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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...

2009-03-09 14:52:00

Summer courses are available in condensed format at 15 locations statewide and online to help these professionals gain new knowledge and improve skills UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School nurses in Pennsylvania now have even more options to receive valuable training with Penn State's Professional Development Program for School Nurses. Penn State continues to develop new courses for the program, to include timely, relevant topics, such as healthy lifestyles for...

2009-03-02 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sayers Reservoir still may be locked in winter's icy grip, but work crews are confident their just-completed habitat improvement project at Bald Eagle State Park soon will prove a warm-weather boon to fish, not to mention the anglers who seek them at the popular Centre County waterway. "Taking advantage of shoreline exposed for just a few months during the winter draw-down, workers installed almost 100 habitat structures on the lake...

2009-03-02 09:46:00

Campuses statewide are hot spots for summer camps on art, theatre, forensic science, technology, engineering, and the environment UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Penn State summer youth camps are cooking -- they're also writing, drawing, painting and playing music. According to camp organizers, Penn State summer camps are more than a place to spend time; they're learning experiences that allow children to discover new things, explore future career choices, make new...

2009-02-18 20:57:07

Talor Battle made four free throws in the final 16 seconds Wednesday, allowing Penn State to down No. 16 Illinois 38-33. The teams combined to make just 28-of-96 shots from the field and Illinois did not go to the foul line a single time. It was the lowest point total by far for both teams this season. Penn State won on Illinois' home court for the third straight season, marking the first time the Nittany Lions have won three consecutive road games against any Big Ten foe since joining the...

2009-02-11 10:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The closure of at least one road and restroom facilities at Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County, is likely later this month as work progresses on the Pennsylvania state park system's first nature inn, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials announced today. "Though dependent on the weather, construction work for this innovative and exciting project remains on track, but park visitors are reminded the work will require...

2008-10-27 09:00:35

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PlantSense Inc. (http://www.easybloom.com/), makers of the first Internet-connected gardening tool, today announced partnerships with leading gardening and seed companies including Ball Horticultural Company, W. Atlee Burpee and the National Gardening Association, and AccuWeather.com, The World's Weather Authority(R). PlantSense has tapped detailed plant and weather intelligence from these leading organizations to help people know what to plant where,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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