Here’s a roundup of neighborhood news and notes. We have serious stuff from the schools, city, Metro; fun stuff like home art activities; lists of takeout/delivery; and a personal note.
Schools, City and Metro
- DCPS put out an announcement today about distance learning and other resources.
- Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last night that as of 7 p.m., DC had nine new positive cases, for a total of 31.
- Starting today, Metro is reducing service to support essential travel only.
- DDOT suspends DC Circulator fares.
- We’re doing a Flower Hunt on the Hill starting Friday.
- Fit4Mom is doing a virtual story time tomorrow morning at 10:15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Labyrinth Game Store offered virtual browsing of its store shelves on Twitter. Labyrinth is taking orders for curbside pickup and delivery.
- Plum Patch shares these do-at-home art activities:
Want dinner delivered tonight? Check out these lists:
- Hill Rag: Local Restaurants Offering Pickup, Delivery
- The Hill Is Home: #Social Distancing But You Gotta Eat: Who’s Open?
- The mayor is tweeting local options too.
My little guy was in need of a major morale booster, and yesterday he got one: He received a letter on the doorstep from one of his best buddies. He jumped up and down and cheered! “I love her,” he said while hugging the letter.
Our morning activity today was to draw, compose and deliver a reply. When we arrived at his friend’s address, the kids saw each other through the porch window and laughed and waved at each other for a few minutes. It was so sweet and a little sad at the same time.
In happier times (last month), they met up for the Valentine’s Day Workshop at the Postal Museum, pictured at right.
Hang in there, friends and neighbors. If you have any ideas or thoughts to share, please email me at email@example.com.
More neighborhood news on kids and coronavirus:
- Flower Hunt: New No-Contact Neighborhood Activity
- Shamrock Hunt on the Hill: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
- News Briefs: Labyrinth, Capitol Hill Classic, Bookstores and More
- Fit4Mom Takes the Fun and Fitness Online
- Restaurants Ordered to Close, Takeout/Delivery to Continue
- Staying In and Social Distancing With Kids: Helpful Reads