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2011-03-28 10:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The decline and restoration of the American chestnut tree will be the topic of the next lecture in the South Mountain Speakers Series on Thursday, April 7 at the Penn National Community in Fayetteville, Franklin County. Dave Armstrong of the American Chestnut Foundation will offer a free lecture, "Restoring the Chestnut," beginning at 7 p.m. at the Trellis Terrace, 3720 Clubhouse Drive. Armstrong will discuss the history of the...

2010-09-07 14:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learn about the unique role that the South Mountain landscape plays in the Chesapeake Bay watershed during the next South Mountain Speakers Series on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harrisburg Area Community College's Wildwood Conference Center in Harrisburg. The event, entitled, "From Mountain to Sea: The Chesapeake Bay," is free and open to the public. It will start with an informational fair at 6 p.m. on current activities...

2010-08-05 11:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learn about the unique role that Pennsylvania's farms and farmers played supporting the Union troops during the Civil War, and about their allure and resources that drew Robert E. Lee across the Mason-Dixon Line and into the "Pennsylvania Bread Basket," during the next South Mountain Speakers Series on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Historic Round Barn in Biglerville, Adams County. The event, entitled "Feeding the Troops, Nourishing a...

2010-06-28 12:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Historians and interpreters will offer mini-lectures along the Appalachian and other trails from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, at various locations in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Cumberland County, as part of the South Mountain Speakers Series. The event, entitled, "The Appalachian Trail: Walking from the Past to the Future," is free and open to the public. "This unique, interactive event will allow participants to hike on...

2010-04-30 10:17:00

Event at Penn State Mont Alto will Include Campus Arboretum Tour HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The history and future of forestry in Pennsylvania will be the topic of the second South Mountain Speakers Series on Monday, May 10, at the Penn State Mont Alto campus, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary John Quigley announced today. Entitled "Selling Conservation from the 1890s to the 21st Century," the free public event will start at 6 p.m. with...

2010-04-05 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ed McMahon, a noted author, attorney, lecturer and expert on creating and sustaining livable and prosperous communities, will speak at a free public event on Monday, April 12, at Allenberry Resort and Playhouse in Boiling Springs, Cumberland County. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. McMahon, a fellow for sustainable development at the Urban Land Institute, will provide examples of how communities use...

2010-04-05 09:30:00

Teams from Four Counties to Participate in Two-Day Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight teams of leaders and stakeholders from communities surrounding South Mountain will participate in the Balancing Nature and Commerce Workshop on April 13( )and 14, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley said today. "Sponsored by the South Mountain Partnership, the workshop is intended to open the door for community groups that would like...

2010-02-03 09:25:00

First Lecture set for Feb. 18 in Chambersburg; Regional Economic Summit set for Feb. 19 in Newville HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An innovative series of speakers intended to engage citizens in conserving the South Mountain region's natural landscapes by exploring lessons from the past will begin the evening of Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Woods Center at the Capitol Theatre, in Chambersburg. The event, including a reception at 6 p.m. and a lecture at 7 p.m., is free and...

2010-01-25 10:00:00

Community leaders invited to attend to learn about region's Conservation Landscape Initiative HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community leaders from throughout the South Mountain region are invited to a summit in February to discuss ways to enhance its sense of place and expand the region's economy by capitalizing on its natural and cultural resources. Scheduled for Feb. 19, the first South Mountain Summit is part of the region's Conservation Landscape Initiative - an...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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