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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

    U.S. Cellular Will Host Free Device Workshop in Martinsburg to Demonstrate the Latest Music Features on Smartphones

    MARTINSBURG, W.V. (Oct. 7, 2015) --- With the advent of new streaming services and increased smartphone capabilities, playing your favorite music on your device, in your car or remotely through your home speaker system can be all be easily done through phone.

    Nearly half of smartphone owners said they have listened to music on their phone, over forty percent have streamed music and more than a third have downloaded songs or a complete album to their device.¹ Are you interested in using your phone as a mobile jukebox or are you looking for more information on how to get more out of your device?

    Devices such as the [4G LTE] iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S 6 can place your entire music collection at your fingertips and help you discover your next favorite artist, and U.S. Cellular wants to show area residents the tips and tricks of using these devices to the fullest. The company will host a free Device Workshop on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 5:00pm at 940 Foxcroft Ave. Martinsburg, W.V. The workshop is open to everyone, and attendees do not need to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

    “Streaming services and digital music libraries combined with wireless and Bluetooth connectivity allow us to enjoy our favorite music however we want,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Mid-South. “With reliable mobile Internet access on a high-quality 4G LTE network here in Martinsburg or across the country, you can access your entire music library or stream your favorite songs no matter where you are. Our associates will help you understand how to enjoy music on-the-go or any other features on your latest smartphone or tablet.”

    Please call 304-264-0400 for more information on this and upcoming Device Workshops.

    ¹ Results are from a nationally representative online survey of 738 smartphone owners conducted by U.S. Cellular in partnership with Maritz Research from November 12-20, 2014.

    Additional data charges may apply. 4G LTE service provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

    About U.S. Cellular
    U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities. Currently, 94 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds, and 98 percent will have access by the end of 2015. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and

    For more information, contact:

    Melissa Watkins
    PR Counsel
    U.S. Cellular Store
    940 Foxcroft Ave Martinsburg WV 21550
    Melissa Watkins 804.402.5316

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

  • - On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy, in a nationwide television address on this date, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba. On October 28, the USSR announced it would remove the weapons in questions. In return, the US removed missiles from Turkey that were aimed at the USSR.

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - An ancient celebration combining Druid autumn festival and Christian customs. Halloween (Hallows' Eve) is the beginning of Hallowtide, a season that embraces the Feast of All Saints (November 1st) and the Feast of all Souls (November 2nd). The observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century, has long been associated with thoughts of the dead, spirits, witches, ghosts and devils. In fact, the ancient Celtic Feast of Samhain, the festival that marked the beginning of winter and of the New Year, was observed November 1.

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - LCAM is a national campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues - early detection, increased research funding and increased support for those living with lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Alliance is the leading organization dedicated to helping people at risk for and living with lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Alliance is the leading organization dedicated to helping people at risk for and living with lung cancer. Support and education resources are available free of charge by phone, mail or Internet.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Presidential Proclamation. Formerly called Armistice Day and proclaimed each year since 1926 for November 11th. Public Law 83-380 of June 1, 1954, changed the name to Veterans Day. PL 90-363 of June 28, 1968, required that, beginning in 1971, it would be observed the fourth Monday in October. PL 94-97 of September 18.1975, required that, effective January 1, 1978, the observance would revert to November 11th.

Monday, November 16th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - November 16-20. 94th annual. This week, observed since 1921, spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great. Annually, the week preceding the week of Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day observed annually since 1977 to celebrate smoke-free environments. Annually, the third Thursday in November.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

  • - On November 22, 1954, when the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was founded by a handful of dedicated visionaries, the modern concept of "animal welfare" barely existed.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - New York, NY. The 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade starts at 9:00 AM EST at Central Park West. A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade grows bigger and better each year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands and famous stars, the parade is televised for the whole country on NBC.
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Presidential Proclamation, always issued for the fourth Thursday in November.

Friday, November 27th, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional beginning of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of the year.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Originated by American Express in 2010.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

  • | NATL - Government
    - The tradition of having the US president light a national Christmas tree at the Ellipse at Washington DC dates to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button electrifying 2,500 bulbs on a 48-foot fir. The national tree as not lit during World War II, 1941-44. The tree has used LED lights since 2007. Annually, the first Thursday (or Friday) in December.

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

  • | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Come out and Shop for a Cause! There will be Raffles, Food, Crafts for Kids, Santa from 10-2 and so much more! With over 40 Crafters and Vendors, there is sure to be something for everyone, so come out and do a little Christmas Shopping! The funds raised from the event will go to help a COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association) Patient with medical bills from a Double Lung Transplant. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and get FREE raffle tickets, also make a $5 dontion to COTA or Buy a COTA bracelet and also get FREE raffle tickets! So come out and enjoy the start of the Christmas season while supporting a great cause!
    Blue Heron Events Center
    407 S. Washington St. Greencastle PA 17225
    Tiffany Evans 717.729.1080

Monday, December 7th, 2015

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Family gift-giving occasion in many Christian countries.

Friday, December 25th, 2015

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Most popular of Christian observances. Christmas as a Feast of Nativity dates from the forth century. Although Jesus's birth date is not known, the Western church selected December 25th for the feast, possibly to counteract the non-Christian festivals of that approximate date. Many customs from non-Christian festivals have been adopted as part of the Christmas celebration. Some Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas January 7th based on the "old calendar".

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX. One of two New Year's Eve semifinal bowl games to determine who plays in the College Football Championship game on Jan 11, 2016.

    Time: TBD
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL. 82nd edition. One of the two New Year's Eve semifinal bowl games to determine who plays in the College Football Championship game on January 11, 2016. Estimated attendance: 75,000.

    Time: TBD
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.

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