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Special Olympics

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  • Taking the Polar Bear Plunge for a good cause

    A dip in the Chesapeake Bay may seem like the last thing a person wants to do January, but every year thousands gather at Sandy Point Park in Annapolis in the chill of a winter day, don their bathing suits and take to the water. It's all part of the...
  • Polar Bear Plunge draws thousands to frigid bay waters

    Polar Bear Plunge draws thousands to frigid bay waters
    The Pale Knight arrived ready to plunge. Inspired by last year's Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," Patrick Fink of Baltimore showed up at Saturday's 17th annual Polar Bear Plunge clad in a bat mask, long cape and briefs that exposed much of his...
  • Politicians need not worry about girls lacrosse head gear

    With all of the problems that our state legislature faces, why in the world would they be concerned about protective head gear for girls lacrosse? Many, who probably have never been to a lacrosse game, equate girls lacrosse to boys lacrosse. They see...
  • Polar Bear Plunge weekend kicks off as teens jump into bay

    Polar Bear Plunge weekend kicks off as teens jump into bay
    Lyndsey Darling and Erin Stump huddled on the beach Friday at Sandy Point State Park, sipping cups of hot chocolate and looking skeptical. Both wore sweatshirts and boots, but within an hour they planned to swap their heavy layers for bathing suits...
  • At Polar Bear Plunge, 35-degree water awaits swimmers

    At Polar Bear Plunge, 35-degree water awaits swimmers
    Swimmers at the MSP Polar Bear Plunge are in for a cold one. The event, to support Special Olympics Maryland, will take place at Sandy Point State Park, with plunges as early as 11 a.m. NOAA National Data Buoy Center's buoy near Annapolis registers...
  • Bits & Pieces: Every athlete should read these books on responsibility, respect

    The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has published a three-book series to promote core values for those who participate and coach. It should be required reading for all athletes at all levels in our school system. The first...
  • Sandy Hook tragedy prompts added safety precautions at Rodgers Forge Elementary

    The safety of our students and the security of our schools has always been a priority but the Sandy Hook incident has certainly put all schools on high alert. To that end, Mrs. Missy Fenshaw, principal of Rodgers Forge Elementary School, has told...
  • 25 years ago: Guns missing from Hickory home of murdered couple

    From The Aegis dated Nov. 12, 1987: It could have been just coincidence, but police confirmed 25 years ago this week that two guns were reported missing from the house where Stevenson Thomas Sherman and Elizabeth Ann Sherman, were killed by their son,...
  • Arbutus Ravens Roost ready for AFC Championship

    Arbutus Ravens Roost ready for AFC Championship
    In light of the Ravens' double-overtime playoff win over Denver Jan. 11, Ravens Roost 97 in Arbutus is gearing up for another week of celebration. Jim McCain, president of Roost 97, said he can't wait to watch the Jan. 20 game against the New England...
  • Mia Loizeaux, advertising account manager

    Mia Loizeaux, advertising account manager
    Mia Loizeaux, whose four-year struggle with a rare form of cancer shaped her determination to become an oncology nurse and help others similarly afflicted, died Thursday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Canton resident was 31. The daughter...
  • Finksburg to host session for Special Olympics Young Athletes

    Carroll County is launching the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, which helps children ages 2 to 7 build and develop motor and foundational skills through play activities, and a session will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Finksburg Library, Old...
  • Pica considering try to return to Senate

    Former state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., who has been out of office the past 16 years, is considering a return to the political arena with a possible Democratic primary challenge to Baltimore Sen. William C. Ferguson IV. Pica, a Baltimore County resident who...