by Mary Beth Ray “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Shunryū Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (2011) Even in beautiful Forest Hills, working from home can feel like a solitary occupation. But it has never felt so confining as during this coronavirus quarantine. As a […]
News and information on COVID-19
Forest Hills Connection's coverage of COVID-19 is by no means comprehensive. You will find the most up-to-date information on the District's response at coronavirus.dc.gov.
Van Ness Main Street has a helpful page with links to local businesses that are open and ready to accommodate customers in any way possible. It also made a a business contact list that you can download and print.
Have you seen it? Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, this appeared on the south-facing wall of the Hastings Condominiums at 4444 Connecticut Avenue. Who is behind this “thank you” to essential workers? Last month, FHC editor Marlene Berlin called Van Ness Main Street Executive Director Gloria Garcia with an idea: a light projection that expresses […]
by Marlene Berlin On May 4th, the District released data on Covid-19 cases in long-term care facilities. Forest Hills of DC had two cases – one resident and one staff member. One Ingleside resident had been diagnosed. And at Knollwood in Chevy Chase, there had been 40 cases split between residents and staff. Six residents […]
In much of the neighborhood, it’s not terribly difficult to maintain a six-foot physical distance from our fellow pedestrians, or kids on bikes and scooters. The solution can be as simple as stepping into the street. However, even with the drop in vehicle traffic, that solution is less appealing on Connecticut Avenue, for example. Or […]
Chris Geldart, the incident command lead for the District’s Covid-19 response, spent much of ANC 3F’s April 21st meeting answering questions and responding to concerns about safety and the lack of transparency surrounding the Days Inn and the other hotels the District is using for Covid-19 quarantines. We still had a lot of questions, as […]
April saw the return of Little Red Fox and Laliguras. The month of May begins with Acacia Food and Wine’s reopening. Acacia is accepting takeout and delivery orders from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday from a special menu featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches and entrees including salmon and fajita bowl salad. There’s a $20 […]
As we and NBC4 reported this week, the Days Inn at 4400 Connecticut Avenue is one of five hotels operating as Covid-19 quarantine sites in the District. At the ANC 3F virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 21st, a representative of the hotel’s management company said it has been a quarantine site since April 10th. Also […]
Before adding new comments to this article, please read our update on the Days Inn quarantine site. A couple of readers kept spotting ambulances outside the entrance to the Days Inn at 4400 Connecticut Avenue. They emailed us to ask what was going on. One of the places we checked was with the Days Inn’s […]
by Will Fowler Muchas Gracias launches Contactless pop-up Muchas Gracias (5209 Connecticut Avenue) opened – officially – Tuesday, April 14th. The mercadito take-out offers grocery items, prepared foods, and a daily menu “inspired by the flavors of Latin America.” Executive Chef Christian Irabién (an Oyamel alum) said the pop-up was launched in response to the […]
If you had an order pending at Calvert Woodley, today and tomorrow are the days to pick it up. The store is closing at 5 p.m. on Saturday until at least April 20th. Why? “[I]t’s really as simple as feeling like it’s the right thing to do for the safety and well-being of everyone at […]