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2014-07-14 23:06:42

Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner evolves with the future growth of Tysons, newly unveiled as the Sheraton Tysons Hotel. Tysons, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Since 1986, the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner has been a local icon to the Tysons Corner skyline and a staple within the community. With Tysons Corner becoming its own municipality, known simply as “Tysons”, the iconic hotel will now be identified as the Sheraton Tysons Hotel. In addition to Tysons becoming its own...

2014-07-02 12:20:35

ARLINGTON, Va., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Memorial will host The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants on Friday, July 4, 2014 for an Independence Day Concert from 8:00p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Following the concert, attendees will have a spectacular view of the Washington, D.C. fireworks courtesy of the Capitol 4(th) Celebration. The concert is free and open to the public. Currently, the Air Force Memorial has a challenging parking situation due to the...

2014-06-25 23:01:13

On June 19th, 2014, Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB), of Waldorf, Maryland, received an award from the Maryland Associated General Contactors (AGC) for their dedication to safety. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 On June 19th, 2014, Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB), of Waldorf, Maryland, received an award from the Maryland Associated General Contactors (AGC) for their dedication to safety. HPC was granted...

2014-06-25 08:36:19

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dataprise, Inc., a leading information technology managed services provider, announced today that it has signed a new 10-year lease for its Rockville, Maryland headquarters off of Shady Grove Road in Montgomery County. The company is expanding into more than 23,000 square feet and has plans to hire an additional 30 employees to staff its state of the art remote support and cloud service center. The company's new headquarters will...

2014-06-25 08:27:30

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the Torpedo Factory Art Center's 40th anniversary celebration, resident glass artist Alison Sigethy (http://www.alisonsigethy.com) will install five of her large-scale Levitation Towers in the building's public space. One of a few public works popping up around the Factory to celebrate the anniversary of this community institution, the Towers provide interactive engagement between visitors and the building itself....

2014-06-18 23:14:17

Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company states median sale prices have increased in some areas of the region. Burke, VA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 According to the latest market reports compiled from data from residential real estate transactions throughout the region, the Northern Virginia real estate market experienced some positive trends in May. Median sale prices have increased in areas of the region. The Northern Virginia market includes the city of Alexandria,...

2014-06-18 12:21:03

ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program has announced Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) of Northern Virginia as its fifth CyberPatriot Center of Excellence. CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing youth cyber education program, is AFA's flagship science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. Students in the program also gain...

2014-06-06 20:21:54

CHANTILLY, Va., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by All Dulles Area Muslim Society: ACHN Background ACHN is a volunteer based, non-profit committed to providing patient centered healthcare to uninsured, low-income families. Based in Northern Virginia, ACHN represents the 1st Muslim organized initiative that seeks to provide comprehensive healthcare needs of all qualifying low-income families including those who are not Virginia residents. Although...

2014-06-02 16:23:43

BALTIMORE, Md., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agriculture Law Education Initiative has recently launched an Infoline phone number for the agricultural community to call. The Infoline phone number directs callers to legal information resources related to their agricultural operation. The Infoline, (410) 706-7377, is answered by staff at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. "A central goal of the Initiative is to assist in the preservation of...

2014-05-21 23:09:33

BRAiN Experience at Ideaventions in Oakton, VA on par with programs offered at nationally acclaimed universities like Stanford and Duke. Deadline to apply May 30. Oakton, VA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The combined brainpower of Ursinus College and the innovation of Oakton-based ideaventions are coming together to produce an exceptional BRAiN program that will enrich Northern Virginia and surrounding communities as highly motivated middle school students produce valuable new research....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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