Week of February 22nd, 2021
"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy"
--Anton Chekhov
John's Usual Excuses & Apologies-

Well, here' hoping for better weather this week! I like snow, but I'm really ready for spring this year-- although as a dog owner, I really do appreciate how easy it is to let my dog in an out without worrying about muddy paws. I think we're all feeling pretty tired of being stuck inside. I know that I've been struggling staying motivated to do things this winter.

CLI will be helping some folks get their 2nd dose this Thursday (you know who you are). Getting this 2nd shot on time is actually pretty important, so if something comes up and you aren't with CLI on Thursday-- either get it done as scheduled on your own OR let us know if we need to help you make other arrangement to make it up within the acceptable window.

Thanks to Tabitha & Julie for taking the initiative to put together the videos showcasing the efforts of 2 groups of our "Vibrant Volunteers." Using Ohio's new STEPs funding, CLI assigned staff to support these individuals in their volunteer work with OHgo and the Good Works Cafe.
Do you want to help others in your community? There are lots of other opportunities to give back other than food. Just let us know what your passion is!

This is the last week to submit your videos for Ohio's CommUNITY Project (more information in the box below the CLI videos & STEPs brochures).

Remember CLI is offering a $75 Target gift card for each video. CLI staff are here to help you pull it together.

The Ohio Association of County Boards of DD is sponsoring a commUNITY film fest. The deadline for submissions is March 12. The link above will take you to their home page where you can find full contest details. Edited videos need to be between 2-5 minutes long. CLI is looking to support CLI clients who want to submit a video. If you have someone at home who will help you edit your video, we'll even make it worth your crew's while by giving you a $75 Target gift card that you can use to compensate them for their help.
"Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway"

-- Elsa (Frozen)
This video was made by our friends at Riverview Industries in Oak Harbor and Assured Health in Toledo. It's an infomercial about the COVID vaccine, but it's also a good example of people having fun making one-- and it's useful!
"Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance"
~ Yoko Ono
Just another action shot of Mark prepping carrots for another Good Works Cafe lunch
We wrote about Artist' Open Studio last week-- here are Shea & Deanna working on their latest ceramics pieces.
AOS's studio is located at 32 East Main Street in Norwalk.

Their website is:

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness"

— John Steinbeck
Would you like to join CLI for some fun virtual activities?
It's a bunch of loud fun!
"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories"
-- Anne Bradstreet
Firelands Local LLC Update:
James Johnson
Have a good week.

Please stay warm. Wash your hands. Also remember to dry them very well in this cold weather.
"I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler"

The FREE Good Works Cafe will be back next week to run every Friday at 11:30 am until they run out of food.

If you or a friend want a delicious meal but cannot get transportation, we can deliver to you for a $20 donation!

*Donations are accepted & 100% go to future Fridays.*
“Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.”

― Ellen DeGeneres
DODD has some decent online content these days.

Click the video on the left to see a clip of Director Davis talking about DODD's vaccination plan.

You can find more videos by clicking on either the youtube or the DODD website buttons below.