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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...

2010-06-03 13:48:00

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) ("Iconix" or the "Company"), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Peanuts brand and related assets of United Media Licensing, a division of United Feature Syndicate, Inc. through a newly formed joint venture company, Peanuts Worldwide LLC, owned 80% by Iconix and 20% by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, managed by the Schulz family. This transformative deal changes the...

2010-05-29 17:17:00

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning next weekend, there will be even more to do at Cedar Point. Musically inclined guests have a chance to become a rock star while early risers will be able to have breakfast with their favorite PEANUTS characters. On Saturday, June 5, Rock Band, Live will premiere in the Jack Aldrich Theatre, near the front of the park. One of five new shows that will be introduced at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort this summer, Rock Band, Live...

2010-05-13 13:00:00

ATLANTA, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers agree that not only does a PB&J taste great, the classic American staple also ranks as the number one sandwich for providing lasting energy, according to the National Peanut Board's (NPB) latest Consumer Attitudes Tracking Study, an independent national survey. It's also clear from the study that Americans don't like to be without this favorite food as 90 percent of all respondents reported having at least one jar of peanut butter in...

2010-05-04 04:15:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Kohlmetz, President of the California Association of Museums announced today an effort to establish a California special license plate featuring Snoopy. Each plate will feature a reproduction of an original Snoopy drawing by Charles Schulz. The proceeds from sales of the Snoopy license plates will establish a sustainable grant program to support California museums. California State Parks (CSP) is the official sponsor of the Snoopy license...

2010-04-28 09:00:00

Program will provide theater rental subsidies to dance artists and companies in Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional, not-for-profit dance, has received a $150,000 grant from MetLife Foundation to support the New Stages for Dance (NSD) pilot programs in Chicago and San Francisco and the third year of the program in Philadelphia. The program, which runs for two years beginning...

2010-04-19 07:10:00

SEATTLE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Three community colleges were named today as the winners of the 2010 MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award, which honors the important roles community colleges play in addressing educational, social, and economic needs and opportunities. The winners of the award program, which is administered by Jobs for the Future and sponsored by MetLife Foundation, will each receive a $50,000 grant. The winning colleges are: Chaffey College in Rancho...

2010-03-29 09:10:00

Partners in Arts Education Program will award grants and provide training to support partnerships between community arts education providers and public schools NEW YORK, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts has received a grant of $275,000 from MetLife Foundation to continue the MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program. The national initiative, now in its sixth year, aims to improve teaching and learning in the arts by...

2010-03-22 07:05:00

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As surprising as it sounds in the current employment market, a renowned labor economist projects that there will be more jobs than people to fill them in the United States by 2018. Assuming a return to healthy economic growth and no change in immigration or labor force participation rates, Barry Bluestone, Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, predicts that within the next eight years there could be at...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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