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Monday, January 20, 2014

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1965 will meet on Jan. 25 to begin planning for a 50th anniversary reunion.

The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. at DiMaggio's La Dolce Casa on West Broad Street in Tamaqua.

All class members are welcome to attend.

Friday, January 17, 2014
AP Photo This photo provided by AllModern.com shows a TFG Connections Bookcase, an open-backed modern bookcase that can be used to divide rooms or set the perimeter of a library-focused space. Contemporary home libraries utilize room for books or artwork that speak to the aesthetic and spirit of the space. Digital readers can be enjoyed in a library-appointed room equally with book lovers.

With the advent of tablets, cellphones and e-readers, could the book-lined home library go the way of the formal dining room?

Not a chance, designers and retailers say.

Digital and print books can coexist, says House Beautiful's editor in chief Newell Turner.

"When there's an endless river of (digital) content, the words, text and images we choose to print and bind into a physical book will make (it) even more special," he said.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Taryn Solt and Justin Petersen

The engagement of Taryn Solt to Justin Petersen, both of Palmerton, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dean and Wanda Solt of Palmerton. She is a 2012 graduate of Lock Haven University where she earned a bachelor of science in psychology. She is currently a graduate student at LaSalle University where she is working toward a master of arts in professional clinical counseling.

She expects to graduate in May.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Kaitlyn A. Price and Thomas J. Rossochacy Jr.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Kaitlyn A. Price, daughter of David J. and Ann M. Price of Tamaqua, and Thomas J. Rossochacy Jr. of Tuscarora, son of Thomas J. Rossochacy Sr., of Pottsville, and Lynne M. Wertman of Tamaqua.

The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and a 2008 graduate of the physical therapy assistant program at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She is employed by Physical Therapy Associates of Hometown and Our Family Mini Market in Tamaqua.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

During the morning program, collage artist Vickie Dash will help writers "find the gap between words and ideas that lead us on an inner journey into the world of imagination. Dreams and active imagination can help transform that journey into something magical and powerful, leading us toward ever-expanding possibilities."

Thursday, January 16, 2014
AP PHOTO First lady Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington. The White House is lending the ruby-colored chiffon gown made by designer Jason Wu to the National Museum of American History for a year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Smithsonian's first ladies exhibition. It is paired with Obama's shoes designed by Jimmy Choo.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michelle Obama's fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.

Before it's stowed away for a future presidential library, Obama's ruby-colored chiffon gown made by designer Jason Wu is being lent to the National Museum of American History for a year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Smithsonian's "First Ladies" exhibition. The dress will be paired with Obama's shoes designed by Jimmy Choo and will go on display beginning Tuesday.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will offer steps for writers on publishing work the digital or traditional way when it meets from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Jan. 18 at Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

The speaker will be Jeff Davis, a Jim Thorpe native. Affiliated with various literary agents and organizations such as Penn Writers, he recently released a satire entitled "Nesting with the Loons." The book is available from Kindle, as well as trade paperback on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A new thriller is set for release next month.

Thursday, January 16, 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.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Walter Woods

Walter Woods, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, is celebrating his 93rd birthday. He was born on Jan. 17, 1921 in Patterson, N.J. He was the son of the late Walter Woods and Jean Johnson.

He graduated from Hawthorne High School in 1939 and enlisted in the Air Corps. He served as a pilot during World War II and received a number of combat medals including: American Theater Medal, Air Medal with three Oak Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Summit Hill Class of 1957 will hold its 57-year reunion on Thursday, May 22 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club

Class President Bruce Frassinelli of Schnecksville is asking class members to circle the date on their calendars or add it to their smartphones. The event will start at noon with a social hour with hors d'oeuvre and a cash bar, followed by a sit-down luncheon at 1 p.m. There is a cost. Formal invitations will be sent in early March.