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2011-07-29 12:58:00

LONG POND, Pa., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Pocono Raceway prepares for the upcoming Pennsylvania 500 Sprint Cup Series, select Walmart stores near the Pocono Raceway will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting August 3. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines - perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR - Aug. 3 - 6 from 11 a.m. to 5...

2011-06-29 12:55:00

Visitors Urged to Heed Parking Restrictions LEHIGHTON, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is preparing for another very busy holiday weekend at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County. "Our crowds exceeded the capacity of our parking lots on Memorial Day weekend, and with the anticipated nice weather for the upcoming weekend, we are expecting a similar situation this Sunday and Monday," Park Manager Kevin Koflanovich said....

2011-06-23 09:58:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Electric Utilities is seeking public comment on possible routes for a new power line as part of a six-year project to improve electric service for homes and businesses in northeast Pennsylvania and the Poconos, the company said Thursday (6/23). "These improvements will ensure that people living and working in the region have a safe and reliable supply of electricity," said David Bonenberger, general manager-Transmission Operations. "This...

2011-06-01 14:50:00

LONG POND, Pa., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Pocono Raceway prepares for the upcoming Pocono 500 Sprint Cup Series, select Walmart stores near the Pocono Raceway will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting June 8. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines - perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR - on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday,...

2011-05-16 12:58:00

HAWLEY, Pa., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Somewhere in the depths of Lake Wallenpaupack a largemouth bass, walleye or a rainbow trout may be swimming with a $1 million tag and waiting for a juicy worm as part of the nationwide "Wanna' Go Fishing for Millions?" contest sponsored by Cabela's®, a leading outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor equipment. "Lake Wallenpaupack is a popular destination for anglers throughout the year, and now they have another reason to come...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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