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2014-09-30 08:25:07

WARMINSTER, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What will American home gardeners be growing in 2015? A sneak peek at the new product offerings from W. Atlee Burpee & Co. offers a glimpse into the future of home gardens across all growing zones. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/149128 Welcome to the earliest-ever preview of new offerings from Burpee: Burpee's Top 3 for 2015: -- Summer Squash, 'Cupcake' hybrid: Delectable oblate 2-5" fruits impart perfectly...

2014-09-30 08:24:04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and ASHBURN, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MindMixer, a civic engagement technology company, and the National Recreation and Park Association today announced a relationship that will provide the leaders of the nation's local parks and recreation with the opportunity to better engage the communities that care about them. "Local parks and recreation are making communities more livable, sustainable and better connected," said Barbara Tulipane, president and CEO...

2014-09-29 23:03:53

Pilates Rehab Integration Strategies combines an OT PT online continuing education with a live hands on training event. This OT PT continuing education courses will be presented in Nevada, California, Illinois, New Jersey, and Florida in 2015. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 This one day combined OT, COTA, PTA and PT online continuing education course combined with a one day hands on live course blends home study training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD with online...

2014-09-26 23:02:58

Exhibit Features One-of-a-kind Sculptures Made by Local Artist Daniel Miner Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Marine animals come to life through recycled metal, tools and old engine parts in the South Carolina Aquarium’s newest art installation, Salvage for our Seas. The exhibition, on display through January 15, 2015, features sculptures by Charleston artist Daniel Miner representing the Lowcountry’s diverse animals and landscapes. Each piece is an original interpretation by...

2014-09-25 12:31:27

SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fall of 2015, adventurers in the San Fernando Valley can gear up for their outdoor outings at a new REI store. The nearly 30,000 square foot, two-story REI will be located at the Village at Westfield Topanga. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120306/SF65403LOGO The store will offer the top brands of outdoor gear and apparel for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel. In addition, REI Topanga's...

2014-09-24 12:27:38

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Fantasy Leagues, an online daily and season long fantasy sports operator, today announced that it has closed on an investment in its business from the private equity firm International Investment and Underwriting, (IIU) founded by Dermot Desmond. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140811/135003 This investment marks the entry of one of the world's most prominent businessmen in both sport and gaming into the burgeoning fantasy...

2014-09-23 23:08:10

Jigsaw puzzles are both fun and educative, which is why kids and parents like them. Puzzle-machine.com recently came up with bespoke puzzle machines for home-based entrepreneurs. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Jigsaw puzzles are equally popular among kids and their parents. While kids find it a great fun to solve the puzzle games, parents love these games because their kids need to brainstorm for solving these puzzles. These brain development implements are often purchased in bulk by schools,...

2014-09-23 16:22:54

Annie Zipfel, senior vice president of Marketing; Julie Averill, vice president of Information Technology; Mark Stoddard, vice president of Planning, Inventory Management and Operations SEATTLE, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At REI's annual leadership conference, a gathering of leaders representing 135 stores and all headquarters divisions, company president and CEO Jerry Stritzke announced that Annie Zipfel has been promoted to senior vice president of Marketing. This follows the...

2014-09-23 12:32:09

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who says fun on the deck has to end as the days get shorter? Fall can be the perfect time for a deck, especially if it's made with the latest capped composites on the market, according to Mike Corvino, owner of DeckCrafters based in Cherry Hill, NJ. He and his partner, his son-in-law Luke Stewart, recently built a deck with TimberTech's "capped" composite from the Legacy Collection, which has an extra layer of protection to resist...

2014-09-23 12:27:49

New partnership brings high-performance German bike brand to the United States SEATTLE, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REI, a national outdoor gear and apparel retailer, and GHOST, manufacturer of high-performance German mountain bikes, are partnering to bring GHOST brand bicycles to the United States. GHOST's 2015 line will be available exclusively through REI and REI.com starting in January 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147716 "Partnering with GHOST brand...


Latest Recreation Reference Libraries

Aquascaping
2013-04-02 10:31:02

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium. Aquascape designs incorporate numerous distinctive styles. Usually, an aquascape houses fish as well as plants, although it’s possible to produce an aquascape with solely plants, or with rockwork or other hardscape and no plants. Even though the main goal of aquascaping is to construct an artful underwater landscape, the technical...

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2009-01-17 17:55:07

The Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata) is a species of freshwater fish that is found across North and Central America (from Mexico south to the Honduras). Its common name is likened to that of the famous 1920s boxer Jack Dempsey, because of its strong facial features and aggressive nature. It is found in slow-moving waters, such as areas that are swampy, weedy, murky, and/or warm. It is common in sand-bottom canals, drainage ditches, and rivers. This species has been introduced to Australia,...

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2007-04-10 15:54:54

The Pearl Danio (Danio albolineatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sumatra, Burma, and Thailand, this fish is sometimes found in community tanks by fish keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 2.6 in (6.5 cm) and lives for around 5 years. The fish has a pink body and two light yellow/white stripes. It has an iridescent look. The fish has two pair of barbels. In the wild, the Pearl Danio is found in along the surface of small,...

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2007-04-10 14:17:18

The Pearlscale is a breed of fancy goldfish which is commonly stocked in the aquarium trade. It has a short round body, and its noted feature (as the name suggests) is the white domed scales which rise out of the body slightly, glittering in the aquarium lights. This appearance is due to extra calcified scale material building up in the center of each scale. A variant of this breed with head growth is quite common and known as the Crown Pearlscale. It is a highly sociable fish (like all...

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2007-04-10 14:06:21

A Fantail goldfish is a standard "fancy" type of goldfish. It has a dual-lobed tail, unlike its cousin the common or comet. Its fins can be different sizes, ranging from 1-3 in or more in length. A typical fantail has paired fins, including anal fins, a single dorsal fin, and a round, pointed body shape. It can range in color, from bronze (known as chocolate), orange, red, calico, and mixes of the colors. It is the third hardiest of the fancy goldfish with Comet first and Shubunkin second,...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'