Bernie Petruziello: an Artist in the Moment

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By Suzanne Wilson As children, one of the first things we learned about the classical music composer Ludwig van Beethoven was that he lost his hearing as an adult. What a hardship, what a burden, we thought. And while that is certainly true on one level, it may never have occurred to us that Beethoven’s deafness added an additional complexity and uniqueness to his later works.

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Meet Suzanne Wilson – An Autobiography

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Each month, we use the pages of this publication to share information that is of interest to our supporters, volunteers and staff, as well as to the blind and visually impaired community as a whole. It might be an interview; it could be a description of a special event that was held at LAB. This month, we decided to take a slight departure from the norm and begin a two-part…

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New Beginnings at LAB

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By Suzanne Wilson August is generally a month when life slows down. We bask in the sun at the beach, vacation with our families and do our best to get every last bit of fun out of the waning summer days. Here at LAB, however, we’re always looking for ways to keep things vital and exciting. We might be 90 this year, but we still like shaking things up a…

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LAB Scholarship Winner Hits the Ground Running

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By Suzanne Wilson As any seasoned traveler will tell you, it is often the diversions and side trips we take that lead to our most meaningful discoveries. Cheryl Austin, this year’s winner of LAB’s George Zermas Memorial Scholarship, would definitely agree. In an interview which was recently featured on the July 19 edition of “Horizons,” our own Jim Barrett had the opportunity to speak with Cheryl at length about her…

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LAB Clients Get the Latest Word on Technology

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By Suzanne Wilson Most of the time, LAB’s program for blind and visually impaired adults meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am until noon. However, we took a walk on the wild side and departed from the norm a couple of months ago on Friday, March 15. Why, you ask. Were we commemorating the assassination of Julius Caesar? Were we having a pre-St. Patrick’s Day blow-out? While both of…

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LAB Prepares to Celebrate a Very Special Birthday

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By Suzanne Wilson Do you remember when you were four, five, six, even thirteen?  When asked for your age, you proclaimed it to the world with pride.  Then as adulthood set in, you may have started to become a bit more reticent.  Perhaps there even have been times when you hemmed and hawed, even subtracted a year or three when that question of age came up.  Then something interesting happens…

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