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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...
  • Special athlete's Olympic aims better for the sharing

    Special athlete's Olympic aims better for the sharing
    Step away from all that Super Bowl noise for a moment and let's consider a different kind of athlete. Her name is Colleen Sykes. She was born in 1985, on the longest day of the year, a detail that has no great significance and yet sticks in her...
  • Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge: Reporter dives in, freezin' for a reason

    Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge: Reporter dives in, freezin' for a reason
    It's noon on a recent Saturday, and I am shivering shirtless on Larry Holmes Drive in Easton. As I try to keep warm by jumping up and down, I question my sanity. Am I really about to submerge myself — willingly — into the freezing cold...
  • 818 Roundup: Papers filed for Glendale elections; Video footage reveals details in Plitt's death

    818 Roundup: Papers filed for Glendale elections; Video footage reveals details in Plitt's death
    Good morning, 818! It's Friday, January 30, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 69 degrees and a low of 53 degrees with a 20 percent chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines:...
  • Here's a look at all of the area's football scholar-athletes to be honored on March 1

    Here's a look at all of the area's football scholar-athletes to be honored on March 1
    Here is the list of the outstanding area football scholar-athletes to be honored at the Northampton Community Center on March 1. The banquet begins at 5:30 p.m. Penn State coach James Franklin will be the main speaker.   HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR-ATHLETES...
  • City gearing up for this year's Special Olympics

    Glendale will be home to 100 athletes during the Special Olympics World Summer Games this summer and to get things started, city officials held a kickoff fundraising event on Wednesday at the Alex Theatre. The summer games are held every four years with...
  • Cheering fans boost Hinsdale and LT Special Olympics teams

    Cheering fans boost Hinsdale and LT Special Olympics teams
    About 700 fans were pumped to cheer on three Special Olympics basketball teams Jan. 22 at the Lyons Township High School fieldhouse in La Grange. “We had an absolutely spectacular turnout at our Pack the Place event,” said Abby Shapland, head...
  • Lafayette College Arts Plaza nominated for award, and other company news

    Lafayette College Arts Plaza nominated for award Spillman Farmer Architects recently announced that Arts Plaza at Lafayette College has been nominated for American-Architects' Building of the Year. Arts Plaza earned its nomination after being selected...
  • LA84 Foundation awards $1.68 million in grants

    The LA84 Foundation has given out $1.68 million in grants to more the 20 organizations in its latest dispersing of money from the 1984 Olympic Games, including $250,000 to the Special Olympics World Games. LA'S BEST will receive $335,000 to support of...
  • Take Five with Logan Tratnyek, Polar Bear Plunger

    Take Five with Logan Tratnyek, Polar Bear Plunger
    Leaping into a near-frozen Chesapeake Bay in the middle of January might not seem like everyone's idea of a good time. But Logan Tratnyek can't wait. Come Saturday, the 31-year-old Annapolis resident will be one of thousands taking part in the 19th...
  • Enfield Police Explorers Celebrate A Year Of Work

    Enfield Police Explorers Celebrate A Year Of Work
    ENFIELD – Family members and friends of the current Enfield Police Explorers attended the 47th annual family banquet Friday night. The 26 Explorers range from 13 to 21 years old, Lt. Willie Pedemonti, who oversees the program, said. Typically,...