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  • Ravens Roost No. 117 takes polar plunge for Special Olympics

    Ravens Roost No. 117 takes polar plunge for Special Olympics
    Catonsville resident Ed Young, vice president of Ravens Roost No. 117,  will brave the chilly water of the Chesapeake Bay for the 12th time on Saturday, Jan. 25, along with nearly 6,000 other daring individuals as part of the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge...
  • Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for March

    Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for March
    The Polar Bear Plunge, which was canceled this past weekend because of safety concerns amid extreme conditions, has been rescheduled for March 8, organizers announced Tuesday. Winds as high as 35 mph and 3- to 4-foot waves that left snow and ice on...
  • 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...
  • Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday

    Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday
    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...
  • Annual festivals in Westminster add fun to start of fall season

    Two long-standing festivals kick-off the fall season in Carroll County this week. Westminster's Fall Fest, now in its 35th year, opens on Thursday and will run through the weekend, while Piney Run Park will host the 26th annual Apple Festival on...
  • Bits & Pieces: Assault charge dropped, but football fight still casts shadow

    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...
  • How the other Maryland Million Races finished

    How the other Maryland Million Races finished
    Ten races were run during the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park on Saturday. Here's a look at how they finished. Race 1 - Maryland Million Nursery – Six Furlongs – Winner: It's a Bang (1:10.48) Walter Vieser II’s It&...
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic

    Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic
    The 94-year-old owner shook hands from his wheelchair in the winner's circle at Laurel Park, pleased with his horse's performance. Arnold "Arnie" Heft had just watched Eighttofasttocatch win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic. "Racing has been...
  • Bits & Pieces: Ex-Marine Rob Jones brings inspiring story back to Columbia

    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...
  • Carroll County athlete named to commission

    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...
  • Special Olympics Howard County athletes compete in Marine Corps 10K

    Special Olympics Howard County athletes compete in Marine Corps 10K
    Email rec sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Running In the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 27,...