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Friday, January 20, 2012
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Dimmick Memorial Library was the recipient of a $3,000 check donated by the Carbon County Bar Association. From the left are attorney Jane Engler; Susan Sterling, library director; and attorney Greg Mousseau, CCBA board member.

Friday, January 20, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Diane Danielson, Palmerton Area Library director, right, displays Paula Zelienka's of Palmerton, left, watercolor of The Sacred Heart Church. Artwork by local artists such as Zelienka's will be on display during the library's annual Art Show and Lunch on Sunday, Jan. 29.

What to do on a cold winter's day?

Come to Palmerton Area Library's Art Show and Lunch on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 12 to 3 p.m. and warm up your soul. Doors will not open until noon.

The Friends of the Library will host the event, which includes lunch and artwork by local artists. The artwork will also be available for purchase.

This is the library's biggest fundraiser of the year.

The art show is looking for more artists to showcase their work. Bring no more than three pieces per artist. Pieces must be framed and ready to hang with a wire on the back.

Friday, January 20, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tobia

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tobia of Palmerton recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married by the Rev. John Pavlosky on Jan. 14, 1972 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palmerton.

Mrs. Tobia is the former Mary Cahoy, daughter of the late Frank and Frances Cahoy of Geddes, S.D. Her husband is the son of Ann Tobia and the late Steve Tobia of Palmerton.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers will hold its February meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

During the meeting, a workshop entitled "Castles to Corsets: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction" will be presented by local author Kathy Coddington

Contrary to popular belief, historical fiction is not dead. Viking warlords, knights, Scottish lords, feisty women in corsets and bonnets and bawdy ladies of the evening are still a popular draw.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 30, at the ACS office, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

The session is free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, 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.

Look Good, Feel Better is offered in a group setting, providing participants with cancer education, information and support.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) – Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers too.

It happens during that magical stage when a baby's babbling gradually changes from gibberish into syllables and eventually into that first "mama" or "dada."

Florida scientists discovered that starting around age 6 months, babies begin shifting from the intent eye gaze of early infancy to studying mouths when people talk to them.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cynthia M. Boyer and Thomas C. Knowles, 247 Valley St., New Philadelphia.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Brian M. Thompson

Ss. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, Tamaqua, was the setting for the Sept. 10, 2011 wedding of Katherine E. Mussoline and Brian M. Thompson. The Rev. William Linkchorst officiated the double ring ceremony. Angela Nardini provided vocal selections, while Darryl Seiwell played the trumpet and Susan Baddick presided at the organ.

The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth Mussoline of Tamaqua and Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Mussoline of Quakake.

The groom is the son of Leonard and Debbie Thompson of New Ringgold.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Blue Mountain Health System's Acute Partial Hospitalization program, located in the Blue Mountain Medical Plaza in Bowmanstown, is now accepting clients.

People struggling with mental health issues now have a safe, supportive place to learn how to navigate life.

Blue Mountain Health System's Acute Partial Hospitalization program, housed in the newly renovated Blue Mountain Medical Plaza in Bowmanstown, is now accepting clients.

The program, which operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is aimed at empowering those with depression, bipolar disorder, or other diagnosed mental illness to take back control of their lives.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Joseph James Slovick and Kirsten Annmarie Antonioli, 140 Delaware Ave., Apt. 9, Palmerton.

Brian Richard Pickett and Danielle Ada Erdman, 451 N. Fourth St., Lehighton.

Dale Abram Ziegler, 3980 Portland St., Coplay, and Jeanne Marie Pfaff, 71 Hunt Trail, Box 1155, Albrightsville.