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2012-01-11 08:00:00

Thriving online small business community for passionate entrepreneurs announces the redesign and re-launch of their rapidly-growing small business social network. Stewartsville, NJ (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 The Small Business Bonfire, a thriving online small business social network for passionate entrepreneurs, has recently announced the redesign and re-launch of their rapidly-growing social network. With more than 550 small business owners joining in the first 10 months, the Small Business...

2011-05-20 00:00:30

Small Business Bonfire Invited to Provide Small Business Help and Expertise in the Local Resource Café During the NYT Small Business Summit in June, 2011. Stewartsville, NJ (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 The Small Business Bonfire, an online community providing small business help and support for entrepreneurs and small business owners, has been invited to participate in the Local Resource Café during the 2011 New York Times Small Business Summit, taking place in New York City on June...

2009-07-11 23:01:00

Some officials in Northern Ireland are trying to give the traditional July 12 bonfires a new look this year, using carbon-neutral steel beacons. The bonfires are lit by Loyalists to commemorate the victory of King William III over his Roman Catholic father-in-law, James II, in 1690. The Belfast City Council erected six of its new beacons Friday, The Times of London reported. The pyramids, set on a base of sand, are filled with wood chips and willow and are said to burn for as long as two...

2009-04-10 16:23:41

Police in the Gothenburg archipelago on Sweden's west coast hope that this year's Easter bonfire competition will be a peaceful one. Last year was calm. No reports were made related to the spruce wars, Bjorn Lansten, a Gothenburg police spokesman, told The Local. The truce in the spruce wars was no accident. A couple of years ago, police stepped up patrols in the northern archipelago during the days leading up to Easter to prevent the competition for fuel from turning violent. Ingela Olsson,...

2008-09-09 15:00:24

MOUNT DESERT - The College of the Atlantic's Beech Hill Farm will host a Farm Festival from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Families can race woolly bear caterpillars, carve apple heads, create cornhusk dolls, dye wool with mushrooms, print with leaves, enter an apple pie contest, and buy fresh organic produce and autumnal pastries. The festival will continue into the night with a potluck supper, a drive-in movie, and a bonfire. Attendance is free. For directions and information call...

2008-08-01 18:00:17

GARDENERS who burn waste were today warned they could be banned from having bonfires. Bromsgrove Council's environmental health team says it is "unacceptable" to get rid of garden and household waste by burning it because it causes pollution and becomes a problem for neighbours. Coun Peter Whittaker, Bromsgrove's portfolio holder for housing and environment, said: "Garden fires, as well as causing a nuisance for your neighbours, can damage your health and pollute the air. "The smoke...

2008-06-16 09:00:34

In this day of fuel price rises, pollution and shrinking energy resources, why do we do this? Community bonfires in other parts of the UK are now becoming fewer because of insurance issues and environmental concerns. There are other ways of celebrating rather than polluting our skies, ruining our roads and endangering our people in the task of guarding, building and igniting these pyres. Bonfires poison our air. If some other body was to poison the air breathed by our children and...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.