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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Super Plungers kick off 19th Polar Bear Plunge in Annapolis

    Super Plungers kick off 19th Polar Bear Plunge in Annapolis
    Every year about this time, Montgomery County firefighter Donny Boyd looks forward to heading to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis and dipping — no, make that plunging — into the frigid Chesapeake Bay. "It's invigorating," Boyd said Friday...
  • Around Town: Kids' inventions on display at Irvine Valley College contest

    Around Town: Kids' inventions on display at Irvine Valley College contest
    More than 450 young inventors in kindergarten through eighth grade will vie for awards and more than $10,000 in cash prizes Saturday in the 28th annual Irvine Valley College "Astounding Inventions" competition. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in...
  • Polar Plunge in Easton: Take a chilly dip for Special Olympics

    Polar Plunge in Easton: Take a chilly dip for Special Olympics
    Looking to do something cool this weekend? Like really ridiculously cool? Dive, belly flop or throw yourself into the frigid waters of the Delaware River for the third annual Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge, noon Saturday at Scott Park in Easton. The...
  • Former sportscaster Don Tollefson to mount his defense in fraud trial starting Monday

    Former sportscaster Don Tollefson to mount his defense in fraud trial starting Monday
    The prosecution in Don Tollefson's fraud trial rested its case Friday afternoon after scores of people testified that he ripped them off through a sports ticket-selling scheme. The former Philadelphia sportscaster is already facing hurdles as he...
  • Polar Plunge fundraiser returning to Aquatica

    Polar Plunge fundraiser returning to Aquatica
    Registration is now open for Polar Plunge, a chilly event that raises cool cash for Special Olympics Florida at Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park. The Feb. 7 event features a dip in the park's cooled-down wave pool. Participants, frequently outfitted in...
  • Lt. Scott Custer: 25 years of service at SWPD

    Lt. Scott Custer finds it hard to believe that last December marked his 25th year at the South Windsor Police Department. He has held many positions during his tenure at the station and currently serves as the lieutenant of the Support Services Division....
  • Lights and Ladders Dodgeball Tournament coming up on Jan. 30

    Lights and Ladders Dodgeball Tournament coming up on Jan. 30
    The inaugural Lights and Ladders Community Dodgeball Tournament is a communitywide event that will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from 5–10 p.m. at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park at 2510 S. U.S. 27 in Clermont. The Clermont Police and Fire...
  • An era comes to an end as Pomona's Lanterman Center for disabled closes

    Madeline Smyres did not think her daughter Nina would live past 6. In the early 1960s, doctors told her that even if Nina outlived their prediction, her scoliosis, an affliction of the joints, and excess fluid around her brain would turn the child into...
  • Broward Athletes excel at International Competition

    Broward and Miami-Dade counties were well represented at the 7th Down Syndrome International Swimming Organization World Championship and International Competition in Morelia, Mexico. Out of the eight members on Team USA, three resided from Broward, four...
  • West Hartford Special Olympian Honored

    West Hartford Special Olympian Honored
    WEST HARTFORD — Bernard Richardson is beloved by customers and co-workers at the Farmington Avenue Stop & Shop where he's worked for 18 years. He helps customers juggle groceries in the parking lot, brings carts to those entering the store, and...
  • Providing activities for special athletes

    Providing activities for special athletes
    Name: Sherry Will Residence: Boynton Beach Birthplace: Detroit Family: Husband, Dan Will; son, Danny Will; daughter, Michelle Cummins; and two grandchildren Career: Retired director of medical records for ManorCare in West Palm Beach...