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2013-07-12 23:24:49

Middletown’s Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival is July 12th - 14th, and is set to include several performances by the Team Fastrax skydivers. This includes their much anticipated pyrotechnic display, which is an amazing site to behold. (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 The event will be held July 12th through the 14th, in Middletown’s Smith Park, which is adjacent to the Middletown Regional Airport. It has something fun for everyone, including hot air balloon rides, Murray Brothers Carnival,...

2013-07-12 23:18:36

Middletown’s 11th annual Balloon Festival, the Ohio Challenge, is this weekend, July 12th - 14th. Selection.com invites everyone to come out and enjoy the good weather and friendly atmosphere. Middletown, OH (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Since its beginning in 2003 the Middletown Balloon Festival (Ohio Challenge) has been a great family friendly event. This year is sure to be no different.     The event will be held July 12th, 13th, and 14th, in Middletown’s Smith...

Google Unveils Project Loon: Internet Access From Above
2013-06-16 05:27:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, Google announced an ambitious plan to provide true worldwide internet access by using a network of balloons. While using 19th century technology to send instantaneous communications might seem like something out of a steampunk fantasy, Google said it envisions the newly unveiled Project Loon as a way for children living in remote villages to gain access and education or far-flung farmers to track weather patterns....

2013-06-11 23:30:18

The company will participate in the exhibition from June 17 to 23 Hod Hasharon, Israel (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 CONTROP is proud to announce that - for the first time ever at an exhibition - the company will be displaying an operating state-of-the-art SPEED-A EO / IR camera payload at the upcoming Paris Air Show 2013. The SPEED-A is a unique EO / IR payload with unmatched capabilities which were specifically developed for use on tactical aerostats/balloons because of its being a...

2013-06-06 23:29:16

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a June 11 visit to the Ella Flagg Young Elementary School, 1434 N. Parkside Ave., Chicago, in the Austin neighborhood, where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a June 11 visit to the Ella Flagg Young Elementary School, 1434 N. Parkside Ave., Chicago, in the Austin neighborhood,...

2013-05-27 23:00:22

On June 3, 360 students at Rock Cut Elementary School, 7944 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, Ill., will learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved when the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Team presents an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. Loves Park, IL (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 On June 3, 360 students at Rock Cut Elementary School, 7944 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park,...

2013-05-26 23:03:24

On June 5, Edward Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts, 1119 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago, in the Near North neighborhood, will receive a special educational presentation on the physics and science of ballooning when the RE/MAX hot air balloon and its crew pay a visit. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 26, 2013 On June 5, Edward Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts, 1119 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago, in the Near North neighborhood, will receive a special educational presentation on the physics and...

2013-05-21 23:02:57

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a May 30 visit to the Jonathan Y. Scammon Elementary School, 4201 W. Henderson St., Chicago, in the Kilbourn Park neighborhood, where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay a May 30 visit to the Jonathan Y. Scammon Elementary School, 4201 W. Henderson St., Chicago, in the Kilbourn...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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