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2014-10-28 23:14:00

As part of a commitment to a healthier community, Riverside Health System is helping residents take their best shot at beating the flu. Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Riverside Health System is pleased to announce that as part of its commitment to building a healthier community it will hold a series of flu shot clinics Nov. 3 through Nov. 7 throughout the Virginia Peninsula at locations in Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg. The clinics will provide free flu shots to...

2014-10-28 23:09:56

The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) has chosen Electronic Systems, Inc. (ESI) as the primary provider of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Servers under the VITA Server contract for Virginia public entities. (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) has chosen Electronic Systems, Inc. (ESI) as the primary provider of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Servers under the VITA Server contract for Virginia public entities. VITA contracts...

2014-10-28 23:07:09

Pathagoras Version 2015 Offers Powerful Document Assembly and Management Features to Attorneys and Other High Value Service Providers Without the Need for Code (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Innovative Software Products of Virginia, a leading provider of document assembly software since 2002, today released version 2015 of its popular Pathagoras application. The Pathagoras application is a Microsoft Word® plug-in that allows the user to mark up documents for automation using plain text...

2014-10-28 12:38:04

Chesapeake new home community selected as first site for faster speeds CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications today announced that its gigabit internet service for residential customers is coming to Virginia. The company will offer speeds 100 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141028/154934 Cox is the first national communications provider in Virginia to commit to a residential gigabit Internet...

2014-10-28 08:45:53

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a leading engineering and IT solutions company in Arlington, VA, announced today that it was awarded a new contract with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Pacific (SSC Pacific) to support the Integrated Voice Networks Branch with current industry-standard equipment. The task order award was for $828,801. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141027/154676 Maurice R. "Randy"...

2014-10-28 08:31:32

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elissa Buie, CFP®, co-founder and CEO of Yeske Buie, has been named to Washingtonian Magazine's list of the Top Money Advisers in the DC metro area for 2014. Ms. Buie has appeared on all four of Washingtonian's previous lists of top financial planners. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141024/154269 The magazine developed its list by surveying hundreds of financial professionals in the DC Metro Region, asking "Whom would you trust with...

2014-10-28 00:20:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third Orbital Sciences cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Television coverage of Tuesday's launch will begin at 5:30 p.m. A post-launch news conference...

2014-10-27 23:07:42

Local resources for Alzheimer’s and dementia support, articles, and more will be featured on http://www.SeniorsGuideOnline.com throughout the month of November Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Seniors Guide is going purple in a show of solidarity in advocacy and to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease during the month of November. Beginning November 1, 2014, visitors to Seniors Guide Magazine’s online resources will be greeted with the color purple. Because November...

2014-10-27 16:29:55

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) will webcast its conference call on November 6, 2014, following the release of its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 after market close on that date. The conference call will begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, Vice President and Treasurer. A live webcast of the conference call will be available online on a listen-only basis at www.universalcorp.com....

2014-10-27 16:28:51

- Henrico County Sheriff's Office to Receive First Donation - RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, today announced a new donation program that will allow qualifying local law enforcement agencies to receive EVZIO(TM) naloxone auto-injectors without charge as part of the kaleo Cares program. EVZIO, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 3, 2014, is an opioid antagonist...


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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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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