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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 16:22:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cindy Dunn, president and chief executive officer of PennFuture, issued the following statement in response to the release today of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' (DCNR) Marcellus monitoring report: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130211/DC57616LOGO "We are pleased to finally see the Marcellus monitoring report and applaud the effort of agency staffers tasked with its release. At a glance, the...

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 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 13. The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This banding is a unique...

2014-04-02 16:31:34

April is National Autism Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has declared April 2 as Autism Awareness Day in Pennsylvania in recognition of the challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with autism and their families. "The number of individuals with autism who receive services in the commonwealth has nearly tripled in the last few years, to more than 56,000 Pennsylvanians," Governor Corbett said. National statistics on...

2014-04-02 12:31:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross Chief Marketing Officer Donna K. Lencki will discuss the power of the consumer in shaping today's health care industry during a panel on April 7 at the 11th annual World Health Care Congress Health Plan and Payer Summit in National Harbor, MD. "The way consumers buy products and services is different than it was even a few years ago," said Lencki. "Consumerism is the name of the game, and the health insurance...

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,...

2014-03-13 08:24:45

Energy supplier adds price protection to its current residential electric variable rates in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The impacts of the recent, unprecedented Polar Vortex have highlighted the potential for improvements so that customers are better protected from extraordinarily high energy bills during short term market events. Direct Energy, North America's largest energy and energy-related services provider, is announcing today that effective April 1, the...

2014-03-12 12:28:33

Representatives available seven days a week to provide assistance HARRISBURG, Pa., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross is reminding consumers that March 31 is the deadline to sign up for health insurance. The deadline and the potential penalty for not having coverage are part of the Affordable Care Act that requires all Americans to have health insurance in 2014. Anyone in need of assistance with the purchase of health insurance can connect with Capital BlueCross for information...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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