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2013-04-15 16:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that the administration is expanding TreeVitalize, a popular and successful community tree-planting and education program. "Launched on Arbor Day 2004 in Philadelphia, the TreeVitalize program has planted more than 350,000 shade trees in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and 12 other metropolitan areas," Allan said. "To build on that success, Governor...

2013-04-11 12:32:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Technology Council of Pennsylvania, the statewide trade association representing Pennsylvania's technology industry, held its 21(st) Annual PA Tech Awards Celebration at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center Tuesday evening. This annual event honors Pennsylvania's leading technology companies, professionals, entrepreneurs and educators. Winners in eight categories were announced during the program: Innovation Company of the...

2013-04-10 16:20:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, April 9. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Ruffner, 34, of Harrisburg, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett Yoder, 27, of Mohnton, were piloting an AH-64 Apache Helicopter during a reconnaissance mission when their aircraft crashed. The incident is under investigation. The soldiers were serving with the...

2013-04-01 16:21:32

Webpage Features Virtual Calendar of April's Environmental Stewardship Activities HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection kicks off Earth Month today with the launch of its Earth Day Central webpage and the announcement that the agency will display its interactive "DEP at Home" exhibit in the East Wing Rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, from Monday, April 22, to Friday, April 26....

2013-03-21 16:20:54

Maintains Daily Train Service on the "Pennsylvanian,'' to and from Western PA HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that he has reached an agreement with Amtrak on a new funding plan that will maintain rail passenger service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Under the revised agreement with Amtrak, Pennsylvania's contribution will be $3.8 million a year to maintain the service on the line known as the...

2013-03-20 12:29:55

Company to Hire for 425 New Pennsylvania-based Positions By Year-End to Staff State-of-the-Art Call Center In Susquehanna Township HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to provide an outstanding customer experience, Comcast Cable today announced plans to open a new state-of-the-art customer support center this summer in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County. The company will immediately begin recruiting from across Central Pennsylvania for...

2013-03-14 16:30:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechQuest Pennsylvania, the statewide trade association representing Pennsylvania's technology industry, today announced that its 2013 PA Tech Awards Celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This annual event honors Pennsylvania's leading technology companies, professionals, entrepreneurs and educators and showcases the significant innovations being developed...

2013-03-13 23:03:02

Athletic Trainers across the Commonwealth celebrate National Athletic Trainer's Month. Educational programs are planned in the six regions of the state to provide Athletic Trainers with continuing education vital to the treatment of the physically active individuals within the Commonwealth. Lock Haven PA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 Pennsylvania State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson and State Rep. Mario Scavello recently introduced resolutions declaring March as Athletic Training Month in Pennsylvania with...

2013-03-04 12:26:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett proclaimed March as Women's History Month in Pennsylvania to celebrate the many contributions of women in the commonwealth and to promote continued gains in women's leadership. "Advocating and supporting women's leadership is an important goal for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women," Maria Montero, executive director of the commission, said. "The mentors of today help form the leaders of tomorrow." During...

2013-03-01 12:25:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Capital BlueCross celebrates 75 years of providing health security to residents and businesses throughout central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. "For Capital BlueCross, it has always been about the customer," said Gary D. St. Hilaire, Capital BlueCross President & CEO. "Serving families, individuals and businesses in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley is at the very heart of who we are. We are not just celebrating a...