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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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Annual Spring House Party 2016

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On May 19, 2016, LAB threw its annual spring party at the home of Fred and Emily Lewis on Andover Street in Lowell. The party was very successful, with an estimated 150 attending guests. The night consisted of drinks, hor d’oeurves, a raffle, silent auction, scholarship recognition, a beautiful May night, and great company. LAB would like to thank Two Chefs Are Better Than One catering for providing services throughout…

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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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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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UML Grads and Alum Take Over LAB

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Local communities embrace the existence of nonprofits for their continued, missionary-style development strategies.  We often overlook those who are responsible for maintaining the ecosystem and who drive the approach.  Building a reputation for the past 91 years in greater Lowell is none other than yours truly.  Organizations such as the Lowell Association for the Blind (LAB) involved in supportive roles stick out in the growing nonprofit sector of Massachusetts, and…

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Steven Roberts: Our Weather Guru and Prognosticator Extraordinaire

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By Suzanne Wilson You’ve heard it a thousand times:  if you don’t like the weather here in New England, just wait five minutes and it will change. While that is definitely true, there are experts out there who can predict, with a great deal of accuracy based on scientific knowledge, whether it will rain or snow, be sunny or cloudy. Some of these pundits work for the government; others grace the…

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