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2011-05-18 08:00:00

PATERSON, N.J., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children at Paterson Public School No. 5 received a brand new playground thanks to the efforts of more than 200 volunteers from Roche, New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC), Paterson's Public School District, and organizers from non-profit KaBOOM!. The new playground provides the 1,300-plus students enrolled at Paterson Public School No. 5 as well as children living in the neighborhood with a safe place to play. As a result of this...

2011-04-27 11:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A school that was told it had to upgrade its playground equipment to make it acceptable to state officials got the resources it needs to do exactly that today when it was presented with the Grand Prize of the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. Saint Thomas More Catholic School of Centennial, Colorado won the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and Discovery Education....

2011-04-22 00:00:27

NRPA Presents Quick Tips in Observance of National Playground Safety Week Ashburn, Va. (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 In observance of National Playground Safety Week, April 25-29, 2011, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) encourages all parents and caregivers to be vigilant and mindful as their children play and interact in America's Backyard. Each year, more than 200,000 injuries happen on playgrounds. NRPA has provided five quick tips for adults, so they can ensure that their...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

PLANO, Texas, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and national nonprofit KaBOOM! announced the availability of nearly 2,000 grants to communities across the U.S. through Let's Play, a community partnership led by DPS to help get kids and families active nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that only one in five children has a place to play within walking distance. To help end this play deficit, the partnership will award...

2011-04-19 08:56:00

PITTSBURGH, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of spring marks the return of millions of children to playgrounds across the United States. This time of year also underscores the need to ensure that children stay safe on the playground. In honor of National Playground Safety Week (April 25-29), LTR Products, manufacturer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, is offering some tips and advice for how to make playgrounds safer this spring and all year long. (Logo:...

2011-04-18 13:57:00

Overweight and obese parents more likely than other parents to view school-time activity as inadequate ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity affects 1 of every 6 kids in the United States, in part due to a lack of physical activity. Schools can play a key part in offering elementary-age kids lots of chances to be active--on the playground during recess and when they're in gym. But recent increasing expectations about academic achievement, coupled...

2011-04-13 10:03:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Target Technologies International Inc. (TTII) is pleased to re-introduce its line of specialty wholesale rubber mulch products. TTII is a leading supplier of sustainable materials and global logistics. Currently a "must have" item nationwide, wholesale & bulk rubber mulch has proven highly adaptable to a number of different marketplaces - most notably in playgrounds, residential/commercial landscaping and equestrian arenas....

2011-04-07 12:46:00

PITTSBURGH, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arsenal Family and Children's Center, an organization that offers programs and services that promote the healthy development of children, will soon have a safe and beautiful renovated playground at its Pittsburgh location (336 S. Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232). LTR Products, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, recently donated Pinnacle Rubber Mulch to replace the wood mulch in the center's playground to help create a...

2011-03-24 00:00:28

Each year more than 200,000 children are taken to the emergency room as a result of an accident or fall on the playground. Nearly 70 percent of these injuries are the result of falls, rather than equipment-related. International Mulch Company, the makers of Rubberific Mulch, are providing tips to parents to keep kids happy and healthy while at play. A parent's guide to playground safety can also be downloaded at our Facebook page by visiting http://www.facebook.com/rubbermulch. Saint...

2011-02-27 00:01:44

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Hershey Company announced today their renewed commitment to bring the HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games to America's youth through local parks and recreation facilities in 2011. Ashburn, Va (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Hershey Company announced today their renewed commitment to bring the HERSHEY'S Track & Field Games to America's youth through local parks and...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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