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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes

    Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes
    In a local tradition that stretches back to the early 1950s, 18 young women will be presented to society on Saturday evening, when the La Cañada Thursday Club holds its annual black-tie event, the Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Les...
  • Ciocca Subaru celebrates one-year anniversary

    It’s been a little more than a year since Ciocca Subaru came to Allentown, but it didn’t take long for the dealership to kick things into high gear.  “We sold more than 2,400 new cars in our first year,” says General Manager...
  • Vernon Hills ice skating teacher eyes Special Olympics for students

    Vernon Hills ice skating teacher eyes Special Olympics for students
    It was Ryan Chapin's first time ice skating, but if he was nervous, he didn't show it. After getting some help from his mom with his rental skates, he was introduced to instructor Deb Jenssen, a figure skater and certified Special Olympics coach, who...
  • Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine

    Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine
    The fourth annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will come to William R. Mason Regional Park on Saturday. The event will offer a 5K (3.1-mile) race and a one-mile family walk/run. Racing will begin at 3:11 p.m. Registration for the 5K is $30 for...
  • Program helps patients rehab from injuries

    Program helps patients rehab from injuries
    A former pro football player who grew up in Miramar is using his sports background to help people with traumatic injuries. Ray Shipman was named Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year during his time at Pace High School in Miami Gardens. He...
  • Breakfast With Santa Saturday In Wethersfield

    WETHERSFIELD -- Kids will have the chance to meet Santa Claus and eat a hearty breakfast Saturday morning at the Pitkin Community Center. The town parks and recreation department is holding its annual Santa Claus pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon....
  • YMCA honors active family with award

    The YMCA of the Foothills presented its 2014 YMCA Pacesetter Award to the Gorvetzian family at a special donor recognition event Thursday, Dec. 4 at Oakmont Country Club. Hosted by YMCA Board of Director Chair Kristin McQueen, the event featured...
  • Tatyana McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month

    Tatyana McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month
    Olympics Marylander McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month The United States Olympic Committee named Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden, who grew up in Clarksville and attended Atholton, Female Athlete of the Month for...
  • Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police

    Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police
    Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has formally named Gary L. Gardner as the county's chief of police. Gardner has been acting chief since July when he was named by then-County Executive Ken Ulman upon the retirement of longtime chief William...
  • On The Fly: President Applauds Socially Conscious Athletes

    President Barack Obama was a guest on Colin Cowherd's ESPN radio show Friday and said he liked seeing professional athletes speak out on social issues, as many have done recently about the events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York. "When you think of our...
  • Shriver Writes In Book That Special Olympics Gave His Life Meaning

    Shriver Writes In Book That Special Olympics Gave His Life Meaning
    Down on the field in the Yale Bowl, among the thousands of athletes taking part in the opening ceremonies of the 1995 World Special Olympics Games, a photographer saw a group of athletes, in African dress, raising disposable cameras to their eyes. But...