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2011-09-21 12:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Susan Corbett today announced that the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg has officially re-opened for public tours in the wake of recent flooding. No damage occurred to artwork or antiques and all items are again on public display. "The Residence is fully operational following the recent flood and evacuation," said Corbett. "Fortunately, we experienced minimal damage and are looking forward to continuing to share the...

2011-09-01 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon is joining with the First Lady's "Let's Move" campaign and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to bring for the first time its flagship Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP) event to the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., for the biggest celebration of active play in the eight-year history of the initiative. On Saturday, Sept. 24, Nickelodeon and its partners will host an entire day of activities and games for kids and their...

2011-08-31 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ESSENCE magazine today announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will grace the cover of its October issue; with a revealing interview highlighting ESSENCE and the First Lady's shared commitment to women and girls around the world. For the annual October 'Power Issue,' First Lady Michelle Obama is also feted as one of the world's most influential Black women on the magazine's '2011 Power List.' The October issue is available on newsstands as of...

2011-08-03 10:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reading hundreds of suggestions from children across Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett have chosen names for their two new Airedale Terrier puppies: "Penny" and "Harry." The female pup's name is short for Pennsylvania, and the male pup's name is short for Harrisburg. "Our new puppies arrived last week and they've already taken over the Residence. They are so lively and fun," said Susan Corbett....

2011-07-11 14:04:00

DES MOINES, Iowa and NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Better Homes and Gardens announced today that First Lady Michelle Obama will be the cover subject for its August issue, as well as the focus of a feature article on healthy eating for children. The August issue is available on newsstands beginning July 19, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090810/CG58830LOGO) Reaching close to 40 million readers every month, Better Homes and Gardens is the largest-selling...

2011-06-15 16:52:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) today announced that its cable brands MTV and BET Networks will engage their news, social media, international, and targeted show franchises to chronicle First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to South Africa and Botswana to engage and empower young people in the U.S. and abroad. First Lady Michelle Obama and her family will travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana during an official...

2011-05-18 08:00:00

Coast-to-Coast Activities Part of National Park Trust's Inaugural Park Play-InProgram Compliments First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Outside Initiative WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a nation we have a special day to take our children to work. Now, with the help of National Park Trust (NPT), children will be treated to a weekend experience -National Kids to Parks Day (NK2PD) on May 21st - a nationwide park play-in to promote healthy lifestyles and foster an...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While they may be young, they already know much more than their peers, especially about former First Lady Barbara Bush. In a novel partnership between the Malvern School--a private pre-school with 20 locations in PA and NJ--and the First Lady's 1990's radio show called Mrs. Bush's Story Time, students listened to classic children's books read to them by Mrs. Bush. Then, they participated in day-long events at their schools with lesson plans...

2011-02-14 11:17:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In just two years, Michelle Obama has fused two categories of public life that were once mutually exclusive for America's First Ladies: substance and style. Women around the country can for the first time look to a First Lady who is as stylish as she is substantive, as progressive as fashion forward, and as brave as she is elegant. A new book, EVERYDAY ICON: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style (Clarkson Potter: February 8, 2011), delves into the...

2011-02-09 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with the one-year anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, today she has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ad Council to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to provide parents and caregivers throughout the country with information to help them make healthy food choices and increase physical...