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The Adam Kalmanowicz Exeter American Legion Post 833 sponsored an essay contest called “What Memorial Day Means To Me” for Wyoming Area junior and senior high school students.

The winner of the contest was Amelia Lawrence, seventh grade. She read her essay at the ceremony that followed the West Pittston and Exeter American Legion Memorial Day parade.

Movie in the park

The Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club will sponsor a free “Movie in the Park” night on June 30, beginning at 8 p.m.

The event will be held at Dailey Park, 926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a kid-friendly movie in the park. The Kiwanis Club will provide popcorn and drinks for the children.

Honor society

Recently, Wyoming Area Catholic School, Exeter, inducted 23 sixth and seventh grade students into the National Junior Honor Society.

The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle-level students. More than just an honor roll, the National Junior Honor Society serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.

Inductees are, seventh grade, Alivia Serkosky and Justice Shoats; sixth grade, Dylan Cassetori, Morgan Crake, Claire Cunningham, Hayden Foland, Julia Girman, Lauren Granteed, Isabel Grudzinski, Kayla Kovaleski, Sydney Kozden, John Wayne Kravitz, Grace Mangan, Caitlyn Maslar, Aiden Morgan, Ava Newman, Aiden O’Haire, Joyce Renfer, Coltin Rosencrance, Jayden Satkowski, Aryan Tolani, John Tondora and Paige Yastremski.

Wyoming Area Catholic news

The Wyoming Area Catholic summer accelerated reader program will begin on Monday, July 3. The library will be from June 16 to June 30 and July 4-5. The last day of summer reading will be Aug. 10.

The uniform exchange tables will be set up for parents to look for uniforms their children need during summer office hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays from July 10 to Aug. 18.

The school office will be closed June 16, June 26-28, July 4 and on Fridays from July 17 to Aug. 4.

Wyoming Area Catholic

summer programs

Wyoming Area Catholic School is once again running its Mom and Tots Summer Reading Camp for preschool students ages 3 to 4. The camp will run every Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks in July, beginning July 11 through July 28. The three weeks will offer story time, crafts, snacks and some playground fun. For more information or to register, please call Wyoming Area Catholic School at 570-654-7982. There is no cost for the Mom and Tots program, but registration is required.

Wyoming Area Catholic School also will offer the following Summer Learning Camps for 2017:

June 19-23:

Engineering Fundamentals — Grades one to three, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $125. Instructor: NEPA Stem Fusion.

Video Game Programming — Grades four to eight, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $125. Instructor: NEPA Stem Fusion.

Space Place — Grades five to eight, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $75. Instructor: Ali Baur.

Make a Movie — Grades five to eight, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $75. Instructor: Jackson Fiore.

Pamper Your Pooch — Grades five to eight, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $75 plus $10 for materials. Instructor: Eileen Rishcoff.

  The Art of Zentangle — Grades five to eight, noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $75. Instructor: Eileen Rishcoff.

Sticks Down ... The Best Sport in Town field hockey camp — Grades four to eight, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $75. Instructor: Toni Griseto.

  Color My World — Grades three to six, noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $75. Instructor: Toni Griseto.

Silly Stem Challenge Week — Grades K to two, noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $75. Instructors: Erin Weiss and Amy Rosencrance.

July 10-14:

Commotion in the Ocean — Grades one to two, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $75 plus $10 for materials. Instructor: Dana Ungureit.

July 17-21

Acting and Stage Workshop — Grades four to six, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $75. Instructors: Michael Sullin and Dawn Sullin.

To obtain a brochure of the description of all classes and registration information, please call Wyoming Area Catholic School during school hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Courses are open to all students in the community.

Cosmopolitan Seniors

casino trip

Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens have scheduled a trip to the Sands Casino on Thursday, June 22, followed by a trip to the Hollywood Casino on Wednesday, July 19. You do not have to be a member to go on the trips. For information, call Johanna at 570-655-2720.

Wyoming Free

Library news

Wyoming Free Library announced the following programs:

The library is hosting a Krispy Kreme Doughnut fundraiser. The cost is $7.50 per dozen of glazed doughnuts and $6 per half dozen of buyer’s choice of chocolate iced glaze, glazed raspberry, glazed creme filled and glazed lemon filled. The sale continues through Wednesday, June 28. Pickup is Friday, June 30 starting at 11 a.m. Orders can be placed at the circulation desk and money is due when the order is placed. 

The library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, through Friday, July 14. Please call the library for more information.

The library will meet and discuss “The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood at noon Saturday, Aug. 26. Please contact the library to register. 

Registration for summer reading will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19. Parents can call the library or register in person. A complete list of activities is available at the front desk, on the library web page, and on Facebook.

Wyoming Free Library and Wyoming Methodist Church are hosting a Classic Car Day from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Children will have the chance to display their classic and Matchbox cars at the library and at the church. Classic cars also will be on display in the parking lot. Lunch items and ice cream will be on sale at the church, with proceeds benefiting the church. Please call the library to register. 

The library will host a monthly themed tea party. The program is free to all children ages 3 and older. Space is limited, so call the library to register. 

Programs include Please Play and Manners, noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17; Tropical Island Vacation, 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, and All About the Library, 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

West Wyoming

yard waste

West Wyoming Borough will collect yard waste Thursday, June 29, for residents living in the Atherton Park section, up to but not including Eighth Street. Residences on Eighth Street up to the Exeter line will have their scheduled collection Thursday, June 22. Thereafter, yard waste will be picked up on alternating Thursdays.

Place yard waste out the night before the collection in open containers and bundle and tie any bushes, hedges or small trees in 3-foot lengths. Yard waste containers should not exceed 30 pounds. No plastic, stones or dirt allowed.

 West Wyoming recycling

West Wyoming Borough is using single stream recycling, so cans, paper, plastic, and cardboard can be commingled together and deposited in any of the recycling containers located behind the fire department.

Glass recycling needs to be separated and deposited in the designated glass recycling container. Please do not throw garbage in the recycling containers.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming. To include an item in her column, contact her at or 570-301-2185.