Products, Services & Administrative Details

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Attention everyone! The Neighborhood News October Edition will be published in Mid-October and will be available unless requested online at

Due to computer issues beyond my control I am unable to retrieve previous contact information unless it is provided in an ad placed within my Products and Services section.

Until further notice The Neighborhood News will appear monthly on my blog FB page and Groups.
If someone wishes an individual copy to be mailed you may send a request to the email shown here.

If you wish to place a first time ad or update an existing ad please email the details to me according to the guidelines shown here.

I look forward to continuing to do business with you and apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanks very much, and blessid be.

### 6. Products and Services
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If you are looking to promote your products, services, no matter if it is training, a book, a website or a blog, new or used items, a podcast or an app, feel free to register as a user at the Bizviz Network. One part of the site is a blog with regular posts on relevant information, including the VIP Blog Log, which is a growing list of blind bloggers, as well as recommended resources, assistive technology and helpful information for the community in general. The other part of the site is a free classifieds section with many different categories, where users may browse through, or place and manage their own free business or personal classified ads.

To subscribe as a user, go to and click on the menu and widgets button at the top of the page to find all the site has to offer.
You may also subscribe by simply sending an e-mail to with “subscribe” in the subject line and your name and e-mail address in the body of the message.

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### Word Matters! – A Glimpse of the World

Word Matters! is a blog that combines journalism and news gathering with thoughts and opinions as well as informative and entertaining shorts. Edited by Ernest Dempsey, it is the site that inspires, entertains, sometimes shocks, and of course informs people on current issues as well as past glory or misadventures.
Visit to read and maybe share your opinion or thoughts, or suggest what topics you want to see on the site.

*** For a preview of the kinds of articles found there please visit

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###Unemployed and actively seeking work?

Underemployed and searching for a job that makes better use of your skills? Entering the workforce for the first time?
Having a job promotes dignity, helps with a sense of purpose, and hopefully brings in some money to buy the things we want. For many blind people, finding a job can still be a long, frustrating journey that can drain the self-belief of even the most positive person. If you’re looking for a blindness-specific guide, written by a successful blind professional who has helped many others realize their dreams, Bonnie Mosen’s book, “It’s Off To Work We Go”, contains practical advice, examples and anecdotes, all from a blindness perspective, drawn from her years of experience as a successful vocational rehabilitation counselor. From improving your chances of landing an interview to the all-important question of when, if ever, to disclose your blindness, it’s all covered. It’s written in a chatty, easily readable style, with many real-world examples of strategies that work and strategies that don’t.
To purchase the book or for more information, visit Bonnie Mosen can be contacted at

###My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds by Abbie Johnson Taylor / C 2016
For sale in e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) on Amazon, Smashwords, and other buying sites.

In September of 2005, Abbie Johnson married Bill Taylor, who was blind and 19 years her senior. Three months later, Bill suffered the first of two strokes that paralyzed his left side and confined him to a wheelchair. In My Ideal Partner, Abbie Johnson Taylor, once a registered music therapist, uses prose and poetry to tell the story of how she met and married her husband, then cared for him for six years despite her own visual impairment. After she made the painful decision to move him to a nursing home in September of 2012, he seemed to give up on life and passed away a month later.

About the author:
Abbie Johnson Taylor lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, where she writes full time. She holds a BA degree in music performance and worked for 15 years in a nursing home as an activities assistant. This is her fourth published book. Her others are a romance novel and two books of poetry. Her work has appeared in Serendipity Poets Journal, Emerging Voices, and Magnets and Ladders. For details, please visit her website:

###THE PADDY STORIES, BOOK ONE by John Justice (C 2016)

Blind Paddy Flynn, orphaned at age eight, travels by train from Philadelphia to California in 1947 to live with his childless aunt and uncle. Part One tells of his mother’s death, his time in a children’s home, and then his eventful journey to California.
In Part Two, Paddy and his closest friend from Philadelphia, Lucy Candelaria, are reunited in California. Their unusual and loving relationship and their special form of communication make up a major part of the story.

The cast of characters includes the residents and staff of the children’s home, the family Paddy stays overnight with in Chicago, the train staff, the several adults who accompany him on different legs of his journey, his welcoming relatives and their wonderful dog, and various neighbors there in California.

With his loving nature and can-do spirit, Paddy brings joy and inspiration to many others. He even stands up to two bullies, one in Philadelphia and one in California. But how will he adjust to life at a school for the blind? Book One of The Paddy Stories ends with Paddy once again having to face an uncertain future.
To be continued in Book Two.
In e-book and print. Full details:

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Website plus contact information:
Robert T. Branco is the author of three books:
As I See It: From a Blind Man’s Perspective (C 2013)
My Home Away from Home: Life at Perkins School for the Blind (C 2013)
Weighing Things Up: Essays on Trends, Technology, and Present-Day Society (C 2014)
All three books are available in e-book and print formats on and several other online buying sites. Full details about the books, plus text previews, are on Bob’s website, listed above. He also compiled a cookbook, What We Love to Eat. All the recipes were submitted by blind contributors.

