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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Avon Restaurant And Police Raise Money For Special Olympics

    AVON — The police department and a local restaurant are teaming up to raise money for the Special Olympics on Thursday, the town has announced. The tip-a-cop event will be at Cosi restaurant at 285 West Main St. Town police officers will be helping...
  • 'The Voice' recap: The coaches top off their teams in final blinds

    'The Voice' recap: The coaches top off their teams in final blinds
    Seems like only yesterday that we were kicking off Season 7 on “The Voice,” welcoming the new coaches, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, watching them quickly find their grooves and settling in for the first blind auditions. In fact, it...
  • Foundation to help at-risk kids sponsors Aloha Festival in Minneola

    MINNEOLA — Hula skirts will be shaking and leis will be donned as the spirit of the Polynesian Islands comes to the city Saturday during the first Aloha Festival Professional Polynesian dancers will entertain the crowds in brightly colored,...
  • Howard County library symposium to explore civility in youth sports

    The Howard County Library System will hold its seventh annual Choose Civility symposium "The Ball's in Your Court: Can Civility and Sports Co-Exist?" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Miller branch in Ellicott City. Korva Coleman of...
  • Illinois' Dudek far from a typical freshman

    CHAMPAIGN — Looking into a sea of ravenous Nebraska fans, Illinois' Mikey Dudek spotted his parents in the stands frantically waving their arms and a towel. This is what he always looks for before games. "It lets me know it's still the same...
  • June Krauser, 'Mother of Masters Swimming,' dies at 88

    June Krauser, 'Mother of Masters Swimming,' dies at 88
    June Krauser wrote the rules and set many records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming." She died Saturday at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach. She was 88. Mrs. Krauser, who called Fort Lauderdale home, was tapped to...
  • Phelps' second DUI arrest should draw harsher penalty

    Phelps' second DUI arrest should draw harsher penalty
    The last time he was arrested for drunk driving, Michael Phelps was 19, a newly-minted multiple Olympic gold medalist and millionaire suddenly living in the fast lane. Immaturity never can be an excuse for Phelps' getting behind the wheel in an alcohol-...
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Select a category that interests you. Some organizations require you to register or contact an event coordinator prior to volunteering. Use the contact information provided. -------------------- Working with the elderly...
  • Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend

    Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend
    When Brent Kampert was 3 years old, it wasn’t clear if he’d be able to walk or talk properly. Now, at 28, Kampert is a Special Olympics USA Games silver medalist, and he'll be competing in a 180,000-pound plane pull at O’Hare this...
  • By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Nayaug Elementary School

    By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Nayaug Elementary School
    GLASTONBURY — Each year, the state Department of Education releases data on public schools in the state. Each Thursday, we will look at the 2012/13 numbers for each of Glastonbury's nine schools from students eligible for free lunches to the...
  • Challengers a new social group for adults with special needs

    Melanie Drew wraps her arms around Taylor Billings, a touching embrace between two friends. The two women had just finished playing bingo with their friends and enjoyed several other activities, all part of the Cooper City Challengers, a new social group...