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Dining in the Dark 2016

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Join Lowell Association for the Blind for the 3rd Annual Dining in the Dark Event. This unique dining experience is not to be missed! Details are below: Event Date: Monday, October 17th, 2016 Event Time: 6:30pm Location: Moonstones, 185 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824 Fee: $75 / person Please reply by October 7th. Contact the LAB office at (978) 454-5704 to RSVP, purchase tickets, and any other questions. * IF YOU ARE…

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The LAB Goes Green: a morning at Joppa Flats

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By Suzanne Wilson Last spring, a group of blind and visually impaired LAB clients took the short trip to Newburyport to visit the Joppa Flats Education Center, part of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.  This semi-annual event gives everyone the opportunity to commune with nature while learning about the many species of birds and plants that live in New England.

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Thanks to Everyone Who Attended and Donated – Spring House Party 2016

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EVENT: Spring House Party 2016 – A delightful evening of recognition for all contributors and clients of the organization. LAB hands out scholarships and hosts a silent auction. Food & beverages will be served. Invitees are requested to R.S.V.P. and purchase tickets prior to the event, however a card reader will be available on site to make ticket purchases and pay for items won in the silent auction.  Checks will also be…

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Dining in the Dark Success!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our second annual Dining in the Dark event! Our friend, Dacey Zouzas, from The Lowell Sun participated in the dining experience and published this article online. Here is the link to the article. P.S. Check out the videos for a sneak peek!

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Dining in the Dark

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Lowell Association for the Blind will be hosting its second annual Dining in the Dark on Thursday, October 29th at Mount Pleasant Golf Club in Lowell. This event is an evening to remember as you experience dining without sight.  You will experience heightened senses of touch, taste, smell and sound while you dine blindfolded on a delicious three course meal.

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LAB Launches Brand New Website

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We are proud to introduce an entirely redesigned website, built from the ground up for the organization that we all love. Features to embrace on the new website: Brand new Photo Gallery and Team pages Completely mobile-friendly Events Calendar page Retina up-scaling for extra crisp text State-of-the-art, accessible interface Thoughtfully laid-out contact forms If you would like to send suggestions as we complete the roll out, please send us an email. Thank you.

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Simply Connected: How Be My Eyes is Revolutionizing Sighted Assistance

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It was early in the morning and I was preparing for a big job interview. At that time, I was single and lived alone. Reaching into my closet, I began to pull out the clothes I would be wearing:  my black skirt, matching suit jacket and a coordinating blouse. Then, with a sudden feeling of dread, I remembered that I had two identical blouses.  One was white and would go…

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LAB Has Success with iOS & Be My Eyes

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By Sal Kapadia Innovations in technology are attractive to most aspiring people. Whether it be hardware, software, appliances, or books on how to program code, there is a constant need of development. Luckily, we have numerous tech events throughout the U.S. each year such as the Worldwide Developers Conference, Interop, Electronic Entertainment Expo, and the recent 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas last month. This year, CES…

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Volunteers: the Heart of LAB

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By Suzanne Wilson With November being the month of Thanksgiving, we thought that there couldn’t be a better time than this to introduce you to some of the twenty-plus volunteers who spread LAB’s voice across the Merrimack Valley on our radio station. Each hour that these volunteers donate furnishes hundreds of visually impaired and blind Greater Lowell residents with access to local news that they would have great difficulty finding…

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