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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Local Auto Dealership Information

    De Cormier Nissan George F. De Cormier was born on February 7, 1918 in Longmeadow, Mass.  He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Commerce High.  He met his wife, Wilhelmina while in second grade.  They were married just after World War II...
  • Slain Omaha officer who was new mom honored at her funeral

    Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco was one day away from going on maternity leave to care for the daughter she had delivered prematurely three months earlier when she answered a call to help a fellow officer. Within minutes, Orozco lay in a yard...
  • Northlake police climbing Dunkin' Donuts for Special Olympics

    Northlake police will climb on top of a Dunkin' Donuts rooftop Friday to raise cash for Special Olympics Illinois. Dubbed Cop on a Rooftop, this is the 13th year that police officers cross the state will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit...
  • North Shore athletes head to Special Olympics state meet

    North Shore athletes head to Special Olympics state meet
    On May 19, there were plenty of high-fives, fist pumps and "boo yahs" as a group of athletes got stoked for an hour on the New Trier High School indoor track. The "boo yah" is a special fist pump uniquely named for Randi Gillespie of Northbrook and...
  • Special Olympics' Flame of Hope to pass Baltimore this week

    Special Olympics' Flame of Hope to pass Baltimore this week
    The Unified Relay Across America, which will carry the Flame of Hope to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, will pass Baltimore on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, the torch will be carried from Mount Rainer to College Park from noon to 1...
  • Hartford Riverfront Festival Honors Mother Earth

    Hartford Riverfront Festival Honors Mother Earth
    Get ready for some good green fun. The Hartford Earth Festival at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on Sunday, May 31, is designed to rock the planet and raise awareness about climate change and other eco-issues. Terri Eickel, executive director of the...
  • Aurora police to raise funds for Special Olympics

    Aurora police to raise funds for Special Olympics
    Once again this year, Aurora police will stage Cop on Top events at four area Dunkin' Donuts shops on May 29 to raise money for charity. In exchange for a donation to Illinois Special Olympics, customers will receive a certificate for a free doughnut....
  • Elgin-formed, Gilberts-based Eagles Club chapter turns 110

    Elgin-formed, Gilberts-based Eagles Club chapter turns 110
    The way Jack Bernhardson remembers it, you might say he joined the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club Watch #1047 in Elgin in 1974 because he was thirsty. "Back then, in Illinois you only had to be 19 to drink (beer and wine), so I joined the club,"...
  • Anne Arundel Class of 2015: Graduation statistics and ceremony information

    Anne Arundel Class of 2015: Graduation statistics and ceremony information
    Annapolis Area Christian School Ceremony: May 21, Annapolis Area Christian School Kilby Gymnasium Class size: 78 Percentage going to college: 91 percent Number entering military: Two Service academy appointments: One to U.S. Military Academy,...
  • Lehigh Valley events: Save the dates

    ROOMS TO VIEW PREVIEW SOIREE: The 23rd annual Rooms to View House Tour of Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites kicks off with an elegant Preview Soiree 6-9 p.m. June 5 at a 8,200-square foot home built in 2004 on 6 acres in Saucon Valley. Guests will enjoy...
  • Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets dies at age 62

    Marty Sheets, a pioneer in Special Olympics and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has died. He was 62 years old. According to Forbis & Dick Funeral Service, Sheets died Thursday at the Greensboro home he shared with his parents. "Over...