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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Harrisburg, PA Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects more than 2.7 million Americans aged 40 and older.

Unfortunately, there are usually no early symptoms of glaucoma and the disease progresses so gradually that patients often don't realize they have the disease until their vision has been permanently damaged.

During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology encourages residents to know their risk factors and get routine eye exams in order to save their sight.

Thursday, January 3, 2013
 In this July 19, 2012 file photo, host Tim Gunn poses for a photo while promoting the launch of the new season of "Project Runway" in New York's Times Square.

NEW YORK (AP) Tim Gunn has advised divas for years on "Project Runway," so working with a princess is no big deal.

In the new Disney Junior animated series "Sofia the First," Gunn's royal steward character, Baileywick, helps the young Sofia adapt to royal life after her mother marries a king. Baileywick not only helps Sofia (voiced by Ariel Winter) dress like a royal, but he also guides her on developing manners, grace and an independent spirit.

"I feel very comfortable in this role," he says.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The carols have been sung, the gifts have been exchanged, the cookies are gone and now it's time to put Christmas away.

Before you decide to trash the used fresh evergreens, think again. There are more good uses for them.

Once the untrimmed Christmas tree is outside, consider making a bird feeding station out of it. Tether it to a small tree, preferably near some shrubs, which will serve as shelter for the birds between feedings.

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Lillian MaeGallagher

A daughter, Lillian Mae Gallagher, was born at 8:12 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, to Jeannine and Philip Gallagher of Lansford.

She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Michele and Robert Heckman of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Diane and Philip Gallagher Jr. of Lansford.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Are you a celebrity watcher? A magazine clipper? A list maker, supplement taker, whole grains baker? No matter what kind of person you are, there's a new diet cookbook to help lay the foundation for that inevitable New Year's resolution.

The 2012 crop of healthy eating books runs the gamut from secrets of the rich and famous to levelheaded lifestyle recommendations and quick-loss programs. Here are a few that crossed our desks.

For celebrity worshippers

"One Dish at a Time" by Valerie Bertinelli (Rodale Books)

Monday, December 31, 2012
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The Weatherly Community Library was the recipient of a $1,500 donation from the Carbon County Bar Association. Pictured from left are the Rev. Don Adams, library treasurer; JoAnn Garber, library

technician; Ruth Isenberg, president, library board of trustees; and attorneys Angela Stehle and Seth Miller of the Carbon County Bar Association.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its January meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

How Scrivener can help with plotting and writing will be discussed. Members are reminded to bring their laptops.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Q. What exactly is a floater that you see in your eye?

Floaters create images in your eye that look like specks, filaments, rings, dots, cobwebs or other shapes. Floaters are the most vivid when you are looking at the sky or a white surface such as a ceiling. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly.

Some biology first.

Monday, December 31, 2012
Anna Temchatin

Anna Temchatin, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, celebrated her 92nd birthday on Dec. 27.

She was born in 1920 in Hazleton, where she has lived her entire life. She had two sisters, Mary and Helen, and a brother, John, who passed away in recent years.

Her husband of almost 40 years, Wassil, passed away in 1989.

Anna has two sons, Basil and Jack; two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren.

She is a devout Catholic and a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hazleton.

Friday, December 28, 2012
Vienna RoseHolman

A daughter, Vienna Rose Holman, was born at 12:03 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2012 in Pottsville to Theresa and David Holman of Barnesville.

She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Joan and Mike Stine of Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Champ and Christine Holman of Barnesville, and the late Rita Holman.