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  • Outdoor Encounters: Mother Earth

    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:

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  • 50 Years Later....

    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...

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  • The Magical Windows of Christmas

    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...

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  • Outdoor Encounters

    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...

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  • The 11th Hour, of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month - Veterans Day

    November 7, 2019

    by Michele Riter, Community Relations Assistant  

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  • Outdoor Encounters - Ecological Literacy

    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...

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  • 2019 HOG & Kisses Competition

    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...

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  • There's Nothing Like It

    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...

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  • Delightful Discoveries

    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,...

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  • Outdoor Encounters, June

    By Nathan Bolls on June 14, 2019

    These days a great fury is filling the air waves between plants and many of the animals of our world. Ease yourself across the prairie and within its tree- and shrub-filled gullies and patches....

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