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2014-05-08 12:26:51

Jamie Vollmer to Talk About Restructuring Public Schools at June 11 Event CAMP HILL, Pa., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jamie Vollmer, who went from corporate president to articulate champion of public schools, will be a keynote speaker on Wednesday, June 11, at the second annual Pennsylvania Education Summit sponsored by the new Pennsylvania Business Education Partnership at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel here. Vollmer, the one-time president of the Great Midwestern Ice Cream Company...

2014-05-05 12:21:44

First-of-its-Kind Event to Kick Off in Harrisburg on June 5 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today joined Pocono Raceway CEO Brandon Igdalsky and Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse to announce a unique NASCAR Hauler Parade coming to the capital city on Thursday, June 5, 2014. "We are pleased to announce yet another exciting event that will draw visitors to Pennsylvania this year," Mrs. Corbett said. "The governor and I are...

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)...

2014-04-22 16:26:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will open the special exhibit "A Fondness for Birds: Pennsylvania's Alexander Wilson," to the public on Friday, May 16, 2014. Hailed as the first artist-writer to scientifically capture and document American birds from life in naturalistic poses, Wilson's published work preceded John James Audubon's famous illustrations by a decade. The exhibit, which will run through March 15, 2015, will...

2014-04-16 16:22:57

HARRISBURG, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish tissue and more. "Over the last two years where we tremendously enhanced our examination efforts, DEP has learned a great deal about the health of the...

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...

2014-04-11 16:21:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission today held its first meeting in a series of regional public meetings, seeking public input on the current long-term care system and recommendations on ways in which it can be improved. Governor Tom Corbett established The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission by executive order on Jan. 31, 2014. The commission is part of the governor's Healthy Pennsylvania plan to ensure access to...

2014-04-03 12:21:24

18,000 New Jobs Expected This Year HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delivering on his promise that Pennsylvania will quickly realize benefits from the state's transportation plan, Governor Tom Corbett today outlined more than 250 projects that will start work this year due to the state's new transportation plan. At least $2.1 billion will be invested into the state's highway and bridge network; about $600 million more than what would have been available without the...

2014-04-01 12:25:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded residents that April is Earth Month. The theme for Earth Month is "Pick it up PA," encouraging residents to take time to pick up litter around their homes and in public areas. "I believe we can make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work and play by taking the time to clean up litter around our homes, businesses and parks." DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said....

2014-03-27 12:25:51

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Fifty Years of Political History: How Events and Personalities Shaped our Commonwealth" -- six prominent authors look at their reporting and analysis on the great personalities and life-changing events that dominated the past half-century. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Business Council Education Foundation Program and held immediately preceding the PEG PAC Annual Dinner WHO: Larry J. Sabato, Director,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.