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2014-04-04 16:23:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Third-grader Hannah Hulton of Octorara Elementary in Chester County will be presented a $500 prize for winning first place in the Pennsylvania Dental Association's (PDA) 2014 National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) statewide poster contest. Hannah's colorful poster shared a slogan that simply encourages taking control of your oral health: "Be the Boss, Brush and Floss." Below the message was a happy tooth being hugged by a...

2014-04-04 16:20:44

April 3 Event Held at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heinz Awards, established by Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation to honor the memory of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz, celebrated the winners of the 19th annual Heinz Awards at a moving ceremony on April 3. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/NY98683 Held at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., hosted by Andre Heinz, the event's...

2014-04-04 12:28:27

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low-interest economic injury disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to Pennsylvania small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-profit organizations affected by the severe winter storms between Feb. 3 - 28, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO Acting SBA Administrator Marianne O'Brien Markowitz made the loans...

2014-04-04 12:21:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that since 2012, Act 13 will generate more than $630 million through 2014 through an impact fee assessed on unconventional natural gas wells. The majority of Act 13 funds are directly invested in local communities. "We are building a stronger Pennsylvania by harnessing our abundant resources to create jobs for working families, reinvest in our local communities, and protect our...

2014-04-04 08:25:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With prom season just around the corner, many high school students are starting to think about dresses, tuxes, and dinner arrangements. Some may even be planning indoor tanning sessions to get the perfect bronze for those memorable prom pictures. While visiting an indoor tanning salon sounds innocent, a new study has dermatologists and psychiatrists raising a red flag and urging parents to ask a few questions. According to a study...

2014-04-03 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 13. The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This banding is a unique...

2014-04-03 12:29:39

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Honors Graduates For Their Business Accomplishments PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, 2014, Patricia "Patti" Darnley, President and CEO of Gateway Health (SM), was inducted into the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Eberly College of Business Hall of Distinction. Darnley, a 1981 graduate of IUP, was recognized for her business achievements, leadership and high level of success in business, specifically healthcare. The...

2014-04-03 12:26:57

BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who would have thought one day current events and pop-culture would be expressed with marshmallows? From Bridgegate to the Walking Dead, creativity is popping up all over the country just in time for spring. Just Born Quality Confections, the makers of PEEPS(®) Marshmallow Candies, will continue its annual tradition of donating prizes to support PEEPS(®) Diorama and Art Contests from around the country this Spring. PEEPS & COMPANY(®), Just...

2014-04-03 12:21:24

18,000 New Jobs Expected This Year HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delivering on his promise that Pennsylvania will quickly realize benefits from the state's transportation plan, Governor Tom Corbett today outlined more than 250 projects that will start work this year due to the state's new transportation plan. At least $2.1 billion will be invested into the state's highway and bridge network; about $600 million more than what would have been available without the...

2014-04-02 16:31:34

April is National Autism Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has declared April 2 as Autism Awareness Day in Pennsylvania in recognition of the challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with autism and their families. "The number of individuals with autism who receive services in the commonwealth has nearly tripled in the last few years, to more than 56,000 Pennsylvanians," Governor Corbett said. National statistics on...


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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...

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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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