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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...

2009-10-05 10:54:00

PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort will roll out the red carpet -- as well as a Vietnam-era helicopter and tank, jeeps and Humvees -- during its Salute to America's Veterans Nov. 6th through 8th at the resort. A special emphasis will be placed on welcoming home Vietnam Vets to publicly honor and thank America's 2.7 million military personnel who served during the Vietnam War. Country singer Aaron Tippin will headline the entertainment bill with...

2009-08-05 15:02:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that state and federal agencies have successfully reached a $21 million settlement over environmental damages stemming from a Superfund site in Northeast Pennsylvania's Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties. "While this settlement is the largest natural resource damage settlement to date in Pennsylvania, it can never fully compensate for the environmental damage done to...

2009-08-03 16:34:33

Denny Hamlin went 50 races without a win but that streak ended Monday with a victory in No. 51, the rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500. Hamlin led for 91 laps in the Pocono Raceway event and took over the lead for good when he slipped by Clint Bowyer for the top position with 10 laps to go. He held off Juan Pablo Montoya by 0.870 seconds. His most recent win had been in the 2008 spring event at Martinsville, Va. It was Hamlin's fifth career Sprint Cup series victory and came after...

2009-08-02 17:40:29

Sunday's Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., was postponed until Monday afternoon due to rain. NASCAR officials waited two hours after the scheduled start time, but decided to postpone the race 24 hours when they concluded there would not be enough daylight to complete the race Sunday. When you're sitting here and see blue skies at one end and dark clouds on the other end, it's really frustrating, NASCAR President Mike Helton said shortly before the decision...


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