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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hawks' Nwakamma Named America East Men's Player Of Week

    Nwakamma Wins Award Hartford senior forward Mark Nwakamma, who averaged 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Hawks, was named America East men's basketball player of the week. ... Shannon Samuels of UMass Lowell, a senior guard from...
  • More than 300 brave the Big Lake to welcome 2015

    More than 300 brave the Big Lake to welcome 2015
    Ten hours after ringing in the New Year, 7-year-old Logan Kraines prepared to do something she had put on her wish list: Jumping in Lake Michigan with her father and brother, who are regular participants in Waukegan's annual Polar Bear Plunge. "She's...
  • 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...
  • Latest group of Park Ridge 'Community Stars' named

    Seven individuals and one Park Ridge business will be recognized next month as 2014 Community Stars by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the chamber accepts nominations of local residents, volunteers, educators, students, business leaders...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...