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2009-10-26 11:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improvement work to the wharf areas of Pittsburgh's Point State Park will require 27 honey locust trees to be removed and replaced, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks Director John Norbeck said today. "We looked at options to save the mature honey locust trees, but they sit on top of the water, sewer and electrical lines that are being upgraded. They also are in the area between the river wall and the...

2009-08-27 15:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley said today that the wharf areas, water access, restrooms and fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh will be closed for the next phase of construction beginning this week. "We remain on schedule with our complete overhaul of Point State Park as we enter these final phases of improvements to the wharf and the fountain," Quigley said. "The...

2008-07-13 00:00:12

By Laura Van Wert Even before the pontoon boat "Anna Hubbard" reached the shore of the Monongahela River in Braddock, Alice Kauss spotted some things of interest poking out of the water. "There's some trash right there, waiting," she said. A cloth- like, white plastic cover was stuck between mud and rocks. Kauss, of Wexford, and two others freed most of it and put it onto the pontoon boat to take to a trash bin. Kauss stood ankle deep in water Friday evening as a volunteer for The...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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