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2009-03-23 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion and Mercury Nashville recording artist Julianne Hough has partnered up with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit, to map and rate playspaces everywhere online. Once it has this comprehensive user-generated playground audit, KaBOOM! will know which areas of the country have a great place for kids to play every day and which areas fall short. Toward this end, Julianne will donate $1 to select charities every...

2009-03-21 17:00:00

- Dodge donates playspace in honor of Los Angeles County Firefighter Robert Nowaczyk, winner of the Ram Challenge - Nowaczyk joins more than 200 volunteers from The Chrysler Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Fireman's Brew, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community to assemble a new playground at the Club in less than eight hours on build day - Volunteers haul more than 61,560 square feet of mulch and mix more than 14,880 pounds of concrete by hand - Playground...

2009-02-24 09:00:00

6,000 square feet in just one day NORTH LAS VEGAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every child deserves a great place to play and the children of North Las Vegas will receive just that -- a playground built from the hard work of caring volunteers. On Tuesday, February 24, 2009, hundreds of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' members and their families, community volunteers, orthopaedic nurses and Academy industry partners and related organizations are gathering from 9 a.m. to...

2009-01-22 15:05:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Before the sun set today, the more than 500 children who come to The Knowledge Garden Child Development Center in New Orleans got a great new place to play. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CLTH009-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CLTH009-b ) The new playground, which was fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours, was built with the help of more than 200 volunteers from The Chrysler...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans overwhelmingly believe that schools have a major role to play in advancing the health of our nation's kids, and they are specifically concerned about the lack of recess and physical activity in schools, according to new polling results released today by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's leading public-health foundation and Sports4Kids, a national nonprofit that brings safe and healthy playtime to low-income elementary...

2008-12-03 10:17:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005, much of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans suffered catastrophic flooding and the vast majority of its residents lost their homes. Since the disaster, not a single playground has been built in the area, and the children of this part of New Orleans do not have a proper place to play. The Make it Right Foundation, headed by the actor and activist Brad Pitt, partnering with PlayGreen...

2008-12-04 18:49:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Before the sun set today, the nearly 350 children who attend Phoenix's South Pointe Elementary School, The Leona Group, LLC, a new kind of public school, are getting a new, great place to play. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081204/CLTH057-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081204/CLTH057-b ) The new playground, which was fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours, was built with the help of more...

2008-10-09 21:00:31

By Miranda C.R. White REDLANDS - The designers of Kimberly Elementary School's new playground had only children's drawings of children, an old metal set of bars and swings and their imaginations, yet the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the children's dreams reality. "It (the playground) was definitely 20-plus years old, if not 50," said Kimberly Elementary School Principal Marcia Fagan. Lowe's dedicated Kimberly Elementary School's new playground with with a...

2008-10-08 21:00:22

By Barbara O'Brien An Orchard Park youth picked an inopportune time to get into mischief on the South Davis Elementary School playground Tuesday evening. The Orchard Park School Board was meeting in the cafeteria at the time. And while two parents were discussing concerns about rowdy behavior at the playground, Superintendent Joan Thomas was called out into the hall by a police officer who apprehended the youngster. He was "holding a young man who was on the playground a half- hour ago,...

2008-10-06 09:00:09

24 Hour Fitness(R), the largest privately-owned U.S. fitness chain and a health club industry pioneer, and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children, are teaming up to build new playgrounds in Houston communities impacted by Hurricane Ike. The partnership will help children in the region get fit and stay healthy while aiding communities that are recovering from the storm. Throughout the month of October, 24 Hour Fitness will donate $1 from...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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