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2014-07-28 16:23:23

'Health and Wellness University' event teaches kids about being healthy, staying active and living fearless HARRISBURG, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Living healthy while having fun is a key message professional athletes will share with more than 120 children, whose parents work at Capital BlueCross, during a special "Health and Wellness University" program from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the company's headquarters in Harrisburg. Highlighting the day will be a...

2014-07-17 16:21:43

Rights of local communities are affirmed HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Commonwealth Court reinstated local zoning regulation of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania. The decision effectively means that local government can regulate where industrial gas operations can occur, such as by prohibiting those land uses in residential areas. Challenges to such laws will again be governed by the Municipalities Planning Code....

2014-07-08 12:29:10

Capital BlueCross, Hamilton Health Center and PinnacleHealth partner with Dauphin County on Bridges to Care program HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,000 children and more than 6,700 adults in the city of Harrisburg are not receiving adequate health care or do not have health insurance. To address this gap in care and coverage, Capital BlueCross, Hamilton Health Center and PinnacleHealth today announced that they have partnered with Dauphin County on a program called...

2014-06-30 20:21:17

Shortsighted management of both the budget and public lands jeopardizes extraordinary assets for future generations; state parks face acute danger of accelerated drilling HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Pennsylvania General Assembly considers passage of a $29.1 billion budget that is again balanced on the back of our public lands, PennFuture is urging legislators to stand up for the integrity of these assets and the interests of future generations by...

2014-04-29 12:28:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), today announced its 'Best of the Best' Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Projects. The initiative recognizes the artistic and community accomplishments of outstanding arts projects, events and activities developed in local and community settings. Those recognized as 'Best of the Best' are: -- Julie Mader's "Power Within" (Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean and Jefferson Counties)...

2014-04-13 23:02:52

Catholic Schools take advantage of security and convenience of cloud-based school management software. Barrington, NH (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Computer Resources LLC, publisher of the MMS Student Information Platform announced today that The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has selected cloud-based MMS Online to provide centralized student information services for their school system. Eliminating the overhead of software licensing, server maintenance, and multiple vendor...

2014-02-25 20:23:41

Company Has Filled 425 New Pennsylvania-based Positions to Staff Completely Remodeled, State-of-the-Art Call Center in Susquehanna Township HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett today joined Comcast officials in marking the formal opening of the company's new customer support center in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County. The facility is currently staffed by more than 500 employees, 425 of whom have filled new positions. Another 100 new...

2014-01-30 12:27:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Susan Corbett today invited artists across Pennsylvania to apply by Feb. 28 for an opportunity to showcase their work in Art of the State(®): Pennsylvania 2014, a juried art exhibition. The exhibition will run from June 21 to Sept. 7 at The State Museum in Harrisburg. Artists who are Pennsylvania residents can compete in five categories: -- Painting -- Works on paper -- Photography -- Sculpture --...

2014-01-27 16:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elizabethtown Fair Queen Lia Schmittel of Middletown, Dauphin County, was crowned the 2014 Pennsylvania Fair Queen on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the annual joint convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs and Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association. "This queen competition brings together agriculture's best young advocates from across Pennsylvania," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "These 58 poised,...

2014-01-16 16:22:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts today announced the regional championship locations for the 2014 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. High school-aged finalists will compete for a chance to represent their region at Pennsylvania's state championship to be held at the Governor's Residence in March. Each student memorizes and performs three poems selected from print and online poetry anthologies. Students are...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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