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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Main Street's leading lady is muscle behind theater, business group

    Main Street's leading lady is muscle behind theater, business group
    It's been more than a decade since Maureen Rogers helped relocate the Burtonsville Players — a nonprofit theater group that's performed in the Laurel area for more than 35 years — to the Laurel Mill Playhouse on the west end of Main Street....
  • Volunteers recognized with annual ACS awards

    Volunteers recognized with annual ACS awards
    After retiring from his government job in 2008, Steve Sternheimer began what he calls "a second career," volunteering. Each week, the Columbia resident drives seniors everywhere from doctor's offices and the grocery store to church and even the hair...
  • Laurel swimmers bring home medals in Special Olympics event

    Laurel swimmers bring home medals in Special Olympics event
    Ben Stevick, of Laurel, made the first turn in the mixed 100-meter backstroke on Friday as Paul Bauer hollered encouragement. "Move it! Go Ben!" shouted Bauer, whose son, Matthew, was trailing Stevick in the next-to-last of 22 events in the 36th...
  • Volunteering in Anne Arundel

    Historical society The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society needs volunteers interested in county history to act as docents at the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum or as research aides at the Historical and Genealogical Research Center in Glen...
  • Deep Creek Dunk draws 850 for icy Special Olympics fundraiser

    Deep Creek Dunk draws 850 for icy Special Olympics fundraiser
    Hundreds of hearty souls waded into icy Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland on Saturday for the annual Deep Creek Dunk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. The Maryland Natural Resources Police had to cut away a thick layer of ice from the lake to make...
  • Matt Hoerr earns first collegiate track victory

    Matt Hoerr of Bel Air earned his first victory as a collegiate runner Saturday in a rain-drenched track meet in Towson. The Salisbury University freshman and C. Milton Wright grad won the 5000 meters in the Goucher Classic. He completed the 12 1/2 lap...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • Bits & Pieces: Local Special Olympians shine bright again at Winter Games

    When I was young and living in Portland, Maine, we never had organizations like Special Olympics for people with either physical or mental disabilities. In fact, we never saw people with any kind of disability. They became almost non persons. Thank...
  • Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20

    Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20
    Zachary M. "Zach" Lederer's personal struggle and determination to survive brain cancer gave hope and inspiration to people across the world. The University of Maryland, College Park student and manager of the men's basketball team became known for...
  • Keep Olympic spirit alive, volunteer with Special Olympics [Russett]

    The Winter Olympic games in Sochi may be over but the Paralympics will be held Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 16. Keeping with the Olympic spirit, Anne Arundel County Special Olympics, a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of sports such...
  • After a decade, a fond farewell to Harford Hockey Night

    After a decade, a fond farewell to Harford Hockey Night
    You would never have known it if you were in the building at the time, but the event taking place at the Havre de Grace Activity Center on Friday night, Feb. 28, was a sad one for most involved, as it marked the end of an era. That evening, the group of...
  • Best workout song chosen during national gym competition

    Best workout song chosen during national gym competition
    What’s the ultimate workout song? There are lots of opinions, but officials from the national chain Gold’s Gym and Women’s Health and Men’s Health sought to identify the top pick. And the winner was “Till I collapse”...