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Written By Sarah Duggan on March 16, 2020

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Meadowlark, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Manhattan, is preparing for possible cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus). While eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified as presumptively positive in Kansas, no cases have been suspected in Manhattan community and adjacent areas. Much about the virus is still unknown, but it is known that the population Meadowlark serves – older adults with underlying medical conditions – are at the highest risk for the most serious forms of infection associated with this new disease.

Written By Nathan Bolls on February 17, 2020

Mother Earth by Nathan Bolls

I recently received from a friend and was intrigued by “12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing” by syndicated columnist, Anne Lamott. A sample follows:

Written By Monte Spiller on February 17, 2020

Poem by Monte Spiller , Resident Services Leader

It was a beautiful Sunday evening, in the Miami heat

The Chiefs were losing, many expecting defeat

Ten minutes left and ten points down

There was no way, they could turn this around

 

Momentum had sided, with the team from the bay

on December 16, 2019

By Nancy Julien Kopp

At least once during the Christmas seasons of my 1940s childhood, my mother and I rode the elevated train from suburban Oak Park to downtown Chicago, exiting at the Marshall Field’s station. Pigeons strutted on the wooden platform and railings, flapping soft gray wings now and then, drawing my attention, but Mother pulled me toward a long flight of steps to the street, leaving the pigeons far above us.

Written By Nathan Bolls on November 7, 2019

The loud, thumping trill from the woods booms against our ears. I’m reminded of James Thurber’s “things that go bump in the night.” What Phantom of the Forest with such auditory might lurks therein and calls from the night? Or... “what rough beast...slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?” (W.B. Yeats poem “The Second Coming”) Numerous societies across our world speak of a mysterious local monster, but the existence of none, as of yet, has been proven. We hear most often of the Himalayan Yeti, the north American Sasquatch (Bigfoot), or of Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster.  

on November 7, 2019

by Michele Riter, Community Relations Assistant

 

Written By Nathan Bolls on October 17, 2019

A big topic during our recent “National Climate Week,” was that of “ecological literacy.” The current ecological crisis suggests the necessity for a steep ecological learning curve for all of our world societies, but especially for those of the “industrial belt” that circles the globe north of the equator. This area uses natural resources and produces trash and pollutants at levels that are disproportionate to its percentage of the world’s population.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 17, 2019

Voted “best of the best” by Manhattan Mercury readers, five category winners of our local newspaper’s annual Readers’ Choice awards are competing this fall to claim yet another title: 2019 Hog Kisser! These professionals own or work for local businesses that have reputations for quality and service, and Meadowlark Foundation is fortunate to have convinced them to put their talents to use for the future of Meadowlark residents.

on October 17, 2019

Written by Michele Riter, Community Relations Assistant 

 

“When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang.”

   I believe this quote from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets describes the season of fall perfectly, especially in Kansas.

   Some trees stay green, show yellow and brown hues, or drop their leaves without any chance to become a new color. First, a pigment of chlorophyll—shades of green, fades to carotenoid—yellow, orange and brown. The luckiest of trees have leaves that hang like red rubies against the blue, autumn sky.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on June 20, 2019

Delightful Discoveries

Gift Prints added to Meadowlark collection

   Meadowlark’s collection of Friends of Art gift prints grew recently thanks, in part, to some detective work by Alyn West, gallerist at Manhattan’s Strecker Nelson West Gallery. Prior to last week, the collection, which hangs in the Stamey Gallery in the hallway between the KSU Classroom and Verna Belle’s Cafe , needed five prints to be complete. Now, only two prints remain to be discovered.

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