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2011-02-09 11:21:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today named Senior Marketing Officers for its SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110209/CL45282-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110209/CL45282-b ) Peter Frey, formerly Vice President of Marketing for SeaWorld Orlando, was promoted to Senior Marketing Officer, SeaWorld Brands. Frey will oversee advertising, promotional marketing, publicity,...

2010-11-15 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia cable industry leader Gary McCollum, SVP and General Manager of Cox Communications Virginia, will be inducted into the 2010 Virginia Cable Hall of Fame, the highest individual honor bestowed by the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA). McCollum was honored by VCTA on Monday, Nov. 8 at a ceremony at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Va. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100218/PH56554 ) (Photo:...

2010-10-28 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal lovers, theme park fans and bloggers can now explore and interact with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment including SeaWorld and Busch Gardens - in one convenient blog. All of the company's social media is now located at the new SeaWorldParksBlog.com. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/seaworld/46920/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101028/MM88838 ) (Photo:...

2010-08-18 12:47:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. and DENVER, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Betty White, Emmy award-winning TV star and Morris Animal Foundation trustee, will celebrate animal health in Williamsburg, Va., on Saturday, October 16. White will make a personal appearance at Binn's of Williamsburg from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to sign a collection of European handcrafted ornaments, called The Pet Set, created by Joy To The World Collectibles. The signing will be followed by a black-tie fundraiser for Morris Animal...

2010-08-18 10:53:00

Military publication recognizes the Mason School of Business for its outreach to active-duty military and veterans. WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary has been named to G.I. Jobs Magazine's 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to accommodate America's active-duty military and veteran students. (Logo:...

2010-08-09 10:05:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When your goal is communicating to the public, you go where the public gathers. That's why NASA is taking its mission to explore and discover to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg Aug. 13-14. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Langley Research Center is collaborating with Busch Gardens to engage students, their parents, stepparents,...

2010-06-24 12:18:00

LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California McDonald's restaurants have once again partnered with SeaWorld® San Diego to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC), a non-profit organization that provides comfort, care and support to children and families throughout the Southland. From now until the end of September, McDonald's customers can receive a voucher that allows them to buy one adult admission...

2010-04-14 09:00:00

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) will be celebrating its 80th anniversary, during its annual meeting, at our nation's birthplace this May at the Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center in Williamsburg, VA, May 16-19, 2010. Rich Soja, the current IMUA chairman, will kick things off by introducing Sophia Phillips, The Hanover Insurance Group, as the new chair of the IMUA. Ron Thornton, IMUA President & CEO, will be delivering the...

2010-03-29 12:00:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed actor Mamie Gummer will debut as The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's first artist-in-residence, starring as Lady Dunmore in a new Revolutionary Story® scene, "Lady Dunmore Prepares for the Ball." On May 1, Gummer will portray Charlotte, The Lady Dunmore. Costumed in 18th-century attire, Gummer will appear in an open-air theater on the grounds of the Governor's Palace. She is the first of several actors who will...

2010-03-04 09:05:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WILLIAMSBURG will debut seven collections of live plants on QVC Wednesday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) during the Gardens of WILLIAMSBURG show. The launch marks the first time WILLIAMSBURG plants will be available for order and shipment. Colonial Williamsburg's horticulturist Laura Viancour will appear during the broadcast to introduce the collections. Sales of WILLIAMSBURG plants support the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and its educational...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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