Bob is also the publisher of a monthly online newsletter, The Consumer Vision. A typical issue would print out to about 30 pages. He has several regular contributors, but is always looking for new ones. He accepts essays, short stories, poems, ads, and much more. Contact him for more information.

Bob also hosts a weekly telephone conference program, Branco Broadcast, which began in 2014. His guests, many of whom are blind, most often speak about their jobs or their books. Contact him to learn about how the program works and how to become a guest.

###DUST NET – The Future of Surveillance, Privacy, and Communication:

Why Drones Are Just the Beginning by David Dvorkin, C 2013

This is a work of nonfiction plus some speculation. It’s largely about drones and their very rapid miniaturization, their present and coming use in law enforcement and war, and a potential future in which spy and communication equipment will literally be the size of dust motes, almost impossible to see and impossible to escape. It’s also about the complete lack of privacy that is coming in the future.

Parts of the book are encouraging, detailing how such devices will help rescue people after disasters, help people escape the control of repressive governments, and simply communicate more easily with one another. But most of the book is chilling, portraying a future that will be very, very different from our past.

What’s really important is that this is not a work of science fiction. Many of the devices described here either exist already or are in the development stage. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you need to read this book, because to know the future is to help yourself prepare for it.

Full details and book preview:

###Calling all Coffee Lovers

Are you a coffee lover? Do you enjoy delicious food? If so, I have just what you are looking for! I am an Independent Kat’s Coffees Representative, and I carry a large variety of coffees, teas, dessert mixes, bread mixes, and so much more. All products are made to order. So, there is no wondering how long a product has been sitting on a shelf before you order. See all the high quality and delicious coffees and other edibles at

I can be contacted at or 816-977-9434 with any questions or to place an order. All payments are made via PayPal and are sent to Please also give a like to my page on Facebook, Independent Kat’s Coffee Representative, Jordan Gallacher, to find out any news about products or any specials that are going on!
Jordan Gallacher

###Butterfly Knitting

Looking for an awesome birthday or Christmas gift? Maybe you have a new baby coming? Here’s the lady to call. Becky and her sidekick Jake can hook you right up. Give her a shout-out today!
Becky Frankeberger
Butterfly Knitting
Custom Knitting
An added comment from Leonore Dvorkin: For those readers who cannot see Becky’s website and her products, I can assure you that they are flat-out gorgeous and they appear to be of the highest quality. She is very talented indeed!

###Want to make new friends? Want to participate in fun and challenging games? Then join Games Galore and More.

GGM is a Voice Chat site where people talk to each other in real time. This site and its rooms are for everyone who is interested in interacting with a variety of people in a friendly environment. We offer activities and events of interest to the blind community. Everyone is welcome.

You can join our site at no cost. All you need is a headset to fully participate. Once you have signed up and received your username and password, you can chat with people from around the world and participate in games, seminars, and presentations on a variety of topics.

To register with Games Galore and More, go to:
Enter on the Join our Site link, and follow the prompts.
If you have any issues or questions, please feel free to write James Gagnier or Shelley Gagnier at: Or
Patty here to say that I was on a show with the fine folks at Games and Galore, and they were awesome hosts. If you missed that event, contact the site owners James and Shelly to see if it was archived. Their games are lots of fun, challenging, and at times rather educational.

###The Orchid Keeper.

A short novel, by Jennifer Deese has been called inspirational fantasy. Born and raised in the Northeast United States. Miss Deese developed a deep love for books at a very young age. As she grew older, she knew her place in the world was in writing. After beating her own addictions years ago, she began to take steps to make that dream come true.

The Orchid Keeper takes us along on a fantastical, yet difficult journey, of an addict and alcoholic named Cora. In a fast downwards spiral and drowning in denial and projection Cora gets an amazing, and wondrous opportunity to change the path she is on. With the aid of Sol, an orchid keeper of Osipia, will she be able to defeat her demons?

Miss Deese is currently working on another book in The Osipian Chronicles, called The Fading Light. In this second book, we will once again see the effects of addiction; this time on a race of beings from another world. You can follow her progress on any of the sites listed below.

