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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Flyers honor fallen soldier after each win

    The Flyers are keeping the memory of a local soldier alive. They have started awarding an Army cap for the player of the game to wear after a win. It is a way to honor the military in general and 1st Lt. Colby J. Umbrell in particular. The cap used to...
  • On the Town: Zonta Club names its Woman of the Year

    On the Town: Zonta Club names its Woman of the Year
    An assemblage of close to 150 men and women filed into the Castaway restaurant’s Starlight Room this past Saturday. From representatives of Burbank’s business community, studios and nonprofit organizations to current and former elected...
  • Josh Padilla, who has autism, scores touchdown for Leyden

    Josh Padilla, who has autism, scores touchdown for Leyden
    Josh Padilla wears No. 71 on game days. He is listed as a senior kicker on Leyden’s roster. He is a team captain and walks to midfield for the pregame coin toss. Then he’s done for the day. A player who doesn’t play. A kicker who...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events Corks for a...
  • WWE joins Special Olympics Florida to attempt world record

    WWE joins Special Olympics Florida to attempt world record
    What do you get when you take 10 WWE NXT professional wrestlers and coaches, 10 athletes from Special Olympics Florida and add a 50-ton jetliner? This Saturday at Orlando International Airport, maybe a world record. That's the hope of WWE NXT Head...
  • Alfa Romeo 4C auctioned for $125,000 at boat show

    Alfa Romeo 4C auctioned for $125,000 at boat show
    The first Alfa Romeo 4C luxury coupe delivered in the United States fetched $125,000 at auction Thursday evening at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The winning bidder for the limited-edition Italian car was Dean DeSantis of Fort Lauderdale....
  • Sprint to the finish line for Special Olympics athletes

    Sprint to the finish line for Special Olympics athletes
    Special Olympics Florida - Broward County will host the ninth annual “Sallarulo's Race for Champions 5K Run/Walk and Carnival of Champions” Nov. 8 on Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Davie campus. The race will begin at 8 a.m., followed by...
  • Allied Community Services marks 50 years

    Five decades ago, a half-dozen parents of children with developmental disabilities formed a group to look into setting up organized day programs for their children. This steering committee was officially incorporated on Oct. 20, 1964, as the Enfield...
  • Groveland election features comeback try by former mayor

    GROVELAND — Two City Council incumbents will defend their seats against challengers in Tuesday's election following months of political turmoil, law-enforcement inquiries and employee unrest. Mayor Tim Loucks is being opposed by Mike Radzik, who...
  • Slain Pomona officer known for contagious smile

    Slain Pomona officer known for contagious smile
    The orange hospital visitor's badge had begun to curl away from her black cardigan, but Joy Diamond ran her hand over it, an attempt to smooth it back in place. Hours had passed since her son had been honored by dozens of fellow police officers in a...
  • Pomona SWAT officer killed in line of duty 'loved' his work

    Pomona SWAT officer killed in line of duty 'loved' his work
    The Pomona SWAT officer who was fatally injured while serving a search warrant in San Gabriel was remembered Wednesday as a veteran lawman who was passionate about his job and well-known within the community. Shaun Diamond, 45, died from injuries...