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2013-12-23 23:21:48

Weichert Realtors of Fair Lawn organized a toy drive to provide holiday gifts to children who participate in programs at Care Plus NJ, Inc.’s Children and Family Services Division, also in Fair Lawn. Fair Lawn, NJ (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Nicole McQuillen, LCSW and Sabrina Coppola, LCSW of Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”) got to play Santa’s helpers yesterday when they picked up gifts from Weichert Realtors. Susan Devine and Cori Mintzer organized a toy drive – along with 40...

2013-12-20 23:03:58

Live from the North Pole, Santa uses high-definition video conferencing to visit hospitalized children unable to visit him. Valencia, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Millions of children across the U.S. spend countless hours on their Christmas wish list, ready for a visit with Santa Claus at their local mall. But what about the children who are hospitalized this holiday season? For those children, Santa was beamed in over-interactive high-definition video conferencing directly from the North...

2013-12-19 23:03:25

The website WordOfTales and founder Viktor Andonov educate people on the kaleidoscopic range of folktales from many countries. eReflect acknowledges his contribution in raising awareness and improving an understanding of other customs and traditions. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 7 Speed Reading™ developer eReflect expresses its gratitude to Viktor Andonov and his website http://www.wordoftales.com for their contribution to enhancing cultural sensitivity and diversity...

Reddit Secret Santa Contributor Happens To Be Philanthropist Bill Gates
2013-12-19 12:08:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social news and entertainment website known as Reddit, where registered users can submit content in the form of links and text posts, broke its own record for the largest Secret Santa Gift Exchange this year and one Reddit user had Bill Gates as her very own Secret Santa. According to Reddit, the 2012 Secret Santa Gift Exchange had more than 44,000 people from 130 countries around the world take part. This year the goal was met and...

2013-12-17 23:23:55

DialMyCalls.com Has Teamed Up With Everyone’s Favorite Christmas Character, Santa Claus, To Deliver Kids An Early Gift During The 2013 Christmas Season Jupiter, Florida (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Santa Claus is quite busy preparing gifts for children as Christmas 2013 in only one week away. Despite the busy schedule, Santa has found time to team up with DialMyCalls.com to send kids a personalized phone call this holiday season – over 19,000 free Santa calls have already been made to...

2013-12-17 23:22:06

Imagine a girl who has found a way to Magic Message her Tooth Fairy online-- and she answers her back with a letter on her pillow. Now, more than a fanciful imagining, this is a reality for girls, ages 5 to10, whether they’ve lost a tooth, want to celebrate their achievements, or feel the magic of fairy kindness for the holidays. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Imagine a girl who has found a way to Magic Message her Tooth Fairy online-- and she answers her back with a letter...

2013-12-13 23:28:18

TextSanta.net is now offering currently serving U.S. service men and women the opportunity to schedule 3 texts from Santa to their children for only $1 this year. Furthermore, Textsanta.net is donating 100% of this revenue to the Children of Fallen Patriots Organization. Saint Charles, MO (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 TextSanta.net wants to help Santa honor currently deployed service men and women with a special offer designed just for them and their children. TextSanta knows how hard it can...


Latest Folklore Reference Libraries

Beast of Bray Road
2014-04-22 14:12:17

Beast of Bray Road The Beast of Bray Road is a cryptid roaming the area of Elkhorn, Wisconsin and from northern Illinois to Vancouver Island, Canada. It has been labeled as werewolf in local news articles but has never been observed transforming from human to a wolf. It has been described in various accounts as being bear-like, resembling Bigfoot and wolf-like and being able to walk on two legs. Its size varies from two to four feet tall when on all four legs, and around seven feet tall...

Mapinguari
2014-04-22 13:41:18

Mapinguari The mapinguari or mapinguary is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia. It is also known as the Isnashi. Several attempts to find physical evidence that the creature exists have been conducted. Samples have been gathered, but when analyzed it was found to be from known animals and some of the castings of tracks were inconclusive. Native folklore has described the creature as having only one eye, long claws, backward feet, a...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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