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CCF Bulletin 3:3
by Olgy Gary, Volume 3, Issue 3
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Come visit and post to the CCF message board! One of the forums, hosted by children's author Hazel Krantz, is for adoptive parents. We've received wonderful book reviews sent by CCF Reporters and would love to get many more! Let kids, parents, teachers and librarians know about this opportunity for children of all ages to post their reviews online. We've posted Scholarships available to Hispanic students, news on the upcoming RMC-SCBWI Summer Retreat and new ways of looking and understanding Weight Loss & Our Body's BiochemistryHere's the CCF Bulletin with news and information recently posted to the CCF site:


  • News:
    • RMC-SCBWI Summer Retreat - If you're anywhere near Colorado on July 16-18, and would like to grow as a writer, then this is the place for you! The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is hosting its summer retreat with award-winning author Lesléa Newman.
    • Second Hand Smoke Can Be Deadly - Medfast, an educational health series from National Jewish Medical and Research Center, has good information on second hand or passive smoke. If anyone tells you second hand smoke is not dangerous tell him or her to email my mom, Dr. Aleu.
    • Adoption Doings - Thinking of adopting? Have you already adopted and have questions about your little "angels?" Well, if you live in or near Larimer County, Colorado Hazel Krantz has great news for you! Visit the adoption doings message board on the CCF site where you can join already going discussions on adoption or start one of your own. 
    • CCF on eBay - Besides the online CCF Store, CCF is also to be found on eBay. We've listed some exquisitely beautiful items there. Come check them out! CCF is also found at, and If you access through the links at the CCF site then a portion of your purchase price does come back to CCF.
  • CCF Reporters: We're thrilled with the book reports recently submitted by children of all ages. Check these titles out at your local library! If you'd like to purchase one we've linked to where titles are usually offered at a good discount.  We're looking for more CCF Reporters! - We're looking for boys and girls, 1st thru 12th grade, to post book reviews to the CCF site. Pass this URL along to librarians, teachers, parents and kids that would be interested in it.
  • Parenting:
  • Education:

    • Hispanic Scholarship Information - With costs of higher education going nowhere but up every little bit of financial aid helps. We'd like to compile lists of scholarships kids and their parents might want to apply to. Here is a list of scholarship programs specifically geared to students of hispanic heritage. Write and tell us of others you know about!

  • Futures:
    • Cyber Rabbi to Speak on Third Exodus - On Tuesday, July 20th, 2004, at 7 pm, Rabbi Dr. Moshe Dror from southern Israel will be speaking to the Pikes Peak Chapter of the World Future Society on, "The Third Exodus: A Cyber Rabbi's Vision." Donations will taken for the speaker's travel expenses but the meeting is free and open to the public.
  • Weight Loss Info:

Make the CCF site your own! Keep sending us your favorite links, news items, book reviews and questions we can design polls for. It's great to hear from our visitors and post their input to the CCF site. Also, let us know if you notice links that are not working. Let's keep the CCF site free of link rot!  :-)

All for now,

Olgy Gary, M.A., CCF's General Manager
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