's wearing blue jeans and boots, and a stylish green jacket.

Tamaqua Adult Day Care Center facility director Darlene Smith and program assistant Ginny Woodward ready her for a picture with her birthday cake, but she laughs as they smooth her hair.

Friday, January 10, 2014
Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Starz/AP Images

Caitriona Balfe, left, and Sam Heughan arrive at the Starz "Black Sails" Premiere Wednesday in Los Angeles. The Irish actress and Scottish actor are currently on hiatus from filming "Outlander," a Starz original series that will premiere later this year. The series, adapted from Diana Gabaldon's internationally best-selling books, tells the story of a married World War II combat nurse, played by Balfe, who accidentally steps through a cleft in a circle of standing stones and finds herself transported back in time to 1743 Scotland.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a community program on yoga and mental health at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Jim Thorpe Yoga & Wellness Center at 434 Center St. in Jim Thorpe.

The key to reaping yoga's mental benefits is reducing stress and anxiety. According to a new review, practicing yoga may help relieve the symptoms of several types of mental disorders.