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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Editorial: NOTL comes together to tackle new challenges

Whether we’re sick or not, we’re all feeling the global symptoms of COVID-19.

We’re all cooped up, nobody really knows when this will end, and it’s easy to get worried about just about everything. And rightfully so — we all have different challenges to overcome, on top of trying not to get or spread a deadly virus. Some have lost family, friends and some have been sick themselves.

But while each of our situations is different, there’s one thing almost all have in common: they’re all new.

Everybody has had to adapt to this new world in some fashion, at the same time. And, in many ways, this shared obstacle seems to be bringing out the best in us.

So, let’s all continue to do our part to stay safe, and …

Kudos to Lindt, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, the Outlet Collection at Niagara, the Town of NOTL, and, last but not least, our volunteer firefighters, for coming together to spread some joy in the community by delivering chocolates all over town.

Kudos to the mystery person putting out positivity stones around town. Your smile message is inspiring people to stay positive. And kudos to all of the Chautauqua kids and parents who are taking it to a whole new level by painting their own stones.

Kudos to the committees of the many festivals that have been sadly cancelled. We are sure the decisions have not been easy. In our coverage of town events, we get to see first-hand how much dedication goes into making them special. It’s safe to say NOTL will be here for you when things have cleared up and we’re allowed to gather again.

Kudos to everyone who has donated to the GoFundMe to support The Lake Report. And kudos again to Chef Ryan Crawford for setting it up on our behalf. So far we’ve raised $4,545 of our $30,000 goal. Kudos also to anyone who donates after this, too. Every little bit helps us keep the news coming.

And, last but certainly not least, kudos to our front-line workers. Our nurses, doctors, pharmacists, volunteers, mask-makers, grocery store workers, gas station attendants, farm workers, people working the take-out windows … the list goes on.

While we all do our best to beat this, let’s make sure we remember the great community we’re a part of, and let that help keep our spirits high.

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