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2011-05-04 02:30:00

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to figures published by ABTA, 2.45 million Brits went on a foreign holiday during the Easter break, taking advantage of the 11 day holiday created by the Royal Wedding and the traditional Easter break. The number of British travellers opting to go abroad during April reveals that the travel industry is recovering after the events of 2010, say ulookubook.com. Ian Raine of ulookubook.com, comments: "The figures released by...

2011-03-09 00:00:28

You've got green beer, green corned beef and cabbage, and your shamrock for St. Patrick's Day. But what color is your project plan wearing? Using customization tools built into Swiftlight project management software, Torridon Solutions today announced the release of an all-green project plan template "“ along with a discount to "save some green". New York, NY (PRWEB) March 8, 2011 You've got green beer, green corned beef and cabbage, and your shamrock for St. Patrick's Day. But what...

2011-03-08 07:00:00

CHICAGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no reason to drown your sorrows in a lonely pint if you can't be home to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Almost every major city has a parade honoring the saintly man who drove the snakes from Ireland. The travel experts at The GO Group, LLC, the nation's largest ground transportation company, offers this list of processions where everyone can be Irish for the day. Baltimore: St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sunday, March 13. Held for more than 50...

2011-03-01 14:34:00

CHICAGO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercy Home for Boys & Girls invites the public to be part of a solution for kids in crisis this March while celebrating all things Irish. Throughout this month, its annual "Shamrocks for Kids" program will feature family-friendly, Irish-themed activities and events while raising funds and awareness that help abused, neglected and at-risk children. "Shamrocks for Kids" is named for Mercy Home's distinctive green shamrock lapel pin and ribbon. As...

2011-02-12 17:44:00

DUBLIN, February 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Irish film and television industry celebrated its 8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards at a gala ceremony held in Dublin's spectacular Convention Centre on Saturday 12th February. In what was a glittering night for the Irish film and television industry the IFTA Awards saw a host of filmmakers, actors and producers walking the red carpet and celebrating an outstanding year of Irish creative achievements and production....

2010-11-02 13:04:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit Halloween, the nation's leading seasonal Halloween retailer, announced today that $2 million has been raised this Halloween season for Child Life departments at 106 individual and local hospitals across the U.S. and Canada through its Spirit of Children program. Since its inception in 2006, Spirit of Children has raised more than $4 million for over 100 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada. The program has a two-pronged...

2010-10-28 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the recent spike in popularity of vampires, werewolves, and horror films, half of U.S. adults (51%) feel Halloween is an overhyped holiday and one-third (32%) believe only children should dress up for Halloween. This may help explain why two-thirds of adults (66%) say they plan to celebrate Halloween this year, but only one-quarter (26%) are planning to dress up. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-10-28 00:00:38

The World Organization of Halloween Protectors, Enthusiasts &Advocates, better known as WOOHPEA, was co-founded by Stanley Sticker and Mr. Halloweenster Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 27, 2010 With Less Than One Week to go, an Unknown Hero Returns to Save the "Orange Holiday" Mr. Halloweenster - the forgotten Halloween character who last defended Halloween from peril over 30 years ago and is behind today's announcement about the immeasurable threats to everyone's Halloween...

2010-10-27 10:16:00

RACINE, Wis., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the festive Halloween and harvest seasons, don't be "ghoulish," be smart. Go green to save money and help make every day Earth Day. Even though the weather is turning colder and furnaces are heating up in many places around the country, there are still plenty of ways for families to be mindful of resources and consumption in the colder months ahead. Sources show that millions of people in more than 175 countries celebrate Earth Day...

2010-10-26 00:01:42

Law firm offers Halloween safe ride home program in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colorado (PRWEB) October 25, 2010 As party-going goblins and ghosts plan their Halloween festivities, a local law firm is helping make sure everyone has a safe ride at the end of the night. For the third year in a row, McDivitt Law Firm will be providing its Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home program for adults who have been drinking or who don't feel they have a safe way to get home on Halloween. "We...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.