The Amazing Race Season 35 Cast Includes Deaf Dad, Vet Brothers — What New and Returning Twists Are Afoot?

The Amazing Race Season 35 Cast Includes Deaf Dad, Vet Brothers — What New and Returning Twists Are Afoot?  Courtesy of Yahoo Entertainment

The Amazing Race is going Hollywood and for the first time ever, 13 teams will start the journey of a lifetime at Los Angeles’ very famous white-lettered sign.

Season 35 is set to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9:30/8:30c with its first 90-minute entry of the season. (Every episode will, in fact, be super-sized.) The new cast (see photos below) includes a Deaf dad and his son (Rob and Corey), a pair of college besties (Malaina and Andrea), two young veterans (Liam and Yeremi) and more. The show’s new globetrotters will endure a 23,800-mile adventure around the world and visit a new country, Slovenia, known for its beautiful landscape and dramatic scenery. There, teams will fly in a gravity defying glider, 2,000 feet over Lake Bled, cross-country ski indoors and climb 1,110 steps to the top of Planica’s tallest ski jump.

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A Local Theater Casts Actors Who are Deaf, Teaches Full Cast Sign Language for a Production of Hunchback of Notre Dame

The entire play uses ASL along with spoken English to make the show accessible to everyone. More info:



94-year-old woman among Kentucky School for the Deaf’s 2023 graduating class

KSD 2023 graduates with 94 year old graduate, Beulah Hester, only one not in graduation gown.  Photo by Joe Ragusa.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — 94-year-old Beulah Hester was awarded an honorary diploma during Kentucky School for the Deaf’s graduation ceremony Friday.

Hester attended KSD from 1937 to 1948, but left her senior year to start a family. She was then employed by the school as a dorm houseparent for 30 years until she retired in 1990.

She was one of four students to walk the stage this year as the campus celebrates its 200th anniversary.

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Clarifying Leadership Changes at DSD: Insights from the Recent DSEA-CSD Meeting

May 9th, 2023 – Saw a constructive meeting between Dan Shelton, Becky Ryan, and representatives from the DSEA, discussing matters on behalf of the Delaware Statewide Programs.

Main points and Takeaways

      • The leadership structure change will still proceed as planned, with the underlying motivations now clarified and understood.
      • There was an admittance that some past situations could have handled differently, which was viewed as a positive step.
      • There is an acknowledgment of the need for improved collaboration and working together to figure out what’s best for the organization, the community, and outside groups.
      • The focus right now is on finding a new Director and the next step is the interview process.

While there are inevitable uncertainties that come with change, the latest meeting between the DSEA and CSD leadership has shed light on the motivations and proposed direction for the future. It’s reassuring to see that both parties are dedicated to the continuous improvement and success of the Delaware Statewide Programs. The evolving situation calls for active engagement from all stakeholders to ensure that the best interests of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind children in the State are upheld. As the Delaware Association for the Deaf, we will continue to monitor the situation closely, advocating for transparency and providing updates to keep the community informed. We encourage constructive dialogue and invite you to reach out with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Together, we can navigate these changes and strive for a stronger and more inclusive future.