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  • Clermont police officer nominated for "Service Above Self" award

    Clermont police officer nominated for "Service Above Self" award
    Clermont Police Officer Drew Evans has been nominated by his department for the 2015 “Service Above Self” award, which is given as part of a program hosted by the Leesburg Rotary Club. Every year, the club seeks nominations from law-...
  • Gardening, cooking help special ed teacher connect with students

    As students from Griswold High School went through their paces in the Wolverine Warrior Fitness Challenge May 13, a cluster of teens in bright Hawaiian-print shirts and plastic leis lined up with their teachers to take their turn through the obstacle...
  • Community News for Windsor Locks edition

    "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" raises more than $19,000 WINDSOR LOCKS - Nutmeg Senior Rides Annual "Walk for Nutmeg Senior Rides" netted over $19,000. Proceeds from the event are used to provide door-through-door service for seniors and the visually...
  • A mom, a disabled son and a home that blazed amid Baltimore's riots

    A mom, a disabled son and a home that blazed amid Baltimore's riots
    Black soot covers the two-story house like a dark shadow. The roof has collapsed, and a bright red sign proclaims the home has been condemned. Until a few weeks ago, when the riots roiled Baltimore, this house at Hilton Street and Piedmont Avenue was...
  • Craft Beer Week recommendations

    Craft Beer Week recommendations
    Should the dozens of events that comprise Chicago Craft Beer Week seem like too much of a good thing, here are day-by-day recommendations for honoring the best 10-day week of the year in beer. For more information on these and other events, check the...
  • Clermont police hosting bench-press event to benefit Special Olympics Florida

    Clermont police hosting bench-press event to benefit Special Olympics Florida
    CLERMONT — Heave ho! There will be a lot of muscle flexing Saturday for a good cause. The Clermont Police Department is hosting the second annual Bench Press Competition to benefit Special Olympics Florida, which is headquartered in Clermont....
  • Montgomery teen helps spur one of region's first special needs proms

    Montgomery teen helps spur one of region's first special needs proms
    On an October night last year, Topher Tackman held his 17-year-old stepdaughter, Karley Hanson, as she sobbed in their Montgomery home. "Baby, what's wrong?" Tackman asked. Hanson had discovered her private school for students with special needs did...
  • Clermont Police hosting Bench Press Competition on Saturday

    Clermont Police and Cross Train Clermont will host the 2nd Annual Bench Press Competition for┬áSpecial Olympics Florida. It’s on Saturday from noon 3 p.m. The Clermont Police Department will be hosting the bench press competition, designed to raise...
  • Health facts and healthy events offered at family fitness event

    Health facts and healthy events offered at family fitness event
    Kids and adults alike learned some interesting health facts during Saturday's annual Family Health and Fitness Day at Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove. For instance, people used to be told to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day....
  • Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

    SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL GALA: "Luminosity," the annual gala of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, will be May 30 at DeSales University Center. The gala will raise funds for the festival's artistic and education programs and honor Steve and Jane Auvil...
  • Friends with Down syndrome head to junior prom together

    Friends with Down syndrome head to junior prom together
    It was a mixture of laughter, tears and cheers on May 9, as Brendan Puiia and his date Alex LaVigne prepared for his junior prom. The teens who have known each other for a long time both have Down syndrome, and Brendan's extravagant "promposal" made...