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Architecture firm

feted with awards

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s designs for the Kicking Horse Residence in Golden, British Columbia, and the Colombiere Residence and Chapel for Senior Jesuits in Baltimore, were recently honored with the 2013 American Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, founded in Wilkes-Barre in 1965, has five offices throughout the United States.

The elite group of buildings and urban planning projects honored with this distinction will be displayed at The City and the World exhibition, premiering at the 14th International Biennial of Architecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina, going on through Oct. 15.

Kingston retail shop

sets opening events

Sultana’s, an international retail store featuring contemporary gifts and apparel from Central and Southeast Asia, will hold its grand opening today with an official ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m.

Sultana’s, owned by William and Gina Z. Morrison, is located at 170 S. Wyoming Ave. in the United Penn Plaza. Its phone number is 570-288-GIFT. Many of the items were handpicked by the owners on a recent buying trip to Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bali.

Students from Wyoming Seminary’s Artisan Club will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. to give free henna tattoos to shoppers. The grand-opening celebration will continue noon to 5 p.m. Saturday with a fashion show every hour on the hour with cultural information on the more unique items for sale and demonstrations on how to wear the contemporary fashions. There also will be give-aways for shoppers.

Indicators point

to peppier economy

A gauge of the U.S. economy’s future health posted a solid gain in August, signaling stronger growth in coming months.

The Conference Board said Thursday its index of leading indicators increased 0.7 percent in August from July. That followed a 0.5 percent gain in July from June.

The index is designed to signal economic conditions over the next three to six months.

Conference Board economists said the solid gains in July and August were a good sign after an earlier slowdown.

The gain in the index in August was driven by strength in the labor market and financial sectors as well as by rising manufacturing orders. There was weakness in residential construction and consumer expectations.

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