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2014-06-18 08:27:14

Discover the Best of what Virginia has to offer LEXINGTON, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best of Virginia 2014 issue of Virginia Living is the statewide guide to all that is 'best' in Virginia, from dining, to shopping to doing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140617/118991 Virginia Living readers honored Lexington, and its surrounding attractions, restaurants and businesses with multiple awards. "Lexington residents and merchants are known for their hospitality...

2014-06-17 23:16:33

“Mens sana in corpore sano.” That’s how Katie Benick strives to live her life – a sound mind in a sound body. Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 “Mens sana in corpore sano.” That’s how Katie Benick strives to live her life – a sound mind in a sound body. It’s the example she works to set. It’s the end result of the passion that drives her. And it’s the lesson she teaches her clients. Tidewater Physical Therapy is pleased to welcome Benick to its team as its...

2014-06-17 23:10:53

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today that it was selected as the primary subcontractor for the Northrop Grumman team to support the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (FLCN) Detachment Philadelphia. Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Herndon, Va. was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00189-14-D-Z012) to support the Joint Staff J7 Joint Force Development Program on May 1, 2014. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Cubic...

2014-06-17 16:28:01

17-year-old Richmond firm changes name to better reflect purpose and focus RICHMOND, Va., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that may well send ripples of delight to clients who have long sought out the company's expertise and know its culture, Dominion Digital has changed its name to SingleStone. The new name - and the underlying brand refresh - more accurately reflects the 17-year-old consulting firm's purpose and its work in the Customer Experience category. "One of the main...

2014-06-17 08:37:47

Recognizing iDirect's Commitment to Excellence and Customer Satisfaction HERNDON, Va., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iDirect Asia Pte Ltd today announced that the organization has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for sales distribution, marketing, engineering support and development of iDirect IP-based satellite communication products in the Asia Pacific region. This demonstrates the organization's continual commitment to improving operations in order to meet the highest...

2014-06-17 08:21:11

Wins National Award for Demonstrating Good Design is Good Business CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- William McDonough + Partners is pleased to announce that Sustainability Base, the facility it designed for the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, has been named a Good Design is Good Business award winner by Architectural Record magazine. For 17 years, the magazine has honored a select group of projects whose intentions and results prove the...

2014-06-16 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students and educators from across the United States will become "rocket scientists" during two workshops at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The seventh annual RockOn! workshop, conducted in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia, will provide 61 community college and university students and instructors the opportunity to learn...

2014-06-16 12:22:37

The bad news is your old air conditioner has broken down for the umpteenth time and it's going to be so expensive to repair it again, you should replace it instead. The good news is Energy Star air conditioners can dramatically lower your cooling bills. CENTREVILLE, Va., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One Hour Heating and Air of Centreville, VA http://www.nvaha.com/ would like to offer tips to help with decision making when upgrading or replacing an old air conditioner, heat...

2014-06-16 08:32:52

MCLEAN, Va., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Industry Initiative (DII) on Business Ethics and Conduct has named Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) CEO Anthony J. Moraco and Chief Ethics Officer Laura K. Kennedy as the organization's new Steering Committee Chair and Working Group Chair, respectively. Moraco and Kennedy succeed Lockheed Martin Corporation's CEO and President Marillyn A. Hewson and Vice President of Ethics and Sustainability Leo S....

2014-06-14 23:00:38

Walsingham Academy is pleased to launch a new Strength and Conditioning program June 2014. This yearlong program is sponsored by Walsingham’s Athletic Booster Club and run in conjunction with Tidewater Performance, the program is available free of charge for all rising eighth through twelfth grade Trojan athletes. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Walsingham Academy is pleased to launch a new Strength and Conditioning program June 2014. This yearlong program is sponsored by...


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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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