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2014-06-25 23:00:47

Eighth annual Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim unites Connecticut residents to find a cure. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Over 300 volunteers from across Connecticut and beyond came together on Saturday, June 21 at the eighth-annual Greenwich-Stamford Swim Across America event, raising over $300,000 to benefit Stamford’s Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) in the fight against cancer. Participants spent the morning swimming half-mile, 1.5-mile or three-mile courses in the...

2014-06-25 16:25:23

TAMPA, Fla., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Team USA going head-to-head with Germany tomorrow, you can bet all the young players at FC Tampa Rangers will be on the edge of their seats watching! The club is a part of the Athletic Club of Tampa, a non-profit youth sports organization. Tampa-based father, coach and businessman Sean Coniglio has embarked on a quest to travel abroad to see the history of soccer in Scotland with 21 FC Tampa Ranger players and 35 family members....

2014-06-25 12:36:09

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vixlet is excited to announce it will be hosting a series of Node.JS Meet-Ups in Downtown Los Angeles. The first meet-up in the series is scheduled to take place tonight, Wednesday, June 25th at 7pm. Developers of all types interested in working with Node.JS will network and hack together while speakers will offer their insights and expertise. Much like the rapid growth of Silicon Beach over the past few years, Downtown Los Angeles is...

2014-06-25 12:32:01

The leader in the log home industry delivers expertise, renowned technology, and unique "One-Day" process to meet building interest in rustic, natural home designs. CAMPOBELLO, S.C., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's only solid log modular homebuilder, Blue Ridge Log Cabins, today showcased floor plans and renderings from its growingly popular Mountain Architecture series. The company's design line combines natural elements and multiple exterior finishes to create earthy,...

2014-06-25 12:27:59

Des Moines hotel offers music festival attendees deluxe accommodations, complimentary breakfast buffet DES MOINES, Iowa, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fans flocking to the seventh annual 80/35 on July 4-5, 2014, can fuel up for the music festival with a special deal from the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140625/121608 Located near the urban festival and just 4 miles from Des Moines International Airport, the Des Moines hotel...

2014-06-25 12:25:04

Greater Miami and The Beaches Launches Summer Vacation Deals MIAMI, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There was dancing, singing, tears of joy, tweeting and a whole lot of celebrating yesterday, as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) took to the streets of New York City to launch its new summer deals (www.MiamiSummerDeals.com). The GMCVB planted an It's So Miami Vending Machine in the middle of Times Square which had consumers lined up to press their luck for chances to...

2014-06-25 12:23:10

Shoreline Hotel Waikiki and Coconut Waikiki Hotel Encourage Travelers to Leave their Cares and Cars Behind SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joie de Vivre's Hawaiian properties--Shoreline Hotel Waikiki and Coconut Waikiki Hotel--are launching the first-of-its-kind Oahu Car-Free Campaign this summer to encourage guests to leave the car culture of their everyday lives behind and embrace the true spirit of island living. To reduce their carbon footprint and inspire their guests to...

2014-06-25 12:21:04

Family-focused vehicles ease the stress of summer vacations for western Wisconsin drivers PLATTEVILLE, Wis., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Trips across Wisconsin or to other parts of the country become increasingly common in the heart of summer. From family picnics to major vacations, families opting to drive rather than fly around the country need a vehicle capable of comfortable, efficient travel. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140625/121359 Parents looking...

2014-06-25 08:37:14

Robert Half Technology Survey Suggests Accelerated IT Hiring Through Year-End INDIANAPOLIS, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Indianapolis shows that 25 percent of Indianapolis-area chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2014. This is up 11 points compared to projections from the previous six-month period (January - June 2014). Another...

2014-06-25 08:37:11

Robert Half Technology Survey Finds Continued IT Hiring Through Year-End DETROIT, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Detroit shows that 15 percent of Detroit-area chief information officers (CIOs) surveyed recently plan to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2014. This is up 3 points compared to projections from the previous six-month period (January - June 2014). Another 74 percent plan to hire...


Latest Geography of the United States Reference Libraries

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2014-01-20 14:38:41

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in the state of Washington. This forest holds 2,561,454 acres and extends along the Cascade Range to Mount Rainier National Park. The forest is divided into four ranger districts known as the Mt. Baker District, the Darrington Ranger District, the Skykomish Ranger District, and the Snoqualmie Ranger District. Because over half of the population of Washington lives within seventy miles of this forest and...

Deschutes National Forest
2013-12-24 12:04:50

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in some parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It makes up 1.8 million acres along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. In 1908, the Deschutes National Forest was established from some parts of the Blue Mountains, Cascade, and Fremont National Forests. In the year 1911, some parts of the Deschutes National Forest were split off to create the Ochoco and Paulina National...

Dixie National Forest
2013-12-24 12:00:06

Dixie National Forest is a United States National Forest located in Utah with headquarters located in Cedar City. It takes up 2 million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. As it is the largest national forest in Utah, it straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. It is located in parts of Garfield, Iron, Kane, Wayne, Washington, and Piute counties. The majority of the forest lies in Garfield County. There are local ranger district offices...

Ouachita National Forest
2013-12-24 11:17:49

Ouachita National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in eastern areas of Oklahoma and western areas of Arkansas. This forest holds 1,784,457 acres and is the oldest national forest in the southern portion of the United States. This forest holds six designated wilderness areas including Black Fork Mountain Wilderness and Flatside Wilderness. This forest extends through fifteen counties including Le Flore County in Oklahoma and Logan and Yell counties in Arkansas....

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