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  • On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day
    Members of the Burbank Civitan Club once again rolled out the green carpet to members, guests and local dignitaries as they staged their annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch at the Burbank Holiday Inn this past Sunday. More than 150 Civitans,...
  • Disney gives out $3.8 million in grants to community nonprofits

    Disney gives out $3.8 million in grants to community nonprofits
    Actors have their Oscars. Musicians, their Grammys. But for nonprofits throughout Central Florida, the biggest honor is a 13-inch statuette of Mickey Mouse — and the nice, fat check from Disney that comes with it. Walt Disney World Resort passed...
  • Horse owner Arnold Heft dies at 94; he pitched in minors, refereed, co-owned Bullets

    Horse owner Arnold Heft dies at 94; he pitched in minors, refereed, co-owned Bullets
    Et cetera Horse owner Arnold Heft dies; he pitched in minors, co-owned Bullets Arnold Heft, a longtime horse owner who pitched for the minor league Orioles in 1938, refereed in the NBA from 1945 to 1961 and co-owned the Baltimore Bullets from 1964...
  • Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20

    Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20
    Zachary M. "Zach" Lederer's personal struggle and determination to survive brain cancer gave hope and inspiration to people across the world. The University of Maryland, College Park student and manager of the men's basketball team became known for...
  • By tracking down distant relatives, 'extreme team' places teens in forever homes

    By tracking down distant relatives, 'extreme team' places teens in forever homes
    Tom Prudden jotted the name in his notebook almost as an afterthought. "Uncle Tony." The odds weren't good, but maybe. Maybe this was the relative who would step up and take Charlie, almost 16 and so lost and vulnerable, into his home, ending years in...
  • Polar Plunge raises more than $1M for Special Olympics

    Polar Plunge raises more than $1M for Special Olympics
    This year’s Chicago Polar Plunge, which featured Mayor Rahm Emanuel and “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon bounding into the icy waters of Lake Michigan, raised more than $1 million, Special Olympics Chicago announced today. The March...
  • Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event

    Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event
    The first time seemed alarming for Emma Conger, who emerged from the 30-ish-degree water of the Chesapeake Bay with her face flushed, eyes wide, mouth agape, hair soaked, as if she'd been ambushed with a barrel of ice. "Oh my gosh, yeah, I couldn't...
  • Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday

    Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday
    With sunny skies and temperatures expected in the 50s, a scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge was scheduled at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis on Saturday afternoon after the Special Olympics Maryland fundraiser was canceled in January for the first time...
  • Henry Rieger, Former TV Academy President, Dies at 95

    Henry "Hank" Rieger, former prexy of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, died of natural causes in Oceanside, Calif., on March 5. He was 95. In his 40 years with the TV Academy, Rieger served as prexy of the Hollywood chapter of the National...
  • READER SUBMITTED: The World's Youngest Lion

    Precisely at the stroke of midnight, March 20, at a special meeting of the Willimantic Lions Club held at the Main Street Caf in Willimantic, Tori Simmons and April Burke were inducted by Lions Past Council Chair and Past District Governor Frank Mauro...
  • Paint parties and other events in the south suburbs

    Paint parties and other events in the south suburbs
    Looking for something different to do? Here's a sampling of ideas, from painting dinner parties to record-setting dancing and duct-tape crafting. March 30: Hip-hop University of St. Francis graduates and classmates are hoping to draw 1,000 people to...