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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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
@$:AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Peanut butter banana smoothie

2014 must be the year of the smoothie.

Everywhere I turn, friends, coworkers and friends of friends are talking about whipping up concoctions to drink their daily quota of fruit and vegetables.

I even jumped on the bandwagon and so far, I'm enjoying playing the "mad scientist" in the kitchen.

I have to admit, I'm not a fruit and veggie eater; so it was appealing to be able to get some of the fruits and vegetables that I needed for a day by drinking them.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Last week we asked our readers what their favorite comfort food was on cold winter nights.

While macaroni and cheese was the number one vote-getter, chili was a close second. And why not? It's one of those dishes that warms you both inside and out.

Recipes for chili comes in many different varieties.

Put a dozen cooks in a kitchen and ask them all to make chili, and I guarantee you will have 12 very different recipes.

It's no different in my house, where there are only two cooks me and my husband, Jim.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Q. I'm a 73-year-old woman. How much calcium do I need?

Women who are older than 50 should be consuming 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day. Older women need plenty of calcium to prevent osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. Osteoporosis leads to an increase risk of bone fractures typically in the wrist, hip, and spine. One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.

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."