Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Visitors to Join them for the Final Second Sunday Event of 2015 at the Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Visitors to Join them for the Final Second Sunday Event of 2015 at the Governor’s Residence SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 10, 2015center_img First Lady Frances Wolf,  Governor’s Residence,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to join them at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, September 13 for the upcoming “Second Sunday” event, the last of the season. Each second Sunday from June through September, visitors are invited to attend a series of free summer events at the Governor’s Residence and gardens. Each event highlights a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.“Tom and I are excited to open the Governor’s Residence for the final Second Sunday event of the summer in conjunction with Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “We hope visitors from across the Central PA region and the commonwealth will take advantage of this opportunity to check out our new art exhibit – the Pennsylvania Art Experience, spend one-on-one time with the artists, and participate in art-related activities for all ages. It should be a lot of fun and we hope many of our Central PA neighbors can join us.”This week’s event coincides with Harrisburg Gallery Walk. The Residence will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Visitors will be among the first to view the newly installed art exhibit featuring 70 pieces of artwork by members of the Pennsylvania Art Experience. Curator Rob Evans and members of the group will be painting in the Residence gardens throughout the event and will be available to discuss their artwork on display.Second Sunday attendees can also participate in artist-led canvas painting classes taught by an instructor from aMuse Uncorked, a Harrisburg-based business owned by Bryan and Adie Hanisko. The thirty minute classes will start promptly at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and will take place in the Jane Shafer Rose Garden. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to adults and children ten years of age or older. Master Gardeners will share tips on feeding wild birds throughout the winter months and will provide children with the opportunity to make their own pine cone and peanut butter bird feeder. Residence docents, or tour guides, will also be available to provide information as visitors are invited to participate in self-guided tours of the Residence and gardens.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. For more information, visit www.residence.pa.gov.last_img read more

Boston Bruins’ extensions for Charlie Coyle, Chris Wagner show faith in forward depth

first_imgCoyle, 27, signed a six-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $5.25 million — a $2.05 million pay increase that recognizes his quality play at center behind Bergeron and David Krejci along with his ability to move up and down the lineup with ease.A Weymouth, Mass., native (they call him ‘the Mayor of Weymouth’ in Boston), Coyle excelled playing for his childhood favorite Bruins after he was acquired from the Minnesota Wild. He scored 16 points in 24 games during last spring’s playoff run.”They’re so ingrained in the community of Boston…They understand the pressures of playing with the Bruins and they’re really good teammates. For us it was a really good fit.”🎥After inking Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to new deals, Don Sweeney addressed the media in Ottawa: pic.twitter.com/ulgpn7dayB— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 27, 2019Wagner inked a three-year contract that keeps him in Boston through the 2022-23 season with an annual cap hit of $1.35 million — on par with what the team pays other bottom-six forwards like Sean Kuraly ($1.275 million cap hit) or Joakim Nordstrom ($1 million).The 28-year-old grew up in Walpole, Mass., and goes way back with Coyle — the two even played together as high schoolers in a local junior league. ‘The Mayor of Walpole’ endeared himself to Bruins fans in 2018-19 when he produced a career-high 12 goals and 29 points and excelled on the team’s penalty kill.Depth scoring has proven hard to come by for GM Don Sweeney and head coach Bruce Cassidy in recent seasons. With a nearly unstoppable first line, a second-round playoff exit came in 2017-18 when its stars found themselves suffocated by an all-around elite Tampa Bay Lightning team.🎥@chriswags23 on his excitement for the extension and how special it is to sign on the same day as Charlie Coyle: “Saw a tweet of our picture together for the South Shore Kings. Pretty much almost 10 years later now, can’t make that stuff up.” pic.twitter.com/uKOvbmenLU— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 27, 2019Enter Wagner and, later, Coyle last season; nine different Bruins scored double-digit point totals in the playoffs, with Coyle standing out whether he centered an effective third line or filling in at right wing in a pinch. This season, Coyle has picked up where he left off (14 points in 24 games) and Wagner remains on pace to match last year’s totals with five points in 23 games. The Boston Bruins made a show of faith in a depth approach at the forward position when the team announced it had signed Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multi-year contract extensions that will keep a pair of local kids in black and gold for years to come.Both players are relative newcomers to the Bruins organization, but they have quickly grown into fan favorites by effectively providing secondary scoring and high-quality puck possession behind the likes of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. Now, the two players who would have been unrestricted free agents in 2020 are getting paid. The Bruins appreciate the versatility Coyle brings to his game and will now retain an effective center through his prime while centers-of-the-future Jack Studnicka, Jakub Lauko and John Beecher continue to develop. Wagner, similarly, earned his new contract with career-high scoring totals and physical play (his 247 hits in 2018-19 ranked 11th among all NHL players).These two new contracts do not absolutely guarantee Boston’s continued success entering a new decade; Sweeney still has tough decisions ahead (and even less money to play with now) as UFA-to-be Torey Krug and team captain Zdeno Chara remain unsigned beyond this season. According to CapFriendly, the Bruins have $16.289 million in cap space for the 2020-21.While some uncertainty on the blue line remains, Coyle and Wagner’s extensions are a pledge to stick with what’s working at forward.last_img read more