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2010-04-13 12:09:00

Trout Opener Prompts Reminder on Wildfire Dangers, State Forest Road Closures HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly reopened Poe Valley State Park and its lake - once again stocked with trout -- await anglers traveling to central and northern Pennsylvania for Saturday's opening of the regular trout season. The park in Centre County was closed four years ago for a large-scale rehabilitation project. It is now accepting reservations for its camping season that begins...

2010-02-03 08:47:00

HERSHEY, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), announced today that it has acquired the water system assets of Nittany Water Company in north-central Pennsylvania. The purchase price of the newly acquired system, which serves nearly 1,500 people in Centre and Clinton counties, is approximately $520,000. The transaction provides Pennsylvania American Water with its first operation in Clinton County, expanding...

2009-09-22 12:54:46

Pennsylvania State University says Joel Myers, founder of AccuWeather Inc., has made a $2 million gift to the school to ensure its leadership in meteorology. Myers, a Penn State trustee and alumnus, said the gift will support the university's new weather center. Officials said the gift is the largest ever made to the school's Department of Meteorology and among the largest ever received for programs in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. School officials said the new weather facility...

2009-09-14 11:48:00

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Foster has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2009. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Central Penn Business Journal. This survey and awards program was...

2009-08-03 20:03:01

A meteorologist in State College, Pa., has documented the un-summer like weather of July in the Northeast and Midwest. Jesse Ferrell, a meteorologist with AccuWeather.com, found more than 1,100 daily record low temperatures were broken in July nationwide when he checked the National Climatic Data Center records. Several Midwestern cities reported their coldest July on record. Madison, Wis., had an average temperature of 65.7 degrees, breaking the previous record of 66.7. Cincinnati, Chicago...

2009-07-06 23:34:44

Cooler than average weather patterns in the U.S. northeast, attributed to the solar cycle, will likely persist for the rest of the summer, forecasters said. There will be spikes of summer weather, AccuWeather.com reported Monday, but weather patterns that have prevailed so far will probably last. This year represents a low point for sunspots, NASA said. Studies indicate the lower the sunspots, the less bright the sun, which could translate to less heating of Earth, although many other factors...

2009-06-24 10:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Keystone Trails Association again are jointly sponsoring the sixth "Prowl the Sproul" hiking adventure from July 17 - 19 in the Pennsylvania Wilds in Clinton County. "With thousands of acres of mountainous, unspoiled beauty, Sproul State Forest District offers the perfect venue for hikers all ages and abilities to hit the trails," said John Quigley, acting secretary of DCNR. "For...

2009-05-21 10:00:00

Three Miles of Dangerous Highwalls, Coal Refuse Piles to be Eliminated HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dangerous abandoned mine lands with more than three miles of highwalls and large piles of mine spoil in Clearfield County will be reclaimed under a $1.8 million project announced today by Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. The project will control erosion at the 146-acre site in the village of Grassflat in Cooper Township to improve water quality entering...

2009-04-28 12:15:00

SCRANTON, Pa., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Foster Career School, one of the oldest and largest online learning institutions in the world, has launched a new Certified Personal Trainer Program. With Penn Foster's Certified Personal Trainer Program, students will receive thorough training in the techniques and skills of a Personal Trainer plus a National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Certification Package that contains materials that will prepare them for NCSF Certification. As...

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2009-04-21 13:28:37

Researchers at Penn State University have conducted what they are referring to as the first-ever attempt by college counseling centers to reveal the current state of mental health issues on college campuses. Analysts at the Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health hope the new study will address a growing gap in data on the mental health of US college students. While individual campuses have respective methods of getting the pulse of community mental health issues, there has been no...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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