San Juan Silver Stage | November 2020 | Volume 24, No. 11
Premier Lifestyles Publication Since 1996
Premier Lifestyles Publication Since 1996
Everything turkey you never needed to know
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Students and teachers
The New Education Model
When you see this icon, click on it or on the STORY LINK next to it for a downloadable, printable version of the story. Many of our readers like to read a printed page. Since we are no longer producing a print issue of the Silver Stage, we’ve found a way for you to still have, hold, and read a paper page.
Thanksgiving will certainly look different this year. Because of Covid, most community meals and programs are cancelled and many families fear the virus and won’t be doing a traditional Turkey Day. So, why not start some new traditions and find new creative ways to celebrate this year? Click here for some suggestions
As traditions go, this one has more than one story about how, where, and when it got started. Wherever it began, the first celebration was likely a century before the Mayflower dropped anchor off the east coast and probably took place in Florida or Texas! [Learn more.]
All you never needed to know about turkeys… and more.
What’s the farthest distance anyone has traveled to eat turkey?
Are turkeys from Turkey?
How big DO those birds get?
Children Coping With Corona
By Solina Adelson-Journey
Written by a school principal and young mother, and told through the eyes of a second-grader experiencing changes caused by the coronavirus. When the City Went Quiet is the story about a child’s emotional experience with COVID-19 and the lessons she learned about supporting her community beyond herself. Beautifully illustrated with coping suggestions at the end. From San Juan Publishing.
A must-read for teachers, parents, families, children—all of us who are struggling with how to deal with changes caused by the Corona Virus.
[Visit author’s website. Buy the book.]
Hybrid Learning Systems
Written by Kathryn R. Burke.
Because of Covid, traditional in-person (or classroom) learning has, by necessity, had to adopt a variety of teaching methods and tools to ensure that education continues uninterrupted. This includes virtual (remote or online) learning, in-person learning, where students may be divided into cohorts (or groups), and various hybrid (blended) systems (alternating between virtual and in-class learning. For teachers, lesson planning becomes a challenge. For students, the new systems is complicated, but easily absorbable. For parents? Especially if they will have to homeschool? Complicated at the very least. The first step is to master the vocabulary. Next is learning how to implement it. [Read more]
Accepting and mastering change
Written by Kathryn R. Burke. The learning experience for all of us—student or writer, those disseminating information or those absorbing it—has irrevocably changed. Better? Not sure. Quicker? Definitely. Confusing? Absolutely.
Find out how students, educators, and families are learning to deal with the new true in education. [Story]
How Elevate Internet serves local school districts
Written by Kathryn R. Burke. To be truly effective, today’s new education model depends on cohesive connectivity within a school system (Wide Area Network) and within each campus that is a part of it (Local Area Network). Learn how this works in Montrose and Delta County Schools.
Written by Cindy Trujillo, Rocky Mountain Time Bank. Time banking is a mode of exchange that lets people swap time and skill instead of money. When you join a Time Bank, you agree to take part in a system that involves earning and spending time credits. [Read more to learn how it works.]
What is Fueling the Current Hot Sellers Market . . . and Why Buyers are Still Buying?
Written by Ninah Hunter. Real Estate Editor. The Pandemic, technology, low interest rates, and a housing inventory shortage all contribute to a hot sellers’ market on Colorado’s Western Slope. Buyers need to be prepared to qualify and buy quickly. [Learn more.]
Photographed by Patty Masker, Ridgway, Colo. For this photo essay of SW Colorado’s spectacular autumn colors, Patty and her husband hiked, biked (motorcycle), and drove from Ridgway, over the Dallas Divide, to Placerville and Telluride. Another scenic venture took them east of Ridgway, to Blue Mesa Lakes and Gunnison. Patty is a 5th generation native of Ouray County and raised a rancher’s daughter. Her love of the country and it’s wild beauty is beautifully conveyed in her photographs. [View images.]
The San Juan Silver Stage has always been known as your go-to source for what’s happening around our region. Today, we may not be able to physically travel to all the events, but we can attend live-streamed. Galleries and theaters may be closed, but we can visit via Social Media Posts. It’s a whole new world of A&E, and were proud to be able to share all the information you need from just one source—us! To view and connect with current events, visit our November Arts & Entertainment Page.
By Kelly Goodin. ” Tri-County Pet Pantry. Low-cost Health & Welness Services. Animal Rescue. Our mission is Connecting Pets, People & Community While Saving Lives. [Read more]
A positive sign of the changing times is the trend pets joining us in the workplace due to the many benefits this opportunity offers. Benefits to both you and your pet: [read story here].
By Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services Program Director. Human beings are social creatures; our human connections help us survive and thrive. COVID-19 and the social distancing that has been put in place to protect us have had a huge unintended consequence, hitting the elderly especially hard. Learn how you can help.
By Sandy Walker, Lead LTC Ombudsman – Region 10. Connection Matters now more than ever. The months of restrictions on visitation in long-term care and the inability of residents, families and friends to be together during the pandemic has emphasized the importance of connection, of relationships, and the impact they have on our well-being. [Read story]
By Judy Dietrich and Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services. It’s time for Medicare open enrollment which is October 15th thru December 7th. Now is the time to review your Part D Medicare Prescription plan and Medicare Advantage Plans. Unless you are new to Medicare: this is the only time you can make changes, enroll or switch plans to become effective January 1, 2021. The S.H.I.P. (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) volunteers at Region 10 are available to assist you reviewing your choices. [Read more]