Category Archives: disabilities

Art Show at VGC*

Just like the spring flowers, art and craft shows are popping up all over!  A couple of weeks ago the call went out at Andy’s workplace for spring themed art and craft items to display in their front showcase.  I … Continue reading

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Journal to Idol: Part 2

The results are in and Weapons of Mass Percussion did not make the finals.    The whole group did a great job and I was sad to see it come to an end!  We all had a lot of fun, … Continue reading

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Fun in the parks! Lake Metroparks Adapted Programs

One of the gems here in Lake County, Ohio, is our Lake Metroparks system.  Great places to hike, play and swim are minutes away from our homes.  Each season they publish Parks Plus!, a big book of programs and activities … Continue reading

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Journey to Idol: Part 1

Did you know there is an American Idol style talent competition going on right here in Lake County? Again this year, the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood is holding an Idol contest in its adult workshops, Vocational Guidance Center … Continue reading

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The Glee Club sings “Good Time” On Video

I know you’re just sitting today around surfing the web or watching old movies (Lawrence of Arabia here).   For a “Good Time”  click the video below to see a music video produced by Bonnie Hayhurst during the recent Glee … Continue reading

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Help make this summer Groovy and win an IPad 4!

Do you have an extra $25 just lying around gathering dust?  Put it toward a good cause and   be entered in a drawing to win an IPad 4!  Each summer Bonnie Hayhurst, Amanda Burchfiel and Kellie Dziemianzuk put together an … Continue reading

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In Print!

Many of you know I am part of a community of bloggers promoted by our local newspaper, the News-Herald.  Each weekend they feature a story by one of their bloggers and this Sunday my article, Down Syndrome Awareness – Babies Grow … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness – Babies Grow Up

Lately I’ve been reading through blogs and postings for October Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  Most have been by parents of babies or young children.  It’s a fun time.  You have a cute, cuddly baby, a sweet toddler.    It’s a … Continue reading

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Glee Thriller at Lake Metroparks Halloween Hayride

First of all, in my opinion, Lake Metroparks is one of the gems of Lake County, Ohio.  Most of you know my son Andy.  Andy has Down syndrome and while he could participate in many park activities and visits the … Continue reading

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