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News & Notes2020-05-22T12:43:29-04:00

Stories and Photos of Our Lives Together

This page brings it all together: stories, photos, events, and other news of note. It’s essentially a community  “blog”, designed to evolve and expand to be interesting and helpful. Now our shared focus is on COVID-19, and especially the silver linings sparkling through during these challenging times.

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Mental and Behavioral Health Resources

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Mental and Behavioral Health Help Centers A selection of help and crisis lines. Please call 911 in case of emergency. Stress and coping during COVID-19: National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Depression: Connec [...]

The Jenks Fund: Helping in New Ways

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The Jenks Fund: Helping in New Ways A note from Patty Jenks, Director of CCL I'd like to encourage us all to consider creative ways not only to distance us from each other (for all the right reasons), but also to distract us from [...]

CCL Weekly Update – 9/11/2020

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CCL Weekly Update – 9/11/2020 Let the Sunshine In … and Out As I sat down to write, it was a still-gray morning, 9-11 and suicide awareness month were heavy on my heart, there was a rocky cliff in my view, and I was thinking abo [...]

CCL Weekly Update – 9/4/2020

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CCL Weekly Update – 9/4/2020 What a beautiful weekend in front of us, friends! It looks as if Mother Nature will be beckoning us to enjoy this end-of-summer weekend with some special time in the sun and the breeze and the cool, [...]

CCL Weekly Update – 8/27/2020

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CCL Weekly Update – 8/27/2020 Ascending into my next trip around the sun ... I’m reminded of the year past and the astonishing challenges that surprised us all. With the challenges came big changes which continue to drive our da [...]

CCL Weekly Update – 8/22/2020

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CCL Weekly Update – 8/22/2020 Habits of the heart to help us set our course together It just struck me how democracy is so full of contradictions. We work to define our shared values and dreams as states and as a nation, through [...]

CCL Weekly Update – 8/14/2020

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CCL Weekly Update – 8/14/2020 August days are a favorite ...  The early foggy (comparative) coolness that morphs into classic heat and summer fun … I remember the August of my 16th birthday when a special friend left me a huge b [...]

CCL Weekly Update – 8/6/2020

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CCL Weekly Update – 8/6/2020 One Word  Recently I received a message from our friend Sarah Shipton, with a timely share for sure.  The one word of the moment is “dugnad” (pronounced doog-nahd). It’s a lovely concept that’s untra [...]

CCL Weekly Update – 7/31/2020

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CCL Weekly Update – 7/31/2020 Keep on Keeping on by Michael Sage We’ve all had times, when the going gets tough The smooth ride suddenly feels bumpy and rough. The good times are gone, it’s all rather gruff... You let out a sigh [...]

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