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2013-08-23 23:19:51

The Revolutionary War reenactment event in Gloucester Oct. 19-20 will require dozens of volunteers in various capacities. Gloucester, Va. (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Calling all volunteers and Patriots! The British are coming back, with the Americans and French, too, and the Battle of the Hook Reenactment Committee needs an army of volunteers to help pull it off. On October 19-20, 2013, the Allies will engage the British Legion and other Crown forces in a reenactment of the 1781 Battle of...

2010-03-10 08:54:00

YORKTOWN, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquis Communications, a subsidiary of ComSoft Corporation, announced the successful launch of its UnityAlert(TM) Emergency Mass Notification System. UnityAlert(TM) is a multimodal, mass notification system which incorporates multi-sensory wireless equipment and the most comprehensive notification architecture in the industry. Systems have already been deployed at Centre College in Danville, KY; Pikeville College and Pike County 911 in Pikeville, KY;...

2009-01-05 16:54:07

A Yorktown, N.Y., man who became famous for feeding migrating Canada geese at his home is brushing off the attention he's gained. Gary Lundquist first made headlines in 2004 when a local newspaper profiled him for feeding hundreds of birds each day at his home and interviewed neighbors upset by the noise and droppings brought to the neighborhood by the geese, the New York Post reported Monday. This is private property, Lundquist said recently while answering his door. There is nothing...

2008-10-23 09:00:28

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of four New York communities are a major step closer to having a real choice for their cable television service, thanks to newly approved agreements authorizing Verizon to offer its FiOS TV service, delivered over the most advanced fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes. The villages of Pomona in Rockland County, Lindenhurst in Suffolk County and Hewlett Bay Park in Nassau County, and the Town of Yorktown in Westchester County all...

2008-07-23 18:00:53

By Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 23--YORKTOWN -- -- A rare, sometimes searing, yet also often humorous exhibit of work by a self-taught Australian artist opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 9 at Nancy Thomas Gallery. Titled "Unframed and Down Under," the show features the paintings of Glenn Brady, a 41-year-old former punk rock musician who began painting in the early 1990s after years of struggle with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. The images...

2008-07-22 18:00:17

By Josh McAuliffe, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 22--It's funny where life takes you. One minute, you're 20 years old and scrambling to get that first post-collegiate job. The next, you're poring over mind-boggling astrophysics equations in hopes of sending a human being into outer space. Such was the start of Bob Blanchard's ongoing space odyssey. The South Scranton native has spent 49 of his 70 years as a research engineer for NASA, a career that began just as the U.S....


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.