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2011-06-15 11:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Showcasing the wild and scenic beauty that earned it River of the Year honors, the Delaware River again is expected to draw large numbers of paddlers, campers and other outdoors enthusiasts to the waterway's sojourn, which begins June 18. Registration is continuing for the eight-day paddling trip celebrating the Delaware's selection as Pennsylvania's 2011 River of the Year by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources....

2011-06-14 10:02:00

Atlanta, GA tops the rankings for large metro areas with poor access to transit for seniors WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation "ages in place" in suburbs and exurbs with few mobility options for those who do not drive. The report,...

2011-06-07 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Wednesday, June 8, in Pennsylvania's five forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-05-13 14:09:00

Books Distributed at Event in Bethlehem BETHLEHEM, Pa., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Wednesday, every student at Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School (VTCS) in Bethlehem, Pa., received three brand-new books of their own, thanks to First Book and C&S Wholesale Grocers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/DC17316LOGO-b) VTCS is one of 60 schools and programs in the Lehigh Valley serving low-income children that received grants. Altogether, 10,000 new...

2011-05-09 16:04:00

Hugh Hamill, Senior Vice President of Product Creation, to Lead Effort VAN NUYS, Calif., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Easton-Bell Sports today announced it has created a new organization that centralizes product development, design, engineering, and product costing across the company's flagship brands - Easton, Bell, Giro and Riddell. Hugh Hamill has been appointed Senior Vice President of Product Creation and tapped to lead the effort. "Our individual brands have long been leaders in...

2011-04-08 09:00:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spillman Farmer Architects is pleased to announce the completion of the Performing Arts Center at SteelStacks, a dynamic entertainment complex on the former industrial brown field site of Bethlehem Steel located in eastern Pennsylvania. The Center will be dedicated on Thursday, April 14. "The design grew from the profoundly meaningful history of place here," said Joseph N. Biondo AIA, Spillman Farmer Architects' Design Principal. "The...

2011-03-28 08:00:00

ATLANTA, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lehigh Technologies, a manufacturer of sustainable, micronized rubber powders, announced today they are offering nitrile rubber based MicroDyne(TM) and PolyDyne(TM) micronized powders. Nitrile rubber, a form of synthetic rubber resistant to oil, fuel and other chemicals, is used primarily in the automotive, oilfield and aeronautical industries to make items such as hoses, seals and grommets. Nitrile powders are also used to create items such as...

2011-03-08 08:48:00

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just Born, Inc. has launched PeepsandCompany.com, an online store featuring candy and merchandise from their signature candy brands, PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES®, MIKE AND IKE® and PEANUT CHEWS®. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/PH61099 ) Officially launched yesterday, the PEEPS and COMPANY® online store brings excitement and an immersed...

2011-02-03 00:00:39

The website (http://www.lubuses.com) will enable Lehigh University to enhance the level of service to the student community by providing access to the real-time location of all buses. The web-based mapping system can be accessed by computers, laptops, iPads and smart phones. Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 Lehigh University and StarPath Technologies, LLC today announced the launch of a real-time bus tracking website with StarPath GPS fleet management for their vehicles. The website...

2011-01-13 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The people have spoken: the Delaware River is Pennsylvania's River of the Year for 2011. Chosen for the first time through a public vote, the Delaware bested five other candidates in an online contest that saw more than 10,000 ballots cast from across the state. The Delaware received 2,520 votes. "The Delaware River is the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi and is steeped in history, diverse in resources, and is...