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Saturday, March 24, 2007
Special to the Times

HAMILTON — Three women, joined by their love of sign language, are reaching thousands of people each year with their traveling show, Music in Motion. For these women, it is an opportunity to bring to a hearing-audience an appreciation of deaf awareness and respect for sign language in the community.

President and Program Coordinator Mary Applegate, Vice President and Assistant Program Coordinator Tiffani Cooley, and Office Manager Vera Fulwood operate the nonprofit group Sounds of Signs, doing business as Music in Motion out of Applegate’s Hamilton home. Here, for the past seven years, the women and their staff (including Applegate’s daughter) have created, staged and choreographed a series of musical programs that engage the targeted age group (preschool, elementary, adult) and showcase sign language as another vehicle for communication. …”


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