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2014-09-24 08:24:44

Goal to generate fun and warmth to sustain Chicago through winter's polar vortex CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Cultural Mile Association plans to extend summer through this Thursday by hosting its Endless Summer Karaoke on the Chicago Cultural Mile. The Endless Summer Karaoke event will be held Thursday from 6:30pm until 9:00pm at the Park Grill Plaza in Millennium Park. The Chicago Cultural Mile is Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River south to Roosevelt...

2010-10-08 12:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center will open on Columbus Day weekend ushering in the 2010-11 winter season. It is the world's most famous ice skating rink, with more than one quarter of a million skaters visiting each year between October and April. The opening marks the beginning of the festivities leading up to the annual lighting of the beloved Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101008/NY79188) The Rink...

2009-09-23 11:38:00

NEW YORK Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center will open on Columbus Day, October 12th, to kick off the 2009-10 winter season. It is the world's most famous ice skating rink, with more than one quarter of a million skaters visiting each year between October and April. The Rink opening marks the traditional beginning of the festivities leading up to the annual lighting of the beloved Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The Rink will open this year with an exhibition...

2008-11-10 15:00:25

The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing, the only completely outdoor Olympic-size ice skating rink in Philadelphia, is the perfect place to spend the holidays. The Blue Cross RiverRink is open throughout the entire winter season with additional skating sessions during the holidays including special sessions on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Visitors will enjoy the unique setting of this outdoor rink decorated with a huge (near 20 ft.) Christmas tree...


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.'