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2010-06-25 06:50:00

NORWOOD, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners were selected today from over 200 entries for New Image Weight Loss Camp's 4th Annual Essay Contest. Ten kids were awarded a three-week campership at Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, PA, each valued at $4190. Camp Pocono Trails, founded and owned by Tony Sparber, boasts an impressive 350 private acres, including a lake and two swimming pools, and provides the most comprehensive summer weight loss program for pre-teens and teenagers in the...

2010-06-08 07:20:00

NORWOOD, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The pound dropping power of Camp Pocono Trails is huge. This summer will mark a total of 100,000 pounds lost since the camp's inception in 1999. Over 700 children ages 7-19 will attend Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, PA for an average of 4-5 weeks. They are expected to lose an average of 5 pounds per week. Summer 2011 includes the most diverse group of campers yet, coming from 30 states and 6 countries, including Venezuela, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia,...

2010-05-07 13:19:00

MOUNT POCONO, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort, the re-born travel destination offering incomparable casino gaming, picturesque setting, ambiance, fine dining, luxury accommodations, outdoor activities and unrivalled amenities today announced Vincent L. Jordan has joined the company as Vice President of Player Development Administration. With more than 14 years strategic planning, marketing, sales personnel and operations management experience, Jordan's primary...

2010-04-30 19:30:00

BUSHKILL, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- May is the time for moms and Fernwood Hotel and Resort in the Poconos has created a no cook weekend with a Mother's Day Package May 7 - 10, that includes two tickets to the Mother's Day Buffet, a complimentary late check-out at 3 pm on Sunday and hotel accommodations for two nights for just $199. Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for Fernwood Hotel and Resort, said, "This is the perfect way to give mom a break. Take her to a Pocono Mountain getaway. You...

2010-04-28 14:12:00

CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The ECHO Chain Saw Carving Team plans on "Keeping the Dream Alive" by carving masterpiece wood sculptures at Pocono Raceway from June 4-6 to benefit Victory Junction, a special camp for children with serious medical conditions, founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty and now a NASCAR community project. Competing and using their special talents to carve for a charity is not new to ECHO Carving Team members Mark Colp (Lakeport, CA), Jason Emmons (St. Croix, IN),...

2010-04-23 09:36:00

BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (NYSE: PG) - Gillette® [PG], the world's leading grooming brand, today announced that it will sponsor the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2010. The event will be titled the Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 Presented by Target. The date of the race coincides with the official launch of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide(TM) shaving system, a significant advancement in shaving performance and comfort. All...

2010-02-26 16:11:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort (http://www.mountairycasino.com/), has retained Rubenstein Public Relations to represent the casino resort for public relations and messaging (http://www.rubensteinpr.com). Rubenstein Public Relations will work with the Mount Airy Casino Resort's integrated marketing team to rebrand the newly enhanced casino resort and to promote its unrivalled casino gaming and wide array of amenities to gaming, lifestyle, consumer, travel,...

2010-01-07 11:00:00

Annual Honor Celebrates Waterway's Value, Salutes Community Involvement HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steeped in a wealth of natural bounties and historical significance shaping northeast Pennsylvania's ecology and communities for centuries, the Lackawaxen River today was named the Commonwealth's River of the Year for 2010 by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. "A recreational treasure renowned for its fly-fishing and canoeing, the Lackawaxen harbors...

2009-12-22 12:00:00

Portion of Route 611 in Monroe County named for Trooper Joshua D. Miller HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed Senate Bill 1070, designating a portion of Route 611 in Monroe County as the Trooper Joshua D. Miller Memorial Highway. "This is a significant and richly deserved honor for a trooper who laid down his life rather than swerve from the path of duty," Governor Rendell said. "We must never forget his courage or his sacrifice."...

2009-11-10 14:46:00

$4.1 Million in Loans to Help Two Development Projects Become Reality HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today said new state investments totaling $4.1 million will help to create and retain 775 jobs as East Stroudsburg University builds a research and technology facility in Monroe County and blighted, vacant properties are redeveloped in Lancaster's downtown business district. Together, the projects are worth nearly $20 million. "The...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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