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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...

2009-07-31 20:13:01

A steady rain Friday forced NASCAR officials to cancel qualifying for Sunday's scheduled Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. The field will be set according to the current points standings, which means Tony Stewart will start on the pole. It is the fifth time this season qualifying has been wiped out by bad weather. One of those occasions was the previous visit to Pocono last month. Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards are in the second through fifth spots...

2009-06-26 15:09:50

Tony Stewart was involved in a crash Friday during a practice run for the Sprint Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 301, the Charlotte Observer said. The Observer report said the Sprint Cup points leader, last Sunday's runner-up at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, Calif., was not injured when he crashed, badly damaging his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, and will have to use a backup car Sunday. I think we're in a situation now where we can take a couple of extra chances if we feel like we...

2009-06-24 13:51:00

BUSHKILL, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Fernwood Hotel and Resort has partnered with Mt. Airy Casino to offer a Pocono Slots vacation package that allows guests to stay at Fernwood and game at Mt. Airy in the Pocono Mountains. Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for Fernwood, said, "The arrival of first class slots play to the Poconos has expanded the possibilities of excitement for our guests. Now you can take a Pocono Vacation getaway and play the slots at Mt. Airy starting from just $119 a night...

2009-05-18 14:23:00

"Celebrate Amore" weekend in June will celebrate the days of the Poconos' heart-shaped tubs, offer couples opportunity to renew their vows and celebrate at a public wedding reception PARADISE, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort is seeking couples who were married, honeymooned or vacationed at the former Mount Airy Lodge as it prepares to launch "Celebrate Amore" weekend June 13 and 14 to help commemorate the days of the Poconos' heart-shaped tubs and candlelit dinners....

2009-03-17 10:50:00

Randy Vaskas, a former Assistant Golf Professional at the prestigious Philadelphia Country Club, will take over operations of course PARADISE, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort announced today that it will re-open its 18-hole golf course this spring and that it has hired Randy Vaskas, a former Assistant Golf Professional at the prestigious Philadelphia Country Club, to oversee operations of the course. The course had been temporarily closed for two seasons due to...