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2014-06-16 12:26:49

DETROIT, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parade Company is pleased to announce Meryl Davis and Charlie White, American Ice Dancing Gold Medalists, as Co-Grand Marshals for the 88(th) America's Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van. The Michigan pair, who were the first Americans to bring home an Olympic Ice Dancing gold medal at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, will be celebrated along the parade route as it travels down Woodward Avenue on Thanksgiving morning....

2014-06-06 08:20:26

DETROIT, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford Fireworks will light up the sky, Monday, June 23, at 10:06 p.m., with views of the Detroit River in downtown Detroit. Created and produced by The Parade Company, this annual event now in its 56(th) year, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators for one of the most anticipated summer nights in Detroit. "We are extremely grateful for Ford Motor Company's continued support of The Parade Company and look forward to working together on...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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