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2011-03-29 11:21:00

--America Celebrates "Healthy Parks, Healthy People" During Week-Long, Fee FREE Event April 16 - 24-- WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, is once again teaming up with the National Park Service to kick off National Park Week 2011 April 16th - 24th. Celebrating "Healthy Parks, Healthy People," national parks across the country are encouraging people to come visit, get outdoors, and embrace a...

2011-03-21 18:27:00

Jarvis Application of Consistently Applied NPS Ban on Major Sporting Events Upholds Sanctity of Colorado National Monument, Other National Parks; Bad Precedent Seen if Parks Are Opened Up as Sites for Major Commercialization That Is Inconsistent With Mission of Preserving Unspoiled Outdoors TUCSON, Ariz., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Rick Smith, a former superintendent at Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks and an...

2011-02-08 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Valentine's Day approaches, many strive to plan romantic activities or getaways. This year, instead of the traditional gift of chocolates and flowers, treat yourself and your loved one to a memorable and intimate experience in your national parks. Whether it's a destination up the road or across the country, you will find world-class vistas, scenery and activities that provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable Valentine's Day...

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2011-02-01 11:44:30

According to findings released by an expert in Arctic paleontology, fossilized tracks from two newly discovered prehistoric birds have been found in Alaska's Denali National Park. Tony Fiorillo, a paleontologist and curator at the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, told Reuters that the previously unknown birds were among a wide variety of birds that left fossilized tracks in Denali. "The skies over Denali were a pretty busy place," he said. The birds are considered a new species and...

2011-01-20 07:59:00

-- One 'Click' At www.lowes.com/give Supports America's National Parks -- WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two days remain to support America's national parks with just one 'click.' Each 'click' will cast a vote directly benefiting America's national parks through a grant to the National Park Foundation in the ongoing $1 million Lowe's Community Giving Campaign. With only three days left for supporters to vote, the national parks need your help. The Foundation...

2011-01-19 08:46:00

--March 1st Broadcast To Take Students Nationwide To Gulf Islands National Seashore To Learn About The Science Of Understanding Human and Natural Change In An Eco-System-- --Educators Invited to Register NOW At: WWW.ELECTRONICFIELDTRIP.ORG-- WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using the Gulf Islands National Seashore as its classroom, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, is inviting students across the country to experience...

2010-12-20 13:09:00

--Six Days and Eighteen Chances To Win Great Gear and Prizes-- --Park Supporters Are Also Invited to "Give The Gift Of America's National Parks" This Holiday Season With A National Park Foundation Tribute Gift-- WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, launches its Countdown to Christmas sweepstakes. From December 20 through December 25, the National Park Foundation will be celebrating the...

2010-12-06 09:36:00

--Ceremony to be Streamed Live at www.thenationaltree.org on December 9th at 5:00 p.m. ET and Broadcast Nationally on Public Television throughout December-- --Hosted By Hip Hop Artist and Actor Common, Event To Feature Performances and Appearances by B.B. King, Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Jim James, Jackie Evancho, Miss America, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Choir, and Santa-- WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Service...

2010-11-29 10:12:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of American's national parks, announced some of the best national parks for visitors to participate in holiday festivities this year. Each year, the holiday season is kicked off in grand style in Washington, D.C.'s President's Park with the National Christmas Tree Lighting which can be seen December 9th LIVE at 5pm ET/2pm PT at www.thenationaltree.org. In addition, there are...

2010-11-23 08:18:00

Jackie Evancho and Jim James Join Star Studded List of Performers Including Maroon 5, B.B. King and Sara Bareilles Ceremony to be Streamed Live at www.thenationaltree.org on December 9th at 5 p.m. ET and Broadcast Nationally on Public Television Throughout December WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that hip-hop artist and actor Common will host the 2010 National Christmas Tree Lighting. In...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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