Weekly Roundup: The Veteran’s Workshop and hometown boy top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Palmyra this week.

The Veteran’s Workshop and hometown boy finds his roots back in Palmyra. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Burlington County veterans are invited to attend Veteran’s Workshop

The Medford Arts Center is providing veterans throughout Burlington County with the opportunity to express themselves artistically with a new initiative to give those who have and are serving in the military an outlet for creative expression — The Veteran’s Workshop. The genesis of the program emerged six months ago when Medford Art’s teacher Art Smith expressed his desire to have a place veterans can go for free art classes, according to President of the Board Jeffrey Lucas.

Hometown boy finds his roots back in Palmyra

There was a time when Palmyra native John Casparro thought his path would lead him to Wall Street. These days, you are more likely to find Casparro improving Palmyra’s main thoroughfare, Broad Street, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “I have always loved Palmyra,” Casparro said. “It’s part of who I am.” Having grown up in Palmyra, Casparro has fond childhood memories of purchasing baseball cards and working at the local pharmacy in town. Today, he is making new memories in his hometown with his expectant wife and daughter.

Burlington County Clerk Tim Tyler to perform free wedding ceremonies

Burlington County Clerk Tim Tyler said June 18 that he plans to perform free wedding ceremonies over the next several months at parks throughout the county. “It is my pleasure to offer couples unique opportunities to exchange vows this summer at some of the most beautiful locations in the county,” Tyler said in a statement. “Helping couples start the next chapter of their lives together is a joyous service that I always look forward to providing.”