Jennifer has also had a horror short story published in an anthology, The December Awethology: Dark Volume. Her story, Jingle Jars, is featured on the cover. In this story Karma takes its toll on a fellow for whom payback is way overdue. A demon is the hero of this story, and when you read it, you will surely understand why.
Deese is always open to interaction with her readers, so feel free to follow her or contact her, via the site’s below, with questions about her writing, her characters, and the world she has created.

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###Books by Abbie Johnson Taylor

For detailed descriptions, excerpts, and ordering information, visit

We Shall Overcome. Lisa, visually impaired, is afraid of policemen because of an incident that happened to her brother years earlier. When she meets John, a bicycle patrol officer, she must re-evaluate her apprehension.

How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver. The poems in this collection were mostly inspired by the author’s experiences while caring for her late husband, totally blind and partially paralyzed by two strokes.

That’s Life: New and Selected Poems. In this book, the author gives advice to teenagers, shares more memories of her younger years, and touches on other life-changing events, including her wedding and her late husband’s death.

All three books are available on Bookshare, and you can download a recording of ‘That’s Life,’ in mp3 format from the author’s site.

###For those of you who have been waiting and waiting, it’s finally here! Meagan Green’s

First album is out! Many people who have listened to it already have really enjoyed it, so check out the samples at;
The album is called, The Flow of Your Blood.

Eight of the songs are originals by Meagan herself, including the title cut which is a favorite of most who have heard the album. There is one well known hymn with a great arrangement by Chris Belle of Affordable
Studio Services, Meagan’s producer.

The other song is written by her dear friend Stephie Belle, Chris’s wife and co-owner of the studio. You can either get a CD in the mail or download it on the computer. The cost for a download of the entire album is $13. If you’d like to download by the song, they are $1.50 each. You will be taken to paypal through my shopping cart.
Or you can enter the following email address;
For a CD hard copy the cost is $15 which includes shipping.
Send check or money order to:
Meagan Green
1410 Westfall Place
Stayton, Oregon 97383

###The Blind Perspective

For a fun-filled, informative online magazine, check out The Blind Perspective:

###Unity Church of the Tri-Cities

423 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, TN
423-975-9159 /
Sunday service at 11:00 a.m.
All are welcome at Unity Church of the Tri-Cities, where you will find an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and a Christ-based teaching that emphasizes spirituality over religion as we embrace our own spiritual growth and development. We strive to apply Universal Truth Principles to improve our own life experience as well as to bless our planet and all humankind through selfless service.

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Hey, Beautiful Patty and Handsome Campbell, Per your request:
The show is “AM Tri-Cities” (the show has been around for over 60 years—long story ) and is on the Holston Valley Broadcasting WKPT/ESPN family of stations. It can be heard at AM 1400, 1490 and 1590 and on FM 94.3, 97.7 and 97.9. Yes, those are six transmitters covering East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, a bit of eastern Kentucky, and Western North Carolina, and it’s also streamed live on the internet at I prefer to be contacted—initially, at least—by email at . Non-profits, entertainment, regional heritage, things to do, and topics of general interest that enhance the quality of life in our region are our usual fare.

Many thanks for all you do. Give yourself a pat on the back and Campbell a hug for me.
Dave Light

### 7 Administrative Details


Advertising in or subscribing to The Neighborhood News! Cost is now $15.00 per year for an advertisement with a 200 word limit with or without photo. One time ads can be gotten for the price of $5.00

All submissions must be sent in by the 30TH of each month without fail. ***This Month Only*** Submissions taken until 10 5 2016 5-PM Eastern

The email address to send subscription requests, advertising, literary submissions, or PayPal Payments to is:  To place your Ad, please send your information including contact info such as email address, phone or website. (One link per Ad) Font & Size: – Times New Roman, size 12 200 word limit with or without a photo. Payments may be sent to me via PayPal or if you like you may email me to find out how to send a money order.

We are currently looking for literary submissions. We do not charge for literary submissions.
If your submission is going to need editing you may contact Claire Plaisted, Director at Plaisted Publishing House or
Literary Submissions can be short stories, narratives, or poems. They’re not to accede 2000 word count.

*** I’m continuing to gather information in hopes of creating a networking Directory for 2016 and 2017 please send the info listed to join this directory!
This directory is designed so that all wishing to do so can reach out and network with others.

Please write back with the following information.
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• First and last name
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Thanks so much and have a great day. I’ll let you know when the directory becomes available.
If you’d like to have an ad in the directory such as are posted in Products and Services please send $5.00 via PayPal
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Thank you for your business.
Patty L. Fletcher

About claire plaisted

Claire Plaisted lives in New Zealand with her husband, three children. She is a Indie Author and runs a company 'Plaisted Publishing House Ltd,' helping Indie Authors get their books online and looking professional. We are happy for people to submit their work for our team to look through.
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