by Susan Lichtenfels

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Just in time for Valentine's Day and Easter, the Lucky Touch Fortune Cookie Company at the California School for the Blind is making a variety of braille and large print fortune cookies available. Choices include small braille fortune cookies, small chocolate-dipped, giant fortune cookies (with braille and large print fortunes), and a variety of gift baskets, mugs and other items. For more information, call (510) 794-3800, fax (510) 794-3813, or write to the Lucky Touch Fortune Cookie Company, California School for the Blind, Parents and Friends Association, 500 Walnut Ave., Fremont, CA 94536. Custom orders require one month to produce.


The United States Association of Blind Athletes is hosting the Midwest Goalball Tournament March 3-4 in Kalamazoo, Mich. For more details, contact Paul Ponchillia via e-mail, [email protected].


Does the wicked winter weather have you dreaming of warmer climates? Check out The Princeton Braillists' new publication, "Maps of the State of Hawaii." It contains 10 maps, 55 pages total, and includes detailed maps of the eight major islands. Each island has introductory information followed by one or more key pages and a full-page map. A general view of the city of Honolulu and of Pearl Harbor are included in the maps of Oahu. "Maps of the State of Hawaii" costs $11; shipping is by free matter (where eligible). To get your copy, send check or purchase order to The Princeton Braillists, 76 Leabrook Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540, and allow four weeks for delivery.

A number of other maps and atlases are also available. For more information, call Nancy Amick at (609) 924-5207, or Ruth Bogia at (215) 357- 7715.

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