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OUR RENOVATION BEGINS!

The long sought renovation of our Ryan Building, 150 years old, was begun with a ceremonial wall-breaking on Thursday, October 30th. The purpose of the renovation is to build a Vision Rehabilitation and Vocational Training Center which will allow immersion learning for Maine's citizens who are visually impaired or blind. Jim Phipps, Executive Director noted, “Our partnership with DBVI is
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Part-time Driver-Reader

The Iris Network, a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of helping people who are visually impaired or blind to attain independence and community integration, seeks a Driver-Reader to provide transportation for an itinerant staff person who is visually impaired (who works out of Bangor), and assist the staff person with reading and other visual tasks for which the
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Community Connections Newsletter - November 2014

Community Connections Newsletter November 2014 In This Edition: What's Going on Future Plans Information of Interest Welcome!   This is the Community Connections Newsletter. This monthly newsletter has been developed to provide information about events going on
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Enroll with Electricity Maine and Support The Iris Network

Electricity Maine will give The Iris Network $5 for each home or small business that switches their electricity supply to Electricity Maine! Renew your contract, and Electricity Maine will also give The Iris Network the equivalent of 2% of your supply bill for the renewal period. For more information, click on this link: http://providerpower.com/maine/partners/community/
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

12/ 1/2014 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
The Sunshine Club

Meets the 1st Monday of each month from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Lobster Trap on 25 Bay St. Winslow. Contact Betty Soule for more information about the Sunshine Club or to participate at (207) 872-2967 or (207) 557-5181.  Click here for more infomation about The Sunshine Club

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12/ 2/2014 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

12/ 2/2014
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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12/ 4/2014 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Bangor Disability Peer Support Group

Bangor Disability Peer Support Group 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at Advanced Modifications in Hermon; the number is 848-8226 This group meets on the first Thursday of each month. FMI: contact Alpha One in Bangor at 207-941-6553, TTY 877-229-8954

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