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  • Gap week activities

    Gap week activities
    Francis W. Parker School’s Chess Camp This one-week Chess Wizards camp is for grades K–8. Learn chess openings, tactics and end-game models, plus variations on the classic game, like Bughouse, Allies and Fischer Chess. Campers are divided...
  • Baltimore County Chess Championship winners

    Below are the local winners in various categories in the fourth annual BCPS Chess Championship held April 26 at Cockeysville Middle School: Individual winners - high school division: Nathaniel Huynh, Dulaney, first; Steven Zhang, Dulaney, third; 4....
  • Excitement over chess propels Stoneleigh to championship win

    Sue Thompson deserves her own trophy for her part in Stoneleigh Elementary's first place win for the second year in a row in Baltimore County Public Schools' fourth annual systemwide Chess Championship last month. Thompson uses the game in her first...
  • 'Queen of Katwe' visits Clark Magnet

    'Queen of Katwe' visits Clark Magnet
    After Phiona Mutesi lost her father to AIDS when she was 3 years old, she grew accustomed to always feeling hungry and searching for food in one of the world’s worst slums. When she was 9 years old, she followed her brother to where she had heard...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 15

    Solving crime I read the Oct. 27 Tribune editorial "Curb crime, save Chicago," and I agree with the solutions put forth to decrease crime. As a student at Johnson College Prep High School in the center of Englewood, a neighborhood where many crimes...
  • ABBA and Tim Rice musical "Chess" staged by Slow Burn Theatre

    ABBA and Tim Rice musical "Chess" staged by Slow Burn Theatre
    On one side, you have “Chess,” a cult-fave-rave with music from ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics from Tim Rice being staged by Slow Burn Theatre, a talent magnet of a company based in Boca Raton. On the other side,...
  • Insight: Poll shows healthy young adults may keep Obamacare afloat

    Insight: Poll shows healthy young adults may keep Obamacare afloat
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Korey Kormick, 29, has not had health insurance for at least a decade. His job, as a contract employee directing chess tournaments and coaching kids in the fundamentals of the game, doesn't offer it, and he hasn't been able to...
  • Oak Park students jump at chance to learn human chess

    Oak Park students jump at chance to learn human chess
    Normally sedate, the game of chess takes on a different feel at an Oak Park school playground, where teams of kids holler out moves and play by jumping spaces on a painted grid. Fourth- and fifth-graders recently squared off for their first game of what...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield entertainment calendar: Jan. 28

    Fun things to do in Higland Park and Deerfield from Feb. 1-4. Mosaic artwork With Valentine's Day just weeks away, it's not too early to think about that special gift. Join instructor Richard Cohen at Jewett Park Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m....
  • Rubber duck, game of chess enter U.S. Toy Hall of Fame

    Rubber duck, game of chess enter U.S. Toy Hall of Fame
    The rubber duck and chess were selected for the U.S. National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday. They were chosen from among 12 finalists including bubbles, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-...
  • Complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

    The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...