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Lifestyle

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Dutch Meatloaf is easy to make and a perfect weeknight meal. A side of mashed potatoes is another way to enjoy the tasty sauce.

I own an obscene number of cookbooks. Some were very pricey with beautiful, full-color photos that could easily be mistaken for a coffee-table book.

They fill three full shelves on the bookcase in my dining room, as well as two other shelves in my kitchen.

My favorite cookbooks, however, are your standard, everyday, spiral-bound cookbooks created by local churches or organizations trying to raise a few bucks. These books are loaded with great family recipes from local cooks.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of training classes on Diabetes Self Management from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays: Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Sessions will be held in the first-floor board room at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

The course will be facilitated by certified diabetes educator Susan Generose.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Awareness, screenings, and early detection are the keys in the fight against breast cancer," states the Northeastern PA Gallery of Hope home page.

"If detected early, the five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer is 97 percent."

To promote breast cancer awareness, the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will sponsor its ninth annual Pink Light Walk at the Lehighton Recreation Center on Oct. 7.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the walk to follow at 6:30 p.m. Participants will walk from the recreation center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre and back.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Q. I'm a Baby Boomer who still loves rock concerts, but sometimes I worry if the noise is hurting my old ears.

Sound volume is measured in decibels. You risk hearing loss when you are exposed to sounds at 85 dBs or more. The louder the sound and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk.

Here's the bad news: rock music is on many lists as an example of a dangerous sound. Here's one of those lists:

30 dB = library

50 dB = rain

60 dB = conversation (apolitical)

70 dB = vacuum cleaner

80 dB = busy street

90 dB = shop tools

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Taggart

Most adults probably remember going to the doctor as a child to have their 'shots.'

While painful at the time, those shots or immunizations helped prevent potentially serious diseases such as mumps, measles and polio that were widespread before vaccinations were successfully developed in the 1950s and 1960s.

Did you know that as adults, it's just as important to receive recommended immunizations to stay healthy?

Monday, August 25, 2014
This image released by Ace Hardware shows a wall color by Clark + Kensington, which is collaborating with OPI Products, pairing nail lacquer colors with matching interior paint. (AP Photo/ Ace Hardware)

NEW YORK (AP) – Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it's all about nails.

Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine.

"We're seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching," she said. "They're showing up across the country. Nails are an accessory now in the same way as jewelry, but a more affordable one."

Monday, August 25, 2014
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File Fashion from the Kenneth Cole Fall 2014 collection is modeled during New York Fashion Week in February. Lucky magazine style editor Laurel Pantin says trends for cooler weather include baby blue outerwear,  shearling coats, oversized sweaters, plaids,  black-and-white prints, straight trouser pants, hiking boots, blanket coats and Pendleton prints.

NEW YORK (AP) – It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look "clean and fresh for fall," according to Lucky magazine's style editor, Laurel Pantin.

The Santa Fe Look

"One of my personal favorite trends is what we're calling 'Santa Fe' around the office," Pantin said in a telephone interview. "It's a little bit Southwestern-inspired, with a Native American influence, blanket coats, Pendleton prints."

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. David W. DeLay

The Cork Factory in Lancaster was the setting for the April 12, 2014, wedding of April Leona Gosnell, daughter of Glenn and Debra Gosnell of Clarksville, Ohio, and David William DeLay, son of David J. and Linda Rae DeLay of Tamaqua.

The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Theresa Gilberti.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by maid of honor Kaitlin Brandesky of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bridesmaids included the bride's cousins, Tory Gosnell of King of Prussia and Jessica Welsh of Honey Brook, and Whitney Shindorf of Toledo, Ohio.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tracey Elizabeth Lapolte and Howard T. Brogus, both of Brockton

Lorissa E. Lazarus and Frank T. Miller, both of Tamaqua

Jessica L. Bensinger of Tamaqua and Travis J. Halabura of Orwigsburg

Tiffany Lynn Stahler and Patric Brian Kozak, both of Tamaqua

Jennifer Lynn Rucco and Robert David Nunemacher, both of Coaldale

Rachael J. Goetzke and Thomas J. Hughes, both of Tamaqua

Megan K. Phillips and Jason W. Jacobs, both of Tamaqua

Analisha Christman and Andrew G. Danko, both of Tamaqua

Malinda M. Veron and Daniel Richard Coombe, both of Tamaqua

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Drew Kohan

Erica Beth VanDusen of Annapolis, Maryland, and Drew Dominic Kohan, also of Annapolis, were united in marriage on June 6, 2014, at Anne Arundel Courthouse in Annapolis. The double ring ceremony was officiated by County Clerk Robert P. Duckworth.

The wedding was attended by the couple's parents and siblings. A wedding luncheon was held at the couple's home in Annapolis, followed by a wedding trip to Nags Head, North Carolina.

The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Beth VanDusen of Glens Falls, New York. She is a graduate of Glens Falls High School and Holy Cross College.