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2014-09-30 12:26:15

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketing-communications agency West Cary Group has been chosen as a strategic partner of Richmond 2015, the committee responsible for organizing next year's UCI Road World Cycling Championships (the Worlds). The elite sporting event will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015, in and around Richmond. West Cary Group will provide ongoing marketing support through a host of communications channels including digital, direct and social. "More than...

2014-09-30 12:26:11

The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: Rent with Confidence - Learn Where to Stay Without Getting Overwhelmed, Ripped-Off or Scammed! ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NY state native Robyn Webb, has written 17 cookbooks, sold nearly a million, travelled the world... and wrote this first of its kind ebook, The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: Rent with Confidence -- Learn Where to Stay Without Getting Overwhelmed, Ripped-Off or Scammed! (Amazon)....

2014-09-30 12:26:04

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four award winners will be recognized at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Heritage Region Conference October 19 - 21 in Providence, RI (http://www.iabcheritageconference.com). "We are very pleased to recognize these highly accomplished professionals," said Heritage Region Director Forrest Hughes. "The standards and criteria for IABC Silver Quill awards are high, based on time-tested thresholds of...

2014-09-30 12:25:33

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avrum Elmakis, owner and CEO of the pet treat company Barkworthies, has been named a winner in the 2014 Pet Age Forty Under 40 awards program. The awards program is produced by Pet Age, a national publication covering all things in the pet industry, providing the latest industry news and more. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/149070 The Forty Under 40 awards program honors men and women under the age of 40 who have been...

2014-09-30 08:31:49

Solutions Company to Provide Technical and Programmatic Support to Execute the OneVA Enterprise Architecture Program RESTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a task order by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide technical and programmatic support to assist the VA in executing the OneVA Enterprise Architecture (EA) program. The single-award firm fixed-price task order has a...

2014-09-30 08:22:37

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab, the Virginia SATSLab, Inc. (VSATS) and the Leesburg Executive Airport (Leesburg, VA) are partnering to demonstrate and evaluate Saab remote tower technologies at Leesburg Executive Airport. During the summer of 2015, the partnership will demonstrate and evaluate the remote tower system for use at non-towered airports. The Virginia Department of Aviation is an advisory partner for the project. For the...

2014-09-29 23:02:50

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency selects DRT Strategies as the sole prime contractor for its’ five-year, $100M Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide program management and support services to the agency’s Information Technology Services Division. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) (http://www.drtstrategies.com), a leading provider of technology and management consulting services and solutions to government and commercial...

2014-09-29 16:25:42

Cartilage Symposium Host to Lively Debate, Lab Demonstrations VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten of the most highly-respected physicians and scientists from the fields of cartilage repair, regeneration, allograft reconstruction and research and development, as well as attendees from around the world gathered to discuss the future of cartilage regeneration at the 2014 LifeNet Health Institute of Regenerative Medicine symposium, Cartilage Regeneration: State of...

2014-09-29 16:20:48

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX) recently hosted crude-by-rail incident response training for 40 first responders representing 30 communities around the CSX network at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colorado. The firefighters and police officers from Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia completed three days of training...

2014-09-29 12:27:04

The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: Rent with Confidence -- Learn Where to Stay Without Getting Overwhelmed, Ripped-Off or Scammed! ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide: Rent with Confidence - Learn Where to Stay Without Getting Overwhelmed, Ripped-Off or Scammed! Robyn Webb, has written 17 cookbooks, sold nearly a million, travelled the world... and wrote this first of its kind ebook, The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide:...


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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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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