Month: October 2017

  • 2017 Garden Farewell

    2017 Garden Farewell

    Tyler leads the way as he and Master Gardener Barb carry a tarp loaded with stems and leaves to the dumpster

    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 a few laughs and good work.

    Thanks again to our Master Gardeners. It was a great season!

    Leon laughs as he holds a worm in the palm of his hand
    Cody pulls out a large stock with lots of roots
    John leans way over the edge and uses a garden spade to turn the soil

    Dan hands Lindsey a large bundle of mint

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

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

    Serena ringing her Freedom Bell at her graduation

    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.

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    Hi Julie,

    I have some great news for you.  Today, I received my official offer of employment from the NJ Commission for the Blind!  I’ll be working with blind seniors.  I’ll be starting on October 30th.

    Words can’t express the gratitude I feel towards you and all my instructors for all I learned during my time at CCB. … Read the rest ““I rang my Freedom Bell (again)!” Serena has a new job!”

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  • Snow Already!

    Snow Already!

    David K. walks through the snow on a winter morning

    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 a killing freeze, whith temps in the low 20s. That will likely mean an icy commute tomorrow morning. Tricky, but it’s part of the deal. Blind people have to go to work in good weather and bad, just like anyone else. And that’s what we teach and expect here at the Center.… Read the rest “Snow Already!”

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  • Pie-day Friday

    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, and last night she cooked her dinner party – for herself and five guests. This afternoon, Cody completed his mini-meal – it’s only for 15 people. He served Mississippi Pot Roast over smoked mashed potatoes and homemade bread.

    What makes the pot roast “Mississippi?”

    “A whole lot of butter.”… Read the rest “Pie-day Friday”

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

    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 a penne spaghetti with meatballs to die for, and chocolate chip brownies big enough for your head stone. There were plenty of extras to go around, no sweat.

    Julie has been excited all day about meeting 9-year-old Lexi to talk about Braille. Lexi’s teacher, Janet Anderson, brought her over to meet Julie and talk about ways to read Braille even faster.… Read the rest “Thoroughbred Thursday: Throwdown, Throwback and the Thrill of Success!”

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