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2014-07-17 16:22:01

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fayette County Cultural Trust announced today that the FirstEnergy Foundation plans to donate $100,000 to help fund economic development activities in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The grant - $25,000 per year over four years beginning in 2014 - will be used to help redevelop the Connellsville downtown area and provide assistance to local small businesses. "We greatly appreciate the generous support from the FirstEnergy Foundation,...

2014-07-14 08:23:45

CARNEGIE, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Color Runs... Mud Runs... Running for Donuts.... The Bacon Run... and on and on and on. The latest craze in racing and fitness activities includes some pretty wild themes that large amounts of people find to be a lot of fun. The Salvation Army of Western PA has a race with a fun factor equal to or greater than those types of "Fun Runs" - plus, the added benefit of knowing that your participation is helping thousands of kids in...

2014-06-24 12:30:33

The Tower at PNC Plaza Reflects PNC's Continued Leadership in Green Building PITTSBURGH, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today celebrated the topping off of its new global headquarters, The Tower at PNC Plaza. Officials, labor dignitaries, construction workers, PNC's employees and project partners gathered to sign the final steel beam before it was placed atop the building structure. The 33-story, 800,000-square foot tower is...

2014-06-06 12:26:42

PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it has been recognized as on the region's healthiest employers by the Pittsburgh Business Times. MSA, employing more than 1,300 people in the Pittsburgh region, was recognized with the Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania award for its commitment to...

2014-05-22 20:21:56

PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announced the winners of the 50th annual Golden Quill Awards during an awards presentation tonight at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square, Pittsburgh. The Golden Quills competition recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania. Winners and finalists of the 2014 Golden Quills are: Spot/Breaking News, Radio Winner: KDKA Staff,...

2014-05-15 20:22:43

Nominees in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties Recognized For Student Talent in the Arts MIDLAND, Pa., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 21, the 20(th) Annual Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. These awards recognize individual artistry and honor the dedication and professionalism of students and educators and their schools' commitment to performing arts education. Nominations for awards for...

2014-04-22 00:20:53

- Tour Kicks Off Thursday, July 31 - LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kings Of Leon announced a third leg to their 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR. Produced and promoted by Live Nation, the band will kick off the summer amphitheater tour on Thursday, July 31 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, Mo. Joining the Kings Of Leon on select dates this summer will be Young The Giant and Kongos. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, April 25 through the...

2014-04-16 08:35:42

United Way of Westmoreland County's luncheon celebrates 2013 campaign, honors Kennametal Inc., other corporate contributors LATROBE, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During a lunchtime gathering on Wednesday, April 16 at the Conference Center at Saint Vincent College, United Way of Westmoreland County (UWWC) and its partners, including community donors, corporate supporters, nonprofit partners and volunteers, will celebrate the nearly $3.8M raised during its 2013 campaign. The...

2014-04-11 12:22:20

PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new No. 1 atop the Honor Roll list ranking the top-performing school districts in Western Pennsylvania, according to the 10th annual Pittsburgh Business Times 2014 Guide to Western Pennsylvania Schools, which is being released today. Our latest ranking places the Mt. Lebanon School District in the overall top spot, supplanting Upper St. Clair School District, which was No. 1 for the past eight years running. The PBT Honor Roll...

2014-04-11 08:27:08

PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid an increasingly competitive environment for world-class talent, and against the backdrop of the Affordable Care Act, the Pittsburgh Technology Council announced today several new and expanded initiatives targeted toward Pittsburgh's technology and manufacturing communities. The Pittsburgh Technology Council, which has served advanced manufacturing, information technology and life sciences-related firms for more than 30 years, unveiled a...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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