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2014-04-17 23:05:01

Deltek GovWin Opportunity Assessment delivers critical information to government contractors empowering them to make fast, objective, and optimal bid/no-bid decisions on new contracts. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and professional services firms, announced the release of a new interactive, web-based tool – GovWin Opportunity Assessment (GovWin OA) – designed to deliver...

2014-04-17 12:26:24

WASHINGTON, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In 1749, a teenaged surveyor "laid off a town" on the Eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The 17 year old was working for Lord Fairfax, then Proprietor of much of The Olde Dominion. The village he surveyed has not changed all that much in the ensuing 255 years. But even with an official population of only 134 citizens, the tiny little town in the hills has a whole lot to brag about. For the teenager's...

2014-04-17 08:24:53

More than 70 Acts--From Lionel Richie and Ringo Starr to The Band Perry and CeeLo Green VIENNA, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the complete schedule of shows in its highly anticipated 2014 Summer season. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7164651-wolf-trap-foundation-announces-2014-summer-season70-new-returning-acts "We are proud to present an...

2014-04-16 23:10:11

Premium Verizon retailer expects to add 75 jobs in the state in 2014 Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest premium Verizon Wireless retailer, is announcing its plans to greatly expand its workforce in Virginia this year. The company, which has approximately 560 stores nationwide, currently operates 28 stores located across Virginia, including Northern Virginia, Richmond and the Hampton Roads area. It employs approximately 170 people in the state, and...

2014-04-16 23:05:21

The statewide Board to hold its inaugural quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 17 at the Riverside Doctors’ Hospital in Williamsburg. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Kathleen Fletcher, Ph.D. and Christine Jensen, Ph.D., Riverside Health System experts who help enhance the medical care older adults receive, as well as the support systems for the caregivers who care for them, were named to serve on the Advisory Board of the newly formed Institute for Innovations in Caregiving....

2014-04-16 12:28:20

~ 13th Annual Virginia Beer Festival and 40-Foot Rubber Duck Make May 17-18 a "Duckie" Weekend to Visit the Heart of Virginia's Waterfront ~ NORFOLK, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The convergence of three annual festivals along with events planned to celebrate the reopening of the city's beloved Chrysler Museum of Art, is shaping up to make May 17-18 one of the most exciting weekends to be in Norfolk, Virginia. Here's what's on tap: -- Chrysler Museum of Art's Grand Reopening The...

2014-04-16 12:25:41

Tallest freestanding drop tower in North America, new water thrill rides, and a land dedicated to Cookie Monster on tap for 2014 season ORLANDO, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It may be SeaWorld's 50(th) Celebration, but the surprises are all for park guests. SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio - as well as Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Sesame Place - are welcoming the warmer weather with new rides, attractions and events for the entire family to...

2014-04-16 08:27:50

Specific Audience Targeting for any Broadband Device DULLES, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FourthWall Media, a leading provider of cable platform technology and the largest independent source of set-top box viewing data, announced today that the U.S. Patent office has allowed a patent for its Method of Targeting Broadcast Messages Using Embedded Sets. This patented technology allows advertisers to target ads to a set-top box via the MAC address without downloading information...

2014-04-15 23:14:16

As a testament to the company’s commitment to the environment, Plow & Hearth will take action to rejuvenate local monarch butterfly populations and host additional Earth Day activities on April 22 at its headquarters in Madison, Virginia. Madison, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 This upcoming Earth Day, April 22, Plow & Hearth will promote environmental responsibility by planting milkweed and inviting a number of local educational organizations to its headquarters in the Blue Ridge...

2014-04-15 08:20:52

FAIRFAX, Va., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight teams from Virginia schools high schools competed in the final match of the 2014 Governor's Cybersecurity Cup Challenge, a state-wide cyber competition that offers students real hands-on learning experience in cyber defense. On April 12, 2014, the final event of the challenge was held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., to determine the top high school cyber defense team in the state. Team "Lil B's Penguindows" from...


Latest Virginia Reference Libraries

Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds and developed a variety of different characteristics. They live in poor conditions on the...

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates any future development. Washington National Forest was established on May 16th of...

Shenandoah National Park
2013-04-26 14:58:26

Shenandoah National Park is located in the State of Virginia in the United States. The park contains a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and holds 199,100 acres of land, of which 79,579 acres comprise a designated wilderness. The park extends across a narrow area, through eight counties, from Waynesboro to the town of Front Royal. The establishment of Shenandoah National park began in 1926, when the area was designated as a national park, but it was not officially established and opened...

Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalist
2012-10-05 08:36:41

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalist) is a mouse-eared bat that can be found in North America. Its range primarily includes eastern and Midwestern states, but it can be found in some southern areas of the United States. During the winter, its range becomes much smaller, with most populations occurring in large clusters in only a few caves. One study conducted in 1985 suggested that an estimated 244,000 individuals of this species reside in Indiana. Its range overlaps that of the endangered gray...

wovi_003_pvp
2012-06-14 07:34:25

Symbol: WOVI Group: Fern Family: Blechnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ANVI6 Anchistea virginica (L.) C. Presl Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom...

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