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A Bustling Day in the Gym

A Bustling Day in the Gym

Okay, Tuesdays can get a little wild anyway, what with Seniors coming and filling up our large conference room all morning. You gotta believe us – we love having them! But meanwhile, down in the gym … We had both Martial arts and Archery happening all at once. The wildest imaginations might hve the martial… Continue Reading A Bustling Day in the Gym

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Bullseye with Blind Archery: #LivetheLifeYouWant @NSCD

Bullseye with Blind Archery: #LivetheLifeYouWant @NSCD

Zen and the Art of Archery was a popular book in the 1970s among a certain crowd in which martial arts practitioners became adept at hitting the bullseye while blindfolded. What does that mean? Who really knows, other than it was the era of the “Kung Fu” TV series. Nonetheless, our partners at NSCD arranged… Continue Reading Bullseye with Blind Archery: #LivetheLifeYouWant @NSCD

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Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down:  A Typical Tuesday at CCB

So this is how Tuesday goes at CCB sometimes. First thing this morning Alie Mays came for our “Birdying by Ear” class. Seven of us reviewed recordings of local bird songs, then walked over to Sterne Park, where we heard mallards, doves, goldfinches and of course Canada geese. Today’s mascot was the belted kingfisher, an… Continue Reading Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

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Colorado Gives Day is December 6 – Support CCB! @ColoradoGives #COGivesDay

Colorado Gives Day is December 6 – Support CCB! @ColoradoGives #COGivesDay

It’s that time again! Colorado’s largest day of online charitable giving is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, and again featuring an incentive fund of $1 million from the Community First Foundation and First Bank. You might remember that CCB was lucky enough to be featured on 9News’ coverage of the statewide giving program in 2014… Continue Reading Colorado Gives Day is December 6 – Support CCB! @ColoradoGives #COGivesDay

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Body Pads and Karate Punches: Tuesday’s Orange Belts

Body Pads and Karate Punches: Tuesday’s Orange Belts

Another round of testing for the Martial Arts class on Tuesday was followed by an awards ceremony. The entire Center turned out in the gym as five students and Travel Instructor Steve Patten all received orange belts from Karate Denver instructors Rachel and Travis. Steve is a bit of a ringer, of course, since he… Continue Reading Body Pads and Karate Punches: Tuesday’s Orange Belts

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Tuesday Morning Snapshots

Tuesday Morning Snapshots

While Marlene is getting ready to serve her final graduation meal (for 60) and Brigid is working on her own grad meal for tomorrow, let’s look back at Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, the extraordinary smells of both Christian’s chicken kababs and Kierr’s pot of red beans and rice cooking all Tuesday morning cannot be conveyed successfully… Continue Reading Tuesday Morning Snapshots

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Our Independence Training Program Video Updated for 2016

Our Independence Training Program Video Updated for 2016

We’ve updated our Independence Training Program in time for the National Federation of the Blind’s 2016 convention June 30 to July 5 in Orlando. There are new voices as well as well-known ones, new insights and time-tested gems as well about how the Center’s program can help blind students take charge of their lives with… Continue Reading Our Independence Training Program Video Updated for 2016

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Bring Your Snowshoes, Just in Case!

Bring Your Snowshoes, Just in Case!

Twenty-four blind and visually-impaired Front Range youth spent the weekend of April 22-24 in Estes Park. It had been planned as a snow-shoe trip, but instead the kids and 9 adults took a 6-and-ahalf mile hike in Rocky Mountain Park. For the past couple of years the Center has cosponsored a snowshoeing trip for blind… Continue Reading Bring Your Snowshoes, Just in Case!

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Two Videos with Richie

Two Videos with Richie

Richie’s been at the Center in our Independence Training Program for a couple of months now. A former student in our summer youth program, he hit the ground running in January. Here are two videos . The first about his gift to Locks of Love. In the second, he’s on the slopes at Lake Eldora,… Continue Reading Two Videos with Richie

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