Rescheduled Due to Rain Forecast to Sunday, June 14, 2015 Essex Street Classic Car Show to Benefit ILCNSCA

The North Shore Old Car Club and The Village Tavern present

Essex Street Classic Car Show

on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall
Downtown Salem, MA
Rescheduled to Sunday, June 14, 2015 due to Rain Forecast


to benefit The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann
Helping people with disabilities lead independent lives. (


Live Oldies Band, D.J. and Award Ceremony
by the ‘Olde Village Fountain’


$10.00 entrance fee for cars 25 years or older
Pre-registration required – email Noreen at,
call 978-587-3297 or visit



Assistive Technology Workshop in Salem on June 3rd

The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. invites you to a workshop:


Assistive Technology
Beverly Cooperative Bank
73 Lafayette St. Salem, MA
June 3, 2015
2:00-4:00 PM


Are you a person with a disability who might live more independently
with the right devices available to you?


Do you know someone who might benefit from a powered mobility
device, communication augments, environmental controls or


To learn more about AT (Assistive Technology) and
about funding options for AT, consider attending this
workshop. Speakers will be Leo Tonevski, Director of the
Assistive Technology Loan Program at Easter Seals of
Massachusetts; Cathy Bly, Assistive Technology Regional Center
Coordinator/Vision specialist with Easter Seals Massachusetts; and
Randi Sargent, REquipment Program Manager with Massachusetts
Rehabilitation Commission.


RSVP by May 29, 2015 to Brandon Pulido at 978-741-0077 x. 220 (V), 978-745-1735 (TTY) or via email to: with “AT June Workshop” in the subject line.
With the right supports, services, tools, and network all of us can live
as independently and fully as we choose!


Please request communication accommodation at least two weeks in advance. ILCNSCA is scent-free to accommodate persons with chemical sensitivities. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing. At public events photographs and/or video may be taken for ILCNSCA publication. We will respect all requests to not be photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or arrival.

Cape Ann License Plate


After an extensive design submission and voting process, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the winning design for the Cape Ann License plate. The winning design was chosen after nearly 2,000 votes were received from the Cape Ann community through online and ballot voting. The design was created by local Rockport artist, Annalei Babson, from Coveside Designs.

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Take the 2015 FEMA Wireless Emergency Alert Survey

Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20472


Dear Colleagues,
Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy is conducting an important survey on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) designed to gauge the accessibility and usefulness of the messages. The number one goal of this survey is to “ensure the same timely and effective access to alerts and warnings for people with disabilities.” Please take a moment to participate in this survey and use your input to improve accessibility during emergencies. For full details and instructions on the survey, review the official announcement below.

Take the 2015 Wireless Emergency Alert Survey!

Wireless Emergency Alerts can be received on cell phones across the country. These alerts are automatic, provide AMBER alerts, and weather emergency notifications. Unlike text alerts you may receive from your city, county, or institution, you do not have to sign-up to receive WEA messages.

Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy is interested in your level of awareness of WEA messages. This survey will also help us understand how accessible and useful you think they are. Your responses will be used to craft recommendations for improving the system that sends WEA messages and the mobile/cell phones that receive WEA messages.

This research is being funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate. The Research team’s goals are to (1) ensure the same timely and effective access to alerts and warnings for people with disabilities and (2) improve understanding of public response to mobile alerts and warnings. The survey is open to both people with and without disabilities. We encourage you take the survey yourself and share it with friends, family and colleagues so they too can provide their responses.

Start the Wireless Emergency Alert Survey!

As an incentive for taking our 2015 WEA survey you will have a chance to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you wish to take the survey over the phone, please email Salimah LaForce or call her at 404-894-8297.

Rock On Night of Entertainment on May 15th in Lynn

Northeast Recovery Learning Community in affiliation with The Independent Living Center of the North Shore & Cape Ann, Inc. Proudly Present


“Rock On”


Live entertainment by


Join us for a fun filled evening of dancing, laughter,
Classic Rock music and Dinner Buffet


WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2015
TIME: 4:00 – 7:00PM
WHERE: Operation Bootstrap
20 Wheeler St., Ste 203
Lynn, MA 01902


Please register by Wednesday, May 13th by calling Christine Rancourt at The
Northeast Recovery Learning Community:
(978) 687-4288 x131 or


The Northeast Independent Living Program is a scent-free environment. Please do not wear scented products or clothing.