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2017 Garden Farewell

Master Gardeners and students joined forces one last time in mid-October to put our Legacy Garden to rest for the 2017 growing season. There were still a few things to harvest, mostly walking onions and mint, but the rest was clean-up. Still, it was a bright fall day and great to be outside and enjoy… Continue Reading 2017 Garden Farewell

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“I rang my Freedom Bell (again)!” Serena has a new job!

Editor’s Note: What follows is an e-mail Director Julie Deden received from Serena, a recent graduate of our Independence Training Program (ITP).Serena is the fifth ITP grad to find employment in the last month or so. It’s the best kind of news! We print the message with her permission. * * * Hi Julie, I… Continue Reading “I rang my Freedom Bell (again)!” Serena has a new job!

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Snow Already!

If you’re on the Front Range of Colorado this post won’t surprise you, because you drove/walked/bussed in a steadily-falling snow this morning. But let’s admit it – this 3 to 5 inches of snow is a bit early this year, just think of all those trees whose leaves have yet to drop! Tonight will be… Continue Reading Snow Already!

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Pie-day Friday

There are always firsts at the Colorado Center for the Blind. For example, today Casey, a relatively new student, went on his first independent route to Romancing the Bean. Sure, he’d been there before, but not traveling on his own. And that’s what makes it a first. Adia has been at the center since August,… Continue Reading Pie-day Friday

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Thoroughbred Thursday: Throwdown, Throwback and the Thrill of Success!

It’s a horse race, for sure. It started this morning with the announcement that Laura was about to go on her support drop with Daniel. She made it back about 11:30, no problem. Mickey has been working on her mini-meal – for fifteenn guests – for the past couple of days. At noon she served… Continue Reading Thoroughbred Thursday: Throwdown, Throwback and the Thrill of Success!

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Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

Here are a few pics from our Science Saturday way back in July! Studens rotated between three stations – basic chemistry, a station dedicated to weather, and a robotics class using Lego Mindstorms. With the first serious fall weather this week – misty rain, leaves turning and starting to litter the lawns and sidewalks –… Continue Reading Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

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Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation

Recently, we were elated to get notification that we had received an anonymous donation of $10,000 designated for our Youth Programs through our Colorado Gives portal. We often receive donations in this way and welcome every one of them. But such generous donations as this one are, not surprisingly, a little out of the norm.… Continue Reading Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation

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Soldering wires nonvisually is .. well, a BLAST! @BlackbyrdFly @COSpaceGrant

Somebody had to do it. So Jamie Principato decided she would take the skills she’d learned and taught herself as a blind Physics student involved with a Colorado Space Grant rocket project and teach them to other blind students. That’s where the idea of BLAST came from – Blind Learning All Skills Too launched on… Continue Reading Soldering wires nonvisually is .. well, a BLAST! @BlackbyrdFly @COSpaceGrant

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How many ways can the blind enjoy #Eclipse2017? #ShareLittleton

Quite a few, it turns out. Staff and students held an Eclipse Party to celebrate and enjoy the 92 percent coverage of the sun today. Students in Home Management prepared a black bean salsa and cookies to start things off about 10:30 this morning as we took time to learn a little more about the… Continue Reading How many ways can the blind enjoy #Eclipse2017? #ShareLittleton

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Thanks for stopping by for our 2017 #WesternWelcomeWeek Tours!

More than 70 people stopped by the Colorado Center for the Blind on Monday for a tour, and we’d like to send out a big “Thank you!” to all of you! This is the third year we’ve opened our doors for tours as part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week. We’re always excited to meet new… Continue Reading Thanks for stopping by for our 2017 #WesternWelcomeWeek Tours!

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