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 […]
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.
by Marlene Berlin David Luria, the president of the Brandywine Tenants Association, told Forest Hills Connection about a newly organized network of residents who are volunteering to help neighbors with grocery shopping. He told us the organizer of this effort is Ali Webster, who lives at the Brandywine (at 4545 Connecticut Avenue) with her husband […]
Van Ness Main Street and Forest Hills Connection are keeping track of changes in business operations in Forest Hills and Van Ness so that customers have an easier time finding out what’s open and what services are available. And that, we think, makes it easier to support our local businesses. Here is some of what […]
by Barbara Cline Renter Help During the COVID-19 Health Emergency Under emergency Council legislation passed on March 18th: Utility companies (electric, gas, and water) are prohibited from disconnecting services during a public health emergency and for 15 days following the end of the emergency. Housing providers are prohibited from evicting any residential tenant during the […]
We’ve talked about checking in on your elderly neighbors, and about ways to support local businesses. What else have you discovered as we feel our way through this unprecedented crisis? We’ll start: Coronavirus.DC.gov is a comprehensive guide to the DC services that are – and aren’t – available at this time.
In partnership with Van Ness Main Street, we are continually updating this directory of local stores, restaurants and institutions as they update their operational plans. Got news? Please comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also support the businesses directly with a tax-deductible donation to the VNMS Growth Fund. VNMS gave $25,000 in […]
Last week, as area schools and institutions began announcing closings, and the words “social distancing” entered our collective vocabulary, this note popped into our inbox. “I’m right at Fessenden and Broad Branch Terrace,” Michael Bates wrote, “and I have free time in the mornings most days, due to the nature of my job. I was […]
An expanded Van Ness Main Street now works with businesses along the Connecticut Avenue corridor from Van Ness Street north to Nebraska Avenue. And it says, “All the businesses are prepared to work with you.” The Main Street is distributing a “Shop Local/Dine Local Guide” to the small businesses of Van Ness and Forest Hills. […]
Little Red Fox, Sfoglina and other local businesses are taking precautions to protect their staff and their customers. How can we protect them? Some of DC’s biggest restaurateurs predicted in interviews with Washingtonian that the next two months at the very least will be tough, and that some restaurants will not make it. Little Red […]