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2010-08-23 11:49:00

JACKSONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Booming cannons, cracks of gunfire and soldiers charging Jacksonville's historic civil war battlefield will provide a realistic experience for visitors during the Battle of Reed's Bridge Reenactment on September 11 and 12, 2010. The battlefield site, located on Highway 161 south, has undergone nearly two years of restoration work to make it look as it would have nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. The Battle of Reed's Bridge occurred on...

2010-03-01 09:00:00

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Beach Properties of Florida (BPOF), a boutique real estate agency serving the Scenic Highway 30A area, announces the unveiling of a seven-part video series showcasing premier communities nestled along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. BPOF teamed up with Shane Reynolds, from the Travel Channel and Color Earth, to produce the videos as an informational resource for visitors. Slated to open in May 2010, the nearby Northwest Florida Beaches...

2009-11-25 06:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Adventure race enthusiasts and beginners alike will gather this Saturday, November 28, 2009 on the shores of the beautiful Wekiva River to burn off those extra Thanksgiving pounds. Pangea Adventure Racing presents their annual Turkey Burn Adventure Race, and it is the last chance this year for competitors to feel the adrenaline rush of running, biking and canoeing through uncharted wilderness. Over 200 racers have already registered, with more...

2008-08-31 12:00:21

By Anthony McCartney Associated Press CALADESI ISLAND, Fla. -- Kaylee Sturm sat in the low surf, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping around her. The University of Tampa senior had never been to this barrier island north of Clearwater, but she and her mom were immediately impressed. "I like that it's natural," Sturm said, adding that she preferred it to other Gulf Coast beaches. "The water's just more beautiful here." It's an assessment that Stephen P. Leatherman would agree...

2008-08-07 03:00:18

After more than 15 years of studies and discussion, Charles City County now has a permit to build a boat ramp in an area along the James River believed to be the largest bald eagle roost on the East Coast. With the permit in hand, the next challenge facing cash- strapped county officials is how to pay for it. Officials are seeking state or federal funding to build a 28-by- 50-foot ramp near a fishing pier at Lawrence Lewis Jr. Park. They hope to build the ramp next year. The project...

2008-08-04 03:00:00

By Reed Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 4--After more than 15 years of studies and discussion, Charles City County now has a permit to build a boat ramp in an area along the James River believed to be the largest bald eagle roost on the East Coast. With the permit in hand, the next challenge facing cash-strapped county officials is how to pay for it. Officials are seeking state or federal funding to build a 28-by-50-foot ramp near a fishing pier at Lawrence Lewis Jr. Park....

2008-07-10 18:00:23

By WENDI ZONGKER CALLAHAN - A portion of the third and largest state forest in Nassau County opened Tuesday, offering people another place to hike, fish and ride horses. Visitors can now access 5,000 acres of the 13,000-acre Four Creeks State Forest through the north entrance off Florida A1A, 4 miles east of Callahan and 5 miles west of Interstate 95. Entrance is free, forester Jennifer Hart said. A south entrance is expected to open in the next week or two, providing access to the...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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