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GIS Spotlight on Restoring Miss Lassie's House

Miss Lassie's house

This week on GIS Spotlight we take a closer look at a cultural landmark's restoration, and we continue our focus on autism. Then we offer our first instalment of a behind-the-scenes series on local farmers, fishermen and craftsmen.

Join us as we meet Cuban art conservator Professor Elisa Serrano, now on-island to help restore Miss Lassie's house. She will spend two weeks working with the Cayman National Cultural Foundation to preserve this South Sound structure, and will advise on the restoration of its windows, doors and walls, as well as evaluate Miss Lassie's painting collection.

Find out what is being done to save the many murals and what you can do to help make this preservation project a success.

Then we're off to one of the Cayman Islands Autism Spectrum Foundation's first meetings.

One in every 150 children worldwide is autistic and some are living right here in the Cayman Islands. Hear how this new foundation plans to raise awareness, support parents and give autistic children access to special needs professionals.

We also tell you more about the disorder, how your child can be diagnosed, and when and where the foundation's meetings are to be held.

Finally, don't miss the premiere of Market at the Grounds: Behind the Scenes. We'll visit Frank Sound to hear how goat farmer Carl Brown has managed to expand his hobby into a business.

This series aims to promote Cayman's farmers, fishermen, and craftsmen and the goods they sell every Saturday at the Market at the Grounds (located in the Agricultural Pavilion in Lower Valley).

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you.

The weekly programme airs on Mondays at 6:30pm on Cayman27, and again on Thursdays at 7:30pm on Island24. Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing heather.hopson@gov.ky .

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver