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Local authors chronicle the history of Wyoming in vintage images

Local authors chronicle the history of Wyoming in vintage images

WYOMING, MI - Local authors Norma Lewis and Jay de Vries present Wyoming, the newest addition to the popular Images of America Series by Arcadia Publishing. With over 200 vintage images, Wyoming chronicles the history of a city whose residents were extremely prideful in their community.

Wyoming became a city in 1959, the same year Alaska and Hawaii became states, but it's history began more than a century earlier. The first permanent settlers began to arrive in 1832, and in 1848 the regions split, with the northern portion becoming Wyoming and the southern Byron Center.

The farmers came first with the businesses that supported them, and industry followed. The various gypsum mines were among the earliest arrivals.

Local hardware store to host "Jewelry as Hardware" open house

Wyoming, MI - Godwin Hardware & Plumbing is hosting its "Jewelry as Hardware” open house on Saturday, November 13th. Their website described the event as a, "make-and-take workshop where you'll learn how to create fun jewelry from inexpensive items found in the hardware store."

With over 175 people signed up as of this morning, organizers have been quite surprised by the events popularity.

"I'm overwhelmed and overjoyed that the community is as excited as we are - and now the guys don't think we're crazy." said workshop leader and service associate Julie Londo.

Demonstrations are at 9:30, 11:00, 12:30 and 2:00. There is no charge for the event itself but you'll have to pay for any items you use.

Please RSVP by calling (616)243-3131.

Additional information and photos can be found on their Facebook page.

Wyoming Park Theater Company presents, The Wizard of Oz

Wyoming Park High School’s Theater Company presents The Wizard of Oz.  Be amazed at this much loved musical, a family classic with a new fantastical look at Dorothy’s magical world. This musical will bring alive all the classic songs and delightful characters that have been adored for generations. Director Jeremy Schnotala will delight you with an exciting approach and original twist to this cultural classic as the audience is encouraged in this version to pay close attention to “the man behind the curtain.” Performances are December  1, 2, 3, & 4, at 7:00 p.m. with an extra matinee on December 4 at 2 p.m. in the Dan Heintzelman Auditorium, located at Wyoming Park High School, 2125 Wrenwood SW, Wyoming, Michigan.

For over sixteen years the Wyoming Park Theater Company has been a integral part of the Wyoming and Grand Rapids community.

Rogers High School presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wyoming, MI - Rogers High School, in conjunction with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, will be preforming Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Each season Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Michigan's only year-round, touring professional Shakespeare company, does a residency with one West Michigan school and this year they have partnered with Rogers High School. The group of professional actors rehearse and perform alongside the cast of students to create a unique presentation that you don't want to miss.

They will be preforming at Dog Story Theater October 15, 16 and 17 and Rogers High School October 22, 23 and 24.

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