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Looking down the serving area over all the trays of food as Cindy stands telling us about what she prepared

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Cindy takes charge!

Looking down the serving area over all the trays of food as Cindy stands at the far end describing what she prepared Cindy served a great meal to the entire Center on September 4 as the culmination of her program. She had lots of family from Arizona with her – Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
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(Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to share this press release from WE Fit Wellness, both because it involves our own Maureen Nietfeld and because the Center is an underwriter of WE Fit’s initiatives. Colorado Springs, Colorado (September 1, 2015). Today, WE Fit Wellness announced the addition of Maureen Neitfeld to their Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Andy shaking his ceramic Bell of Freedom with a big smile
Andy’s motivation was his desire to be an independent blind person, and he worked hard at it every day to earn his Freedom Bell. His love of learning was also a real asset. On August 27 Andy graduated from the Center following eight months of joyful learning powered by an Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Man seated before the CCB banner, flanked by tow other men
Wells Fargo employees are pretty serious about volunteering. Left to right are Dan Burke, Wayne Marshall (seated) and Nathan Deines, a Wells volunteer group leader. Thanks to Wells Fargo for hosting its volunteer fair at the Wells Fargo Center at 17th and Broadway yesterday. Wayne Marshall and I represented the Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Two women practice the use of a file on a white stone
Ann shows Shelby how to file her alabaster stone. In the background Alex and Tech Instructor Yolanda work on their projects. Ann Cunningham has been teaching art classes at the Center for nearly two decades. The days are hot, but the mornings increasingly cool, almost chilly, and the hot air Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Three people stand at the front of a dimly-lit gym
Duncan Larson, TomAnderson and Diane McGeorge Shared the stage to recount the opening days of the Center. Seated behind them are Scott LaBarre, Dr. & Mrs. Maurer and Linda Anderson. It was a magical evening. May 15 marked the end to a long career at the Colorado Center for the Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
A smiling young woman wearing sleepshades
Marie dressed up for the talent show at this year’s Summer graduation, where she read her poem. 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 Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
Students and counselors lined up in choir fashion singing
The Summer Youth Programs for 2015 ended July 29 with a talent show, and this fitting finale dedicated to Youth Services Director Brent Batron:   Read More
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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 Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke
A senior woman and man explore a Braille cell with touch
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 Read More
 Posted by Dan Burke