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Yvonne, Diane, and Jessie stand in front of VLR table.

State Fair fun!

VISION LOSS RESOURCES at the MINNESOTA STATE FAIR Vision Loss Resources had a booth in the 4-H Building’s Wiser Living area, where we met and made connections with hundreds of visitors. We also had a special ambassador, scarecrow Fernando, representing Vision Loss Resources in the Agriculture & Horticulture Building! FUN AT THE FAIR When we […]

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Sharing and giving on Facebook

It all begins with just one click.   Every day, Vision Loss Resources keeps up with the news on Facebook. Have you followed us yet? When you do, you’ll find a lively network of friends, followers, and our fellow nonprofits; together, we share, like, and comment on the latest stories from our community. Now, while […]

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Traffic and transformation: the Hennepin/Lyndale Project

If you’ve visited Vision Loss Resources in Minneapolis, you’ve been to one of the busiest intersections in the city: Lyndale and Franklin Avenues. To get there, you may have passed through the very busy area just north of us: Hennepin/Lyndale. These multi-lane avenues are major traffic hubs, including: Interstates 94 and 394 on- and off-ramps […]

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Braille for beginners

In August 2015, we’re thrilled to present a beginning Braille class! Come to Vision Loss Resources in Minneapolis to begin learning Grade 1 Braille. You may attend class for extra guidance or begin the class and study at home. Resources will be drawn from Hadley School for the Blind correspondence class and previously designed coursework […]

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Musical fun at the American Swedish Institute

THE HISTORY OF SWEDISH MUSIC IN THREE MINUTES OR LESS. That’s the name of the latest exhibit at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. You might have a few questions: 1. So what? I’m not Swedish. 2. Do I even know any Swedish music? 3. If it’s only three minutes or less, is it really […]

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Summer garden

At Vision Loss Resources’ Saint Paul location, there is a garden with a variety of vegetables and flowers, and it is doing great this summer. The Gardening Group had high hopes when they planted zucchini in May. This week, the Knitting Group, with Lyn Johnson, harvested the zucchini and made a delicious treat. This week, […]

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Mark Mothersbaugh in conversation: on eyesight

After seeing the “Myopia” exhibit — check out our blog entry about it here— we wanted to learn more about the artist, Mark Mothersbaugh. A few of us at Vision Loss Resources were lucky enough to get tickets to a sold-out event at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Friday, June 24: a conversation with […]

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“Mark Mothersbaugh – Myopia” at MIA

If you’re looking for a fun way to beat the heat this summer, you might enjoy a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). While you’re there, don’t miss the special exhibit “Mark Mothersbaugh – Myopia.” Admission is free, and the show runs through August 30. Though it is mainly visual art, music is […]

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Building a door to the outside: A participant’s story

Lynda D’Heilly, a student in the Adjustment to Blindness Training Program at Vision Loss Resources, wanted tospeak out and raise awareness of what VLR’s Rehabilitation Center is all about. She found a great time to share her story: the City of Minneapolis was preparing to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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Honors and celebration from the City of Minneapolis

Thanks to the nomination of a participant, Lynda D’Heilly, Vision Loss Resources was recognized by the City of Minneapolis on July 23, 2015, as part of a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You can read her nomination here. D’Heilly, a student in our Adjustment to Blindness Training Program, […]

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