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2014-10-30 23:00:32

Join us at Delaware Valley College for a screening of a film about the extinction of the passenger pigeon and the unveiling of an exhibit tied to the film. Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 For centuries, this long-distance flyer was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. Then, in a matter of decades, it was hunted to extinction. On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, died in the Cincinnati Zoo, marking the end of the species....

2014-10-27 08:30:51

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued regarding the In re Specialty Products Holding Corp. matter (Case No. 10-11780 (PJW) (Bankr. D. Del. 2010). A Joint Plan of Reorganization ("Plan") has been filed to reorganize Specialty Products Holding Corp. (formerly known as RPM, Inc.), Bondex International, Inc., Republic Powdered Metals, Inc., and NMBFiL, Inc. (formerly known as Bondo Corporation) (collectively, "Debtors") in the United...

2014-10-24 16:21:17

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 30, 2014, Delaware River and Bay Authority ("the Authority") was notified of a possible security compromise involving credit and debit card data stored on certain systems at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry's terminals and vessels. An investigation into this incident was immediately initiated and our team, including third-party forensics experts, has been working continuously to understand the nature and scope of the incident. Although...

2014-10-24 12:26:43

Unique Building Design, Versatility And Reliability Make Copper Pipe The Better Choice Over Black Steel For Plumbing And Mechanical Systems NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it came time to install the plumbing and mechanical system at the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, the shape of the new building created some unforeseen challenges for the contractor. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-10-24 08:28:33

Provides leading information and business risk solutions to the area ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Essextec is pleased to announce its continuing expansion into the Philadelphia metropolitan area with the October 1 opening of an office and conference center in West Conshohocken, PA. As one of the nation's leading information and business risk solutions providers, this expansion will enable Essextec to offer comprehensive, fully integrated technology...

2014-10-23 23:04:00

Governor Markell and Senator Coons join Vision To Learn Founder Austin Beutner at kickoff event. Based on success in California, Delaware works with Vision To Learn to provide free mobile eye exams & glasses to children in low-income communities with a plan to help more than 6,000 children in Delaware. Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Austin Beutner, Vision To Learn Founder, was joined today by Delaware Governor Jack Markell and U.S. Senator Christopher Coons to launch...

2014-10-23 12:35:17

Contribution to support growth of program in Delaware, help Delaware students succeed DOVER, Del., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools of Delaware (CISDE) - part of the nation's largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life - today announced a $694,400 AT&T Aspire contribution that will enable the organization to expand its integrated student services model to more schools in Delaware. The program expansion...

2014-10-20 20:22:56

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Midstream Partners, LP (Dominion Midstream), a Delaware limited partnership and a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc. (Dominion) (NYSE: D), today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 20,125,000 common units representing limited partner interests in Dominion Midstream at $21.00 per common unit pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...

2014-10-17 16:24:45

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- atTAcK Addiction, winner of the Governor's 2014 volunteer service award , and the News Journal have partnered to present Passport to Awareness on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Passport to Awareness was created as a follow up to the well received Heroin Forum which was presented by the News Journal earlier this year. The Heroin Forum raised the community's awareness of the growing addiction epidemic. Passport to Awareness takes the next...

2014-10-16 08:28:07

Teen Filmmakers Will Screen New Short Films With Guest Appearances by Local Young Artists and Musicians. LANDENBERG, Pa., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning filmmakers Kurtis, Kris, and Nik Theorin will premiere two short films, Alien Communications and GUMBALL, on Sunday, November 2(nd) at the Theater N in Wilmington, DE from 2:00-4:00pm. The three brothers and their mom, photographer Amy Theorin, are the creative force behind Something's Awry Productions based in...


Latest Delaware Reference Libraries

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

Modern game fowl
2014-07-02 09:12:05

The modern game fowl is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England during the latter half of the nineteenth century. This breed was developed by crossing Malays with Old English game, and although it was bred to look like a fighting chicken, it was never intended to be used as one, especially after cockfighting became illegal in its native country of England. It was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an official breed in 1874. The modern game fowl varies in...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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