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Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

Posted by on July 31st, 2014 in News / Announcements

Perhaps the title may seem a bit dramatic to some, but for us here at BraunAbility, it is the honest truth. This October, BraunAbility is scheduled to manufacture the last vehicle in the Paratransit line of vehicles. After building the vehicle for 38 years, it is sad to see it go. On Wednesday, July 23, […]

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Third Spirit of Ability Recipient Honored in Toronto

Posted by on July 22nd, 2014 in Customer Stories, News / Announcements

On Friday, July 18, the third Ralph W. Braun Spirit of Ability award winner was recognized at the Toronto Day at the Races Event. Sam Schmidt of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports gave the award to Kristen Cameron, a Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, native. Kristen was a grad student and hockey coach in Pennsylvania, and went out […]

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Colonel, Wing Commander, and BraunAbility Customer

Posted by on July 15th, 2014 in Customer Stories

Two of the three words in the title have an obvious relationship, but the third is just as descriptive in the case of Ernie Coleman. Earnest “Ernie” Coleman is a long-time military man and BraunAbility customer with quite a few stories under his belt. He was recently featured in a blog post by his local […]

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College Tips for Students with a Disability

Posted by on July 7th, 2014 in Customer Stories

As a recent college graduate, I feel like I am finally entitled to give some advice to all of the other students who are either about to start their foray into higher education, or are maybe only a year or two into it. I know I received much in the way of guidance from fellow […]

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Introducing Jim and Barbara Twardowski

Posted by on June 30th, 2014 in News / Announcements

In conjunction with the upcoming release of our new website and blog, we have a special treat for our readers. Summer is synonymous with vacation, road trips, and travel in general. Travel is near and dear to our hearts here at BraunAbility, and we want to celebrate the season of travel alongside our big launch. […]

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The NMEDA 2014 Local Heroes Contest Winners Announced

Posted by on June 24th, 2014 in News / Announcements

NMEDA hosted their annual Local Heroes contest and has recently announced four winners. The competition has been running for the past few months, with thousands of entries being narrowed down to the select few winners. The community voted based on the information submitted by each contestant, and the stories they shared. All contestants were expected […]

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Travel on Our Minds at BraunAbility

Posted by on June 9th, 2014 in News / Announcements

School is out and the thermostat is rising, which can only mean one thing: summer is upon us! It is an exciting time for us here at BraunAbility, as we have some great, new things lined up for the 2014 summer season. Want to know what you can expect to see? Travel is on our […]

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Fencing: A Marriage of Steel and Wheel

Posted by on June 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized

A fencer once described the sport to me as “chess played at 60mph.” Every move, block, feint and even pose is an effort to out think and outmaneuver your opponent. It becomes a veritable dance of wit and blade when performed at the competitive level. It is something truly artful to behold. I only recently […]

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My Day in the Garden

Posted by on May 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Welcome to the rest of your life.” I cannot tell you the amount of times I have heard that sentence over the past week. Over the weekend, I graduated from college with a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree in the fields of Public Relations and Communications Studies. I could go to grad school with those […]

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Wins GP of Indianapolis

Posted by on May 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized

BraunAbility is a proud sponsor of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, a racing team founded by a man who inspires us here at BraunAbility, Sam Schmidt. It’s been a big month for Schmidt and his team with Schmidt being announced to test-drive a hand and foot-free Corvette, but the team has even more to celebrate now. Over […]

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