Jim Bond uses email to communicate with his children and grandchildren in Colorado. "I can send pictures of what's going on around the house," Bond said.
He was getting a little help from Center for Technology Essex student Scott Edwards. "I'm trying to put a little finesse into my computer knowledge," Bond said.
Bond and Scott were working together as part of CTE's 18th annual Free Service Days, which offers local seniors help with tasks that make their lives a little easier, like learning about the Internet, computers, Ipods and their cell phones.
Down the hall in Matt Cronin's computer animation and web design class, students were helping their visitors bring cherished old photos back to life by restoring the images. "Trying not to mess around with any of the actual forms but rather covering up any blemishes or fingerprints, said 11th grader Vlad Suvorov, as he retouched Pat Goyne's Halloween photo. "So that's actually bringing out the color when it does that," Goyne said.
At day one of Free Service Day THursday, seventy local seniors showed up to get help and learn new things. But the learning goes both ways. "I actually learned that if you don't save your drafts, it just automatically disappears and you cannot get them back," said Scott Edwards, an 11th grader.
Free Service Day also offered cosmetology and other services, as well as lunch for their senior guests. Part of the Computer Systems Technology class is devoted to the history of the computer and how they work. Their teacher, says students need to appreciate the past in order to understand where we are today.
Friday, April 18 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:04:40 GMT
A Putney man was taken to the hospital after police say he was run over in a driveway. It happened this afternoon on Kimball Hill Road. Investigators say 63-year-old Eric Ladd was walking slipped and hitMore >>
A Putney man was taken to the hospital after police say he was run over in a driveway. It happened this afternoon on Kimball Hill Road.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:00:59 GMT
Police are searching for clues after a homemade bottle bomb was found at a park in Keene New Hampshire. On Wednesday workers were doing spring clean-up at Wheelock park when they found a 55-gallon drumMore >>
Police are searching for clues after a homemade bottle bomb was found at a park in Keene New Hampshire.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:58:40 GMT
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Burlington Police confirm that a 24-year-old Winooski man was killed in a motorcycle crash that shutdown the beltline.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:08:04 GMT
Police say two people found dead at a home in Stowe are believed to have died in a murder-suicide. Police are still not releasing their names or the cause of death, but they say the victims are adults. StoweMore >>
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Thursday, April 17 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:58:26 GMT
A man charged with shooting his neighbor and two Vermont State Police officers was in court Thursday in Middlebury. Timothy Foley did appear in court Thursday in Middlebury. He wasn't there last time,More >>
A man charged with shooting his neighbor and two Vermont State Police officers was in court Thursday in Middlebury.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:26:34 GMT
A 79-year-old woman accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist in Vermont last year has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of careless or negligent operation and has received a suspended sentence of six to...More >>
A 79-year-old woman accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist in Vermont last year has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of careless or negligent operation and has received a suspended sentence of six to 12 months.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:05:16 GMT
A teenager has been arrested for making a bomb threat in St. Albans. Police say the threat was made to Project SOAR, an alternative school, Wednesday morning. The building was searched and no bomb wasMore >>
Police say a teenager has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat to an alternative school in St. Albans.More >>