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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Ernie Buchanan, coach for disabled kids, dies

      Ernie Buchanan, coach for disabled kids, dies
    Six years ago, Ernie Buchanan began volunteering as an instructor for children with special needs at BraveHearts, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback riding and educational center in Harvard. There he helped students, some with autism, become more attentive...
  • Hope and healing with horses at therapeutic riding centers

    On a sunny summer day, 14-year-old Julianna Lupacchino is riding a horse on a Fallston farm. At first glance, the scene seems like nothing special — Harford County is horse country, after all — but at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, the...
  • Fun times on the lanes

    Fun times  on the lanes
    Coral Springs' David James Pierce has a unique two-handed, underhand bowling style. Pierce, 21, who first took a liking to the sport in the sixth grade, was among those showcasing their talents during the recent Special Olympics Unified Bowling Area...
  • Nevers Park to be site of Fall Fest

    Get ready to celebrate fall at the Nevers Park Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Nevers Park from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The all-day event will be filled with activities for the entire family. The Fall Fest is a town run event and proceeds benefit the...
  • 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-...