Help By Marie Frackiewicz (Editor’s Note: Marie was one of our Summer Youth 2015 students. She read this poem as part of the talent show on July 29. This week, she headed back to high school.) My heads spinning like a crashing airplane. My voice is broken like an old record. My courage is shattered… Continue Reading A Summer Student’s Poem
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The Summer Youth Programs for 2015 ended July 29 with a talent show, and this fitting finale dedicated to Youth Services Director Brent Batron:
It’s the last week of July, and at the Colorado Center for the Blind we’re fighting the feeling that summer is almost over. We know that there are still weeks of hot weather, lovely warm Colorado evenings to enjoy. But that vague anxiety is fueled as the last week of July saw our 22 summer… Continue Reading The Last Week of July 2015
by Diane McGeorge (Editor’s Note: Seniors in Charge is a five day sleep shade training for Colorado seniors. It is offered three times per year and two of those sessions participants stay in our McGeorge Mountain Terrace Apartments. This gives us the opportunity to work with Seniors from outside the Denver Metro area. The goal,… Continue Reading Seniors in Charge – Better Believe it!
Summer Tuesdays are gardening days at the Center, but with all the rain (and even a couple of late snows) it came down to June 2 as the drop-dead date for planting this year. It was just too wet till that late Tuesday to consider digging and planting. For many years now we’ve had the… Continue Reading Our Legacy Garden: Planting Day 2015
For immediate release: Contact: Dan Burke, Public Relations Specialist 303.778.1130 email@example.com Englewood, CO – Focusing exclusively on the kinesthetic aspects of driving, students and staff from the Colorado Center for the Blind will get the feel of the skid pad on the MasterDrive campus here on Wednesday, May 27. Denver-area high school students will be… Continue Reading CCB & MasterDrive Partner Again to Give Blind Students Driving Experience
Just a few weeks away from May 15 and Tom Anderson’s retirement party! The response is exciting – we’ve received more than 70 RSVPs already! Here are some more details about the party and some info for those who won’t be able to attend: When: 5 p.m. May 15 Where: Colorado Center for the Blind… Continue Reading Some Final Party Particulars
On January 4, 1988 two feet of snow lay on the ground in Denver, and the temperature was around ten below zero. It was the first day of classes at the new Colorado Center for the Blind. Miles “Tom” Anderson was there. In fact, it fell to Tom as Residential Manager to help Travel… Continue Reading Make a Toast to Toasty!
(For the past year or so, Wayne Marshall has been sharing a “word of the week” on Wednesday and then discussing it on Friday. Below is an article Director Julie Deden included about this in the January-February CCB Newsletter. We’ll begin posting Wayne’s Words on Face Book and Twitter.) Message from the Director Every week… Continue Reading Wayne’s Word of the Week
March’s FAST Saturday will involve taking a journey through prehistory with our hands at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Blind kids participating will be putting their hands on actual fossil bones as well as plaster cast replicas – it might even mean holding fossilized dinosaur poop. I said it’s fossilized! it’s all coming… Continue Reading Taking a Prehistoric Journey by Touch