Articles by Serena Joyce



By Serena Joyce on Sept. 16, 2015, at 1:15 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Dover, meet at the Court House parking lot on Court Street, Dover, Maine For more information: (207) 563-0036 When: Saturday, October 17 at 11 a.m. Where: Dover, meet at the Court House parking lot on Court Street FMI: Nancy, 563-0036 …
Regal Naseef, director of development and communication next to her inspiration, Helen Keller.

Regal Naseef Joins The Iris Network

By Serena Joyce on March 06, 2015, at 1:27 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Regal Naseef has been named the director of development and communication at The Iris Network. A fundraising and communication professional with over 20 years of experience, Regal has strengthened and built capacity for hundreds of nonprofits both in the State of Maine and internationally. Regal is inspired …
Amber takes time off to ski at the Nordic heritage center in Presque Isle. Not only does she walk the talk, she skis it!

The County Welcomes a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist!

By Serena Joyce on March 06, 2015, at 12:07 p.m.
HOULTON, Me., March 6, 2015 -“I want to push my limits and expand my horizons and to show my clients they can too,” said Amber Mooney. Amber has recently completed her six month internship to become a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, capping off a two year Master’s degree program at …

Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired: Everything You Want to Know!

By Serena Joyce on July 15, 2014, at 8:16 a.m.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: North Congregational Church – Groveville, Buxton, 22 Church Hill Road, Buxton, Maine For more information: 929-5600; Walter Woitesek is the current pastor at the North Congregational Church in Groveville, a neighborhood of Buxton. He is also a member of …
Working with people who have a visual impairment or blindness since 1905.

You CAN use it!

By Serena Joyce on June 16, 2014, at 12:55 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: The Iris Network, 189 Park Avenue, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-518-5080; iPad, iPhone, E Readers, Laptops and Gadgets Galore: An information morning for people with visual impairment Learn what the possibilities are to access technology with ease at …
Guide dogs and well behaved dogs are welcome to walk!

White Cane Walk for Independence!

By Serena Joyce on Aug. 28, 2013, at 2:43 p.m.
1.4 miles through Portland’s Old Port, starting and ending at Monument Square. Goal is to raise awareness around white canes as a symbol of independent travel! Registration starts at 9:30, walk at 10:00. Pre-register by calling Terri at 207-518-5003. Adults $15 and under 12 $5. Proceeds provide training, education, and …

The White Cane Awareness Walk

By Serena Joyce on Sept. 26, 2012, at 11:44 a.m.
Saturday, October 13th kick-off at 9:30 a.m. in Monument Square in Portland, Maine. Please join us as we walk for independence and safety awareness! Register for the walk today, on-line, at . Or call The Iris Network with any questions 207-774-6273! This post was contributed by a community member. …