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Willow Brook residents share holiday memories

Brynn McGrail and Andrew Bourget December 24, 2020
As COVID-19 evolves and impacts everyone’s lives, residents in nursing homes and senior living have been hit hard from the beginning. Consequently, places like the Willow Brook Christian Villages have been placed in isolation. Brynn is a server in the Courtyard Restaurant and knows the joy that fills the residents when they share their stories and memories. She and Andrew understand the importance of being able to share these stories and wanted to create a project where residents can feel listened to and connected with their memories of cherished holidays that look different from the ones they will be experiencing this year.
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Top Christmas songs to listen to

Top Christmas songs to listen to

Marissa Dulay, Staff Writer December 18, 2020
It seems like everyone has their list of favorite Christmas tunes, and the Talisman is no exception. Check out some of our favorites.
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Greeters at Kohl's are required to count everyone who walks in and out of the store. This year, stores are operating at reduced capacity, some as low as 20 percent.

Retailers face unique Black Friday challenges due to Covid

Nicholis Emmons, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

In addition to taking away sports seasons, vacations, and summer, Covid-19 made sure to leave its mark on Black Friday this year. U.S. retailers made significant changes to take precautions for the virus,...

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A brief history of Christmas cookies

A brief history of Christmas cookies

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2020
If there is one thing that everyone has in common whether they celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or any other beloved holiday, it's their love of holiday cookies!
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Ways to stay safe and socially distance this holiday season

Kristen Smith, Staff Writer December 10, 2020
While the holiday season looks different this year, here are some ideas to get into the holiday spirit while being safe!
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