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2014-09-25 12:27:50

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election approaches, incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolfe are in the midst of a series of debates leading up to the election. History is on Corbett's side. No incumbent has lost a bid for re-election in over 100 years. But the polls right now are giving Wolfe a decided edge. The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania has assembled a panel taking a look at the governor's...

2014-09-25 12:21:06

ALTOONA, Pa., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz announced today it will close the store located at 700 Potomac Avenue in Hagerstown, Maryland on September 30, 2014. Store associates from this location will be retained and relocated to one of the other eight existing stores in the Hagerstown area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20061212/CLTU039LOGO "While the decision to close a store is never easy," says CEO Joe Sheetz, "we are continually assessing the performance of our...

2014-09-24 23:14:51

Positive Business DC today announced a new webinar, first in a series of 3, called Hacking Creativity. The webinar series was designed exclusively for Positive Business DC by students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Positive Business DC today announced a new webinar, first in a series of 3, called Hacking Creativity. The webinar series was designed exclusively for Positive Business DC...

2014-09-24 23:12:48

Old Waynesborough Park and Turner Greenhouses have partnered together for a greenhouse giveaway, October 18, 2014 at Bark in the Borough. Goldsboro, NC (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 One lucky gardener's plants will be warm and cozy this winter in a brand new Turner Greenhouse. Turner Greenhouses will take part in Bark In the Borough, Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Old Waynesborough Park by giving away a greenhouse. The winner, drawn at random, will receive 8 x 10 “Brightleaf”...

2014-09-24 23:09:21

The PracticeMatch Philadelphia Career Fair will take place Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Sheraton Philadelphia University Hotel, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 PracticeMatch, a leading provider of physician data and services to in-house physician staffing professionals, will be hosting a physician career fair in Philadelphia, PA. The PracticeMatch Philadelphia Career Fair is a free event designed specifically for residents,...

2014-09-24 16:26:03

Experts Set Forth Steps to Implement State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Aging today held its first stakeholder gathering following Governor Corbett's acceptance of the Pennsylvania State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) earlier this year. More than 150 individuals joined the department to discuss strategies for the plan's implementation in the ADRD Forum. "The...

2014-09-24 16:23:59

Best-Selling Author to Offer Latest Cookbook through the Multimedia Retailer WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply delicious. Beloved television personality and best-selling cookbook author Ina Garten is scheduled to debut on QVC Sunday, September 28 at noon (ET). Garten will appear during the "In the Kitchen with David(®" )broadcast, QVC's most popular cooking show, to unveil her latest cookbook, Make It Ahead. Viewers will have the opportunity to order Garten's...

2014-09-24 12:29:13

New data illustrates importance of drug take-backs to help prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To support a nationwide effort to clear homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, Capital BlueCross is reminding residents to take advantage of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Take-Back Day...

2014-09-24 12:24:18

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced that a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to purchase 48,500 Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Certificates (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period on behalf of three of FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities - Pennsylvania Power Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Metropolitan Edison Company. The RFP process will be conducted by The Brattle Group and will take place in October and...

2014-09-24 12:23:55

Entries Are Due Oct. 31 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national radon poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to enter is Oct. 31. Radon exposure causes nearly 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, and 40 percent of homes in Pennsylvania have radon levels above the EPA guideline of...


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Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

2012-06-14 08:07:31

Symbol: USPE Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Parmeliaceae Genus   Usnea Dill. ex Adans. – beard lichen Species   Usnea pensylvanica Mot. – Pennsylvania beard lichen

2012-06-14 09:31:34

Symbol: SPPE6 Group: Moss Family: Splachnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   TEPE3 Tetraplodon pennsylvanicum (Brid.) Sayre Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Funariales Family   Splachnaceae Genus   Splachnum Hedw....

2012-06-14 10:58:32

Symbol: RUPE3 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   RUAB2 Rubus abactus L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CT, DC, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

rape2_001_pvd
2012-06-14 11:36:19

Symbol: RAPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Ranunculaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, AZ, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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