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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...
  • Virgen: Pay attention to this Mr. Irrelevant

    Virgen: Pay attention to this Mr. Irrelevant
    This year's Irrelevant Week is sure to be a very special one for founder Paul Salata and all of his many friends. It is the 40th annual event celebrating the final pick in the NFL Draft. Also this year marks Irrelevant Week's return to the Balboa Bay...
  • Mural artist Kent Twitchell is extra busy at his canvas: L.A.'s streets

    Mural artist Kent Twitchell is extra busy at his canvas: L.A.'s streets
    With his shock of silver hair, snowy beard and paint-spattered blue jeans, Kent Twitchell races around his downtown L.A. art studio, giving a tour. The searingly bright loft feels like a kaleidoscopic time warp, the stark, white walls a prism of murals,...
  • Local man and club raise $11K for charity

    Local man and club raise $11K for charity
    Richard Chase is used to serving up food on silver platters as the Director of Food & Beverage for the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club and doesn't get much of an opportunity to hit the links. That all changed recently as he played a record 217 holes in...
  • Irrelevant Week starts Tuesday

    Irrelevant Week starts Tuesday
    The 40th annual Irrelevant Week, celebrating Gerald Christian, the last player chosen in the NFL Draft, is set for Tuesday through July 11. The Balboa Bay Resort is hosting Christian, the rookie tight end for the Arizona Cardinals. The Balboa Bay Resort...
  • Around Town: Karate studio owners honored for charity work

    Around Town: Karate studio owners honored for charity work
    Bob and Barbara White, co-owners of Bob White's Karate Studio in Costa Mesa, recently received a proclamation from state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa). The couple were credited for their years of fundraising efforts for Royal Family Kids, a...
  • Ask Amy: Bowlers roll gutter ball in choice to exclude

     Ask Amy: Bowlers roll gutter ball in choice to exclude
    Dear Amy: What is the "PC" way to exclude the developmentally disabled from an organized group? I run a bowling league. Management at the bowling center where we play has informed us that our yearly contract will not be renewed unless we accept teams...
  • Lake Zurich Culver's raises cash for Special Olympics

    Lake Zurich Culver's raises cash for Special Olympics
    Patrons got a special treat than just their butter burgers and custards at Culver's Tuesday night. Lake Zurich police officers were on hand to wait and serve at Culver's at 645 N. Rand Road in Lake Zurich as part of ButterBurgers & Badges, raising funds...
  • Doctor a healer of both spirit and body for one Portage family

     Doctor a healer of both spirit and body for one Portage family
    If you read Jerry Davich's column on Monday, you probably saw the picture of a lovely mom and her son that accompanied it. Although the column focused mostly on how U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky helps his constituents (and I thank him for that), the picture...
  • Area student volunteers for Special Olympics

    Sara Bollinger, of Westminster, was one of 54 Stevenson University student-athletes to volunteer at the Carroll County Special Olympics Spring Games, at Westminster High School April 22. The volunteers helped coordinate and implement events throughout the...
  • Restaurant fundraiser set for Special Olympics

    Restaurant fundraiser set for Special Olympics
    The Culver's in Evergreen Park is partnering with Special Olympics Illinois for the inaugural ButterBurgers & Badges fundraising event Tuesday in an effort to raise money for the organization. The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at the...