November 15, 2017
Longtime Baltimore Orioles radio announcer Fred Manfra called his last game June 4, 2017, bringing an end to a 25-year run with the Orioles. After 25 years with the Orioles Radio Network, Manfra retired from broadcasting.
The East Baltimore native and Patterson High School graduate joined Orioles Radio broadcasts in 1993.
In his 48-year broadcasting career, Manfra has covered NBA Finals and NBA All-Star Games, the Olympics, NHL Stanley Cup Finals and All-Star Games, the Breeder’s Cup, and Triple Crown races, among other marquee events.
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The Honorable Senator Frank & Janet Kelly
Family, Faith, Community. That’s what counts most for Frank and Janet Kelly. Their commitment and dedication to making a difference defines who they are – and enriches everyone they touch.
The Kellys lead by example. They give of their time and imbue organizations with their boundless energy; their relentless optimism and determination, and their deep love and respect for the human spirit.
This happily married couple of 56 years started an insurance company in their Cockeysville basement while raising four sons (Frank III, John, David and Bryan). Forty years later, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group (KELLY) is the largest insurance broker and benefits administrator in the Mid-Atlantic with over $1.9 billion in insurance billings and nearly 10,000 corporate clients and 500 employees. Their sons run the expanding corporation, while Frank is chairman and Janet their most trusted adviser.