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2012-04-01 23:01:40

A local business´ support helped save the largest wild water rafting, kayaking, and canoeing event in the country. Farmington, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 New Energy Works Timberframers recently announced their continued support of the Wild Water Derby, a community funded racing event with multiple divisions for kayaks, canoes, and rafts, held in Shortsville, NY April 28 and 29. Rated one of the largest paddling events in the country by the American Canoe Association, this small town...

2011-08-05 11:00:00

ERIE, Pa., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean out those desk drawers and office storage areas of old cell phones and empty printer cartridges and donate them to Special Olympics Illinois through its new recycling program Recycle for Competition, a proud sponsor of the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby. "This program is new way for businesses and individuals to help a great cause without spending a dime," said Carrie Belknap, Project Manager, Recycle for Competition. "If you're near 400 N....

2011-07-21 09:00:00

AKRON, Ohio, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday evening, more than 500 soap box derby champions and their guests will get a special treat: a private screening of "25 Hill," hosted by the movie's writer and director Corbin Bernsen. Bernsen also stars in the soap box derby-themed film, which had its world premiere at the historic Akron Civic Theatre on July 9. The racers, who represent 43 states and seven countries, are in town for the 74th running of the All-American Soap Box Derby at...

2011-07-11 23:42:00

PHOENIX, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball's biggest sluggers went to bat for charities tonight and helped State Farm and Major League Baseball raise $603,000 during the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Field. Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees knocked off Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox and captured the long ball crown by belting 12 home runs during the Championship Round. With Derby champion Cano leading the way, the eight participating MLB hitters clubbed 95...

2011-07-11 14:00:00

PHOENIX, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm and Major League Baseball's (MLB) biggest hitters will swing for the fences for kids from Phoenix Area Boys & Girls Clubs (BGCA) during the 2011 State Farm® Home Run® Derby on Monday, July 11, at Chase Field. Eight local youths will line up with Home Run Derby captains David Ortiz, Prince Fielder and their teammates and take their shot at winning $50,000 from State Farm to help their local club get...

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Derby's Woolly Opossum, Caluromys derbianus
2012-07-10 14:20:57

Derby's woolly opossum (Caluromys derbianus), also known as the Central American woolly opossum, can be found in Central America. Its range includes Colombia, Belize, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Although its range extends across many areas, it is not widely distributed.  It prefers habitats in lowland and highland rain forests at altitudes of up to 8,500 feet. Derby’s woolly opossum can weigh between 7.1 and 14 ounces, with the prehensile...

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