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2014-08-20 12:27:43

New Radio Station a Platform for Organization and Supporters to Express Appreciation for Veterans, Their Families and the Military Community ELLSWORTH and COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wreaths Across America (WAA), a nonprofit organization best known for its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 900 other locations nationwide -- with a mission to Remember, Honor and Teach about the service and sacrifices of our...

2014-08-20 08:28:30

New clinic focuses on treating patients with chronic pain. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of Orthopaedic & Spine Center have announced the opening of their new Pain Management Center, located at 250 Nat Turner Boulevard in Newport News, Virginia. In its sixth year, the pain management program now has its own dedicated space on the second floor. Planned specifically for individuals who have chronic pain, the second floor of OSC's main office...

2014-08-19 12:21:24

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SBG Technology Solutions, one of the fastest-growing and leading engineering and information technology service providers in the United States, announced Victor Ishakian joined SBG as vice president of business development and chief technology officer. Bringing more than 25 years of business development, technical execution, and leadership experience to SBG, Ishakian will be responsible for driving business growth and leading technical...

2014-08-18 23:09:32

Tidewater Physical Therapy to present lunch and learn at the Colonial Heritage Club August 26 in Williamsburg, Va. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Have a knee surgery coming up and wondering what to expect? Curious about vestibular rehabilitation, inner ear deficits and fall prevention? Join two of the region’s leading physical therapists Tuesday, August 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a lunch and learn series in Williamsburg, Va. at the Colonial Heritage Club. The event is...

2014-08-18 23:05:27

The boards of directors for the Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) and the Roanoke - Blacksburg Innovation Network (RBIN) have today announced that they are strategically aligning in order to accomplish their shared objectives. Roanoke and Blacksburg, Virginia (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The boards of directors for the Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) and the Roanoke - Blacksburg Innovation Network (RBIN) have today announced that they are strategically aligning in...

2014-08-18 12:24:26

New Weekly Social Challenges Give Fans Fun and Creative Ways to Vote for Their Favorite Mascot MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixteen university icons are preparing to suit up and go beak-to-paw, fruit-to-nut and stinger-to-hoof in the 2014 Capital One Mascot Challenge. Driven exclusively by fan voting, the last mascot standing will be named the Capital One National Mascot of the Year at the conclusion of college football season....

2014-08-18 12:20:52

RESTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced the Company has been awarded a new single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide installation support for Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) on U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard vessels. This contract has a one-year base period plus two option years, with a ceiling value of $31 million....

2014-08-18 08:29:39

Revolutionary Incontinence/Period Smartwear for Women CHANTILLY, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fannypants was named one of the "Top Innovators" in 2014 by Apparel Magazine - placing them among leading brands like Adidas, PUMA Golf, Halston and Aeropostale. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140815/136681) For Apparel, the "Top Innovators" ranking is one of the magazine's most significant, high-profile editorial efforts of the year. Apparel spends months...

2014-08-18 08:25:53

Adds nearly 1 million new cable set-top-box households CINCINNATI and DULLES, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS), the leader in helping consumer packaged goods (CPG) advertisers improve return on advertising spend by linking what consumers watch with what they buy, announced an agreement with FourthWall Media®, the largest independent source of cable set-top box data. With access to FourthWall Media's anonymous TV viewing data, Nielsen Catalina...

2014-08-15 23:00:12

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell and his wife, Becki, accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge inside Williams Stadium on Friday, Aug. 15, to raise awareness for ALS. They then issued their challenge to the entire freshman class, with help from the Lynchburg Fire Department. Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 After treating incoming students to a cookout in the concourse of Williams Stadium before Friday night’s annual President’s Kickoff, Liberty University President Jerry...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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