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Bangor Savings Bank will be giving away one hundred thousand dollars to 68 local nonprofits and your vote determines who gets $5,000! Help us win the $5,000 grant by voting for The Iris Network!  To vote: 1. click through and vote on this website:  http://www.bangor.com/Community-Support/Community-Matters-More.aspx 2. Stop by your nearest Bangor Savings Bank branch and cast your vote 3.
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Prestigious Award Given to Steve Kelley, Iris Network Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

 
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Congratulations to Newest Graduate!

Sean Baker of Bangor graduated from The Iris Network Rehabilitation Center in Portland, Maine. A 12-week intensive, immersive, individualized program in vision rehabilitation, the demanding curriculum prepares participants who are blind or visually impaired to be competitive in the job market. Sean’s abilities with technology and braille were singled out for praise as was his positive approach
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Happy Birthday Louis!

12/30/2016 Portland, ME. - Louis Braille's birthday is coming up - January 4!  Imagine a code written by a teenager, who was blind, almost 200 years ago, that is still being used today – and will be in the future. Braille is not a language, it is a code. The basis for braille was a “night code” written by Captain Charles Barbier de la Serre in Napoleon’s army. Napoleon wanted a code
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

03/ 1/2016 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

St. Andrews Village Gregory Conference Room on Emery Lane. 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30.  FMI call Molly Moore at 663-3810 or Joan Stark at 633-2498.

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04/ 5/2016 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

St. Andrews Village Gregory Conference Room on Emery Lane. 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30.  FMI call Molly Moore at 663-3810 or Joan Stark at 633-2498.

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Upcoming Community Events

02/16/2016
Visually Impaired Support Team Alliance or VISTA

Originated in the Augusta area, allowing people with a vision impairment to meet in an informal environment to talk about our challenges and how we overcome those challenges.  We mentor and support one another by listening to one another, offering encouragement, and praising one another for overcoming and achieving.  No achievement is ever too small!  We meet on the First and Third Tuesdays of each month.  The time is 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST.  We welcome you!  for more information, please call or write: Leona McKenna 207-333-7087

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02/16/2016 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Waterville Disability Peer Support Group

Waterville Disability Peer Support Group 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Street
United Methodist Church. This group meets each month on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Alpha One in Bangor at (207) 941-6553 or TTY (877) 229-8954.

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