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2010-11-30 14:34:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol and Bill True are less than a year away from an empty nest. When their youngest child leaves for college next fall, they'll have a family-sized home all to themselves. "We're thinking about finally finishing the basement," Carol said. "It would make a nice new living space with a smaller second kitchen so we're not rattling around the whole house." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101130/CL09075 ) "We were looking...

2010-11-14 00:15:00

SLAPPA, makers of award winning backpacks, laptop cases, iPad cases and bags to port and protect digital gear and multimedia gear for DJ's, gamers, photographers and travelers, today announced the launch of the new "Bottomless Pit" travel trolley. Ideal for the 4-day trip, the "Bottomless Pit" is a piece of luggage that provides users with ultimate flexibility to travel with clothes, multimedia equipment and a laptop. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 12, 2010 SLAPPA, makers of award winning...

2010-11-08 16:46:00

CARLE PLACE, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation's largest outdoor retailers, will host a grand opening of its newest location in Carle Place, NY on November 13, 2010. Located across the street from the former space Eastern Mountain Sports occupied for the past 24 years, the new 13,152 square-foot store features an expanded boat department, a climbing gear test area, as well as a full-service bike shop. These improvements complement an extensive...

2010-10-13 15:40:00

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation's largest outdoor retailers, will host a grand opening of its newest location in Collegeville, PA on October 22-24, 2010. The new, 16,476 square-foot store features a 30 foot indoor climbing wall and a full-service bike shop. These improvements complement an extensive selection of outdoor apparel and gear for backpacking, camping, paddling, snowshoeing, and hiking. "Greater Philadelphia has been an...

2010-10-07 10:41:00

AVON, Conn., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation's largest outdoor retailers, will host a grand opening of its newest location in Avon, CT on October 15-17, 2010. After 9 years in Simsbury, Eastern Mountain Sports has moved to a larger location at Avon Marketplace. The new, 14,400 square-foot store is nearly double the size of the former location and features an expanded boat department, a climbing gear test area, as well as a full-service bike shop. These...

2010-10-01 18:52:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Gear believes that enjoying the outdoors shouldn't break the bank, and that's why the outdoors retailer is gearing up for its annual Mountain Gear Fall Sale. Customers will find irresistible prices on the outdoor gear and clothing they need to make the most of this fall and prepare for a terrific winter. Top brands like Marmot, Outdoor Research, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear and more are on sale. The sale doesn't favor one sport over...

2010-09-21 14:29:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The sun has barely peeked over the horizon when seven-year-old Millie Mancini creeps out of bed. It's pretty quiet in her Evanston, IL home. At least for now. The chaos of the school day is about to start. Millie's mom, Lucinda Fox, says Millie's feet are usually the first to hit the floor in her home. Hunger wakes her up, and she's ready for a big bowl of oatmeal. Nine-year- old big brother Leo, on the other hand, would rather stay in bed....

2010-09-02 08:34:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The people of Primo Water Corporation want to congratulate the people of Concord, MA for taking a tough environmental stand this year. Concord residents voted in April to ban the sale of bottled water in their town to ease the growing burden on overflowing landfills. Primo Water took notice and moved to honor the residents by sponsoring Concord's 375th birthday celebration music festival and fireworks show at 5:00pm, September 12th 2010, at...

2010-08-27 14:58:00

COLUMBIA, Ill., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Traube Tent, Inc., the mid-west's premiere tent services company announced today that the company has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Companies. Traube Tent was ranked 3,837 on a compounded three-year growth rate of 38 percent. Among St. Louis companies named to the list, Traube Tent is ranked number 12. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-26 13:59:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovest Systems, a financial technology firm specializing in trust accounting and wealth management solutions, today announced that it has participated for the third consecutive year in Operation Backpack, a program sponsored by Volunteers of America - Greater New York. Innovest once again filled backpacks with school supplies and donated them to New York area kindergarten children, many living in shelters in the Greater New York community. Innovest's...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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