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2013-01-08 05:02:54

The agency points specifically to the residents of Utica, NY, for working together throughout 2012 to keep the shelves stocked at the community´s food pantry, and raise money to help homeless and hungry veterans in the region. Utica, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 Feed Our Vets (http://www.feedourvets.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to stocking food pantries across the nation in the battle against hunger among U.S. veterans, is applauding a New York community for its commitment...

2012-06-06 23:01:14

Alec Baldwin hosts a film screening and panel on the environmental and health dangers of hydrofracking in Syracuse on Saturday, June 2 Syracuse, NY. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Emmy award winning actor and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin hosted “What the Frack” this past Saturday at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse. The event featured a viewing of Gasland, the 2010 Academy Award-nominated documentary by Josh Fox, and a panel of speakers that included the well-known biologist and advocate...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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