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2014-05-01 20:25:20

READING, Pa., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust and the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association today announced Dr. Robert C. Ziegenfus and Victoria Kintzer, two charter members of the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, are winners of this year's Local Hero Award. The award, which recognizes significant contributions to farmland preservation in Pennsylvania, was presented by Andrew McElwaine, AFT President and CEO, during the Association's...

2012-07-15 23:01:17

Berks County web design and search engine optimization firm Power Marketing International announces discounts on web design, web marketing, and search engine optimization services for qualified non-profit organizations. Savings range from 10-33% and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. READING, PA (PRWEB) July 15, 2012 Power Marketing International LLC, a Berks County web design, web marketing, and search engine optimization firm located near Reading, PA, announced discounts and...

2011-07-26 11:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state Department of Health is advising the public of potential exposure to a case of measles in Berks, Bucks, Delaware and Lehigh counties. This possible exposure is in direct link to the July 11 exposure previously reported at the Rite Aid Drug Store, 3145 Main St., in Morgantown, Berks County. A person who has been diagnosed as possibly having measles may have exposed other people to the disease on the following dates at...

2008-08-14 00:00:39

By John Walk A proposal by Conestoga Landfill in Berks County to pipe landfill gas to Lancaster County - where it would be used to help power local industry - has been given the green light. The state Department of Environmental Protection's Southcentral Regional office approved the plan Monday. Granger Energy of Morgantown will have a gas-treatment facility built adjacent to Conestoga Landfill, also in Morgantown, along with a 9-mile pipeline that will deliver gas to businesses in...

2007-12-03 12:00:58

RehabCare Group, Inc. (NYSE: RHB) and The Reading Hospital and Medical Center (The Reading Hospital) announced today a joint venture to develop the first long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The 60-bed LTACH will be housed within a new post-acute facility being constructed in Spring Township, about five miles from The Reading Hospital's main campus. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility was held on Friday, November 30. (Photo available upon...


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2012-06-18 05:03:00

Symbol: CRBO3 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: CrataegusbonaSarg. distribution:USA(PA) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin