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2010-10-07 09:52:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Green home builder Blu Homes, Inc. today announced the redesigned Blu | Origin, the most affordable and versatile home in its portfolio. Previously designed as a studio or home addition, the Origin is now available as a complete home with one or two bedrooms, an optional pitched roof and a deluxe kitchen. Other new green options include LED lighting and standard radiant floor heating and, like all Blu homes, the Origin features high ceilings and...

2010-10-05 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and Disney, announced today the launch of a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to raise awareness about wildfire prevention. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/46412/ The new PSAs feature characters and scenes from Disney's Bambi...

2010-09-08 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A bald eagle that inspired the nation during the darkest days of the American Civil War is the subject of a dramatic picture book from Kane Miller this fall. Old Abe, Eagle Hero: The Civil War's Most Famous Mascot is the little-known story of an eagle that served as a Union mascot and was a veteran of twenty-five major battles. This "biography" of Old Abe gives kids a new point of view from which to experience the Civil War, a defining event in...

2010-06-30 09:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council joined today with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) and an educational DVD for elementary school students designed to provide critical information to Americans about wildfire prevention. The PSAs and DVD are being distributed prior to the July 4th holiday, a time when many people go camping, have outdoor BBQs and light...

2010-05-14 05:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Green builder Blu Homes, Inc. today announced it has raised more than $7 million from private investors. The funds will be used primarily to support new product development, R&D and sales and marketing. "This financing will be used to scale our business," said Bill Haney, co-founder and president of Blu. "The market for beautiful, green, healthy homes is sizeable and we have a unique product at a reasonable price that homeowners, developers...

2010-04-13 16:59:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the "Phanatic Around Town" tourism and fan initiative, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), sponsor of the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO® Phanatic--one of 20 hand-painted statues around town--today announced "Phanatic Tuesdays." This social media promotion encourages visitors to snap photos with the Phanatic statue of the week and upload them to the visitphilly fan page on Facebook or share them...

2009-08-10 14:16:29

U.S. officials announced Monday at the 65th birthday of Smokey Bear in Washington that the anti-forest fire icon is going bilingual with a new book. The U.S. Forest Service said the fire prevention symbol will inform children in a book written in both English and Spanish on ways to prevent forest fires and wildfires, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday. Smokey Bear is one of the most beloved symbols in American history, and his important message has been communicated to generations of...

2009-06-30 08:56:00

Smokey Bear stars in new CG-animated PSAs and appears on Facebook, MySpace and YouTube in time for July 4th WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council joined today with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to celebrate Smokey Bear's 65th birthday and provide critical information to Americans about wildfire prevention. The television, radio, print and online PSAs are...

2009-03-10 16:24:01

Washington transit authorities said they have fired a bus driver who allegedly punched an off-duty cop who was dressed as McGruff the Crime Dog. Metro spokeswoman Candace Smith said Shawn Brim, 39, who has been driving buses in the district since June 2003, was fired Friday after the completion of an internal probe into the incident, The Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. Smith said Brim was accused of exiting a bus while he was on duty at about 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and punching Officer...

2008-12-31 20:22:27

A Florida fire chief said a 6-foot-tall wooden Smokey Bear cut-out was stolen from outside of his fire station. Fire Chief Michael Carver of the Hortense Volunteer Fire Department said the handcrafted Smokey Bear was stolen Friday night from where it had been bolted to a wildfire danger sign outside of the station, the Jacksonville (Fla.) Times-Union reported Wednesday. Smokey the Bear is missing. He's gone, and we would love to have him back home where he belongs, Carver said. Chief Ranger...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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