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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Arundel police run for Special Olympics' torch run; Annapolis leg is Wednesday

    Arundel police run for Special Olympics' torch run; Annapolis leg is Wednesday
    Anne Arundel County Police participated Tuesday in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, running from Glen Burnie to Annapolis, a distance of about 15 miles. The run helps raise money and awareness for the athletes taking part in...
  • Western's Keene-El brings actions, words to Special Olympics

    Western's Keene-El brings actions, words to Special Olympics
    For the first two months of her Western High gym class, special education teacher LaDonna Schemm didn't notice. Then a freshman, the ever-bubbly Joy Keene-El would get out of her wheelchair and do everything thrown her way, from tennis to baseball to...
  • Bel Air fire company earns $10,000 BGE grant on behalf of assistant chief

    Bel Air fire company earns $10,000 BGE grant on behalf of assistant chief
    For Rick R. Davis of Bel Air, life is a balancing act. He balances his full-time job as an electric system operator for BGE, what he calls a "lifestyle" as first assistant chief with the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, a wife, two teenage sons and the...
  • League of Dreams Day event a grand slam for players

    League of Dreams Day event a grand slam for players
    On Tuesday, the sky a clear blue, the temperature in the 70s with just the right bit of breeze, the beautiful day served as the backdrop for a heartwarming event at St. Paul's School for Girls in Lutherville. For the ninth year in a row, the private...
  • 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...
  • Special Olympics Inspiration Walk once again a success

    Howard County Special Olympics director Bob Baker was holding his breath April 25, as well as the next morning, hoping that the 13th annual Inspiration Walk would go off without many problems. There were a few parking issues, as well as some unfortunate...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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”...
  • Ellicott City Soccer Club meets for first time

    I attended the inaugural meeting of the Ellicott City Soccer Club on April 5 at Turf Valley. During the introductions, Bill Stara, the longtime high school soccer coach at Centennial and River Hill, and the club's technical director, presented one of...
  • Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event

    Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event
    The first time seemed alarming for Emma Conger, who emerged from the 30-ish-degree water of the Chesapeake Bay with her face flushed, eyes wide, mouth agape, hair soaked, as if she'd been ambushed with a barrel of ice. "Oh my gosh, yeah, I couldn't...