Barbaro's vet to discuss

famed horse's predicament

Dean Richardson, veterinarian to Barbaro, will discuss the horse's dramatic medical journey Wednesday at Hatboro-Horsham High School.

After winning the Kentucky Derby in 2006, the Chester County-bred horse shattered his leg while running in the Preakness Stakes two weeks later.

The injury ended Barbaro's run at the Triple Crown and his racing career. Despite receiving care from a renowned veterinary team, the thoroughbred never recovered fully from his injuries, and was euthanized in January.

Richardson will talk at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 899 Horsham Rd., Horsham. Tickets are $20, and free for students. Call 215-420-5261 for more information.

Grant applications offered

for projects in the arts

Artists, arts organizations and other nonprofit groups in the five-county region of Southeastern Pennsylvania are invited to fill out applications for the 2007 5-County Arts Fund.

Organized by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the fund offers grants of up to $3,000 to individual artists and nonprofit groups that sponsor arts-related projects and programs. Projects and programs must take place between Sept. 1 and Aug. 31, 2008.

The fund has provided more than $1.48 million to 640 artists and organizations over the last six years.

There will be a free application workshop from 2 to 6 p.m. May 23 at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., Philadelphia. To register, call 215-557-7811, Ext. 20.

Willow Grove man to get

Special Olympics honor

Michael Paulinski of Willow Grove will be among the 2007 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame inductees.

For more than 17 years, Paulinski has participated in the Special Olympics Pennsylvania's Montgomery County program. Over that span, he has collected more than 100 medals in several sports, including aquatics, basketball, power-lifting, golf, soccer and volleyball.

Besides his busy training schedule, Paulinski also speaks to local corporations and community-service groups about supporting the Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame was established in 1996.

Human-relations awards

announced for Montco

The Montgomery County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has selected five people and a group of parents to receive human rights awards.

The honors recognize those who have contributed to the promotion of good will, equal opportunity and human rights for all people.

The honorees and their respective categories are Lindsey Pailin of Roslyn, student service; Barbara Richet, Norristown, community service; Ellen Werther, Horsham, interfaith understanding; Tyrone Tate, Whitemarsh, law enforcement; Jean Griswold, Erdenheim, advocacy for equal opportunity; and Cedric Jones, Tyrone Edwards, Bruce Earland, Malcolm Hairston, Stuart Turner, Bruce Mabine, Thomas Henning and Barry Broughton, Ambler School District, education.