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Banners Honoring Heroes To Be Dedicated In Swoyersville

May 11, 2019 GMT

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” — Jeff Miller Swoyersville Borough Council and Mayor Christopher Concert have received an invitation from the Swoyersville Kiwanis Club to the military banner dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Swoyersville American Legion pavilion. There will be some local dignitaries in attendance. The public is invited. Kiwanis welcome new members Yes, it is time to spring into action and become part of a group that just keeps on giving. Those interested in becoming a part of the Swoyersville Kiwanis family are invited to be guests of the Swoyersville Kiwanis at the next dinner meeting. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school cafeteria, Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Kiwanis support Make A Wish, St. Joseph’s Centers, local food pantries and many more community projects, including street signs throughout Swoyersville and the new Honoring Our Heroes banners. For reservations or inquiries, call 570-283-1677 or email swoyk1951@comcast.net or k-swoy@comcast.net. Kingston Corners exhibit The exhibit, “Then & Now — The Corners,” a pictorial history of Kingston Corners over the past three centuries, is available for viewing at the Pierce Street Deli / Gallery during daily business hours. A preview reception was held by the Kingston Historical Society on May 1, and public reception was so positive that the exhibit has been extended to Wednesday, May 29. Kingston Corners, the hub of the municipality’s business district, began in the 18th century when Lawrence Myers purchased a large plot of land on which he built a tavern and divided lots for the construction of stores along the “Great Road” (Wyoming Avenue). Kingston Historical Society The Kingston Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in council chambers, Kingston Municipal Building, Wyoming Avenue. Details of the third annual Tour of Churches, to be held Sunday, June 23, will be discussed. The nominating committee will announce a slate of officers for next year. All members, residents and friends are invited to attend. Membership renewal letters have been issued. For information, contact the society at P.O. Box 1702, Kingston, PA 18704 or email kingstonhistorical@ gmail.com Plymouth Watch events The Plymouth Neighborhood Watch will hold its annual spring community yard sale / scavenger hunt from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Rain date is June 1. More than 40 businesses and homes are participating this year. Each will have a stamp for shoppers to collect. Each stamp will be an entry to the raffle. Maps and prizes will be handed out at the municipal lot at Gaylord Avenue and Main Street. Wyoming Seminary events Wyoming Seminary is offering a variety of camps in June and July to area students in early childhood, elementary, middle and high school. This year’s offerings feature a new class in glassblowing. The Summer Explorations program runs June 10-28 and includes a variety of activities for children ages 3 to eighth grade. Most sessions are half-day sessions, held in the morning and afternoon, and all sessions will be held at Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. A one-week Summer STEM Program will be held at Wyoming Seminary Upper School in Kingston, June 24-28. Students entering grades five to eight are welcome. The Summer at Sem Creative Arts Program, a summer program for students ages 12-18 interested in music, dance, musical theater and visual arts, will be held July 7 to Aug. 4 at Sem’s Upper School. Sessions are one and two weeks in length and feature opportunities for performance in Sem’s new Kirby Center for Creative Arts. This summer’s musical theater production is the Broadway hit “Pippin.” Students ages 12-18 can register for a Digital Film making class, July 8-12, open to both beginners and those with experience, and a new glassblowing class, July 15-19. Led by members of the Keystone College Mobile Glass program, students will work in both hot and cold glass work creation under professional instruction from internationally respected artists. The Summer Junior Arts Program, July 8-19 at the Upper School, is open to children ages 7-12 and features a sample of several art disciplines, such as dance, theater, instrumental and vocal music, and a collaborative performance at the program’s end. This program will feature a focus on Shakespeare. For high school students interested in taking academic courses, Sem offers a four-week College Prep Institute from July 8-Aug. 2 at the Upper School. Classes meet every day in morning and afternoon sessions; courses include public speaking, health education, the creation of music, discovery of art, and the Bible and western culture. For information on these summer programs, call the Summer at Sem office at 570-270-2161 or visit the website at www.wyomingseminary.org/summer. Also at Sem, music of J.S. Bach, Liszt, Debussy, Prokofiev and Brahms will be performed during a special recital at Wyoming Seminary Upper School at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20. The recital, presented by Sem alumni Zhi Yi Dong ’16 on violin and Dominick Cristofori D’Alessandro ’17 on piano, will be performed in Sem’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. The recital is free to the public. Barbara Pitcavage writes about the West Side. Contact her at rocko1245@aol.com.