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Special Olympics

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  • Bayhawks midfielder Dixon retires after eight years

    Bayhawks midfielder Dixon retires after eight years
    Major League Lacrosse Bayhawks' Dixon retires after eight years Veteran midfielder and All-Pro Kyle Dixon has announced that he is retiring from Major League Lacrosse. Dixon spent eight seasons in MLL, all with the Bayhawks. He played high school...
  • Haunted house brings new chills to old Laurel movie theater

    Haunted house brings new chills to old Laurel movie theater
    Laurel resident and second-generation Howard County firefighter Richard Blankenship is living his best nightmare and taking everyone along that he can.  "I've always been a big haunt fanatic," Blankenship said. Since high school — when he and...
  • Early days of autumn signal start of festival season in Carroll County

    Early days of autumn signal start of festival season in Carroll County
    With summer's official end this week and the first day of autumn on Tuesday, Sept. 23, numerous festivals and events are planned throughout the county to take advantage of the season's sunny, cool days and crisp nights. With careful planning, one might...
  • Tunnel Run takes participants under the Patapsco River

    Tunnel Run takes participants under the Patapsco River
    Not many people can say they ran underneath the Patapsco River, but now about 900 Special Olympians and their supporters can add that to their athletic achievements. The occassion was Sunday's sixth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K run/walk to benefit...
  • Special Olympics run to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel

    Special Olympics run to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel
    One of the two bores carrying northbound Interstate 95 traffic through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed for several hours on Sunday morning for Special Olympics Maryland's sixth annual 5-kilometer run and walk fundraiser. More than...
  • Sparks' Justin Boston to make Nationwide debut

    Sparks' Justin Boston to make Nationwide debut
    NASCAR Sparks driver Justin Boston to make Nationwide debut Justin Boston of Sparks will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start in Saturday night's VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Boston will make two starts in the No.20...
  • Laurel Lions Club marks half-century of leather and chrome

    Laurel Lions Club marks half-century of leather and chrome
    A landscape of metal and noise will stream onto the Laurel Municipal Center's parking lots on Saturday morning, accompanied by a moon bounce, face painting and race car simulator for kids; festival food; and colorful local vendors. For the 50th year...
  • Hope and healing with horses at therapeutic riding centers

    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...
  • Annapolis police take to rooftops to raise $1,600 for Special Olympics Maryland

    Annapolis police take to rooftops to raise $1,600 for Special Olympics Maryland
    Turning a stereotype on its head, Annapolis police officers on Sunday used the association of cops and doughnuts to raise money for charity. Officers from the Annapolis Police Department took turns sitting on the rooftop of a Dunkin’ Donuts...
  • Best way to diagnose concussions an ongoing issue

    I once had a briefing about the use of something called Brain Sentry, which is a small device placed on the back of football helmets to signal the possibility of a concussion. If a light on the Sentry signaled red after a blow, the player was removed from...
  • Six inductees announced for Community Hall of Fame

    The Community Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members at the 12th Annual "Celebration of Sports" on Oct. 21 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center. The new members are: Shantha Chandra, Bernie Dennison, C. Vernon Gray, Allen Fleming,...
  • Bits & Pieces: Alliance created to help regulate area sports

    Bits & Pieces: Alliance created to help regulate area sports
    Last week, the Howard County Youth Program's Bernie Dennison, who will be inducted into the Community Sports Hall of Fame in October, informed me of the formation of the Maryland Youth Sports Alliance — a non profit organization "dedicated to...