Check out Board Member Mike Coughlin’s Podcast

Last fall, Mike Coughlin read a wonderful book entitled Thunder Dog: The True Story of A Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust by Michael Hingson. The book chronicles Michael’s life as a person, blind from birth, who lived in the sighted world, earned several degrees in physics and had a rewarding…

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Give the Gift of Sight or Sound

If you have any eyeglasses kicking around that you no longer use, bring them to the Center. We have recently acquired a drop box from the Lions Club. In addition to eyeglasses, the Lions also collect hearing aids of any age, brand or model. Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center sorts the glasses to determine those that…

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White Cane Breakfast a Big Success!

“Orange juice at your ten o’clock position”, announced the young Coast Guard cadet, serving breakfast to a sightless member of the Center of the Blind. The doors of VFW Post 189 in New London were open wide welcoming the community to the 2nd Annual White Cane Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 15. Roughly 130 people,…

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The Healthy Living Festival at Dodd Stadium

On September 9, the Center participated in the Healthy Living Festival at Dodd Stadium. There were over 118 vendors taking part in the fair. We were fortunate to have a prime location under the concession stands and beautiful weather. A Boy Scout troop stopped by to inquire about our organization. As part of their program,…

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We’re on Display at Chelsea Groton Bank

Each month Chelsea Groton Bank features a display from a non-profit organization in their lobby. This month we are in the Waterford branch. The touchable display includes a braille book and a braille machine as well as our tabletop presentation board explaining who we are. Brochures, membership forms, pens, and magnifiers are available for the…

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2nd Annual White Cane Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The South East Connecticut Community Center of the Blind 2nd Annual White Cane Pancake Breakfast will take place on Sunday, October 15, from 8 to 11 AM at the VFW Post 189, located at 110 Garfield Avenue in New London, CT 06320.  Tickets are $15 each, $5 for children up to ten years old, and are available…

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CT LAB Partners with Nine Connecticut Libraries

The Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB) announced a new partnership with nine Connecticut public libraries who have volunteered and committed to serve as Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB) hub libraries.  The aim of this new initiative is to spread information about CT LAB services and offer opportunities for patrons to engage…

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Touching Connecticut

On June 22nd, Center Vice President Kevin Harkins met with ADA trainer-consultant Elana Sherman, and officials from the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  The two-hour meeting at Gillette Castle in East Haddam sought ways in which disabled visitors to the state’s parks and historic locations could more completely experience all these sites have…

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