THE GHSS BUS TRIP SCHEDULE THAT WAS POSTED ON THIS SITE ON 30 JUNE WAS NOT FINAL. IT MIGHT CONTAIN ERRORS. PLEASE DISREGARD IT.
A CORRECT TRIP SCHEDULE FOR JULY WILL BE POSTED SOON.
PLEASE WATCH FOR IT.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
FREE AUDIO MAGAZINE
FOR ADULTS WITH
IMPAIRED VISION OR OTHER DISABILITY
Choice Magazine Listening is a nonprofit organization that provides audio recordings of memorable articles, stories, interviews, essays and poems from outstanding current magazines, completely free of charge, to blind, visually impaired, physically disabled or dyslexic adults. Based in Port Washington, NY, CML has proudly served the blind and print-disabled community since 1962.
Each year, Choice Magazine Listening produces 48 hours of recorded magazine selections; each quarterly issue contains 12 hours of listening. From a list of approximately 100 mainstream magazines and literary journals, a team of experienced editors chooses the most distinguished writing by prominent contemporary authors such as Alice Munro, T.C. Boyle, Billy Collins, Woody Allen, Jonathan Franzen, Susan Orlean, Seamus Heaney, Calvin Trillin, Annie Proulx, Garrison Keillor, and Stephen King, to name just a few. All the material chosen is well written, informative, entertaining, and enlightening—CML has high standards!
Once the editors have decided on the contents of an issue, each piece is read, unabridged, by a talented, professional audiobook narrator. The editors carefully match each selection to the narrator best able to bring that particular piece of writing to life, resulting in a rich and rewarding listening experience. CML does not use volunteer readers or synthesized voice technology. Each issue is not only a work of the highest literary merit, but an artistic performance as well.
Choice Magazine Listening is committed to keeping its unique service absolutely free. Both the recordings and the special player are provided at no cost to eligible people. Listeners who use a computer can download CML onto a thumb drive or a purchased talking-book cartridge. As a bonus, the downloaded version is available earlier than the mailed version, and back issues may be downloaded as well.
Those who are unable to download CML receive each issue by mail on an easy-to-handle talking-book cartridge that slides directly into the player. The recipient has almost two months to enjoy each issue before returning it in the plastic mailer it arrived in. No postage is required—simply pop it into the mail by the due date.
This service is free to those who are eligible.
Who is eligible? Any adult who has difficulty reading or even holding a magazine is eligible. CML's subscribers include those with conditions such as low vision, macular degeneration blindness MS, diabetes, cerebral palsy, ALS and Parkinson's. These conditions must be confirmed by 'competent authority,' which seems to include doctors, social workers and others.
Read more about this program at http://choicemagazinelistening.org/
or call toll free 1-999-724-6423 9-4 Eastern time to speak with a human
Get on board Betsy the GHSS bus
for some summer evening musical entertainment!
Come with us to Henniker on Tuesday evenings in Henniker in July and August to enjoy contemporary, traditional, folk, country, and jazz music. Horns and banjo's, maybe even a glockenspiel: they'll be there!
And they're free... for only the $2.00 price of transportation in all the elegance of our bus.
To reserve your seat contact Marie at 464-4726 or 724-5272
The bus leaves Shaw's parking lot at 6:30. The music starts at 7:00 pm.
Here's the schedule.
July 5 Henniker Concert 39th Army Band
July 12 High Range Bluegrass- bluegrass and byond
July 26 Concert Acoustic Truffle- soul, bluegrass, R&B and world beat sound
August 2 Swing Rocket- Jazziest Swingin’ family ever
August 9 Rusted Chrome- Country classics and rock hits
August 16 North River- Pure Americana harmonies from Dylan to the Dixie Chicks
August 23 Nick’s Other Band- Party on with this high energy audience engaging band