Springfield Town Center (formerly Springfield Mall)
on Saturday, May 5th.
Celebrate Communication is the area's premier information fair for anyone with an interest in or connection to hearing loss.
Last year we had over 40 vendors will be offering free information on a wide variety of resources including State and local government programs, cutting edge technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, ASL and Cued Speech, hearing dogs, and many more.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES present EBOLA: The Basic Facts and What is Being Done
Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Mr. Earl Stoddard, Public Health administrator, Department of Health and Human Services, will share his expert knowledge on Ebola, the basic facts, what the CDC, the state and the county is doing to address it. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Germantown Library 19840 Century Blvd Germantown, MD 20874 240-777-0110
To request sign language interpretation or other deaf/hard of hearing services for the following library-sponsored program, email - MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov, preferably with three business days' notice. To request other accommodations, contact Germantown Library.
Susan F. Cohen,
Head of Adult Services and Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community,
19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874
MCPL is where the county reads...where the county learns...where the county meets.To view the catalog, online resources and more, go to: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library
"With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one - but no one at all - can tell you what to read and when and how." - Doris Lessing
WALKERSVILLE — When the third deaf player in NFL history took to the field on Super Bowl Sunday, he had the support of 15 men in Frederick County.
“That’s him! That’s him,” Mark Alford proclaimed when he saw Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman on television.
Like Colman, Alford and his friends are hearing impaired. Each year, the men watch the Super Bowl together — a tradition they’ve upheld for more than 30 years.
They threw their first party in 1981.
“First we had 10, then we had 12, and now we have 15,” Robert Padden said through a sign-language facilitator.
Sending their wives to a local restaurant has also become a tradition. It gives the men time to catch up, eat, make bets and watch football. They gathered around Bourne’s television Sunday to cheer for their respective teams.
Robert Davila, of New Market, said he wanted the Seahawks to win. He married his wife in Seattle.
“I am still loyal to the city,” Davila said. “She is the only reason I know the city, so I have been loyal ever since.”
Davila said he was cheering for Coleman even though other men at the party had their money on Denver.