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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...

2014-01-15 12:24:36

Pieces to be sold include a Conestoga wagon, books and tools HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is inviting the public to an auction of items removed from its collection on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. The auction will start at 10 a.m. at 1500 Paxton St. in Harrisburg. Public inspection of the items begins at 9 a.m. The pieces being sold have no special significance to the history of the Commonwealth or...

2014-01-13 08:30:27

Collaboration connects leading health insurer with renowned provider network for better outcomes, lower costs HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross and PinnacleHealth System are teaming up to offer businesses a unique new health insurance plan for their employees. Marketed as CareConnect Point of Service (CareConnect), this plan connects the high-quality benefits and services of Capital BlueCross with the renowned physicians and facilities of...

2014-01-09 12:22:54

On heels of Act 13 ruling in support of citizens, municipalities and the environment, PennFuture encourages public to call for increased protection and enforcement HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will conduct the first of seven public hearings scheduled in January throughout the state with respect to proposed new regulations for oil and gas development - Chapter 78 of the Department of Environmental...

2014-01-03 12:22:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As consumers dig out from yesterday's winter storm, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department offers the following advice and tips about homeowner's and auto insurance policies. First, damage to your house and its contents caused by weight of snow or ice, creating a collapse, is covered under standard homeowner's insurance policies. Freezing conditions such as burst pipes or ice dams, when water is unable to drain properly through the...

2013-12-31 16:22:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors to the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show can enter their photographs from this year's show in the annual photo contest and win prizes. "Each Farm Show brings a new set of memories to capture and share," Agriculture Secretary George Greig said. "Don't miss the chance to show off your best 2014 Farm Show snapshot and compete for cash and a VIP parking space." Anyone visiting the show is eligible, and the top three entries will be...

2013-12-30 12:21:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighteen Pennsylvania residents recently pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today. "The Office of Inspector General does not tolerate individuals who deliberately cheat the welfare system," said Inspector General Michael A. Sprow, "Our office works diligently with all district attorneys statewide to eliminate welfare fraud through vigorous...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin