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2014-09-18 23:01:56

3D printer manufacturer Solidoodle to showcase new Solidoodle Press and Solidoodle Workbench models at World Maker Faire in New York. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Solidoodle, a leader in consumer 3D printing, is excited to showcase its new consumer desktop 3D printers at World Maker Faire September 20th and 21st at the New York Hall of Science in New York City. The Brooklyn-based manufacturer will debut its Solidoodle Press and Solidoodle Workbench printers for the first time...

2014-09-16 12:36:18

LG to Share Commitment to Open Innovation and Sustainability with Makers NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Encouraging U.S. consumers to "Rethink Everything," global innovator LG Electronics will tap into the passion and enthusiasm of the maker movement this weekend at World Maker Faire New York 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110203/CG42292LOGO-d As a top-level sponsor of the family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourceful-ness, Sept. 20-21 at the New...

2014-08-08 20:22:04

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Make-A-Wish of Oklahoma can grant the wishes of more than 60 critically-ill children thanks to a first-of-a-kind home auction which raised $500,000 last night in Broken Arrow, OK. The high bid for a newly constructed home located in The Villas of Spring Creek neighborhood was matched by a generous donation from a long-time Make-A-Wish supporter, resulting in the largest single donation of the year for the charity organization. The donation...

2014-06-21 20:20:20

In-Store Promotion Used to Support Wish Day Experience ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zac, a six-year old boy battling Leukemia, made his major league debut today. The young sports enthusiast's wish came true when he threw out the first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals' afternoon game versus the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. His call up to the big leagues was made possible through an association between Make-A-Wish®, Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats and Shop...

2014-04-01 23:03:19

Call to makers now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2014 at The Henry Ford. Call for entries open through June 6, 2014. Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Attention all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: The call for entries is now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2014 at The Henry Ford. Now in its fifth year, this unique, two-day, family-friendly event promises to bring makers from all over the nation to celebrate their unbridled creativity and resourcefulness. Maker...

2014-03-31 23:05:04

Airline Miles Help Wish Kids Travel to Wish Destinations Around the World Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Most Americans have seen or heard of a wish come true – whether it’s a 5-year-old boy rescuing a city as his favorite superhero, a young girl wishing to dance with a prince, or a teenager relishing beachside moments in the Caribbean, miles away from the thought of treatment and the pain of hospital visits. Few recognize the resources Make-A-Wish uses to grant the wishes of...

2014-03-10 08:27:56

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Here East and Maker Faire in exclusive agreement to bring world's premier making event to heart of east London - Here East London Maker Faire will be first flagship Maker Faire outside of the United States Here East, London's home for making, today announces that the world's premier making event is coming to east London. In a major coup for the unique cluster located on Queen Elizabeth...

2014-01-24 23:00:47

At least one wish kid has attended every Super Bowl since 1982. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Make-A-Wish® will soon be sending a team of fans to the New York City-area in the form of 13 kids with life-threatening medical conditions who wished to attend Super Bowl XLVIII. The wishes are made possible through the generous support of the NFL and others. The young football fans and their families are traveling from ten states and will arrive in New Jersey and New York on...

2014-01-09 12:21:54

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Make-A-Wish(®) Arizona has announced a partnership with the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. That partnership will unfold at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Jan. 12-19, 2014 at Westworld of Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson and Bugatti will auction off one of its most exclusive Bugatti events and the first of its kind to be offered for sale in the United States. The money raised will benefit the Arizona-based charity...

2013-12-23 23:01:20

An Unforgettable Wildlife Adventure for Thor San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Underground Elephant, an Advertising Technology company, announced the company's partnership with Make-A-Wish San Diego granting a local boy's wish to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska. Make-A-Wish San Diego announced Underground Elephant's pledge at the 3rd Annual So You Wish You Could Skate competition held at Hotel Del Coronado last evening. Thor is a brave 11-year boy who has battled...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'