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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is offering an antidote to the winter doldrums with two new exhibitions that allow visitors to experience the colorful styles of the 1920s along with exotic, tropical scenes from the heart of the Caribbean.

Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection and Haitian Art from the Rodale Family Collection will run from Feb. 3 through April 14, with a festive opening party planned for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m., complete with Roaring 20s themed food, music and dress-up.

Monday, January 28, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua native Sharon Miller-Reading stands with some of her work on disply at the TCAC. Her work will be on display until mid-February.

"I'm inspired by so many things," said Tamaqua native and artist Sharon Miller-Readinger during her gallery unveiling and meet-and-greet event held at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center (TCAC).

Most of her work consists of watercolor, oil, colored pencil and pastel. Drawings range from flowers, portraits, trucks, and urban and nature scenes.

Her display showcases over 20 colorful pieces from her collection, using a variety of mediums and subjects.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sisters Rylie and Brenna Moyer, ages 7 and 6, of Coaldale recently donated 10 inches of hair each to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children in the United States and Canada under age 21, who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Connie Michalick of Connie Michalick's Family Hair Styling in Summit Hill, cut the girls' hair. This was their first hair cuts Michalick noted, adding that until recently, they only ever got their hair trimmed. Rylie and Brenna are the children of Christine and Larry Moyer of Coaldale.

Friday, January 25, 2013
Dr. John Viteritti, DO

Nearly 80 percent of adults experience some form of back pain at least once in their lifetime. With symptoms that range from dull discomfort to sharp pain or radiating numbness, back pain has many causes. And with the predictable rise of back injuries during winter weather, now is a good time to think about ways to prevent back pain and to stay out of the ER.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Feb. 4, at Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton Campus, 35 Lafayette Ave. Sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment.

During the sessions, 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.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
First lady Micehlle Obama arrives on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, for the Presidential Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inauguration balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years ago when she was new to Washington, the pomp and circumstance, and the fashion press.

She now emerged in velvet and chiffon as a bona fide trendsetter.

"I can't believe it. It's crazy," said Wu, reached at his Manhattan studio. "To have done it once was already the experience of my life. To have a second time is tremendous."

Monday, January 21, 2013
@$:LISA PRICE/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Gabby Freed in her UCA cheerleading uniform.

It isn't just the game. The building up of excitement for a coal region football game has many elements, like the aura of the stadium lights, the sounds of a marching band, and the cheerleaders poised between the bleachers of fans and the players.

For Gabrielle "Gabby" Freed, Tamaqua, a high school junior and daughter of Tom and Kim Freed, watching cheerleaders perform at a high school football game is one of her earliest memories.

Monday, January 21, 2013

If you are a high school student who loves to write and who would like the opportunity to see your work in print, the TIMES NEWS invites you to submit your work for possible publication in our newspaper.

Poems, essays, short stories and works of non-fiction will be considered for use in our Lifestyle section on a random basis, as part of a new feature called "Young Voices."

There will be no compensation for any work submitted, and all items are subject to editing.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Pocono-Lehigh Romance Writers (PLRW) will hold its February meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Palmer Township branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

How does a writer cross the threshold from "good" to "great"? Award-winning author Kathy Kulig discusses techniques used by successful businesses and individuals that can help writers make that leap in their writing career.

Friday, January 18, 2013
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2001 file photo, Phillips, who had Alzheimerís disease, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, she was 94. Phillips' column competed for decades with the advice column of Ann Landers, written by her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer. Their relationship was stormy in their early adult years, but later they regained the close relationship they had growing up in Sioux City, Iowa. The two columns differed in style. Ann Landers responded to questioners with homey, detailed advice. Abby's replies were often flippant one-liners. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

NEW YORK (AP) – Two men had recently bought a house together in San Francisco, and the neighbors were annoyed. The men were entertaining "a very suspicious mixture of people," the neighbors wrote, asking: "How can we improve the neighborhood?"

"You could move," Dear Abby replied.