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Message From The President

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 by Lee Nasehi

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Message From The PresidentHappy summer to you all! Anyone who thinks things slow down here during the summer months hasn't been by for a visit! We are buzzing here at Lighthouse and that’s how we like it! All of this increased activity reminds me constantly just how proud I am of all the work that our dedicated staff performs on a daily basis serving Central Florida’s community of blind and visually impaired. And we are so very grateful for YOU-- our steadfast community of donors, volunteers and friends who give so selflessly of your time, talent and treasure to support the crucial work that we do...

Community Tea Café Hosts Unique Lighthouse Benefit

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Community Tea Café Hosts Unique Lighthouse BenefitBrad and Christina Cowherd know a thing or two about giving back to the community. The husband and wife team are the owner operators of Infusion Tea, Orlando’s organic tea café in the heart of College Park, where they run their business with much more than a profitable bottom-line in mind.

So when the couple decided to partner with a local photographer for a Mother’s Day fundraiser to benefit Lighthouse Central Florida, it was all in keeping with their business philosophy...

Lily Finds A Place of Her Own at Lighthouse

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Lily Finds A Place of Her Own at LighthouseSurujdai, who goes by the nickname, Lily, is the mother of three grown children, and a transplant from the South American country of Guyana, by way of New York City.

“I moved to Florida in 2002 from New York where I lived for 10 years and worked as a certified nursing assistant. I love helping people!”

A few years ago, Surujdai Navedo noticed her vision was becoming blurred...

Two Students Transitioning to College

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Two Students Transitioning to CollegeFor 19-year old Isaac and 18-year old Mikayla the end of this school year comes with mixed emotions. Both are excited to start a new chapter in their lives as college freshmen in the fall. Graduation means both will be leaving Lighthouse’s Transition program...


Lighthouse Alumni Association's First Social Event of 2015

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Lighthouse Alumni Association holds first social event of 2015 On Friday, May 8th, 2015, the Lighthouse Alumni Association held its first social event at Boston Fish Market in Winter Park. It was an event dedicated to getting to know our fellow alumni members and understanding what makes them who they are....


Tamara Knight Photography - Featured Lighthouse Supporter

Tue, 26 May 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Tamara Knight Photography - Featured Lighthouse SupporterEarlier this month local photographer and friend of Lighthouse, Tamara Knight, partnered with the owners of a community tea café to host a two-day, Mother’s Day inspired fundraiser benefitting Lighthouse.


The BIG MOVE is just about complete!

Tue, 19 May 2015 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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The BIG MOVE is just about complete!The BIG MOVE is just about complete!

Last Friday we packed up our 421 Robinson Street location in historic Lake Eola Heights, where our administrative offices and Lighthouse Works have been housed since 2011!...

Judy's Dog Blog

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 by Judy Mathews

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Judy with her guide dog KeatsWe would like to share with you a blog from Lighthouse's very own Judy Mathews: Judy's Dog Blog - judysdogblog.wordpress.com

Happy Retirement Anniversary!

Exactly one year ago today, I made one of the hardest decisions of my life so far. in truth, the decision had been made months before, over a year before, in fact, yet as we all know, planning for something does not make it final. You know it will happen soon, but for just a little while longer, you can pretend. On Sunday, April 20th, 2014.....
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