Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, June 11th for “Arts in the Garden” – the first Second Sunday event of the season. Second Sundays are an annual series of free summer events offered at the Governor’s Residence on the second Sunday of each month from June through September. Visitors are invited to explore the Governor’s Residence and gardens from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each event will highlight a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.“Arts in the Garden at the Governor’s Residence provides a unique opportunity to meet and enjoy the work of many of our inspiring and talented Pennsylvania artists,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Second Sundays are also an excellent opportunity to visit and explore the Governor’s Residence and the exciting features that have been added to the grounds and gardens, including a newly-installed observation beehive.”During “Arts in the Garden” this Sunday, dancers from Rasika School of Dance will perform live at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and the Hanover High School Steel Drum Band (Hanover Steel) will perform at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Artists from the Art Association of Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will paint en plein air throughout the gardens. Representatives from Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center will provide fiber arts weaving demonstrations using different types of looms. Local potter and school teacher Erin Dean will provide pottery-making demonstrations using a spinning wheel, and local artist Marsha Souders will also provide demonstrations on techniques used to make clay monoprints. Face painting will be available for interested children throughout the afternoon.Governor’s Residence docents will be on hand to provide information as visitors are invited to explore the space and the gardens through self-guided tours. This event will also provide one of the last opportunities for the public to view the current art exhibit of works by former Pennsylvania House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis, which is on display in the State Rooms through the end of June. Irvis was the first African American to serve as speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction, and was also a prolific artist who created wood sculptures, abstract paintings, poetry, and other works of art during the latter half of the 20th Century.Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. The dates and themes of the 2017 Second Sunday events are as follows:Sunday, June 11:      Arts in the GardenSunday, July 9:         Healthy Eating from the GardenSunday, August 13:  Creatures of the GardenSunday, Sept. 10:      Gallery WalkIn addition to Second Sunday events, docent-led tours of the Governor’s Residence and grounds are being offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between now and the end of June. Please note that reservations are required for guided tours, and can be made by calling the Residence at 717-772-9130.For more information about the Governor’s Residence, Second Sundays and other events, visit SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 05, 2017last_img read more

Preview: Kotoko face Ashgold in SWAG Cup

first_imgAsante Kotoko will revive their rivalry with their Ashanti regional counterparts as they come face to face in Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG Cup) on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.The invitational Cup sponsored by State Insurance Company (SIC) is in honour of H.P Nyametei who was the first Ghanaian to be appointed as the CEO of the institution and also a former Hearts of Oak cum GFA chairman.Asante Kotoko who are the most successful club in the history of the Cup competition which started in 1972, with 13 titles are expected to play their hearts out to avenge the Otumfuo Cup defeat they suffered in the hands of Ashanti Gold, who have won the SWAG Cup on 3 occasions.Coach David Duncan has made a lot of changes in the Porcupine Warriors team by putting players such as Richard Mpong, Smallboy Korbah, Jordan Opoku, Prince Baffoe, etc on transfer, while about 7 new players have been recruited to augment the squad including Samuel Sekyere, Ernest Sowah, Edwin Frimpong, Bennett Ofori, etc.Also another big absentee in the Kotoko setup is Abeiku Ainooson, who recently joined Sudanese side Al Hilal on a season long loan.The Miners have a core of their team intact, but they will be missing the services of their skipper in the last season league, Lawrence Lartey, who is now plying his trade in South Africa and their attacking minded midfielder Didier Kore. Coach Bashiru Hayford’s charges will have the edge over their opponent in midfield as they are likely to parade the likes of Eric Opoku, who was last season’s Ghana Premier League best player, Kadiru Mohammed, Osei Baffour when they battle with Jackson Owusu, Kwadwo Poku, Benedict Ofori, Frank Sarfo Gyamfi, who will be in the Kotoko midfield.However Kotoko attacking trio of Obed Owusu, Dauda Mmohammed and Ahmed Toure will torment the Ashgold denfence.The supporters of Kotoko over the week cautioned their idol club to pull out of the SWAG Cup due to inadequate preparation to avoid an embarrassing defeat, but later rescinded their decision and are now backing their team to victory.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

No injuries after Air Choice One flight makes emergency landing at Mason City airport

first_imgMASON CITY — Nobody was injured after emergency crews responded to the Mason City Municipal Airport on Wednesday afternoon for an emergency landing. At about 1:45 PM, an indicator on an Air Choice One flight showed that the landing gear was not locked down into place. The plane circled above the airport while crews on the ground visually inspected the landing gear. The Beechcraft 1900 with five people on board including crew were able to safely land at the airport without incident. The Mason City Fire Department assisted airport officials with the plane landing.last_img read more