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2010-10-01 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A photograph of "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) was presented to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in a ceremony for invited guests this morning. The event recognizes the cartoonist's impact on millions of people worldwide and coincides with commemorations surrounding the 60th anniversary of "Peanuts." The 1986 photograph, created by acclaimed portraitist Yousuf Karsh, is the Portrait Gallery's first image of the famed...

2010-09-29 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Saturday, October 2 marks the 60th anniversary of PEANUTS by Charles M. Schulz. First launched in only seven papers, the comic strip now appears in over 2,200 newspapers, in 75 countries and 21 languages. PEANUTS animated specials have become a seasonal tradition and thousands of consumer products are available in virtually all retail channels. Charlie Brown kicking the football, Linus and his blanket and Lucy leaning over Schroeder's piano are images...

2010-09-14 09:58:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- This doesn't happen very often. It's not like, say, Lucy pulling the football out from under Charlie Brown. At a California garage sale 39 years ago, an original 1966 piece of Peanuts Sunday artwork was offered for sale for the princely sum of $50. Laureen Picciani, a pastry chef from Fort Bragg, California, wandered into that garage sale and made her fateful purchase. Peanuts, drawn by Charles Schulz--arguably the world's best- known and most-loved...

2010-09-13 11:39:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) and MetLife Foundation announced the winners of the 2010 MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing, which laud best practices in green, service-enriched housing for low-income seniors. The four winners will each receive $50,000 in unrestricted grant funds to expand their exemplary work in affordable senior housing and will be recognized at the American Association of Homes...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that MetLife has made an equity partnership investment in Pattern's Gulf Wind project (Gulf Wind). Gulf Wind is a fully operational 283 megawatt (MW) wind farm located in Kenedy County, Texas that produces clean energy equivalent to the power needs of 80,000 Texas homes. The terms of the investment were not disclosed. "We welcome MetLife's involvement in the Gulf Wind project. MetLife's participation...

2010-08-31 11:49:00

CANTON, Ga., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- While more than 50 percent of peanut butter connoisseurs admit their favorite sandwich is the classic PB&J, an adventurous 14 percent say their favorite combo is one unique to them. Those one-of-a-kind recipes are what Southern Peanut Growers sought in its recent "PB&J My Way" contest. Peanut butter lovers nationwide were called upon to reinvent the traditional sandwich, drawing hundreds of entries that also were purposefully created to support...

2010-08-16 14:53:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With all of us busier than ever, it is important to find easy ways to eat nutritious foods that provide lasting energy. With this in mind, the National Peanut Board (NPB) has launched the Peanuts: Energy for the Good Life® iPhone® app. The free app offers recipes, snack suggestions and a five-minute mindfulness meditation exercise with Stephan Bodian, author of Meditation for Dummies® -- tools to help...

2010-08-16 13:19:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peanuts Worldwide, the newly formed joint venture between Iconix Brand Group (Nasdaq: ICON) and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates today announced that it has signed a new five year deal with ABC Network for the popular PEANUTS animated holiday specials. The beloved Emmy Award winning specials, including the iconic "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," created by Charles M....

2010-07-26 17:43:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- For 60 years, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the PEANUTS characters have brought happiness to people of all ages. Cedar Point will be celebrating this milestone with special PEANUTS-themed events for eight days, beginning Sunday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort. All week long, guests who donate to "Helping Snoopy's Friends" will receive a discount on admission. Those who bring in dog or cat treats, cat and dog...

2010-06-08 10:46:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Point will reward educators for their hard work during Salute Education Weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 11-13, at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort. During the three-day event, teachers, principals and other school support staff members will be able to purchase admission tickets to the park for themselves and their immediate family for only $32, a savings of $13.99 per ticket. To qualify for the discount, school staff members must...