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2014-08-04 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public education and promotion of long-term stewardship. "With this grant, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will be able continue their important efforts to educate Pennsylvanians on...

2014-08-04 12:27:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The start of a new school year in the Keystone State typically means a new Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) fall sports season is here. With plenty of energy after a summer of training, student-athletes and coaches are eager to hit the fields and courts for official practices, while fans start to make plans for Friday Night Lights. The fall months are an exciting time for those who enjoy sports whether...

2014-08-04 12:21:05

Two of America's Most Beloved Past Times Combine as Racing Meets Bowling; LONG POND, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, two of America's great past times, racing and bowling, came together as GoBowling.com served as title sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The race was won by Dale Earnhardt Jr, his third victory of the season and the 21st of his career, and his first season sweep at a track since Talladega Superspeedway in 2002. The race...

2014-08-04 08:30:23

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen months after the purchase of Armstrong Cabinets, cabinetry manufacturer acpi(TM) today announces the creation of Echelon Cabinetry and Advanta Cabinets, as the culmination of a rigorous rebranding and reinvention process. Delivering a 35 percent increase in production capacity and offering a better kitchen cabinet customer specification and buying experience have been acpi's top priorities. Over $7 million has been invested into...

2014-08-04 08:25:08

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website, has published a ranking of 50 best U.S. colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs (http://www.collegechoice.net/posts/best-colleges-for-entrepreneurs/). Stanford University leads the list, which was based on information from Crunchbase, Angel List, and other public business data sources, as well as other factors like proximity to major metropolitan entrepreneurial ecosystems....

2014-08-04 04:20:17

FRANKFURT, Germany, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fraport Acquires U.S.-based Airmall Group That Oversees Retailing Space at Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland and Pittsburgh Airports Effective August 1, the Fraport Group has expanded its international portfolio in the global airport market by acquiring 100 percent of U.S.-based AMU Holdings Inc., which owns Airmall USA Holdings Inc. (Airmall). One of the leading airport-concessions developers in North America, Airmall...

2014-08-03 23:02:04

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces President and CEO Kelly Dyer to speak at the National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) Regional Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana statewide Network Service Provider, announces President and CEO Kelly Dyer to speak at the National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) Regional Conference. The NTCA...

2014-08-01 12:21:02

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and 10-term Congressman from Philadelphia released the following statement on the Senate vote to rename Philadelphia's 30th Street Station in honor of the late Congressman William H. Gray III. The bill now goes to the President's desk to be signed into law: "Yesterday's Senate vote to rename Philadelphia's 30th Street Station moves the bill one...

2014-08-01 08:24:37

Customers who make donations in August will be rewarded with a $10-off coupon for September PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, will reward customers who make in-store donations to Pressley Ridge, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, in August with a $10 coupon for any order over $50 made in September. The innovative fund-raising event will take place in approximately 100 corporate...

2014-07-31 23:22:43

Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 will utilize ESM Solutions’ new easyPurchase™ platform for an online marketplace. Warrington, PA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ESM Solutions®, a leading provider of spend management and eProcurement solutions for the public sector, will power an online marketplace for Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU 13). The education service agency, IU 13, is a long-time partner and will be migrating to ESM Solutions’ new easyPurchase platform for its...


Latest Pennsylvania Reference Libraries

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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