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Citrus County Fire Rescue probationary firefighter Adam Blake rescues a family pet from a house fire Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. The dog was cared for by Citrus County Animal Control and CCFR who provided oxygen and other life support to resuscitate the animal.

A global pandemic, national racial unrest and political turmoil have marked 2020 as a year most will never forget.

In many ways, everyday life has changed. The way we study, worship, work and play have been altered, if only temporarily.

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St. Timothy Lutheran Church member Patti Cyr bows her head and folds her hands in prayer with Pastor Joanie Holden Sunday morning outside of the church in Crystal River. The church offered a drive-through communion for their parishioners as well as any others in the community who felt compelled to take part in the service. Cyr said that she and her husband were married in the church in 1985 and said she feels communion is deeply important to her beliefs. "We all have to keep our faith, and that's what we do," she said. The drive-thru communion concept is one way this church, and other around the nation, are practicing distance worshiping during the global pandemic.

As it has for more than 125 years, the Chronicle has continued to supply readers with words and images that tell the story of life along the Nature Coast.

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Today, some of those photos will be reprinted. Many show how life has transformed into a "new normal." 

For more photos, see Page A3 of today's edition and visit tinyurl.com/y83qgmj6.

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Dorothy Kenney gets into the parade spirit Friday morning, May 7, as she and others gather outside of Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center to watch a Mother's Day parade pass by. Dozens of cars with family and well wishers passed by residents who bundled up on a chilly morning to see loved ones.

Contact Chronicle Photo Editor Matthew Beck at 352-564-2919 or mbeck@chronicleonline.com.