| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:15 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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”...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:49 PM
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Special Olympics Howard County will award three scholarships to outstanding student volunteers who have been committed to the program as volunteers and advocates of...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:59 AM
With sunny skies and temperatures expected in the 50s, a scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge was scheduled at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis on Saturday afternoon after the Special Olympics Maryland fundraiser was canceled in January for the first time...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Carroll County resident Erica Wheeler was among those appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to the Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Wheeler, an athlete and outgoing board member...
| Dec 5, 2013
The recent visit to Howard County and more specifically to Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriotsville by former Columbian Rob Jones should be an inspiration to those with or without a disability. Rob is an ex-Marine and a double amputee who is...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:05 PM
This is what is commonly called a no-win situation. A fight at a football game on Sept. 21 between Mt. Hebron and Centennial resulted in the following: two coaches and four players ejected from the game. A Centennial player sustained a broken wrist and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:15 AM
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Special Olympics Maryland, in consultation with the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Park Service and Natural Resources Police, canceled the MSP Polar Bear Plunge due to a combination of extreme conditions at Sandy Point State...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Curious to know exactly how it feels to jump into near-freezing water? Ask Josh Bronson — he's done it as a Polar Bear Plunge participant for the past two years and he's prepping for a third plunge this weekend.
"It can feel like anything from...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The air temperature was 14 degrees and the water was 30 degrees, so if state Sen. Allan Kittleman of Howard County had opted to simply plant a toe or two in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning, who could have blamed him?
Instead, he immersed himself...