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2012-09-20 23:03:25

BE opens office in Blacksburg, VA to focus on cyber security projects and mobile application development. Blacksburg, VA (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Buchanan & Edwards (BE) is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Blacksburg, Virginia. This office will be primarily dedicated to software development and will serve as an opportunity for BE to collaborate with the technical excellence of Virginia Tech´s faculty and students. The BE Blacksburg Software Development Office...

2011-06-03 08:30:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children in the mountain village of Ti Peligre, Haiti, needed safe passage across a treacherous river to reach school. To help, a dozen Virginia Tech students - determined to prevent more drownings - designed and helped build a 200-foot bridge. For as long as villagers could remember, people lost their lives when the rains came. River waters swelled, dashing to their deaths those who lost footing during crossing to reach an adjoining...

2010-11-01 11:39:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An in-depth ethnographic study of the social media habits of Blacksburg, VA, the first internet wired town in the world, demonstrates the power of consumer endorsed goods and services on sales, according to a study by OgilvyOne, New York. As a town of early adopters, the residents and businesses of Blacksburg are using geo-local services such as Foursquare, combined with Twitter, blogs and Facebook to deepen relationships with friends, neighbors and...

2010-06-21 09:45:00

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chamber music lovers and opera buffs, take note. The concert schedule of Viva Virginia, a two-week opera and chamber music festival starting June 21, includes a clarinet quintet and romantic pieces for violin and piano. Other powerhouse pieces to be performed are Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 for Strings by J. S. Bach and Il Tramonto by Respighi for voice and string quartet. The festival will bring together luminaries from the opera and...

2008-10-09 03:00:31

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Two professors from Russia are visiting schools in Montgomery County this week to find out how local educators work with students, and others, with disabilities. Elena Nikolayevna Pryakhina and Marina Alekseyevna Shumskikh, both teachers at the Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, observed classes at Blacksburg High, Blacksburg Middle and Kipps Elementary schools Tuesday. The pair wants to take back proof that they...

2008-09-19 03:00:28

The Town of Blacksburg, Virginia is requesting sealed proposals to obtain miscellaneous professional services on an as needed basis within the following disciplines airport engineering, civil engineering, water systems and tanks, sewer systems and pumps, architecture, landscape architecture, database programming/GIS support, technical support, planning, land surveying, geotechnical, environmental assessment and mitigation, structural engineering and mechanical engineering. Projects may...

2008-08-21 03:00:41

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Each of Montgomery County's schools will be accredited, according to preliminary Standards of Learning test results handed to school board members Tuesday, although whether each school will make the federal government's benchmarks for "adequate yearly progress" is still in the air. This is the first time all the county's schools have been accredited. The state hands out five different accreditation ratings based on how well...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

Finding of no significant impact for transfer of 80 acres of Army land to the Division of Veterans Services for the construction and operation of a Virg1nia State Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia at Radford Army Ammunition Plant January, 2008 The Virginia Department Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS) is proposing to acquire 80 acres of Federal land on behalf of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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